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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview
in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

Cruz: 2016 ‘Will Take Care of Itself’

  Ted Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, insists that he is focused on finding ways to create jobs, supporting a free-market economy, upholding the Constitution and repealing Obamacare. The rest of it, such as the politics of who’s...

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Portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, circa 1912

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Portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, circa 1912

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1913

President Woodrow Wilson in 1913 began a modern tradition of the chief executive delivering the annual State of the Union message in person before Congress. Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution says that the president “shall from time to...

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google Privacy: The White House Ask

Google privacy. See what you get. Among the results: Twitter’s Privacy Policy. It describes in detail what users of the micro-blogging site forfeit by way of privacy when they tweet. All the popular social sites have these policies. And for...

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Michael Martinez, airframe and power plant mechanic with General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems Inc., inspects an MQ-9 Reaper during a pre-flight check at
Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada.

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Michael Martinez, airframe and power plant mechanic with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., inspects an MQ-9 Reaper during a pre-flight check at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada.

Holder: U.S. Drone Strikes Possible

The targeted killing program that has become a staple of U.S. action abroad has never crossed inside U.S. borders, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. Could there conceivably be a time where drones are ordered to attack U.S. citizens inside...

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A copy of the U.S. Constitution on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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A copy of the U.S. Constitution on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Constitution Read: 2nd Amendment — and more, from Republican House

Before Sandy aid came the Constitution. Members of the House of Representatives today continued a ritual begun two years ago after Republicans took control of the chamber by reading from the full text of the U.S. Constitution. Lawmakers of both parties...

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

Brewer’s Bid for a Third Term: Arizona Constitutional Question

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the nation’s strictest immigration law in 2010 and once wagged her finger in President Barack Obama’s face, may challenge the state constitution to run for another term. Brewer, a 68-year-old Republican, is weighing a...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, is sworn in as wife Michelle holds up the same bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, during the inauguration ceremony at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, is sworn in as wife Michelle holds up the same bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, during the inauguration ceremony at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.

Obama’s Fourth Oath of Office: Inauguration Day 2013

There’s only one president who has been sworn in as many times as President Barack Obama will be sworn in as chief executive of the nation on the public Inauguration Day of Jan. 21, 2013. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Steve Kerrigan,...

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Pakistani activists of the hard line Sunni party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) beat a protrait ofPresident Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Peshawar.

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Pakistani activists of the hard line Sunni party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) beat a protrait ofPresident Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Peshawar.

Obama: `Awful Things Every Day’

President Barack Obama managed to draw some actual laughs in an otherwise somber speech today to the United Nations General Assembly when he explained why the U.S. doesn’t ban videos such as the anti-Muslim screed that sparked attacks on U.S. embassies...

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