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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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An 18th century bust of Catherine the Great at Hillwood Estate and Gardens as part of the "Passion of the Empress" exhibit until June 2014.

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An 18th century bust of Catherine the Great at Hillwood Estate and Gardens as part of the "Passion of the Empress" exhibit until June 2014.

Catherine the Great Celebrated at New D.C. Exhibit

A Russian ruler who embraced rather than disdained the West? Vladimir Putin may be loath to admit it, but such was the case with Catherine the Great, as a new exhibition devoted to her in Washington makes clear. In addition to...

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An employee displays recreational marijuana in Denver.

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An employee displays recreational marijuana in Denver.

Rubio Mum on Marijuana: ‘Irrelevant’

“Smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot.” – The Beatles (or is that what they really said?) Maybe not everybody. At least, Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t saying. In Florida, voters are likely to see a constitutional amendment on the November...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chuck Hagel, U.S. secretary of defense, left, as Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, center left, applauds ahead of Obama's the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chuck Hagel, U.S. secretary of defense, left, as Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, center left, applauds ahead of Obama's the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, 2014.

Obama Wines House Democrats, Digs in on Trade

Written with Laura Curtis President Barack Obama was “adamant” in his push for Congress to speed approval of trade deals during a meeting yesterday with House Democrats, Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Maine Democrat, said. Fast-track authority was “brought up quite...

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