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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

Snow Blinds Washington — Hold Your Questions, Please

The snow that started falling on Washington before dawn has becoming something of a white-out at the nation’s capital, with fine flakes blown by blustery winds burying the district and surroundings in a blanket of silence. In a town whose...

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

Guantanamo: No Running Milk and Honey at a Place Obama Can’t Close

This man has been imprisoned at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since it opened more than a decade ago. Abdul Malik Wahab al Rahabi is among the 155 inmates still held at an off-shore lockup whose population...

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

NSA Surveillance Live-Blog on Obama: Privacy, Security and Politics

Updated at 11:15 am and throughout the speech to Noon EST President Barack Obama today is attempting to frame the matter of secret government surveillance in the context of a nation’s long history of self-survival in a dangerous world. Once...

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A Tea Party supporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 4, 2013.

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A Tea Party supporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 4, 2013.

‘Hall of Shame:’ Exorcising Republicans Leading Party Astray

“It’s not a warm and fuzzy ad.” – Former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, talking about the ad his Mainstreet Advocacy is airing featuring failed Republican candidates for Senate: Todd Akin of Missouri talking about “legitimate rape,” and Christine O’Donnell...

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President-elect Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial during an inaugural concert in Washington on Jan. 18, 2009.

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President-elect Barack Obama speaks at the Lincoln Memorial during an inaugural concert in Washington on Jan. 18, 2009.

Obama: ‘The Dream of a King’

Fifty years ago today, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before a quarter million people and a watching nation “to cash a check” — that “promissory note” of freedom for all which...

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Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., right, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), walks with Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Vice Chairman, to a discussion of the JTC on the topic of reforming the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., right, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), walks with Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Vice Chairman, to a discussion of the JTC on the topic of reforming the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Zero-Based Tax Reform: Camp, Baucus (‘Max and Dave’)

Welcome to Taxreform.gov — a new bipartisan entry on the Internet sponsored by Rep. Dave Camp, Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Camp says he is...

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The U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona.

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The U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona.

Low-IQ Immigrants: Not Heritage Policy

The Heritage Foundation has taken some hits for projecting 50 years out with its projection that the cost of government services for undocumented immigrants becoming citizens will far exceed the tax revenue they contribute to the economy — by about...

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Sen. Rand Paul introduces his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep Ron Paul on January 2, 2012 in Davenport, Iowa.

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Sen. Rand Paul introduces his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep Ron Paul on January 2, 2012 in Davenport, Iowa.

Rand Paul’s Ron Paul Advice

Like father, like son? Not if he knows what’s good for him, some are saying of Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky — suggesting that, for all the popularity his father enjoyed in his bids for a presidential nomination, he’ll need...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), center, and Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) depart from a Senate subway car as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), center, and Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) depart from a Senate subway car as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Rand Paul: Role of Government

Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky with a libertarian outlook and son of the retired congressman from Texas who ran for president with an appeal to libertarian instincts, says there is a goal for government. Protecting your property. “If...

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A man holds a semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

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A man holds a semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

Biden on Gun-Rules: ‘Will of the People’

Vice President Joe Biden, who has suggested that anyone interested in assault weapons for home protection should go buy a shotgun instead, also sees no value in mega-clips for hunters. “If you can’t get the deer in three shots, you...

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