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My sister inspired The Fault in Our Stars
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces his plan. (Eric Gay/AP)
David Nakamura and Karen Tumulty
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border within 30 days, because he says the federal government has not kept the state secure.
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There’s a ban on earmarks, but some senators still find ways to boast about sending money home to their states.
New polling shows both America’s top foe and top ally are more unpopular than they have been in decades.
A slow start to sales, high taxes and easy-to-get medical pot may translate to lesser-than-expected revenues.
From airport hangars and big box malls to military bases and a central processing center, here is how the administration plans to shelter the kids.
Both Vice President Biden and former Defense Secretary Gates score points when they list each other’s failures.
Texas governor finds power in immigration crisis and hopes for a second chance from Republicans
The 89-year-old was awaiting extradition to Germany.
The suspect’s friend Azamat Tazhayakov is convicted of impeding a police probe.
The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington has charred about 379 square miles.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
It was such a big issue, but now all the chatter and media coverage appear to have disappeared.
"Open." "Inadequate." "Confused." Here's how attendees at this year's progressive Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, Mich., described the Democratic Party in just one word.
Hopes that the MH-17 tragedy will turn the conflict toward resolution are unlikely to be realized.
Sinan Antoon and Zaid Al-Ali
To understand the current situation in Iraq, look at U.S. policies prior to the 2003 invasion.
One long-shot candidate for Congress could be featured in a series about losing campaigns. FEC says that’s fine as long as he’s not compensated.
A controversial post from his father raises the longstanding question once again.
There just aren’t enough reporters to cover big states anymore.
President Obama announced more private investments aimed at improving the lives of young men of color
Report said the Defense Department didn’t identify a potential owner for the facility before constructing it. Afghan officials are still searching for one.
Just ask Barack Obama. Or George W. Bush.
Another big warning sign for Democratic turnout.
Putin still sees Ukraine as a crucial national interest after the MH17 tragedy. He is almost certainly prepared to endure the pain of sanctions.
The Senate is expected to approve Michael Lawson as ambo to U.N. aviation agency, but they might want to approve new head of U.S. safety board as well.
The monthly average in 2014 is down substantially from 2013.
The highlights from the New Yorker’s new profile of the vice president.
Bats that live in the Statehouse dome find their way to the rest of the building when the weather gets warm.
Lawrence Ezrow and Timothy Hellwig
Research from 20 advanced capitalist democracies shows that while political parties have incentives to respond to voter preferences, they only do so when the national economy is sufficiently sheltered from the world economy.
Yes, it does occasionally happen.
Old people dominate politics. Blame incumbency, not age.
Senate has several Obama officials to testify and two confirmation hearings this week as the clock ticks down to August recess.
A new poll suggests Clinton’s tenure isn’t the great success it has been billed as.
Robert Pape, Keven Ruby and Vincent Bauer
Here’s why the government’s data are flawed, and what better data tell us.
Stephen Biddle and Ivan Oelrich
Many insurgent organizations don’t have the internal institutions that would allow them to really use complex modern weapons systems. This helps explain why Flight 17 was shot down.
The increase is slight, but growing.
One shouldn’t let a Hillary Clinton book review on Amazon go to waste.
Campaign finance rules that empower political parties could lessen polarization.
Supporters of the proposal think they have found the perfect opportunity to force the issue in the House.
A group that runs the only worldwide certification program for IT asset managers posed six questions that federal investigators should ask.
The Russian president is more popular at home than any American politician could dream to be here.
Gay rights groups are praising President Obama for his plans to issue an executive order Monday that would ban federal employment discrimination based on gender identify.
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