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    Scalia's death sets up big political battle

    Justice Antonin Scalia's death immediately triggered a monumental election-year battle in Washington over whether President Barack Obama should choose a successor who could tilt the Supreme Court toward liberals.

    Within two hours of Scalia's death bei...

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Ben Carson's Josef Stalin quote distraction

Ben Carson's Stalin quote found lacking

At the Republican debate Saturday night, Ben Carson referenced a line he said came from Josef Stalin, but it appears the Soviet leader never uttered the quote.


The Senate tradition at issue when replacing Scalia

South Carolina Republican speaks in March 1969

After the news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death broke, Senate GOP leaders immediately made it clear they will not confirm a nominee from President Barack Obama to replace him.


Clinton unveils Nevada argument on Sanders

Hillary Clinton goes hard against Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton stepped up her efforts to cast Bernie Sanders as a single-issue candidate on Saturday in Nevada, firing up a largely union audience by arguing Sanders' economic message wouldn't fix a host of issues.


Obama to enter nomination fight with legacy on court at stake

Obama says will nominate successor

President Obama entered what's certain to become an acrimonious election-year battle Saturday, declaring he would act "in due time" to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died this weekend.


U.S. to restore commercial flights to Cuba

Cuba flag

In just a matter of days, U.S. airlines will begin a fierce bidding war to win routes and airport slots to a destination that's been off-limits to them for more than 50 years: Cuba.


The memorable quotes from the Republican debate

SC debate - Bush, Cruz, Trump

In their final debate before the South Carolina primary, the six remaining Republican presidential candidates exchanged zingers and dropped a series of sharp, tough and occasionally odd one-liners.


Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.

His death set off an immediate debate about whether President Barack ...


Antonin Scalia's death jolts GOP debate

Moment of silence for Scalia at GOP debate

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death provided a rare moment of agreement among Republican presidential candidates at a debate that quickly fractured into the most bitter and vicious brawl of the 2016 cycle.


What Justice Scalia's death means for 2016

Supreme Court justices

As the nation is stunned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the immediate question is what it will mean for the Supreme Court this year and in the future.

The court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issu...


Whom could replace Justice Antonin Scalia?

Supreme courthouse

President Barack Obama plans to nominate a new Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, despite Senate Republican leaders indicating that person will not get a vote this year.

So who could this be?

There's always a short-list of potent...


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