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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Smithsonian’s New Secretary: ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity’

– Written with Mark Silva and updated March 11 at 12:35 pm EDT David Skorton, president of Cornell University and a cardiologist, will serve as the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the board announced today. This  will be the 13th...

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Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. suffered the president's criticism for the court at the last State of the Union address in 2013, pictured here. Roberts joined fellow pro-Obamacare court votes at tonight's address. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts greets President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, prior to the president's State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. suffered the president's criticism for the court at the last State of the Union address in 2013, pictured here. Roberts joined fellow pro-Obamacare court votes at tonight's address. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Obama’s Action Figures of Speech: Obamacare in Passing

In this “year of action,” President Barack Obama’s label for the agenda spelled out in his State of the Union address, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., who helped save the president’s 2010 health care law, joined the procession of justices...

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Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, receives a kiss from his wife Debbie just before the start of a celebration marking fifty years of service in the House of Representatives in Dearborn, Mich., in this Oct. 16, 2005 file photo.

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Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, receives a kiss from his wife Debbie just before the start of a celebration marking fifty years of service in the House of Representatives in Dearborn, Mich., in this Oct. 16, 2005 file photo.

Bipartisan Women’s Advice: ‘Forgive Quickly, Kiss Slowly’

For 20 years, Debbie Dingell has organized a holiday luncheon for some of Washington’s most connected women. This year’s affair at the Ritz Carlton saw a bipartisan crowd singing carols, exchanging gifts and toasting to friendship. “We need it now...

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A supporter holds a sign of President Barack Obama in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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A supporter holds a sign of President Barack Obama in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Paul: Roberts Deserves Obamacare

Sen. Rand Paul, an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is taking a new tack:  If you can’t beat them, make them enroll in Obamacare, too. President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, which promises health insurance for millions lacking it, is the...

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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court’s New Clerk: Harris Measuring for a Morning Coat

Things change slowly at the nation’s highest court. So for Supreme Court lawyers, today’s announcement that Scott S. Harris will become the court’s clerk is almost as momentous as the appointment of a new justice. Harris will succeed William K....

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Cristina Castro, 23, of New York, wraps up against the cold while waiting to enter the Capitol to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama.

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Cristina Castro, 23, of New York, wraps up against the cold while waiting to enter the Capitol to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Obama’s 40-Degree Inaugural Day — History Dictates a Heavy Top Coat

The real inauguration will play out indoors. The outdoor celebration the next day will be chilling. President Barack Obama’s second term actually starts at noon Sunday, on the date and time demanded by the Constitution. The president will have Supreme...

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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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