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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose for photographs with the 2014 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners on May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose for photographs with the 2014 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners on May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

The Gender Gap and the Top Cops

The top two officials in the U.S. government have an affinity for cops because they spend so much time with them. Barack Obama and Joe Biden aren’t allowed to spend much time alone in their jobs, so unless they’re asleep,...

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First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu on March 25, 2014.

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First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu on March 25, 2014.

Michelle Obama to China: ‘The Right to Say What We Think’

Michelle Obama mixed the personal and the political today as her six-day trip to China neared its end. Speaking in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, the touring first lady told students at one of the nation’s top high schools...

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Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), left, votes during early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse on Sept. 27, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), left, votes during early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse on Sept. 27, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Braley Holds Iowa Lead in Crowded Primary: Quinnipiac

Democrats have plenty to worry about when they look at races shaping up across the country that will determine whether they keep control of the Senate after November’s election. For now, Iowa isn’t a state where they have to do...

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Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Palin: Foreign Policy NRA-Style

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin borrowed from the National Rifle Association’s talking points to offer foreign policy advice this evening at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a...

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Mark Penn at Saint Anselm College in this Jan. 5, 2008 file photo in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Mark Penn at Saint Anselm College in this Jan. 5, 2008 file photo in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Obama’s ‘Hey’ a Model for Microsoft’s (Clinton’s) Mark Penn

“Hey,” read the subject line on the e-mails from Team Obama. Casual lingo for a fundraising appeal? No, test-crafted research for communications guaranteed to engage a follower.  “Most of the $690 million Obama raised online (for his 2012 re-election campaign) “came...

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