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Samantha Power speaks to members of the media while arriving at the United Nations (UN) for the first time as the United States Ambassador to the UN on August 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Samantha Power speaks to members of the media while arriving at the United Nations (UN) for the first time as the United States Ambassador to the UN on August 5, 2013 in New York City.

Samantha Power: #Whatmatters

If not us, who, if not us, when… This wasn’t a valedictorian’s speech. This was Samantha Power’s introduction as U.S. ambassador to the United Nationas, addressing a Fourth Estate Leadership Summit over the weekend, This was sponsored by the non-profit...

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

TSA: First Pat-Downs, Now Sticky Fingers? Inquiring Republicans Want to Know

Sometimes it’s not easy being the Transportation Security Administration. The furor over the idea of passengers armed with pocket knives has died down. It’s been a while since a celebrity or lawmaker tweeted about their overly aggressive pat-down and a...

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets Asian American supporters as he campaigns at Van Dyck park in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets Asian American supporters as he campaigns at Van Dyck park in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

RNC’s Asian-American Outreach: Hires

Jeb Bush has called Asian-Americans the canary in the Republican Party’s coal mine. Look past the 71 percent of Hispanic voters who sided with President Barack Obama in November, the Florida Republican has suggested, and one will find the 74...

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Voters at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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Voters at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2,216,903

That’s how many votes President Barack Obama received in Los Angeles County, California, in the Nov. 6 election, or 70 percent of the total vote in the nation’s most populous county. The president won more votes in Los Angeles County...

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President Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno during a break in the taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Oct. 24, 2012 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.

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President Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno during a break in the taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Oct. 24, 2012 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.

Obama’s `Joy Ride,’ Tigers Pitch, Swing-State Hershey Bars: Jay Leno

When a president rides, it’s in an armored limousine. When he flies, it’s Air Force One. Yet President Barack Obama did get out for a little “joy ride” recently — taking a friend’s electric Chevy Volt for a spin. “That...

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Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on May 23, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on May 23, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Romney’s Latino Pitch: `Politics Has Been Put Ahead of People’

Republican Mitt Romney, the winner of a party presidential primary contest that tested how tough candidates were willing to talk about illegal immigration, will try to make amends today with a speech in Los Angeles embracing “a nation of immigrants.”...

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Singer Pink performs onstage at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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Singer Pink performs onstage at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Cancel Dentist, Singing for President

In the Pink? Not as much as President Barack Obama counted on in rallying gay donors in L.A. While Obama still plans to raise some re-election campaign money at a gay-rights gala tomorrow night in Los Angeles, the event —...

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