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    'Obama third term' label could hurt Clinton

    Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.

    Their view, for the most part, was Clinton is obviously healthy - look at the schedule she keeps - and wealth won't...

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US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

Gay couple, same-sex couple

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.

The Richmond-based U.S....

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White House: No concessions to hostage takers

James Foley in bushes

National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden tells CNN that U.S. policy on ransom for hostage takers is clear. She said Thursday that it "does not grant concessions to hostage takers."

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More U.S. airstrikes on ISIS militants

Iraq air strikes car destroyed

Airstrikes against ISIS forces in northern Iraq resumed Thursday, targeting areas in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, according to a statement released by the U.S. Central Command.

The recent strikes come on the heels of President Barack Obama's vow We...

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Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

AG Holder in Ferguson

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.

Conservative critics howled when Obama said in 2009 t...

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George W. Bush takes the ice bucket challenge

George W Bush ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone presidential.

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Rick Perry hits the road

Texas Gov Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there. Instead, he'll be testing the waters for a possible presidential run.

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Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.

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Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

Police in Ferguson

The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the ...

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Former Sen. Jim Jeffords dies

Jim Jeffords

Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

The former Vermont lawmaker had been in declining health and died at a military retirement center in Washington, according t...

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Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

Hillary Clinton greets crowd

Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry next month, according to organizers, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

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