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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

Jimmy Carter: No Obama Contact

It won’t be a Full Ginsburg. Yet Jimmy Carter,  the 39th president of the U.S., will make be making some national talk show rounds over the weekend and Monday. Carter, who turns 90 this year, campaigned as a Washington outsider,...

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s World View: New Leadership Critical to the American Economy

There is the funny in politics, and there is the serious. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, was thriving on the funny bones of the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida,...

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William D. Smart, Jr., pastor of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, right, protests with fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union inside of a Subway restaurant in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2013.

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William D. Smart, Jr., pastor of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, right, protests with fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union inside of a Subway restaurant in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2013.

Obama: America Ready for a Raise

“It’s time to give America a raise,” the president said today. President Barack Obama is talking about the minimum wage, the one long set at $7.25 an hour. He wants to raise it in steps to $10.10. He has issued...

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Christie’s Absence in Washington — Polling Slide in New Jersey

Absence makes the questions grow longer. When leading Republican governors assembled at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today for a news conference, they found themselves answering questions about the absence of their leader, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. .@RGA...

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

Paul Ryan and the ‘Six Elephants’

Grover Norquist has one wish for Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican and House Budget Committee chairman who ran for vice president in 2012 and may have his eyes on 2016. “I hope he wants to be speaker” of the...

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shakes hands with David Barron after his nomination hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shakes hands with David Barron after his nomination hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cruz’s Picture-Perfect Nominee: Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz’s description of the ideal 2016 Republican presidential candidate sounds a lot like himself. The first-termer from Texas broke with fellow Republicans calling for the next nominee for the White House to come from outside Washington, arguing that...

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This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

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This undated photo provided by his campaign shows Vance McAllister, R-Monroe.

McAllister Upsets Riser in Louisiana

Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister is going to Congress after winning a special election yesterday. McAllister, a wealthy businessman and political newcomer, defeated another Republican, state Sen. Neil Riser, by 60 percent to 40 percent in a runoff election yesterday in the 5th District,...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

McAuliffe’s Voter-Drawing Power: Obamas Closing Virginia Contest

In the run-up to Election Day in the Virginia governor’s race, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is getting boosts from current and former Democratic presidents who bring a hefty dose of star power to the task of turning out voters. Republican...

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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

Vanity Fair: ‘Good (Political) Wives’

Political wives have been standing by their men all too publicly-painfully in recent years. Here’s a happier lineup, tweeted by a governor with higher ambitions standing behind his honored wife: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Supriya Jolly Jindal. My wife...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas, poses with a delegate at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas, poses with a delegate at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Rick Perry’s Stand: Somewhere

Horned rimmed glasses and cowboy boots. These are simply matters of style. Changing one for the other might also be taken as a changing of style. Knowing where you stand is another thing. And Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasn’t quite...

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