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People from Mexico cheer and wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego on March 20, 2013.

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People from Mexico cheer and wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego on March 20, 2013.

Immigration ‘Real Possibility:’ Schumer — ‘Time to Deal:’ Boehner

Anything short of a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. was said to be a non-starter in Democratic circles. Now the Republican-run House’s talk of an alternative — some legal status for the undocumented...

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014

State of the Union Ratings: Lowest — FOX Won Cable Views

Updated at 3 pm EST with cable TV ratings The early numbers are in, and they’re pointing to a new record low for TV audiences viewing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches. Between 21 million and 22 million...

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

Guantanamo: No Running Milk and Honey at a Place Obama Can’t Close

This man has been imprisoned at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since it opened more than a decade ago. Abdul Malik Wahab al Rahabi is among the 155 inmates still held at an off-shore lockup whose population...

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Joe Biden, U.S. vice president, left, talks to House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, before the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Joe Biden, U.S. vice president, left, talks to House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, before the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Biden-Boehner Whispers: Immigration — ‘We May Get Something Done’

Vice President Joe Biden told House Speaker John Boehner during the State of the Union address that the Republican-run House should pass an immigration bill and work out details in conference with the Senate. Biden said so today in a...

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Obama presidential campaign supporters in 2008.

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Obama presidential campaign supporters in 2008.

Obama Still ‘Believes,’ Circa 2008

President Barack Obama slipped the slogan in at the very end of his State of the Union address last night — unobtrusively, right after his speech hit its emotional high point with the praise and gratitude he directed toward wounded Army...

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President Barack Obama with House Speaker John Boehner at the State of the Union address of 2011, the year after Obamacare passed. White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama with House Speaker John Boehner at the State of the Union address of 2011, the year after Obamacare passed. White House Photo by Pete Souza

Boehner Less Grumpy, Still Didn’t Like What He Heard

From his perch right behind President Barack Obama during tonight’s State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner wasn’t as sour in reacting to parts of the speech he clearly didn’t cotton to as he was last year (when perhaps the results of the...

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President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Bloomberg Photo / Andrew Harrer

Obama: ‘The Danger Remains’

“When I took office, nearly 180,000 Americans were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said President Barack Obama, who opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq before his election to the Senate from Illinois yet has executed a hard-charging ground and drone...

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