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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Climate Change Real Issue for Republican Mayor if Not House

On the day the Republican-led Congress held a hearing to cast doubt on the connections between freak storms and climate change, a Republican mayor from Indiana sat down for lunch in Washington and offered a quite different assessment. “Everybody sees...

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Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari, leaves the podium after delivering a speech on proposed ministers of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran.

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Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari, leaves the podium after delivering a speech on proposed ministers of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran.

Spy vs. Lawmaker: Iranian Bugging

In America, members of Congress are investigating the nation’s electronic spying agency. In Iran, it’s the other way around. Iranian lawmakers are monitored by their own Intelligence Ministry, which is even listening in on the mobile phone conversations of the...

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

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A mural of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town on Nov. 10, 2013.

Mandela: Film as ‘Incentive’

Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Colin Powell hosted a screening of “Mandela:  Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic of the South African leader due in theaters later this month. On stage tonight in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater,  Clinton, a...

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, during an interview in Washington D.C.

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, during an interview in Washington D.C.

McCain’s Yellen No-Vote: Math Underwater

Sen. John McCain says he will oppose Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve chair. The Republican senator from Arizona gave this reason today for opposing the current vice chair of the Fed to succeed outgoing Chairman Ben Bernanke: “Because of what’s...

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Steve Schmid in Incline Village, Nev., May 23, 2012

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Steve Schmid in Incline Village, Nev., May 23, 2012

Christie ‘Template for Success:’ McCain 2008 Adviser Schmidt Says

Politics follows much the same rule as economics: If voters see a problem in the market, they’ll make a correction. So says Republican strategist Steve Schmidt. And if Republicans continue on the path that brought the federal government to a...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a press conference as the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a press conference as the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013.

ENDA Republican Support Ends in Senate — White House Spotlights

“Just as no one in the United States can lose their job simply because of their race, gender, religion or a disability, no one should ever lose their job simply because of who they are or who they love,” President...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

Christie One of Three-Ring Circus: Democratic Definitions Ahead of 2016

Democrats are trying to diminish the significance of Gov. Chris Christie’s overwhelming re-election victory this week in New Jersey as they seek to define the Republican ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid. Some question whether he could even win...

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

McCain: Immigration Can Level ‘Playing Field’ for Republicans

As attention returns to immigration legislation, one of its Senate advocates says it will take some public pressure to advance it through the House. “I’m hopeful that the business community in particular will be more active, and the evangelical community,...

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk prior to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk prior to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C.

McCain: Clinton ‘Very Strong Candidate’

Sen. John McCain knows a few things about presidential elections, although he first played humble when asked this morning in Chicago about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects. “Being a loser, I’m not sure what I have to say would be very...

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