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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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A delegate wears an elephant mascot temporary tattoo at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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A delegate wears an elephant mascot temporary tattoo at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jones Day Draws Top Republican Lawyers from Patton Boggs

They are the silent operators crucial to both parties during every campaign cycle — the lawyers who handle a never-ending wave of legal and logistical questions facing candidates, committees and Super-PACs. So it matters when three of the premiere campaign...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signs a copy of his new book 'Immigration Wars' during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signs a copy of his new book 'Immigration Wars' during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Bush Book Club: Open-Kindle Test

In the unending search for contrasts between the two public Bush brothers, rule out a love for books. This was prompted by the report in the New York Times over the weekend about the multitasking-reading Jeb Bush — sometimes with...

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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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