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    Poll: Economic optimism hits new peak

    President Barack Obama's approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public's take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama's tenure, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

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Biden still waiting as 2016 heats up

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As Hillary Clinton spent the first weeks of her presidential campaign meeting voters in Iowa, her closest potential rival for the Democratic nomination -- Vice President Joe Biden -- was a thousand miles away, meeting in Washington with the leaders o...

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Jeb Bush heads to Europe

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Jeb Bush will visit Europe in early June, stopping in Germany, Poland and Estonia, according to an aide to the former Florida governor.

News of the trip, first reported by Reuters, comes as Bush prepares for a likely presidential bid.

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Clinton's campaign rolls into New Hampshire

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Hillary Clinton is trying to win voters over a half-dozen at a time --- and so far, it's working.

The former secretary of state's campaign rolled into New Hampshire on Monday, where her second trip since entering the 2016 race for the White House mim...

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Obama to push climate agenda in Everglades

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday plans to visit the Everglades --- the South Florida wetlands that form part of the state's large tourism sector ---- to promote his policies combating climate change, a major piece of his second-term agenda.

Since R...

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Sanders to Clinton: 'Are you on the side of working people?'

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Vermont Senator and potential presidential contender Bernie Sanders is calling on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton "to be clear" on President Barack Obama's trade policy.

At a protest just outside the U.S. Trade Representative's Office near the...

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Graham: I'm '91% sure' I'll run for president

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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he's "91 percent sure" he'll run for president -- the only question that remains is whether he can raise the money he needs.

"I think I got a good message, I think I've been more right than wrong on foreign policy ......

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Billionaire GOP donor Koch picks Walker

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Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.

Koch made the comments Monday at a private gathering hosted b...

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US warships deployed to Yemen

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U.S. warships are being deployed to Yemen to monitor ships in the area traveling from Iran and suspected of trafficking arms to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials tell CNN. The move is also meant to reassure allies in the region, the officials said.

U.S. s...

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Lynch nears vote thanks to deal

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that negotiators had reached a "bipartisan" deal on the anti-human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote to confirm Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch in the coming days.

An agreemen...

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Huckabee: Wait until Obama gone to join military

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told young Americans to wait until President Barack Obama is out of office to join the military because his administration has "an open hostility toward the Christian faith."

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