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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Rommney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Rommney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Romney 2016: Buchanan Says Why

Pat Buchanan, whom many will remember as one of the more extremist candidates to run for president in modern times, says mainstream America may be ready for Mitt Romney one more time. “The establishment Republican Party is seeing that Chris...

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Climate Change Real Issue for Republican Mayor if Not House

On the day the Republican-led Congress held a hearing to cast doubt on the connections between freak storms and climate change, a Republican mayor from Indiana sat down for lunch in Washington and offered a quite different assessment. “Everybody sees...

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The photo of John Kennedy Jr. peeking out from The Resolute Desk in the Oval Office was one of the images captured while the president's wife was away and he would call in a photographer -- this one, by Alan Stanley Tretick, for Look magazine.

The photo of John Kennedy Jr. peeking out from The Resolute Desk in the Oval Office was one of the images captured while the president's wife was away and he would call in a photographer -- this one, by Alan Stanley Tretick, for Look magazine.

JFK Plus 50 Years: Media Era

Without the media, there would have been no “Camelot.” If the media and the news cycle were then what it is today, there would have been no honeymoon either. Meandering through Washington’s Newseum today, through three floors of iconic photographs...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

Obama Nearing All-Time Low in Gallup Approval Ratings: 39%

President Barack Obama is near matching his all-time low in job approval in the Gallup Poll. The 39 percent approval rating reported by Gallup today — an average of surveys conducted Saturday through Monday — is close to the 38-percent...

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Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Prague, Oklahoma.

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Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Prague, Oklahoma.

Keystone Pipeline Route Could Go Through Alaska

If Republicans in Congress are able to force President Barack Obama into approving the Keystone XL pipeline as part of a deal to head off default, they can look to Alaska for a model. The Republican-led House of Representatives has...

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David Frost, left, with President Richard Nixon prior to a taping of an interview, on May 4, 1977.

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David Frost, left, with President Richard Nixon prior to a taping of an interview, on May 4, 1977.

Nixon Tapes: Some ‘Offensive’

The final public installment of the Nixon tapes are out — some of those 3,700 hours of conversations in the Oval Office recorded between February 1971 and July 1973. The last 340 hours available for public consumption were released today...

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President Barack Obama walks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, right, as they leave the Gridiron Dinner through a loading area at a hotel in Washington, on March 9, 2013.

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President Barack Obama walks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, right, as they leave the Gridiron Dinner through a loading area at a hotel in Washington, on March 9, 2013.

Obama’s Gridiron: Jindal’s Night

President Barack Obama, wearing white tie and tails at Washington’s premiere show of political satire, made light of budget cuts consuming the capital. “Because of sequester, they cut my tails,” Obama said at the head table of the Gridiron Club’s...

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People celebrate the news that President Barack Obama has won re-election in New York.

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People celebrate the news that President Barack Obama has won re-election in New York.

Public Campaign Financing: Congressional as Well as Presidential

Following the first privately funded presidential election since the Watergate scandals that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, some House Democrats are trying to make public financing more attractive for those seeking the White House — and expand...

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A jazz trio performs during the reception at the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington on Jan. 9, 2013.

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A jazz trio performs during the reception at the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington on Jan. 9, 2013.

Nixon Wouldn’t `Pussyfoot’ at Cliff

Richard Nixon’s friends turned out for his 100th. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Sens. Fred Thompson and Elizabeth Dole were among the politicos who turned out last night to celebrate Nixon’s centennial. Hosted by the Richard Nixon Foundation,...

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