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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk shakes hands with Acting Chief of Protocol Natalie Jones, left, as he arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2014.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk shakes hands with Acting Chief of Protocol Natalie Jones, left, as he arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2014.

‘Tear Down This Wall:’ Ukraine’s Reagan Moment (News at Seven)

“Mr. Putin, tear down this wall.” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk clearly knows a good sound bite, and the one he delivered on the White House grounds after his meeting with President Barack Obama pretty much guaranteed him a moment...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

`Obvious’ Reasons for Biden Not to Run? — Count Them

Vice President Joe Biden may see “no obvious reason” for not seeking the top job at the White House, as he told CNN, yet across the country one imagines millions of Democrats screaming back at their TV sets: “Hillary Clinton.” There are...

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The Three Square Food Bank's provisions on Nov. 12, 2013 in Las Vegas

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The Three Square Food Bank's provisions on Nov. 12, 2013 in Las Vegas

Farm Bill’s Food Stamps Reflect Decades of Savvy Politics

One of the most contentious points in the long-delayed legislation to set U.S. agricultural policy is a seemingly unrelated issue: Food assistance for the poor. Today the House passed a nearly $1 trillion “farm bill” that cuts food-stamp spending by...

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama Honors Mandela: ‘Giant of History’

What a history. In a place where one American president attempted to block sanctions against an Apartheid-enforcing government, the sitting American president came to honor the departed liberator of that once-segregated nation and its first black president. So stood the...

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

‘Texas Won’ — Fight Over, Perry Says

The California versus Texas competition that Gov. Rick Perry has popularized this year is over and — surprise —  the Texas governor thinks the Lone Star state won. “The discussion is over. The debate is over. Texas won,” Perry said...

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Baker on Iran: ‘Don’t Lose a Damn Thing by Talking’

James Baker, former secretary of state for one president and secretary of the treasury and chief of staff for another, says European leaders shouldn’t be surprised by allegations of American espionage. Recalling his time as the chief U.S. diplomat for...

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President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip (Thomas Philip) O'Neill share a meal at the White House on September 1981 in Washington, DC.

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President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip (Thomas Philip) O'Neill share a meal at the White House on September 1981 in Washington, DC.

Tip, Gipper: Debt-Raising 1981-Style

As  lawmakers clash over how to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, a new book by Chris Matthews recounts how lawmakers lifted the federal borrowing limit 33 years ago amid divided government. It was early 1981 and...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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