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WASHINGTON ― With a renewed push in state elections ahead of the 2020 census, Democrats are competing to win at least 14 state legislative chambers on Tuesday.

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Electoral College Math

07Nov

In 2012, Barack Obama won 332 electoral votes. Mitt Romney won 206

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ABOARD THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN PLANE ― On Friday, the Democratic presidential nominee visited a state she expected to win easily.

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Furthering his talk of a “rigged” election , Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  said it’s “almost like cheating” when celebrities like Beyoncé  and Jay Z rally for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton . “On quick notice, we didn’t bring any so-called stars along ― we didn’t need them,” Trump told the crowd at a rally in Reno on Saturday

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Friday marked the end of early voting in the battleground state of Nevada, and the final returns brought decidedly good news for Democratic presidential nominee  Hillary   Clinton . Registered Democrats turned out in force in Nevada’s largest counties, providing Clinton a critical boost in a state where polling aggregates show the former secretary of state and GOP nominee  Donald   Trump  within a few points of one another . Over 57,000 votes were cast in populous Clark County, a single-day record that propelled Democrats to a statewide ballot edge larger than they held at the same point in 2012 , when President  Barack Obama  won Nevada by nearly 7 points

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Democrats are turning out in large numbers in the battleground state of Nevada, building what may become a vital electoral firewall for the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton , in the final days of the 2016 race. As of Sunday morning, registered Democrats had established a 7-point lead over registered Republicans in the state’s early vote totals . That margin is just slightly below the lead Democrats held at the same point in 2012, when President Barack Obama ended up winning the state by 6.6 percent.

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I Wish I Could Vote For Hillary Clinton Twice

29Oct

As we all know, James Comey, the director of the FBI, shook up the presidential election by informing Congress that the FBI is looking into additional emails related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton, later reported to have been found on a computer used by her close aide Huma Abedin and her lecherous husband Anthony Wiener. Director Comey said in his brief message that the emails have not been reviewed and may not be significant.  This announcement was  contrary to the Justice Department’s longstanding policy  of not commenting on ongoing investigations and not interfering in elections within the 60 days prior to the vote

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More than 80 protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with police near a pipeline construction site in North Dakota, according to the local sheriff’s department, which said pepper spray was used on some demonstrators. The 83 protesters were arrested near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline on numerous charges ranging from assault on a peace officer to rioting and criminal trespass, the Morton County Sheriff’s department said in a statement.

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GOP voters aren’t sure who should lead their party moving forward. Polls and forecasts show Hillary Clinton’s huge Electoral College advantage

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WASHINGTON ― Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is standing by his endorsement of Donald Trump for president, even after a bombshell video surfaced last week of the GOP nominee  bragging about sexually assaulting women .

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John McCain Unendorses Donald Trump

08Oct

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Why Trump Is Afraid Of Debates Now

02Ago

Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to “rig the debates” by scheduling them against football games. Not only do the facts reject this argument, but Trump ignores his own double- standard, as he pulled the plug on several debates with Republican opponents in 2016

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday he’ll vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump , but still doesn’t trust him with America’s nuclear arsenal.  “I stand by everything I said during the campaign,” Rubio told the Weekly Standard , when asked about a statement he made in February, before he dropped out of the presidential race, that he didn’t want to turn over the U.S

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Polls show Hillary Clinton narrowly ahead in the California Democratic primary. “Brexit” polls show a lot of uncertainty about the UK’s June 23 referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. And most Americans back overtime eligibility expansion

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After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) handily beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, it’s worth taking a look at how unlikely the media considered his bid less than a year ago

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Lowry hear two “sighs of relief” in Iowa — from HRC, because two straight losses would’ve been awful, and from Lowry, because Iowa vindicated his gutsy National Review issue denouncing Trump. Also: There’s now a sense that Clinton’s rising in NH, while Rubio’s robotry reveals someone more callow than charismatic.

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Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, fear-mongering serial liar. But when he’s right, he’s right

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Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. Watching the Iowa caucus returns this week, I found myself humming an old hit and wondering who among the candidates was more surprised by the results?

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Marco Rubio’s Long Game

30Ene

“A strong third.” Marco Rubio’s campaign, careful about expectations, insisted this was still their goal in Iowa after the debate last night. Iowa, alive this season with a plains fury, has always seemed unlikely territory for the controlled Floridian. And yet, yesterday afternoon, an NBC News poll put his Iowa support at eighteen per cent, not too far behind Ted Cruz’s twenty-five per cent.

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So,  that happened.  Adam McKay, a multi-platform Hollywood hyphenate who helped create some of the most memorable comedies to hit the theaters, is back at the box office with his rendering of Michael Lewis’  The Big Short.  And he’s a man on a mission: “I just feel like if another crisis comes, we’re going to get hit again and we’re going to be on the hook,” he says.   In an interview with The Huffington Post, McKay says he was drawn to this movie — which documents the traders who bet big against America’s “too big to fail” banks before they collapsed — because he was “struck by the fact that the conversation had already stopped” after the financial crisis. So he’s taken Lewis’ story and added a blend of interweaving cinematic techniques, creating a film he hopes will be both enjoyable to watch and offer a call to rectify a system that still shows signs of breaking.

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DES MOINES, Iowa – With the Iowa caucuses around the corner many candidates are criss-crossing across the state focusing their efforts heavily on religious voters, but many voters have questioned the role religion should play in politics. Some voters are very passionate about their religious views being reflected in politics. In fact, according to a new report from Pew Research , two-thirds of Republicans believe it is important to have a president who shares their religious beliefs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. With just over a week until voters get their first say, the 45-year-old Texas senator known as a conservative warrior has been ascendant.

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For those that are one of the 45 million adults without a credit file or that don’t have enough credit history to be scored using traditional scoring models I have some great news to report today! There is a new way for you to establish credit and even get a credit card using an alternative credit scoring system. eCredable and BBVA Compass Bank have partnered to allow consumers to use the eCredable credit score to apply for a credit card issued by BBVA. Why is this news so monumental?

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Matalin debate likelihood that a lackluster Jeb can recover, and whether the candidates’ anti-media attacks are shrewd though stupid. Both laud Boehner for getting the budget done in way that helps Ryan, yet allows GOP presidential candidates to balk without consequence. GOP Debate: Rubio-Bush.

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Bush Vs. Rubio Showdown Heads To Iowa

01Nov

DES MOINES, Iowa – Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio came to the same stage for the first time since their debate showdown earlier in the week that had ended disastrously for Bush, and it was a portrait of two politicians moving in opposite directions. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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Hillary Clinton Live-Tweeted The GOP Debate

29Oct

Following in the footsteps of Bernie Sanders , Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to Twitter during the CNBC Republican debate to share her thoughts on the Republican discussion. Clinton came out swinging, criticizing the GOP field before the debate even started by noting how they’ve failed to talk about equal pay in their last few meetings:  In the past two Republican debates, no one said a word about equal pay. Maybe the third time's the charm?

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ImageContent(562cf0c6e4b0ec0a3894bda1,562cea6d1400001b013c9111,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562cea6d1400001b013c9111.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Scott Olson via Getty Images,) WASHINGTON — A new CBS/YouGov poll shows real estate mogul Donald Trump and famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson maintaining their lead among GOP contenders in the 2016 presidential race just days away from the third Republican primary debate in Boulder, Colorado. Among likely Republican caucus-goers in the early state of Iowa, Carson has found continued momentum and is tied with Trump at 27 percent.

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ImageContent(562c34aae4b0ec0a3894b637,562c33471900002d00b94cf2,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562c33471900002d00b94cf2.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Bloomberg via Getty Images,) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton turned to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and pop singer Katy Perry to energize her campaign’s faithful Saturday before a pivotal dinner with thousands of Iowa Democrats.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he plans to give a major speech soon to explain his belief in democratic socialism, acknowledging the political label could be a stumbling block to winning over American voters. The U.S.

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To win the Democratic Presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders must take a reasonable portion of the African American and Hispanic vote away from Hillary Clinton.

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WASHINGTON — The next two weeks will provide Hillary Clinton with two of her best chances yet to distinguish herself from her presidential primary opponents and put to rest lingering concern over the private email server she used while secretary of state. The first chance comes Tuesday, when five Democratic candidates face off in Las Vegas for their first debate. While the primary has been a polite affair so far, especially  compared to the Republican race , the  debate will be the first chance for voters to evaluate the candidates side by side. The Clinton campaign is focused on highlighting her progressive positions while also showing that she is the best-equipped to turn campaign proposals into governing realities

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President Obama, stern and visibly shaken by the Oregon massacre, lambasted the NRA yet again for its suffocating grip on Congress.

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The Hardest-Working Scapegoat In Washington

30Sep

WASHINGTON — This summer, Hillary Clinton endured withering criticism over her use of a private email account, President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal faced a multi-million dollar attack ad campaign and Democratic presidential candidates maligned the party’s debate schedule as unfair. Through it all, the party operated with one of its most critical positions vacant: From early June until mid-September, the Democratic National Committee went without a communications director

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Obama’s China Syndrome

27Sep

President Barack Obama’s Washington summit and White House state dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping marked one of the administration’s last big attempts to place U.S.-China relations on a good track. With China’s secretive and troubled massive economy affecting others in ways we’re still learning, growing American concern over cyber-espionage matched by Chinese concern about global surveillance, and China becoming still more aggressive in its extraordinary maritime claims, Obama has a lot to overcome.

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On the Minimum Wage, Santorum Has It Right

21Sep

Photo: Daniel Raustadt/Dreamstime.com. Infographic: Oxfam America Wednesday night at the CNN Republican Presidential Debate , former Senator Rick Santorum delivered an impassioned plea for an increase in the federal minimum wage, calling it good policy and good politics for the Republican Party.

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What Does A Community Do When It Learns That Half Its Children Are Overweight Or Obese And That Their Life Expectancy Is Less Than The Current Generation? originally appeared on Quora : The best answer to any question

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic presidential primary voters in both early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to a new CBS/YouGov  poll released Sunday.

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Remember Talk of a Bush-Clinton Match-up?

12Sep

It wasn’t that long ago that the pundits had the 2016 presidential contest pegged as a Clinton-Bush match-up. While that may still occur, I wouldn’t place a bet on it. When the media speculation first began about these two families meeting up for a rematch on the electoral battlefield, it appeared so inevitable that questions were raised about whether the whole thing smacked of “dynastic politics”.

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WASHINGTON — Responding to a poll showing him surging in Iowa, Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) argued on Sunday that his supporters are “not necessarily anti-Hillary Clinton.” “I think the gains that we are seeing, and the enthusiasm and the huge crowds that we are seeing, this is not anti-Hillary Clinton. This is pro-Bernie Sanders and pro a message that says enough is enough.

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CNN reportedly bumped Anderson Cooper’s special on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina  for extended coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.  The network was billing the special as a deeply personal journey  where “Cooper observes the tenacity of the survivors who continue to struggle every day, grieving for loved ones while trying to rebuild their lives.” The report was scheduled to air at 9 p.m.

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Hillary Clinton disputed Jeb Bush’s claim that the Obama administration’s foreign policy decisions caused the growth of the Islamic State, or ISIS, continuing a foreign policy blame game between the two campaigns. “I find it somewhat curious that Jeb Bush is doubling down on defending his brother’s actions in Iraq,” she told reporters on Saturday. “But if he’s going to do that, he should present the entire picture.” The Democratic presidential front-runner, speaking at the Iowa State Fair, was responding to Bush’s assertion that President Barack Obama withdrawing U.S.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took a swipe at fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump’s high-flying antics at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, joking that he had forgotten to bring an aircraft  to tango with Trump’s private helicopter. “I apologize, we left the helicopter at home,” the Democratic hopeful told NPR’s Don Gonyea .

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RedState Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson said he had “made the right decision” disinviting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from a conservative gathering, pointing to the vitriol coming from the reality TV star’s supporters. “I would like to read for you the emails that I am getting from Donald Trump supporters,” Erickson said at the RedState Gathering over the weekend

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Lowey and Alter debate first GOP debates. Some consensus that Fiorina and Cruz rising, Rubio nominee potential, Bush and Walker meh..

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WASHINGTON — A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionaires bankrolling the 2016 presidential race to an unprecedented degree.  The unlimited-money super PACs account for one-third of all federal election funds raised in the first half of 2015 — up from 4 percent at this time in the last presidential election.

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By Alana Wise WINTERSET, Iowa, July 25 (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that she did not use a private email account to send or receive classified information while she was secretary of state, in response to a government inspector’s letter this week.

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AMES, Iowa – Donald Trump attempted to defend his controversial statements about  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during a news conference Saturday — but things got heated when he started bickering with reporters.   The real estate mogul-turned-presidential-candidate took questions from reporters following his comments at the Family Leadership Summit in which he questioned whether Arizona Sen.

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Donald Trump’s horrific anti-immigrant remarks during his presidential launch included that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.” Since then, the response – from immigration groups to major corporations to anyone with any sense of decency – has been strong criticism of Trump’s racist remarks. Univision Network was one of the first to fire Trump, cutting off all business ties with him. NBC followed suit, and Macy’s did too

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday criticized Donald Trump’s recent controversial remarks about immigrants, claiming Trump’s statements reflect poorly on the real estate mogul turned Republican presidential candidate

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By College Tourist ; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa More…

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Did any notice? The same day when the TPP trade agreement was initially blocked in Congress, the House of Representatives voted to overturn rules requiring country-of-origin labeling for meat. So if this reversal passes, we may have no idea if beef, pork, or chicken comes from Iowa or Uzbekistan, Montana or Mexico, Kentucky or Kenya.

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WASHINGTON — After hearing story after story from voters on the campaign trail about heroin’s toll, Hillary Clinton instructed her policy team to draw up solutions to the burgeoning opiate epidemic .

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The debate over the Export-Import Bank remains unresolved, so expect Delta to sign a short-term lease at Johnny’s Half Shell. A gay businessman apologized for hosting a fundraiser for Ted Cruz, but it’s unclear if this will impact Bernie Sanders’s forthcoming town hall at the National Organization for Marriage.

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WASHINGTON — As the candidates seeking the 2016 presidential nomination flock to Iowa and New Hampshire, they should be ready to answer questions about the role of big money in politics. Iowa and New Hampshire, which have, respectively, the nation’s first caucus and first primary of the presidential election season, are the target of a campaign by local and national activists to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state’s sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.

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Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the back of the head early Wednesday morning during a knife fight with his brother, police say. Thomson, 41, and his brother Andrew, 35, were reportedly fighting inside Mick’s home in Clive, Iowa. The altercation got physical when it spilled outside

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit the early caucus state of Iowa next week, stirring speculation once again about the possibility of a presidential run in 2016. Biden will travel to Des Moines on Thursday to tout the Obama administration’s policies on the economy at Drake University, the White House announced. The vice president will also participate in a roundtable at Des Moines Area Community College, where he will presumably discuss President Barack Obama’s proposal to offer “free” community college to American students

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(Updates with number of train cars on fire) Feb 4 (Reuters) – Eleven railway cars carrying ethanol fuel derailed on Wednesday in a remote location north of Dubuque, Iowa, and three of them caught on fire, Canadian Pacific (CP) railway said. There were no injuries in the accident involving an eastbound 81-car freight train, said Jeremy Berry, spokesman for the railway

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee.

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) collapsed Monday while touring a facility at DuPoint Pioneer in Johnson, Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register . The Des Moines Register’s Donnelle Eller tweeted about the incident Monday: More…

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Many topics animated GOP officials, activists and operatives that gathered at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit, which marked the unofficial start of the 2016 presidential primary. But an issue that once faced vehement opposition within the party — gay marriage — remained conspicuously absent from the lips of many speakers who took the stage, demonstrating how dramatically politics around the issue has shifted in just a few years. More..

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas’ junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record. Sen. Ted Cruz tells conservatives gathered at the Iowa Freedom Summit that the standard should be, “Don’t talk, show me.” More…

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By Steve Holland DES MOINES, Jan 24 (Reuters) – For Republicans, the long road to the 2016 presidential election begins in earnest on Saturday in Iowa when a group of potential candidates compete for support among conservatives in the state that will hold the country’s first nominating contest. As many as eight possible candidates are to take part in the Iowa Freedom Summit, a marathon day of back-to-back speeches organized by Iowa’s conservative Republican Steve King, a member of the U.S.

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Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) praised Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) for her GOP response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Romney called Ernst’s speech “concise, compelling, clear” in a tweet posted early Wednesday.

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Now that four states have legalized recreational marijuana, anti-pot Sens.

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A cancer patient from Iowa whose conviction for growing medical marijuana made national headlines died from the disease on Monday . Benton Mackenzie, 49, was sentenced to probation in September following his conviction, but his health had rapidly deteriorated during his trial.

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Here at HuffPost Women, one of the things we love most about Lena Dunham’s HBO show, “Girls,” is the incisive, witty and hilarious dialogue that Dunham and the rest of her writing team come up with every week.

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BEIJING (AP) — A truck loaded with flammable liquid collided with a bus on a highway in southern China on Saturday, killing at least 38 people. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said the truck rear-ended the bus around 3 a.m

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911 Call Emerges In GOP Senate Candidate’s Stalking Debacle

18May

Hours after a police report surfaced Friday accusing a GOP Senate candidate of stalking her ex-boyfriend, a 911 call related to the incident has emerged. According to the audio obtained by KGW-TV , pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), allegedly entered Andrew Miller’s house through an unlocked back door without his permission

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Aubrey Peters, Teen Hero, 16, Fatally Shot In Indiana Home

16Feb

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man was charged with reckless homicide Monday following the fatal shooting of an Indiana teenager hailed as a hero in 2010 when she helped save two children who fell into an icy reservoir. Aubrey Peters, 16, was pronounced dead at St

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Senate Republicans Block More Obama Nominees

16Feb

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked a batch of mostly minor nominations by President Barack Obama late Monday in the aftermath of last month’s Democratic move weakening the minority party’s traditional ability to block most presidential appointments.

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