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She Goes To Get Her Driver's License And Learns A Life-Changing Secret

(203) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 3:39 PM

A new web series looks at what life is like for an undocumented teenager in America.

"Annie Undocumented" is the story of a teenage girl, played by Nikki SooHoo and based on the real-life experiences of writer Elaine Low, who goes to get her driver's license and discovers...

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Radio Host Ray Richardson: Dems 'Have Sought To Enslave The Poor To The New Plantation'

(24) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 11:51 AM

Radio host Ray Richardson is being criticized for a recent column he wrote that said Democrats "have sought to enslave the poor to the new plantation, our social welfare system," according to a Bangor Daily News column.

The column, published Sept. 11 in The...

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Obama: 'We Welcome The Result' Of The Scottish Referendum

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 10:03 AM

President Barack Obama weighed in on the Scottish independence vote, praising the people of Scotland for voting to remain part of the United Kingdom.

Obama congratulated the Scots for their "exercise of democracy" in a Friday statement:

We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and...
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Bill Clinton's First Email Was Out Of This World

(17) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 2:58 PM

Former President Bill Clinton's first email was out of this world -- literally.

In his latest #tbt post, Clinton reminisced about the first time he sent an email. The recipient of Clinton's message was astronaut John Glenn, who read the email while in space:

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We Don't Know If The Internet Can Handle This Much Girl Power In One Photo

(15) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 12:58 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted a photo Thursday containing so much girl power it could "break the Internet."

Pelosi was joined in a super-selfie by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Center for American Progress President...

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Obama Tweets Message Against Scottish Independence Ahead Of Vote

(339) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 4:20 PM

President Barack Obama reiterated his stance against Scottish independence with a tweet on Wednesday.

Obama said he hopes the UK remains "strong, robust and united." The Scottish independence vote takes place Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Wisconsin Republican Drops Out Of State Assembly Race Over 'F*gs,' 'N***ers' Remarks

(1054) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 3:23 PM

A 19-year-old Wisconsin Republican running for state assembly dropped out of his race after admitting to using offensive language on social media.

On Sept. 11, Jacob Dorsey apologized for a "hurtful" tweet that said, “f*gs need 2 leave my favorite state alone.” He dropped out of the race...

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White House Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of National Recovery Month

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 1:57 PM

The White House Drug Policy Office is hosting an event Wednesday to honor the 25th Anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

A panel at the event includes Mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Tim Willson; NFL Hall of Fame member Cris Carter; former Washington Post reporter...

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This 81-Year-Old Senator Is More In Shape Than Most Of Us

(35) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 10:26 AM

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is 81 years old. I repeat: 81.

So understandably, people were impressed when he woke up and ran 6.21 miles from his home in Washington, D.C., to the Capitol in honor of both his birthday and Constitution Day.

Grassley tweeted about...

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サラ・ペイリン氏、イスラム国に及び腰なオバマ大統領を痛烈批判

(3) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 3:51 AM

ペイリン氏、今度は過激派組織「イスラム国」を独裁者ヒトラーに例えて批判、さらにオバマ大統領がイスラム国による脅威を真剣に考えていないとして、2008年の大統領選でマケイン氏を勝たせられなかったここについて「大いなる謝罪」をしないといけないとインタビューで述べた。

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Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim

(992) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 9:42 AM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a pretty simple response to to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) claim that a proposed constitutional amendment intended to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision could put "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels in jail.

Here's Pelosi on

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After Saying Women On Medicaid Should Be Sterilized, Russell Pearce Resigns From Arizona GOP

(1578) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 9:53 AM

Former Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce resigned as Arizona Republican Party's first vice chair late Sunday after receiving criticism over recent comments he made about women on Medicaid.

Pearce made the controversial comments on his weekly radio show.

"You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing...

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Mark Sanford Ends Engagement With Maria Belen Chapur, Addresses Ex-Wife's Complaint

(444) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) penned a lengthy Facebook post on Friday criticizing new accusations from his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, and announcing he's ending his engagement with Maria Belen Chapur.

Mark Sanford's Facebook post comes over a week after Jenny Sanford demanded her ex-husband undergo...

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Rep. Steve Southerland Wonders If His Female Opponent Has 'Ever Been To A Lingerie Shower'

(78) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 3:16 PM

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) was criticized last week for hosting a male-only fundraiser in March, with his opponent Gwen Graham's campaign calling the event "offensive."

But Southerland laughed off the criticism to the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, comparing the event to a "lingerie party."

"I...

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Sarah Palin: 'I Owe America A Global Apology'

(4043) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she owes America a "global apology" for the 2008 GOP presidential ticket's loss to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

During an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Palin spoke about Obama's long-term strategy for defeating the Islamic State --...

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Little Girl Understandably Bummed Obama Is Not Beyoncé

(55) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 9:37 AM

While hanging out with President Barack Obama may seem like a big deal, it definitely would not be as cool as hanging out with Beyoncé.

At least that's what Madison, a sixth grader from Washington, D.C., told the president while she worked next to him during a Sept. 11 community...

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Obama Authorizes Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

(620) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 9:03 PM

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night, setting out a long-term strategy for defeating the Islamic State -- the militant group formerly known as ISIS or ISIL -- that includes authorizing U.S. airstrikes against the group in Syria.

"We will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists....

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Allen West Believes In The Right To Bear Arms & The Right To Bare Arms (To Show Off His Tattoo)

(72) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is so dedicated to his belief in the right to bear arms, he put it on his bare arm. (Sorry.)

West tattooed the phrase "molon labe," meaning "come and take" or "come and get them," on his right forearm. The phrase is popular...

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George W. Bush Gives Bill Clinton Advice On Being A Grandfather

(73) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:33 PM

Former President George W. Bush had some advice for former President Bill Clinton on becoming a grandfather.

The two appeared together Monday to announce the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the Clinton, Bush, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential centers. (Read more about the...

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Rick Perry's Legal Team Files Motion To Quash And Dismiss Indictment

(170) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:07 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legal team filed a motion Monday to quash and dismiss his indictment.

Perry was indicted in August for allegedly abusing the powers of his office. He called the indictment an "abuse of power," insisting he'd fight the charges.

The

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