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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Hillary Clinton ‘Strong, Honest, Likable:’ Pew Survey

Hillary Clinton is tough — 69 percent of those surveyed say so. For all the criticism about that Russian “reset button” emerging from the flare-up in U.S.-Russian relations over Ukraine, two-thirds of those surveyed say the former secretary of sate...

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Jeb Bush Tops List Republicans Want to See Run in 2016: NYT/CBS Poll

Written with Ryan Kerr Just as Jeb Bush’s words about the possible difficulty of his family name in another presidential campaign were settling in — a concern which he says Hillary Clinton should have as well — comes a new...

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

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Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville.

McConnell Welcomes Clinton, Again

Mitch McConnell says he’s happy to have Bill Clinton in Kentucky. The former president has gone there to campaign for the Democrat hoping to unseat the Senate’s minority leader in November, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. He went...

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Older people exercise to the morning radio calisthenics broadcast at a park in Tokyo, Japan.

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Older people exercise to the morning radio calisthenics broadcast at a park in Tokyo, Japan.

Americans Less Worried than Asians About Aging: Pew Global Poll

The world is getting older. To be more precise, the proportion of the global population estimated to be 65 and older is projected to triple to 1.5 billion by 2050, according to a new survey by the Washington-based Pew Research...

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at the Community Health and Social Services Center in Detroit on Nov. 15, 2013 .

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at the Community Health and Social Services Center in Detroit on Nov. 15, 2013 .

Selling Obamacare: Three-Week Run

When all else fails, call in the salesman. The White House, insistent that its failing HealthCare.Gov is finally on the mend, is rolling out its salesman-in-chief for the Affordable Care Act, that law formerly known around the West Wing as...

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor, visits former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's Public Policy class at Virginia Commonwealth University September 5, 2013 in Richmond.

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor, visits former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's Public Policy class at Virginia Commonwealth University September 5, 2013 in Richmond.

McAuliffe: ‘A Good Campaign Manager’ – and Some Big Ads

If polling is to be believed, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has flipped his fortunes. In the contest with Republican Ken Cucinelli, a new Washington Post poll shows Virginians ready to elect McAuliffe by the same margin they were ready to hand Cucinelli...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

Obama’s Final Campaign Started Today

“I have now run my last campaign,” President Barack Obama said today before a cheering crowd in Galesburg, Illinois. He cares about only one thing now, he said — that which he can achieve in the remaining 1,276 days of...

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British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street, London, at the start of her third term in office.

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British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street, London, at the start of her third term in office.

Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton: Name?

With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, the only female prime minister in the United Kingdom’s history, the folks at the Pew Research Center are pointing out to public expectations about the election of a female American president. The last time...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press briefing March 14, 2013 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press briefing March 14, 2013 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Boehner: Tax Talk ‘Over’

Updated at 11:30 am EDT House Speaker John Boehner has given at the office. And he’s not giving any more on taxes, he reasserted today. The Ohio Republican, in an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz airing on “This Week”...

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President Barack Obama waits for a heavy rain to pass before crossing West Executive Avenue from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to the West Wing of the White House, March 12, 2013.

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President Barack Obama waits for a heavy rain to pass before crossing West Executive Avenue from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to the West Wing of the White House, March 12, 2013.

Obama Slips Below 50% — White House: ‘Everyone Looks Bad’

President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped below 50 percent in a new survey, as the public sours on Washington’s handling of the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that went into effect at the beginning of the month. The...

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