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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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Democratic presidential candidate, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, acknowledges the auditorium as Republican presidential candidate, Vice President George Bush, looks on after their final debate in Los Angeles, Calif., in this file photo 1988 file photo.

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Democratic presidential candidate, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, acknowledges the auditorium as Republican presidential candidate, Vice President George Bush, looks on after their final debate in Los Angeles, Calif., in this file photo 1988 file photo.

Bush-Dukakis, 25 Years Later — Electoral Ground Has Shifted

Today marks a quarter-century since Republican George H.W. Bush defeated Democrat Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election. It’s striking how the Electoral College map has evolved over a generation. Let’s review: Bush, who won 40 states, 426 electoral votes and...

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

George P. Bush: 47th in 2024 or ’32? — Unless Dad Goes for ’16

Our favorite tidbit from the nice take on the Bush family and immigration here is what political operative Mark McKinnon, he of the No Labels school, likes to call George P. Bush: “47.” The reference to that American presidential lineage...

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

Bush (41) Goes Bald for an Ailing Boy

The 41st president of the United States has taken a close shave. For a cause: “Solidarity” with a two-year-old cancer patient named Patrick, the son of a Secret Service agent in the Kennebunkport-based detail that protects former President George H.W....

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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 Socks it to Obama White House

This was one rock ‘em, sock ‘em White House event. Emphasis on the socks. See Stephanie Green’s report at Bloomberg’s Muse, too. The East Room ceremony honoring the 5,000th Points of Light award for volunteer service sponsored by former President...

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