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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded that underperforming Greece increase taxes, reduce spending and implement other harsh austerity measures to repay $240 billion in bailout money. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for January 28, 2015 - When politics defy reality (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

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President Obama meets new Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, where he and the and first lady have come to expresses their condolences on the death of the late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Mr. Obama was mum on human rights issues in the country. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, had previously co-authored legislation to tighten sanctions on Iran if there is no deal by the end of June, but he said Tuesday that he and other party leaders want to give the Obama administration until at least March 24 before throwing their weight behind the legislation — and they'll only support it if there's no agreement in place with Tehran by then. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Steve Israel of New York, who headed up House Democrats' campaign operation last year and now runs the Policy and Communications Committee, said Tuesday that his party had quickly regained its footing after taking a beating in the November elections. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner told his House GOP colleagues Tuesday morning that a judge could be the only thing that can stop President Obama's deportation amnesties. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House said Tuesday, Jan. 27, it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Obama made the proposal as part of his State of the Union address. It was part of Obama's plan to consolidate and simplify a sometimes confusing array of tax breaks for college students. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

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Illustration on President Obama's fantasy State of the Union address by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on threatened government meddling in the private sector world of sports by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Argentine corruption and the death of Alberto Nisman by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Kennedy Center Honoree Tom Hanks attends the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center Hall of States on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, accompanied by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, make statements introducing Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., seated at left, to the committee during his confirmation hearing to become secretary of state, replacing Clinton, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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"I don't trust the policy of the United States, nor have I exchanged a word with them, but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts," Fidel Castro wrote in a letter to a student federation read at the University of Havana. It also appeared in Communist Party newspaper Granma. (Associated Press)

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The administration asked the federal court late Monday to dismiss the House lawsuit against President Obama, saying he is faithfully carrying out his health law and the GOP lawmakers who filed the legal challenge have no right to sue. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for January 27, 2015 - GOP will reach out to Romney’s ‘47 percent’ of economic class: Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee, speaks during the Republican National Committee's winter meeting aboard the USS Midway Museum Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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National Edition Opinion cover for January 27, 2015 - Iran’s price for Obama’s coveted legacy (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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An unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said that it posed no threat. (Associated Press photographs)

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A small drone flying onto the White House grounds Monday, triggering an emergency response and raising fresh questions about security.

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Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, left, looks down as Andrew Goddard, right, whose son, Colin Goddard, survived the Virginia Tech massacre, finished speaking in support of one of Ebbin's gun-related bills during a meeting of the Senate Courts of Justice committee at the General Assembly Building in Richmond, Va., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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Rep. Michael T. McCaul, the Texas Republican who wrote the border bill, said last summer's surge was part of what he was trying to combat in his new legislation. (Associated Press)