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Rep. Ed Whittfield, Connie Whitfield and Amb. Francois Delattre.

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Rep. Ed Whittfield, Connie Whitfield and Amb. Francois Delattre.

Ambassadors’ Mansions are Jewels of Washington’s Embassies

The biggest jewel in the crown of some Washington embassies is the ambassador’s residence, especially the mansions owned by Great Britain, Italy, and France where diplomats can entertain a wide swath of capital elites in style. Getting an invite to...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 10th National Automobile Dealers Association Convention on Jan. 27, 2014 in New Orleans.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 10th National Automobile Dealers Association Convention on Jan. 27, 2014 in New Orleans.

Hillary Clinton’s Advantage, 15-20% and Counting

Hillary Clinton is sitting on top of the political world. For all the talk about potential challengers within her own party for the 2016 presidential nomination, and match-ups with the best-known Republicans, the former secretary of state, senator from New...

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The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Keystone Report Disappointing Foes

Written with Mark Drajem and Jonathan Allen The State Department is preparing a report that will probably disappoint environmentalists and opponents of the Keystone pipeline, according to people who have been briefed on the draft of the document. While the...

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The Intercontinental Hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on November 21, 2013.

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The Intercontinental Hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on November 21, 2013.

Waiting for Kerry: P5+1 Reporters Forced to Order Wine or Move On

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva stuttered into a third day after negotiators failed to make a breakthrough. All day, rumors circulated that foreign ministers from Britain, China, France, Russia, the U.S. and Germany...

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Building Keystone Pipeline: Relationships First

A lobbyist working to promote the Keystone XL pipeline on behalf of the province of Alberta had 20 meetings with senators and their staff from March through May. The province, a big backer of the $5.3 billion link between its...

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A Tyrannosaurus Rex, left, and an Allosaurus backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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A Tyrannosaurus Rex, left, and an Allosaurus backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York.

‘European Race’ Going Way of Dinosaurs, Iranian General Predicts

From the Tehran Ticker: Iran’s conservative forces don’t limit themselves to rejecting any rapprochement with the U.S. — they are pretty hard on the Europeans as well. The head of the paramilitary Basij organization, a less refined version of the...

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