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Republican Senator Ted Cruz Speaks At The Heritage Foundation

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Cruz Control: ‘Nobody Should Be Surprised’ That DC ‘Pushes Back’

  One of your party’s elder statesmen — one nominated for the presidency — has called you a “wacko bird.” Many of your party’s leaders have denounced your tactic of grinding the government to a 16-day halt in a futile...

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Members of the Youngs Together activist group with masks of Edward Snowden during a public hearing of Brazil-based Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, at the Brazilian Senate's foreign relations committee, in Brasilia, on August 6, 2013.

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Members of the Youngs Together activist group with masks of Edward Snowden during a public hearing of Brazil-based Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, at the Brazilian Senate's foreign relations committee, in Brasilia, on August 6, 2013.

Pope Person of the Year, Snowden Vice Person?

Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” inevitably stirs a robust debate –as that honor has gone to people infamous for evil as well as famous for good. Today’s pick of Pope Francis has stirred a mischievous strain of debate, suggesting...

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An edition of the South China Morning Post carrying the story of  Edward Snowden on its front page in Hong Kong on June 13, 2013.

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An edition of the South China Morning Post carrying the story of Edward Snowden on its front page in Hong Kong on June 13, 2013.

NSA Leaks: Support, Little Sympathy for the Leaker

Edward Snowden has a lot of public support, it appears, for his leaking of once-secret information about government surveillance of domestic telephone records and international Internet traffic. Yet not a lot of sympathy. Fifty-four percent of those surveyed by Time...

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White House press secretary Jay Carney, rear, is seen on a television monitor during his daily news briefing at the White House.

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White House press secretary Jay Carney, rear, is seen on a television monitor during his daily news briefing at the White House.

Carney: ‘Scandals Metastasize’ — in the Industrial-Scandal Complex

In Washington, it’s often more the cover-up than the scandal that undoes a president. “And when it’s over, we’ll be hard-pressed to remember how it began.” So wrote Jay Carney, then a correspondent for Time magazine, in 2007, in the...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College, on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College, on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.

Christie and Ginjer: 67% and Smiling

Six months after Sandy, the shores of New Jersey and New York are still climbing out of the rubble of a super-storm’s wrath. Billions of dollars in federal aid which took three months to secure from a resistant House are...

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President Barack Obama is Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

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President Barack Obama is Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

Obama Time’s `Person of the Year’

President Barack Obama, who won re-election last month and is the “author of a new America,” is Time magazine’s Person of the Year for a second time, the publication said today. The president joins 12 others who have been honored...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama’s Early Ohio Voting a Boon — Five-Point State Lead in Time Poll

While President Barack Obama is virtually tied with Republican Mitt Romney in some Ohio polls, he holds a commanding lead among early voters in one new survey today. Among Ohioans who have not yet voted, the candidates are in a...

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Luciano Guadalupe joins demonstrators protesting outside the site of a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Luciano Guadalupe joins demonstrators protesting outside the site of a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Romney’s `Swift-Baining, Tippy-Toes’ and Possible Return on Disclosure

Mitt Romney “on his tippy-toes.” It’s a curious image to conjure. Yet there’s a lot of dancing going on in campaign circles today. As Romney’s campaign accused President Barack Obama of taking special care of his friendly donors, the president’s...

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