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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

Rubio’s Rising Tea Party Tide

Written with Jonathan Salant — updated at 2 pm, May 13 A political career is all about choices. With the stances one takes, the votes one casts, the more that accrues in the public record, the less any political player...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks on stage alongside Rev. C.L. Jackson, of Houston's Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Alice Patterson, Texas State Coordinator for The Response USA at the non-denominational prayer and fasting event, entitled 'The Response' at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011 in Houston.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks on stage alongside Rev. C.L. Jackson, of Houston's Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Alice Patterson, Texas State Coordinator for The Response USA at the non-denominational prayer and fasting event, entitled 'The Response' at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011 in Houston.

Perry’s Baptism: Sam Houston’s Creek

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who may again be pondering a run for the presidency after he leaves office next year, has returned for a dip in the spring where Sam Houston, the first elected president of the Republic of Texas,...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush, Catholic, Faith-Guided

When Jeb Bush converted to Catholicism nearly two decades ago — adopting the faith of his Mexican-born wife, Columba — he explained what primarily attracted him: The “sacraments of the Catholic Church, the timeless nature of the message of the...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Egg Roll: Where the Wild Things Are

For about 45 minutes today, President Barack Obama set aside the worries of Ukraine and Russia and played with kids on the South Lawn of the White House. The president, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, yelled “way to go,”...

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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

Obama 42, Francis 76: Gallup Poll

This is hardly a level playing field: As President Barack Obama prepares to call on Pope Francis at the Vatican tomorrow morning, the pontiff’s approval ratings are soaring back in the U.S. of A. Three-quarters of all Americans surveyed hold...

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Amman on March 26, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Amman on March 26, 2014.

Kerry’s Vatican Shuttle Flies Before Sunrise

Updated at 6:50 am EDT, March 27 Secretary of State John Kerry flew from Rome to Amman, Jordan, for dinner and talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The last-minute schedule shift headed off a potential breakdown in Israeli-Palestinian peace...

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves to the audience before giving a speech at a public gathering in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on March 21, 2014.

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves to the audience before giving a speech at a public gathering in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on March 21, 2014.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Questions Holocaust — Again

With nuclear talks between Iran and world leaders progressing, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei focused on cultural wars to come in his Nowrouz speech at the city of Mashad. Last year, Khamenei, who said he doubted if nuclear talks could...

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

Millennials Come of Age: Optimistic, Independent, Diverse and Digital

The millennials have come of age. And these are not your father’s voters. Fully half of those people now ranging in age from 18 to 33 consider themselves politically independent and “are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion,” the...

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