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President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013.

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President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013.

Obama No ‘Washington Stiff,’ Putin No Horseback Hero: Re-set 3.0

That U.S.-Russian “re-set” is all but a fuzzy memory at this Crimean moment, with the leaders of both countries confronting criticism left and right. Here’s more proof that you can’t tell the book by its cover: In the international confrontation...

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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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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

Cuomo Raises $33 Million for Campaign He Isn’t Officially Running

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has $33.3 million on hand for a re-election campaign that he hasn’t officially said he’s running. He also lacks an opponent so far. The 56-year-old Democrat raised more than $7 million since July, according to...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Canadians: Cruz Welcome to Cut Ties

It’s easy to stop being a Canadian. That’s what the Canadians say. They’re somewhat confused about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas saying he has retained counsel to help him renounce is Maple Leaf credentials. The son of an American...

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Director Steven Spielberg at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in Washington.

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Director Steven Spielberg at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in Washington.

Steven Spielberg vs. Donald Trump: This Must Be Kentucky 2014

Kentucky’s Senate race is shaping up as one of the most contentious in 2014. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has managed to attract some serious star power to her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his home state....

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on July 23, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on July 23, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Pro-McConnell PAC Raises 2% In Kentucky For National Campaign

Mitch McConnell’s future isn’t all about Kentucky. Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a super-political action committee aiding the Senate minority leader’s 2014 re-election effort, raised fewer than 2 percent of its initial funds from Kentuckians. Of the $1,181,000 the super-PAC took...

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

Ryan, Paul, Rubio, Christie, Bush — Wyoming Republicans All Over Map

A little-noticed question in a poll of Republicans last week in one of the reddest of red states — Wyoming — underscored the scrambled nature of the party’s 2016 presidential race at this admittedly way-too-early stage. The very number of potential candidates...

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, listens as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve speaks to the Economic Club of New York.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, listens as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve speaks to the Economic Club of New York.

Koch, Trump Help Senate Republican Group Raise $3.6 Million in May

Senate Republicans’ campaign arm raised $3.6 million in May from donors including billionaire David Koch and Donald Trump. Koch, the executive vice president of Koch Industries, one of the world’s biggest closely held companies, and Trump each gave $32,400 last month...

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An image of Donald Trump is seen above a message board that is announcing job cuts at Hewlett-Packard in Times Square in this May 17, 2012 file photo in New York City.

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An image of Donald Trump is seen above a message board that is announcing job cuts at Hewlett-Packard in Times Square in this May 17, 2012 file photo in New York City.

Trump Warns of the Immigrant Vote

Billionaire Donald Trump says Republicans could be on a “suicide mission” if the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are eventually allowed to vote. “Every one of those 11 million people will be voting Democratic,” he warned those...

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Villagers of the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya dance in celebration following media-announcements of the re-election of President Barack Obama early on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Villagers of the hamlet of Kogelo in western Kenya dance in celebration following media-announcements of the re-election of President Barack Obama early on Nov. 7, 2012.

Kenyans Ask Obama for Correction

The Gridiron is supposed to be fun. Certainly, President Barack Obama had no intention of creating an international incident when he stood to deliver a script crafted by joke-writers on furlough — victims of the budget sequestration, he joked at...

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