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Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as Jeb Bush speaks before the presentation of the 2013 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as Jeb Bush speaks before the presentation of the 2013 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia.

Bush-Clinton, Read My Lips — ‘Hard Choices’ Redux

First Bush, then Clinton. Then Bush, and now Clinton again? The scenario itself is not new. Hillary Clinton faced it before, in 2008 (in today’s edition of look how young they all looked): Yet the first time the nation confronted...

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

Bush 41 Socks it to Democrats

In hopes of socking it to the Democratic Party in November, the Republicans have been raising money with signature show-off socks authorized by the 41st president for months. Now, the former president is making the pitch. “I don’t know what...

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Former President George H. W. Bush makes his eighth parachute jump to mark his 90th birthday on June 12, 2014.

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Former President George H. W. Bush makes his eighth parachute jump to mark his 90th birthday on June 12, 2014.

George H.W. Bush: The Film

Former President George H. W. Bush turns the big 9-0 today and is marking the occasion with one of his favorite pastimes: Skydiving. It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump. — George...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

`Obvious’ Reasons for Biden Not to Run? — Count Them

Vice President Joe Biden may see “no obvious reason” for not seeking the top job at the White House, as he told CNN, yet across the country one imagines millions of Democrats screaming back at their TV sets: “Hillary Clinton.” There are...

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

Jeb (Not That One) Bush: Immigration Must Pass

Follow the byline closely in this appeal for congressional action on immigration: Jeb Bush. No, not the former governor of Florida, president’s son and president’s brother and co-author of “Immigration Wars.” Jeb Bush Jr. The ex-governor’s younger son, president’s grandson...

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United States Naval Academy graduates stand and cheer for the Blue Angels during their graduation ceremony.

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United States Naval Academy graduates stand and cheer for the Blue Angels during their graduation ceremony.

Blue Angels Back: Budgetary Boon

So much for that sequestration. The Blue Angels, whose breathtaking public performances of aircraft synchronization may have been pre-empted by mandatory budget cuts in defense spending in recent months,  have been keeping their skills honed. And they have shaken their...

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

Mandela: Film as ‘Incentive’

Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Colin Powell hosted a screening of “Mandela:  Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic of the South African leader due in theaters later this month. On stage tonight in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater,  Clinton, a...

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Baker on Iran: ‘Don’t Lose a Damn Thing by Talking’

James Baker, former secretary of state for one president and secretary of the treasury and chief of staff for another, says European leaders shouldn’t be surprised by allegations of American espionage. Recalling his time as the chief U.S. diplomat for...

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