Gen. Martin Dempsey Jokes with Kermit the Frog

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_ef9ecf35bc.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Here’s something you don’t see every day: the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joking around with a Muppet. As part of her Joining Forces initiative, first lady Michelle Obama held a special screening for military children and families of Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted at the White House Wednesday. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, and the star of the film, Kermit the Frog, also attended.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Bring Hotdish Contest to DC

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_1b88c997a5.jpgTom Williams/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- What's the one thing that can bring together Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann? A Minnesota hotdish. For the fourth year in a row on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Minnesota lawmakers competed in the annual Minnesota Congressional Hotdish Competition, which was organized by Franken. A hotdish is considered a Minnesota delicacy — basically their fancy term for what most people call a casserole.

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Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Tweet Their Airport Reunion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_751355a5d2.jpgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Back in November 2012, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were hoping they’d be riding around in Air Force One and Air Force Two right about now. Instead, they’ve had to settle for the security line at the Jacksonville, Fla., International Airport. That’s where the former Republican presidential and vice presidential nominees reunited on Sunday.

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Rep. Mike Rogers: US 'Shouldn't Underestimate' Putin

USSenate_122213_Mike Rogers.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1394383772715United States Congress (NEW YORK) -- Sunday morning on This Week, House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., warned about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “We shouldn’t underestimate the kinds of things that he will do that he thinks is in Russia’s best interests,” Rogers said on This Week Sunday. “The [Obama] administration thought, ‘Well, if we — you know, if we just act nice, everyone will act nice with us.’ And that’s just, unfortunately, not the way that Putin and the Russian Federation see the rest of the world.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz Breaks with Sen. Rand Paul on Foreign Policy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_0ff64b3367.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- It may be the opening salvo of the 2016 Republican primary. During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for This Week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a friend, but drew a distinction between himself and the Kentucky senator on foreign policy, saying the U.S. “has a responsibility to defend our values.” “I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. He and I are good friends. But I don’t agree with him on foreign policy,” Cruz said.

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