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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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Donald Trump Slams Lawyer Who Claimed He Called Her 'Disgusting' Over Breast Milk

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 5:21 PM

Former television personality Donald Trump lashed out at Elizabeth Beck, a lawyer who claims he called her "disgusting" for asking to leave a deposition to pump breast milk, calling her a "vicious, horrible person."

"She wanted to breast pump in front of me and I may have said that's disgusting,...

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Watch The Body Cam Video That Led To An Officer Being Charged With The Murder Of Sam DuBose

(9) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Officer Ray Tensing's body camera captured the moment he shot and killed 43-year-old Samuel DuBose during a traffic...

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Madeleine Albright Congratulates Jen Welter On Becoming First Female NFL Coach

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 2:00 PM

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright congratulated Jen Welter on becoming the first female NFL coach in a tweet on Wednesday.

Albright, the first female to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, pointed out her common bond with Welter:

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Bernie Sanders: GOP Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood 'An Attack On Women's Health'

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 11:38 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasted Senate Republicans Wednesday for working to defund Planned Parenthood, calling it "an attack on women's health."

“The current attempt to discredit Planned Parenthood is part of a long-term smear campaign by people who want to deny women in this country the right to control their...

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Donald Trump's Lawyer Apologizes For 'Inarticulate Comment' About Spousal Rape

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 11:43 AM

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's lawyer who defended the business mogul against rape allegations by telling The Daily Beast "you can't rape your spouse," issued an apology on Tuesday.

"As an attorney, husband and father there are many injustices that offend me but nothing more than charges of rape or racism," 

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Obama's Not The First Politician To Bust A Move On The Dance Floor

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 10:56 AM

President Barack Obama made headlines over the weekend after he busted a move during a dinner at Nairobi's State House in Kenya.

Obama did a traditional dance called the Lipala as the Kenyan band Sauti Sol played for the crowd.

But Obama's no stranger to the dance floor, and he's certainly...

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Obama Reunites With Half-Sister In Kenya

(18) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 4:21 PM


President Barack Obama was greeted in Nairobi, Kenya, by his half-sister Auma Obama.




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Louisiana State Rep. Calls For Stricter Gun Control Laws After Theater Shooting

(11) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 12:05 PM

Louisiana state Rep. Terry Landry Sr. (D) called for more gun control at a press conference Friday after the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater.

A shooter identified by police as 59-year-old John Russel Houser opened fire in a movie theater Thursday night, killing two people and himself.

"It's...

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Obama Discusses The 'Greatest Frustration' Of His Presidency

(28) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 5:45 PM

President Barack Obama opened up about the "greatest frustration" of his time in the White House, telling the BBC he'd like to do more to pass common-sense gun safety laws. 

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Donald Trump Threatens To Run As A Third Party Candidate

(7) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:08 AM

Business mogul Donald Trump told The Hill he could run for president as a third-party candidate if he's not treated better by the Republican National Committee during the primary season.

“The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,”...

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Tom Cotton: John Kerry 'Acted Like Pontius Pilate' During Iran Nuclear Talks

(29) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 8:34 AM

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) slammed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, comparing him to Pontius Pilate,...

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Scott Walker Issues Executive Order Allowing National Guard Members To Carry Weapons

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 10:13 AM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) issued an executive order Tuesday allowing National Guard members in his state to carry a weapon while on duty.

The executive order follows a shooting at a Naval and Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that left four Marines and a Navy sailor dead.

“Safety...

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Sen. Bill Nelson Is Now Cancer-Free

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 3:17 PM

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) announced Monday he is cancer-free after having prostate surgery one week ago.

“Our prayers have been answered,” Nelson’s wife, Grace, said in a statement.  “The pathology report confirms Bill is completely free of cancer.

“We're humbled and grateful for all your prayers and well wishes,” Grace...

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John McCain Responds To Comments He's Not A War Hero Because He Was Captured

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 8:26 AM

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded to criticism of his time as a prisoner of war, saying business mogul Donald...

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Donald Trump 'Has Never Been A Fan' Of The Huffington Post

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 4:57 PM

Business mogul Donald Trump responded Friday to The Huffington Post's announcement that coverage of his presidential "campaign" will be part of our Entertainment section by saying he's "never been a fan" of the site.

In a statement Friday, Trump said he is "number one in the unimportant Huffington Post poll,"...

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John Kerry: 'Not One Meeting' Took Place Where We Didn't Discuss American Captives In Iran

(2) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 8:31 AM

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry revealed "not one meeting" over the Iran nuclear deal took place where...

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Obama: Deaths Of Marines In Chattanooga Shooting 'Heartbreaking'

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 5:23 PM

President Barack Obama spoke on the Chattanooga shooting Thursday, expressing his deepest condolences to the families of the four Marines that died.

"It is a heartbreaking circumstance for these individuals who have served our country with great valor to be killed in this fashion, and although the families are still...

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Jill Biden Joins Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 11:55 AM

Dr. Jill Biden joined Instagram Thursday, sharing photos under the handle @DrBiden.

Biden joined the social network ahead of a week-long visit to the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Japan, where she'll meet with students, women entrepreneurs and military families. She'll also be taking part in an event in...

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This Image From Outside Obama's Hotel Shows The Confederate Flag Debate Isn't Over

(28) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 8:49 AM


The Confederate flag may have recently been removed from South Carolina and Alabama's Capitol grounds and pulled from the shelves of National Park Service gift shops, but it's not gone for good.


The image above shows a group of protesters flying Confederate flags outside the Oklahoma City...

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Obama Scolds Major Garrett For 'Nonsense' Question

(12) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 2:11 PM

President Barack Obama publicly scolded CBS News' Major Garrett during a gathering of the press corps at the White...

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