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Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

American officials attempted to explain on Monday the claim made over the weekend by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that Iraqi defense forces "showed no will to fight" prior to the ISIS siege of…

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Ruling parties suffer in Spain, Poland

Voters in Spain and Poland had a message for incumbents Sunday: We are not pleased.

But in Ethiopia, once the votes are counted, the ruling party is expected to win by a landslide.

Herewith the…

Mariano Rajoy

Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major…

Obama on Memorial Day

Virginia death row appeal focuses on 'adaptive functioning'

A Virginia death row inmate's claim that he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled could turn on his ability to handle everyday tasks.

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Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.

The Housing and…

Julian Castro

Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who…

Protesters taken into custody

A Memorial Day test for Hillary Clinton

Jitters about Jeb, some praise for Rick Perry, the meaning of Hillary Clinton's holiday weekend parade march and some coming Democratic competition filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside…

Hillary Clinton NH campaign

Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs amid outcry

Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are…

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Women activists cross DMZ from North Korea

An international group of female activists crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday in a controversial effort to bring attention to the need for peace between…

South Korean women peace march

Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will' in Ramadi

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive…

ISIS fighters march in Syria

Clinton email dump won't stop Benghazi questions

The emails to 'H' don't contain a smoking gun, at least not yet.

That's hardly surprising since Hillary Clinton herself chose which emails to turn over to the State Department.

But the first…

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Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that…

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A guide to the Patriot Act debate

Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact.…

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Ben Carson captures southern GOP straw poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll on Saturday, the first major survey to take the temperature of the Republican presidential…

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Senate OKs 'fast track' trade promotion bill

After weeks of tense negotiations on Capitol Hill and heavy lobbying from the White House, the Senate Friday night cleared a major trade bill that is a top priority of President Barack Obama.…

Senate passes trade bill

Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

The Federal Reserve won't wait too long to raise rates.

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State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in…

Clinton security council

Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended his intentions with Iran, telling congregants at the Adas Israel synagogue in Northwest Washington that his reputation is on the line if the…

Obama at synagogue

Poll finds Obama popularity on the upswing

President Barack Obama's popularity with the public is on the upswing, according to a new Gallup poll that found him enjoying is strongest approval rating in nearly two years.

Hillary Clinton racks up rapper endorsements

A growing number of rappers are queuing up plans to make beautiful music with the front-runner Democratic presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton.

An early high-profile endorsement came from…

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Biden at podium

Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

Mariano Rajoy

Ruling parties suffer in Spain, Poland

Obama on Memorial Day

Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

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Virginia death row appeal focuses on 'adaptive...

Julian Castro

Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

Protesters taken into custody

Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Hillary Clinton NH campaign

A Memorial Day test for Hillary Clinton

Putin nuclear missiles

Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs amid outcry

South Korean women peace march

Women activists cross DMZ from North Korea

ISIS fighters march in Syria

Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will' in Ramadi

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Clinton email dump won't stop Benghazi questions

Rand Paul Pinterest

Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

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A guide to the Patriot Act debate

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Ben Carson captures southern GOP straw poll

Senate passes trade bill

Senate OKs 'fast track' trade promotion bill

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Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

Clinton security council

State department releases Clinton emails

Obama at synagogue

Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

Poll finds Obama popularity on the upswing

Waka Flocka Flame for Clinton

Hillary Clinton racks up rapper endorsements

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2014 Elections

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    State-by-state look at marijuana laws

    Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill legalizing cannabis oil for some medical conditions, 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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    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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    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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    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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