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Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian during clashes following traditional Friday prayers near the Old City in East Jerusalem on July 25, 2014.

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Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian during clashes following traditional Friday prayers near the Old City in East Jerusalem on July 25, 2014.

Fighting on Beaches, Fields, Streets — and Twitter

Fighting on the beaches, fighting in the fields and streets — and fighting on the Internet: The Twitter campaign of the Israeli Defense Forces is waged in the same call to arms for a besieged nation’s defense that Winston Churchill...

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Choice: ‘Right Thing… When the Public Isn’t With You’

Updated at 2 pm and 5 pm EDT Mid-afternoon at the White House, President Barack Obama sat down with the leaders of both parties of the House and Senate. This sort of parley seldom takes place in the Obama White...

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

Obama: On Hitting Home Runs

  President Barack Obama has taken some heat lately for talking about hitting “singles” and “doubles” in the game of foreign policy. In addressing the array of challenges the U.S. faces on foreign fronts, Obama has spoken of the incremental...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signs a copy of his new book 'Immigration Wars' during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signs a copy of his new book 'Immigration Wars' during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Bush Book Club: Open-Kindle Test

In the unending search for contrasts between the two public Bush brothers, rule out a love for books. This was prompted by the report in the New York Times over the weekend about the multitasking-reading Jeb Bush — sometimes with...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco.

Jeb Bush’s Brand Problem

Big names are good for big numbers in early polling — usually. Ask Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive front-runner for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination without even declaring her intentions to run. She has the sort of public name identification...

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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

Brown: Banking Bill Moribund — Boehner ‘Speaker of Tea Party’

Sen. Sherrod Brown, co-sponsor of a bill to prevent any one financial institution from growing so large that it could jeopardize the economy or require another federal bailout, sees little likelihood of anything passing this year — not his plan,...

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

Florida: What Happened — ‘Amazing Grace?’ — Can’t Blame Turnout

Updated with White House reaction at 2:50 pm EDT That was a “big win” in Florida for the Republicans. So says House Speaker John Boehner, whose caucus hasn’t grown as a result of Republican David Jolly’s election to the Tampa...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Union City, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Union City, N.J.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

That’s how many states are holding governors’ elections next year. Republicans are the defending party in 22 of those contests, compared with 14 for the Democrats. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates Republican-held governorships in Florida, Maine, Michigan and Pennsylvania...

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President Barack Obama during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington on Nov. 19, 2013.

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President Barack Obama during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington on Nov. 19, 2013.

Obama White House: Fixing ‘This Whole Website Thing’

”My web-site’s not working the way it’s supposed to,” President Barack Obama told a group of corporate CEOs assembled today in Washington. That’s the Obamacare website, the broken online portal to the new health insurance exchanges that are supposed to...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on Nov. 5, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on Nov. 5, 2013.

Christie: ‘I’m Going to Be Me’

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, fresh off a landslide re-election victory, says his biggest accomplishment as governor was to “change the conversation.” “I’m playing with house money” as a Republican in Democratic-leaning New Jersey, Christie said at the Wall...

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