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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

Jeb (Not That One) Bush: Immigration Must Pass

Follow the byline closely in this appeal for congressional action on immigration: Jeb Bush. No, not the former governor of Florida, president’s son and president’s brother and co-author of “Immigration Wars.” Jeb Bush Jr. The ex-governor’s younger son, president’s grandson...

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

Graham’s Benghazi Blockade?

Just when you thought Benghazi was behind us, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has sent up a certain flare. Where are the #Benghazi survivors? I’m going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available...

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) during a news conference on October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) during a news conference on October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Reid: ‘Bunch of Insane People in the House’

Harry Reid loves that adage rightly or wrongly attributed to Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin or Mark Twain about the definition of insanity: Doing something over and over again and expecting different results. By that definition, Reid suggests, Washington is an...

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First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech during the Bowie State University graduation ceremony at the Comcast Center on the campus of the University of Maryland on May 17, 2013 in College Park, Maryland. Obama received and Honorary Doctor of Laws degree before addressing the 600 graduates of Maryland's oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country.

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First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech during the Bowie State University graduation ceremony at the Comcast Center on the campus of the University of Maryland on May 17, 2013 in College Park, Maryland. Obama received and Honorary Doctor of Laws degree before addressing the 600 graduates of Maryland's oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country.

Michelle Obama: The Bangs Are Gone

That midlife crisis is over, it appears: Credit The Hill for noticing the first lady’s appearance at Bowie State University for a commencement address sans bangs. The forehead covering first appeared on her 49th birthday in January, just in time...

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Senator John McCain flashes the thumb-up when asked by a reporter about how the meeting went outside the Jefferson Hotel following a dinner with President Barack Obama and a group of fellow Republican senators on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

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Senator John McCain flashes the thumb-up when asked by a reporter about how the meeting went outside the Jefferson Hotel following a dinner with President Barack Obama and a group of fellow Republican senators on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

Obama’s Republican Table: Thumbs Up — President Picks Up the Tab

Updated at 9 am EST, March 7 The food, at least, must have been good. The Republicans who dined with President Barack Obama tonight were holding thumbs up on their way out of the Jefferson Hotel this evening. Sen. John...

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Long Island Association fall luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Oct. 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Long Island Association fall luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Oct. 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York.

Cheney Headed for Hell: Congressman

Further proof that the rifts in Washington are not all partisan: A Republican congressman unhappy with some of the wars the U.S. has waged suggests that former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the champions of the U.S. invasion of...

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