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Twitter's brand marks.

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Twitter's brand marks.

Twitter ‘Surveillance Self-Defense’ Kit

Uncle Sam wants your Tweets — or at least somebody’s Tweets. Twitter, the social networking phenomenon and upstart news channel, wasn’t among the Internet companies named in that round of revelations about U.S. surveillance of email traffic earlier this year....

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Former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin takes a sip from a Big Gulp as she addresses a packed ballroom at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center during CPAC 2013.

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Former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin takes a sip from a Big Gulp as she addresses a packed ballroom at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center during CPAC 2013.

Sarah PAC 72% Off From 2011

Sarah Palin’s political action committee is raising and donating substantially fewer campaign funds than at a similar point in the 2012 election. Sarah PAC, linked to the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, raised $460,538 in the first...

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Senator Rand Paul, left, R-KY and Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wait for an event in the East Room of the White House on July 23, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senator Rand Paul, left, R-KY and Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wait for an event in the East Room of the White House on July 23, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Christie vs. Paul: Hold the Bacon — Libertarian Contest More Engaging

Never mind that bacon business. (New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized his fellow Republican, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, for representing a state that collects more aid from the federal government than it pays in taxes — as opposed to...

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, at the sales center at one of his Houston developments.

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, at the sales center at one of his Houston developments.

Bob Perry Gave Texas PAC $2 Million Before Death

Bob Perry, the Houston homebuilder who was one of the Republican Party’s biggest donors, gave $2 million to a Texas-based political committee about six weeks before his death this spring. Perry gave $2 million on March 1 to Texans for...

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Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference on June 15, 2013, in Washington.

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Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference on June 15, 2013, in Washington.

Run, Sarah, Run? Lose, Sarah, Lose

Run, Sarah, run, Alaska’s Republicans say. Lose, Sarah, lose, most Alaska voters say. As the former (half-term) governor who served as her party’s nominee for vice president in 2008 considers a campaign for Senate, more than one-third of Alaska’s Republicans...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden speak at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden speak at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Biden-Clinton: `Today,’ Not 2016

Move over, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie. Bryant Gumbel, Katie Couric, we hardly knew ye. Joe Biden is ready to co-host the “Today” show — with Hillary Clinton. While the tweet from the office of the vice president is all in...

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Girls in the Traditional Korean Dance Company from New Jersey practice their routine.

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Girls in the Traditional Korean Dance Company from New Jersey practice their routine.

Korean-Americans: Two-Party in N.J.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican favored to win a second term in November, got some love today from his state’s burgeoning Korean-American community. The other marquee figure in Garden State politics, U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker, a Democrat,...

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Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. reviewing notes in preparation for a speech against the civil rights bill, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 9, 1966.

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Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. reviewing notes in preparation for a speech against the civil rights bill, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 9, 1966.

By The Numbers: Harry F. Byrd Jr.

Harry F. Byrd Jr., a former U.S. senator and a member of a prominent Virginia political family, died today at age 98. The Washington Post has a detailed obituary of Byrd, a namesake son of a former Virginia governor and...

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President Barack Obama chats with a worker at a packing station as he tours an Amazon fulfillment center on July 30, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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President Barack Obama chats with a worker at a packing station as he tours an Amazon fulfillment center on July 30, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Obama: Keystone ‘Not a Jobs Plan,’ Repealing Obamacare, Ditto

Voting against Obamacare will not create jobs, President Barack Obama says. “40 meaningless votes to repeal Obamacare is not a jobs plan … So let’s get serious.” —President Obama #ABetterBargain — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 30, 2013 And building the...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a discussion of the 21st annual Conference on Volunteering and Service, convened by Point of Light, on June 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a discussion of the 21st annual Conference on Volunteering and Service, convened by Point of Light, on June 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Christie’s Pushback: Paul, King and Co.

Chris Christie, the outspoken New Jersey governor who turned down a chance to seek the White House last year, continued today to distance himself from more extreme members of his own Republican Party. Speaking to reporters in Little Ferry, the...

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