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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

Perry PAC Airing D.C. Gridlock Ads

The political action committee promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic agenda as he ponders a 2016 bid for the presidency is airing ads criticizing gridlock in Washington while promoting governors of Republican-led states. “Conservative governors are reforming taxes and regulations,...

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 14

Updated at 8:02 am through 6:42  pm EDT Senate leaders appeared to be getting somewhere today, on the 14th day of a partial government shut-down, with three days left until the nation’s debt-limit is reached. Tomorrow is another… “I’m very...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

Clinton Documentary Pre-Empted: Producer Says No One’s Talking

Updated at 12:43 pm EDT CNN’s planned documentary about Hillary Clinton which so angered Republican Party leaders that they voted to ban the network from 2016 presidential primary debates has been cancelled, according to the project’s director. In a blog...

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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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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Republican members of the House of Representatives rally after passing a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term, at the Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 20, 2013.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Republican members of the House of Representatives rally after passing a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term, at the Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 20, 2013.

Countdown to Shutdown: 8 Days

Updated at 10:45 am,, 1:45 pm, 2:30and 2:41 pm EDT This morning, the Congress of the United States has eight working days — including a weekend — to avert a “shutdown” of the federal government for lack of a resolution...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, smiles with Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, center, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, left, after the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, smiles with Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, center, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, left, after the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s (Daring?) Thick Skin

Hillary Clinton has some thick skin. Yet will she, as she puts it, “dare to compete” again? The explanation may run in the family. Chelsea Clinton will need that armor, her father says, should she ever embark upon a political...

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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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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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