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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

Obama’s Five-Point Party Pitch — Pelosi Suggests Stepping it Up

He may not be looking so great these days, President Barack Obama says, but the economy is looking up. The political picture in Washington remains bleaker, however, the president said in a pitch today to some of his party’s top...

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Fans meet Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Fans meet Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Hillary Clinton: More ‘Downton Abbey’ than America?

Updated 6/23 at 8:50 am EDT ”Through dint of hard work,” Hillary Clinton says, she and husband Bill Clinton have made a lot of money — yet pay taxes the way ordinary Americans do: On their actual earnings. The ability...

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Choice: ‘Right Thing… When the Public Isn’t With You’

Updated at 2 pm and 5 pm EDT Mid-afternoon at the White House, President Barack Obama sat down with the leaders of both parties of the House and Senate. This sort of parley seldom takes place in the Obama White...

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Copies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' at a book signing on June 10, 2014 in New York City.

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Copies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' at a book signing on June 10, 2014 in New York City.

Clinton’s Damage Control: ‘Different’ Yet ‘Same’ as Many Americans

Hillary Clinton, promoting her “Hard Choices” memoir, already faces some damage control for comments about how hard-up she and former President Bill Clinton were leaving office. “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” the...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves after she addressed the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2014 on May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves after she addressed the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2014 on May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Clinton’s Hard Choices: The Making of a 2016 Brand

To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, the really “hard choices” won’t be made until later this year, and are unlikely to be announced until early next year. Yet the way many are reading the publicity surrounding the pre-publication of her...

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Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, left, before a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2014.

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Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, left, before a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2014.

Chambliss to White House: ‘You Guys Are Crazy’

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he and Democratic chair Dianne Feinstein wrote to the White House three years ago about a suggested prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “You guys are crazy,” they...

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President Barack Obama walks with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, back to the Oval Office after making a statement regarding the release of Sgt. Bergdahl from captivity on May 31, 2014.

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President Barack Obama walks with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, back to the Oval Office after making a statement regarding the release of Sgt. Bergdahl from captivity on May 31, 2014.

Obama’s Choice: Bergdahl Now

There appears to be little question that the U.S. should be bringing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home after five years of captivity in Afghanistan. The biggest questions involve the circumstances: In a swap for five longtime detainees at the U.S....

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

Obama: On Hitting Home Runs

  President Barack Obama has taken some heat lately for talking about hitting “singles” and “doubles” in the game of foreign policy. In addressing the array of challenges the U.S. faces on foreign fronts, Obama has spoken of the incremental...

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U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki reenters the hearing room after testifying to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face  to get medical care on May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki reenters the hearing room after testifying to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face to get medical care on May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Mad as Hell: D.C. Definition

The general in charge is “mad as hell” about the backlog in care at the overburdened Department of Veterans Affairs. The president is even “madder than hell.” All of which begs the second part of one of the most memorable...

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary, right, talks to Lawrence " Larry" Summers, outgoing director of the U.S. National Economic Council, before U.S. President Barack Obama signed an $858 billion bill extending for two years Bush-era tax cuts in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 17, 2010.

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary, right, talks to Lawrence " Larry" Summers, outgoing director of the U.S. National Economic Council, before U.S. President Barack Obama signed an $858 billion bill extending for two years Bush-era tax cuts in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 17, 2010.

Summers ‘Thrill’ Topped ‘Torture’: Geithner Says With Smile

Timothy Geithner, the former Treasury secretary making the rounds with his new book, spoke today of the abyss the United States faced in the fall of 2008, the prospect of a panic-driven financial crisis prompted by a freezing of credit....

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