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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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Former President George W. Bush and dog Barney home home on the ranch. Photo by The Washington Post

Former President George W. Bush and dog Barney home home on the ranch. Photo by The Washington Post

Bush’s Brush Coloring Leadership

The 43rd president of the United States has taken selfies to a new level. And portraits of others as well — of all the leaders he’s known before. Here are George W. Bush’s portraits of different world leaders, including Vladimir...

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An Afghan Army soldier, left, and soldiers with the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Parsa in Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2013.

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An Afghan Army soldier, left, and soldiers with the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Parsa in Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2013.

Obama Should Take Credit for Afghanistan, McKeon Says

President Barack Obama is too quiet about one of the top accomplishments of his administration, House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon says. McKeon, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon today, said the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan has been a...

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An employee displays recreational marijuana in Denver.

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An employee displays recreational marijuana in Denver.

Rubio Mum on Marijuana: ‘Irrelevant’

“Smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot.” – The Beatles (or is that what they really said?) Maybe not everybody. At least, Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t saying. In Florida, voters are likely to see a constitutional amendment on the November...

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One.

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One.

Obama ‘Backstage,’ Past the Bouncers

President Barack Obama is looking so — second-term — in the photo that Organizing for America’s “Truth Team” has tweeted. It’s eerily reminiscent of that photo aboard Air Force One taken of then-President George W. Bush peering out at the...

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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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President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande, on May 18, 2012, in the Oval Office.

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President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande, on May 18, 2012, in the Oval Office.

Obama’s Field Trip with Hollande: Viva Les French (Freedom) Fries

How far Washington has come from those freedom fries. When French President Francois Hollande arrives in Washington for a (rare in this administration) State Dinner at the White House next week, his host has a field trip planned. President Barack...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, right, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush: On Running ‘Joyfully’

Sometimes a great notion: Running for president ”joyfully.” Amid all the political tumult of the past few weeks — with one of the Republican Party’s best prospects for president mired in a political traffic jam, and the Democrats’ top candidate...

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

Guantanamo: No Running Milk and Honey at a Place Obama Can’t Close

This man has been imprisoned at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since it opened more than a decade ago. Abdul Malik Wahab al Rahabi is among the 155 inmates still held at an off-shore lockup whose population...

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Voters cast their ballots at a makeshift polling location at PS52 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Voters cast their ballots at a makeshift polling location at PS52 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York on Nov. 6, 2012.

Voting Made Easier: Recommendations

Voting should be easier. It’s not difficult to make that happen. That, essentially, is the conclusion of a presidential commission that was asked to investigate the long lines at polling places that have complicated voting in many places in recent...

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