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    2016: A Bush-Clinton rematch?

    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.

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Politicians denounce rancher's racist remarks

Cliven Bundy

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...


First lady won't speak at high school graduation

Michelle Obama, DNC 2012 walk-through

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.


Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot

Obama visits National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

President Barack Obama has some new high-tech friends


NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus

National Rifle Association

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...


More drug offenders eligible for clemency

Jail cell, prison

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

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

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

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

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...


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