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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Hillary Clinton ‘Strong, Honest, Likable:’ Pew Survey

Hillary Clinton is tough — 69 percent of those surveyed say so. For all the criticism about that Russian “reset button” emerging from the flare-up in U.S.-Russian relations over Ukraine, two-thirds of those surveyed say the former secretary of sate...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 10th National Automobile Dealers Association Convention on Jan. 27, 2014 in New Orleans.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 10th National Automobile Dealers Association Convention on Jan. 27, 2014 in New Orleans.

Hillary Clinton’s Advantage, 15-20% and Counting

Hillary Clinton is sitting on top of the political world. For all the talk about potential challengers within her own party for the 2016 presidential nomination, and match-ups with the best-known Republicans, the former secretary of state, senator from New...

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney at the White House.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney at the White House.

Carney’s ‘Talking Points:’ ‘Politics’

“Talking points have been given a bad name.” – Jay Carney, White House spokesman. He who deals in the daily dissemination of talking points laughed today as he delivered that line in the White House press briefing room, while delivering...

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

Graham’s Approval Slips Among South Carolina Republicans

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s image among Republican voters has dimmed as he prepares to defend his seat from intraparty opposition. Graham has an approval rating of 45 percent and a disapproval rating of 40 percent among registered South Carolina Republican voters...

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

Graham’s Benghazi Blockade?

Just when you thought Benghazi was behind us, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has sent up a certain flare. Where are the #Benghazi survivors? I’m going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available...

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President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media as he returns to the White House on the South Lawn on July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media as he returns to the White House on the South Lawn on July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama, Congress: Getting Personal

In President Barack Obama’s mind, the whole fight with Republicans in Congress has grown so — personal. Of course, Republicans have given him plenty of reason to think so. This comment of the president’s jumped out at us from an...

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on January 23, 2013 about the security failures during the September 11 attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on January 23, 2013 about the security failures during the September 11 attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Hillary Clinton’s Slide: Benghazi Toll?

Fresh evidence here that, for Republicans, Benghazi is all about Hillary: While the former secretary of state is potentially the Democrat to beat in a 2016 presidential contest, her handling of the fatal assaults on a U.S. mission in Benghazi,...

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention,  in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention, in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

Karl Rove’s Scandal-Making Machinery

Of all the so-called scandals that have beset the Obama administration in recent months, the one that can truly be dubbed with the S-word is rolling on: Karl Rove, architect of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns and fall-guy for the...

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Ousted IRS chief Steve Miller, right, and J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, are sworn in on Capitol Hill, on May 17, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings.

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Ousted IRS chief Steve Miller, right, and J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, are sworn in on Capitol Hill, on May 17, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings.

White House: We’ll ‘Manage Through’

That grand slam of Benghazi emails, IRS head-rolling and a reporter’s shield law batted by the White House this week was a sure signal that the Obama administration plans to power through the controversies at hand. So says Jennifer Palmieri,...

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