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Ben Carson moves toward presidential race

Ben Carson is taking a significant step toward a 2016 presidential run by forming a political action committee, CNN confirmed Friday.

The renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives told the Washington Times he chose Houston busines...

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Judge orders new congressional map in Florida

A circuit court judge on Friday ordered Florida's state legislature to redraw congressional district lines before the state's primary in two weeks, suggesting he would be prepared to delay the November 4 general elections in the newly drawn districts...

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Congress did something: Helped 1,000 Afghan interpreters

Nearly lost in the chaotic last few days, the dueling House and Senate gave fast-track approval to at least one immigration bill -- a measure extending 1,000 more special visas to Afghan citizens who have been working for the United States.

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Congress OKs money for Israel's Iron Dome

Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The House followed Friday night by voting 395-8 in favor of the measure.

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House approves $694 million border security measure

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted 223-189 Friday night for legislation authorizing $694 million to deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the United States.

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Obama: US used torture after 911 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.

The comments at a White House news conference were the President's strongest on the controversial subject...

Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi attack

Book says Clinton blamed husband's infidelity on abuse as child

Hillary Clinton told an interviewer in 1999 -- the year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal rocked Bill Clinton's presidency -- that the president's infidelity issues stemmed from his abusive mother and led to a sex addiction for the former president.

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Eric Cantor

Cantor leaving Congress later this month

Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected -- the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less than two months ago rocked the Republican Party says he'll resign effective Aug. 18.

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Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good continue to slowly but steadily increase, and now stands at its highest level since before the last recession, according to a new national survey.

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Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden

Bill Clinton, just hours before planes crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, reportedly told an audience in Australia that he almost killed Osama bin Laden during his presidency.

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Immigration vote halted

On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigrat...

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Clinton says I could have killed bin Laden

Clinton: I could have killed bin Laden

On Sept. 10, 2001 -- hours before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- former President Bill Clinton told an audience he had an opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden while he was president, but he passed on the opportunity because 300 others would have died.

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Obama: 'Is the economy doing well for ordinary folks?'

President Barack Obama delivered remarks in in Kansas City, Missouri on whether or not the economy is "doing well for ordinary folks who are working hard every single day"

Congressman saves choking boy

Congressman saves choking boy on flight

A Texas congressman is being hailed as a hero for saving a choking boy aboard his flight.

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Obama: 'I had a crush on Linda Ronstadt'

President Obama admits he "had a little crush on Linda Ronstadt" during the Medal of Arts ceremony on Monday night.

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Hopes dim for a Mideast cease-fire

As the violence continues to rage in Gaza, hopes for a cease-fire are dimming.

US evacuates embassy in Libya

US embassy in Libya evacuated

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated about 150 personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

Putin on Victory Day Ukraine

Is Putin in panic mode? Some say yes

International powers are turning up the heat on Russian President Vladimir Putin, and some say he may be panicking.

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Immigration debate

Immigration in America: A history

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the border, look back at the tumultuous history of immigation in America.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

Learn more about ISIS, the Islamic militant group that's taken over parts of Iraq and is advancing toward Baghdad.

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George H.W. Bush through the years

Look back at the life and career of former President George H.W. Bush, who is celebrating his 90th birthday.

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America's most corrupt states

These states are hotbeds for public corruption, according to a new study.

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10 big political upsets

Eric Cantor's stunning loss in Virginia's GOP primary is among the biggest political upsets in history.

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Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

President Obama now wants to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. Here's a look back at the longest conflict in U.S. history.

Monica Lewinsky

The women of political sex scandals

Monica Lewinsky is back in the spotlight for the first time since the media blitz surrounding her highly publicized affair with President Clinton in 1998. Take a look at other women involved in steamy political scandals.

Chris Christie apologizes

Chris Christie's bridge scandal explained

What started with days of traffic jams in an obscure New Jersey town has now become a major scandal for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- one of the most prominent U.S. politicians. Here's what you need to know.

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Local Political Coverage

Republican Senate challenger wants to overhaul healthcare system

The front runners in the Tennessee primary for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination have some competition beside each other.

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Sullivan County election commissioner Jason Booher

Early voting in Tennessee ends Saturday

The time to cast your ballot early in Tennessee is almost over.

Fact checking the Tennesee Republican Senate primary race

State Representative Joe Carr is challenging U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander for the right to represent the Republican Party in the November general election.

Group encourages change in Tennessee's highest court

There could be changes coming to the highest court in the state.

Early voting is underway in Tennessee

Early voting is underway in Tennessee and it was a busy day.

Early voting begins Friday in Washington County, Tenn.

Another election day rolls around in three weeks.

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3 Democratic Supreme Court justices launch TV ad

The three Supreme Court justices facing retention elections next month have launched a television ad to stress their dedication to the federal and state constitutions.

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