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Bob McDonnell Testifies That He Is No Longer Living With His Wife

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his ...

U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, includ...

Bob McDonnell Testifies In His Corruption Trial

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT and LARRY O'DELL | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his public corruption trial Wednesday as his lawyers put on day three of their defe...

Samantha Lachman

Moral Monday Movement Expands To 12 States For Week Of Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 51 years ago this week, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted the 250,000-strong March on Washington audience to "go back to Mississip...

Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News Documentary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

In the latest installment a new four-part series pulling back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, a video crew from Vice News found that even the most seem...

Obama On James Foley's Execution: 'Today The Entire World Is Appalled'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday on the execution of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State militants, warning the group ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Even Russia Is Criticizing The Police Crackdown In Ferguson

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As clashes continue between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Russia's Foreign Ministry suggested on Wednesday that the Unite...

Obama To Deliver Statement In Wake Of Journalist's Execution

AP | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants rel...

Chris Christie Tells Area Woman Who's The Boss, Gets Defensive About Use Of Springsteen Music

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

While responding to a constituent's questions about his use of Bruce Springsteen's music, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) seems to have taken the w...

Uber Hires Ex-Obama Adviser To Take On The 'Taxi Industry Cartel'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

David Plouffe, one of the key players in President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, is headed to on-demand car service Uber to help with the startup's po...

Former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean Hopes Hillary Clinton Becomes President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has adjusted his tune on a potential 2016 Hillary Clinton candidacy, now saying ...

Hillary Clinton Is Everywhere, But Still Nowhere To Be Found On Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn't exactly hiding from the public eye as she plans a trip to Iowa, furthering speculation about whether a...

Samantha Lachman

Last Competitive Republican Senate Primary To Produce Opponent For Vulnerable Dem Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the midterm elections primary season winds down, the focus turns to Alaska, where voters on Tuesday will decide the last competitive ...

Getty Photographer Scott Olson Arrested At Ferguson Protest

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.18.2014 | Media

A photographer for Getty Images was arrested Monday during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, several eyewitnesses reported. HuffPost's Ryan J. Reilly...

State Senator Explains Why She Tweeted 'F*ck You' To Missouri's Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

The state senator who tweeted "fuck you" to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) last week defended her harsh choice of words, saying that "anyone who's go...

Obama: Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Have Regained Control Of Mosul Dam

AP | Robert Burns | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the recapturing of Mosul dam in northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces is a "major step forward" in...

Obama To Deliver Statement On Ferguson, Iraq

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement Monday on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri as well as the ongoing conflict in Iraq, the White House ...

Jay Nixon Calls Off Ferguson Curfew

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch...

Hillary Clinton Is Headed To Iowa

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of...

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot At Least 6 Times: Report

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a prelimin...

Obama Informs Congress Of Authorization Of Targeted Strikes In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress notifying members of his authorization of targeted airstrikes in Iraq, saying the strikes ...

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation Of Ferguson Police Tactics

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

Amnesty International is calling for an investigation of the police tactics used by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where local law enforcement have cla...

Ferguson Congressman Has 'No Confidence' In Local Cops

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

As protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri continued to clash over the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a polic...

Sabrina Siddiqui

MIssouri Democrat: Police Across America Are Not Diverse Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After another night of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown, Rep. Lacy ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Missouri Governor Accuses Ferguson Police Of Attacking Michael Brown's Character

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday criticized the Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a con...