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To hug or not to hug -- never a question

To hug or not to hug? That was not a question for President Barack Obama, who invited previously Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham to the White House Friday for a visit and a hug in the Oval Office.

Obama hugs Nina Pham

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

Voting booth Nov 5

Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo

Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo since Fidel Castro seized power. Now a younger generation, with strong familial ties there but far removed from the…

Havana, Cuba, skyline

Clinton praises Warren, not vice versa

When Hillary Clinton joins candidates across the country, there is a standard formula for those introducing her: Rev up the crowd, tout candidates on the ballot, speak positively about Hillary…

Elizabeth Warren

Brown: No time for 'political correctness'

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Scott Brown responded to news that a new case of Ebola has been diagnosed in New York City, calling for "common-sense prevention mechanisms" in a statement…

Scott Brown

Poll: Coakley trails GOPer in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Democratic governor hopeful Martha Coakley is falling behind her Republican challenger Charlie Baker, a new poll shows.

Is the U.S. holding too much oil in reserve?

Does America have too much oil in its reserves?

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon fired off a letter this week asking the Department of Energy to study the "size and make-up" of the U.S.' Strategic…

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4 issues raised at the Ebola House hearing

One day after the fourth case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States, lawmakers met with administration and public health officials in an already-scheduled congressional hearing to hash…

Issa, Ebola hearing

President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

Before Nina Pham headed back home to Dallas, Texas, she made one exciting final stop.

The 26 year old nurse, who is now Ebola free, met with President Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon,…

Obama hugs Nina Pham

Government report: Lewinsky mistreated in '98

A government report obtained by CNN on Friday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House intern in January 1998 to get her…

Monica Lewinsky

Sarah Palin finds a Democrat she can support

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin snubbed home state Republicans this year, instead endorsing an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic running mate for lieutenant governor.

Sarah Palin

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous security breach there, according to his father.

Dominic Adesanya,…

New White House fence jumper

Feb. 20 sentencing set for Maureen McDonnell

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20.

Maureen McDonnell

Gilmore's PAC spends $86,000 helping Gillespie

Newly filed campaign finance reports show former Gov. Jim Gilmore's super PAC is paying $86,000 for TV and radio ads in support of Senate candidate Ed Gillespie.

Ed Gillespie

Warner, Gillespie make final joint appearance

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican rival Ed Gillespie have made their final joint appearance.

Congressman offends high school students

Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his audience.

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

Utah gun shop stirs controversy with Obama display

A Utah gun shop is prominently displaying a target bearing a resemblance to both President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden, and the shop's owner said he hopes the message attached to the…

Obama gun shop display

Labor chief: Christie's 'head in the sand'

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he's "tired" of the minimum wage debate.

"Chris Christie's got his head in the sand if he's getting…

Chris Christie

Dynax expansion in Botetourt County to bring $32 million investment and 75 new jobs

Dynax America is planning a $32 million expansion in Botetourt County that will create 75 new jobs.

Dynax

Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

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Obama hugs Nina Pham

To hug or not to hug -- never a question

Voting booth Nov 5

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Havana, Cuba, skyline

Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo

Elizabeth Warren

Clinton praises Warren, not vice versa

Scott Brown

Brown: No time for 'political correctness'

Poll: Coakley trails GOPer in Massachusetts

Fracking

Is the U.S. holding too much oil in reserve?

Issa, Ebola hearing

4 issues raised at the Ebola House hearing

Obama hugs Nina Pham

President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

Monica Lewinsky

Government report: Lewinsky mistreated in '98

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin finds a Democrat she can support

New White House fence jumper

White House fence jumper quickly detained

Maureen McDonnell

Feb. 20 sentencing set for Maureen McDonnell

Ed Gillespie

Gilmore's PAC spends $86,000 helping Gillespie

Warner, Gillespie make final joint appearance

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

Congressman offends high school students

Obama gun shop display

Utah gun shop stirs controversy with Obama display

Chris Christie

Labor chief: Christie's 'head in the sand'

Dynax

Dynax expansion in Botetourt County to bring...

STS-95_Florida_From_Space

Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

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