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Walker plans Super Tuesday presidential blitz

Gov. Scott Walker plans to campaign in Super Tuesday states this month after formally declaring his bid for the presidency, a nod of acknowledgment that he…

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Clinton: 'People should and do trust me'

In Hillary Clinton's first national interview of the 2016 race, she attacked her Republican rivals on immigration and dismissed the suggestion that the…

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Trump, PGA split over Mexican comments

Donald Trump's golf enterprise is the latest casualty in the backlash over his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants.

Trump and the Professional…

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Army to announce bases affected by cuts

The Army this week will announce specific bases around the country that will be part of the next round of reductions in the force, with 40,000 troops to be…

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The Greek crisis...in 2 minutes

If you're just catching up to it, here are the latest developments -- and what you need to know. Last updated: July 7, 6:30 pm ET (10:30 pm GMT).

1) Tuesday's…

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Greece: How did it get into this mess?

Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new…

7th Fleet flotilla in East China Sea

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Why 2016 candidates should worry more about China

The world might be fixated on ISIS, Iran's nuclear aspirations, Greece's economic crash and a belligerent Vladimir Putin.

But there's one high-stakes…

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Pro-Rubio group has raised more than $15 million

The nonprofit group backing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's bid for the White House has raised nearly $16 million, the organization announced Monday.

The…

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Pataki challenges Trump to debate

Former New York Gov. George Pataki challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate on immigration Monday in New Hampshire, saying he wants to hear a real plan…

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Can Ted Cruz break into the top tier?

He's got $50 million behind him, a fervent following in Iowa, and a brand that he's worked hard to never muddy, but Ted Cruz has yet to have a breakout moment.…

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ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump course

ESPN became the latest company on Monday to distance itself from Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate who kicked off his White…

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Obama on ISIS: 'This is a long-term campaign'

President Barack Obama offered an update on the military mission against ISIS on Monday, emphasizing the long-term nature of the effort and the importance of…

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Did sanctuary law lead to slaying?

The killing last week of a San Francisco woman, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant with a felony record, has put the spotlight on the city's policy of…

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Obama seeks to expand legacy abroad

For President Barack Obama, the risky road to history now runs through Iran and Cuba.

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Greece keeps banks shut as Europe tightens the strings

Greek banks will stay shut for another two days to avoid running out of cash, piling the pressure on the country to find a way to restart bailout talks with…

Final Iran nuclear deal hanging in balance

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Deadline looms for Iran nuclear talks

The deadline for a final deal on Iran's nuclear program is looming, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says tough decisions will need to be made soon.…

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Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential…

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Trump's lawyer: NBC in 'breach' on Miss Universe contract

Donald Trump "will be taking action against NBC" in an arbitration that both sides have agreed to, his top attorney says. The attorney, Alan Garten, accused…

Ted Cruz at Capitol Hill June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Cruz campaign announces fundraising haul

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign said Sunday it had raised about $10 million in the second quarter. The sum is fueled by small-dollar donors, they said.

Chris Christie campaigning in NH

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Chris Christie's New Hampshire marathon

When Chris Christie arrived at his first campaign event in Sandown, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, the day he announced his presidential candidacy, there might as…

Donald Trump, June 2015

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Trump's sales pitch includes private jet tour

The new Iowa "jet set," early TV ad and fund-raising calculations, a key Obama legacy, and grumblings about what Republicans call the "Koch primary" -- those…

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Huckabee: 'Redefinition of love' threatens marriage

Mike Huckabee says marriage is "in trouble today" because of the "redefinition of love" -- no matter who's in the relationship.

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton campaign corrals media

Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade.

The…

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2016ers descend on NH, Iowa on July 4

For the 2016 presidential candidates, this Fourth of July weekend means a whole lot of barbeques, parades and fireworks -- and, of course, courting…

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Christie, Rubio bunk with Romney at N.H. retreat

What does one do at a presidential candidate slumber party? We'll likely never know exactly what happened Friday at Mitt Romney's lakeside summer home in…

Marco Rubio

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Trump: Rubio 'weak' on immigration

Donald Trump said fellow Republican presidential nominee Marco Rubio is "weak" on immigration, as the real estate mogul on Saturday continued to defend his…

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Putin congratulates Obama on Independence Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States can "find…

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Sanders snags key endorsement in New Hampshire

Sen. Bernie Sanders has snagged a key endorsement in New Hampshire that may sting a little for Martin O'Malley's campaign.

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Trump slams illegal immigration in S.F. killing

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that the seemingly random killing of a young woman in San Francisco was even more proof why voters…

Hillary Clinton at Dartmouth

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Clinton goes after a Bush in New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton went after a member of the Bush family on Friday in New Hampshire. Just not the one who is running for President.

America Ferrera at 2015 Academy Awards

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America Ferrera thanks Donald Trump

"Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera is thanking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial comments on Latino immigrants.

Donald Trump at his announcement

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GOP worries about Donald Trump fallout

Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump.

The bombastic businessman, who is seeking the GOP…

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President Obama gets his groove back

With his White House on a roll and his place in history solidifying by the day after a series of important policy victories, President Barack Obama is letting…

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Wisconsin man allegedly threatens to kill POTUS

A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Barack…

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Activist who took down flag OK with jail time

The woman who shimmied up a flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol last week and removed the Confederate battle flag told CNN she has no regrets about…

George Pataki announced his GOP candidacy for president May 28, 2015

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George Pataki plays his Trump card

George Pataki might have found a way to get noticed in the crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: attack the highest-profile hopeful, Donald Trump.

Jeb Bush, June 27, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada.

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GOPers run from Trump on immigration stance

Jeb Bush said Donald Trump doesn't represent the views of most Republicans, offering his most aggressive comments so far on the real estate titan who's used…

Donald Trump Miss Universe

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Donald Trump's Miss USA back on TV: Reelz channel steps in

Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

Reelz, a relatively…

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Obama touts OT plan in Wisconsin

When President Barack Obama flew into La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday, he was greeted by Gov. Scott Walker, and the two were seen shaking hands and smiling.

Jim Webb, June 2015

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Ex-Va. Sen. Jim Webb announces presidential bid

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced Thursday that "after many months of thought, deliberation and discussion" he has decided to run for president of the…

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Sanders' campaign raises $15M in first quarter

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has raised about $15 million since it launched in late April, aides to the campaign told CNN on Thursday.

The aides added…

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Greece's hard choice: More austerity or collapse

Greece is facing a hideous choice: A third massive international bailout with strict austerity attached, or economic collapse.

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Barack Obama, Jeb Bush unite on guacamole

Despite their differences, there is one issue that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and President Barack Obama do agree on: No peas in their…

Episcopal bishops

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Episcopal Church to allow same-sex marriages

The Episcopal Church says it will permit weddings for same-sex couples after members approved the change at a meeting of its governing body.

The decision by the…

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Walker sets July 13 announcement

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official Monday, July 13, in the Milwaukee suburb Waukesha.

George Pataki

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Pataki seeks to pressure GOP field over Trump

Republican presidential candidate George Pataki is hoping to grab some of the spotlight fellow candidate Donald Trump is occupying, by pressuring the rest of…

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Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon.…

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Nats to add Coolidge as newest 'Racing President'

Move over, George Washington. There's a new president in town. At Nationals Park, more specifically.

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

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Christie: It's an absolute controlled anger

Chris Christie is known for his anger, but to the New Jersey governor, it's all under control. "It's an absolute controlled anger. A controlled anger,"…

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Obama announces reopening of Cuban Embassy

President Barack Obama announces the re-establishment of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana.

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Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP

With nearly all of the expected 2016 presidential candidates formally in the race, a new CNN/ORC national poll finds two recent entrants to the GOP field on…

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Iowa poll: Donald Trump takes second place

Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too.

After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also…

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Sanders readies for first financial test

Just as Bernie Sanders' presidential bid picks up momentum, his David-versus-Goliath mission against Hillary Clinton is facing up to its first major hurdle as…

Hillary Clinton June 2015

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Aide: Clinton raised over $45 million

Hillary Clinton's campaign raised over $45 million in primary money during their first quarter of their 2016 bid, a Clinton official with knowledge of the…

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10 questions about U.S.-Cuba relations

Havana is getting its first U.S. embassy in more than half a century -- but don't pack your bags just yet.

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Who owns Puerto Rico's debt?

Puerto Rico is being dubbed "America's Greece." The island has too much debt that it can't pay.

While the island managed to avoid default by making its big…

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Recreational pot use is now legal in Oregon

Oregon today became the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana -- and Portlanders reportedly celebrated by lighting up in public.

Donald Trump at his announcement

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Trump: NBC, Univision 'abandoned' pageant contestants

Donald Trump says Univision and NBC "abandoned" the 51 women vying for the Miss USA crown by canceling the upcoming pageant telecast.

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Sanders draws nearly 10,000 in Wisconsin

Bernie Sanders has been running for president for two months, but Wednesday night in Madison, Wisconsin, his long-shot campaign got real.

When Sanders walked…

Clinton VA

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Hillary Clinton's emails: Fax machines, socks

The most recent batch of Hillary Clinton's private emails made public by the State Department per court order revealed no smoking guns on controversies…

Clinton hug

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Clinton emails: What Obama aides knew

President Barack Obama's top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,…

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Resistance to same-sex marriage persists

The Hood County, Texas, clerk isn't going to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, she said Tuesday, because she has rights.

"I would like to issue a…

Chris Christie presidential run

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Chris Christie launches 2016 bid

Gov. Chris Christie is about to find out whether the tough-talking style that's so popular at home in New Jersey will resonate on the presidential campaign…

Jerry Brown

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California governor signs vaccine bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation outlawing a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school…

Jeb Bush, June 27, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada.

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Jeb Bush is worth up to $22 million

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is worth as much as $22 million, his campaign said Tuesday.

The former Florida governor released 33 years of tax…

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Obama's approval rating grows to over 50%

Could Barack Obama's great week mark a turning point in his poll numbers?

After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the…

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Trump not backing down: 'Mexico is not our friend'

His incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants may have cost him a longstanding business partnership, but Donald Trump isn't exactly chastened.

Texas officials

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Texas, Alabama blast same-sex marriage ruling

With last week's Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples are flocking to the altar in all 50 states, right?

Eh, almost.

There are still a few holdouts, as…

Donald Trump

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Univision CEO defends dropping Trump, denies apologizing

Univision CEO Randy Falco says Donald Trump is not telling the truth when he claims that "Univision apologized."

In an internal memo on Monday, Falco defended…

Jeb Bush interview

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Jeb Bush: Confederate flag is 'racist'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called the Confederate flag a "racist" symbol on Monday, lauding South Carolina's efforts to remove it from the…

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Puerto Rico wants to be able to declare bankruptcy

Puerto Rico's governor has a message for Washington D.C: change the law, we want the right to declare bankruptcy.

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NBCUniversal cuts ties with Donald Trump

NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Miss USA pageant,…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

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Court backs Arizona panel right to draw districts

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday an Arizona state law that designates the power to an independent commission to draw congressional districts, refuting the…

EPA, clean air act

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SCOTUS: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act

In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the…

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

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Republican presidential contenders discuss religious liberty

The Supreme Court's decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage everywhere offered the GOP a way out of a debate that national polls show has turned into a…

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Can Donald Trump keep New Hampshire momentum?

Longtime political operatives here sat back and watched with amusement this past week as Donald Trump rose in the New Hampshire polls and sparked a media…

Donald Trump, June 2015

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Hispanic leaders urge NBC to cut ties to Trump

A coalition of Latino organizations is stepping up the pressure on NBCUniversal to reconsider its business relationship with Donald Trump.

Supreme Court

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Supreme court to rehear affirmative action case

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear next term a major affirmative action case concerning a program at a public university that takes race into…

John Kasich

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Kasich plans to announce presidential bid

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce he is running for the Republican presidential nomination on July 21, two sources familiar with the plans confirmed to…

Death penalty lethal injection

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SCOTUS backs use of lethal injection drug

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions, but opened a larger question about capital…

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Chris Christie video signals 2016 bid

Chris Christie leaves little room for interpretation about his presidential ambitions in a new video released Sunday in which the New Jersey governor all but…

Donald Trump, June 2015

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Trump giving up 'Apprentice'

Don't expect a new season this fall: Donald Trump is giving up "The Apprentice" so that he can run for president.

Bernie Sanders June 2015

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Bernie Sanders: Obamacare not enough

Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Mike Huckabee June 2015

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Huckabee: Channel MLK on gay marriage

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee urged Christian leaders to channel Martin Luther King, Jr. by resisting the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of…

Donald Trump at his announcement

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Candidate Trump talks immigration, ISIS, jobs

Presidential candidate Donald Trump touched on a wide range of issues in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Scott Walker

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Walker calls for respect on same-sex marriage

Scott Walker said same-sex marriage proponents should respect the religious opinions of those who disapprove of same-sex couples having the right to legally…

Ted Cruz at Capitol Hill June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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GOP field fractured over same-sex marriage

One day after the Supreme Court's historic same-sex marriage decision, Republican presidential candidates are still grappling with the ruling.

Jeb Bush, June 27, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada.

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Jeb Bush touts record on guns

Jeb Bush on Saturday said he doubted gun control measures supported by President Barack Obama would have prevented recent tragedies, including the church…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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Kerry meets with Zarif ahead of Iran deadline

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Saturday morning in Vienna as the representatives for the two countries…

US Supreme Court hears arguments in historic marriage equality case

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Same-sex couples wed, others have to wait

Moments after the Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, Rachel Evans and her girlfriend Kelly Gleischman jumped into an Uber…

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Clinton weathers the summer of Sanders

Hillary Clinton always insisted she wasn't expecting a coronation in her second presidential bid, but a single-digit lead over Bernie Sanders was surely not…

N.J. governor spends time with Granite State Republican voters

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Christie launches presidential campaign website

Chris Christie hasn't yet declared whether he's running for President. But in the meantime, if you want to support his candidacy-in-waiting, you can go online…

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Best week in Washington: Obama's legacy

June is legacy month for President Barack Obama.

After the Supreme Court, for a second time, refused to gut the Affordable Care Act and a deal with Republicans…

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Obama breaks into 'Amazing Grace' at funeral

President Barack Obama unexpectedly sang "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney on Friday in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Woman removes SC Confederate flag

Dressed in climbing gear and a helmet, Brittany "Bree" Newsome shimmied up a 30-foot flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol early…

Enrique Nieto had surgery after experiencing discomfort

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Mexican president's gallbladder removed

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto is recovering after his gallbladder was removed early Friday, according to a statement released by his office.

Multi-hued White House a nod to same-sex marriage legalized nationwide

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The week that changed the nation

The times, they are a changing, suddenly at whiplash speed.

After a momentous week, same-sex couples can now marry in all 50 states, the Confederate flag's…

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WH shines rainbow colors to hail SCOTUS ruling

In the wake of Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling that allows same-sex couples nationwide to marry, the White House was illuminated in rainbow colors for…

Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

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Supreme Court: Gay marriage is legal in all 50 states

In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay…

Same-sex marriage demonstrators

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The next battle over LGBT rights

The battle over same-sex marriage may have drawn to a dramatic close Friday at the Supreme Court. But as several justices noted in scorching dissents, the war…

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