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Meet The Tea Party's New Favorite Candidate

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:03am

Tea Party Republicans are trying to make a comeback and have found one candidate to get behind for the Senate in 2016 — Florida's Ron DeSantis, a former JAG Corps lawyer and Yale baseball captain.

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A Long Way From Wax Cylinders, Library Of Congress Slowly Joins The Digital Age

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:01am

Through the library's website, you listen to the recording of a former slave and millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age.

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Remembering Rep. Jim Wright, Who Ruled The House But Fell Hard

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:40pm

The short line of Wright's bio is that he made history as the first speaker of the House to resign under pressure, and his fall signaled the rise of a long era of partisan divide.

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The Unpopularity Contest For Britain's Next Prime Minister

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:19pm

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to elect the next prime minister. But while David Cameron or Ed Miliband will win the election contest, neither is likely to win a popularity contest.

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U.S. Issues Licenses For Ferry Travel To Cuba

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:19pm

For the first time in 50 years, the U.S. has issued licenses for ferry service between the United States and Cuba. At least four companies received licenses Tuesday.

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The Race Where Race Didn't Matter

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:34am

The Staten Island prosecutor at the center of the investigation into the death of Eric Garner easily won election to Congress as a Republican. He replaces disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.

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Clinton Charms DREAMers On Immigration

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 9:54am

Speaking in Las Vegas, she said it was time to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally and that she could go "even further" than Obama's controversial executive actions.

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Clinton Tells 'Dreamers' She Backs Path To Citizenship

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton went to a high school in Las Vegas on Tuesday and said it was time to provide immigrants in the country illegally with a path to citizenship.

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Huckabee Hopes Evangelical Voters Are Tying Yellow Ribbons For Him

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:00am

Mike Huckabee is back on the campaign trail after finishing second for the GOP nomination in 2008. In his latest run, he's hearkening back to an even earlier time, with 1970s icon Tony Orlando.

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Clinton 'War Room' Pushback And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:30pm

The Clinton campaign went into overdrive Tuesday trying to minimize the damage from a new book that delves into Clinton Foundation fundraising — and they're not using the typical channels to do so.

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Ladies In The Streets: Before Stonewall, Transgender Uprising Changed Lives

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:52pm

The Stonewall Riot in New York sparked the gay rights movement. But Three years earlier, unrest in San Francisco marked the transgender community's public debut in the rights struggle.

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New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:50pm

Lots of states have underfunded pension systems, but New Jersey's ranks near the bottom. Christie's plan to cut pension payments even further is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

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Obama To Nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford As Joint Chiefs Chairman

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

President Obama said Tuesday he will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer. Dunford commanded coalition forces in Afghanistan.

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Mike Huckabee Announces Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched his second White House bid Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton To Unveil Path To Citizenship Immigration Plan

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

Hillary Clinton is expected Tuesday to lay out her plan for a path to citizenship for many who are presently in the United States illegally. Meanwhile, her campaign is ramping up its efforts to get ahead of the scandal stories involving a new book about the Clinton Foundation and the upcoming Benghazi hearings.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Baltimore

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Baltimore Tuesday in the wake of the recent unrest there. She met with the family of Freddie Gray, the young man whose death while in police custody sparked protests. She will also hold meetings with police, local officials and members of the community.

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Obama Laces Up To Tout Asian Trade Deal At Nike

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:56pm

The president says he's pushing for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in part to boost "Made in the U.S.A." products around the world. So why make the pitch at Nike?

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:41am

Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.

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Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' of Other Candidates?

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:03am

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.

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Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a darling of conservatives. It started when he criticized President Obama's health care law and other policies at a Prayer Breakfast with the president just a few feet away.

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