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5 takeaways from Jeb Bush emails

A trove of emails from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's time in Tallahassee reveal a hands-on chief executive who was a prolific Blackberry user.

Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run,…

Jeb Bush, February 2014

Booker offers hairstyle advice to Paul

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Rand Paul are a rare bipartisan Senate pair who have found areas of agreement, but one issue remains deeply divisive for the two self-described friends:…

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Former President George H.W. Bush still in hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush, who was taken to a Houston hospital Tuesday night as a precautionary measure after experiencing shortness of breath, remained there on Wednesday, but aides say…

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U.S. pays Alan Gross $3.2 million

The U.S. Agency for International Development has paid Alan Gross $3.2 million, settling a claim over the former contractor freed last week by Cuba after five years in prison, a spokesman for…

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Poll: Obama ends year on an upswing

Improving views of the economy have helped hike President Barack Obama's approval rating to a 20-month high, a new CNN/ORC poll showed Tuesday, as markets climbed to record levels at news of an…

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Play is verbatim DC sex scandals

Mark Twain first told us that truth can be stranger than fiction, which is of course true. But in this instance, it's funnier, too.

Political play satire Tail! Spin!

Christie faults Obama on Cuba and Sony

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sharply criticized President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba, saying he did not get enough out of the deal. In a one-two punch, Christie…

Chris Christie

Grimm pleads guilty but won't resign

After pleading guilty to a judge Tuesday on a felony tax evasion charge, New York Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican, pledged to reporters he would also stay in Congress.

Grimm pled guilty in…

Michael Grimm

Poll: Americans side with Obama on Cuba

President Barack Obama is taking some heat from Republicans on Capitol Hill for reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, but a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday shows he has the public's…

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6.4 million enroll in Obamacare

Some 6.4 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare coverage for 2015, though millions of them were automatically renewed into their existing policies.

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Final IRS report slams 'culture of bias'

The latest report from House Republicans on IRS targeting of conservative groups - their sixth - says the tax collection agency "systematically targeted" conservative groups over the course of…

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Democrats nominate Kevin Sullivan to fill Virginia House seat

Democrats have nominated Ken Sullivan to fill a vacant seat in the Virginia House of Delegates 74th District.

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'Obamaphone' may go broadband

The FCC wants to expand the "Obamaphones" program to include discounted Internet service for people living below the poverty line.

As you'd expect, the plan is controversial.

The federal phone…

Obamaphone FCC

Controversial VA projects waste billions

While veterans in recent years were dying as they waited for care at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, the VA has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on controversial projects across…

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Bachmann tells history of Hill ladies' room

When nature calls for male members of the House of Representatives, they only have to walk steps to answer.

But for the some 100 female members, it's not so easy. The women have to walk off the…

Bachmann ladies room

Obama drug pardons disappoint advocates

The Obama administration has consistently supported measures aimed at reforming mandatory minimum prison sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. But President Barack Obama's recent decision…

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Christie: Bush's 2016 ambitions not a factor

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday night that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's steps toward a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination would have no bearing on his own decision…

Chris Christie

Senator's Cuba idea: Unleash Spring Breakers

Sen. Jeff Flake is one of the only Republicans to support President Barack Obama's decision to relax sanctions against Cuba.

Texas Spring Break revelers

U.S. hits French company with record bribery fine

A French company has been hit with the largest ever U.S. criminal fine for foreign bribery, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

Eric Holder

Poll: Obama gets thumbs down from troops

President Barack Obama has struggled with sagging approval ratings over the last year, but the commander-in-chief's numbers may have dropped further among active-duty troops.

Just 15% of…

Barack Obama
Jeb Bush, February 2014

5 takeaways from Jeb Bush emails

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Booker offers hairstyle advice to Paul

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Former President George H.W. Bush still in...

Alan Gross lands in US

U.S. pays Alan Gross $3.2 million

Obama in front of flag

Poll: Obama ends year on an upswing

Political play satire Tail! Spin!

Play is verbatim DC sex scandals

Chris Christie

Christie faults Obama on Cuba and Sony

Michael Grimm

Grimm pleads guilty but won't resign

Old cars in Cuba, embargo

Poll: Americans side with Obama on Cuba

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6.4 million enroll in Obamacare

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Final IRS report slams 'culture of bias'

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Democrats nominate Kevin Sullivan to fill...

Obamaphone FCC

'Obamaphone' may go broadband

VA Medical Center

Controversial VA projects waste billions

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Bachmann tells history of Hill ladies' room

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Obama drug pardons disappoint advocates

Chris Christie

Christie: Bush's 2016 ambitions not a factor

Texas Spring Break revelers

Senator's Cuba idea: Unleash Spring Breakers

Eric Holder

U.S. hits French company with record bribery fine

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Poll: Obama gets thumbs down from troops

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