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Top conservative says Boehner's job is safe

A leading conservative House member says there's no move afoot to oust Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who chairs the hard-line…

Israeli leader seeks to bolster ties with Jordan

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Netanyahu calls U.S. trip 'crucial'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described his polarizing trip to Washington as "crucial" as storm raged over his planned speech to Congress. He…

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Rand Paul wins 2015 CPAC straw poll

Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, with 25.7% of the vote, event organizers…

Elizabeth Warren

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Republicans agree with ... Elizabeth Warren?

At first glance, they could easily fit in at an Elizabeth Warren rally. They want to break up the big banks. They don't trust Wall Street and bemoan its…

US, Cuba discuss normalizing relations

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Cuba talks terror list a sticking point

U.S. and Cuban delegations struck a tone of measured optimism coming out of talks Friday at the State Department on the normalization of diplomatic relations…

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6 questions about Netanyahu's visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just days away from landing in Washington, where a storm is raging over his plans to address a joint session of…

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Janet Yellen meets with conservatives

Janet Yellen met Friday with conservative economists and activists who shared concerns about the potential negative impact of keeping interest rates low for…

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India 'about to take off,' government says

"India is about to take off." That was the bold declaration from India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as he delivered his first full-year budget since his…

John Boehner at news conference

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Hill fight features rumblings of Boehner coup

House Speaker John Boehner faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland…

Jeb Bush, February 2014

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Jeb Bush survives -- and thrives -- at CPAC

Jeb Bush didn't just survive his journey into the conservative bear pit. By the end, he actually seemed to be enjoying it.

The former Florida governor's…

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Congress avoids Homeland Security shutdown

The House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, avoiding a partial shutdown just hours before a Friday night…

Jeh Johnson

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What happens if DHS shuts down?

Congress has just a few hours until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and with no clear compromise in sight a department shutdown is looking…

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Barack Obama: 'I loved Spock'

President Barack Obama added himself to the long list of those remembering beloved actor Leonard Nimoy -- who died earlier today at the age of 83.

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Walker blames media for comparing workers to terrorists

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his home-state battles against labor unions prepare him to take on terrorism -- but he denies he's comparing the two.

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WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

The White House has significantly lowered the level of representation it is sending to the annual conference of a large pro-Israel lobbying group, as tensions…

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34 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President…

Fiorina CPAC


GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Republicans know women will be crucial to winning the presidency -- they're just not clamoring for a woman to be in the White House.

Conservative women…

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Reform for high-skilled immigrants begins

H-1B spouses, get ready to work!

On Tuesday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that select H-4 visa holders will be eligible for…

Steny Hoyer

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Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward,' apologizes

Tempers flared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday night when the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer, called House Majority Leader…

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Christie uses CPAC to position himself against Bush

Last May, in a radio interview, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said it would be "stressful" to campaign against Jeb Bush if both men run for the Republican…

Sen. Kelly Ayotte


6 Republicans to watch in DHS fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's push to move past the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security could put several fellow Republicans in…

Loretta Lynch hearing

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Cruz fails to derail Attorney General nominee

President Obama's nominee to be attorney general cleared a key hurdle on her way to confirmation Thursday, gaining support from three Republicans.

The Senate…


Get ready for lawsuits over net neutrality

Comcast is firing warning shots over the FCC's historic decision Thursday.

The agency passed new Internet regulation prevent network owners -- like AT&T,…


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IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a congressional panel on Thursday night they are looking into the possibility of…

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Conservatives party like it's 2016

Conservative Republicans, bullish on their prospects in 2016, are gathered at their vast annual conference to road test the long list of potential candidates…

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

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Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

In a tightly packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference, more than a hundred conservatives sat down in rows or leaned against the walls to…

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No action Thursday night on DHS funding fight

The battle to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security will not be resolved Thursday night -- and could come down to a series of last-minute votes…

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Missouri Republican dead after apparent suicide

A leading Republican candidate for Missouri's governor's office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning.

Thomas Schweich, the 54-year-old state…

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Boehner to media: Pucker up

House Speaker John Boehner had a message for reporters who want to know what he's going to do to keep the Department of Homeland Security: Pucker up.

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Wisconsin Senate passes 'right to work' bill

The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday passed a "right to work" bill Wednesday, sending it for likely approval to the GOP-controlled state Assembly.

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Obama calls out GOP on immigration policy

President Barack Obama called out Republicans in Congress for "holding hostage" funding for the Department of Homeland Security, while challenging Americans…


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DC legalizes pot, ignores House Republicans

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser defied congressional Republicans and implemented D.C.'s new local law allowing its residents to smoke marijuana.

In implementing…


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Obama congratulates Walmart CEO on wage hike

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called Walmart CEO Doug McMillion to applaud him for raising wages for his workers $1.75 above the federal minimum…

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Christie answers questions after rocky month

It's been a rough February for Gov. Chris Christie, who answered a series of questions Wednesday about some of the negative headlines he's faced over his…


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Netanyahu says no to Dem meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined an invitation to hold a closed-door session with Democratic senators during his visit to Washington next…

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell

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Senate clears key hurdle in DHS impasse

After five attempts, the Senate finally cleared a key procedural hurdle on Wednesday to move forward on a measure that would fund the Department of Homeland…

Israeli leader seeks to bolster ties with Jordan

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Kerry slams Netanyahu's judgment on Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry escalated the war of words between the U.S. and Israel on Wednesday, questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judgment on…

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DC legalizing pot, ignoring House Republicans

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowswer says she'll defy congressional Republicans and implement D.C.'s new local law allowing its residents to smoke marijuana…

Paris drones

Secret Service consults on French drone case

For at least the last two days, unmanned aerial vehicles have been spotted flying over high-profile sites in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and the U.S.…

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Predicting the next debt ceiling crackup

Remember the debt ceiling? Yeah, that -- nothing but political trouble. Congress will need to deal with it again this year.

The question is when exactly.


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Joe Biden drops by 'Parks and Rec' finale

Spoiler alert: Vice President Joe Biden made his second cameo appearance on the NBC show "Parks and Recreation" in the series finale Tuesday, this time…

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel


Emanuel faces runoff in Chicago to stay mayor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed into a runoff to hold onto his seat after failing to snag more than half the vote in the first round Tuesday.

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State Department official arrested

A U.S. State Department official has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor.

Daniel Rosen was arrested Tuesday at his Washington DC home,…

Aaron Schock

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Schock bills taxpayers for private flights

Rep. Aaron Schock's lavish tastes and penchant for Instagram collided Monday in a way that's bound to cause him more headaches after an already rough month…

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This state could give the GOP big headaches

North Carolina might be going rogue.

The state is on a collision course with the Republican National Committee over when to hold its presidential primary next…

Mitch McConnell


McConnell makes concessions in DHS fight

Senate Republicans have made key concessions in the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security ahead of a deadline looming at the end of this week.…

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years, rejected a measure Tuesday greenlighting the construction of the…

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US puts reward out for Russian web criminal

The FBI and State Department announced Tuesday a reward of up to $3 million for information that could help them arrest a Russian alleged notorious cyber…

Bob McDonald speaks to American Legion

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VA chief apologizes for 'misstatement'

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald publicly apologized Tuesday after taking heat for falsely claiming he served in the military's special forces while…

Harry Reid sunglasses

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Harry Reid dons sunglasses in the Capitol

Harry Reid -- who's never been known to care much what people think of him -- now wears his sunglasses inside.

The Senate Democratic leader sported…

Rahm Emanuel with President Obama

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Emanuel tested as Chicago heads to polls

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is about to find out just how much a last-minute helping hand from President Barack Obama is worth in the city they both call home.…

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VA secretary backs off special forces claim

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is admitting he erred in claiming during a conversation with a homeless veteran that he served in the…

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Meet Obama's veto pen

President Barack Obama's veto pen, unused for years, is about to get a lot more action.

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Walker won't answer questions about evolution, Obama

Forget other Republicans -- Scott Walker is taking on the mainstream media.

The Wisconsin governor is using the tried-and-true tactic to survive the criticism…

Capitol in winter

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McConnell changes tactics in DHS fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he is changing tactics in an attempt to break a stalemate with Democrats ahead of Friday's deadline when the…

Netanyahu at UN


Reports: Netanyahu, spy agency spar over Iran

Publicly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the case in 2012 that Iran was drawing dangerously close to building a nuclear weapon.

Privately the…

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Obama warns governors of looming DHS deadline

President Barack Obama on Monday cautioned the nation's governors that a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security could result in tens of thousands of…

Patricia Arquette 2015 Oscars

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Oscars stage becomes stars' political soapbox

Hollywood stars turned the stage into a soapbox at the Oscars on Sunday night, advocating on issues ranging from NSA surveillance to equal pay; the Voting…

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Giuliani backs off attack on Obama

Rudy Giuliani is stepping back from his comments questioning President Barack Obama's patriotism -- finally, after sticking by those remarks repeatedly in…


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Climate change bill faces uphill battle

With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, the odds of passing a climate change bill this year are virtually non-existent. But Rep. Chris Van…

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Johnson warns Mall of America patrons

Shoppers at the Mall of America need to be "particularly careful" after a terror group singled out the Minnesota super-mall for attacks, Homeland Security…

Secretary Of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

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DHS funding deadline looms

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as the deal-maker on Capitol Hill, but the current logjam over funding the Department of Homeland Security has…

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The risk of Scott Walker's safe politics

Scott Walker -- the Wisconsin governor who built a political brand around bold actions -- is now making a habit of staying away from hot topics entirely, from…

Rudy Giuliani

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Johnson: Giuliani's comments 'regrettable'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's accusation that President Barack Obama does not love America was "not helpful" and "very regrettable," Homeland…

Rudy Giuliani

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Giuliani stands by Obama comments

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said his office has received death threats since his controversial comments accusing President Barack Obama of not loving…

Rudy Giuliani file

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Rudy Giuliani puts 2016ers on the spot

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's comments that he doesn't think President Barack Obama "loves America" have put potential Republican presidential…

Ashton Carter

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Carter: U.S. reconsidering Afghan drawdown

President Barack Obama may change the United States' plan to withdraw virtually all its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, his new defense secretary…

Marco Rubio

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Rubio heckled by immigration protesters

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was heckled during a Friday night speech in Miami by a handful of young activists opposed to his stance on immigration reform. But the…

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Democrats seek identity after midterm autopsy

Democrats need to offer a cohesive "national narrative" instead of just a long checklist of policy pitches, according to a task force created to help the…

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

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Secretary of defense visits Afghanistan

The new U.S. secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday morning and plans to meet with U.S. troops and Afghan leaders.


The politics of the Oscars

Politics is never far from Hollywood.

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DOJ to seek stay in Texas immigration ruling

The Justice Department plans to ask a federal judge to allow the Obama administration to continue its plans to implement President Barack Obama's executive…

Obamacare sign up

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800,000 receive wrong Obamacare tax info

Bowing to pressure, the Obama administration is extending Obamacare enrollment for those who learn they owe a penalty for being uninsured in 2014.



Obama to GOP: Stop copying me on economy

President Barack Obama sought to reclaim some ownership over an issue that is suddenly a hot topic among top Republicans, telling an audience on Friday that…

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Obama town hall will focus on immigration

President Barack Obama will participate in a town hall focused on immigration Feb. 25 in Miami with MSNBC and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart.

Maureen McDonnell

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Former Virginia first lady sentenced

Virginia's former first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to 12 months and 1 day on Friday for her part in the high profile bribery case that…

Honda transgender granddaughter

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House Dem supports transgender granddaughter

Rep. Mike Honda this week became one of the first lawmakers in Congress to support the idea of a gender spectrum and publicly announce a family member, his…

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New Hampshire trip is Biden's 2016 trifecta

Vice President Joe Biden might say he is undecided on a presidential run, but his travel schedule suggests otherwise.

Biden will travel to New Hampshire, the…

Bill O'Reilly

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Bill O'Reilly's 'war zone' stories questioned

After a Mother Jones report on Thursday asserted that Bill O'Reilly had made false claims about his coverage of the Falklands War in 1982, the Fox News host…


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Giuliani explains why Obama doesn't love America

Rudy Giuliani doubled down Thursday on controversial comments he made about President Barack Obama, again insisting that Obama is a patriot even though…

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Obama gives Emanuel re-election boost

President Barack Obama went to Chicago bearing gifts Thursday for his former chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Five days before Chicago voters head to the…

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The GOP's new favorite Arab leader

He ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president in a coup, crushed political dissent, let foreign journalists languish in jail and just jabbed the U.S…

Chris Christie at news conference

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Chris Christie rails against tax increases

Gov. Chris Christie, who's been traveling to early presidential primary states to make his pitch for a potential 2016 campaign, avoided national overtones in…


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Team Christie: Plenty of money out there

Gov. Chris Christie's advisers say there are plenty of other fish in the sea, after two reports published Thursday night showed troubling signs for the New…

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DHS report warns of domestic terror threat

They're carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority.



Poll: Obama's approval ratings stagnant

Americans' growing optimism about the nation's economy has not boosted President Barack Obama's approval ratings, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The…

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Huffington Post launching political satire show

The Huffington Post is ready to play for laughs.

The news site is launching "The HuffPost Show," a primetime political comedy program that will be broadcast…

Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush on foreign policy: 'I am my own man'

Jeb Bush revealed his strategy for dealing with the polarizing foreign policy legacy of his brother: Make a quick declaration of independence then pivot to a…

President Obama talks at extremism summit

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Obama: We are not at war with Islam

President Barack Obama, speaking at his summit on countering violent extremism Wednesday, sought to strike a balance between appealing for more acceptance of…

Joseph Clancy head of Secret Service

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Obama names Clancy Secret Service director

President Barack Obama, disregarding a government panel's recommendation to appoint an outsider as the next Secret Service director, has chosen the former…

Biden and Carter's wife


Here's the truth behind viral Biden photo

Vice President Joe Biden has been the source of many social media moments. Internet users dubbed finger-guns his trademark salute, he's had more than one on…

Hillary Clinton


Going back to the future in 2016?

Who among the nascent field of 2016 contenders represents the future? For half of Americans, it's Hillary Clinton.

Asked in a new CNN/ORC poll whether seven…

Rand Paul Pinterest

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Pinterest deletes Paul's mock Hillary Clinton page

Rand Paul's trolling efforts of Hillary Clinton got smacked down by Pinterest.

A spokesperson for the bookmarking app confirmed Tuesday the company deleted a…

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton consults Warren before likely '16 run

Hillary Clinton has sought advice from dozens of people over the past several months in the run up to a likely presidential bid, but one such source stands…

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Holder sees success in fewer drug cases

Federal prosecutors are bringing fewer prosecutions for illegal drugs and less often seeking mandatory minimum sentences, changes that Attorney General Eric…


U.S. Air Force

US allows armed drone sales to allies

The United States will begin allowing sales of armed drones to friendly foreign countries, allowing allies to widen their arsenals with a tool increasingly…

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

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Poll: Blame for DHS shutdown would fall to GOP

Republicans in Congress would shoulder the blame for a shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security if they are unable to enact a new spending bill to keep…

Secretary Of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

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House, Senate GOP spar over DHS funding

House and Senate Republicans aren't getting any closer to bridging their differences over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

House Speaker John…

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Chris Christie in New Hampshire: Bring it on

Chris Christie branded himself as a truth-teller on Monday while visiting New Hampshire, saying he was ready to "be part of the solution to what ails America."…

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Obama vows to abide by court order

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, which has drawn opposition from 26 states across…

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