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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…

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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…

Debate 5 things

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5 takeaways from the Democratic debate

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

Clinton didn't just stake her claim for Obama's…

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…

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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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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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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…

Clinton Sanders IA

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

Hillary Clinton campaigning

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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…

James Clapper

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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,…

USS New Hampshire

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What you should know about the USS New Hampshire

A dozen years ago, third-graders in Dover, New Hampshire, launched a letter-writing campaign to name a new Navy submarine after their state.

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Dixville Notch logs victory for Kasich, Sanders

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got an early boost Tuesday as they won the vote in Dixville Notch, the New Hampshire hamlet that is home…

Women 2

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Why the female generational divide for Hillary Clinton?

If you were writing a Hollywood screenplay about the race for the White House centered around an experienced woman with a real chance of becoming the first…

Trump Bush

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Trump calls out Bush family over eminent domain

After being attacked by Jeb Bush for his use of eminent domain in past real estate dealings, Donald Trump on Monday called the Bush family hypocrites, citing…

David Axelrod

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Axelrod: Clinton should look inward over struggles

David Axelrod, the former top political adviser to President Barack Obama, said Monday that Hillary Clinton's inner circle should accept more responsibility…

Clinton Sanders IA

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Former NAACP head: Clinton's dig at Sanders 'petty'

Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP and one of Bernie Sanders' highest-profile African-American supporters, said on Monday he was unimpressed by Hillary…

Rubio lights

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Rubio hopes to recover from debate performance

As he worked the room Monday at a popular Manchester eatery, Marco Rubio couldn't escape talk of his rocky debate performance.

"Saturday night -- you didn't do…

Filipe Calderon

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Ex-Mexican president slams Trump's 'stupid wall'

One of Donald Trump's most familiar refrains recently met hard opposition from a key voice -- the former president of Mexico.

Former Mexican President Felipe…

FBI dept of hacking

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Hackers publish FBI employees' contact info

Hackers, making good on a threat, published contact information for 20,000 FBI employees Monday afternoon, just one day after posting similar data on almost…

Clinton on NH eve

Clinton: 'We're going to take stock' on campaign

Hillary Clinton, facing a tougher than anticipated challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination from Bernie Sanders, is preparing to take a new look at…

Clinton Facebook

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Clinton shows weakness among women

As Hillary Clinton seeks to break that "highest, hardest glass ceiling," she is finding that -- at least in this state -- women voters aren't so eager to help…

Donald Trump in New Hampshire

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Poll: Trump leads ahead of New Hampshire vote

Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican race in New Hampshire on the eve of the vote, the final CNN/WMUR tracking poll finds.

On the Democratic side of…

Michael Bloomberg

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Bloomberg: I'm considering 2016 bid

Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for president of the United States, a move that would dramatically shake up an already chaotic 2016 race.

Mich Gov Rick Snyder

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Michigan governor declines congressional invite

In the midst of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declined an invitation to testify at a hearing Wednesday before the House Democratic…

Donald Trump, Marco Rubio

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Frantic campaigning as New Hampshire vote nears

The race to the New Hampshire primary is getting nastier by the hour as presidential candidates desperately seek to woo undecided voters on the eve of a…

Sanders at fundraiser

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Economist: Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar

Median income would soar by more than $22,000. Nearly 26 million jobs would be created. The unemployment rate would fall to 3.8%.

Those are just a few of the…

Hillary Clinton talks about Flint

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Clinton pledges to stand with Flint through water crisis

Hillary Clinton promised the people of Flint, Michigan, whose lives have been turned upside down by the city's ongoing water crisis, that she will be their…

Donald Trump at GOP debate

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Why these Obama voters are backing Trump

Eight years after they drew inspiration from Barack Obama's insurgent campaign, some of the very voters who helped elect the first African-American president…

Marco Rubio at NH debate

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Rubio: There's a reason everyone is attacking me

With the political world watching to see if Marco Rubio's less-than-stellar debate reviews impact his political momentum, the Florida senator brushed off…

Donald Trump at GOP debate

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Trump: Bush is an 'embarrassment to his family'

Responding to a volley of critical tweets and comments from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump on Monday called his rival -- the son of one president and brother of…

Suspected Paris attackers

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Intel agencies had hints of ISIS plot

Intelligence obtained by Western security agencies before the November 13 Paris attacks indicated as many as 60 ISIS fighters had been deployed by the group to…

Political tourist Kathleen Moon

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Meet Kathleen Moon: A political tourist

Kathleen Moon is tired of saying "I'm a Republican, but ..." so she's hit the road in New Hampshire to find out which candidate will best match her…

Sanders podium

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Poll: Trump, Sanders hold leads heading into NH

On the eve of New Hampshire's presidential primaries, a new CNN Poll of Polls finds both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are holding on to substantial leads…

Trump Bush after debate

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Trump: Bush 'melts' when he attacks me

Donald Trump returned to mocking Jeb Bush after the two clashed during ABC's Republican presidential debate on Saturday night, calling him a "loser" and…

Bill Clinton campaigns in NH

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Bill Clinton rips Sanders backers

Bill Clinton lashed out at "sexist" and "profane" attacks on Hillary Clinton and her supporters by proponents of Bernie Sanders, and accused them of harassing…

John Kasich seeks 2016 GOP nomination

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Kasich looks to South Carolina, Michigan

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday he was poised to do well in South Carolina and Michigan, casting himself as someone who has been underestimated by Washington…

Hillary Clinton at town hall

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Clinton releases first Spanish-language ads

Hillary Clinton's campaign released its first Spanish-language TV and radio ads on Friday, highlighting the former secretary of state's position on…

Former Gov. Bobby Jindall endorses Marco Rubio

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Bobby Jindal endorses Marco Rubio

Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president.

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This man has met every NH candidate since 1988 (almost)

He doesn't have single selfie to prove it but Bruce Schoenfeld says has met -- or shaken hands with -- all of the presidential candidates traveling through New…

Ted Cruz Feb 5

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Ted Cruz: Making U.S. women eligible to be drafted is 'nuts'

Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience Sunday that requiring women to sign up for the draft is "nuts," breaking with the views of several Republican…

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Obama helps Stephen Colbert kick off Super Bowl 50 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert kicked off his live "Late Show" following Super Bowl 50 with a big surprise guest: President Obama.

Obama appeared on CBS' post-Super Bowl…

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Bernie Sanders and 'SNL' debut 'Bern Your Enthusiasm'

"Saturday Night Live" finally proved that Bernie Sanders and Larry David aren't the same person.

Democratic presidential candidate campaigns in Charles City, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016

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Sanders tired of being 'lectured' on foreign policy

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is tired of people questioning his credentials on international affairs, saying that he's been "lectured on foreign…

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