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Igor Bobic
Igor Bobic is an associate editor who helps oversee The Huffington Post's coverage of politics and policy in Washington. He previously oversaw breaking news coverage for Talking Points Memo. He can be reached at and is on Twitter @igorbobic.

Entries by Igor Bobic

Marco Rubio Would Risk War With Russia In Order To Enforce Safe Zone In Syria

(6) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 4:54 PM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) would be willing to risk going to war with Russia in order...

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Bernie Sanders Is Going On 'The Ellen Show'

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 12:54 PM

Hold on to your butts because Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is doing "The Ellen Show."

The Vermont Independent senator, who is running in the Democratic presidential primary, is scheduled to sit down with comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The appearance, his first...

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Hillary Clinton Reveals How She Was Once Fired From A Job

(1) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 8:30 AM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday said that she was once fired from an Alaskan fishing...

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Bernie Sanders Draws More Than 20,000 People At Boston Rally

(19) Comments | Posted October 4, 2015 | 10:54 AM

Massachusetts is feeling the Bern. 

More than 20,000 of its residents turned out for a Bernie Sanders rally...

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Mitt Romney: 'We've Gotta Rethink Campaign Finance'

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 12:32 PM

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for campaign finance reform in the wake of the explosion of super PACs, which can receive unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions and individuals.

"We've really got a mess in the financial system with regard to campaigns...

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Jeb Bush Doesn't Think The Washington Football Team's Name Is Offensive

(9) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 10:22 AM

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush doesn't think Washington's NFL team should change its name, despite calls from critics and Native American activists who object to the racial slur.

“I don’t think [they] should change it,” Bush said on the “The Arena” radio program, according to

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Carly Fiorina Laments That Politics Is 'A Fact-Free Zone'

(10) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 3:47 PM

WASHINGTON -- Carly Fiorina on Tuesday defended her rocky tenure at Hewlett-Packard, from which she was ousted as CEO in 2005 after cutting thousands of jobs.

Speaking at a town hall in Oklahoma City, the GOP presidential contender said she was proud of her record and suggested that her...

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Hillary Clinton: I Feared 'Losing My Identity' By Marrying Bill

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 8:38 AM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened up about her marriage in an interview with actress and activist Lena Dunham published Tuesday.

"I was terrified about losing my identity and getting lost in the wake of Bill’s force-of-nature personality," she said of the former president. "I actually...

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The Best Thing To Come Out Of The U.N. Meeting Was This Picture

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 4:05 PM

The United Nations general assembly met for its 70th session in New York City on...

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Madeleine Albright: Hillary Clinton's Email Use Wasn't A Security Breach

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 8:20 AM

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Monday weighed in on Hillary Clinton's ongoing email server scandal. 

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Carly Fiorina Backs Away From Shutting Down Government Over Planned Parenthood

(6) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 12:35 PM

WASHINGTON -- In early August, Carly Fiorina called on congressional Republicans to shut down the government in order...

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Donald Trump May Have Already Peaked In The GOP Presidential Race

(9) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 11:42 AM

WASHINGTON -- We might be seeing the beginning of the end of Donald Trump.

After failing to outshine his more energetic opponents in the second 2016 GOP presidential debate, Trump has begun to slide in national primary polling, according to both the Real Clear Politics

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John Boehner Says He Does Yoga

(3) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 11:01 AM

John Boehner is a yogi.

The speaker of the House, who announced his retirement on Friday, said in...

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Carly Fiorina Advises Nonprofit That Promoted Obamacare Enrollment

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 4:59 PM

WASHINGTON -- CNN gave some conservatives a start on Thursday after it reported that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly...

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Pope Francis Praises Capitalism, But Says It Must Not Overlook The Poor

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 9:22 AM

WASHINGTON -- In his address before a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis praised capitalism but urged the American people to use it as a force for good for the impoverished. 

"How much progress has been made in this area in so many parts of the...

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Donald Trump's Latest Cease-And-Desist Letter Looks Like A Big Loser

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 9:58 AM

WASHINGTON -- The presidential campaign of Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened legal action against a politically oriented clothing outlet for using the GOP front-runner's name, which is trademarked, in its domain name and merchandise. sells t-shirts and other apparel online "as a way to creatively...

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Donald Trump Threatens Legal Action Against Club For Growth

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 2:08 PM

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to take legal action against the economically conservative group Club for Growth if it does not stop running a pair of television ads that criticize him.

The ads, which are backed by $1 million, went up...

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Jeb Bush: My Brother Kept Us Safe After 9/11

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush won a big round of applause at last week's Republican presidential debate when he defended his brother's legacy by claiming that he "kept us safe."

Republicans and veterans of the George W. Bush administration frequently made the same argument in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. But Jeb Bush's claim angered Democrats who said it conveniently left out the fact that the attacks happened on his brother's watch. The liberal group Americans United for Change immediately took to the airwaves accusing the former Florida governor of attempting to "rewrite history."

At a campaign event in Mason City, Iowa, on Monday, Bush stood by his remarks, but added the caveat liberals were looking for.

"He kept us safe," the GOP candidate said of his brother. "The simple fact is after 9/11, the president of the United States did unite this country, and he did keep us safe. And now we need to build on that in a bipartisan way."

Watch the video of Bush's remarks, above.

Bush on Sunday accused Hillary Clinton of orchestrating the Americans United for Change ad. The organization shares its president with Correct the Record, a super PAC allied with Clinton's campaign.

"Your political machine’s 9/11 ad is disgraceful. As a New Yorker you know the leadership my brother provided after 9/11," Bush said in a tweet directed at Clinton, again adding the temporal qualifier.

Bush has at several points grappled with his brother's legacy during the presidential campaign. In May, the candidate struggled to answer whether he would have invaded Iraq, giving several different answers before finally saying he would not have done so based on hindsight. Upon officially entering the race, Bush promised to be his "own man," even though he has surrounded himself by many of the same advisers who guided his brother's foreign...

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Ben Carson Campaign Manager: We Have No Issue With 'Islam-Lite'

(10) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 6:29 PM

WASHINGTON -- Ben Carson's campaign manager on Monday made clear Islam was the only faith he believes runs afoul of the values in the U.S. Constitution, sparing potential candidates for the White House who might happen to be Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist. 

"I don't think there's any...

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Scott Walker Drops Out Of 2016 Presidential Race

(67) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 4:05 PM

WASHINGTON -- Once considered a favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday that...

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