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Senate moves forward with GOP budget proposal

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Republican-backed budget blueprint that boosts defense spending while cutting $5 trillion in spending, largely on social programs, to balance the budget in a…

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Huckabee running for another White House bid

Mike Huckabee launched his second presidential bid here Tuesday, casting himself as a guy with small town roots who can relate to the economic and security concerns of average American families.…

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Obama 'heartbroken' about Dave Goldberg

Add President Obama to the list of prominent people offering kind words about Dave Goldberg.

The president on the White House's Facebook page drafted touching memories of the late SurveyMonkey…

Dave Goldberg

WH: Texas shooting was terror attack attempt

A shooting attack at a cartoon contest in Texas over the weekend was an attempted act of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, but added that it was too early for American intelligence to…

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Lynch discusses reform in Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday for meetings with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement officials, as well as faith and community…

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Obama taps Dunford for top military post

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he'll nominate a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Clinton, Dem opponents to debate 6 times

Democrats will announce Tuesday six presidential primary debates, giving long shots a potential opportunity to share the debate stage with frontrunner Hillary Clinton, CNN has learned.

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Obama to Letterman: 'We could play dominoes'

President Barack Obama stopped by the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night, for his eighth and what is expected to be his final guest appearance ahead of the TV show host…

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Gov. Walker slights Obama, Clinton on foreign policy

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday sought to use President Barack Obama's slipping popularity on foreign policy issues as a punching bag and sought to bolster his own credentials ahead of a likely…

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Loretta Lynch, DOJ officials go to Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch will travel to Baltimore on Tuesday for meetings with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement officials, as well as faith and community leaders, a…

Loretta Lynch

Obama to tap general for top military post

President Barack Obama plans to name a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, multiple officials confirmed to…

Joseph Dunford

Pentagon dispels rumors of Texas takeover

Don't mess with Texas -- even if it's just an exercise.

Amid unfounded, Internet-fueled rumors that U.S. Special Operations Forces might be trying to take over parts of the southwest, Texas Gov.…

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Clinton agrees to testify before panel in May

Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi later this month, according to a letter from her attorney to the panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South…

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Can Ben Carson cure what ails America?

Ben Carson wants to convince voters that a doctor is best positioned to fix what's ailing America.

"I'm Ben Carson, and I'm a candidate for president of the United States," he told a crowd in his…

Ben Carson

Former Christie allies plead not guilty

Two former associates of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to their alleged role in the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as an act…

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Brother's Keeper enters new phase

From the campus of Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, Monday, President Barack Obama announced a spin-off of his already-existing "My Brother's Keeper" initiative into a new, non-profit…

President Obama talks at extremism summit

Carly Fiorina announces presidential bid

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for president on Monday, becoming the first declared female candidate to seek the Republican Party's nomination.

"Yes, I am…

Carly Fiorina

Bill Clinton defends Clinton Foundation

Former President Bill Clinton dismissed the controversy over foreign donations to his family's foundation, saying in a testy interview that the charitable organization has "never done anything…

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Ben Carson mom's health delays campaign events

Retired physician Ben Carson told Sinclair Broadcasting on Sunday night that he plans to announce his candidacy for president of the United States, but his campaign said Monday he'll reschedule…

Obama gives 'superhero' fist bump

President Barack Obama doesn't stop very often when he walks out of the White House to board Marine One.

But usually a little boy in goggles and superhero clothes isn't part of the press corps.

4-…

Obama fist bump
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Senate moves forward with GOP budget proposal

Huckabee- declares 2

Huckabee running for another White House bid

Dave Goldberg

Obama 'heartbroken' about Dave Goldberg

Garland ISIS attack

WH: Texas shooting was terror attack attempt

Loretta Lynch

Lynch discusses reform in Baltimore

Joseph Dunford

Obama taps Dunford for top military post

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Clinton, Dem opponents to debate 6 times

Obama, David Letterman

Obama to Letterman: 'We could play dominoes'

Scott Walker Wisc

Gov. Walker slights Obama, Clinton on foreign...

Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch, DOJ officials go to Baltimore

Joseph Dunford

Obama to tap general for top military post

US military exercises

Pentagon dispels rumors of Texas takeover

Hillary Clinton  2015

Clinton agrees to testify before panel in May

Ben Carson

Can Ben Carson cure what ails America?

Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly

Former Christie allies plead not guilty

President Obama talks at extremism summit

Brother's Keeper enters new phase

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina announces presidential bid

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton defends Clinton Foundation

Ben Carson mom's health delays campaign events

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Obama gives 'superhero' fist bump

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

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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.

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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.

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