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Ben Carson sorry for comments on gay people

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that…

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Hillary Clinton asks State to release emails

Hillary Clinton broke her 48-hour silence over the use of her personal email account while she served as secretary of state with a late-night tweet Wednesday…

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U.S. Ambassador slashed in South Korea

A man opposed to joint South Korean-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arm as he was about to give a speech…

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Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS

The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court.

After more than an hour of arguments…

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Hillary Clinton's emails: What you need to know

Hillary Clinton is back in a familiar place: the center of a political controversy.

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U.S. weighs defensive weapons for Ukraine

The Obama administration is holding intensive conversations with the Europeans about further sanctions on Russia, as top U.S. national security officials…

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Wall Street pushes SCOTUS on gay marriage

Wall Street's leading banks have signed a "friend of the court" brief pressing the Supreme Court to back same-sex marriage.

Major financial firms including…

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton to release all emails from State tenure

A House committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya has subpoenaed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal emails, The…

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US ambassador attacked in South Korea

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the…

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Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses…

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Senate fails to override Keystone pipeline veto

Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of their legislation that would have cleared construction of the…

Man on street with Obamacare sign

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White House purposely has no Obamacare Plan B

The Obama administration says it's doing nothing to stave off the potential disaster that would ensue if the Supreme Court upends Obamacare and millions of…

Mitch McConnell

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McConnell wants to fast-track Iran bill

A bill that would give the Senate sign-off on an international agreement with Iran over its nuclear program will be on the Senate floor next week, despite…

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Did Netanyahu change some minds?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left a partisan Congress roiling in the wake of his controversial speech on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats…

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Hillary Clinton gives base-rallying speech

The lead up to Hillary Clinton's speech to a Democratic women's group in Washington on Tuesday night was focused on two things: The controversy around her…

Boehner Hatch

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Boehner gets a little help from his friends

Last Friday, House Speaker John Boehner was humiliated.

He faced a revolt from his own members, risked a shutdown of the Department of the Homeland Security…

Netanyahu w senators

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How is Bibi's speech playing in Israel, Iran?

At times, he got raucous applause during his speech in Washington on Tuesday. But the reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's message that may…

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Supreme Court could kill affordable health care

Republicans have tried to kill the Affordable Care Act more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court could actually do it with a single ruling.

Justices will hear…

Netanyahu addresses Congress

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Relationship gets worse for Obama, Netanyahu

U.S. presidents and Israeli prime ministers, however sharply they disagree, simply do not take public pot shots at one another for the world to see. Until now.

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House clears DHS bill for Obama

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, averting a partial shutdown of the department.

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Report: Shots fired near NSA in Maryland

A reported shooting on a Maryland highway may have caused damage to a nearby National Security Agency building, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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Team Clinton: 'Nothing nefarious' at State

Hillary Clinton's office said "nothing nefarious was at play" when the former secretary of state used her personal email address, rather than one provided by…

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Netanyahu: Deal will enable Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran…

Monica Lewinsky

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Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk

Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern at the center of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, will continue her reentry into public life with a…

Snowden snapshot

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Lawyer: Snowden ready to return to United States

Edward Snowden's lawyer says he is ready to come home to the United States.

The former National Security Agency contractor's Russian lawyer said he's ready to…

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

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Dozens of Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

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

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12 states that still ban same-sex marriage

What a difference a couple of years makes. A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific…

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Artist: Lewinsky overshadows Clinton portrait

The painter whose portrait of former President Bill Clinton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery snuck a covert reference to Monica Lewinsky into it.

Nelson…

AIPAC friendship

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U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC

Though U.S.-Israeli relations are under significant strain given the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress,…

Ben Carson

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Carson launches exploratory committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson took his clearest step yet towards a presidential bid with the launch of an exploratory committee on Monday.

Terry Giles,…

John Boehner continuing Homeland Security drama

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Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff's edge

John Boehner is facing his toughest week yet as speaker of the House of Representatives -- and that's saying a lot after a tumultuous four years of repeated…

Clinton 2013

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Clinton to announce sooner rather than later

Hillary Clinton and her close circle of advisers, including many former campaign aides to President Barack Obama, are coalescing around a plan to start her…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wife Sarah

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Obama attacks Netanyahu's credibility

The differences between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were on display Monday when the two offered dramatically divergent…

White House

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White House lawn temporarily locked down

Three men were arrested and charged with unlawful entry between Sunday and Monday after crossing onto unauthorized grounds near the White House.

The Secret…

Air traffic control

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Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking

Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity is "threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the…

Jeb Bush in Detroit

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Bush won't sign no-taxes pledge

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will not sign a pledge promising not to raise taxes, or any pledges from "lobbying groups," a spokeswoman said this weekend.

Barbara Mikulski

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Longest serving female senator to retire

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving female senator in history, will retire at the end of her term.

Israeli leader seeks to bolster ties with Jordan

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Poll: Nearly half of Americans disapprove of Netanyahu invite

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to make his case on Iran's nuclear abilities in a controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday, nearly…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Netanyahu to lay out elements of Iran deal

During his upcoming speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out the details of what he understands to be the nuclear agreement…

Scott Walker

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Scott Walker reverses immigration stance

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that his "view has changed" on immigration and he no longer supports reforms that would allow undocumented immigrants…

Susan Rice

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WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice ad

The White House slammed a full-page ad Sunday that appeared in The New York Times attacking National Security Adviser Susan Rice.

The ad, claiming "Susan Rice…

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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…

John Boehner at news conference

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Boehner allies downplay GOP rift

House Speaker John Boehner and his top lieutenants are downplaying the rift among Republicans that was exposed during last week's intense wrangling over…

Rand Paul CPAC

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A CPAC lesson: How Rand Paul could be like Reagan

President Barack Obama's effort to bridge the trust deficit between African-Americans and law enforcement, the money wars heading into 2016, a little CPAC…

Bill O'Reilly roundup

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O'Reilly tapes: Phone recordings raise new questions about JFK story

One evening in March more than 30 years ago, Gaeton Fonzi received a call from a man whose voice and name are now instantly recognizable.

"Hi Gaeton," the…

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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Feinstein calls Netanyahu 'arrogant'

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "arrogant" for asserting that he speaks for all Jews -- and that he doesn't speak for…

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Kerry: ISIS is being defeated

Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the United States' allies in the Middle East remain on course to defeat ISIS -- though he acknowledged the…

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…

Rand Paul CPAC

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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…

Netanyahu 2013

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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…

Narendra Modi

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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…

Homeland Security sign

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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…

Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek poster

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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…

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

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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

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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…

Christie town hall

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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

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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…

Comcast

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,…

IRS

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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…

CPAC attendee in costume 2015

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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…

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

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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…

Tom Schweich

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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…

Boehner says pucker up

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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…

Capitol

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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…

Netanyahu

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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…

Washington D.C.

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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.…

Mitch McConnell

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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.

It…

'Parks and Recreation' cast, Biden

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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

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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…

North Carolina Capital

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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

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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.…

Keystone Pipeline

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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…

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

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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…

Obama in Oval Office

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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.

Walker governors conf

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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…

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