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Kay Hagan

8-year-old tells NC Senate candidates to be nice

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads.

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Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

But he has…

Thomas Menino

Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his…

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Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing ability

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y…

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Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again flashed the pugnacious attitude that's made him a gladiator to some and a bully to others on Wednesday, telling a…

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Politicians live it up and have lobbyists pay

On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.

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Biden stay in cabin prompts Parks review

A luxury log cabin in the mountains of Wyoming has become the subject of a federal probe after it was revealed Vice President Joe Biden and other top officials…

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DHS investigator resigned after sting

David Nieland, who helped draw attention to what he said were shortcomings in the government's probe of a Secret Service prostitution scandal, resigned from…

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Christie 'bongs' tweet blamed on autocorrect

The Twitter account for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joked about the "dangers of autocorrect" after a typo led to a deleted tweet.

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Hagel announces Ebola quarantine

A 21-day quarantine for all military personnel serving in Ebola stricken areas of West Africa was approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday.

The…

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White House hacked

Hackers have broken into an unclassified computer network used by President Barack Obama's top advisers.

Chris Christie bridge scandal

Christie on possible Ebola suit: 'Whatever'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, said he had no qualms about a possible lawsuit from the recently quarantined nurse in his state.…

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South Korea: Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a lawmaker told CNN.…

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A limited role for Obama in final campaign

President Barack Obama's final campaign isn't turning into much of a victory lap.

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Poll: US grim on economy ahead of midterms

Americans' view of the economy is increasingly dour -- though a majority expect things to turn around next year, a new poll shows.

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Judge nixes Noriega's 'Call of Duty' suit

A California judge has dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit against the creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise.

"This…

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Ann Romney blasts Democrat for sexist slur

Ann Romney, the wife of former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, condemned South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger after he mistakenly…

Chris Christie

Christie on Ebola policy: 'We're not moving an inch'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to stamp out criticism Tuesday of his policy to quarantine health care workers returning from Ebola hot zones, describing…

Barack Obama, Chris Christie touring New Jersey Shore

What Ebola response says about Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's tough-guy persona is back on the national stage after his tussle with the White House -- and a quarantined nurse -- over the…

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Alaskans are getting shamed into voting

Some voters are facing a choice this November: vote or be shamed -- publicly.

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Obama to officials: Don't react on 'fears'

President Barack Obama took veiled shots at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday for ordering quarantines for medical…

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Boehner: Bush would have punched Putin

House Speaker John Boehner is trashing President Obama's foreign policy on the campaign trail by talking up someone Republicans have spent years running from:…

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U.S. beefs up security at federal buildings

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ordering more security for more than 9,500 federal government buildings and their 1.4 million daily…

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Rob Ford wins seat in Toronto city council

Torontonians love Rob Ford. His brother? Not so much.

Ford, the crack-smoking, wise-cracking, scandal-soaked mayor, coasted to an easy win on the Toronto city…

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CNN poll: Voters are angry

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two…

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Dole on Romney: 'I want him to run again'

One-time Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole has his candidate for 2016: Mitt Romney.

Dole, a 91-year-old former Senate majority leader and 1996 GOP…

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Clinton takes mulligan on businesses/jobs remark

Three days after Hillary Clinton said businesses don't create jobs, she cleaned up the remark, part of a critique of trickle-down economics, explaining she…

Biden at podium

Biden on GOP in Iowa: 'What are these guys?'

Vice President Joe Biden delivered a wonky, populist speech on Monday in Davenport where he endorsed Bruce Braley for Senate and lambasted Republicans for…

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Nobel Peace Laureates write Obama on torture

The White House confirmed Monday that it has received a letter from 12 Nobel Peace Laureates calling on the U.S. to disclose torture methods allegedly used by…

Military tests for Ebola

Poll: Americans confident in Ebola response

Ebola is very much on the minds of Americans, as eight in 10 Americans believe someone new will be diagnosed with the disease in the coming weeks.

New White House fence jumper

Fence jumper ruled incompetent, has outburst

A federal judge ruled Monday that the latest White House jumper is incompetent to stand trial, and ordered 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya held for more…

Jeb Bush

Spotlight back on Jeb Bush

While Jeb Bush is still publicly noncommittal about a possible presidential bid, his family is far less circumspect.

Kaci Hickox

Christie's office: Quarantined nurse headed to Maine

Gov. Chris Christie's office said Monday that the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital is being allowed to transfer to Maine, the latest development in a…

Bruce Braley

Braley laughs off FLOTUS name flub

When the First Lady came to get out the Democratic vote in the crucial Senate race here, her remarks went viral -- but not in the way Democrats wanted.

Michelle…

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Taxes, spending: What happens if Republicans win Senate

There's a chance Election Day brings a Republican takeover of Congress, with the party gaining control of the Senate while preserving its hold on the House.

Jeb Bush

Son: Jeb Bush 'more than likely' eyeing run

Yet another Bush family member is weighing in on whether or not former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016.

Hillary Clinton farewell

Clinton decries outside spending in NC race

Negative, expensive campaigns is something Sen. Kay Hagan is getting an education in this year. And something Hillary Clinton knows very well.

Clinton…

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Hillary Clinton is returning to Iowa

Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa, according to Bruce Braley's Senate campaign.

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Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

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Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo

Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo since Fidel Castro seized power. Now a younger generation, with strong familial…

Elizabeth Warren

Clinton praises Warren, not vice versa

When Hillary Clinton joins candidates across the country, there is a standard formula for those introducing her: Rev up the crowd, tout candidates on the…

Scott Brown

Brown: No time for 'political correctness'

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Scott Brown responded to news that a new case of Ebola has been diagnosed in New York City, calling for "common-sense prevention…

Poll: Coakley trails GOPer in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Democratic governor hopeful Martha Coakley is falling behind her Republican challenger Charlie Baker, a new poll shows.

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Is the U.S. holding too much oil in reserve?

Does America have too much oil in its reserves?

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon fired off a letter this week asking the Department of Energy to study the "size and…

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4 issues raised at the Ebola House hearing

One day after the fourth case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States, lawmakers met with administration and public health officials in an…

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President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

Before Nina Pham headed back home to Dallas, Texas, she made one exciting final stop.

The 26 year old nurse, who is now Ebola free, met with President Obama…

Monica Lewinsky

Government report: Lewinsky mistreated in '98

A government report obtained by CNN on Friday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House…

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin finds a Democrat she can support

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin snubbed home state Republicans this year, instead endorsing an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic running…

New White House fence jumper

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous security breach there,…

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

Congressman offends high school students

Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his…

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Utah gun shop stirs controversy with Obama display

A Utah gun shop is prominently displaying a target bearing a resemblance to both President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden, and the shop's owner said he…

Chris Christie

Labor chief: Christie's 'head in the sand'

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he's "tired" of the minimum wage debate.

"Chris Christie's got his…

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Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Washington monitoring Canada shootings

Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

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Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the…

Ron Klain

Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron…

Jeffrey Fowle at home

Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

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Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police…

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The President's club: How golf took over the White House

American Presidents have come and gone -- but one club tends to unite them all.

So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf…

Job fair

Election issue: Why people still feel the economy stinks

U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low. Things are improving, yet Americans are still worried.

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Obama's ISIS, Ebola 'mission creep'

President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats…

Sen. Tom Coburn

'Wastebook': All that fits in pork barrel

Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games. People paid to watch grass grow. Swedish massages given to rabbits. These are just a few examples from the…

Matt Olsen

Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top…

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen…

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Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

The death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, saddened…

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Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

Omar Gonzalez

Mental exam set in White House intruder case

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed…

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White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills'

The White House has issued on Tuesday a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago to…

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Man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President,…

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Ex-counterterror head: 'Imminent threat'

The former head of U.S. counterterror operations said Tuesday the "imminent threat" posed by an al Qaeda offshoot in Syria hasn't lessened after a U.S. air…

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Colorado wants to ban pot-laced brownies, candy

Colorado health officials want to ban sales of marijuana-infused brownies, cookies and most candies.

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Senate schedules its own Ebola hearing

The Senate will hold a hearing on the increasingly political debate over the government's handling of the Ebola outbreak -- but not until after the midterm…

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American released from North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at a club for foreign sailors, has been released and is on his way home, a…

Clintons, Chelsea Clinton wedding

Clinton family remembers Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was known for being a designer to first families, and the Clintons were no exception.

The famous designer -- who died at 82 on Monday --…

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What key Senate race means for 2016

Potential 2016 presidential contenders are paying close attention to this year's Senate race.

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Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

Edward Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister who strengthened ties abroad, has died, the Australian government said Monday.

At 98 years old, he…

Alison Grimes

Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers

In her race to defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the…

Monica Lewinsky, William Ginsburg

Lewinsky's new mission: End cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying. Her speech -- and her goal -- come as the…

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump months away from 2016 decision

As 2016 hopefuls flock to early caucus states, Donald Trump told an Iowa audience not to count him out -- at least not until he makes his decision about…

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Barack Obama votes Monday in Illinois

President Barack Obama is home to cast his ballot Monday, the day early voting begins in Illinois, and he isn't afraid to reveal whom he's casting his ballot…

Eric Holder announces Ferguson investigation

Eric Holder's legacy: From Guantanamo to Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than…

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WHO to review Ebola response amid criticism

The World Health Organization vowed Saturday to make public a full review of its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa once the crisis is under…

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Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law

Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the…

Ron Klain

GOP slams Klain pick as Ebola czar

Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a…

Rick Weiland

Weiland surprises in South Dakota's senate race

Rick Weiland says when he was walking down the street making the music video for the song he wrote, a woman stopped him and thought he was country crooner…

Thom Tillis

McCain helps North Carolina GOP candidate

The Republican candidate for Senate in North Carolina brought in a foreign policy and national security heavyweight, a week after his opponent Sen. Kay Hagan's…

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Nebraska GOP ad may be 'Willie Horton' of 2014

The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee released a tough ad Friday that links the Democratic challenger in a competitive House race in…

Carl DeMaio

DeMaio accuser turns to lie detector

A former campaign aide who has accused Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment released the results of an independent lie detector…

Ron Klain

Sources: Obama will name Ron Klain Ebola Czar

President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.

The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the idea to…

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Same-sex marriage OK in Alaska, Wyoming

Same-sex marriage in Alaska can move forward after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected the state's request to delay enforcement. The one-sentence order…

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Obama's embarrassing restaurant moment

Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate.

Hunter Biden

Who is Hunter Biden?

Hunter Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after failing a drug test, The Wall Street Journal reported…

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Feds recognize gay marriage in 5 more states

The federal government is expanding it recognition of same-sex marriages to five states where a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowed such marriages to…

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Kerry sends out call to arms on Ebola crisis

Using some of the most dramatic language yet by a U.S. official, Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called on world leaders to contribute far more to the…

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright is on a Wheaties box

Well, here's a first. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is on a Wheaties Box.

What is typically known for showcasing superstar athletes like…

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Bill Clinton: I'm an 'old racehorse'

Former President Bill Clinton poked fun Thursday at his reputation as Democrats' "campaigner-in-chief" during a political swing through New Hampshire.

"I feel…

Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist is now selling fans

Are you a Charlie Crist Fan? If so, today is your lucky day.

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Judge rejects Arizona's same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and has refused to stay his ruling. Unless the state appeals the…

Hunter Biden

Biden's son ousted from Navy after drug test

The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.

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Midterm elections: 5 reasons to pay attention

Election Day is less than one week away, and even if your ballot isn't cast in one of the major races, there are plenty of reasons to take notice.

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Lindsey Graham jokes about whites, Baptists

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham uses the "F-word" to describe the government, and cracks jokes about whites and Baptists during a private gathering.

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Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

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