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Political strategist Dick Morris addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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Political strategist Dick Morris addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Clinton Speech That Wasn’t: ‘Mother’ No Adjective — in ‘Your Walkman’

Jim Warren has gone wading into the swamp of the released papers at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock and come out with a speech the president could have given, had one of his wilder writers had his way....

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Lady Gaga speaks at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards at Harlow on September 6, 2013 in New York City.

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Lady Gaga speaks at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards at Harlow on September 6, 2013 in New York City.

@LadyGaga Gaga Over #Obamacare

It’s true that President Barack Obama has some friends in the entertainment business. He raises campaign cash among the filmmakers, and allies have called on celebrities to tout  his “Obama-care.” The president’s social media-savvy supporters asked influential supporters to promote...

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Israelis protest against President Barack Obama and call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed in 1987 on charges of spying on the U.S., on March 21, 2013 in Jerusalem.

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Israelis protest against President Barack Obama and call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed in 1987 on charges of spying on the U.S., on March 21, 2013 in Jerusalem.

Washington Daybook: The Price of Secrets

How tough is the U.S. on people who reveal classified information? Twenty-seven years ago this month, intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard pleaded guilty to passing classified documents to Israel. Despite personal pleas by Israeli leaders for his release, Pollard remains in...

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Randal Milch, executive vice president and general counsel with Verizon Communications Inc., testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 2012.

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Randal Milch, executive vice president and general counsel with Verizon Communications Inc., testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Can You Hear Me Now?

Attorney General Eric Holder may be defending more than his budget in his appearance before a Senate committee today. The revelation that the Obama administration is collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers using a secret court order...

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A former female solder, who was sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S. Army, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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A former female solder, who was sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S. Army, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Washington Daybook: Accountability

Call it Accountability Day. The Gallup polling organization held a press conference to explain why its 2012 presidential polling was off. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be asked to explain to a Senate Committee what he’s...

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Christian Slayton, 12, prays while Ret. Marine SSG Tim Chambers salutes fallen soldiers during the Memorial Day Rolling Thunder ride in Washington, DC on May 27, 2012.

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Christian Slayton, 12, prays while Ret. Marine SSG Tim Chambers salutes fallen soldiers during the Memorial Day Rolling Thunder ride in Washington, DC on May 27, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Rolling Thunder

President Barack Obama speaks at the Naval Academy commencement today. Later, he’ll hold a bill-signing ceremony at the White House to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to victims of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, 50 years...

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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, burn a replica drone as they shout slogans during protest rally in Islamabad on October 28, 2011 against the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal regions.

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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, burn a replica drone as they shout slogans during protest rally in Islamabad on October 28, 2011 against the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal regions.

Washington Daybook: Targeted Killings

President Barack Obama will address the targeted killing of terrorists using drones a day after Attorney General Eric Holder said U.S. drone strikes killed four American citizens in Yemen and Pakistan in September 2011. Obama will also repeat his intention...

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Prince Harry talks to staff Sergeant Timothy Payne, right, during his visit to the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treating wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy on May 10, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Prince Harry talks to staff Sergeant Timothy Payne, right, during his visit to the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treating wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy on May 10, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Washington Daybook: Coming and Going

With nice weather comes the visitors. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron follows Prince Harry in town today. Cameron meets with President Barack Obama at the White House. Later, Obama heads to New York where he’ll headline a $32,400-a-person evening fundraiser...

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Prince Harry with first lady Michelle Obama during an event to honor military families at the White House on May 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Prince Harry with first lady Michelle Obama during an event to honor military families at the White House on May 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Washington Daybook: Harrymania

Prince Harry was the subject of so many photographs by young, female Capitol Hill staffers during his visit yesterday that London’s Daily Telegraph diagnosed Washington with a case of “Harrymania.” The doctors, nurses and veterans at the Walter Reed Military...

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