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Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:12pm

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:16am

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:55am

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

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White House Alarm: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Residence

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:16am

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:03pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:08pm

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:40pm

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

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War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:40am

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.

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Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:15am

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

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Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:24pm

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:44pm

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

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Ukraine's Poroshenko To Meet With Obama, Congress

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:08am

Petro Poroshenko arrives in the U.S. to meet with the president and Congress to lobby for increased aid to his embattled government.

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Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:53am

The Islamist rebels reportedly have captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre against civilians.

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Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.

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Wis. Court Reinstates Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Last week, a federal appeals court reinstated the photo identification requirement. It had been blocked in a lawsuit brought by voter advocacy groups.

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Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:06am

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging people to register is pretty provocative.

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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:20pm

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

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Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:27pm

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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A New Campaign Ad Sport: Billionaire Bashing

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:08pm

It's open season on the wealthy political donors. Democratic campaign ads tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, while GOP ads paint sinister images of George Soros and Tom Steyer.

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Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:47pm

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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