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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

Obama: On Hitting Home Runs

  President Barack Obama has taken some heat lately for talking about hitting “singles” and “doubles” in the game of foreign policy. In addressing the array of challenges the U.S. faces on foreign fronts, Obama has spoken of the incremental...

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President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy to West Point's Class of 2014,  on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy to West Point's Class of 2014, on May 28, 2014.

Obama’s West Point Salute: National Security Played Forward

Updated at 11:11 am EDT  following speech Entering a post-war period in modern American history, President Barack Obama said today that the U.S. “has rarely been stronger relative to the rest of the world” and cannot relinquish its leadership on...

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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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