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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

Jimmy Carter: No Obama Contact

It won’t be a Full Ginsburg. Yet Jimmy Carter,  the 39th president of the U.S., will make be making some national talk show rounds over the weekend and Monday. Carter, who turns 90 this year, campaigned as a Washington outsider,...

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Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Conservative pundit, television personality and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Palin: Foreign Policy NRA-Style

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin borrowed from the National Rifle Association’s talking points to offer foreign policy advice this evening at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a...

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A member of the Avaaz online community organization wears a 'Snowden' mask during the delivery at the the Itamaraty Foreign Ministry Palace of signatures supporting the granting of political asylum by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Edward Snowden, in Brasilia, on Feb. 13, 2014.

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A member of the Avaaz online community organization wears a 'Snowden' mask during the delivery at the the Itamaraty Foreign Ministry Palace of signatures supporting the granting of political asylum by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Edward Snowden, in Brasilia, on Feb. 13, 2014.

Snowden Debated at CPAC, Conservatives Warned of Targeting

“I, sitting at my desk, had the authority to wiretap anyone.” These were the words of former National Security contractor Edward Snowden broadcast this morning on two screens at the Conservative Political Action Committee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, sparking perhaps...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

CPAC Straw Poll: Crowded Contest

It’s that time of year again, when the many of biggest names in the Republican Party converge on the nation’s capital — or at least a Maryland convention center just down the river — for the annual Conservative Political Action...

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Trump: No Percentage for Republicans in Aiding Immigrants

Billionaire Donald Trump told the Republican Party’s base gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they stand to gain little if the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are eventually allowed to become citizens and vote. “You...

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s World View: New Leadership Critical to the American Economy

There is the funny in politics, and there is the serious. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, was thriving on the funny bones of the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida,...

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

Ryan: GOP ‘Party of Ideas’ — Democrats ‘Party of Personalities’

Among the many Republicans addressing the Conservative Action Political Conference are some who have their eyes on the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Then there are some considered unlikely or unable to seek it. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan may be...

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Senator Rand Paul arrives to address the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Rand Paul arrives to address the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

‘Paul for President Outpost?’ – Iowa

Rand Paul is getting things rolling early in Iowa, whose 2016 presidential nominating caucuses are still nearly four years away. The Kentucky Republican will be the keynoter at the Republican Party of Iowa’s annual Lincoln Day dinner on May 10...

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