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2016 campaign checklist: Biden

2016 campaign checklist: Biden

FILE - In this Sept 12, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking in Washington. Getting ready to run for president means working through a hefty checklist of activities long before most people are paying attention to the contest ahead. Prep work, positioning and aud…

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Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

FILE - In this March 6, 2014, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, Rubio proposed in an appearance on Monday, March 10, 2014, giving cellphone compa…

March 11, 2014 9:59 am
Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Referring to Democrats, Sarah Palin exhorted women not to be a “piece of accessory on their arm” at the annual CPAC conference on Saturday. 

March 08, 2014 5:40 pm
Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper talks to reporters at the National Governor’s Association winter meeting Saturday.

February 22, 2014 3:14 pm
Obama admin pot policy dazed, confusing to many

Obama admin pot policy dazed, confusing to many

Michael Botticelli, deputy director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, before the House Government Operations subcommittee hearing to examine the administration's marijuana policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

February 04, 2014 4:34 pmLoading…
Martha McSally

Martha McSally

Martha McSally

January 28, 2014 3:09 pm
Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

Virginia Democratic Sens. Mark Warner, left, and Tim Kaine, right, celebrate the victory of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, center, at a post-vote party in Tysons Corner, Va.

November 06, 2013 5:07 pmLoading…
Christie cruises in NJ, McAuliffe wins VA

Christie cruises in NJ, McAuliffe wins VA

Virginia Democratic Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe address his supporters at a victory party in Tysons Corner, Va. He’s accompanied by his daughter Dori, 21, and son Jack, 20.

November 05, 2013 9:27 pm
FAA seeks to make pilot training more realistic to limit crashes

FAA seeks to make pilot training more realistic to limit crashes

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013,where is was announced that the government is issuing new airline pilot training requirements to address safety issues rais…

November 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Singer Chris Brown is surrounded by bodyguards as he departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Washington. A charge against the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer has been reduced to a misdemeanor and he was ordered released after his arrest Sunday following an alte…

October 31, 2013 6:28 pm
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds the Smokey the Bear stuffed toy which was presented to him by the U.S. Forest Service during a ceremony at the Agriculture Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, where he was named the agency's third honorary Forest Ranger for h…

October 31, 2013 6:31 pm
Many in GOP aren't feeling pressure on immigration

Many in GOP aren't feeling pressure on immigration

Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.

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Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

Hillary Clinton

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Senate OKs Power as UN ambassador

Senate OKs Power as UN ambassador

Samantha Power

August 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Former secret-court judge says it's flawed

Former secret-court judge says it's flawed

James Robertson

July 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
McCain presses Obama on use of secret email

McCain presses Obama on use of secret email

Sen. John McCain

June 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Transcript: Ohio IRS manager began tea-party tax scan

Transcript: Ohio IRS manager began tea-party tax scan

Rep. Elijah Cummings

June 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
McCain to women: Shun military

McCain to women: Shun military

Sen. John McCain "Talk is insufficient."

June 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

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National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Christopher O'Connor, 13, of Tucson, Arizona incorrectly spells "pultaceous" during the semi-final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 30, 2013 6:58 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Cole Shafer-Ray, 12, of Norman, Okla., spells his word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:34 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Richelle Zampella, 12, of Muskogee, Ok., spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Manu Nair, 12, of Union, Ky., right, waits his turn to spell his word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Maggy Lambo, 11, of Gloversville, N.Y., spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Katharine Wang, 11, of Beijing, China spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:36 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Katrina Miller, 12 of Delta Junction, Alaska spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:36 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Indrani Das, 13, of Oradell, N.J. spells her word with a finger on her hand during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:36 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Daniel Mayo, 11, of Roxboro, N.C. spells his word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:36 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Jessica Ditton, 12, of Stafford, Va., spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:36 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Anna Tran, 13, of Quakertown, Pa., spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Rebecca Lisk, 13, of Caledonia, Ill., celebrates correctly spelling her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee

Hannah Silvestro, 12, of Chino, Calif. spells her word during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

May 29, 2013 8:35 pm
Key senators tightly control immigration debate

Key senators tightly control immigration debate

Sen. John McCain

May 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Actor Bryan Cranston speaks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children annual Hope Awards in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2012, about the missing women found in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued after one of them kicked out the bottom portio…

May 09, 2013 9:27 pm
World remembers Margaret Thatcher

World remembers Margaret Thatcher

A British Embassy gardener arranges flowers on a table containing a condolence book for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the British Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, as a television news cameraman photographs the scene. Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime M…

April 09, 2013 11:29 am
World remembers Margaret Thatcher

World remembers Margaret Thatcher

British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott signs a condolence book for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the British Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister, died at the age of 87 following a stroke April 8, 201…

April 09, 2013 11:27 am
Obama invokes Newtown in plea for new gun laws

Obama invokes Newtown in plea for new gun laws

President Obama stands in the door of Air Force One, top right, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., with families who lost relatives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

April 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hillary Clinton's fan base swells for 2016 candidacy

Hillary Clinton's fan base swells for 2016 candidacy

Supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton rally outside of the Kennedy Center in Washington, where she attended the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala.

April 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hillary Clinton's fan base swells for 2016 candidacy

Hillary Clinton's fan base swells for 2016 candidacy

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Blossoming cherry trees in full swing

Blossoming cherry trees in full swing

The Washington Monument is seen behind a blossoming Cherry Tree along the Tidal Basin in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

April 02, 2013 8:00 pm
ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

A worker at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Trace Center in Martinsburg, W Va., photographs gun-transaction documents from dealers no longer in business. In many such cases, tracers must sort through potentially thousands of records in search of a criminal.

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ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

The ATF must process transaction documents from dealers no longer in business no matter the condition of the documents, including this one damaged by water and fire. "We have had rolls of toilet paper or paper towels because (dealers) did not like the requirement to keep records," says Charl…

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ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

The center receives about a million out-of-business records every month. The images are stored on old-school microfilm reels, like these, or as digital images. The records must be searched one picture of a page at a time.

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ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

ATF must trace shootings a low-tech way

"We are prohibited from amassing the records of active dealers," says the ATF's Charles J. Houser.

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Women in combat: Good to go - if they meet the standards

Women in combat: Good to go - if they meet the standards

"Not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. But everyone is entitled to a chance," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. Above, he signs an order ending a ban on women in combat, flanked by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Army Lt. Col. Tamatha Patterson.

January 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Preparing for the 57th Presidential Inauguration

Preparing for the 57th Presidential Inauguration

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January 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Preparing for the 57th Presidential Inauguration

Preparing for the 57th Presidential Inauguration

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January 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
5 generals in trouble rock US military culture

5 generals in trouble rock US military culture

David Petraeus The CIA director and former four-star general and top commander in Afghanistan resigned as spy chief after the FBI uncovered evidence that he was having an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus has acknowledged the affair. (Lolita C. Baldor and Rob…

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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