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Jerry Brown Criticizes Rick Perry's Border Response: 'Wiser Minds Will Prevail'

(11) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 1:04 PM

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) spoke out Monday on the surge of immigrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, criticizing Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) decision to order National Guard troops to address the crisis.

Brown, who is in Mexico to...

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban

(353) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 1:35 PM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The 2-1 ruling upheld a previous decision issued earlier this year by a Virginia district court, which struck down the state's ban on gay marriages.

"Virginia has...

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Poll Finds Sam Brownback Trailing His Democratic Challenger

(38) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:29 PM

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is still trailing Democratic rival Paul Davis, a poll released Thursday finds.

A KSN News poll found Davis, a member of the state's House of Representatives, leading Brownback 48 to 40 percent, slightly up from a survey conducted by the NBC...

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Most Republicans Say They Can't Live Off Minimum Wage, But Oppose Raising It: Poll

(205) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 11:59 AM

A poll released Tuesday found that a vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the minimum wage.

A survey conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on behalf of Americans United for Change and the Center for American Progress...

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Obama Raises Concerns On Growing Casualties In Call With Netanyahu

(554) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 2:26 PM

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday about Israel's ground operation in Gaza, the White House said in a statement.

According to the White House, Obama raised concerns about the number of casualties in recent days. As the New York Times reported, Sunday...

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Rand Paul Mocks Obamas For Wanting Daughters To Have Minimum Wage Jobs

(518) Comments | Posted July 20, 2014 | 11:38 AM

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) questioned President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for wanting their children to have minimum wage jobs, telling a crowd of Silicon Valley Republicans that he has "opposite" hopes for his own sons.

Speaking at San Francisco's Reboot conference Saturday, Paul...

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NSA Workers Might Be Sharing Your Nude Photos

(127) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 7:44 PM

According to Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked key documents detailing the National Security Agency's broad surveillance tactics, workers at the embattled agency routinely circulate nude photographs discovered in their data sweeps.

In a lengthy video interview with The Guardian published Thursday, Snowden said he had...

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Utah Asks SCOTUS For Stay In Case Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

(73) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:29 PM

The office of Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a stay on a ruling that the state must legally recognize same-sex marriages performed while gay marriage was briefly legal in the state.

If granted the stay, the state would have...

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Federal Judge Strikes Down California's Death Penalty

(568) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 3:10 PM

A federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty system is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order Wednesday, finding that the system is arbitrary and in violation of the Constitution's 8th Amendment.

"California's death penalty system is so plagued by inordinate...

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Texas Can't Prohibit Sale Of Confederate Flag License Plates, Court Rules

(56) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 12:17 PM

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas cannot prohibit the sale of a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.

In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state's Department of Motor Vehicles had violated the First Amendment in...

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Rick Perry Ended Up Greeting Obama On The Tarmac After All

(1013) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 5:35 PM

Governor Rick Perry ended up greeting President Barack Obama on the tarmac in Texas after all.

Despite the Republican's refusal of Obama's initial invitation, Perry turned up at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after the president agreed to a "substantive meeting" with Perry to discuss the recent surge...

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Here's What Chelsea Clinton Does With The Big Money She Earns For Speeches

(682) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 1:20 PM

Chelsea Clinton has followed her parents' footsteps into the paid lecture circuit, earning as much as $75,000 per speaking engagement.

The New York Times reports that Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is giving all her earnings...

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Sarah Palin Calls For Obama's Impeachment

(2245) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Sarah Palin is now calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment.

In a column published on Tuesday, Palin accused the president of "purposeful dereliction of duty," likening Obama's treatment of the United States to that of an abusive spouse.

"Enough is enough of the years of abuse from...

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Congress May Spend More On The Benghazi Panel Than On The Veterans Affairs Committee

(871) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 8:07 PM

House Republicans have requested nearly $3.3 million to operate the select committee investigating Benghazi, which gives the GOP-launched committee a bigger budget than that granted to the committee overseeing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

According to a committee document provided to USA Today by...

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Rick Perry Refuses Obama's Offer For A Tarmac Handshake

(1423) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 6:33 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) won't be on hand to greet President Barack Obama when Air Force One lands in Austin on Wednesday.

The governor's office says the White House extended an invitation to Perry to meet Obama on the tarmac when he arrives for Democratic fundraisers in...

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Out On Her Defense Of Accused Rapist

(350) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 4:06 PM

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton responded to critics of her successful legal defense of an accused rapist in 1975, explaining that while she requested to be removed from the case, she had a professional responsibility to represent the client.

Clinton, then working as a defense attorney...

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Federal Judge Says Supreme Court Should Just 'STFU'

(673) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:08 PM

A federal judge thinks it's time for the Supreme Court to just "stfu."

Writing on his personal blog in response to the high court's recent 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, U.S. District Judge Richard George Kopf harshly criticized the justices for...

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July 4 Parade Features 'Obama Presidential Library' Outhouse Float

(2258) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 12:40 PM

An Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Nebraska included a float depicting President Obama's presidential library as an outhouse, sparking outcry from residents as well as the state's Democratic Party.

The float, which did not identify its sponsor, featured an overall-clad dummy standing in front of an...

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Judge Strikes Down Kentucky's Gay Marriage Ban

(358) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:37 PM

A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that gay couples have the right to marry in the Bluegrass State.

"In America, even sincere and long-hold religious beliefs do not trump the constitutional rights of those who happen to have been out-voted," U.S. District...

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Hillary Clinton Condemns 'Deeply Disturbing' Hobby Lobby Ruling

(302) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 6:43 PM

Former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized the Supreme Court's decision to allow companies to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate on religious grounds, calling the ruling "deeply disturbing."

Speaking Monday during a Facebook Live event at the Aspen...

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