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    Readers of presidential tea leaves often look for several signs that someone is planning to run for the White House: trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, the creation of various patriotically named political committees on his or her behalf are just a few.

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Dems: Koch's $889 million pledge helps Dems

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The Koch brothers -- longtime Republican funders and Democratic boogeymen -- reportedly told donors at their annual retreat on Monday that they plan to spend $889 million during the 2016 election cycle.

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Lynch faces anti-Obama ire at hearing

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Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is a career prosecutor who spent her career notching high-profile courtroom victories and climbing to the top of the legal ranks of Brooklyn's U.S. attorney's office.

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Michelle Obama shakes hands with Saudi king

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made a quick stop in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah, and to hold meetings with the new leader, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. But one aspect of the encounter stood ou...

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Did Fox and NBC get Bowe Bergdahl story wrong?

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Why did three separate military spokesman deny on Tuesday that a decision has been made to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion?

Because of an inflammatory Fox News segment and an anonymously-sourced NBC News story that sent reporters scrambling f...

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Obama: We need more drone regulations

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One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

"The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack," Obama sa...

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Scott Walker creates new PAC ahead of 2016

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker waded closer to a presidential run Tuesday with the creation of a new political committee that will help him travel and raise money as he prepares for a potential White House bid.

The committee, "Our American Revival," is a...

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Alabama judge warns gov against gay marriage

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Alabama's Supreme Court chief justice hand delivered a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday urging him to oppose the "tyranny" of federal court rulings that have used "specious pretexts" to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

"As of this date, 44...

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Dem says Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify to the House's select committee investigating Benghazi, the panel's Democratic ranking member told CNN on Tuesday.

Rep. Elijah Cummings said that Clinton agreed to testify before the comm...

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White House drops college savings proposal

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The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

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Obama's India trip: Bromance to Taj Mahal

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A few days into any presidential foreign trip, once folks seem to have heard enough about the "what" and the "why" of it all, talk starts to turn to less weighty matters: Bro-mance, diplomatic fashion statements, and (as many secretly hope there will...

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