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A Syrian pre-Baath flag flies over the Bab al-Salam refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border on Jan. 1, 2013.

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A Syrian pre-Baath flag flies over the Bab al-Salam refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border on Jan. 1, 2013.

Obama Announces $155 Million in Syria Aid

The U.S. will provide $155 million in additional aid to the Syrian people, President Barack Obama announced in a video today. American aid, which now totals $365 million over two years, helps provide food, clean water, medical treatment and winter...

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A campaign sign for Republican candidate for Senate Ted Cruz is reflected in the sunglasses of campaign intern Lorenzo Garcia in Houston.

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A campaign sign for Republican candidate for Senate Ted Cruz is reflected in the sunglasses of campaign intern Lorenzo Garcia in Houston.

Cruz Control on Immigration: Driving a Line Between Texas and Tea Party

Before anyone gets carried away with the Kumbaya dance of Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer promoting a comprehensive and “permanent” fix for the nation’s immigration problems, take note of what’s coming from the new senator from Texas. “I have...

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A shopper organizes his cash at a Best Buy Co. store in Peoria.

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A shopper organizes his cash at a Best Buy Co. store in Peoria.

Economic Confidence: Gallup Survey Against Grain of Consumer Indices

There are indicators, and there are indicators. One of the leading indicators of consumer confidence, the Conference Board, reported today that confidence reached its lowest level in more than a year in January as renewed payroll taxes took a bigger...

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.1 Million

That’s how many undocumented immigrants lived in the U.S. in March 2011, according to an estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center. That’s down from a peak of about 12 million in 2007, according to the center’s estimates. A bipartisan group...

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A supporter waiting to enter a campaign event for Senator Hillary Clinton at Baruch College in New York in this file photo.

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A supporter waiting to enter a campaign event for Senator Hillary Clinton at Baruch College in New York in this file photo.

Hillary Supporters Waste No Time Gearing Up for 2016

Departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has yet to announce her future political plans — if any — but already two super-political action committees have formed to promote her as the Democratic Party’s logical choice for president in 2016. Both the...

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Protesters walk towards the Arizona capitol in Phoenix after Gov. Brewer announce that "deferred action"  recipients won't be able to get Arizona drivers licenses.

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Protesters walk towards the Arizona capitol in Phoenix after Gov. Brewer announce that "deferred action" recipients won't be able to get Arizona drivers licenses.

‘Latinos Have a Check to Cash in 2013′ — Arizona Immigration Activist

In Arizona, which has been at the forefront of the national immigration debate since the state enacted its toughest-in-the-nation immigration policy in 2010, Latino activists, politicians, immigrants and their families gathered in front of the state Capitol in Phoenix to...

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Obama’s ‘Cashier’s Window’

President Barack Obama, who pledged as a presidential candidate in 2008 to strengthen the Federal Election Commission and nominate members “committed to enforcing our nation’s election laws’, is now creating “an unprecedented vehicle for potential influence-buying, influence-selling and government scandals...

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sarah Palin: Looking Like $1.2 Million

Sarah Palin may be off Fox News, but she has a million bucks in the bank. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee finished 2012 with $1.2 million in the bank, newly released Federal Election Commission reports show. Palin’s...

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