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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

Giffords Soaring at ‘Top of the Sky’

Updated at 4:05 pm EST It was three years ago today that a gunman stepped into a small crowd where an Arizona congresswoman was greeting constituents and opened fire. Gabby Giffords survived a devastating bullet to the head, but six...

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President George W. Bush hugs his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, during a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, in this 2006 file photo.

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President George W. Bush hugs his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, during a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, in this 2006 file photo.

Bush on Bush: ‘Great President’

When George W. Bush endorses Jeb Bush for president, that’s, well, one vote at least. “Jeb should run for president if he wants to. He would be a great president,” the 43rd president said during an appearance on NBC’s “The...

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Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam on "Saturday Night Live."

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Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam on "Saturday Night Live."

‘Ford Nation:’ Reality TV Toronto-Style

First came a mayor’s denial of crack cocaine use. Then a mayor’s admission. The contrition and rehabilitation. Now  comes “Ford Nation:” Starting tonight, Canada’s Sun News network will air a weekly talk show featuring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

Obama Nearing All-Time Low in Gallup Approval Ratings: 39%

President Barack Obama is near matching his all-time low in job approval in the Gallup Poll. The 39 percent approval rating reported by Gallup today — an average of surveys conducted Saturday through Monday — is close to the 38-percent...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

Obama’s 40: The New 38?

Updated at 1:10 pm EST with Sunday’s survey President Barack Obama’s approval rating has reached a round number: Forty — in the average of Gallup surveys taken through Sunday. Obama approval rating (Gallup) hit a two year low over the...

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U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey. Voters go to the polls November 5.

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U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey. Voters go to the polls November 5.

Booker Blasts Rival as Tea Partier — Lonegan Raises Money in Debate

Cory Booker tried to slam opponent Steven Lonegan as a leader in the state’s Tea Party movement during the final debate of New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election last night. The problem for Booker is that each time he did...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

Clinton Documentary Pre-Empted: Producer Says No One’s Talking

Updated at 12:43 pm EDT CNN’s planned documentary about Hillary Clinton which so angered Republican Party leaders that they voted to ban the network from 2016 presidential primary debates has been cancelled, according to the project’s director. In a blog...

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

Countdown to Shutdown: 2 Days

Updated at 9:20, 10:40 am and 3:07 pm EDT They say it’s not about a shutdown. They say it’s about fixing, if not defunding, what they call “Obama-care.” Yet the Republican-run House’s action early this morning, almost strictly along party...

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