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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

Rubio’s Rising Tea Party Tide

Written with Jonathan Salant — updated at 2 pm, May 13 A political career is all about choices. With the stances one takes, the votes one casts, the more that accrues in the public record, the less any political player...

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Republican Rebranding, Year Later: Priebus Predicting 2014 ‘Home Run’

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, predicts a “tsunami-type election” in 2014, with his party winning control of the Senate and enhancing its House majority. The chairman credits the president’s health-care law for boosting Republican prospects. “Obamacare is...

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An Afghan Army soldier, left, and soldiers with the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Parsa in Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2013.

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An Afghan Army soldier, left, and soldiers with the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Parsa in Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2013.

Obama Should Take Credit for Afghanistan, McKeon Says

President Barack Obama is too quiet about one of the top accomplishments of his administration, House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon says. McKeon, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon today, said the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan has been a...

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In this Nov. 19, 2009 file photo former Captain of the container ship Maersk Alabama, Richard Phillips, listens to a question during a news conference in Norfolk, Va.

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In this Nov. 19, 2009 file photo former Captain of the container ship Maersk Alabama, Richard Phillips, listens to a question during a news conference in Norfolk, Va.

Captain Phillips Sending Out an S.O.S. in Shut-Down Washington

An S.O.S. from the captain of the Maersk Alabama: Capt. Richard Phillips, once a hostage of Somali pirates, is using his fame to draw bureaucratic attention to a federal program in danger of being cut even before it was shut...

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Benjamin "Ben" Jealous, president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in Washington, D.C.

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Benjamin "Ben" Jealous, president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in Washington, D.C.

NAACP’s Jealous: Story in the States

The next generation of civil rights leaders is working in the states rather than on the federal level. So says Ben Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, speaking at the National Press Club a...

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Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, famous for her 12-hour filibuster attempt against an anti-abortion rights bill, speaks at a fundraiser on July 25, 2013, in Washington.

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Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, famous for her 12-hour filibuster attempt against an anti-abortion rights bill, speaks at a fundraiser on July 25, 2013, in Washington.

Davis Remains Undecided on 2014 Texas Bid

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat who drew national attention for a more than 11-hour filibuster seeking to block new abortion restrictions, says she’s certain she’ll run for one of two offices next year: her current seat in the legislature or the governor’s office....

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Texas delegates during the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2012.

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Texas delegates during the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2012.

RNC Told: Fewer Debates, More Populism, More Women on TV

Updated at 9:40 am EDT A Republican National Committee report says the party should change the way it recruits candidates, talks to voters, uses technology, raises money and reaches out to minorities in an effort to appeal to a broader base of voters and...

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Former senior executive with the National Security Agency, Thomas Drake, leaves the U.S. Courthouse in Baltimore in this 2011 file photo.

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Former senior executive with the National Security Agency, Thomas Drake, leaves the U.S. Courthouse in Baltimore in this 2011 file photo.

NSA Watching Reporters: Whistleblower

Whistle-blower Thomas Drake says reporters are being tracked by the government, particularly if they cover national security issues or major banks. “It’s routine,” Drake said, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington today. “Anybody that writes in this space,...

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa answers a question at the National Press Club in Washington, on Jan. 14, 2013.

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa answers a question at the National Press Club in Washington, on Jan. 14, 2013.

Villaraigosa: Obama’s `Seminal’ Vote Sign for Republicans on Immigration

President Barack Obama’s winning coalition of Hispanics, blacks, women, Jews, Asians and young people marked a “seminal” event in U.S. politics, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said today. Villaraigosa said the electorate that gave fellow Democrat Obama a second term...

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Singer James Taylor performs on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

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Singer James Taylor performs on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

James Taylor Live: Left, Right Unite: `May Have to Go Over Cliff’

Updated at 3:20 pm EST Singer-songwriter James Taylor, a self-described “yellow dog Democrat,” took a victory lap at the National Press Club today. Taylor campaigned for President Barack Obama’s re-election, including performing at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where...

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