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A sign advertising the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit outside the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2014.

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A sign advertising the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit outside the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2014.

African View of U.S.: World’s Best

If African leaders like what they hear in Washington this week, some of their countries already had a pretty good feeling about the place heading into the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit playing out in the capital. How African nations view US...

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 45, 37

 Forty-five percent of registered voters who say they plan to vote Republican for Congress in the Nov. 4 election say they’re more enthusiastic about voting than in previous congressional elections, compared with 37 percent of Democratic backers, according to the...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden  in Washington on April 2, 2013.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden in Washington on April 2, 2013.

2016: The Competency Election

If 2000 was the decency election, and 2008 the change election, 2016 could become the competency election. If each presidential election for an open White House offers the American public a new course — specifically in reaction to the most...

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Chairs before the start of a Tea Party Express rally for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Chairs before the start of a Tea Party Express rally for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Red vs. Blue? Pew Finds Eight Colors

Tim Russert, the deceased anchor of NBC’s “Meet the Press” program, is often credited with coining the phrases “red state” and “blue state” to explain the U.S. political divide. The reality is much more complex, according to a study released...

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People march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights during a May Day march on May 1, 2014.

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People march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights during a May Day march on May 1, 2014.

Latino Job Growth Driven by U.S.-Born

For the first time in nearly two decades, immigrants no longer account for the majority of Hispanic workers in America, a Pew Research Center report released today shows. That distinction comes as the Latino U.S.-born workforce continues to rapidly expand,...

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Polarization, American-Style: Partisans See Opponents as Threats

It’s a poisonous potion: “Increasingly Ideological Uniformity.” “Partisan Animosity.” Stir it up: Political Polarization. And this toxic mix of unyielding opinions is stronger than it has been in two decades, according to the Pew Research Center, out with a phone...

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Wanted: President w/ Experience — Not Necessarily Washington

What’s it going to take to run for president? Military service is a big plus — the biggest in the Pew Research Center’s survey of what attributes American voters are seeking in a candidate. Yet none of the major contenders...

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