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Poll: Most Americans say things are going well

For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found.

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Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

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Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

A blockage was…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic…

Nancy Pelosi

Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

Saying his…

Joe Biden pushing Buffett rule

Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

Elizabeth Warren

SOL Innovation Committee comes out with first round of recommendations

Most are budget-neutral and able to be implemented soon if General Assembly and Governor allows

Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old…

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White House struggles to find Hagel successor

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

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Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Syria airstrikes 'kill 95 in ISIS stronghold'

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said…

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last…

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Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular, approach isn't

President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.

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Romney tops crowded GOP field for 2016

Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

Supporters of Marketplace Fairness Act push for passage before the end of the year

Time is running out on federal legislation that would help states collect sales tax on internet purchases, but supporters of the Marketplace Fairness Act still hope Congress will act before the…

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Obama: 'No sympathy' for violence in Ferguson

President Barack Obama said he has "no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities," urging protesters in Ferguson to avoid a second night of violence and fight instead for…

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Obama rebuffs immigration hecklers

President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law."

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Obama urges peace after Ferguson decision

President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

His…

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary…

Obama, Hagel resignation

Obama's balancing act on race

President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate over race that offers fresh evidence…

President Obama speaks to Urban League
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Poll: Most Americans say things are going well

Obama on Thanksgiving

Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

Joe Biden pushing Buffett rule

Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

SOL Innovation Committee comes out with first...

Obama pardons turkey 2014

Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

Chuck Hagel

White House struggles to find Hagel successor

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

Syria airstrikes 'kill 95 in ISIS stronghold'

HealthCare.gov maintenance

Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular,...

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

Romney tops crowded GOP field for 2016

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Supporters of Marketplace Fairness Act push for...

Obama in Chicago

Obama: 'No sympathy' for violence in Ferguson

Obama Ferguson comments

Obama rebuffs immigration hecklers

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

Obama urges peace after Ferguson decision

Obama, Hagel resignation

Defense secretary leaving

President Obama speaks to Urban League

Obama's balancing act on race

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2014 Elections

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    State-by-state look at marijuana laws

    Marijuana is now legal in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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  • 2014 midterm election highlights

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    Republicans captured majority control of the Senate on Tuesday night, and now have control of congress. Here's a look at the 2014 midterm election's biggest winners and losers.

  • Voters nationwide cast Election Day ballots

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    Voters across the country headed to the polls Tuesday to decide a slew of governor's races and, among other things, control of the U.S. Senate.

  • America's most political states

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

  • 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.

  • America's most liberal states

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    Overall, Americans are more likely to self-identify as conservatives than liberals. But that gap has shrunk, according to a Gallup poll.

  • States with early voting

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

  • Who could run in 2016?

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    It may seem premature, but attention has already turned toward potential 2016 presidential candidates. See who might run for president in 2016.

  • 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.

  • The women of political sex scandals

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

  • Spectacular political meltdowns

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    Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

LATEST SLIDESHOWS

  • PHOTOS: Mark Warner declares victory in U.S. Senate race

    With a slim margin, Mark Warner claimed victory over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie late Tuesday night.

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  • PHOTOS: McDonnell trial

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    Photos from the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Maureen McDonnell.

  • PHOTOS: Buena Vista Labor Day Parade

    The Buena Vista Labor Day Parade is the traditional start of the fall campaign season in Virginia. Monday morning, the three candidates for U.S. Senate met voters during the annual event.

  • PHOTOS: 2014 Inaugural Parade in Richmond

    Photos of local participants in the 2014 Inaugural Parade including Hargrave Military Academy, JMU Marching Royal Dukes, Martinsville High School Marching Band, Pride of Patrick Co. Marching Cougars, Pulaski Co. High School Golden Cougar Marching Band, VMI Corps of Cadets, Virginia Tech Regimental Band or the "Highty-Tighties", and Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership Corps of Cadets and…

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