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President Barack Obama speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was 50 years ago today when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial.

Obama: King Changed America — ‘Eventually the White House’ Too

President Barack Obama, speaking from the same Washington stage where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a defining speech of the civil rights movement, said that even as the nation has been transformed, work remains in countering growing economic disparities. “To...

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

Weiners and Losers: Pushing the Political Envelope

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, giving all your love to just one man. You’ll have bad times, and he’ll have good times, doin’ things that you don’t understand. But if you love him, you’ll forgive him even though he’s...

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Former President George W. Bush and Alan Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Center arrive for a signing ceremony for the joint use agreement between the National Archive and the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University on April 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Former President George W. Bush and Alan Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Center arrive for a signing ceremony for the joint use agreement between the National Archive and the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University on April 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

George W. Bush Unplugged

George W. Bush hasn’t done much talking since leaving the White House. Tomorrow, with the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas, the former governor of the Lone Star state and two-term president is uncapping. Charlie Rose...

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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

Zbig News: Tweeting on Cyber Attacks

This is @zbig: Zbigniew Brzezinski, the stern-voiced former National Security Adviser and a trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, has started tweeting. About cyber attacks. In his debut today on Twitter, ”Dad,” as daughter Mika...

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U.S. Marines 2nd Batallion, 1st Marines Regiment with Female Engagement Team Sargeant Savanna E. Malendoski, center, and Sargeant Patricia A. Aquino, left, talk to Afghan villagers during a visit to a village in Gamser, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.

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U.S. Marines 2nd Batallion, 1st Marines Regiment with Female Engagement Team Sargeant Savanna E. Malendoski, center, and Sargeant Patricia A. Aquino, left, talk to Afghan villagers during a visit to a village in Gamser, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.

When Will Women Be Drafted for War? — When Congress Says So

So women will go to war. But when will they be drafted? The Defense Department’s decision to lift the ban against women on the front lines of combat leaves open the question of the draft. Men were drafted for the...

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Former President Jimmy Carter, right, waves while arriving with his wife Rosalynn Carter, center, during the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Former President Jimmy Carter, right, waves while arriving with his wife Rosalynn Carter, center, during the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Jimmy Carter’s Longest-Running Post-Oval Office Performance

Among the dignitaries who got a bird’s-eye view of the swearing-in ceremony for President Barack Obama’s second term yesterday, ex-President Bill Clinton — with his mane of snow-white hair and ever-expressive face — was especially hard to miss. Blending more into the...

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The crowd watches a large screen on the National Mall during President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.

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The crowd watches a large screen on the National Mall during President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009.

Obama’s Second-Term Inauguration: `Era of Responsibility,’ Take Four

The White House is preparing for another inauguration. This one will span two days, with an official swearing in on the day required under the Constitution, Sunday the 20th, and a ceremonial swearing in outside the Capitol on Monday the...

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David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle Group LP.

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David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle Group LP.

Rubenstein: Markets Expect No Cliff

Written with Jason Kelly What would David Rubenstein do? That was the question posed to the private-equity tycoon and former Carter administration policy wonk today in Washington, as the town stares down a so-called fiscal cliff that, if breached, would...

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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks over a newspaper on Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day.

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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks over a newspaper on Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11, 12, 20

That’s how many states backed the White House winner by fewer than five percentage points in the past three presidential elections that also were decided by fewer than five percentage points. In 2004, when President George W. Bush defeated Democrat...

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