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Trump: Gay marriage the 'law of the land'

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that he wished a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was not jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to…

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China cyber sanctions could come next week

Sanctions against China for cyberattacks on the U.S. private sector could come as early as next week, U.S. officials told CNN Friday.

The package of penalties…

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Mike Huckabee to visit Kentucky clerk in jail

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is planning to visit the Kentucky clerk taken into custody for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex…

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Clinton: Biden 'struggling' with possible run

Hillary Clinton refused to weigh in Friday on whether Vice President Joe Biden will challenge her and run for president, saying he's clearly "struggling" with…

Ted Cruz

From Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

In 2016, Ted Cruz dreams of a 2012 replay

Ted Cruz's team thinks they already beat Jeb Bush -- three years ago.

That's when Cruz, a young lawyer with a thin resume but political talent, elbowed his way…

Donald Trump, August 2015

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Donald Trump planning Dallas rally Sept. 14

Donald Trump is heading back to Texas, but this time he won't be visiting the border.

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Colbert pokes Bush for surprise fundraising

In a fundraising email, Jeb Bush announced last month that he'd be appearing as a guest on Stephen Colbert's first taping as host of the "Late Show" and…

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

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Not losers: Trump praises Tom Brady, Kanye

Despite all of the loser-calling coming from GOP front-runner Donald Trump, it appears he does like at least two fellow celebrities.

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Trump stumped on foreign policy, hits 'gotcha' questions

Donald Trump stumbled when asked about the heads of major terrorist organizations on Thursday and then lashed out at what he called a "gotcha question."

Trump,…

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Fact check: Trump misstates piece of Iran deal

Real estate mogul Donald Trump is known for bragging about his ability to negotiate, and he has been hitting President Barack Obama hard over the Iran nuclear…

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Biden: Family biggest factor in 2016 decision

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he "would not hesitate" to run for president if he concludes that he can launch a "viable" campaign and that his…

Trump Bush

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Bush vows to 'fight back' against Trump

A fiery Jeb Bush ramped up his rhetoric against presidential rival Donald Trump Thursday night in yet another show of force as the former Florida governor…

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Trump signs RNC loyalty pledge

Donald Trump has signed the pledge.

The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday…

Ex-major leaguer tweeted about Muslim extremists and Nazis

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ESPN benches Curt Schilling for the rest of MLB season

Curt Schilling's suspension from helping ESPN broadcast the Little League World Series was extended Thursday to include the big leagues.

Tim Scott South Carolina

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Tim Scott defends use of 'all lives matter'

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott said it is not his problem that Black Lives Matter activists find the phrase "all lives matter" offensive.

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Would Hillary Clinton be this bold today?

It's still Hillary Clinton's most iconic moment.

Long before Benghazi, email scandals, a globetrotting run as secretary of state and the "18 million cracks" she…

Veterans Administration may have hid long wait times

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307,000 vets may have died awaiting VA care, report says

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed,…

White House

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White House defends private celebrity-studded soirees

White House visitor logs released this week were notably missing something. Actually, around 500 somethings.

Trump points debate

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Source: Trump likely to rule out independent bid

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is expected to rule out a third-party bid for president Thursday, following a meeting with Republican National Committee…

Carly Fiorina August 2015

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Fiorina: RNC loyalty pledge 'unenforceable'

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Thursday that signing a Republican loyalty pledge is about "your word" but acknowledged the document is…

State Department exterior

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Ex-State Department employee refuses to testify on emails

A former State Department employee who worked on Hillary Clinton's private email server has informed Congress that he will invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid…

Rahm Emanuel handshake

Rahm Emanuel rushed off stage by protesters

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced off the stage at a budget hearing Wednesday night by protesters angry over the closing of a Chicago high school.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes anti-Trump op-ed

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an op-ed in Wednesday's Washington Post outlining the differences between GOP front-runner Donald Trump and…

Trump Bush

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Trump: Bush should speak English in the US

Donald Trump took a jab Wednesday at Jeb Bush for using Spanish to dismiss the mogul's conservative credibility.

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Obama busts a move with middle schoolers

President Barack Obama wasn't afraid to bust a move Wednesday.

Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy  Jim Jordan

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Benghazi panel will grill Clinton aide behind closed doors

The House panel investigating the fatal 2012 Benghazi attack is set to interrogate two of then-Secretary of Hillary Clinton's top aides this week: former…

Ted Cruz at NH forum

Ted Cruz does a 'Scarface' impression

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried out his best Tony Montana impersonation this week in an effort to illustrate his staunch rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran deal clinching adds fuel to 2016 race

Republican presidential candidates aren't backing down from their opposition to President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal despite news that the White House…

Trump in Mobile

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Poll: 82% of Hispanics view Trump unfavorably

Donald Trump often vows he'll win the Hispanic vote if he becomes the Republican candidate for president next year.

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Obama secures Iran nuclear deal with Mikulski support

In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing…

Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

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ACLU: Hold Kentucky clerk in contempt of court

The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the…

Donald Trump August 2015

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What hip-hop lyrics tell us about Trump

Billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump, who was known to Americans as a celebrity businessman for decades before his presidential run, has been…

Colbert Fallon

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Colbert lands Biden, Fallon books Trump

Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling a bid for president, will be one of Stephen Colbert's very first guests on the "Late Show" next week.

Colbert himself…

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

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Donald Trump might hate Wall St. more than Obama

President Obama was roundly criticized when he dubbed Wall Street bankers as "fat cats" in a 2009 interview on "60 Minutes." But that comment sounds almost…

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Donald Trump, Club for Growth trade insults

The Club for Growth became the latest target of Donald Trump's Twitter ire on Tuesday night after being drawn into a spat over an alleged fundraising request,…

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China, Russia amassing info from hacks

Chinese and Russian intelligence services are collecting personally identifiable information on a grand scale so they can target American government workers…

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Iran deal only 1 vote away from getting through

President Barack Obama is on the verge of a major foreign policy victory.

Carson Iowa

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Carson now leading with the evangelical vote

For weeks, businessman Donald Trump was the leading candidate with evangelical Christians.

Rep Matt Salmon

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Congressman scares school kids with terror talk

It started out as a visit from the local congressman to talk to elementary school kids about how a bill becomes a law, but after the conversation turned to…

icebreaker

Obama wants new icebreakers in the arctic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding up the timeline for purchasing and constructing new Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic, an area…

Christie wave

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Christie talks Romney, Trump on 'Tonight Show'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a frequent target of some of Jimmy Fallon's barbs, showed an easy rapport with the host on "The Tonight Show" Monday night,…

Obama climate change

Obama condemns climate change deniers

Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday that even ramped-up efforts to curb emissions were being outpaced by the…

Donald Trump 2

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Trump faces Toronto tower trouble

He is no stranger to causing controversy when it comes to matters over the border, but the latest Donald Trump imbroglio to unfold in a neighboring country…

Kanye West

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'Ready for Kanye' committee formed

One Republican in Maryland is ready for President Kanye West.

The night after West claimed at MTV's Video Music Awards that he's running for president in 2020,…

Rick Perry candidacy

Rick Perry loses both co-chairs in Iowa

Rick Perry's presidential campaign lost its second co-chair in Iowa on Monday as it continues to hemorrhage staff because of deep financial problems.

Karen…

Ben Carson

CNN

Iowa poll: Carson surges to tie Trump

For the first time in more than a month, mogul Donald Trump is not leading the field in one of the first four nominating states in the Republican primary,…

Barack Obama

Columbia: Obama not returning to teach

The head of Columbia University ignited a wave of speculation Monday about President Barack Obama's post-White House activities, though the school later said…

Mount McKinley

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Trump vows to reverse Obama name change

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump vowed on Monday evening to overturn President Barack Obama's decision to rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley.…

Bob McDonnell sentenced to prison

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SCOTUS: McDonnell allowed to stay out of jail

The Supreme Court granted an emergency motion Monday that will allow former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to stay out of jail while he seeks to appeal his…

Dick Cheney 2014

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Cheney warns of potential for another 9/11

Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes there could be "another 9/11 style attack with much deadlier weapons" in the future and said ISIS is "…

Donald Trump gives address on immigration in Phoenix

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Everything you want to know about Donald Trump's bankruptcies

Donald Trump brags about how well his businesses have fared in bankruptcy. And in fact, no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump's…

Cheney Interview

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Cheney calls Clinton e-mail handling 'sloppy'

In a wide-ranging interview, former Vice President Dick Cheney described how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handled her email by using a private…

Walker CPAC

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Walker: U.S.-Canada wall a 'legitimate' idea

It's not just the southern border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it's "legitimate" to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, as…

Clinton speaks at flag

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Clinton emails: Gefilte fish and TV shows

The newest trove of more than 7,000 of Hillary Clinton's emails were released Monday night by the State Department, showcasing more of the mundane political…

Donald Trump not a fundraiser

GOP establishment plans Trump takedown

Mitt Romney rumblings, a setback for President Obama, money issues for Jeb Bush, and the GOP establishment debate about trying to take down Donald Trump --…

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Andy Parker vows to fight for gun control

The father of a reporter shot to death on live television said Sunday that he wants to take a leading role in helping to curb gun violence.

Andy Parker told…

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

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Christie attacks Hillary Clinton on emails

On the campaign trail Saturday, it didn't take much time for Chris Christie to attack Hillary Clinton on her private email use.

"The real story is this -- I…

Bernie Sanders

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Sanders says he's 'strong' on gun control

Bernie Sanders says he favors gun control measures just as strongly as his Democratic presidential rivals, touting his rural-state roots as key to his chances…

Trump Evicts Univision's Ramos from News Conference

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What really happened between Ramos, Trump

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos believes his tense press conference exchange with Donald Trump "unmasked" the presidential candidate.

"What you want to do in an…

Jeb Bush in Iowa, August 2015

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Jeb Bush jabs Donald Trump on immigration

On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush once again went after Donald Trump head on, taking aim at the front-runner's policy proposals for dealing…

Bernie Sanders

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Iowa poll: Sanders 7 points behind Clinton

Bernie Sanders continues to cut into Hillary Clinton's once-commanding lead among Iowa Democrats, closing to just 7 points of the party front-runner in the…

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

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#TrumpBible: The Gospel according to Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't been shy on the campaign trail about his Presbyterian faith.

When asked if he's ever sought God's…

Christie to meet with Britain's prime minister

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Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packages

Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track immigrants who overstay their visas like FedEx packages.

"I'm going to have Fred Smith,…

Donald Trump, August 2015

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Trump courts tea party

Donald Trump took his colorful campaign to Nashville on Saturday, where he courted a constituency that some say he is tailor-made for: the tea party.

He…

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Donald Trump denies event is a fundraiser

Donald Trump reiterated his claim Saturday that an event he attended the night before that charged $100-a-head -- and asked guests to cut checks payable to…

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Donald Trump calls Anthony Weiner a 'perv'

Donald Trump on Saturday stood by his charge that disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner is a "perv," adding that he "obviously is psychologically disturbed" and…

Hillary Clinton, Aug. 28, 2015

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Clinton relishes role as champion of women

Hillary Clinton couldn't have planned it better if she tried.

On Thursday, speaking in Ohio, the Democratic front-runner pulled a Donald Trump, using caustic…

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Cheneys liken Iran nuclear deal to Munich pact

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney, are likening President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran to the Munich agreement that paved…

Joe Biden in window

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Biden faces hurdles as he weighs late 2016 bid

As Vice President Joe Biden continues to contemplate a late entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, he faces obstacles toward arriving…

Bear Grylls

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Obama to appear with Bear Grylls on survival show

While on his three-day trip to Alaska -- aimed at promoting climate change action -- President Barack Obama will tape an episode of "Running Wild with Bear…

Julian Castro

Castro calls Clinton VP talk 'flattering'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro defended former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday morning on her use of private email -- as…

Clinton appeared at a Democratic event in Minneapolis, Friday

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Clinton campaign denies 'boxcar' a Holocaust reference

Hillary Clinton's campaign spokesman on Friday denied that a reference the candidate made in regard to Republicans' proposals on immigration was an allusion…

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

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Poll: Trump on top in Iowa, Carson making gains

Donald Trump is on top among Republicans in Iowa, but Ben Carson has zoomed to the front of the GOP pack in the state, a new poll has found.

Donald Trump reserved in Sarah Palin interview

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Palin interviews Trump -- and little happens

Donald Trump finally showed restraint in a television appearance Friday night when he was interviewed by Sarah Palin.

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Slain WDBJ reporter's father hits senators

The father of the Virginia reporter killed by a former co-worker this week criticized U.S. senators in the state for not reaching out to his family.

"The first…

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Government wins narrow victory in NSA case

In a narrow victory for the government, a federal appeals Friday threw out a lower court decision that held the NSA surveillance program was likely illegal.…

Carly Fiorina August 2015

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Fiorina hits deer, revives Grassley tweet

Republican candidate Carly Fiorina tweets that she is OK after getting into an accident with a deer Friday.

Marblie Collegiate Church

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Church: Donald Trump is not an active member

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he attends a church in Manhattan, but the church released a statement saying the…

Marco Rubio in NH

Senator Marco Rubio

Facing Trump, Rubio, Walker stake China claim

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spent Friday in South Carolina with the hopes that laying out a tough plan for China and radical Islam…

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CNN

Clinton compares GOPers to 'terrorist groups'

Republican presidential candidates are striking back Friday after Hillary Clinton compared some of them who hold conservative views on abortion and women's…

Donald Trump, Marco Rubio

Pool/CNN

Trump and Rubio: A tale of two campaigns

In one pocket of South Carolina on Thursday, Donald Trump invited a woman to stroke his golden hair. In another, Marco Rubio lectured students on eradicating…

Sarah Palin

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Palin: ESPN 'buys into ISIS propaganda'

Sarah Palin tore into ESPN on Thursday night, calling the network "whimpering" and "intolerant" for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet…

Trump Baton Rouge

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Donald Trump: Tax the rich more

Donald Trump is finally showing us more of his economic plan beyond the "Make America Great Again" slogan on his red hat.

America has now learned:

-- He wants…

Walker CPAC

Pool

Walker: I'm tested enough for the world stage

Scott Walker will offer his foreign policy vision in a speech Friday mostly by contrasting it with what he terms a "retreat" from the world stage by the Obama…

Sanders Portland

Pool via CNN

Sanders to rip 'establishment politics' to DNC

Bernie Sanders will take his anti-establishment rhetoric to the most establishment Democratic meeting in the country on Friday.

According to an aide, the…

Biden orange juice

CNN

Draft Biden holds DNC meeting briefings

Behind the scenes at the Democratic National Committee summer meetings in Minneapolis, super delegates and members of the DNC are quietly being asked by Draft…

Trump proves hair is real

CNN

Donald Trump asks woman to touch his hair

Donald Trump says he doesn't wear a toupee. Now, he has independent confirmation.

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Planned Parenthood strikes back against videos

Planned Parenthood sent a report to Congress on Thursday that they say proves undercover videos released attacking the organization are heavily edited and…

Obama New Orleans Katrina anniversary

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Obama cites inequities in Katrina commemoration

President Barack Obama returned Thursday to an outwardly thriving New Orleans to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the city.

Obama in New Orleans

Obama shows off his pipes again

President Barack Obama once more showed off his singing skills Thursday in New Orleans while he was touring a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina 10…

Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor endorses Jeb Bush for president

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday.

"Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term…

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia to visit Obama

President Barack Obama will host King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at the White House next week for his first trip to Washington since…

Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng Murdoch

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Murdoch: Climate change "alarmist nonsense"

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Wednesday night to weigh in on the recent volatility in global financial markets, calling small business "the only…

Trump Bush

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Poll: Donald Trump trounces Jeb Bush

Vice President Joe Biden fares better against top GOP candidates in hypothetical general election match-ups than Hillary Clinton, according to a new national…

Univision reporter Ramos

Donald Trump: Jorge Ramos 'like a madman'

Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to give an inch, not to the media at large and especially not to Univision's Jorge Ramos, whom he had escorted out of a press…

Same-sex wedding cake

Sarah Broadhurst via CNN

Clerk ordered to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Same-sex couples fighting for the right to marry won yet another legal victory Wednesday -- this time in Kentucky, though the county clerk on the other side of…

Joe Biden in window

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Biden unsure if he has 'emotional fuel' for run

Vice President Joe Biden revealed to members of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday that he is assessing whether he has "the emotional fuel" to run for…

Trump says he won't eat Oreos after production moves to Mexico

Donald Trump says he will stop eating Oreo cookies after its parent company announced it was closing a factory in Chicago and moving it to Mexico.

Charlie Daniels

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Charlie Daniels rips Washington on Facebook

Country music legend Charlie Daniels, famous for his number one hit "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" and inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, delivered a…

Wall Street bull statue

Fred Schang/CNN

Liberals to Clinton: Take stand on Wall St.

A coalition of liberal groups are pushing Hillary Clinton to cut down on the revolving door between Wall Street and government, sending the Democratic…

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