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Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama

Mitt Romney feels vindicated by Hillary Clinton.

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Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes

Harry Reid, who faulted his 2010 Republican opponent for making an insensitive remark to Asian-Americans, cracked two Asian-themed jokes at a Las Vegas event Thursday.

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Ryan gleefully dumps ice water on Romney

"It is cold." That's what Mitt Romney said, letting out a slight chuckle after his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, dumped a bucket of ice water on his head.

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Hagel: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen'

America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting ISIS fighters in Syria, saying during a news briefing Thursday that it was not enough to just hit the extremist group in Iraq.…

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N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.

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Judge strikes Florida's same-sex marriage ban

Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional -- though he didn't go so far to allow such…

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US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot…

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White House: No concessions to hostage takers

National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden tells CNN that U.S. policy on ransom for hostage takers is clear. She said Thursday that it "does not grant concessions to hostage takers."

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Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged…

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'Obama third term' label could hurt Clinton

Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.

Their view, for the most part, was Clinton is obviously healthy…

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