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Mitt Romney: 'Circumstances Can Change,' But I'm Still Probably Not Running In 2016

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 9:36 AM

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has insisted he won't be pursuing a White House run in 2016, but in an interview Tuesday, he did admit "circumstances can change."

Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Romney if he would run if he knew he was the only...

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Joe Biden Congratulates 'Fellow Veep' Julia Louis-Dreyfus On Emmy Win

(6) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Vice President Joe Biden congratulated his "fellow veep" Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recognizing her Emmy win in a tweet on Tuesday.

On Monday, Dreyfus took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the third year in a row for her portrayal of Vice...

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Here's One Sarah Palin Move We Can All Get Behind

(90) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:42 PM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) shared news of "a new addition" to her family on her Facebook page Monday, sharing photos of her newest dog, Jill Hadassah.

Palin said the dog was trained by a friend involved with the Puppy Jake Foundation, which prepares dogs...

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Michael Brown Funeral Filled With Cries For Justice

(535) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 2:27 PM

ST. LOUIS -- A massive crowd gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on this brilliantly sunny day to grieve an 18-year-old they called "Mike Mike," whose death at the hands of a police officer has sparked huge protests in the small city of Ferguson over the past two...

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Harry Reid Apologizes, Says 'Wong' Comments Were In 'Poor Taste'

(156) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 1:22 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apologized Friday for controversial comments he made at a luncheon with the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas.

Reid said he was having a problem "keeping my Wongs straight" after introducing someone at the luncheon. (See a video of Reid's remarks...

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'Support Officer Darren Wilson' GoFundMe Raises Over $137,000 For Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

(1833) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 2:08 PM

A GoFundMe page set up to support Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised over $137,000 and counting since it was created on Aug. 17.

Wilson was identified during an Aug. 15 press conference...

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White House Knew Of Islamic State's Threat To Execute James Foley

(17) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 9:35 AM

The White House knew of threats by the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS, to kill journalist James Foley, ABC and the AP report.

A YouTube video released Tuesday entitled "A Message to #America (from the #IslamicState)" purportedly shows Foley's execution. Foley went...

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Rick Perry Turns Himself In

(544) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 6:11 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) turned himself in to authorities Tuesday on counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

Perry was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating...

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Eric Holder: To Begin Healing, We Must See An End To 'Acts Of Violence' In Ferguson

(7) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 5:36 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder penned an op-ed to the people of Ferguson, promising the "full resources of the Department of Justice" to investigate the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by a police officer earlier this month.

The op-ed, published Tuesday in the

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KKK Leader Calls KKK Fundraiser For Darren Wilson 'A Scam'

(85) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 12:22 PM

A Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is working to raise money for Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. But another prominent member of the KKK is skeptical of the effort,...

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Man Charged After Allegedly Threatening Scott Walker's Son

(10) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:25 AM

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, resident is facing charges after allegedly threatening Gov. Scott Walker's son Matthew on Twitter and Facebook, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and WITI report.

Robert C. Peffer, 31, admitted to sending threatening messages to Matthew Walker using the Twitter handle @RepublicPrince2. The Journal-Sentinel...

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New Video Shows Aftermath Of Michael Brown Shooting

(124) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 9:23 AM

A new video shot by Ferguson resident Piaget Crenshaw shows the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.

"God bless his soul, the police shot this boy outside my apartment," Crenshaw can be heard saying in the video, which was shown on CNN's "New Day" on Monday.

Brown, an...

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People On Both Sides Of The Aisle Are Skeptical About Rick Perry's Indictment

(97) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 5:02 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) responded to the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), expressing skepticism over accusations that Perry abused the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

Bush shared his thoughts in a...

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Wendy Davis 'Troubled' By Rick Perry Indictment, But Doesn't Call For Governor's Resignation

(68) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is campaigning to be the Lone Star State's next governor, said she's "troubled" by current Texas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment.

“These allegations are troubling and I have confidence in our justice system to do its job," Davis said in...

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Joni Ernst: I Was Sexually Harassed In The Military

(132) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 12:51 PM

GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst revealed she was sexually harassed during her time in the military, opening up about the issue in an interview with Time.

“I had comments, passes, things like that,” Ernst, a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, said. “These were some things where...

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Ted Cruz: 'I Am Proud To Stand With Rick Perry'

(498) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 9:45 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) showed his support for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Saturday, hours after Perry was indicted for allegedly abusing the powers of his office.

"Rick Perry is a friend, he's a man of integrity – I am proud to stand with Rick Perry," Cruz...

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'Beyond Outraged' Family Of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys Release Statement

(2149) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 2:15 PM

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last week, released a statement Friday.

The statement, from both the family and their lawyers, was tweeted out by attorney Ben Crump after police announced

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Jay Nixon: 'Nothing Should Deter Figuring Out How And Why Michael Brown Was Killed'

(72) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spoke to the media about the situation in Ferguson shortly after the Ferguson Police Department revealed the name of the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday morning Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of...

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Read The Documents Released By The Ferguson Police About The Michael Brown Shooting

(34) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 11:43 AM

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson held a press conference early Friday morning, revealing Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and releasing documents related to the incident.

The report Jackson distributed identifies Brown as the primary suspect in a "strong-armed robbery"...

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Obama: 'We Broke The ISIL Seige Of Mt. Sinjar' In Iraq

(72) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 1:01 PM

President Barack Obama gave a statement Thursday from Martha's Vineyard, where he's on vacation, addressing the U.S. military's efforts to help Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar in Iraq.

On Wednesday, a small group of special forces flew into Mount Sinjar to assess the military situation and...

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