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Jo Frost, star of the television show "Supernanny."

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Jo Frost, star of the television show "Supernanny."

Supernanny Offers Issa and Company Advice: ‘Step-Back, Observe, Step-in’

“Supernanny” Jo Frost says Washington politicians could use some time in the naughty corner — especially given the recent scuffle between Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat. “People have been asking me if...

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The Dalai Lama, left, meets with U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol on March 6, 2014.

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The Dalai Lama, left, meets with U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol on March 6, 2014.

Dalai Lama to Senate: ‘With Our Thoughts, We Make Our World’

It’s rare for the prayer that opens each day’s session of the Senate to draw a packed house, even though Senate Chaplain Barry Black has become a bit of a celebrity. Yet senators, staffers and members of the media all...

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres take a selfie in the audience during the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

DeGeneres-Inspired (Hill) Selfies

Ellen DeGeneres is a celebrity. Members of Congress think they are. So the Oscar selfie wave started by the host of this year’s globally televised Academy Awards was sure to wash up on Capitol Hill, where the Gallup-tested public thinks many...

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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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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

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Jenny Beth Martin, right, of the Tea Party Patriots poses for pictures at rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2013.

IRS to Tea Party: You’re In

The Internal Revenue Service has granted tax-exempt status to one of the largest Tea Party organizations in the U.S. — a designation that came after a three-year delay and on the eve of a congressional hearing about the agency’s proposed...

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

Defense Cuts Face Political Bases: Warthog, Spy-Plane Defenders

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has presented Congress with some unpalatable political decisions in the midst of an election year. His budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 would create some clear political losers. Among them: congressional...

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 21,572

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan will have served more than 59 years in the House — 21,572 days to be precise — at the end of his current and last term. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in its...

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah attend a hearing on sequestration effects on military budget and spending before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah attend a hearing on sequestration effects on military budget and spending before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 7, 2013.

Shutdown Leaders Saluted by Club for Growth in Annual Ratings

The Senate leaders of October’s partial government shutdown, Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, received perfect scores in 2013 from the Club for Growth, the advocacy group that supporters lower taxes and less government spending. Cruz...

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

Governor Goes Into a Grocery Store — Cook Gets Fired

Governor goes into a grocery store. And the cook at Reid’s Fine Foods offers one finger in five for visiting Republican Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina. So the gourmet shop in Charlotte fires the chef. This is no joke....

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