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Capture and burning of Washington by the British, in 1814.

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Capture and burning of Washington by the British, in 1814.

UK Envoy: White House-Burning ‘Fair Price’ for ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Who is integral to the U.K.-U.S. “special relationship”? Journalists, if you ask British Ambassador Peter Westmacott. He and his wife Susie gave them the royal treatment at a New Year’s reception in their honor. Guests such as Chris Matthews and...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s 19,347-Word Apology: Lane-Changer

So, as news conferences go, today’s apology for a traffic jam in New Jersey was a lollapalooza. Just did a word count on Christie presser: 19,374 words. Not a typo. http://t.co/pyzgVne0d4 — The Fix (@TheFix) January 9, 2014 Gov. Chris...

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

Six Republicans Help Advance Unemployment Benefits in Senate

Updated at 10:25, 11:11, 111:20 am and 1:45 pm EST Five votes. That’s what the Democrats in the Senate said they needed from Republicans this morning for a delayed vote on the extension of unemployment benefits for more than 1...

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Paul Fanning Flames of ‘Hysteria:’ King

There’s nothing like a public family feud. The family, in this case, is the Republican Party. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and House Homeland Security Committee member and former chairman, accuses Sen. Rand Paul of attempting to create...

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Melissa Harris-Perry

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Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC Host’s Romney Apology: Rough Run of Remorse

In its cleanest form, Cable TV means never having to say you’re sorry. Yet in the political world, one cable news outlet has been breeding apologies lately. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry apologized today for making fun of Mitt Romney’s black grandson,...

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

Duck Dynasty’s Christmas ‘Culture War:’ Tests of Tolerance

Developments in the Duck Dynasty political correction have been moving so swiftly that we have been unable to keep up with it all. Thanks to Joel Achenbach, the esteemed expert on how things work, for explaining what the saga of...

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Chris Matthews talks with President Barack Obama during an appearance on MSNBC'S 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' at American University on December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Chris Matthews talks with President Barack Obama during an appearance on MSNBC'S 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' at American University on December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama: ‘Screw-ups’ Happen

President Barack Obama faces a certain challenge in the declining public support for his presidency measured in poll after poll. As “Hardball” Chris Matthews put it in that televised interview of the president yesterday at American University, it’s a question...

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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive to brief reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo.

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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive to brief reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo.

Biden vs. Clinton: Obama Not Going There

“Compare and contrast.” That was the challenge that “Hardball” Chris Matthews gave President Barack Obama: Compare Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton as potential presidential candidates. “Not a chance I am going there,” Obama said to laughter at his American University...

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