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Scalia's death sets up big political battle

Justice Antonin Scalia's death immediately triggered a monumental election-year battle in Washington over whether President Barack Obama should choose a…

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The Senate tradition at issue when replacing Scalia

After the news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death broke, Senate GOP leaders immediately made it clear they will not confirm a nominee from…

Moment of silence for Scalia at GOP debate

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Antonin Scalia's death jolts GOP debate

The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia provided a rare moment of agreement among Republican presidential candidates at a debate that quickly…

Hillary Clinton goes hard against Bernie Sanders

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Clinton unveils Nevada argument on Sanders

Hillary Clinton stepped up her efforts to cast Bernie Sanders as a single-issue candidate on Saturday in Nevada, firing up a largely union audience by arguing…

Obama says will nominate successor

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Obama to enter nomination fight with legacy on court at stake

President Obama entered what's certain to become an acrimonious election-year battle Saturday, declaring he would act "in due time" to replace Supreme Court…

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U.S. to restore commercial flights to Cuba

In just a matter of days, U.S. airlines will begin a fierce bidding war to win routes and airport slots to a destination that's been off-limits to them for…

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The memorable quotes from the Republican debate

In their final debate before the South Carolina primary, the six remaining Republican presidential candidates exchanged zingers and dropped a series of sharp,…

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Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend…

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What Justice Scalia's death means for 2016

As the nation is stunned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the immediate question is what it will mean for the Supreme Court this year and in the future.…

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Whom could replace Justice Antonin Scalia?

President Barack Obama plans to nominate a new Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, despite Senate Republican leaders indicating that…

Trump, Rubio, Cruz at Feb. 6 GOP debate

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Republican debate: 6 things to watch

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has shaken up the presidential race, and the six Republican candidates will have a chance to outline their…

Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton

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Albright expresses regret over comment about women in hell

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who made headlines last week when she said women must vote for Hillary Clinton or they would go to a "special…

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

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Atlanta mayor hits Sanders on race relations claim

The Democratic mayor of Atlanta criticized Bernie Sanders on Friday for claiming at a recent Democratic debate that race relations would be better if he is…

Jeb Bush, Nov. 13, 2015

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Bush skeptical of Trump's new campaign of 'optimism'

Donald Trump is signaling that he's trying to run a more positive campaign, but Jeb Bush isn't buying it.

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Who's got the lamest campaign slogan?

"From Hope to Higher Ground." "People Over Politics." "Fresh Ideas for America."

Marco Rubio in Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016

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When campaign surrogates fumble the message

Sometimes, a well-placed surrogate can be just the lift a campaign needs. But sometimes, they fumble the ball, sending their candidate scrambling.

Hillary Clinton in NH

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Former Obama intel official: Clinton should drop out

President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Hillary Clinton should pull out of the presidential race while the FBI investigate her…

Sanders listens, then wraps up appearance

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Bernie Sanders faces frustrated crowd

Bernie Sanders faced a frustrated and at times tough crowd at a race and economics forum here Friday night.

Sanders spoke to the predominately African-American…

Jeb Bush in NH Feb

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Bush picks up endorsements of 2 Texas newspapers

With a little more than two weeks before the March 1 primary in Texas, Jeb Bush picked up the endorsements from the editorial boards at the Houston Chronicle…

Trump revs up large crowd at Feb. 12, 2016, rally in Tampa, Fla.

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Trump says he is running campaign of 'great optimism'

Donald Trump is spinning his campaign in positive terms in the face of a renewed onslaught of attacks from his GOP presidential rivals on the stump and in TV…

Hillary Clinton in NH

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Clinton picks up newspaper endorsements in Texas, Florida

Hillary Clinton got a boost from three large newspapers on Friday in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Tampa Bay Times, Dallas Morning…

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Campaign: Photo confirms Sanders' leadership

Bernie Sanders' campaign manager said Friday the campaign is "100% confident" that a well-publicized photograph showing a man leading a sit-in at the…

Jim Gilmore

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Jim Gilmore leaves presidential race

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is ending his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, he said Friday.

Indignant Sanders and Clinton

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On stage and off, Clinton-Sanders contest turns testy

Forget for a minute -- if you can -- the incredibly nasty battle for the GOP nomination that's drawn so much attention. You just might have missed what's…

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Donald Trump threatens to sue Ted Cruz

Donald Trump on Friday threatened to sue Ted Cruz for "not being a natural born citizen" if the Texas senator "doesn't clean up his act" and stop running…

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Democratic debate on PBS and CNN racks up 8 million viewers

Thursday's Democratic debate totaled 8.03 million viewers between the broadcast on PBS and the simulcast on CNN.

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Ellison defends Sanders after Lewis' remark

Rep. Keith Ellison, Bernie Sanders' lone supporter in the Congressional Black Caucus, defended the Vermont senator's civil rights record after Rep. John Lewis…

Ted Cruz before debate

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Cruz mocks Clinton email controversy with 'Office Space' spoof ad

Ted Cruz takes a swing in a new ad at Hillary Clinton's email server controversy with a spoof of a famous scene from the cult classic comedy "Office Space."

Donald Trump in Iowa, January 2016

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Why it would be tough for Trump to bring jobs back from China

It's one of Donald Trump's favorite campaign promises.

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Senate passes bill to ban slavery imports

A bill to ban to imports from slave labor has passed the Senate and is headed to President Obama's desk.

The bill, known as H.R. 644, would block imports "made…

Cruz camp cuts commercial

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Erotic actress from Cruz ad is 'middle-class working girl and I had a job to do'

The woman who caused Ted Cruz to pull down an attack ad on Marco Rubio has an explanation: She was just doing her job.

"I have no ill will towards Ted Cruz…

Donald Trump autographs baby at rally

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Trump autographs baby at rally

Donald Trump made another splash Thursday in a campaign that's been punctuated with colorful moments when he autographed a baby who was surfing the crowd near…

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Clinton, Sanders exchange blows on Obama at debate

Hillary Clinton wants Bernie Sanders to know she's got President Barack Obama's back.

Much of the debate lacked the bitterness of earlier forums as Clinton and…

Jeb Bush in Iowa

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What is Jeb Bush giving up for Lent?

One day in and Jeb Bush has already broken his Lenten promise.

Sanders race relations

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Sanders: I would 'absolutely' improve race relations

Bernie Sanders on Thursday night argued that the fruits of his economic agenda would help ease racial tensions in America.

Asked by PBS debate moderator Judy…

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Supreme Court blocks Obama climate rules

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt President Barack Obama a blow by moving to temporarily block his administration's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions…

Debate 5 things

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What we learned at the Democratic debate

President Barack Obama was the star of Thursday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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Lawmaker loses war against small airline seats

A congressional soldier fighting a war against shrinking airline seats lost a battle in the U.S. House Thursday.

In a 26-33 vote, a House committee defeated…

Sanders Clinton Milwaukee debate

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Debate: CNN's Reality Check team vets claims

The Democratic candidates for president gathered in Milwaukee on Thursday for their sixth debate, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their…

Kissinger debate

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Clinton, Sanders spar over ... Henry Kissinger

A surprise guest gate crashed Thursday's Democratic debate: Henry Kissinger.

In a blast from the 1970s that must have left many young Democratic voters…

Ted Cruz in Hollis, NH

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For Cruz, it's still all about Rubio -- and cash

Ted Cruz's associates, allies and donors are preparing for a streetfight in South Carolina and long slog to the Republican nomination, remaining as concerned…

Bernie Sanders on Late Show

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Sanders on Colbert: 'The revolution will literally be televised'

Bernie Sanders' New Hampshire victory lap extended to CBS' "Late Show" on Wednesday, where he finished host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue by announcing,…

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FBI, British police nab alleged 'crackas' hacker

The FBI and British police think they finally cracked the case of "Crackas with Attitude."

Hillary Clinton Feb. 6, 2016

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Clinton Foundation rep: We received subpoena

A representative for the charitable foundation set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton confirmed they received a subpoena from the State Department's Inspector…

Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Sanders' Secret Service code name is 'Intrepid'

The U.S. Secret Service has given Democratic presidential Bernie Sanders the code name "Intrepid."

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Congressman vapes during hearing

Rep. Duncan Hunter wasn't blowing "smoke" when he made his case against an amendment to ban vaping on planes.

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Intel community preps briefings for nominees

The presidential nominees, including the one who won't be occupying the Oval Office next January, will by summer be privy to some of the nation's most…

Marco Rubio in New Hampshire

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Rubio's tax plan would cost at least $6.8 trillion

Marco Rubio would give tax cuts to everyone.

But the biggest would go to the wealthiest taxpayers and add at least $6.8 trillion to the debt over a decade --…

Marco Rubio campaigning in South Carolina, Feb. 11, 2016

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Rubio slams opponents in South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio turned up the heat on his opponents -- proactively calling them out by name -- while campaigning in South…

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Lewis questions Sanders' civil rights cred

Democratic Rep. John Lewis on Thursday questioned the extent of Bernie Sanders' participation in the civil rights movement after an event where the…

Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 7., 2016

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Trump pulls Cruz ad, puts up positive spot

Donald Trump is pulling an ad hitting Ted Cruz for his stance on immigration and replacing it with a positive spot in South Carolina.

Hillary Clinton in Des Moines, Iowa

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CBC PAC stands behind Clinton ahead of South Carolina

Hillary Clinton on Thursday captured a vital endorsement from a key African-American political power bloc just at the moment she needed it most as she seeks to…

Hillary Clinton

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Judge: State must release remaining Clinton emails on rolling basis

A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release Hillary Clinton's remaining work-related emails in four installments over the next three weeks.

The…

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Clinton, Bush biggest recipients of Pharma donations

When former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli announced that he was increasing the price of an HIV drug called Daraprim by nearly 5,000%, he turned the…

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5 things to watch: Democratic debate night

Hillary Clinton built one of the best-organized campaigns in history -- and so far, she has one narrow win and one blowout loss to show for it.

Now that…

Christie vehicle

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Inside Chris Christie's failed campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poured everything he had into New Hampshire, clawing his way up the polls in a crowded field and Donald Trump-dominated year…

Kasich speaks

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Kasich: I won't win South Carolina

Fresh off his strong second-place finish in New Hampshire, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday said he has no plans to win in South Carolina, though he expects…

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Sanders raised $6.4 million after NH polls closed

Bernie Sanders raised $6.4 million in the 24 hours since the polls closed in New Hampshire, his campaign said Wednesday.

The large haul, which bests the $3…

Yellen testimony

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4 takeaways from Janet Yellen's testimony

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Congress don't see eye to eye.

Yellen testified for over three hours before the House Financial Services Committee…

Marco Rubio in South Carolina

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GOP establishment braces for SC showdown

Donald Trump's dominance in the New Hampshire primary is sparking a feverish battle in South Carolina for someone to emerge as the establishment favorite.

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Jay Carney: Obama supports Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama's former White House press secretary says the President has a preference in the Democratic primary to replace him: Hillary…

Bernie's Yearning Ice Cream

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Bernie Sanders tastes 'the Yearn'

Bernie feels "the Yearn." Or at least, he tasted it.

On ABC's "The View" on Wednesday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a chance to try ice cream called "…

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Carson staying in race, sees South Carolina victory

Ben Carson said Wednesday he will be staying in the Republican race, despite a poor showing in New Hampshire, and is hoping to win big in South Carolina.

Fed chairwoman sticking with first hike since '06

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Janet Yellen: Market turmoil and dollar could hurt economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sees warning signs ahead for the U.S. economy.

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Obama confronts political failure on campaign anniversary

Even as he works to accentuate eight years of achievements, President Barack Obama paused Wednesday to highlight where he readily admits he's failed.

Returning…

Trump and Jeb

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Candidates: South Carolina, here we come

The relentless march of the White House race headed south Wednesday, following a tumultuous New Hampshire primary that left both parties facing a long,…

Fiorina SOTU

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Carly Fiorina suspends campaign for president

Carly Fiorina is ending her Republican presidential bid, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO announced on Facebook Wednesday.

Millenials turn up heat against low wages

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'Fight for $15' protest planned for Democratic debate

Fast food and other low paid workers will take their "Fight for $15" minimum wage demands to the Democratic debate on Thursday.

Marco Rubio in Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016

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Marco's reboot: How Rubio plans to turn things around

Coming soon: Marco Rubio 2.0.

The Republican candidate, who lost momentum this week after coming in fifth in New Hampshire, plans to take a more aggressive…

Donald Trump New Hampshire primary day

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Hollywood spoofs Donald Trump in 'Funny or Die' movie

Johnny Depp is no stranger to outlandish film roles, but he has never tried his hand -- or hair -- at newly crowned New Hampshire GOP primary winner Donald…

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Lawmaker proposes limit to shrinking airline seats

Among things about which people are "mad as hell and not gonna take anymore," shrinking airline seats have to be near the top of the list.

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Sanders, Sharpton meet in Harlem

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton met with Bernie Sanders in Harlem Wednesday, part of the Vermont senator's effort to court support among the…

Chris Christie at NH debate

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Chris Christie suspends campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire, he formally…

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NH primary: Outsiders won, insiders crumbled

There was more than a hint of irony in Donald Trump's win in New Hampshire Tuesday night.

Donald Trump in Iowa, January 2016

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Trump to MSNBC hosts: 'You guys have been supporters'

A day after his resounding victory in New Hampshire, Donald Trump made a point to thank two of his "supporters" -- the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"You…

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New Hampshire primaries: 5 takeaways

The anti-establishment revolution the polls promised for months happened in New Hampshire Tuesday night when Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the…

Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 7., 2016

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Trump on taxes: 'I fight like hell not to pay'

Fresh off his New Hampshire win, Donald Trump said that he would be releasing his tax returns in the coming months, but it is taking longer because they are…

Former President George W. Bush

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George W. Bush joining Jeb Bush in SC

Former president George W. Bush will join his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in South Carolina to campaign.

Donald Trump at GOP debate

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Exit polls: Trump wins with multiple groups

Exit poll results from the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night showed deep discontent with the Republican Party and the federal government, and the…

Clinton post NH

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Clinton supporters ready to hit Sanders after NH

Hillary Clinton's supporters on Capitol Hill are bracing for a win by Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, but warn the Vermont senator will…

Bernie Sanders speaks after NH primary

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Did a socialist kibbutz influence Sanders?

A small collective community in northern Israel, modeled after the communist ideals of the Soviet Union, may hold clues to the development of U.S.…

Sanders fundraising

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Sanders' fundraising site struggles with load

In the midst of his New Hampshire victory speech, Bernie Sanders held an impromptu, one-minute fundraiser and apparently jammed up one of the pillars of…

Trump, Sanders split

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Once longshots, Trump and Sanders win in NH

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich is…

Head Start Lassie

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10 things Obama would do without GOP opposition

Budget proposals of U.S. presidents are almost always described as dead on arrival in Congress. The budget proposals of outgoing presidents might best be…

Hillary after NH

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Young voters abandon Clinton for Sanders

The Iowa caucuses were days away, and Hillary Clinton's campaign had tapped "In the Attic" -- a band of four 19- and 20-year-olds from Cedar Rapids -- to warm…

Trump Huffpo

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Huffington Post: Trump 'racist, sexist demagogue'

Huffington Post took a visceral and aggressive approach to Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, blasting the GOP front-runner as a "racist…

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ABC reporters incorrectly tweet Christie drops out

Three ABC News reporters incorrectly reported that Chris Christie was dropping out of the presidential race on Tuesday night.

Christie, who looks poised to…

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Traffic in Merrimack, NH, keeps polls open

Even after the voting was supposed to be finished in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, a line of full of cars and voters were still waiting to get into a…

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Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in N.H. primary

Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night notched his first win of the 2016 presidential race, defeating Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary.

Sanders'…

Trump speaking after NH win

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Donald Trump: 'I was so happy'

Donald Trump on Tuesday night touted his success across demographic lines after winning the New Hampshire primary.

Ted Cruz in Manchester, NH

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What New Hampshire means for the 2016ers

Here are four takeaways for what's happening on the ground in New Hampshire.

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Judge chides State Department for delay in Clinton email release

A federal judge expressed dismay over the State Department's continued delays releasing Hillary Clinton's emails.

Trump in NH Feb

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Trump: Border wall will cost $8 billion

Donald Trump estimated on Tuesday that it will cost about $8 billion to build the wall he has promised to erect on the U.S.'s southern border if elected…

Donald Trump New Hampshire primary day

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Trump softens tone on McCain

Donald Trump is no longer questioning Sen. John McCain's credentials as a war hero, but he is still hitting the 2008 Republican nominee for his handling of…

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US intelligence: ISIS to attempt American attacks

Top U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating…

President Barack Obama, Jan. 17, 2016

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GOP set against new Obama budget's proposed tax hikes

President Barack Obama checked off another "last" of his White House tenure Tuesday, submitting his final budget proposal to Congress amid the growing din…

Presidential selfie girls

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'Presidential selfie girls' pick Hillary Clinton

You may know them as the "selfie girls," but New Hampshire teens Addy and Emma Nozell have been fully immersed in Granite State politics this election cycle.

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New Hampshire primary: 5 things to watch

New Hampshire, it's your moment. Voters in the first-in-the nation primary are getting the chance to cast judgment on the presidential field in a vote sure to…

Curt Schilling, August 2012

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Curt Schilling's political donation came with comments on ESPN job

Federal Election Commission filings confirm two things about Curt Schilling: The former star pitcher donated to a Republican presidential campaign last year,…

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