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    Gaps in GOP field present opening for Walker

    Scott Walker says he sees "gaps" in the potential Republican presidential field for 2016. But is he the candidate best positioned to fill them?

    On one side you have the establishment candidates favored by the business class of Republicans - Jeb Bush ...

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Mike Pence's very bad week

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It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making.

The leaked details of a bizarr...

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Obama, Dalai Lama to attend prayer breakfast

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President Barack Obama will appear at a public event next week that the Dalai Lama is also attending, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.

Obama will address attendees about the importance of religious freedom on Feb. 5 at the annual Nati...

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Who actually benefits from Obama's 'Middle Class Economics'?

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President Obama says he's all about the middle class. But a Tax Policy Center fellow says many in the middle class won't benefit from Obama's proposal.

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Texas sets aside Chris Kyle Day

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Texas is setting aside Monday to honor Chris Kyle, the U.S. Navy SEAL marksman depicted in the film "American Sniper."

Kyle became a legend in military circles due to his 160 confirmed kills, and developed a deadly reputation in Iraq, where he served ...

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Hagel: Gitmo transfers source of friction

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White House officials pressured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to increase the pace of detainee transfers from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, the outgoing secretary acknowledged to CNN's Barbara Starr in an interview Friday.

Those comments come ...

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Romney not running in 2016

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity" to become the nominee.

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Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

White House drone

The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent mishap, though the creator of the device says it's "highly unlikely" the device malfunctioned....

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Kerry fined for unshoveled sidewalk

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Like everyone else, Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make sure the sidewalk around his home gets shoveled.

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Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight

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The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location i...

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Obama unveils new medical research initiative

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President Barack Obama on Friday announced the details of his "Precision Medicine Initiative," a proposal aimed at pushing the U.S. to the forefront of cutting edge medical treatments.

The initiative "will leverage advances in genomics, emerging metho...

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