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    Trump signs RNC loyalty pledge

    Donald Trump has signed the pledge.

    The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday afternoon, and soon after, came out to the lobby of Trump Tower to declare that he has sign...

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Biden: Family biggest factor in 2016 decision

Biden at podium

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he "would not hesitate" to run for president if he concludes that he can launch a "viable" campaign and that his family can make it through a presidential bid following the recent death of his son.

"If I can...


Bush vows to 'fight back' against Trump

Trump Bush

A fiery Jeb Bush ramped up his rhetoric against presidential rival Donald Trump Thursday night in yet another show of force as the former Florida governor changes tactics to go after the Republican front-runner.

Taking questions from voters at a Veter...


ESPN benches Curt Schilling for the rest of MLB season

Ex-major leaguer tweeted about Muslim extremists and Nazis

Curt Schilling's suspension from helping ESPN broadcast the Little League World Series was extended Thursday to include the big leagues.


Tim Scott defends use of 'all lives matter'

Tim Scott South Carolina

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott said it is not his problem that Black Lives Matter activists find the phrase "all lives matter" offensive.


GOPers rally in defense of Kim Davis

Kentucky clerk denying licenses

Republican presidential candidates rallied around the Kentucky clerk taken into custody Thursday for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Colbert pokes Bush for surprise fundraising

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

Jeb Bush is hoping to turn his appearance as a guest on Stephen Colbert's first taping as host of the "Late Show" into some campaign donations, but since his team apparently didn't coordinate that effort with the show, Colbert is having a little fun of his own.


307,000 vets may have died awaiting VA care, report says

Veterans Administration may have hid long wait times

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The VA's inspector general found that out of about 800,000...


White House defends private celebrity-studded soirees

White House

White House visitor logs released this week were notably missing something. Actually, around 500 somethings.


Source: Trump likely to rule out independent bid

Trump points debate

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is expected to rule out a third-party bid for president Thursday, following a meeting with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in the afternoon.

In recent days, the RNC has circulated a pledge to...


Fiorina: RNC loyalty pledge 'unenforceable'

Carly Fiorina August 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Thursday that signing a Republican loyalty pledge is about "your word" but acknowledged the document is unenforceable.

The Republican National Committee has been circulating the pledge in recent day...


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