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  • Politicians denounce rancher's racist remarks

    Cliven Bundy

    REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

    What started out as a standoff over land rights may be turning into a controversy over race.

    Racist comments from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy -- who earlier this month appeared to win a highly publicized standoff against federal authorities over his t...

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    By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Ashley Killough and Paul Steinhauser CNN
  • 2016: A Bush-Clinton rematch?

    Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton USE

    REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Jonathan Ernst

    For 32 years, there was either a Bush or a Clinton in the White House or the Cabinet. And in 2016, the families could be competing again -- in a Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton face off.

  • Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot

    Obama visits National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

    Pool

    President Barack Obama has some new high-tech friends

  • NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus

    National Rifle Association

    Daniel Acker / Reuters

    The National Rifle Association holds its annual meeting with the gun debate cooling overall and pivoting to the states, where gun-control advocates are recalibrating their efforts.

  • Obama to pause to remember ferry victims

    Obama in Japan

    President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday looking to bolster ties with an ally at a moment when it's reeling from a ferry disaster that killed 180 people at last count.

    Obama, as he often does at home as "consoler-in-chief," will offer s...

  • First lady won't speak at high school graduation

    Michelle Obama, DNC 2012 walk-through

    Daid S. Rust/CNN

    Michelle Obama will no longer speak at a Kansas high school graduation ceremony after protests that the first lady's presence meant fewer family members could attend because seating would be more limited.

  • More drug offenders eligible for clemency

    Jail cell, prison

    allanswart/iStock

    More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency...

  • Georgia law OKs guns in schools, bars

    Man shoots at gun range gun control

    Jim Spellman/CNN

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

    House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- spe...

  • Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

    Chris Christie

    State of New Jersey

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.

  • Mitt Romney's new starring role

    Mitt Romney headshot

    Steve Marcus/Reuters

    Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

  • Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

    Obama, Shinzo Abe

    Pete Souza/The White House

    President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

    Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong tour that will a...

  • Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

    IRS

    The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

  • Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

    Rand Paul

    Eric Thayer/Reuters

    Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

  • GOP primary to fill seat after cocaine scandal

    Trey_Radel_113th_Congress

    Four Republican candidates are facing off Tuesday in a primary in southwestern Florida for a seat left open by the resignation of a congressman following a cocaine scandal.

  • 15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic convention

    2012 DNC Convention 2

    Ben Kruger/CNN

    The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more.

  • You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns

    Bitcoin

    Casascius.com

    Bitcoin enthusiasts may soon be able to use the digital currency to support political campaigns.

  • Christie on pot: Colo. law 'not the quality of life we want'

    Chris Christie out

    CNN image

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that - Colorado.

  • Another NJ bridge controversy brewing

    Christie town hall

    Pool

    The George Washington Bridge may not be the only one used in an apparent act of political retribution by appointees of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and a familiar name in that scandal has surfaced anew.

  • GOP raises cash using George H.W. Bush's socks

    GOP raises cash using Bush's socks

    From GOP.com

    What's the GOP's latest weapon against Democrats? President George H.W. Bush's fashion.

  • Obama pushes back Keystone decision

    Keystone XL pipeline

    CNN

    The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline report -- a move that could delay a final decision on the project indefinitely.

    The State Department's report found that t...

  • Obamas open up South Lawn for Easter Egg Roll

    White House Easter Egg Roll

    Pool

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama joined the Easter Bunny to welcome a crowd of children, parents and volunteers to the White House South Lawn on Monday for the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll.

  • Obama names new White House counsel

    W Neil Eggleston

    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    President Barack Obama has tapped Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston as White House counsel, the White House said Monday.

  • Senator nearly hit by train during safety event

    Richard Blumenthal blurb

    Reuters

    A Connecticut senator is nearly hit by a train during a commuter safety press conference.

  • GOP House group takes in $21 million, outraised by Dems in first quarter

    Republican, Democrat, political buttons

    istock

    The group working to keep control of the House in Republican hands raised $9.9 million in March and finished the first quarter of the year with $31 million cash on hand, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

  • Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

    Barack, Michelle Obama on Easter

    Joshua Roberts/Reuters

    President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated president in 2009.

    There were a number of similarities between Obama's 2009 and ...

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