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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Senate pages as he leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon after meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol on September 10, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Senate pages as he leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon after meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol on September 10, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Obama: Call In the Speechwriters

Updated at 5;50 pm EDT This is the stuff of which speechwriters are made: West Wing, get me rewrite (Ben Rhodes). President Barack Obama has reserved time on national television at 9 pm EDT tonight to make his case for...

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

Rice Riled by Palestine Placard

Just because a United Nations name plate calls you a state, that doesn’t make you one. Still, at the world body, any entity, state or non-state can name itself. Following a largely symbolic vote in the UN’s 193-member General Assembly,...

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A Libyan woman raises her ink stained finger as she leaves a polling station after voting for Libya's General National Assembly in Tripoli on July 7, 2012.

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A Libyan woman raises her ink stained finger as she leaves a polling station after voting for Libya's General National Assembly in Tripoli on July 7, 2012.

Rice Tweets: Libyan Women Kick…

Written by Flavia Krause-Jackson in New York Even after a bruising week on Capitol Hill ducking cameras, Susan Rice has kept her voice alive on Twitter. Today was no exception. As @ambassadorrice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations branded...

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