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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

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: 4 Days

Updated at 8:43, 8:57 and 11:07 am, 1:20, 2:15, 2:58, 3:52 and 3:58 pm EDT With Amanda Gordon of Bloomberg Muse reporting on a senator’s night out.  It was B-Day (for Budget) in the Senate. It will soon be D-Day...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Obama: ‘Scared of My Wife’

It’s those open mics at international assemblies that often deliver the most memorable lines. President Barack Obama was talking about quitting smoking Monday at an open microphone at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “I hope you quit smoking,”...

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 6

That’s the number of broadcast television and cable news interviews that President Barack Obama will conduct today. On the eve of his nationally televised address tomorrow to make his case for a “limited’ and “proportional” military strike against Syria for...

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