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In a surprise move, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed the state's "unity" ticket rather than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) — FILE

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President Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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ProgressNow Colorado, which opposes Republican Rep. Cory Gardner's Senate bid, hired a prop plane to fly an anti-Gardner message over Denver before the Broncos' Oct. 23 home game against the San Diego Chargers. (ProgressNow Colorado)

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The president said raising the minimum wage won't solve all of the nation's economic problems. But he says it's good for business, increasing productivity and giving workers more buying power. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The president said raising the minimum wage won't solve all of the nation's economic problems. But he says it's good for business, increasing productivity and giving workers more buying power. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The president said raising the minimum wage won't solve all of the nation's economic problems. But he says it's good for business, increasing productivity and giving workers more buying power. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Ottawa Police officers move flowers to an area in front of the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill , where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was killed by a gunman in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot Cirillo on Wednesday, at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)

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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The Oilers won 3-2. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen walk away after leaving flowers on the perimeter of the National Memorial in Ottawa Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

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The Canadian flag flies at half staff on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

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In this frame grab taken from video, Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a televised address to the nation in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/APTN, Pool)

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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn, center, with her daughter Elizabeth, greets early voters after she cast a ballot at Fulton County's Adamsville Recreation Center in Atlanta in this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

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Crude prices have plunged by 25 percent since June, making it painful or uneconomic for producers in Russia, Venezuela and Iran, for the pioneering shale oil drillers in America's heartland and for Canada's oil sands extractors. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Edition Opinion cover for October 23, 2014 - A Reagan refresher course on freedom (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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runner-up: Despite his name recognition as a former "American Idol" contestant, Clay Aiken still polls well behind Republican Renee L. Elmers. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Democratic challenger and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was left standing alone prior to a debate with Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott when Mr. Crist insisted on having a fan onstage to keep him cool during the meeting. Candidates are now agreeing on terms of debates prior to taking the dais. (Associated Press)

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, middle, introduces actor Chuck Norris to his mother-in-law, Mary Lucy Phalen, during a campaign event at the Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Billy Calzada)

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Illustration on the gradual revelation of the Obama administration's true nature by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the prescient warnings of Reagan's "A Time to Choose" speech by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times