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    Chris Christie vetoes pig crate ban

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Friday that would have banned crates that severely limit the mobility of pregnant pigs, a move that will win favor with Iowa farmers and spark more speculation about Christie's presidential aspirations but...

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Poll: Most Americans say things are going well

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For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found.

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GOP hopes class of black Republicans is trend

Mia Love

Election Night 2014 was more than a landslide win for congressional Republicans -- it was a historic moment for black Republicans in particular.

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Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

Obama on Thanksgiving

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

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Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg "experienced discomfort during rout...

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Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader for saying on Friday that it was a mistake for Democrat...

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Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

Joe Biden pushing Buffett rule

Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s an...

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Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

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Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

Obama pardons turkey 2014

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

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White House struggles to find Hagel successor

Chuck Hagel

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

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Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

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