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

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Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Robert Lewis Dear Has Unsettling Past

(13) Comments | Posted November 27, 2015 | 10:55 PM

The man who police say killed three people and wounded nine others during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic has a checkered past that includes allegations of domestic violence and animal cruelty.

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was arrested Friday after an hourslong standoff...

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Obama To Speak After Meeting With National Security Team

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 10:52 AM

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement Wednesday morning.

The president will speak after meeting with his national security team.

This is developing... Check back for more...

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Trump May Not Have Suggested A Muslim Registry, But He Fully Supported One

(20) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 2:12 PM

Donald Trump, who is vying to be the next president, tweeted on Friday to say he had never suggested the U.S. should use a database to track Muslims.

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Obama Gets Personal About Why It Hurts To Watch His Girls Grow Up

(2) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 11:28 AM

President Barack Obama opened up about the pain he feels watching his daughters, Sasha and Malia, grow up and have "teenage moments."

"[T]hey love you, but what I think really affects you most is they just don’t have time for you," Obama told Bill Simmons for an interview...

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Bernie Sanders Joins Snapchat

(4) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 9:12 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has joined Snapchat.

The Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted about joining "this Snapshot thing" on Monday:

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Check Out The Scenes From The Second Dem Debate

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2015 | 8:32 PM

Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley met for the second debate of the primary season on Saturday.

The three gathered in Iowa for the event.

See the latest updates on the debate here.

See photos from the debate below:

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The Daily Show Takes A Closer Look At The GOP Candidates So You Don't Have To

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 9:23 PM

Republican presidential candidates gathered on Tuesday night for yet another GOP debate.

This was the fourth meeting of the GOP prospects, but just in case you haven't been following the race, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" is ready to help. The show's Twitter account shared some, uh, factoids about each candidate...

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Check Out Photos From The Fox Business GOP Debate

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 5:34 PM

Republican presidential hopefuls met in Milwaukee Tuesday for the latest round of debates.

Fox Business is hosting an undercard debate with the lowest-polling candidates along with a main debate later in the evening.

See photos from the event below:

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Obama Finally Has His Own Facebook Page

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 12:24 PM

President Barack Obama finally has his own Facebook page.

Obama posted a message and video to the page encouraging people to speak out about climate change. The message comes ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Paris later this month.


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Hillary Clinton Says Infamous Mass Murderers Keep Her On The Fence About The Death Penalty

(3) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 9:33 PM

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton defended her support for the death penalty by citing several infamous mass murders...

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Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton Has 'Misstated' My Comments On Gun Control, Shouting

(3) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 8:12 PM

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Friday said his rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had "misstated"...

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Politicians React To Obama's Rejection Of Keystone Pipeline

(6) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 11:15 AM

President Barack Obama announced the rejection of the Keystone pipeline on Friday.

"The Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States," Obama said in an announcement from the White House.

Below, politicians' reactions to Obama's announcement:


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Obama To Deliver A Statement

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 10:51 AM

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement at 11:45 a.m. ET.

Obama will speak from the Roosevelt room in the White House. He'll be accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Obama: George H.W. Bush 'Was One Of The More Underrated Presidents' We've Had

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 3:16 PM

President Barack Obama said President George H.W. Bush "was one of the more underrated presidents" the U.S. has had in modern history.

“He had principles, but he also had common sense," Obama told Fox News. "And when you look at both how he managed foreign policy and...

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George W. Bush Wishes His Wife Laura A Happy (Late) Birthday In The Sweetest Way

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 2:55 PM

Former President George W. Bush wished his wife Laura a happy birthday -- albeit a bit late.

In a Thursday Facebook post, Bush thanked his wife for "standing by me all these years," even in his more forgetful moments:

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George W. Bush Responds To Father's Criticism By Sticking Up For Dick Cheney

(19) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Former President George W. Bush responded to criticism from his father, former President George H.W. Bush, by sticking up for former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Bush 43 said Cheney did a "superb job" as vice president and also stood up for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in...

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Disgraced Former Michigan State Reps Fail To Win Back Seats

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 4:08 PM

Former Michigan state Reps. Cindy Gamrat (R) and Todd Courser (R) aren't getting back their former seats after losing in a Republican primary election on Tuesday.

Republicans Mary Whiteford and Gary Howell were poised to instead advance to the general election in Michigan.


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Matt Bevin Wins 2015 Kentucky Governor Race

(35) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 2:53 PM

Republican Matt Bevin has won the election for Kentucky governor, the Associated Press reports.

Bluegrass State voters took to the polls on Tuesday to elect Bevin, who will replace outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear (D). He defeated Democrat Jack Conway and Independent candidate Drew Curtis.

Bevin, only...

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Hillary Clinton Had To Have Someone Teach Her How To Type A Smiley Face

(6) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 5:07 PM

While serving as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton needed a little help.

With emojis.

An email released Friday shows how Clinton had to ask how to "get smiley faces" on her Blackberry. Thankfully, Philippe Reines, a senior adviser to Clinton, was able to help.

Also on...

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