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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

Lessons of Iraq, Vietnam: Now Syria

Updated at 10 and 10:55 am EST The lessons of Vietnam, it appears, have fused with the lessons of Iraq. In some ways they are starkly different, and in some ways the same. And they are merging now, as the...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington.

Republicans Punish Networks: Clinton

Updated at 1:30 pm EDT Republican Party leaders unanimously voted today to prohibit 2016 presidential primary debate partnerships with NBC and CNN because the networks plan to broadcast programs highlighting Hillary Clinton’s life and career. “These programming decisions are an...

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington, DC.

FOX in the NBC House: Priebus’s `Have Cake and Eat It’ Problem

Reince Priebus, Republican Party chairman, is in a bit of a box because of FOX. When Priebus set out to seek a boycott of 2016 presidential debates sponsored by NBC and CNN because the former is planning a mini-series about...

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington.

Photograph by Cliff Owen/AP Photo

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington.

Republican Power Play with CNN, NBC: ‘Dump the Hillary Docs’

As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough on its hands with the rebranding it has taken on following the thumping of 2012: Now chairman Reince Priebus is attempting to tell television networks what they can air. The Republican National...

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A pro gun t-shirt before a speech by President Barack Obama at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in Connecticut.

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A pro gun t-shirt before a speech by President Barack Obama at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in Connecticut.

Gun Control Higher Priority than Immigration Overhaul: Poll

Gun legislation scores as a higher priority than rewriting immigration laws in a CNN/ORC International poll out today. The survey of 1,012 adults showed 71 percent saying that it was important for the president and Congress to deal with gun legislation,...

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President Barack Obama is escorted by Speaker of the House John Boehner while leaving the Capitol on March 19, 2013 in Washington.

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President Barack Obama is escorted by Speaker of the House John Boehner while leaving the Capitol on March 19, 2013 in Washington.

Boehner on Obama: Teasing the ‘Ones You Love’

President Barack Obama just can’t seem to resist cracking wise about Congress, even when the timing of his humor seems a bit off. Back in late December, a laugh line he aimed at Capitol Hill even as tense talks neared a...

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Sen. John McCain, right, asks a question of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 31, 2013, during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination. Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking member of the committee, listens at left.

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Sen. John McCain, right, asks a question of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 31, 2013, during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination. Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking member of the committee, listens at left.

Hagel’s McCain: Friends Like This

Washington has redefined pretty much every other standard. Why not friendship, too? In a town where the only true best friend remains a dog — yeah, yeah, it wasn’t Harry Truman, but rather the “Give ‘em Hell” play about him,...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie laughs with David Letterman when the governor makes his first visit to CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," on Feb. 4.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie laughs with David Letterman when the governor makes his first visit to CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," on Feb. 4.

Christie to Doctor: ‘Shut Up’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has some advice for the long-distance doctor who advises him to lose weight: “Shut up.” The Republican governor, speaking in Sea Girt today, commented on a news report of Connie Mariano, a physician who worked for...

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