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Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on May 8, 2013, to mark the upcoming Victory Day.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on May 8, 2013, to mark the upcoming Victory Day.

Putin’s Russia, His Father’s Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris today. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives promises to finish work on a series of sanctions punishing Russia for its incursion in Crimea and $1 billion...

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Walker’s ‘Midwestern Filter’ vs Christie, Cruz Inside DC

Written with Julie Hirschfeld Davis The way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sen.Ted Cruz see the ideal 2016 Republican presidential nominee, it sounds a lot like themselves. For Walker, 46, that means a candidate “with firm roots from outside...

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(L-R) Rep. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-KY), Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take a coffee break on the Senate steps on October 3, 2013.

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(L-R) Rep. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-KY), Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take a coffee break on the Senate steps on October 3, 2013.

Paul: Yellen Fed Chairman ‘In All Likelihood’

Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky long critical of the Federal Reserve, predicted today that Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen will win  Senate confirmation to succeed Ben Bernanke as central bank chairman. Asked if Yellen will be confirmed, Paul...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 11

Updated at 7:12 through 4:30 pm EDT With reporting on “Political Capital” program interviews by Jonathan Salant Getting there, slowly: “Discussions are still ongoing with the White House,,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said this afternoon, as the...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters before heading to a Republican Senate policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters before heading to a Republican Senate policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Graham: Deal Revenue With Cuts

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he supports a package of entitlement-program trims and revenue increases to replace across-the-board spending cuts that are hurting federal programs and the military. “I would look at three pots of money to replace sequestration,” Graham,...

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From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, repeat their resolve to not touch the Affordable Care Act if House Republicans make rescinding Obamacare a part of a continuing resolution to fund the government, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2013.

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From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, repeat their resolve to not touch the Affordable Care Act if House Republicans make rescinding Obamacare a part of a continuing resolution to fund the government, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2013.

Murray Sees Republicans Yielding

Republicans seeking to curb President Barack Obama’s health-care law probably will capitulate to demands from Democrats to enact a “clean” bill raising the nation’s debt ceiling, the Senate’s top Democratic budget writer says. “I see no deals on the debt ceiling,”...

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Janet Yellen attends a seminar on 'Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections' during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.

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Janet Yellen attends a seminar on 'Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections' during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.

Pelosi: Woman Fed Chair ‘Excellent’

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says that while Larry Summers and Janet Yellen, considered two of the frontrunners for chairman of the Federal Reserve, are well-qualified candidates, “it would be great to have a woman.” Yellen is “extremely talented,” the...

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People walk by a Verizon advertisement on June 7, 2013 in New York City.

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People walk by a Verizon advertisement on June 7, 2013 in New York City.

Manchin Challenges Obama on Surveillance

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is breaking with a fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, over the administration’s broad surveillance of telephone calls and Internet usage. “It bothers me, and I think it bothers you and every other American,” Manchin...

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

Immigration: Obama, Senate Leaders Pushing Reforms at ‘Starting Gate’

Senate Democrats plan to put forward an immigration proposal next week, with President Barack Obama telling Hispanic lawmakers that he intends to push legislation as quickly as possible. Obama will begin a public campaign to build support for an immigration...

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Haley Barbour

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Haley Barbour

Barbour: Dividing Electoral Votes Wrong

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour is not a supporter of Republican proposals to allocate electoral votes in some states by congressional district rather than winner-take-all. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” he says in an interview on...

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