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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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Here's Chris Christie Falling Out Of A Chair

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 12:00 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) fell out of a chair once, and unluckily for him, it was caught on video.

Christie took a tumble in June 2014 during an interview with SportsRadio 94WIP. The radio station released a video of the fall on Friday.

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John Dingell Says What A Lot Of People Were Really Thinking About Mitt Romney

(38) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), whose Twitter game is on point, said what many people were really thinking about former presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a tweet on Friday.

Romney announced he will not run for president in 2016 in a conference call with...

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Texas Muslim Capitol Day Tainted By Anti-Islam Protesters, Lawmaker

(393) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 12:42 PM

At least one state lawmaker and a slew of protesters made their opposition to Texas Muslim Capitol Day known on Thursday.

The event, organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, "is an opportunity for community members to learn about the democratic political process and how to...

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John McCain Slams Anti-Henry Kissinger Protester As 'Low-Life Scum'

(423) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 11:59 AM

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called out a protester rallying against former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at an Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, calling him "low-life scum."

"Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!" the protesters chanted while holding up signs.

As the chanting went on, McCain could be heard...

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Sarah Palin Hits Bill O'Reilly For Saying She And Donald Trump Would Make GOP 2016 Race A 'Reality Show'

(772) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:50 AM

Former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took a hit at Fox News host Bill O'Reilly for suggesting conservatives like herself and billionaire Donald Trump would turn the 2016 Republican primary into a "reality show."

Palin argued there needs to be "unity" among conservatives in order...

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Bill De Blasio Stages Dramatic Reading Of An Onion Article About The 'Furious Hoarfrost' Of 2015

(40) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:43 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio found humor in The Onion's take on his warnings about the blizzard of 2015, which was predicted to dump historic amounts of snow on the Big Apple.

De Blasio did a dramatic reading of The Onion piece, titled "NYC...

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Man Flying Drone That Landed On White House Grounds Had Been Drinking: Report

(46) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 1:51 PM

The man who accidentally crashed a "quad copter" drone on the White House grounds earlier this week had been drinking before the incident, the New York Times reports.

The man told Secret Service investigators he had been drinking at an apartment nearby before he flew the drone and...

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Obama Remembers Liberation Of Auschwitz-Birkenau On 70th Anniversary

(11) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:54 AM

President Barack Obama released a statement Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, citing the recent attacks in Paris as "a painful reminder of our obligation to condemn and combat rising anti-Semitism in all its forms, including the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust."

Survivors...

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Dropkick Murphys To Scott Walker: 'We Literally Hate You'

(186) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 2:52 PM

Punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is not happy with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

In fact, the band tweeted its members "literally hate" Walker, who used the band's song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" as intro music ahead of his speech at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit.

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Terry Branstad Collapses During Tour Of DuPont Pioneer Facility

(1) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) collapsed Monday while touring a facility at DuPont Pioneer in Johnson, Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Des Moines Register's Donnelle Eller tweeted about the incident Monday:

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Joe Biden Surprised Ellen DeGeneres On Her Birthday And It Was Delightful

(42) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 12:09 PM

Vice President Joe Biden surprised talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on her birthday, giving her a bathrobe with the White House Seal on it.

"A gift to Ellen from Joe, so you’re comfortable," Biden said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Biden appeared on the show to talk about...

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Fadi Chehade Explains The 'Powerful' Innovations Surrounding Domain Names Today

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 3:31 PM

Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, explained how we "went from twenty-something" top domain names to hundreds thanks to one simple change.

"The reality is, the more there are names, the less people will actually be hogging names in order to charge a lot for them," Chehade told HuffPost Live at...

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Eugene Kaspersky: Cybersecurity Criminals 'Are Getting More And More Professional'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 3:24 PM

Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the Kaspersky Lab, said there's both good and bad news about cybersecurity.

The good news is that leaders are starting to understand the issues with cybersecurity a bit more. The bad news is that cybersecurity issues do still exist and can cause major damage.

"It's not...

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Steve Davis On Why It's Problematic Many Are 'Following The Ball' On Ebola News

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 12:56 PM

PATH President and CEO Steve Davis stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to share how he and others are working to help the fight against the Ebola virus.

Davis said PATH is working on two cool things: creating a chlorinator to help chlorinate water to scale, and running...

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Andrew McAfee: 'We Are In The Early Stages Of An Era Of Unbelievable Technological Progress'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 12:50 PM

Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management stopped by HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday, where he spoke about the book he wrote with his colleague Erik Brynjolfsson called The Second Machine Age.

"We are in the early stages of an era of unbelievable technological progress, really that...

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Ron Bruder: 'There's A Social And Structural Barrier' Toward Women

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 10:30 AM

Education for Employment's president and CEO Jamie McAuliffe, along with founder and chair Ron Bruder, sat down with HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday where they discussed youth unemployment.

Bruder said EFE particularly aims to help women.

"We strive to have the majority of our graduates female," he said said.

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Microsoft's Brad Smith: U.S. Laws On Technology Are Outdated

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 10:29 AM

Microsoft's Brad Smith joined HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to discuss the importance of online security and privacy.

"2015 needs to be a year for new solutions, and that's what we're proposing. We do need new laws in the United States and in Europe," Smith said. "We're...

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Author Greg McKeown: 'Success Can Become A Catalyst For Failure'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:51 AM

Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, told HuffPost Live his book grew out of working with people who are really successful.

"Success can become a catalyst for failure," he said at Davos on Saturday.

McKeown said he's met leaders at Davos who have experience...

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TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque: Having Female Role Models Is 'An Important Thing'

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:04 AM

As an engineer, Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit, said she's always worked primarily around men.

"For me, it's never something I've focused on but it definitely is there and is an issue," Busque told HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday.

Busque said she regularly thinks about...

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What One CEO 'Obsessed' With Volunteering Did To Maximize Her Impact

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:02 AM

Rachael Chong, founder and CEO of Catchafire, explained how she left the world of investment banking -- a job she said she actually enjoyed -- to become an entrepreneur.

"While I was banking I still wanted to be able to give back and at the time the only opportunity was,...

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