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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

Paul Ryan and the ‘Six Elephants’

Grover Norquist has one wish for Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican and House Budget Committee chairman who ran for vice president in 2012 and may have his eyes on 2016. “I hope he wants to be speaker” of the...

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A man has his picture taken near a mosaic featuring the icon of Pope Francis at the 'Arco delle Campane' to receive the blessing of the Pontiff before it will be placed in St. Paul's Basilica on December 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.

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A man has his picture taken near a mosaic featuring the icon of Pope Francis at the 'Arco delle Campane' to receive the blessing of the Pontiff before it will be placed in St. Paul's Basilica on December 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Jeb Bush ‘Pants on Fire’ For Tweet? (Not, Says He)

The ruling is in from the folks at the award-winning “PolitiFact Florida:” Jeb Bush had “pants on fire” on the eve of Thanksgiving when he tweeted: Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not...

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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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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) annual meeting in New York on Nov. 12, 2013.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) annual meeting in New York on Nov. 12, 2013.

Jeb Bush: ‘Practicing’ Conservative — ‘There’s a Time’ to Decide on ’16

Jeb Bush is all for immigration reform. All he has to do is convince his own party. “I think there will be bills passed,” Bush says. “It won’t be one comprehensive bill. I think it will probably be in late...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting in New York, on Nov. 12

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting in New York, on Nov. 12

Jeb Bush: Obama ‘Standoffish’ (Not Here as a `Partisan’)

Jeb Bush had a few words today about President Barack Obama’s “standoffish attitude” and his “victory dance” after the government shutdown showdown and restart. Bush was holding court today as the keynoter at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s annual...

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Immigration Next: Old-Fashioned Way, Jeb Bush Recommends

Next up: Immigration. Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, brother of one president, son of another and the one serious-minded Republican who probably won’t run for the White House in 2016, says it’s time for Congress to get serious about immigration....

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Shutdown Journal: Day 9

Updated at 7:37 am through 4:39 pm EDT With contributions from Jonathan D. Salant and John McCormick House Republican and Senate Democratic leaders are open to a short-term increase in the debt limit, according to   congressional aides of both...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after receiving the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center on September 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after receiving the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center on September 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jeb Bush + Hillary Clinton: ‘Wisdom of American People’ (IA, NH, SC)

For a few moments this evening, an outdoor gathering on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall conjured images of a 2016 presidential debate stage, with the most closely watched members of the nation’s two political dynasties — each viewed by their opposing parties...

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

George P. Bush: 47th in 2024 or ’32? — Unless Dad Goes for ’16

Our favorite tidbit from the nice take on the Bush family and immigration here is what political operative Mark McKinnon, he of the No Labels school, likes to call George P. Bush: “47.” The reference to that American presidential lineage...

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, on June 13, 2013.

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, on June 13, 2013.

Rubio on the Road: SRO in Florida

Updated at 2:35 pm EDT Sen. Marco Rubio, like the rest of Congress, is home for August. Yet for this Florida Republican, the summer recess presents a particularly important taking of the temperature. Since championing the bipartisan immigration bill that...

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