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Chandelier made of origami at the Washington National Opera Ball at the residence of the Japanese ambassador, June 7, 2014.

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Chandelier made of origami at the Washington National Opera Ball at the residence of the Japanese ambassador, June 7, 2014.

Sushi, Sinatra and Senators: National Opera Benefit

Japanese culture was on full display at Saturday night’s Opera Ball at the home of Kenichiro Sasae, Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. It’s a longstanding tradition for embassies to host the annual event, which this year raised $1 million for the...

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Electricity cables as steam is vented at a coal fueled power plant in Underwood, North Dakota.

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Electricity cables as steam is vented at a coal fueled power plant in Underwood, North Dakota.

House Environmental Record Worst in Four Decades: League

House Republicans in 2013 had the worst environmental voting record in four decades, according to advocates for action to cut coal-plant pollution, preserve more federal land and combat global warming. In its annual Congress scorecard, the League of Conservation Voters...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

Perry PAC Airing D.C. Gridlock Ads

The political action committee promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic agenda as he ponders a 2016 bid for the presidency is airing ads criticizing gridlock in Washington while promoting governors of Republican-led states. “Conservative governors are reforming taxes and regulations,...

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 7

Updated at 7:47 am through 3:34 pm EDT With Michael C. Bender reporting on Newt Gingrich on Bloomberg Radio, Margaret Talev from the White House, and Kathleen Hunter from Congress Could the president be winning the short-term blame game? Three answers:...

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, left, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 27, 2012.

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Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, left, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 27, 2012.

Rove as Kingmaker Rejected by Republicans Seeking Better Returns

For more than a decade, Republicans have looked to Karl Rove for the solution. Now, a growing number see him as the problem. Rove, 62, has put his imprimatur and donor money behind the Conservative Victory Project, formed to choose...

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

Super-PACs Still Super With $5.4 Mln — Though `9-9-9′ Down to Last $100

One legacy of the 2012 presidential race: the super-political action committees it spawned. Weeks after the Nov. 6 election, those groups still had more than $5.4 million left to spend, Federal Election Commission reports due yesterday show. Each candidate —...

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Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House, attends the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House, attends the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Gingrich’s Debt $4.7 Million — Presidential Campaign Owes Candidate $650,000

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination owed $4.7 million at the end of 2012, including almost $650,000 to himself, Federal Election Commission filings show. Gingrich raised $24.8 million for his campaign, including $151,814 in individual...

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Former House speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during press conference in Arlington, Virginia, on May 2, 2012.

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Former House speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during press conference in Arlington, Virginia, on May 2, 2012.

Pro-Gingrich Super-PAC Head Still ‘Winning’

Three days after Election Day, Rebecca Burkett collected her 14th paycheck from Winning Our Future, a Federal Election Commission report filed today show. No matter that the super-political action committee’s preferred presidential candidate had dropped out some six months earlier....

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