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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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Sarah Palin Slams ESPN For Suspending Curt Schilling Over Anti-Muslim Tweet

(4) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 9:25 AM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) slammed ESPN for suspending former Major League pitcher and current commentator Curt Schilling over an offensive tweet about Muslims.

In a Thursday Facebook post, Palin called ESPN "a journalistic embarrassment."

"By picking and choosing who they'll tolerate and who they'll try to destroy, ESPN...

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Obama Recovers From Gaffe By Singing 'Movin' On Up'

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 8:42 AM

President Barack Obama committed a pretty big gaffe while walking around New Orleans on Thursday.

Obama, who was...

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George W. Bush Gets In On The Action At An SMU Football Practice

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM

Former President George W. Bush stopped by football practice at Southern Methodist University in Dallas earlier this week,...

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Obama On Virginia Shooting: 'It Breaks My Heart'

(7) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 5:49 PM

President Barack Obama expressed his sadness Wednesday over the shooting of two television journalists during a live broadcast.

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'Cocaine Congressman' Trey Radel Is Trying His Hand At Music Now, Apparently

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 5:03 PM

Former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) is trying his hand at music.

The former lawmaker tweeted a link to a song called "Muddy Waters Remix" on his SoundCloud page Wednesday:

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Facebook Celebrates Women's Equality Day

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 3:49 PM

Facebook helped its American users celebrate Women's Equality Day on Wednesday with a special post at the top...

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Politicians React To Killing Of Virginia Journalists

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Politicians expressed their grief and sent prayers to the friends and family of two television journalists who were shot and killed Wednesday morning. 

Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, died after being shot during a live broadcast.

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9 Things You Can Teach Your Kids About The Presidential Election Process

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 9:52 AM

In November 2016, a new president will be elected to serve a four-year term, so now is an ideal time to start teaching kids about the presidential election process.

Even though they may not be quite old enough to vote, kids can still benefit from learning about elections and how they can take...

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Bernie Sanders Will Introduce Legislation To End Private Prisons

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he'll introduce legislation aimed at ending private prisons when Congress is back in sessions.

Sanders, who is running in the Democratic presidential primary, made the announcement at a campaign rally on Tuesday.

"When Congress reconvenes in September, I will be introducing legislation which takes corporations...

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Happy 69th Birthday, Bill Clinton

(3) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Former President Bill Clinton celebrates his 69th birthday on Aug. 19.

Clinton's daughter Chelsea wished him a happy birthday on Twitter:

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Obama Will Travel To New Orleans To Commemorate Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 12:21 PM

President Barack Obama will travel to New Orleans on Aug. 27 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Obama will meet with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and residents throughout neighborhoods that were effected by the storm. Obama will also deliver remarks during his trip, according to the White House.

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Watch Marco Rubio Hit A Kid In The Head With A Football

(12) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 12:05 PM

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio could really work on his passing game.

The senator held a "family picnic" in Iowa on Monday, where he tossed around a football with some friends, family and supporters. One young lad taking part got nailed in the head by a football thrown by none other than the...

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Scott Walker To Protester: 'I Am Not Intimidated By You'

(22) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 11:04 AM

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker confronted a protester at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, standing tall against...

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Jenna Bush Hager Named Her New Baby Girl After George H.W. Bush

(10) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 9:04 AM

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush and a correspondent for NBC's "Today" show, welcomed a baby girl this week.

Hager named her newest daughter after her grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, whom she affectionately refers to as "Poppy." Born Aug. 13, Poppy Louise Hager is the second...

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John Boehner Is A Grandfather Now

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 3:02 PM

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is a grandfather!

The GOP leader tweeted out the good news on Thursday:

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Here's More Proof You Can't Tell Who's Going To Be President This Early In The Race

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 9:50 AM

2012 Republican presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann holds up a copy of the local paper with her picture on the front as she speaks at the Black Hawk County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner August 14, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa. The visit came on the heels...

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Kirsten Gillibrand Hits Carly Fiorina For Opposition To Paid Leave

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 9:05 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) criticized GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina for her stance on paid leave.

On Sunday, Fiorina said she would oppose a government requirement to give private sector workers paid leave.

"I don't think it's the role of government to dictate to the private sector how to...

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Bristol Palin Shows Off Baby Bump

(40) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 3:46 PM

Bristol Palin, former reality television star and daughter of 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R), showed off her growing baby bump in an Instagram post earlier this week.

Palin posted the photo with the hashtag "#5months": 

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셀카의 여왕 킴 카다시안이 힐러리와 사진을 찍다!

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 2:20 PM

킴 카다시안이 셀카의 여왕이라는 것은 온 우주가 아는 사실이다. 지난 7일 목요일(현지시간) 그녀가 큰 건(?)을 터트렸다.

미국 민주당 유력 대선주자인 힐러리 클린턴 전 국무장관과 셀카를 찍은 것이다. 좀 오싹하지만 배경으로는 킴의 남편이자 유명 래퍼 카니예 웨스트도 보인다.

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Kim Kardashian And Hillary Clinton Take The Ultimate Selfie

(17) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 11:45 PM

Kim Kardashian is the queen of selfies, and on Thursday night she finally nabbed the big one.

Kardashian posted a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as her husband, Kanye West, creeped in the background:

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