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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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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

Polar Vortex Explained: Climate Change Real

In the warming world that we’re experiencing, the far Arctic North is warming twice as rapidly as the lower latitudes. So says the White House science adviser. (Eric Roston at Bloomberg’s Grid blog also has a great explainer here.) As...

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People demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington against US intervention in Syria on September 7, 2013.

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People demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington against US intervention in Syria on September 7, 2013.

American Confidence in Government: Four-Decade Low

There could be a reason many Americans are turning inward, as President Barack Obama makes a case for enforcing international norms of humanity on another foreign front. The trust that Americans place in the federal government’s ability to handle international...

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A U.S. military transportation vehicle sits tied to a rail car at the Port of Beaumont upon return from deployment overseas.

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A U.S. military transportation vehicle sits tied to a rail car at the Port of Beaumont upon return from deployment overseas.

Washington Daybook: Clown Questions

The Army plans to slash costs 88 percent to $1.3 million for 400 people to attend this year’s annual professional development conference and exhibition in Washington, which starts today. That figure is more than the $823,000 the General Services Administration spent...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama arrive to participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in  Colorado on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama arrive to participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado on Oct. 3, 2012.

Commission Announces Oct. 22 Presidential Debate Topics

The day after the only vice presidential debate this year, the Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the topics for the third session between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Florida. CBS...

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Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski host the 'Morning Joe' show.

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Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski host the 'Morning Joe' show.

Scarborough to Romney: Comfort? — `Go Back to Boston’

Joe Scarborough: former Republican congressman from Florida, co-host of the most popular morning cable news show, “Morning Joe.” And for months now: one of the most vocal critics of his party’s candidates for president. Today, on MSNBC, Scarborough was on...

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An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

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An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

Obama-Romney: World Closing In

Ominous thunderclouds hung over Jacksonville, Florida, this morning as Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign motorcade rolled southward along Interstate-95. Not a full-length presidential motorcade, but close enough, with all the trappings — motorcycle escorts leading the way and an ambulance trailing the...

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann with former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk.

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann with former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk.

Romney ‘Fumbled Foreign Policy,’ Obama Campaign says of Rival’s Trip

Updated at 5:45 pm EDT Republican Mitt Romney pledged not to criticize President Barack Obama while traveling abroad — but the Obama White House made no such pledge back home. (Then again, Romney managed to work some criticism in along...

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