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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

State of the Union Ratings: Lowest — FOX Won Cable Views

Updated at 3 pm EST with cable TV ratings The early numbers are in, and they’re pointing to a new record low for TV audiences viewing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches. Between 21 million and 22 million...

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Capture and burning of Washington by the British, in 1814.

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Capture and burning of Washington by the British, in 1814.

UK Envoy: White House-Burning ‘Fair Price’ for ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Who is integral to the U.K.-U.S. “special relationship”? Journalists, if you ask British Ambassador Peter Westmacott. He and his wife Susie gave them the royal treatment at a New Year’s reception in their honor. Guests such as Chris Matthews and...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s 19,347-Word Apology: Lane-Changer

So, as news conferences go, today’s apology for a traffic jam in New Jersey was a lollapalooza. Just did a word count on Christie presser: 19,374 words. Not a typo. http://t.co/pyzgVne0d4 — The Fix (@TheFix) January 9, 2014 Gov. Chris...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

Perry PAC Airing D.C. Gridlock Ads

The political action committee promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic agenda as he ponders a 2016 bid for the presidency is airing ads criticizing gridlock in Washington while promoting governors of Republican-led states. “Conservative governors are reforming taxes and regulations,...

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 6

That’s the number of broadcast television and cable news interviews that President Barack Obama will conduct today. On the eve of his nationally televised address tomorrow to make his case for a “limited’ and “proportional” military strike against Syria for...

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Protestors heckle Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a town hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action For America at the Hilton Anatole on August 20, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Protestors heckle Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a town hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action For America at the Hilton Anatole on August 20, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Cruz Control Off: Defunding ‘Obamacare’ Non-Starter with Republicans

“Defunding Obamacare.” For the non-starter of the season, a lot of wheels are spinning on this one. “Right now, the people fighting the hardest against defunding Obamacare are Republicans,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, one of the Republicans fighting Obamacare,...

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington, DC.

FOX in the NBC House: Priebus’s `Have Cake and Eat It’ Problem

Reince Priebus, Republican Party chairman, is in a bit of a box because of FOX. When Priebus set out to seek a boycott of 2016 presidential debates sponsored by NBC and CNN because the former is planning a mini-series about...

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner at the Capitol for meeting with Congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner at the Capitol for meeting with Congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

Geithner’s `Full Ginsburg:’ Sunday

Tim Geithner, secretary of the treasury, is performing a “Full Ginsburg” this weekend. That’s the colloquial term for what the point-man in the Obama administration’s fiscal cliff talks will achieve Sunday morning, when he appears on ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’s...

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are seen at the Lavanderia coin laundry during their televised debate on October 3, 2012 in Miami.

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are seen at the Lavanderia coin laundry during their televised debate on October 3, 2012 in Miami.

Debates: 67 Million Watch, Fox No. 1

Updated at 6:15 pm EDT: With 67.2 million people tuning in to the presidential debate last night,  President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney drew an audience 28 percent bigger than the first face-off between then-candidate Obama and challenger John...

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