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Clinton won't pass Obama's 'smell' test

[caption id="attachment_32028" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great presi ...

Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama

ATLANTA (AP) — Some black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped enthusiasm among African-Americans in states where they anchor the party's base. They point to Senate races in North C ...

Democrats don't have a clue why they lost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests. A party committee will conduct a "top-to- ...

Scott Walker: Governors 'make better presidents'

[caption id="attachment_2996" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]In a thinly veiled hint that he may consider a run for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, Scott Walker declared that governors "make much be ...

Ben Carson unofficially throws his hat in 2016 ring with party switch

Ben Carson is officially a Republican again, and he's unofficially running for president. The conservative physician switched his political affiliation back from independent to the GOP on Election Day, and made no effort to hide the reason why. "It's ...

GOP in charge, eager to move on Keystone XL, taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that's been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama's health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil p ...

Rand Paul finds question about forced quarantine of Kaci Hickox 'tough'

[caption id="attachment_22302" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, says the question about the quarantine of Kaci Hickox, who recently returned to the U.S. after treating patients suffering from Ebola in ...

Syrian Kurds feel abandoned as ISIS battle rages

[caption id="attachment_32068" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] Kneeling over his brother's fresh grave, Ali Mehmud gathered clumps of dirt in his hands, raised them to his lips to kiss them, then softly placed them back on the ...

Wendy Davis doubles down on wheelchair attack ad

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday defended her campaign television ad that highlights opponent Greg Abbott's use of a wheelchair, denying that it exploits his disability while attacking his record. " ...

Elizabeth Warren: Obama protected Wall Street, not people

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Thomas Frank of Salon. During the interview, she claimed President Obama's administration "protected Wall Street. Not families who were los ...


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