• GOP hopes class of black Republicans is trend

    Mia Love

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    Election Night 2014 was more than a landslide win for congressional Republicans -- it was a historic moment for black Republicans in particular.

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  • Poll: Most Americans say things are going well

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    For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found.

  • Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

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    President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

  • Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

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    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

    A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg "experienced discomfort during rout...

  • Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

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    Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

    In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader for saying on Friday that it was a mistake for Democrat...

  • Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

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    Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

    Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s an...

  • Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

    Elizabeth Warren

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    Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

  • Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

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    President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

  • White House struggles to find Hagel successor

    Chuck Hagel

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    The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

  • Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

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    Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

  • Syria airstrikes 'kill 95 in ISIS stronghold'

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    Idlib News Network

    At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

  • Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

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    Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

  • Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular, approach isn't

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    Joshua Roberts/Reuters

    President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.

  • Romney tops crowded GOP field for 2016

    Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

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    Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.

  • Obama: 'No sympathy' for violence in Ferguson

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    President Barack Obama said he has "no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities," urging protesters in Ferguson to avoid a second night of violence and fight instead for longer-lasting political changes.

  • Obama rebuffs immigration hecklers

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    President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law."

  • Obama urges peace after Ferguson decision

    President Obama making Ferguson remarks

    Joshua Roberts/Reuters

    President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

    His measured tone stood in stunning contrast to the images o...

  • Defense secretary leaving

    Obama, Hagel resignation

    REUTERS

    President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

    Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack...

  • Obama's balancing act on race

    President Obama speaks to Urban League

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    President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate over race that offers fresh evidence of the nation's enduring divisions.

  • Cruz floats Lieberman to replace Hagel

    Joe Lieberman

    CNN

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is floating an unexpected option to take over for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat turned Independent from Connecticut.

  • Japanese lawmakers slam Rand Paul

    Rand Paul

    Eric Thayer/Reuters

    Sen. Rand Paul is receiving blowback from some of his Japanese-American colleagues after using World War II Japanese internment camps to describe what happens when a chief executive oversteps their power.

  • DNC 2016: New York, Philadelphia or Columbus

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    DNC

    The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia and New York are the finalists to host the 2016 presidential nominating convention.

  • McCain encourages Graham to run for president

    SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM

    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President.

    "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican...

  • Texas readies challenge to immigration plan

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    REUTERS/Mike Stone

    Incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he expects to legally challenge President Barack Obama's new immigration action "in the next two weeks."

    Abbott, currently the attorney general in Texas, said he's reaching out to other governors and top st...

  • Clinton has a 49-point lead in New Hampshire

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    Sixty-two percent of Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire say that if the primary were held today, Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive favorite for the Democrats' 2016 presidential nomination, would be their top choice, according to a Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm College poll released Monday.

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