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Obama to do 'everything I can' to close Gitmo

President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office -- potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he…

Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay

Morrissey won't seek seat again as Democrat

A Virginia lawmaker who recently submitted his resignation says he will not seek the Democratic nomination for the House of Delegates seat in a special election.

Joe Morrissey resigns will run in special election

Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

Barack Obama actually looks like he's having fun being president.

The commander-in-chief showed the world an unfamiliar face in a punchy end-of-year news conference Friday. He said he was…

Obama end of year news conference

Inside the push to draft Ben Carson for president

John Philip Sousa IV has a mission: Convince a retired neurosurgeon with no political experience to run for President -- and then help him win.

Sousa, 67, launched a super PAC last year that…

Ben Carson

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose dynasty she loathes.

Rogen Franco Interview poster

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "…

Obama on Malaysia Airlines crash 7-18

Obama calls on only female reporters

President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference --- and all of them from women journalists.

It was an unusual and deliberate move, considering the White House…

Obama end of year news conference

Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

While talking about the Sony hack during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama called actor James Franco "James Flacco."

Within a minute or two, there was already a parody Twitter…

James Franco

McCain to hold hearing after Sony attack

Sen. John McCain, the incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will hold a hearing into the cyber attack on Sony Pictures in the first two weeks of the next Congress.

Senator John McCain

Washingtonians bid farewell to Colbert

Comedian Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night with the help of a pantheon of celebrities, including Washington notables and dignitaries.

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba set off an immediate clash with Republicans keen to use the dramatic foreign policy shift to further their own White…

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Obama lauds LeBron's 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

President Barack Obama praised basketball star LeBron James for wearing an "I Can't Breathe" protest shirt during his pre-game warmup last week.

Lebron James I can't breathe shirt

Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed…

North South Korea map

Obama and Putin: From frosty to frozen

The tanking Russian economy seems to be doing little to encourage President Vladimir Putin to repair relations with the West.

In fact, Putin is slipping deeper into a revisionist Cold War…

Obama-Putin

Report detailed shortcomings of assassination, capture

Targeted assassinations or the capture of senior insurgent leaders in larger counterinsurgency operations can provide both positive and negative outcomes according to a classified CIA document…

Osama bin Laden file

Jeb Bush's banking career ripe for attack

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's decision to step down from his advisory role at British bank Barclays at the end of the year became the latest indication he's gearing up to jump into the…

Jeb Bush

Rick Perry likes Jeb Bush, but for how long?

As Rick Perry sat in the Texas governor's mansion about a month before he prepares to hand over the reins after 14 years in office and contemplates another run for the White House, he fondly…

Rick Perry glasses

Sony hack renews cybersecurity push

White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients pointed fingers at Congress on Thursday for not acting fast enough on cybersecurity legislation, in the wake of news that North Korea was…

Dianne Feinstein

Warren allies march outside Citi: 'Break big banks'

A group of protesters gathered outside Citi's headquarters in New York chanting "break big banks."

Made up largely of Senator Elizabeth Warren's supporters, the protesters on Thursday…

Citibank ATMs

Payday lenders spend millions in Washington

Payday lenders are spending millions of dollars in Washington in an attempt to stop the government from cracking down on the industry.

And it appears to be working.

Since the beginning of 2013,…

Payday lenders
Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay

Obama to do 'everything I can' to close Gitmo

Joe Morrissey resigns will run in special election

Morrissey won't seek seat again as Democrat

Obama end of year news conference

Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

Ben Carson

Inside the push to draft Ben Carson for president

Rogen Franco Interview poster

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Obama on Malaysia Airlines crash 7-18

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

Obama end of year news conference

Obama calls on only female reporters

James Franco

Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

Senator John McCain

McCain to hold hearing after Sony attack

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

Washingtonians bid farewell to Colbert

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2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

Lebron James I can't breathe shirt

Obama lauds LeBron's 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

North South Korea map

Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials

Obama-Putin

Obama and Putin: From frosty to frozen

Osama bin Laden file

Report detailed shortcomings of assassination,...

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush's banking career ripe for attack

Rick Perry glasses

Rick Perry likes Jeb Bush, but for how long?

Dianne Feinstein

Sony hack renews cybersecurity push

Citibank ATMs

Warren allies march outside Citi: 'Break big...

Payday lenders

Payday lenders spend millions in Washington

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