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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, leaves in this Dec. 20, 2012 file photo following hearings on the September 11 attacks against the US mission in Benghazi.

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, leaves in this Dec. 20, 2012 file photo following hearings on the September 11 attacks against the US mission in Benghazi.

Kerry to House: One Benghazi Appearance, Take Your Pick

“He will appear once on Benghazi:” State Department spokesman Marie Harf’s announcement today about her boss, Secretary of State John Kerry. With that, Kerry and his deputies have engineered a chance for House Republicans to fight among themselves for the TV time and...

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Obama ‘In the Dark’: GOP Narrative

”A presidency in the dark.” The narrative that House Republicans are making of recent events. The graphic at the homepage of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who serves as majority whip in the House, lists a series of events...

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton center, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013, about the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton center, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013, about the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Benghazi: No ‘There’ There — Pickering

At the start of yet another round of inquiries into the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, it’s worth noting the words of another American ambassador who represented Democratic...

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Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

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Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

Trey Gowdy’s Three Dogs: ‘Judge, Jury and Bailiff’

Trey Gowdy, we hardly knew ye. Suddenly the second-term congressman from South Carolina is performing the “full Ginsburg” on this morning’s TV and radio news talk shows. The seasoned federal prosecutor — six years prosecuting “the full range of federal...

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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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