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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

McCain: Obama ‘Going to Texas Without Going to Border?’

President Barack Obama is bound for Texas this week. To raise some money for his party’s congressional campaigns. Republicans are suggesting a detour: To the border, where tens of thousands of children from Central America have arrived without parents, placing...

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Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, middle, R-Dewey, answers a question as Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar, left, D-Tolleson, and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, listen at the annual Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry legislative luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014, in Phoenix.

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Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, middle, R-Dewey, answers a question as Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar, left, D-Tolleson, and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, listen at the annual Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry legislative luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014, in Phoenix.

Democratic Super-PAC Ads Link Arizona Republicans to Koch Brothers

Democratic super-political action committee is invoking billionaire energy executives Charles and David Koch in television ads that also attack two Arizona Republican U.S. House candidates. “Billionaires and insurance companies” are funding attack ads against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, according to...

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Troops under Russian command orders to turn back before firing weapons into the air at an approaching group of over 100 unarmed Ukrainian troops at the Belbek airbase on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine.

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Troops under Russian command orders to turn back before firing weapons into the air at an approaching group of over 100 unarmed Ukrainian troops at the Belbek airbase on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine.

Obama ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Putin, McCain Tells Senate

Ukraine — and Vladimir Putin’s strategy there — opens yet another rift in Washington. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who traveled to Ukraine with Sen. John McCain of Arizona and met with former President Viktor Yanukovych before that government’s fatal...

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Activists prepare to throw a molotov cocktail at National Guard troopers during a protest in San Cristobal, capital of the western border state of Tachira, Venezuela, on Feb. 21, 2014.

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Activists prepare to throw a molotov cocktail at National Guard troopers during a protest in San Cristobal, capital of the western border state of Tachira, Venezuela, on Feb. 21, 2014.

Hillary Clinton: Obama’s Venezuelan Handshake Photo-Opp — ‘We Tried’

The protests that have rocked Venezuela for two weeks — killing at least 14 people — may have been avoided if the United States had been more successful in making inroads with the South American country early in the Obama...

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

Connecticut Advances in Gun Laws, Rankings Show Year After Newtown

Connecticut, where an elementary school shooting left 20 children and six educators dead almost a year ago, now has the nation’s second strongest gun laws, according to a scorecard comparing state gun laws that will be released later today by...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republicans' State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry during a press conference on the sidelines of the Republicans' State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on Oct. 4, 2013.

Perry on Presidential Debate Overhaul: `Hell, Yeah”

John Kasich, governor of Ohio, had a thought today about the way his party conducts presidential debates. The Republicans should “end the stupid way we conduct presidential debates,” he said at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Hell,...

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In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer points during an intense conversation with President Barack Obama after he arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz.

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In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer points during an intense conversation with President Barack Obama after he arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz.

Brewer’s Obama Finger-Wagging as Fundraiser

The last time President Barack Obama and Gov. Jan Brewer met on a Phoenix-area tarmac, the confrontational moment was enshrined in a photo that showed the 68-year-old blond Republican wagging her finger in the face of the leader of the...

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

Gabby Giffords Got Her Guns

Does Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman nearly killed in a gunman’s attack at her public appearance in Tucson, really have to open fire at a firing range to get peoples’ attention on gun control? Tw0-and-a-half years after she was...

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Sen. John McCain, R-AZ., talks with reporters as he makes his way into the U.S. Capitol on June 25, 2013 for the Senate luncheons.

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Sen. John McCain, R-AZ., talks with reporters as he makes his way into the U.S. Capitol on June 25, 2013 for the Senate luncheons.

McCain on Fischer: ‘Ill-Informed’

Sen. John McCain has a copyright on “Straight Talk.” When first-year Sen. Deb Fischer spoke in opposition to a border security amendment to the immigration overhaul,  McCain, approaching three decades in the Senate, interrupted: “I just say to the senator...

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