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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

Obama vs. Putin: The PR War

Updated at 1:13 pm EDT In the clash over Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea, two presidents are engaged in their own public relations war. This doesn’t look like a man who’s worried about U.S. sanctions: Latest on Ukraine: Putin...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

Graham’s Party Threat Minimal: Poll

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is close to side-stepping a runoff in his re-election bid, and none of his opponents in his contested Republican primary are catching on with voters, according to a poll out today. Graham has the...

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright play ruthless politicos in Netflix's "House of Cards."

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright play ruthless politicos in Netflix's "House of Cards."

House of Cards II: ‘Looking Forward,’ Real-Life Senators Say

Power. Sex. Betrayal. Those are just a few of the themes in Netflix’s vastly popular drama, “House of Cards.” Intrigue might run strongest in the nation’s capital, where lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are fans of the political...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

Graham Launches Primary Air War

Sen. Lindsey Graham is launching an ad campaign aimed at Republican opponents in his South Carolina primary race. Graham, senior senator in the Palmetto State, faces five challengers to his Republican throne. State Sen. Lee Bright, businesswoman Nancy Mace, activist...

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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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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

Graham’s Approval Slips Among South Carolina Republicans

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s image among Republican voters has dimmed as he prepares to defend his seat from intraparty opposition. Graham has an approval rating of 45 percent and a disapproval rating of 40 percent among registered South Carolina Republican voters...

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

Graham’s Benghazi Blockade?

Just when you thought Benghazi was behind us, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has sent up a certain flare. Where are the #Benghazi survivors? I’m going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available...

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

Shutdown Journal: Day 13

Updated at 6:30 pm EDT Finally, as the third week of a partial government shutdown arrives, lawmakers stuck in stalemates over spending and raising the nation’s debt limit say they are starting to worry about the markets. Stocks soared at...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters before heading to a Republican Senate policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters before heading to a Republican Senate policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Graham: Deal Revenue With Cuts

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he supports a package of entitlement-program trims and revenue increases to replace across-the-board spending cuts that are hurting federal programs and the military. “I would look at three pots of money to replace sequestration,” Graham,...

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