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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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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

Obama’s ‘Tanking’ Approval — Where, Actually, is the Floor?

“Tanks.” That’s a hard word for a president’s approval rating. That’s the headline at the newly designed MSNBC this morning. Bold and arresting — like the president’s poll numbers. President Barack Obama’s job approval has reached an all-time low in...

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Acting CIA Director Michael Morell at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Acting CIA Director Michael Morell at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Ex-CIA Deputy Says Snowden’s Damage Worst of Any Disclosure

Updated at 9:28 am Mike Morell, a former career servant of the CIA who briefly ran the agency, says the covert missions and paramilitary operations the agency has taken on since 9/11 should be seen as an “aberration.” The agency,...

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.

Wyoming Senate: Bush Team Backs Cheney as PACs Help Enzi

Liz Cheney, who’s seeking to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in a Republican primary, raised more than $1 million in the third quarter from donors including her famous father and other veterans of George W. Bush’s presidency. Former Vice President...

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leaves the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leaves the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Mitch ‘The Blade’ Daniels Takes on Higher Ed

From Bloomberg View’s Ticker blog The college business model, says Mitch Daniels, is all wrong and deserves to be toppled. Other than that, he seems to like his new job as Purdue University’s president. On Wednesday, he sat down with...

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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy to members of the Business Roundtable in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy to members of the Business Roundtable in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2013.

What Obama Says Is, Is This…

President Bill Clinton may have explained what the meaning of is is. But President Barack Obama is making sure we understand it. That ”double-is” — “what I’m saying is, is that” — which cropped up in the presidential debates is...

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President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

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President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

Navy Yard Like Katrina — And Now?

What is it about this photograph the evokes another president’s fly-by photograph? The image made by White House photographer Pete Souza pictures President Barack Obama receiving an update on the Washington Navy Yard shootings from FBI Director James Comey, to the...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, welcomes US President Barack Obama at the start of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, welcomes US President Barack Obama at the start of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

U.S. Versus Russia: Reset, Upset, Get-Set

For the U.S. and Russia, a reset that yielded to upset has become a get-set for possible failure. Not long ago, the only overriding public conflict between the two was the question of a U.S. radar and defensive missile network...

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