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Paige Lavender is a senior politics editor at The Huffington Post and a graduate of West Virginia University.

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Obama Sends A Valentine's Day Message To His Wife, With A Little Help From Ellen

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 9:27 AM

President Barack Obama got a little help in the romance department this week from comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Obama was greeted with a Valentine's Day message from his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.DeGeneres told the president she'd help him return the gesture, providing him with a red backdrop, floral arrangements and a camera to film his own Valentine's Day greeting.

"Somebody call the situation room, because things are about to get hot," Obama said.

"Because I love you so much, I Obamacare about you more than you even know," he added.

Watch the clip above.

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Bernie Sanders Rips Hillary Clinton For Citing The Admiration Of Henry Kissinger

(7) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 10:42 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for boasting about the praise of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during Thursday's Democratic debate, something she also did in last week’s debate.

“I find...

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Read Live Updates On The New Hampshire Primary Results

(6) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 5:06 PM

Voters in New Hampshire took to the polls Tuesday in the first official primary of the 2016 race.

At 8 p.m. EST, the Democratic primary was called for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the GOP primary was...

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Bernie Sanders On 'SNL' Is Everything We Hoped It Would Be

(7) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 11:30 PM

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders made his debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," alongside his look-alike and host of Saturday's show, comedian Larry David.

The two appeared in a Titanic parody, where Sanders essentially gave his stump speech and cracked a 1 percent joke.

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Watch Marco Rubio Give The Same Canned Answer 3 Times In A Row

(24) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 8:43 PM

One of the most heated moments during Saturday's GOP debate occurred when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called out Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) for giving a "memorized, 25-second response" -- an argument Rubio went on to...

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The Latest GOP Debate Kicked Off In The Most Awkward Way

(10) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 8:21 PM

The beginning of Saturday night's ABC News GOP debate could not have been more awkward.

Missed cues and a camera stare-down made for some painful moments. The moderators almost forgetting to introduce one candidate was more than...

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Read Live Updates From The ABC News GOP Debate

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 7:35 PM

Republican presidential hopefuls are gathering Saturday night for their last debate before the New Hampshire primary.

Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take part in the event. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina was excluded from the debate.

Read live updates on the debate...

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Read Live Updates From The MSNBC Democratic Debate

(17) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 8:16 PM


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are facing off in a presidential debate Thursday in Durham, New Hampshire.


The event, hosted by MSNBC, marks the first time the two have debated one-on-one. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley dropped out of the Democratic...

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Mitt Romney Stands Up For Carly Fiorina Over Exclusion From GOP Debate

(3) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 1:20 PM

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to Twitter Thursday to stand up for 2016 hopeful Carly Fiorina, urging ABC to include her in the next GOP debate.

Romney tweeted that the only woman in...

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Joe Biden Finally Has His Own Facebook Page

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 11:59 AM


Vice President Joe Biden is finally on Facebook.


Biden posted his first update on Thursday, writing on World Cancer Day about the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, the effort he's leading to help find a cure for cancer.



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Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 11:39 AM

Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Tuesday morning, predicting an early spring.

Phil's prediction came at about 7:25 a.m. and was met with cheers from a crowd of thousands who...

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Hillary Clinton 'Breathing A Big Sigh Of Relief' After Iowa Caucuses

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 11:21 PM

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was "breathing a big sigh of relief" after the Iowa caucuses on Monday.

"As I stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief -- thank you, Iowa...

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Ted Cruz Wins Iowa Republican Caucus

(9) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 9:00 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is the winner of the 2016 Iowa Republican caucus, according to NBC, ABC and Fox. 

Cruz was trailing businessman Donald Trump in a poll released by the Des Moines Register on Saturday....

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Read Live Updates On The 2016 Iowa Caucuses

(23) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 6:27 PM

Iowa residents on Monday are making the first picks of the 2016 presidential election in the Democratic and Republican caucuses. The caucuses ended at 10 p.m. EST.

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Hillary Clinton Is Declared The Winner Of The Iowa Democratic Caucus

(8) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 6:19 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Iowa Democratic caucuses by the Associated Press on Tuesday morning, narrowly defeating Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders...

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'The Daily Show' Breaks Down Each GOP 2016 Hopeful's 'Last Ditch Strategy To Win Over Iowa'

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 9:12 PM

Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" used its Twitter account once again to provide commentary as many of the Republican presidential hopefuls took part in a debate.

Recognizing the event was the GOP field's last gathering before the Iowa caucuses, "The Daily Show" released a series called "The...

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Listen To The Fox News GOP Debate Here

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 8:29 PM

Many of the Republican presidential hopefuls are gathering for their last debate before the Iowa caucuses on Monday.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are all participating in the Thursday night debate, which begins at 9 p.m. ET. Donald Trump, who was selected to take place in the debate, will not participate.

Listen to the debate above, and read the latest updates...

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Read Live Updates On The Last Big Event Before Iowa For The Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

(14) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 3:53 PM


The three Democratic presidential hopefuls are gathering for a town hall on Monday night, their last major event before next week's Iowa caucuses.


Read live updates on the town hall below:


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2015 Davos Annual Meeting: Live Updates From The World Economic Forum

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 4:36 PM

The 2015 World Economic Forum, also called the Davos Annual Meeting, comes to a close Saturday.

Leaders in business, technology, science and more have gathered in Switzerland since Wednesday to discuss a variety of global issues.

Below, live updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:


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바보들의 연대 : 사라 페일린과 트럼프가 손을 잡다

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 12:14 AM

전 알래스카 주지사이자 2008년 대선 공화당 부통령 후보였던 사라 페일린이 지난 1월 19일 아이오와에서 도널드 트럼프를 지지한다고 표명했다.


사라 페일린은 트럼프를 무대로 소개하며 "당신은 미국을 다시 위대하게 만들 준비가 되어있다"고 소개했다. 그리고는 지지자들에 트럼프가 "IS의 엉덩이를 걷어찰 것"이며, 미국을 위해 "사과하지도 않을 것"이라고 말했다.


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