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Chris Matthews talks with President Barack Obama during an appearance on MSNBC'S 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' at American University on December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Chris Matthews talks with President Barack Obama during an appearance on MSNBC'S 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' at American University on December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama: ‘Screw-ups’ Happen

President Barack Obama faces a certain challenge in the declining public support for his presidency measured in poll after poll. As “Hardball” Chris Matthews put it in that televised interview of the president yesterday at American University, it’s a question...

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A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on Nov. 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California.

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A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on Nov. 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California.

Obamacare: Mission ‘In Progress’

“Mission Accomplished.” It can be a treacherous declaration, in the political sphere, if it’s proven wrong. Today, the healthcare.gov website that is supposed to serve as the Internet portal to health insurance for millions of Americans lacking it can accommodate...

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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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President George W. Bush hugs his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, during a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, in this 2006 file photo.

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President George W. Bush hugs his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, during a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, in this 2006 file photo.

Bush on Bush: ‘Great President’

When George W. Bush endorses Jeb Bush for president, that’s, well, one vote at least. “Jeb should run for president if he wants to. He would be a great president,” the 43rd president said during an appearance on NBC’s “The...

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Cory Booker Presiding: ‘Powers Within’

Cory Booker has been here, what, three weeks? It was Halloween when the junior senator from New Jersey was sworn into office by Vice President Joe Biden, president of the Senate. And look who was presiding over the Senate today:...

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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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President Barack Obama laid a wreath at Arlington Memorial National Cemetery today. Photo by Pete Souza / White House

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at Arlington Memorial National Cemetery today. Photo by Pete Souza / White House

Veterans: In Congress and At Home

Updated at 5:28 pm EST Happy Veterans Day from Political Capital, with some statistics about veterans in Congress and the U.S. About 20 percent of members of the current 113th Congress are military veterans, down from more than 70 percent in...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

Obama Nearing All-Time Low in Gallup Approval Ratings: 39%

President Barack Obama is near matching his all-time low in job approval in the Gallup Poll. The 39 percent approval rating reported by Gallup today — an average of surveys conducted Saturday through Monday — is close to the 38-percent...

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