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Actress Tea Leoni and Lynn Stratford from UNICEF.

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Actress Tea Leoni and Lynn Stratford from UNICEF.

Tea Leoni: ‘Madam Secretary’

Actress Tea Leoni will portray the nation’s top diplomat in “Madam Secretary,” a new show on the CBS fall lineup. “Listen, I’m not the secretary of state,” she told us, “I just play one on television.” (A blonde-haired one as...

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U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki reenters the hearing room after testifying to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face  to get medical care on May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki reenters the hearing room after testifying to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face to get medical care on May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Mad as Hell: D.C. Definition

The general in charge is “mad as hell” about the backlog in care at the overburdened Department of Veterans Affairs. The president is even “madder than hell.” All of which begs the second part of one of the most memorable...

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Destroyed houses and palm trees in Sulyan Village on the coastline of Eastern Samar, the Philippines, on Nov. 20, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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Destroyed houses and palm trees in Sulyan Village on the coastline of Eastern Samar, the Philippines, on Nov. 20, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Climate Change: Here and Now — What Next?

“The assessment is clear.” – President Barack Obama. “Not only is climate change a problem in the future,” the president said in an interview aired today by CBS News. “It’s already affecting Americans.” The climate report ordered by Congress and...

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McCutcheon: `Exercising Freedom of Speech is a Good Thing’

Shaun McCutcheon, the winner in a Supreme Court campaign-finance case last week, sees the court’s decision striking down aggregate contribution limits as vindication of a person’s “right to support as many candidates, committees and PACs you choose.” “It’s a political...

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

State of the Union Ratings: Lowest — FOX Won Cable Views

Updated at 3 pm EST with cable TV ratings The early numbers are in, and they’re pointing to a new record low for TV audiences viewing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches. Between 21 million and 22 million...

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News correspondent Lara Logan of  "60 Minutes Sports"  in this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo in Pasadena, California.

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News correspondent Lara Logan of "60 Minutes Sports" in this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo in Pasadena, California.

Year’s Best Corrections: Poynter’s

As the year ending in 13 winds down, the lists are rolling in. Best CD’s, best films, greatest Google hits, top retweets. Yet none are quite as serious, and also fun at times, as the worst mistakes of the American...

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This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs.

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This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs.

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat — Yet the FAA Slows Amazon’s Drones

Jeff Bezos, meet the FAA. The entrepreneur behind Amazon.com may have his eyes on the skies, with a vision of ultra-swift delivery of goods by drones. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration plans to bar operation of unmanned aircraft flying a...

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The photo of John Kennedy Jr. peeking out from The Resolute Desk in the Oval Office was one of the images captured while the president's wife was away and he would call in a photographer -- this one, by Alan Stanley Tretick, for Look magazine.

The photo of John Kennedy Jr. peeking out from The Resolute Desk in the Oval Office was one of the images captured while the president's wife was away and he would call in a photographer -- this one, by Alan Stanley Tretick, for Look magazine.

JFK Plus 50 Years: Media Era

Without the media, there would have been no “Camelot.” If the media and the news cycle were then what it is today, there would have been no honeymoon either. Meandering through Washington’s Newseum today, through three floors of iconic photographs...

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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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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

Shutdown Journal: Day 13

Updated at 6:30 pm EDT Finally, as the third week of a partial government shutdown arrives, lawmakers stuck in stalemates over spending and raising the nation’s debt limit say they are starting to worry about the markets. Stocks soared at...

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