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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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Jim Webb Announces He's Running For President In 2016

(355) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 2:16 PM

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) announced Thursday he's running for president in 2016.

In an email to supporters, Webb said he understands the odds of a presidential run, citing the billions of dollars that go toward candidates each year.

"We need to shake the hold of these shadow...

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Scott Walker To Announce Presidential Campaign July 13

(260) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 10:05 AM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will announce his campaign for president on July 13, Politico reported Thursday.

Aides to Walker told the AP the governor will file the necessary paperwork for a 2016 run on Thursday, and hold an official kickoff later in the month in...

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Celebrate Independence Day With The Best Military Photos From The Last Month

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

While you're sitting back and enjoying barbecue and fireworks, take some time to check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of June 2015.

The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy,...

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You Can Finally Take As Many Photos As You Want While On A White House Tour

(3) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 8:34 AM

Cameras are no longer banned on White House tours.

First lady Michelle Obama announced an end to the ban on Instagram Wednesday:

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Obama On Rainbow White House: 'That Was Pretty Cool'

(567) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 1:25 PM

President Barack Obama commented on the rainbow lights that shined on the White House Friday after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, saying there were "pretty cool."

During a press conference with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Obama revealed he was unable to view...

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Chris Christie Announces He's Running For President In 2016

(957) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 10:49 AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced he's running for president in 2016.

Christie told supporters of his plans in a phone call Tuesday morning, according to NBC and the AP.

Christie made a public announcement Tuesday afternoon at Livingston High School, his alma...

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NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump Over Derogatory Immigrant Comments

(1394) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 2:14 PM

NBC has cut ties with business mogul Donald Trump, whose show "The Apprentice" has aired on the network since 2004, over Trump's recent derogatory statements about immigrants.

According to a statement, the network is "ending its business relationship" with Trump, noting the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants and...

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You Absolutely Have To Watch And Read Obama's Full Eulogy For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

(141) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 5:04 PM

President Barack Obama gave an impassioned eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, discussing racism and the Confederate flag and leading the crowd in a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace."

Obama said it wouldn't be fair to Pinckney's legacy "to go back...

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Obama Gives Impassioned Eulogy At Clementa Pinckney's Funeral With Comments On Confederate Flag, Racism

(716) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 3:28 PM

President Barack Obama delivered a stirring eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a South Carolina state senator and pastor who was one of nine people shot and killed at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week.

"The Bible calls us to...

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The End Of The Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Opinion Is The Ultimate Mic Drop

(60) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:45 PM

The Supreme Court made history Friday when it ruled that gay marriage is legal nationwide.

The court's opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, is full of emotional language that serves as a reminder that the fight for same-sex marriage is a fight for equality. But the...

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Read The Supreme Court's Decision On Gay Marriage Here

(5) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:15 PM

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide on Friday in a historic 5-4 decision.

The justices found that, under the 14th Amendment, states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that have been legally performed in other states.

Read the Supreme Court's full decision...

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Scott Walker Is Still Looking For Ways To Ban Gay Marriage

(500) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) condemned the Supreme Court for legalizing gay marriage on Friday, calling their ruling for Obergefell v. Hodges "a grave mistake."

Walker doubled down on his stance that the legality of same-sex marriage should be up to the states, and...

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Here Are A Few Of The Things The LGBT Community Is Still Fighting For

(130) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:15 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court made history Friday by ruling same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.

The decision was a huge win for gay marriage advocates, but it doesn't mean the fight for LGBT rights is close to being over. The LGBT community will still be fighting legal battles...

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Bristol Palin Announces She's Pregnant

(2614) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 5:37 PM

Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), announced in a blog post Thursday that she is pregnant.

Palin wrote that she shared the news "sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about." Palin wrote that the...

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Obama Calls Supreme Court Health Care Ruling A 'Victory': 'The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay'

(120) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 11:38 AM

President Barack Obama reacted to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act Thursday, calling it a "victory" for hardworking Americans.

"As the dust has settled, there can be no doubt that this law is working. It has changed, and in some cases, saved, American lives," Obama...

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Bobby Jindal Says He's Running For President In 2016

(96) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Wednesday he's running for president in 2016.

Jindal made the announcement on his website with a series of videos, in which he and his wife discuss the decision to run with their kids.

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South Carolina Lawmaker: Charleston Shooting Victims 'Waited Their Turn To Be Shot'

(1331) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 9:09 AM

South Carolina state Rep. Bill Chumley (R) told CNN he thinks the nine victims of a shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, "waited their turn to be shot."

Chumley was defending the use of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina capitol grounds when...

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미국 사우스 캐롤라이나 주지사, ‘남부연방' 깃발 퇴출 주장

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 2:26 AM

미국 사우스 캐롤라이나 주지사 니키 헤일리(공화당)가 주도에서 남부연방 깃발을 없애자고 주장했다.

“그 깃발은 우리 과거에서 뺄 수 없는 부분이지만, 우리 위대한 주의 미래를 대표하지는 않습니다.” 헤일리는 지난 6월 22일, 이렇게 말했다.

이 깃발은 미국 남북전쟁 당시 노예제도를 지지한 남부연합 정부가 사용했었다.

confederate flag 사우스캐롤라이나 주 의회 의사당에...

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Obama Will Deliver The Eulogy At Clementa Pinckney's Funeral

(161) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 3:58 PM

President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at Rev. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.

According to a White House official, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Charleston on Friday for the services.

Pinckney was among the nine people who were shot and killed during a prayer service...

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Republicans Return Donations From White Supremacist Earl Holt

(112) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 3:24 PM

Several Republicans are returning political donations given to them by Earl Holt, leader of a group that allegedly inspired the man charged with killing nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) is returning $1,000 in donations, according to...

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