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What to expect in Obama's speech Saturday

Expect some swagger from President Barack Obama at Washington's big prom Saturday night.

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Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head with it?

No? Then you're not Marleni…

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Iranian ships turn away from Yemen

A convoy of Iranian ships headed toward Yemen is now moving away from the war-torn country, days after the U.S. deployed warships to the Yemeni coast,…

Chief Justice John Roberts

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John Roberts' big moment

Chief Justice John Roberts is back in the spotlight.

Roberts -- who shocked conservatives nearly three years ago by providing a pivotal vote to uphold…

Loretta Lynch

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Loretta Lynch makes history

The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama's next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to…

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Obama, Dems set to clash over trade

President Barack Obama's push for free trade got another boost on Thursday, when a House panel passed legislation setting up trade promotion authority,…



Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of drone war

The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.

In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared…

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Clinton slams GOP for lack of leadership

Hillary Clinton used her first speech as a presidential candidate on Thursday to knock Republicans who "offer themselves as leaders" but "who take a very…

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Joe Biden shores up U.S.-Israel ties

Speaking on the anniversary of Israel's independence, Vice President Joe Biden sought to bolster U.S. ties to the Jewish state amid tensions over a preliminary…

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Petraeus gets 2 years probation, fine

Gen. David Petraeus, once a widely celebrated military leader who oversaw operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and was touted as a potential presidential…

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Carter: Russians hacked Pentagon systems

Russian hackers accessed an unclassified Pentagon network earlier this year, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday, the latest high-profile penetration…

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U.S. drone strike accidentally kills hostages

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that a U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent…

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Elder Bush's home alarm-free for 13 months

President George H.W. Bush's Houston home was not protected by a working alarm system for at least 13 months, according to an investigation conducted by the…

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Clinton campaign spars with Benghazi committee

After Hillary Clinton refused to privately testify about her email use before the congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, her campaign…

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Rubio leads GOP field in new national poll

Sen. Marco Rubio leads all Republican presidential hopefuls in a new poll released Thursday morning, capturing some momentum in the weeks after he became the…

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Senate clears trafficking bill; Lynch vote on Thursday

After a long delay, the Senate Wednesday easily approved a bill to combat human trafficking.

The vote was 99-0.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was the only senator…

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Expert: 'U.S., China need long-term alliance'

China's economic and military rise under President Xi Jinping can be managed peacefully if Washington and Beijing can commit to a stable relationship for the…

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Rand Paul, Harry Reid fist bump on Senate floor

At the end of a long day in the Senate on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, donned a pair of sunglasses as he approached the Senate floor and went in for…

Rand Paul vaccines

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Report: Rand Paul's son charged with DUI

Presidential candidate Rand Paul's son, William, received a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol this past weekend, according to reports.

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Food workers walk out on US Senate

About 40 contracted workers from the United States Senate walked off their jobs Wednesday morning and joined more than 1,000 labor activists at a rally calling…

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Poll: ISIS a bigger threat than Iran, Russia

Americans see ISIS as a bigger threat to the United States than Iran, Russia, North Korea or China, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

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Obama heads to Florida to talk climate

President Barack Obama ventured into the South Florida Everglades on Wednesday to lend urgency to his environmental agenda, declaring the dangers of climate…

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Hillary's problem: Will economic recovery die before the election?

The Hillary Clinton campaign is doing a lot of math on voters and fundraising. But here's another metric they are likely looking at: economic growth.

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Making change: Lawmakers want a woman on the $20

The push to make a woman the face of the $20 bill is gaining traction in Congress.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation this week…

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New abortion controversy hits Congress

The same day that the Senate reached a deal on abortion language in a bill to combat human trafficking, the House of Representatives began considering…

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Waka Flocka Flame announces 2016 bid

The 2016 race welcomed yet another challenger vying to become America's next commander-in-chief on Monday. No, it wasn't Jeb Bush or Elizabeth Warren -- it…


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Klobuchar's 'cornfield idea' leads to deal

A month ago, the office of Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar was embarrassed when it was revealed that a staff member had learned of but failed to flag…

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Holder: Embattled DEA chief is retiring

It didn't happen on 4/20 -- marijuana's high holy day -- but Michele Leonhart is stepping down in mid-May as administrator of the Drug Enforcement…

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Liberal senators oppose Comcast merger

Six of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate are petitioning government regulators to reject Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

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Why 52% of Americans think the Obama economy is good

For the first time since President Obama took office, a significant majority of Americans give the economy two thumbs up.

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Poll: Economic optimism hits new peak

President Barack Obama's approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public's take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama's…

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Biden still waiting as 2016 heats up

As Hillary Clinton spent the first weeks of her presidential campaign meeting voters in Iowa, her closest potential rival for the Democratic nomination -- Vice…

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Jeb Bush heads to Europe

Jeb Bush will visit Europe in early June, stopping in Germany, Poland and Estonia, according to an aide to the former Florida governor.

News of the trip, first…

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Clinton's campaign rolls into New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton is trying to win voters over a half-dozen at a time --- and so far, it's working.

The former secretary of state's campaign rolled into New…

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Obama to push climate agenda in Everglades

President Barack Obama on Wednesday plans to visit the Everglades --- the South Florida wetlands that form part of the state's large tourism sector ---- to…

Bernie Sanders


Sanders to Clinton: 'Are you on the side of working people?'

Vermont Senator and potential presidential contender Bernie Sanders is calling on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton "to be clear" on President Barack…

Lindsey Graham


Graham: I'm '91% sure' I'll run for president

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he's "91 percent sure" he'll run for president -- the only question that remains is whether he can raise the money he…

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Billionaire GOP donor Koch picks Walker

Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially…

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US warships deployed to Yemen

The U.S. said Tuesday that deploying warships to Yemen to monitor nearby Iranian vessels has given America "options" for how it could react to Iran's behavior…

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Lynch nears vote thanks to deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that negotiators had reached a "bipartisan" deal on the anti-human trafficking bill, clearing the way…

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

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Huckabee: Wait until Obama gone to join military

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told young Americans to wait until President Barack Obama is out of office to join the military because his administration…

Scott Pelley

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'60 Minutes' shows Syrian sarin attack

Ahead of Sunday's "60 Minutes," CBS said the newsmagazine would be airing "some of the most disturbing footage in its 47-year history."

As it aired, viewers by…

John Kasich

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Ohio's John Kasich closer to 2016 bid

Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is inching closer to a presidential bid and his supporters have launched an organization that can raise unlimited funds…

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White House fence jumper arrested

A 54-year-old man carrying a suspicious package scaled a White House fence Sunday night, but was quickly apprehended.

Jerome R. Hunt, of Hayward, California,…



Poll finds GOP field stays tight

With the ranks of declared 2016 presidential candidates growing, a new CNN/ORC poll finds the contests for the Democratic and Republican presidential…

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5 ways 2008 Clinton clashes with current Dems

The Democratic Party has changed since Hillary Clinton last ran for president, forcing the 2016 favorite to play catch up on a number of issues that are…

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FBI agent testifies in Broadwell case

The FBI special agent who brought the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell cyberstalking case to the attention of law enforcement recently testified that the FBI…

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Man's obituary: 'Do not vote for Clinton'

Larry Upright died just one day after Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president.

And in his obituary, his family made just two requests: please…

Scott Walker

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In authenticity battle Walker looks to Kohl's

Scott Walker brought his everyman pitch to New Hampshire this weekend, branding himself as the Kohl's-wearing, Harley-riding governor.


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Walker: I've attended a gay wedding reception

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told reporters Saturday night although he doesn't support same-sex marriage he attended a wedding reception for a gay relative.


Bill Clinton

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Bill on Hillary's run: 'I'm proud of her'

Bill Clinton offered his first comment Sunday on his wife Hillary's presidential bid, saying: "I'm proud of her." The comment, during a visit to Oklahoma City…

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Rubio: Big immigration reforms impossible now

Marco Rubio once backed an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws --- but now, he says such major reforms are no longer a political possibility.

"We can't do it in…

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Australian PM downs beer in 7 seconds

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of beer in seven seconds amid raucous cheers from onlookers.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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Christie questions if Obama cares about U.S.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie questioned Friday whether President Barack Obama cares about the United States, adding that, more than six years into Obama's…

Hillary Clinton hot topic in N.H. without being there

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GOP 2016 hopefuls take aim at Hillary

They mocked her black "Scooby Van" and chided her tipless trip to Chipotle. They ripped her use of a personal email server, her family foundation's acceptance…

John Kasich

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With eye toward 2016, Kasich considers message

To hear Ohio Gov. John Kasich tell it, the decision to run for president is a question of a higher calling.

"It's really like, what's the Lord want me to do?"…

Hillary Clinton

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Female CEO: A woman shouldn't be president

The female business owner who declared on Facebook earlier this week that women aren't fit for the U.S. presidency stood by her views Saturday, citing "…

GOP summit draws potential presidential hopefuls to N.H.

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GOP presidential hopefuls descend on NH

GOP presidential hopefuls descended on New Hampshire over the weekend as part of the Republican Leadership Summit, a two-day event that drew about 500…

Mike Huckabee

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Huckabee hits the trail, with a wink

Mike Huckabee says he feels better positioned financially to launch a campaign now than he did in 2008, when he was a long-shot candidate who ultimately went…

Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders edges toward joining 2016 race

Bernie Sanders was preaching to the choir. And the choir was eating it up. Just across the border from his home state of Vermont, Bernie Sanders laid out his…

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

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Huckabee: 2016 announcement coming May 5

After teasing reporters earlier Friday that he was set to reveal his presidential ambitions for 2016, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went on Fox News to…

White House

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White House names new social secretary

Deesha Dyer, a former hip-hop writer who started out at the White House as an intern in her 30s, has been named as the new White House social secretary.

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Jeb loosens up on the New Hampshire trail

Jeb Bush, in shirt-sleeves and khakis, rolled up to a picturesque cabin Thursday night in Concord with red walls, white shutters and that formerly served as a…

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Car repair shop welcomes gun owners, not gays

A Michigan car repair shop owner says openly gay people are not welcome at his business. And gun owners are.

Brian Klawiter owns Dieseltec shop in…

President addresses Congress

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Is Congress sabotaging Iran nuclear deal?

US lawmakers weren't sitting at the table with Iran during the nuclear negotiations in Switzerland. But they were certainly the elephant in the room.


Richard Trumka

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Lawmakers clear path for Obama's trade deal

The top lawmakers on the House and Senate's tax-writing committees struck a deal Thursday on a measure that would grease the wheels for President Barack Obama…

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Clinton takes aim at hedge fund managers

Hillary Clinton's got a problem with hedge fund managers -- or at least with the way they're taxed.

The expected frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic…

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IBM warns Louisiana over 'religious freedom' bill

IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's…

Bill Shuster

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GOP congressman dating lobbyist

Congressman Bill Shuster is in a "private and personal relationship" with a lobbyist who works to influence the House panel that Shuster leads, the…

Bernie Sanders 2016

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Sanders: 2016 decision coming 'shortly'

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he'll decide whether to run for president "very shortly, within a couple of weeks" in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on…

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Jeb Bush eschews political dynasty talk

Jeb Bush joked he's not angling to run for president to set any historical records for presidential lineage.

"I have to prove that I'm not running for…

Jeb Bush interview

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Bush unimpressed with Clinton's stop at Chipotle

Jeb Bush on Thursday made took a swipe at Hillary Clinton's high-profile visit to Chipotle last week, saying he cooks his own Mexican food at home, just like…

Loretta Lynch hearing

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Senators closer to deal setting up Lynch vote

After a long delay that has infuriated her supporters, a bipartisan group of senators is narrowing in on an agreement that would soon lead to a vote on…

Rick Perry speaks at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits on April 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Perry hits 2016 GOP hopefuls over experience

Rick Perry is trying to make it clear that the next Republican presidential nominee needs to be a governor, not a first-term senator like the three candidates…

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Wikileaks publishes searchable database of hacked Sony emails

Wikileaks on Thursday published a searchable database of every Sony email and document that was stolen by hackers last year.

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Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father toppled

Was it politics or something else?

Elizabeth Warren

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Clinton pens Warren praise for Time 100 list

Hillary Clinton used Times Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list to pay tribute to Elizabeth Warren, a lawmaker some liberals hope will challenge the…

Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee

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Lincoln Chafee: 'I'm running'

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he's running for the Democratic nomination for president, just a week after announcing he…

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Majority of N.J. voters want Menendez exit

A majority of New Jersey voters want indicted Sen. Bob Menendez to resign, according to a new poll.

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Hillary Clinton impresses Iowa lawmakers

Word that Hillary Clinton was coming to the Iowa Capitol traveled fast.

By the time the Democratic presidential hopeful arrived at the golden-domed building in…

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Feds: Nat. guardsmen tried to sell guns to cartels

Two active members of the U.S. Army National Guard were arrested in San Diego, California, on Wednesday for allegedly trying to sell guns, military ammunition…

Sen Ted Cruz

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Ted Cruz raised $4.3 million in first 9 days

Ted Cruz raised $4.3 million in the first nine days of his presidential campaign, according to a federal campaign finance record filed on Wednesday.

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Clinton has new position on same-sex marriage

As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage, defending her past reticence to…

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Hillary Clinton to meet with Iowa Dems

Hillary Clinton's first campaign trip to Iowa has included meetings with state activists, students and coffee shop patrons. On Wednesday afternoon, Democratic…

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Boehner: Congress not likely to cooperate on ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner said the debate over a new war resolution was stalled in Congress and it would be "virtually impossible" to pass the authorization…

Orrin Hatch blurb

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Medicare 'doc fix' solved by bipartisan Senate vote

In a broad bipartisan vote, the Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a Medicare reform bill that includes a permanent solution to the "doc fix," a method…

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Pataki criticizes GOP focus on social issues

George Pataki will air a TV commercial this week in New Hampshire chastising fellow Republicans for focusing on social issues instead of addressing economic…

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Christie spells out entitlement reform plan

Gov. Chris Christie attempted to position himself as the likely candidate most willing to take on entitlement reform when he delivered a 40-minute speech on…

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Clinton campaign ad carries warning in Russia

A Russian TV channel aired Hillary Clinton's first campaign video with a rating stamp that means it's for mature audiences, because of fears it might run…

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Obama acts to remove Cuba from terror list

President Barack Obama recommended Tuesday that Cuba be removed from the U.S. government's list of state sponsors of terrorism. Long sought by the Cuban…


Clinton outlines rationale for running

Hillary Clinton used the start of a roundtable at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa, to outline -- for the first time -- the rationale behind her…

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White House willing to sign current Iran bill

After months of tensions with Congress over a bill giving the legislature a say in the potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House indicated Tuesday that the…


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House Oversight panel grills DEA head on report

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart failed to satisfy her critics before a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday when she had to answer for revelations…

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McConnell stalls AG nomination over abortion

Mitch McConnell isn't budging.

More than four months -- 157 days to be exact -- since President Barack Obama picked Loretta Lynch to become the first African…

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Obama tries to reassure Jewish groups on Iran

A range of both liberal and conservative Jewish-American groups met with President Barack Obama and other top White House officials Monday to hear the…

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Remembering Lincoln's assassination 150 years ago

On April 14, 1865, an actor and Confederate sympathizer named John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington. The following…

Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama

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Obama holds out on Clinton endorsement

Hillary Clinton has officially entered the 2016 race for the White House, but she hasn't won over the country's top Democrat, President Barack Obama.


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Pope Francis finesses Armenian/Turkish results

It's not easy being the Pope. Not only does he shepherd nearly 1 billion Catholic souls, he also leads a small but morally significant state with envoys and…

Ready for Hillary

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Clinton channels Warren in campaign bid

If you close your eyes, you might think Elizabeth Warren is talking.

In her video campaign announcement Sunday, Hillary Clinton unveiled what's expected to be…

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H-1B visa applications hit record high

There's no shortage of talented foreigners vying to stay in the U.S.

But it's getting tougher to "win" a work visa each year.

This year, 233,000 foreigners…

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