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A Capitol Fourth 2014 Independence Day Concert Rehearsals

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‘This Land is Your Land:’ Kermit the Frog w/ Miss Piggy

While most members of Congress headed home last week, a few remained behind for a Washington tradition: the annual “A Capitol Fourth” concert, broadcast live on PBS. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat, were spotted...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Hillary Clinton: ‘A Little Bit Crazy to Run for President’

Written with Lisa Lerer, updated at 1:25 and 6 pm EDT Hillary Clinton, who’s been having trouble explaining her wealth in a series of  interviews as part of her book tour, says she can handle herself just fine. She doesn’t...

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Former President Bill Clinton during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

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Former President Bill Clinton during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Bill Clinton: Corporate Tax Reform, for Starters

Bill Clinton is nothing if not pragmatic. On the debate about illegal immigration, he says: “A lot of those people are here anyway, and if you legalize them they will pay taxes… and you will have more balance.” “I think...

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Obama Welcomes ‘Stubborn Women’ to Night of White House Soul Music

After another hard week, President Barack Obama found some unusual words of encouragement last night from Patti LaBelle. “Baby, you’ve got swag!” she told him, praising his “class” and “elegance.” In kelly green and with a sleek bob, LaBelle joined...

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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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A student walks past a copy of Aaron Shikler's official White House portrait of John F. Kennedy, during a preview of an exhibit devoted to the assassinated president at the Newseum on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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A student walks past a copy of Aaron Shikler's official White House portrait of John F. Kennedy, during a preview of an exhibit devoted to the assassinated president at the Newseum on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Newsman Lehrer’s Fictional Account of JFK Assassination

Near the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, newsman Jim Lehrer is rummaging through his memories. Recollections of the first government shutdown in 1995 are “not that vivid,” he says, but ask him about covering the...

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 6

That’s the number of broadcast television and cable news interviews that President Barack Obama will conduct today. On the eve of his nationally televised address tomorrow to make his case for a “limited’ and “proportional” military strike against Syria for...

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Opposition fighters, civilians and journalists stand near a United Nations (UN) vehicle as UN arms experts inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb on August 28, 2013, during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike.

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Opposition fighters, civilians and journalists stand near a United Nations (UN) vehicle as UN arms experts inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb on August 28, 2013, during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike.

Obama: No Decision on Syria Yet

President Barack Obama has “not made a decision” about Syria yet. So he said in an interview aired on the PBS NewsHour today, asked about authorizing a military strike against a country believed to have deployed chemical weapons on its...

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