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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

Giffords’ Gun-Control PAC Loads Up $6.6 Million

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun-control advocacy group has raised more than $6.6 million since its formation this year, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed today. Giffords, the congresswoman who survived a shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, counts Facebook investor...

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A law enforcement official talks to unidentified people during a round up in Columbia, South Carolina in this file photo.

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A law enforcement official talks to unidentified people during a round up in Columbia, South Carolina in this file photo.

Immigration: All Roads, South Carolina

Updated at 2:05 PM EDT South Carolina isn’t a border state, yet its radio and television airwaves will soon be saturated with advertisements by groups leading the charge both for and against a broad immigration overhaul taking shape in Congress....

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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Workers lay gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012.

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Workers lay gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012.

Wyden Presses Obama: Natural Gas

Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, called on President Barack Obama today to use his statutory power instead of new legislation to boost U.S. exports of natural gas. Wyden called natural gas “a strategic American advantage” and “the envy of...

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Volunteer Ginny Barahona of Washington, hands out buttons before first lady Michelle Obama spoke at a Hispanic caucus.

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Volunteer Ginny Barahona of Washington, hands out buttons before first lady Michelle Obama spoke at a Hispanic caucus.

Julian Castro: Obama Near Clinton

Updated at 12:10 pm EDT President Barack Obama has a good chance of approaching former President Bill Clinton’s performance among Latino voters in November, says Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas. “The president is the only one in...

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Sam Ruffin of Brooklyn, New York, during CarolinaFest 2012 ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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Sam Ruffin of Brooklyn, New York, during CarolinaFest 2012 ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Obama’s `Tangible Path Forward’ Promised in Convention Speech

Aides to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign said today that his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte will be “aspirational” and “pragmatic” — and it will contain detail. Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter and other campaign aides spoke at...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, talks with his son, George P. Bush.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, talks with his son, George P. Bush.

George P. Bush: Republicans Will Win on `Kitchen-Table Issues’

A George Bush from Texas held court in Tampa today. He isn’t a former president, but, given his lineage, he could be considered as a future one. And he may be in the right place for that. “We’re already a...

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Then Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney escorts China's Premier Wen Jiabao on Wen's arrival at Logan International Airport in Boston in this 2003 file photo.

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Then Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney escorts China's Premier Wen Jiabao on Wen's arrival at Logan International Airport in Boston in this 2003 file photo.

Romney’s China Promise Questioned

The president of an association of chief executives of major U.S. companies said today that he doubts Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will follow through with a threat to brand China a currency manipulator on his first day in office...

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