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What to watch at SCOTUS gay marriage hearing

The debate over same-sex marriage moves to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where justices will hear arguments about whether there's a constitutional right to such unions nationwide.

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Horse riders upset after U.S. Forest Service proposes to close 200 miles of trails

It's dubbed the Rooftop of Virginia and is home to the highest mountain in the state reaching more than 57 hundred feet.

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WH faces new racial crisis in Baltimore

Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday night the Justice Department will continue its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and send two top officials to Baltimore in…

Freddie Gray protests Monday

Rand Paul stands by Obama over drone attack

Sen. Rand Paul defended President Barack Obama over the accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. drone attack in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

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Loretta Lynch makes history

Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general on Monday, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch, the country's first African-American woman to serve in the role, had her nomination held up…

Loretta Lynch

Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, we made mistakes'

The Clinton Foundation, fighting back against charges of conflict of interest in a forthcoming book, is trying to tamp down a growing political problem by admitting that it made "mistakes."

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Poll: Virginia voters would choose Jeb Bush over Hillary Clinton

Virginia voters would choose Jeb Bush over Hillary Clinton if the 2016 presidential election were held now, according to a Christopher Newport University poll released on Monday.

Sanders announcement 'within days?'

A new entry and a waiting game on the Democratic side, a go-slow approach from a leading Republican, and the big stakes of 2016 filled our Sunday morning trip around the "Inside Politics" table…

Bernie Sanders

Hollywood stars dish at DC brunch

Ask a bunch of Hollywood stars to name Republican presidential hopefuls and you start getting a lot of "ums" and beelines for the nearest exit.

But you'll also get some surprisingly complete…

Constance Zimmer White House Correspondents Dinner

Cecily Strong's top 10 WHCD jokes

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong skewered political candidates and news agencies Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

Cecily Strong delivered long string of one-liners

Ted Cruz: Democrats home to 'liberal fascism'

Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."

Ted Cruz addresses Christian forum on religious summit in Iowa

WHCD 2015: Obama's top 10 jokes

President Barack Obama had one motto Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner: take no prisoners.

Obama uses 'anger translator' for White House Correspondents Dinner monologue

Clinton plans 3-state swing in May

Hillary Clinton's May schedule will include trips to Nevada and South Carolina, three days of fundraising in donor-heavy California, and, once those are finished, her first rally and campaign…

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Jindal says he'd attend same-sex wedding

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Saturday that his preference for what he calls the "traditional view of marriage" wouldn't stop him from attending the same-sex wedding of a loved one.

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Report: Officials struggled with post-9/11 warrantless surveillance

A newly declassified report on the Bush administration's post-9/11 warrantless surveillance program says U.S. intelligence officials struggled to assess its usefulness. The Obama administration…

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2016 Dem hopefuls converge on South Carolina

The rain fell relentlessly on the convention center in Columbia on Saturday as Democrats from all parts of South Carolina flooded their party's state convention to see some of the most notable…

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Walker, Rubio spar over WH credentials

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit back Saturday at potential GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio over the Florida senator's charge that there's "no way" a governor can be ready for president when…

Scott Walker

Bruce Jenner comes out ... as a Republican

Bruce Jenner didn't just come out as a transgender woman Friday night --- he also came out as a Republican.

In a two-hour special aired on ABC, Jenner, 65, sat down with Diane Sawyer and…

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US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf

The USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the Persian Gulf Saturday to conduct what a U.S. defense official called routine maritime security operations, days after U.S. warships were deployed to the…

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Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head with it?

No? Then you're not Marleni Olivo, who did exactly that, and in…

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela
Gay marriage, Supreme Court

What to watch at SCOTUS gay marriage hearing

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Horse riders upset after U.S. Forest Service...

Freddie Gray protests Monday

WH faces new racial crisis in Baltimore

Rand Paul

Rand Paul stands by Obama over drone attack

Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch makes history

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Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, we made mistakes'

Poll: Virginia voters would choose Jeb Bush...

Bernie Sanders

Sanders announcement 'within days?'

Constance Zimmer White House Correspondents Dinner

Hollywood stars dish at DC brunch

Cecily Strong delivered long string of one-liners

Cecily Strong's top 10 WHCD jokes

Ted Cruz addresses Christian forum on religious summit in Iowa

Ted Cruz: Democrats home to 'liberal fascism'

Obama uses 'anger translator' for White House Correspondents Dinner monologue

WHCD 2015: Obama's top 10 jokes

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Clinton plans 3-state swing in May

Gov Bobby Jindal

Jindal says he'd attend same-sex wedding

George W. Bush, June 4, 2005

Report: Officials struggled with post-9/11...

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

2016 Dem hopefuls converge on South Carolina

Scott Walker

Walker, Rubio spar over WH credentials

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Bruce Jenner comes out ... as a Republican

Google map, Persian Gulf

US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

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2014 Elections

  • marijuana plants

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    State-by-state look at marijuana laws

    In honor of April 20, the unofficial holiday for marijuana users, take a look at which states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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  • The women of political sex scandals

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    Senate TV

    From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

  • America's most political states

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    It's Election Day! Find out which state has the most passionate voters.

  • States with early voting

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    If you live in one of these 33 places, you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

  • Republican Party history

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    The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

  • Surprising politicians who made a splash

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    Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

  • Daughters on the campaign trail

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    With the 2014 midterm election season under way, take a look back at the prominent daughters of politicians and their role in campaigns.

  • History's steamiest political sex scandals

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    CNN

    Politics has been marred by sex scandals throughout American history. Take a look at some of the steamiest.

  • America's most conservative states

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    More Americans are identifying as conservatives, according to a new poll. Find out what states are most likely to lean Republican.

  • Democratic Party history

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    Public domain

    The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Take a look at the key leaders, dates and policies that make up the history of the Democratic Party.

  • What to know about midterm elections

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    As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

  • Strangest political parties

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    Democrats, Republicans...most everyone has heard of these political parties. But some are not as well known. Take a look at a list of these strange (but real!) political parties.

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