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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against IRS By Conservative Groups

(509) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 2:58 PM

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service by True the Vote Inc. and other tea party groups, saying there's no ongoing controversy for the court to consider.

"Unless an actual, ongoing controversy exists in this case, this Court is without power to decide it," U.S. District...

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Obama: Canada Shooting 'Tragic'

(29) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 4:36 PM

President Barack Obama said the shootings that took place in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday were "tragic."

"We're all shaken by it," Obama told pool reporters in the Oval Office.

The WorldPost reported on the shootings:

Ottawa police confirmed shots were fired at two locations in close proximity to...
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Chrissy Teigen Just Made A Good Point About The Sad State Of Gun Violence In America

(223) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 1:49 PM

As a shooting unfolded near Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday, supermodel Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to make a good point about gun violence in the United States.

Teigen, who is known for her unapologetic, unfiltered tweets, noted active shooting situations seem...

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Andrew Cuomo's Book Sold A Whopping 945 Hardcovers In Its First Week On Shelves

(23) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 1:07 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released a new book this week, and it's struggling.

In addition to the poor reviews the 500-page political autobiography, All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life, has been getting on Amazon, the book isn't exactly...

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Chris Christie: 'I Don't Care If I'm Loved. I Want To Be Respected.'

(259) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 4:29 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) made tough remarks while speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington on Tuesday.

"I don't care if I'm loved. I want to be respected," Christie said, according to National Journal.

"It's time to start offending people," Christie added.

Christie...

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Obama Has Perfect Reaction To Woman's Jealous Boyfriend

(384) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:14 AM

President Barack Obama had no problems casting his ballot for the midterm elections on Monday, but he did run into another problem at the voting booth -- a jealous boyfriend.

According to CNN, Obama stood next to Aia Cooper as he voted in Chicago. While the...

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Meghan McCain Reveals Her One Big Regret

(79) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:27 PM

Meghan McCain, co-host of "TakePart Live" on Pivot and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), revealed her one big regret in an interview with Politico published Monday.

McCain said calling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) the "poor man's Sarah Palin," referring to the former Alaska...

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Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

(39) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 9:49 AM

Monica Lewinsky has joined Twitter.

Lewinsky posted her first tweet under the handle @MonicaLewinsky on Monday:

Vanity Fair, for which Lewinsky is a contributor, confirmed the news:

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Obama: 'I Think The Equal Protection Clause Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage' In All States

(1078) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 9:25 AM

President Barack Obama seems to have changed his tune on gay marriage, telling The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin he believes same-sex couples in all 50 states should be allowed to marry under the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

Obama first publicly backed gay marriage in...

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Rick Perry Supports Air Travel Ban For 'Countries That Have Been Hit Hardest' By Ebola

(252) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) weighed in on his state's response and prevention efforts for Ebola on Friday, saying he supports a travel ban from countries that have been hit hardest by the outbreak.

Perry's office confirmed to Politico Friday the governor had asked President Barack...

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State Senator Taunts Laid-Off Reporter: 'So, Do YOU Have Any Comments Now?'

(195) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 6:08 PM

Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) mocked a local journalist after that reporter was laid off from her job this week.

Cari Gervin and her colleagues at Knoxville's alt-weekly paper Metro Pulse were let go this week as part of a round of layoffs...

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Ted Cruz: Houston Mayor 'Should Be Ashamed' Over Subpoenas Sent To Pastors

(899) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 2:49 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Houston, Texas' openly gay Mayor Annise Parker after attorneys working for the city sent subpoenas to several pastors in the city, asking them to turn over "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO [the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance], the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality,...

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John Pistole Retiring As TSA Administrator

(7) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 10:51 AM

John Pistole, administrator of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, will retire, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Thursday.

Pistole's retirement will be effective Dec. 31. According to a press release from the TSA, Pistole is expected to work in academia beginning in...

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People's Opinions On Voter ID Laws Can Be Racialized Thanks To One Image, Study Shows

(171) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 3:55 PM

A new study reveals a disturbing truth about voter ID laws -- which require individuals to show identification before they are allowed to cast a vote -- as several states are reevaluating their voter ID requirements ahead of the midterm elections.

"Our findings suggest that public...

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2014 Election Issues: Whisper Users Reveal Their Secret Reasons For Going To The Ballot Box

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM

The 2014 elections are quickly approaching, and there's no one reason to head to the ballot box.

HuffPost Politics asked Whisper to reach out to its users, who value the app's anonymity, to find out which issues are motivating them to vote, but may not be something...

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Michelle Obama Channels Lil Jon With 'Turnip For What?' Vine

(51) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 8:49 AM

First Lady Michelle Obama channeled rapper Lil Jon in her latest push to promote healthy eating, taking his hit "Turn Down For What" and putting a green spin on it.

In a Vine posted by the White House Tuesday night, the first lady asks, "turnip, for...

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Hillary Clinton Cracks A Pot Joke

(11) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 2:58 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cracked a pot joke while campaigning with Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, where it's legal to smoke marijuana.

Clinton and Udall stopped in to Denver's refurbished Union Station for coffee Monday, where they were treated to some foam art in their drinks....

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Doug Butzier, U.S. Senate Candidate, Killed In Plane Crash

(31) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 12:58 PM

Dr. Doug Butzier, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa, died in a plane crash Monday night, the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald and KCRG report.

Butzier was a Libertarian candidate running against Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst. His wife confirmed to KCRG...

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Wendy Davis Stands By Controversial Ad, Calls GOP Rival A Hypocrite

(376) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 2:54 PM

Texas governor candidate Wendy Davis (D) stood by her controversial campaign ad attacking her opponent, calling Texas Lt. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) a hypocrite at a Monday event.

The ad, released Friday, attacks Abbott for opposing litigation on behalf of disabled victims. In 2002,...

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Hillary Clinton May Reveal Her 2016 Plans Even Sooner Than We Thought

(330) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:24 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn't yet announced any plans for the 2016 election, but the New York Times reports she may weigh in on a potential presidential run sooner than later.

In September, Clinton said she would decide whether or not to pursue a...

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