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Billionaire Simmons’ Passing: Major Republican Donor Gone

  Harold Simmons gave money to Republicans, and he gave money to issue-oriented groups seeking to defeat President Barack Obama. And he gave big. The reach of the Texas billionaire’s multimillion-dollar political donations in the past election cycle placed him...

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The Intercontinental Hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on November 21, 2013.

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The Intercontinental Hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on November 21, 2013.

Waiting for Kerry: P5+1 Reporters Forced to Order Wine or Move On

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva stuttered into a third day after negotiators failed to make a breakthrough. All day, rumors circulated that foreign ministers from Britain, China, France, Russia, the U.S. and Germany...

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EU foreign policy chief's spokesperson Michael Mann briefs media outside a hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Nov. 21, 2013.

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EU foreign policy chief's spokesperson Michael Mann briefs media outside a hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Nov. 21, 2013.

Kerry, Party of 50? Geneva Shuffle

As Iranian foreign ministry officials wrestle with delegates from six world powers — Britain, China, France, Russia, the U.S. and Germany — to find an agreement to slow down Iran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, about 50 journalists...

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

Kerry Bears Gifts for Palestinians — and Shops at Manger Square

Secretary of State John Kerry played tourist for a few minutes today, after announcing $75 million in new U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority for “micro-infrastructure” projects. The money will go toward  road improvements and health centers, water systems, community...

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Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh on November 3, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh on November 3, 2013.

Kerry Sees Saudi King: ‘Senior Player’

Third time’s the charm? Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting at this hour with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah to try to patch up the recent rather public spat over U.S. actions on Syria, Iran and other matters. It was Kerry’s third...

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Building Keystone Pipeline: Relationships First

A lobbyist working to promote the Keystone XL pipeline on behalf of the province of Alberta had 20 meetings with senators and their staff from March through May. The province, a big backer of the $5.3 billion link between its...

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John Boehner speaks during the Congressional dedication of the bust of Winston Churchill on October 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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John Boehner speaks during the Congressional dedication of the bust of Winston Churchill on October 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Boehner, Daltrey Honor Churchill at Capitol

House Speaker John Boehner called Winston Churchill “the best friend the U.S. ever had ” in a ceremony in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall where a bust of the iconic leader was dedicated this morning. “He saw exceptionalism in America like...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

Facebook Diplomacy: Fighting Rumi with Whitman?

Facebook diplomacy between Iran and the U.S. is all the rage. First,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied that details of his country’s nuclear deal with world powers had been leaked in a Facebook post. An article in Washington-based...

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