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NY governor announces regulations to prevent gay 'conversion therapy'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced regulations to prevent "conversion therapy," a practice aimed at changing an individual's sexual orientation…

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Rubio in firing line at GOP debate

Marco Rubio might need a flak jacket in New Hampshire on Saturday night.


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ABC: No last-minute invite for Fiorina to debate

ABC News has no plans to give Carly Fiorina a last-minute invitation to Saturday night's Republican debate, despite mounting protest from her and some of her…

Donald Trump in Iowa, January 2016

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Trump vows to build border wall to address NH 'drug epidemic'

Donald Trump on Saturday again vowed to build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border -- this time arguing that it would help stem New Hampshire's "drug epidemic."

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Iowa Democratic Party reviewing results in caucuses

Democratic Party officials are reviewing results from the Iowa caucuses after a "very small number of concerns" were raised, a spokesman said Saturday.

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5 things to watch in the Republican debate

Donald Trump is back on the stage, and under pressure, as Republicans meet for their final debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

The real estate…

Barbara Bush

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Barbara Bush on Trump: 'I'm sick of him'

Jeb Bush has suggested in the past that his blunt, outspoken, 90-year-old mother has strong opinions about Donald Trump.

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Judge extends restraining order against anti-abortion group

A federal judge in California has extended a restraining order against an anti-abortion group known for its Planned Parenthood videos after it attempted to…

Ted Cruz in Iowa, Jan. 7, 2016

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Who's funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?

A super PAC spending millions of dollars to bash Ted Cruz's Republican rivals is shielding the names of many of its top donors and strategists, accepting and…

Jeb Bush speaks at town hall meeting, Concord, N.H., Feb. 5, 2016

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Bush vows to back GOP nominee, questions Rubio on abortion

Jeb Bush is sharpening his attacks against rival Marco Rubio in the final few days before the New Hampshire primary, raising questions about the Florida…

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 4, 2016.

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National poll: Sanders, Clinton neck-and-neck

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton are running even in a new national poll tracking support for the Democratic…

Donald Trump

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Trump's unwelcome support: White supremacists

New Hampshire voters may be stunned to hear the latest robocall asking for their vote; it's from white nationalists with a simple, disturbing message.

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Twitter goes to war against ISIS

Twitter has significantly ramped up its anti-ISIS efforts by shutting down thousands of terrorists' accounts and adding staff to monitor terrorist activity on…

Bernie Sanders

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Sanders could earn historic first

Bernie Sanders is poised to make history.

Victory next week in New Hampshire, where he enjoys a significant lead in the polls, would break a barrier as old as…

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

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Bernie Sanders: prolific Democratic fundraiser

Bernie Sanders complained on the campaign trail Friday that dialing for dollars "affects your entire being."

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Obama fights for credit as unemployment rate hits new low

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped Friday to its lowest rate since February 2008 -- and President Barack Obama wants you to know about it.

Making a last-minute…

Sanders, Clinton at MSNBC debate

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MSNBC's Democratic debate is lowest rated of the season

MSNBC's feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers.


Hillary Clinton addresses NARAL pro-choice event

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Clinton to meet with civil rights leaders

Hillary Clinton will meet with a group of civil rights leaders in New York City on Feb. 16, her campaign aides said Friday.

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Donald Trump commits to next Fox News debate

Days after refusing to commit, Donald Trump now says he will attend next month's Fox News Republican debate.

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Trump cancels New Hampshire town hall, blames snow

So much for a new strategy.

Donald Trump dramatically bulked up his campaign schedule in New Hampshire this week as he faced criticism that he doesn't do…

Donald Trump at campaign rally in Florence, S.C., Feb. 5, 2016

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Trump: Christian ban less controversial than Muslim proposal

Donald Trump said Friday that calling for a ban on Christians would have been less controversial than his proposal to temporarily block Muslims from entering…

Adviser explains Affordable Care Act in February 2015

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12.7 million Americans sign up for Affordable Care Act 3.0

Some 12.7 million Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act for 2016, according to new figures released Thursday.

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Powell, Rice staffers received classified info via personal email

Colin Powell and top staffers for Condoleezza Rice received classified information through personal email accounts, according to a new report from State…

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New Hampshire Union Leader slams Rubio ahead of primary

The publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper took direct aim at GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday, accusing him of discounting the…

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Kelly is ready for Trump: 'I stand by every question'

Megyn Kelly said she expects Donald Trump to be at the next Fox News debate on March 3, and that she's ready for him.

"I think he'll show up at that one, which…

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Crystal City: All but one member of city council indicted

Crystal City, Texas, Councilman Joel Barajas is the odd man out. He's the only member of the city council not facing federal corruption charges.


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Veteran brawlers show up at Democratic debate

Hillary Clinton -- a veteran political brawler -- on Thursday flashed genuine anger and disbelief that Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders is casting…

Barbara Bush

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Bush to mom: 'Crowd sizes normally aren't this large'

Jeb Bush ditched his normal walk-out song Thursday night to play the Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann." That's because his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, was…

Clinton Sanders at 2 4 debate 2

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Democratic debate: 6 takeaways

No more fake niceties. No more patience. No more Martin O'Malley to get in the way.

Hillary Clinton re-launched her campaign Thursday night, going directly…


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Maddow: 'Hard to imagine' Sanders winning

Rachel Maddow, the co-moderator of Thursday night's Democratic primary debate, doesn't think Bernie Sanders is going to beat Hillary Clinton.

In an interview…

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Kerry: Russian bombs killing women and children

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday accused Russia of bombing women and children "in large numbers" in Syria.

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CNN's Reality Check team inspects the claims

The Democratic candidates for president gathered in New Hampshire Thursday for their fifth debate, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their…

Clinton Sanders at 2 4 debate 1

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Sanders, Clinton on what 'progressive' means

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders kicked off their first one-on-one Democratic primary debate with a prolonged exchange over the definition of what makes a…

Santorum debate 4

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Rubio defends legislative accomplishments

Sen. Marco Rubio is defending his record in Congress after Rick Santorum, now a Rubio backer, struggled to name any legislative accomplishments by the Florida…

Donald Trump attends boxing match in NYC

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Trump to take NH by storm

Still stinging from his first defeat as a presidential candidate, Donald Trump rolled into New Hampshire on Thursday with a new mantra: There is no such thing…

Carly Fiorina, September 18, 2015

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ABC declines to include Fiorina in debate

ABC announced Thursday that Carly Fiorina did not make the cut to appear at this weekend's debate, despite calls from several prominent Republicans who wanted…

Sanders, Clinton at Iowa town hall

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Why pressure is on MSNBC at Democratic debate

Up until last month, MSNBC was facing a debate-less 2016 presidential race.

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NH poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second

Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack…

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Sanders tops Clinton by 2-to-1 margin in New Hampshire

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to hold a wide lead over Hillary Clinton among likely New Hampshire primary voters, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking…

Donald Trump, Oct. 8, 2015

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Will Trump be at next Fox debate? 'We'll see'

Donald Trump will not commit to attending the next Fox News Republican primary debate on March 3, a move that threatens to reignite the rancor between the GOP…

Vice President Joe Biden

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Joe Biden joins Facebook

Vice President Joe Biden has made history: He is now the first vice president to have a Facebook page.

Ben Carson December 2015

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Ben Carson cuts campaign staff

Ben Carson, struggling in the polls and with cash flow, is cutting several staff members in what his campaign is calling a "reorganization."

The retired…

Jimmy Carter, January 2015

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Cruz ad highlights Carter's Trump 'endorsement'

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is using comments made Wednesday by former President Jimmy Carter in a new ad taking aim at rival Donald Trump.

President Barack Obama, Oct. 2, 2015

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Obama at Prayer Breakfast: 'Faith is the great cure for fear'

President Barack Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, speaking about the need to overcome fear through faith, just one day after making a…

Clinton NH Town Hall

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6 takeaways from CNN's Democratic town hall

In a campaign that's been filled with zingers and gotcha moments, Wednesday night's CNN Democratic town hall with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders got the…

Donald Trump in Iowa, January 2016

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Christie to Trump: You don't get a do-over in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie weighed in on Donald Trump's claim that Ted Cruz stole the Iowa caucuses Thursday.

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Ted Cruz's claims about CNN are 'false'

Ted Cruz, under fire for misinforming Iowa voters about the status of his rival Ben Carson's campaign, is wrongly claiming that it is CNN's fault.

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Are F-35s fit for combat? Military doesn't know

The military risks committing itself to buying billions of dollars of F-35 fighter jets before they have demonstrated they are fit for combat, a new Pentagon…

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Detroit teachers: District blocked health inspectors

The Detroit Public School District refused to allow environmental inspectors hired by a teachers union to investigate its schools, according to a news release…

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Bush: New Hampshire race is 'wide-open'

Jeb Bush, battling against low poll numbers in the last days before Tuesday's primary, attempted Wednesday to convince voters he's still worth supporting in…

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Kasich's passive-aggressive campaign

John Kasich warned Wednesday that the gloom and doom campaigning of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump would make it difficult for the top Republicans to defeat Hillary…

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Trump on Obama: 'Maybe he feels comfortable' at mosque

Donald Trump revived questions of President Barack Obama's religion on Wednesday, saying the President went to a mosque in Baltimore because "maybe he feels…

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Cruz tries to seize Paul's libertarian mantle

Ted Cruz isn't in Iowa anymore.

Gone Wednesday morning was the vow to investigate Planned Parenthood. In was the punch line about the White House tapping your…

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Trump: 'Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare'

Donald Trump on Wednesday leveled a bold accusation at one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination: "Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare."

"He'll get up and…

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Cruz: His children are 'better behaved' than Trump

Ted Cruz lashed into Donald Trump here on Wednesday for nearly 10 minutes, saying he's a sore loser and a temperamental man who was behaving more immaturely…

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CNN's Reality Check team inspects the claims

The Democratic candidates for president gathered in New Hampshire for CNN's Democratic Town Hall on Wednesday, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night…

Clinton at NH town hall

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Clinton, Sanders clash over progressive values

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded barbs Wednesday night over who best embodies progressive values.

At a CNN town hall…

New Zealand TPP protests

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Trans-Pacific trade pact has been signed

Hundreds of protesters snarled traffic in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday to protest the signing of a controversial trade pact that was years in the…

Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

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Hillary Clinton: I was never friends with Trump

Hillary Clinton wants to make something very clear about her and Donald Trump: "We were not friends."

"We knew each other, obviously, in New York," she told…

Donald Trump

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Trump's Boeing diverted to Nashville due to engine trouble

The pilot for Donald Trump's private jet was forced to divert to Nashville international airport Wednesday afternoon.

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Santorum drops presidential bid, endorses Rubio

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, throwing his support behind Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Satorum made the…

 Trump at Jan. 21, 2015, sportsmen's event in Las Vegas

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Someone nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize nominees: The Greek island groups welcoming Syrian refugees, an escaped ISIS sex slave turned women's rights activist, the negotiators who…

President Barack Obama Dec. 12, 2015

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Obama makes first U.S. mosque visit

President Barack Obama, in his first visit to a mosque in the United States, said Wednesday he was seeking to rebut "inexcusable political rhetoric against…

Sanders knocks Clinton, who doesn't retaliate

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It's on: Clinton, Sanders to debate in NH tomorrow

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to add four more debates, including one Thursday in New Hampshire just days before that state's primary.

Trump and Cruz at debate

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Trump accuses Cruz of stealing Iowa caucuses

Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Sen. Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses, calling for either new voting there or the results to be nullified.


Chris Christie

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Christie on Clinton: I'll 'beat her rear end'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday vowed to defeat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup, declaring that he would "…

Hillary Clinton in Iowa, Jan. 11, 2016

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Clinton campaign wants you to know she is losing in New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton has an uphill road in New Hampshire. She said so herself on Wednesday.

"A lot of political pundits have been opining, as political pundits do,…

Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Sanders receiving Secret Service protection

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders began receiving Secret Service protection on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security said.


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Ru(bae)o: campaign offers 'Rubio is bae' tee

Just call him Marco Ru(bae)o.


Rand Paul dropping out of presidential race

Rand Paul, the libertarian-minded freshman senator who was once viewed as a formidable presidential contender, is suspending his White House bid.

Marco Rubio at GOP debate

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Establishment 2016ers aim fire on Rubio

Marco Rubio's third-place finish in Iowa positioned him to seize the mantle of the Republican establishment, but the crowd of mainstream GOP rivals who have…

Donald Trump speaks at a news conference Nov. 3, 2015, in New York City.

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Trump's lost month in Iowa

Donald Trump had every reason to feel optimistic Monday.

Trump Time Magazine

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Trump on Cruz: 'They're going to sue his a-- up'

Donald Trump's harping on Ted Cruz's Canadian birthplace wasn't enough to help him win the Iowa caucuses.

Iowa Democratic caucus

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No, Hillary Clinton did not win Iowa because of a coin flip

Hillary Clinton claimed victory in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday after topping Democratic rival Bernie Sanders by the skin-of-her-teeth margin of 49.9% to 49.6%.

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Rubio playlist: More Avicii, less NWA

Marco Rubio is a West Coast hip-hop kind of guy. But he can't listen to that stuff with his kids around.

So on the campaign trail, he's swapped out rappers like…

Cruz TrustTed

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Fresh off Iowa win, Cruz sets sights on S.C.

Ted Cruz on Tuesday looked to carry the momentum of his Iowa victory to South Carolina, where he urged supporters in the early-voting state to rally behind…

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'Sticker Kid' steals Clinton's Iowa spotlight

And the crowd goes wild -- over "sticker kid"?

A Drake University freshman whose face was covered with stickers may have stolen the spotlight from Democratic…

Bernie Sanders December 2015

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Can Bernie Sanders deliver free college for all?

Free college for all may sound appealing, but it's not as simple as Bernie Sanders makes it out to be.

Sanders in NH

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After Iowa, Sanders campaign raises nearly $3M

Bernie Sanders' campaign said Tuesday it had raised $3 million through online fundraising 24 hours after he nearly beat Hillary Clinton in the Iowa…

Rubio in the crowd

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Rubio picks up key N.H. endorsement

Marco Rubio on Tuesday scooped up an endorsement from a veteran Republican activist in New Hampshire as he looks to build upon a third-place finish in Iowa…

Trump doesn't regret skipping debate

Trump says skipping debate might have cost him in Iowa

Donald Trump on Tuesday said his decision to skip the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses may have led to his second-place finish in the Hawkeye…


Flint's former emergency manager subpoenaed

The emergency manager who's a focus of increasing criticism over lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, and decrepit Detroit school facilities is stepping…

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Clinton, Sanders at standstill over debate

Bernie Sanders' campaign on Tuesday refused to commit to a debate with Hillary Clinton for later this week until she signed off on a separate debate proposed…

 Trump at Jan. 21, 2015, sportsmen's event in Las Vegas

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Donald Trump regroups ahead of New Hampshire

He bills himself as the ultimate winner -- but now Donald Trump says second place isn't so bad.

Fresh from his first-ever election -- and his first-ever…

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Caucusing for Clinton at 102 years old

A cold front and possible snowstorm was bearing down on central Iowa Monday night, but it would take more than weather to stop 102-year-old Ruline Steininger…

Clinton in Iowa 2

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Hillary Clinton wins Iowa caucuses

Hillary Clinton's razor-thin victory in the Iowa Democratic caucuses sets up a prolonged nomination fight with rival Bernie Sanders as the focus shifts to New…

Iowans line up for caucus

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Donald Trump's Iowa loss gives CNN, Fox a big spike

Record TV ratings for primary debates gave way to record ratings for coverage of the Iowa caucuses on Monday night.

CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC saw big…

Cruz columns

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First on CNN: Ted Cruz apologizes to Ben Carson

Republican Ben Carson Tuesday called for the firing of a Ted Cruz campaign staffer who said the retired neurosurgeon was planning to drop out.

"I think whoever…

President Barack Obama, Oct. 2, 2015

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In bid to counter Putin, Obama seeks to quadruple military spending in Europe

President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday it was seeking to expand U.S. military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure allies still…

Women in the military

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U.S. military generals want women to register for draft

Two of the U.S. military service chiefs believe women should now be required to register for the draft after the Defense Department opened up all combat jobs…

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit

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Who is Ted Cruz?

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz secured a victory in Monday night's GOP presidential Iowa caucuses, snatching the win from Donald Trump, who had been leading polls there…

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North Dakota's oil bust blows $1 billion hole in state budget

North Dakota's oil boom has gone bust, leaving the state government with a gaping $1 billion hole in its two-year budget.

Plunging oil prices are a massive…

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Donald Trump rips media after Iowa finish

Donald Trump re-emerged on Twitter Tuesday morning after 12 hours of unusual silence to slam press coverage of his campaign, which placed second in Monday's…

Christie to meet with Britain's prime minister

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Christie attacks Rubio as a 'boy in the bubble'

Chris Christie attacked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday as an unprepared candidate with few skills outside of listening to his advisers, repeatedly calling…

Rubio IA NH

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Rubio ready to claim establishment vote

Marco Rubio finished third Monday night in Iowa, but he may have won the establishment credibility he needs to stay near the top of the Republican…

Palin endorses Trump

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Palin gears up for South Carolina campaigning

Sarah Palin is "definitely" planning to campaign for Donald Trump in South Carolina, even if she won't be in New Hampshire, the former Alaska governor told CNN…

Iowa caucus 2016

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Iowa: Revenge of the outsiders

Columnist Edward Luce argued Monday in the Financial Times that Donald Trump has created a new brand in politics: an upraised middle finger. Later that day in…

Cruz victory IA

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Cruz's conventional campaign to win Iowa

In the waning days before the Iowa caucuses, Ted Cruz, almost always the unflappable performer, began to grow wistful.

Clinton in Iowa

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Clinton sighs in relief, Sanders pushes revolution

Monday night brought more disappointing results for Hillary Clinton.

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Expectations low as Obama, Ryan meet at last

With each of their parties engrossed in the heat of presidential primary season, President Barack Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan were set to meet Tuesday,…

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