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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

Scene in D.C.: Obama’s Team, Branson’s Rockets, Carter’s Camp David

“Don’t tear up the place,” President Barack Obama cautioned visitors in an East Room bustling with 200 rowdy athletes, most in Team USA uniforms. “We already did,” one shouted out. The president and wife Michelle welcomed teams and delegations from...

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during the Let Freedom Ring commemoration event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 2013.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during the Let Freedom Ring commemoration event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 2013.

Carter: ‘Probably Monitored’ — Leaves Big Letters to Post Office

Former President Jimmy Carter, known for his toothy grin and easy-going manner, accuses U.S. intelligence agencies of spying on him. In an interview for NBC’s “Meet the Press” program today, Carter said intelligence agencies have abused their surveillance powers within...

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

Jimmy Carter: No Obama Contact

It won’t be a Full Ginsburg. Yet Jimmy Carter,  the 39th president of the U.S., will make be making some national talk show rounds over the weekend and Monday. Carter, who turns 90 this year, campaigned as a Washington outsider,...

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Trump: No Percentage for Republicans in Aiding Immigrants

Billionaire Donald Trump told the Republican Party’s base gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they stand to gain little if the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are eventually allowed to become citizens and vote. “You...

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama Honors Mandela: ‘Giant of History’

What a history. In a place where one American president attempted to block sanctions against an Apartheid-enforcing government, the sitting American president came to honor the departed liberator of that once-segregated nation and its first black president. So stood the...

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Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."

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Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nonpartisanship Springs From Labor’s Book List

Only in Washington could Milton Friedman share props with the devil and Prada. The capital is serving up a new crop of strange bedfellows courtesy of the Department of Labor and Library of Congress. As part of a campaign to...

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Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on Sept. 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on Sept. 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Mondale Applauds Senate Rule Change

Former Vice President Walter Mondale said he was surprised by the Senate’s move Thursday to lower a 60-vote requirement for most presidential nominees. He wasn’t surprised that it happened, or that it succeeded, but that it was over so fast....

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President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip (Thomas Philip) O'Neill share a meal at the White House on September 1981 in Washington, DC.

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President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip (Thomas Philip) O'Neill share a meal at the White House on September 1981 in Washington, DC.

Tip, Gipper: Debt-Raising 1981-Style

As  lawmakers clash over how to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, a new book by Chris Matthews recounts how lawmakers lifted the federal borrowing limit 33 years ago amid divided government. It was early 1981 and...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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