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Ex-staffer: Benghazi chair breached confidentiality

The attorneys for a former investigator with the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Monday issued a cease-and-desist letter alleging that Republican…

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Bush to lay out alternative to Obamacare

Jeb Bush, who's described the Affordable Care Act as a political "loser," will unveil his plan Tuesday to replace the health insurance law with a system that…

John Kasich

Kasich links gun violence to family's decline

John Kasich linked the prevalence of gun violence to the decline in social values, from marriage to community ties during a New Hampshire event Monday hosted…

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Sanders' wife readies for the national stage

Bernie Sanders' wife of 27 years, Jane, is affectionately referred to by campaign aides as the candidate's most trusted adviser.

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Clinton taunts Trump outside his Las Vegas hotel

Hillary Clinton stopped at a union rally outside Donald Trump's hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas, taunting the Republican front-runner on the eve of the first…

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Top Democrat: I was disinvited from debate

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said she was disinvited from Tuesday night's first Democratic debate after voicing a call for more of them.

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US: Iran missile test 'likely' broke resolution

Iran's test this weekend of a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile "likely" violated a U.N. resolution, an administration official told CNN on Monday.


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Flores will run for speaker if Ryan doesn't

If Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't run for House speaker, it could cause a free-for-all as about a dozen members maybe considering jumping into the race.

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Ben Carson: We're 'closer' to end of days

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says the world could be approaching its end -- but we may be able to change course.

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It's decision time for Biden

Vice President Joe Biden, after spending an extended weekend in Delaware with his family, is poised to reveal soon whether he intends to jump into the 2016…


UK police no longer guarding Assange around the clock

Police are no longer guarding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange around the clock, London's Metropolitan Police said Monday, but are deploying "a number of…

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Ahead of debate, Clinton leads in SC, Nevada polls

New polls in Nevada and South Carolina suggest Hillary Clinton holds strong support in the two states that could prove to be a firewall for her.

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Turkey bombings: ISIS focus of probe

Though no group has claimed responsibility for the deadly weekend bombings in Ankara, the focus of the investigation is the Islamic extremist group ISIS,…

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Ben & Jerry's chief shares Sanders ice cream

If Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were an ice cream flavor, it would be called "Bernie's yearning" and "it would be a giant chocolate chip on top of the ice…

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National union to march for Bernie Sanders

National Nurses United, the largest nurses union in the country, will march and rally for Bernie Sanders outside of Tuesday's Democratic debate in Las Vegas.


Proposed bill would make college textbooks free

A proposed bill would make some college textbooks free in the form of "open," online textbooks.

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Clinton on tearing up in '08: I felt drained

Hillary Clinton said she felt "drained" after tearing up on the campaign trail in 2008 when a woman asked her a game-changing question: "How do you do it?"

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Should the U.S. allow gambling on elections?

The sportsbook section at the South Point Casino was packed, the nearby bar overflowed and rowdy gamblers dressed in their team's colors crowded the walls…

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Rose McGowan 'hijacks' political dinner in New Hampshire

Actress Rose McGowan "hijacked" a political dinner Sunday night in New Hampshire that was focused on encouraging bipartisan leadership, saying the crowd…

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Trump knocks Obama's '60 Minutes' interview

Donald Trump on Monday said he thought President Barack Obama's "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday night was "terrible," "sad," and "all negative."


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Obama dismisses Clinton's use of private email server

Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state did not pose "a national security problem," President Barack Obama said in…

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RNC hits Hillary Clinton in prebuttal ad

Republicans are pre-butting Hillary Clinton ahead of Tuesday night's Democratic debate with a new advertisement that accuses her of misleading the public by…

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Sanders defends moderate gun record

Bernie Sanders is defending his record on the one issue on where some liberal members of his party consider him too moderate: guns.

The Vermont senator and his…

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Conservatives 'would look favorably' on Ryan

The hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus "would look favorably" on Rep. Paul Ryan as a candidate for Speaker, the group's chairman said Sunday.

Rep. Jim…

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Everything you need to know about #DemDebate

Much is up in the air for the candidates heading into the first Democratic debate --- questions over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her…

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Trump: I'd 'get along very well with' Putin

Donald Trump says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are "very different" -- but the two share at least a couple of bonds.

Namely: They both dislike…

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Poll: Trump ahead of Carson

Donald Trump remains at the front of the Republican presidential field, with Ben Carson close behind, a new CBS News poll of the national GOP electorate…

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Some Florida Jewish voters sour on Clinton

Like most Jewish voters in Florida, Arthur Barr voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary.

When she lost the nomination, he supported then-Sen.…

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DNC chief: 'Always have room' for Biden

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday that the party "would always have room" for Vice President Joe Biden in its 2016…

Donald Trump, Oct. 8, 2015

Trump: 'I feel much better being armed'

Donald Trump has a concealed weapon permit and says he "sometimes" carries a firearm.

"I will tell you, I feel much better being armed," the billionaire…

Bernie Sanders, September 6, 2015

Sanders: Raise taxes to fund pricey proposals

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says the federal budget deficit is a "serious problem" -- but he's not backing away from potentially pricey policy proposals.


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Paul Ryan is going as Mitt for Halloween

Rep. Paul Ryan knows who he's going as for Halloween: Mitt Romney.

The Wisconsin Republican was mostly mum Sunday when CNN asked whether he's reconsidered a…

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Clinton camp, Dems blast Benghazi panel after ex-staffer's claims

The Clinton campaign on Saturday branded the House Select Committee on Benghazi a "sham" after a former staffer came forward alleging that the Republican-led…

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Ex-staffer: Benghazi panel's 'partisan investigation' targets Clinton

A former investigator with the House Select Committee on Benghazi is accusing the Republican-led panel of carrying out a politically motivated investigation…

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Before debate with Clinton, Sanders touts vote against Iraq War

Three days ahead of the first Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders' campaign reminded voters on Saturday that he voted against the Iraq War in 2002 -- emailing…

Martin O'Malley announces candidacy for president

O'Malley dumps state campaign chair after child porn bust

Martin O'Malley's campaign has cut all ties with a state campaign chairman who was arrested on child pornography charges.

"We're horrified by these allegations…

Donald Trump

Trump: Clinton shouldn't be allowed to run

Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't know why Hillary Clinton is even in the race for the White House.

"Honestly, she shouldn't be allowed to run,"…

Jerry Parr

Secret Service agent who aided Reagan after shooting dies

Jerry Parr, a Secret Service agent who helped save a wounded Ronald Reagan during a 1981 assassination attempt, has died, his wife said Friday. He was 85…

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Kweli: Why I am not endorsing anyone

While other hip-hop artists have chosen sides for the 2016 presidential election, Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli is not ready to endorse anyone.

In an interview…

Bernie Sanders, September 6, 2015

Clinton and Sanders = lecture vs. rock concert

Classroom lecture vs. rock concert.

That's one way to quickly characterize the difference between a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.


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Left seizes on Kasich's 'get over it' moment

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that a New Hampshire audience member would "get over" cuts to Social Security payments as a result of his reform plan -- and…

Bernie Sanders tackles guns, immigration

Sanders tackles political sore spots

Bernie Sanders didn't shy away from two hot button issues that have given him problems in the past -- guns and immigration -- during a large rally in Tucson,…

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Poll: Trump, Carson hold onto top 2 spots

Donald Trump and Ben Carson are settling into their respective first- and second-place spots at the top of the GOP field of presidential candidates while…

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U.S. suspending program to train Syrian rebels

The U.S. is going to suspend its faltering Syrian rebel training program, U.S. officials said Friday in a move they characterized as a "pause."

"We're going to…

Kevin McCarthy

Colleagues confronted McCarthy over rumors

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has repeatedly said his decision not to run for House speaker came down to math -- he couldn't get 218 votes after a bloc…

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Obama goes to Oregon after shooting

A week after a gunman killed nine people and himself at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, President Barack Obama met with survivors and grieving…

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Judge halts 8 executions in Arkansas

An Arkansas judge has halted the executions of eight death row inmates as lethal injection practices there are challenged, The Associated Press reported Friday.

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Congressman mocks GOP with Craigslist ad for speaker

A Democratic congressman had some fun at the expense of House Republicans and their search to find a replacement for departing Speaker of the House John…

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Ryan considering running for House speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan is telling House Republicans privately he is considering running for speaker, several members say.

Ryan informed several members on the House…

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US: North Korea 'likely preparing' weapons test

The U.S. "sees indications" that North Korea is "likely preparing" for some type of weapons test in association with the 70th anniversary of the founding of…

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McCarthy knew he could prevail but not unite the GOP

Republican lawmakers were still filtering into the ornate House Ways and Means Committee room and digging into a lunch of barbeque chicken, beef and pork…

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Obama decries GOP's 'anti-immigrant sentiment'

An energetic President Barack Obama blasted 2016 GOP presidential candidates and decried the "anti-immigrant sentiment" in America Thursday night at the…

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Christie blasts Obama comments on shootings

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called President Barack Obama's comments after the Umpqua Community College shooting "obscene" and blasted the…

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Hispanic woman at rally: Latinos love Trump

Donald Trump's Las Vegas rally Thursday was interrupted when an adoring Hispanic fan was led to the stage and proclaimed that Latinos love the Republican…

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Trump takes credit for McCarthy dropping out

Donald Trump suggested Thursday that he was partly responsible for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop his bid to become speaker.


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Clinton rolls out plan to take on Wall Street

Hillary Clinton rolled out her long-awaited plan to reform Wall Street on Thursday, announcing in a Bloomberg op-ed that she wants to crack down on abuses and…

Gun buyback

Dems to voters: Demand Congress pass gun laws

Frustrated Senate Democrats conceded Thursday that even in the aftermath of several mass shootings, they don't have enough votes right now to push through gun…

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Immigration group's protester heckles Clinton

Hillary Clinton was in the middle of a short speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala here Thursday when an immigration protester stood up…

Rep Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy's exit shakes up prediction market

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shook up the House speaker's race Thursday when he announced he would drop out of the running -- and he had the highest…

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Bush hits Rubio, GOP for not backing Syria strikes in 2013

Jeb Bush on Thursday criticized congressional Republicans, including GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio, for not supporting President Barack Obama's request to…

Cruz at debate 1

Cruz raises $12 million over summer

Ted Cruz raised around $12 million for his presidential campaign during the third quarter, two sources with knowledge of the Texas senator's fundraising told…

Cruz at debate 2

Cruz: Trump won't be GOP nominee

Ted Cruz said Thursday that he did not think Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee, his harshest criticism yet of a candidate he has assiduously…

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The campaign to draft Paul Ryan as speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan has repeatedly indicated he is not running for speaker of the House, even as heavy hitters --- including retiring Speaker John Boehner -- urge…

McCarthy leaves after stepping out of Speaker race

Conservatives celebrate Kevin McCarthy shocker

House conservatives have chafed under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team since the GOP took over the majority in 2011. Now, they…

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Oklahoma delays further executions

Oklahoma will delay any further executions as officials investigate how the wrong drug may have been used in the execution of Charles Warner back in January.


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Kevin McCarthy drops out of speaker race

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to succeed Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, a shocking move that throws the House into chaos.


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Boehner cancels 'Tonight Show' appearance

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner has canceled his appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show" in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop out of the House…

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Carson defends Murdoch over 'real black president' tweet

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended Rupert Murdoch on Thursday over an inflammatory tweet suggesting that Carson would be a "real black…

Rupert Murdoch, July 2015

Rupert Murdoch: Ben Carson would be a 'real black president'

Rupert Murdoch, one of the world's most powerful media moguls, posted a tweet Wednesday night that seemingly questioned whether President Obama is a "real…

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Ben Carson says the darndest things

Ben Carson is at it again.

Carson struggled in an interview on Wednesday to explain whether he would support hiking the debt limit -- the latest in a series of…

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Trump trademarks 'Make America Great Again'

Need more proof Donald Trump is bringing his business savvy to the campaign trail? He has already trademarked his "Make America Great Again" slogan.

Yes, Ronald…

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow set to perform at CNN Debate

Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the first Democratic primary debate being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on…

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How Republicans will choose the next speaker

House Republicans will cast secret ballots on Thursday to elect their party's nominee to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, who is resigning at the end of…

Bernie Sanders, September 6, 2015

Sanders says some GOPers are feeling the Bern

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is staking out ground to Hillary Clinton's left, but he said Thursday he's also winning over support from Republicans who identify…

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FBI helped thwart nuclear plot in Moldova

The FBI helped Moldovan authorities three times in the last five years to thwart potential smuggling of nuclear and radioactive material, a Moldovan interior…

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Biden makes 'demotion' joke ahead of decision

Joe Biden is the White House's No. 2 -- and while his political future is ambiguous -- he joked Wednesday he's not looking to be "demoted."

"We need to move,"…

Bernie Sanders

Sanders debate plan: 'I was right first'

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' bid to topple Hillary Clinton's front-runner status is hitting the marks of a serious contender: He's closed the fundraising gap.…

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Oregon shooting survivor offended by Carson's remark

An 18-year-old who survived the classroom shooting at Umpqua Community College on Wednesday criticized Ben Carson's comment that the shooting victims could…

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Congress sends massive defense bill to Obama

The U.S. Senate passed a $612 billion defense bill Wednesday, sending it to President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto it, The Associated Press…

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U.S. aircraft diverted to avoid Russian fighter

The U.S. military has had to divert two aircraft over Syria to ensure they could maintain a safe flying distance from a Russian fighter aircraft in the same…

Daniel Webster

Freedom Caucus endorses Webster for speaker

The House Freedom Caucus, an influential group of conservatives, will back Florida Rep. Daniel Webster for speaker, several lawmakers said following a…

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Hillary Clinton comes out against trade deal

Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans Pacific Partnership in an interview Wednesday, breaking with President Barack Obama and his administration, which…

Barack Obama

Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders

President Barack Obama called and apologized to the head of Doctors Without Borders, whose staff and patients were killed and injured during a bombing…

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5 times Clinton broke from Obama

Hillary Clinton insists on the campaign trail that she's her own woman -- and in recent weeks, she's really tried to prove it.

In a huge blow to President…

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House blocks attempt to end Benghazi panel

House Democrats, sensing they have put Republicans on the defense over charges the Benghazi select committee is driven by politics against Hillary Clinton,…

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Political Prediction Market: Marco Rubio leads

A new GOP candidate is leading the Republican pack this week's CNN Political Prediction Market -- Marco Rubio.

For the first time, the Florida senator's odds…

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Biden supporters launch TV national ad

Vice President Joe Biden will not be on stage for the first Democratic debate on Tuesday, but his biography and accomplishments will be heavily featured next…

UN Gen Assem

Ex-U.N. leader charged in alleged bribery scheme

A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to…

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Trump, Clinton lead in swing state polling

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each lead their party's respective primary race in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to new polls from Quinnipiac…

Ron Johnson

Employees at company working with Clinton email server expressed concerns

Employees at the company that maintained Hillary Clinton's private email server expressed concern among themselves about the way the former secretary of…

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Democratic senators to Biden: Gloves will come off

Vice President Joe Biden, who is moving closer to announcing his presidential plans, is getting some unsolicited advice from Democratic senators: Your…

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Rubio leaves light footprint on Capitol Hill

He's missing more votes than almost all of his colleagues, does little to build relationships with fellow lawmakers and hasn't earned a single endorsement for…

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Fiorina takes on the Washington Post

Carly Fiorina unleashed a concerted attack on The Washington Post this week, charging the paper with repeatedly getting its facts wrong and possessing a…

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Kasich explains hotel maid comment

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that opponents had distorted his comment about a tip for a hotel maid and explained he was trying to illustrate the…

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Clinton dismisses reinstating Glass-Steagall

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday dismissed the idea of reinstating a Depression-era banking law that has found champions in two of her Democratic opponents, setting…

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Bill Clinton talks Trump, Sanders with Colbert

Asked by Stephen Colbert who he likes in the 2016 election -- with the comedian joking, "And please, try to be impartial here" -- President Bill Clinton…


273,000 union workers face pension cuts

Pension benefits for retirees used to be untouchable, but thousands of former workers are being told that their monthly checks could take a hit.

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Drudge admonishes Clinton, the media, Americans

Conservative media entrepreneur Matt Drudge gave a rare public interview Tuesday in which he lashed out at Hillary Clinton, mainstream media and the…

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Senate OKs defense bill despite veto threat

A giant defense bill that breaks budget caps to give extra funding for the military cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday despite facing a presidential veto…

Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

Clinton sent GOP 2016ers copies of her book

Hillary Clinton sent nearly every Republican presidential candidate a copy of her recent memoir "Hard Choices" earlier this month, as well as a personalized…

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Clinton at Las Vegas union rally

Hillary Clinton stopped at a union rally outside Donald Trump's hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas, taunting the Republican front-runner on the eve of the first…

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Donald Trump cherishes women

It's not easy to put Donald Trump on the spot, but that's exactly what a young woman did in New Hampshire.

Jane Sanders

Bernie Sanders' secret weapon: His wife

Aides say Jane Sanders is the most trusted adviser of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

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