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A woman takes a selfie as President Barack Obama's helicopter lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House on June 26, 2014.

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A woman takes a selfie as President Barack Obama's helicopter lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House on June 26, 2014.

Obama’s Approval Slump: Elders and Women Driving it Down

It’s not only the support that President Barack Obama is losing that should concern his party heading into the midterm congressional elections. It’s whose support he’s losing. Below the surface of the latest measure of the president’s job approval today,...

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco.

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco.

#FreeZuckerberg Minted on Twitter — as Iran Summons Facebook Founder

The Iranian judiciary’s war against President Hassan Rouhani over control of the Internet took another turn as a court in southern Iran summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “The Zionist director of the company of Facebook, or his official attorney must...

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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao wave to supporters after a victory celebration on May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

McConnell-Grimes: Ground Zero

Updated at 8:48 and 10:48 am EDT, May 21 The front could not be clearer than it is in Kentucky. The stakes couldn’t be much higher than they are for Washington. The swift and expected victories of two candidates for...

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose for photographs with the 2014 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners on May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose for photographs with the 2014 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners on May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

The Gender Gap and the Top Cops

The top two officials in the U.S. government have an affinity for cops because they spend so much time with them. Barack Obama and Joe Biden aren’t allowed to spend much time alone in their jobs, so unless they’re asleep,...

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the Senate, is interviewed before an internet safety event sponsored by Google at Robert Bland Middle School in Weston, W.Va., on April 15, 2014.

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for the Senate, is interviewed before an internet safety event sponsored by Google at Robert Bland Middle School in Weston, W.Va., on April 15, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 24

West Virginia is among 24 states that have never had a female U.S. senator. The state will lose that status after a November election in which the main contenders surely will be two women, Republican Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat...

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

Biden’s Bid for Women Voters — Men Lost to Republicans?

Joe Biden has been wise to violence against women for a long time now. Just as Bill Clinton, whose wife may be gearing up for a presidential campaign in 2016, has reminded everyone this week that he was aboard the...

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

FBI’s D.C. Field Office Run by First Woman, With Eye for Detail

When FBI agent Valerie Parlave recalls the carnage of the Washington Navy Yard, the image that first comes to mind is a bullet-pierced sweater. It was three days after the Sept. 16 shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four...

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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Republicans More Likely to Vote: Democratic Strategists

Two leading Democratic political strategists are warning the party this year  that it is dangerously behind in one of the most fundamental chores of electoral politics: Convincing supporters it’s worth their while to vote. Democrats are now 7 percentage points...

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