• Loretta Lynch monitoring Baltimore

    Freddie Gray protests Monday

    CNN

    Newly sworn in Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been called in to a meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama to discuss the unfolding situation in Baltimore, an administration source said Monday.

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  • Rand Paul stands by Obama over drone attack

    Rand Paul

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    Sen. Rand Paul defended President Barack Obama over the accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. drone attack in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

  • Loretta Lynch makes history

    Loretta Lynch

    Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the new U.S. attorney general on Monday, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch, the country's first African-American woman to serve in the role, had her nomination held up more than five months over politicking in the Senate.

  • Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, we made mistakes'

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    CNN

    The Clinton Foundation, fighting back against charges of conflict of interest in a forthcoming book, is trying to tamp down a growing political problem by admitting that it made "mistakes."

  • Sanders announcement 'within days?'

    Bernie Sanders

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    A new entry and a waiting game on the Democratic side, a go-slow approach from a leading Republican, and the big stakes of 2016 filled our Sunday morning trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

    1. Here's ... Bernie!

    Hillary Clinton is about to get he...

  • Hollywood stars dish at DC brunch

    Constance Zimmer White House Correspondents Dinner

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    Ask a bunch of Hollywood stars to name Republican presidential hopefuls and you start getting a lot of "ums" and beelines for the nearest exit.

    But you'll also get some surprisingly complete lists -- from actors like "Veep"' star Timothy Simons and "S...

  • Cecily Strong's top 10 WHCD jokes

    Cecily Strong delivered long string of one-liners

    Pool

    "Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong skewered political candidates and news agencies Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

  • Ted Cruz: Democrats home to 'liberal fascism'

    Ted Cruz addresses Christian forum on religious summit in Iowa

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    Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."

  • WHCD 2015: Obama's top 10 jokes

    Obama uses 'anger translator' for White House Correspondents Dinner monologue

    Pool

    President Barack Obama had one motto Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner: take no prisoners.

  • Clinton plans 3-state swing in May

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    Hillary Clinton's May schedule will include trips to Nevada and South Carolina, three days of fundraising in donor-heavy California, and, once those are finished, her first rally and campaign speech.

  • Jindal says he'd attend same-sex wedding

    Gov Bobby Jindal

    Office of the Louisiana Governor

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Saturday that his preference for what he calls the "traditional view of marriage" wouldn't stop him from attending the same-sex wedding of a loved one.

  • Report: Officials struggled with post-9/11 warrantless surveillance

    George W. Bush, June 4, 2005

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    A newly declassified report on the Bush administration's post-9/11 warrantless surveillance program says U.S. intelligence officials struggled to assess its usefulness. The Obama administration released portions of the 2009 report on the program.

  • 2016 Dem hopefuls converge on South Carolina

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    The rain fell relentlessly on the convention center in Columbia on Saturday as Democrats from all parts of South Carolina flooded their party's state convention to see some of the most notable potential candidates to seek the party's nomination for President in 2016. But the most notable candidate, Hillary Clinton, was conspicuously absent.

  • Walker, Rubio spar over WH credentials

    Scott Walker

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    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit back Saturday at potential GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio over the Florida senator's charge that there's "no way" a governor can be ready for president when it comes to foreign policy.

  • Bruce Jenner comes out ... as a Republican

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    Bruce Jenner didn't just come out as a transgender woman Friday night --- he also came out as a Republican.

    In a two-hour special aired on ABC, Jenner, 65, sat down with Diane Sawyer and revealed what has been speculated by the public for months. But ...

  • US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf

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    The USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the Persian Gulf Saturday to conduct what a U.S. defense official called routine maritime security operations, days after U.S. warships were deployed to the Yemeni coast to counter an Iranian convoy.

    Multiple U.S. of...

  • Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

    Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

    Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head with it?

    No? Then you're not Marleni Olivo, who did exactly that, and in return is getting the new apartment she was asking for, sai...

  • What to expect in Obama's speech Saturday

    Obama correspondents dinner

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    Expect some swagger from President Barack Obama at Washington's big prom Saturday night.

  • John Roberts' big moment

    Chief Justice John Roberts

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    Chief Justice John Roberts is back in the spotlight.

    Roberts -- who shocked conservatives nearly three years ago by providing a pivotal vote to uphold Obamacare -- once again faces a judicial crossroads in a historic case.

    The U.S. Supreme Court will h...

  • Loretta Lynch makes history

    Loretta Lynch

    Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama's next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney g...

  • Obama, Dems set to clash over trade

    Obama Colorado gun control

    CNN

    President Barack Obama's push for free trade got another boost on Thursday, when a House panel passed legislation setting up trade promotion authority, allowing deals negotiated by the administration to get a vote in Congress without any amendments.

    T...

  • Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of drone war

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    CNN

    The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.

    In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an Amer...

  • Clinton slams GOP for lack of leadership

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    Michael Gross/State Department

    Hillary Clinton used her first speech as a presidential candidate on Thursday to knock Republicans who "offer themselves as leaders" but "who take a very different view" than she does on immigration, healthcare and women's issues.

    During Clinton's tim...

  • Joe Biden shores up U.S.-Israel ties

    Biden what does it take for gun control

    Speaking on the anniversary of Israel's independence, Vice President Joe Biden sought to bolster U.S. ties to the Jewish state amid tensions over a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran.

    Biden acknowledged the rift during his remarks at an event hosted b...

  • Petraeus gets 2 years probation, fine

    Gen David Petraeus

    Pool

    Gen. David Petraeus, once a widely celebrated military leader who oversaw operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and was touted as a potential presidential candidate, was sentenced to serve two years on probation and to pay an $100,000 fine on Thursday f...

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