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Accused White House Fence Jumper Declared Incompetent, Dragged From Court

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A man charged with jumping the White House fence last week was dragged screaming from ...

U.S. Soldiers Quarantined In Italy After Returning From Aiding Ebola Patients

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

American troops returning after aiding Ebola patients in Liberia have been isolated in Italy, CBS News and CNN reported Monday. A Pentagon spokespers...

White House Presses States To End Ebola Quarantine: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is pressuring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to reverse the mandatory quarantine for a...

Scott Orders Mandatory Ebola Monitoring

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering twice daily monitoring for anyone returning from places the U.S. Centers for Disease Contr...

George P. Bush Says Father Jeb 'Still Assessing' Presidential Bid

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the ...

Kentucky Newspapers Endorse Alison Lundergan Grimes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Two major Kentucky newspapers have endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate over incumbent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). The Cour...

Christie Bemoans 'Extraordinary Vacuum Of Leadership' During Iowa Stop

AP | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning s...

Judge Weighs Whether To Get Involved In Fight Over Georgia Voter Registration

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration...

Chamber Of Commerce Not Helping Republican In Close Senate Race

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Sen...

Thom Tillis Flip-Flops On Expanding Medicaid After Lagging In The Polls

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

In recognition that he has become politically vulnerable in his race against Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) over the state's lack of Medicaid expansion, Repu...

12 Reasons Why Joni Ernst Is 2014's Most Extreme GOP Senate Candidate

Erik Ose | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

As a female Republican candidate with extreme, far right-wing views and a love for guns, Iowa's U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst is a lot like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann.

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Scott Brown And Jeanne Shaheen Get Testy In Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire's U.S. Senate candidates Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown sparred in a fiery debate Thursday over national issues that inclu...

Same-Sex Couples Are Now Allowed To Adopt In Utah

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

Utah's Supreme Court lifted its stay on same-sex adoptions Thursday, two weeks after the state dropped its legal fight over the issue. In May, the ...

Jeb Bush Campaigns With Nikki Haley

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says she would never be leading South Carolina without former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's help. H...

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Bipartisan Organizations Meet To Figure Out What To Do Now That Bipartisanship Is Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fix The Debt has a problem. The bipartisan lobby group has set out to work on big, compromise legislation -- but what's it supposed to d...

Labor Secretary: 'We Suck' On The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday the United States' current federal minimum wage is an international embarrassment, specifically calling out Ne...

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Scott Brown Claims He's Not 'Fearmongering' Over ISIS And Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown's strategy in his New Hampshire Senate campaign has focused on claims that securing the border would prevent Islamic State m...

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New Hampshire Democrat Stands By Obamacare In Tough Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen refused to shy away from Obamacare on Tuesday in the first televised debate of the New Hampshire Senate r...

Head Of One Of Mexico's Most Violent Drug Cartels Arrested

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking ring...

Amazon Readers Are Having Fun With Andrew Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the consequence of an extremely muted memoir release is that the only people reviewing his book on Amazon are the ...

American Detainee Released From North Korea

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges o...

GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed ...

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Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has taken to the airwaves in recent days with sharp criticism of Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's pic...

Obama Casts His Ballot Early In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama voted Monday in the midterm elections, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans who have also taken advantage of early voting...

Here's Another Indication Senate Control Won't Be Decided In November

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

In another sign that control of the Senate may not be decided on Nov. 4, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made a big ad reservation to...