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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on May 15, 2014, in New York.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on May 15, 2014, in New York.

9/11 Museum Dedication: Bush, Absent: ‘Evil is Real’

Three days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2011, then-President George W. Bush traveled to the wreckage of the World Trade Center with a message for the world. The president, standing on the rubble of Ground Zero, grabbed a...

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Marchers call on House Speaker John Boehner to support moving forward on immigration reform on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Marchers call on House Speaker John Boehner to support moving forward on immigration reform on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Immigration Reform ‘Hell-Bent’ — or Hell-Bound?

  Never have the words “hell-bent” created so much excitement in Washington. Pushing for immigration overhaul means hanging onto whatever hope one can find. No issue may fit the Charlie-Brown-and-the-football comparison more so than immigration reform, which advocates have been pushing since the 1990s. A...

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 6, 2012.

Bush White House Aids Gillespie’s Virginia Fundraising

As a former counselor to President George W. Bush and chairman of the national and Virginia Republican parties, Ed Gillespie got to know the Republican luminaries and donors who are now helping him try to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner....

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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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