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Trump Insists He Had Nothing to Do With the Latest Attack on "Lyin' Ted Cruz"

Donald Trump denied any involvement on Friday in a National Enquirer story alleging that Ted Cruz has had affairs with five different women, but he couldn't help inserting himself into the melee. In a statement posted on Facebook, Trump...Show More Summary

Indiana Governor Signs Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

On Thursday evening, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law expanding Indiana's abortion restrictions. The measure will prohibit women from electing to have an abortion due to the race, gender, or disability of the fetus, and willShow More Summary

This Ad by Republicans Against Barry Goldwater Basically Predicted Donald Trump

"When the head of the Ku Klux Klan, when all these weird groups come out in favor for the candidate of my party, either they're not Republicans or I'm not," says the thoughtful-looking man as he stares into the camera. You wouldn't be...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Calls Donald Trump a "Sniveling Coward"

On Thursday in Wisconsin, Sen. Ted Cruz put on his most presidential jacket, pointed straight to the camera, and called his party's likely nominee a "sniveling coward" for making disparaging comments about his wife, Heidi: Ted Cruz:Show More Summary

The South Carolina Senate Created a “Refugee Registry” That Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The latest episode in the national freak-out over Syrian refugees is playing out in South Carolina, where the state senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would create state refugee registry and require state law enforcement agencies...Show More Summary

Obama Dances the Tango During a State Dinner in Argentina

President Obama danced the tango during a state dinner in Argentina on Wednesday, after receiving a friendly invitation from a professional to join her on the dance floor. The president, who initially tried to decline the dance, nailed...Show More Summary

What We Know About the Deadly Attacks in Brussels: Two Attackers Identified

Update, March 23, 7:24 a.m. EST: Belgian news agencies have identified two of the bombers in Tuesday's attacks as brothers Khalid el-Bakraoui, 27, and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, 30. Both men had been sought by Belgian authorities since the March 15 raid that captured Salah Abdeslam, who is suspected of involvement in the Paris attacks. Show More Summary

Kasich Hits Back at Cruz Over Call to Police Muslims

Ohio Gov. John Kasich rebuked Sen. Ted Cruz's call to "patrol and secure" Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the deadly explosions in Brussels on Tuesday. "We are not at war with Islam—we're at war with radical Islam," Kasich told reporters in Minneapolis, according to the New York Times. Show More Summary

Photos From Around The World Capture the Outpouring of Support After the Brussels Attack

Early Tuesday morning, a series of terrorist attacks ripped across Brussels, the Belgian capitol, leaving at least 31 dead. We're following live updates to the story here. Similar to the December massacre in Paris, the attacks were quickly...Show More Summary

President Obama Just Made a Passionate Appeal to the Cuban People to Embrace Democracy

Just hours after terrorist attacks in Brussels left dozens dead or wounded, President Barak Obama spoke directly to the Cuban people Tuesday morning. He condemned the violence saying, "We must unite, we must be together regardless of...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Calls for Security Patrols in America's "Muslim Neighborhoods"

In the wake of the Brussels terror attacks Tuesday morning, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz suggested that the United States "empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Here...Show More Summary

John McCain Concedes the GOP May Have Lost Hispanics

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appears to have conceded that the Republican Party has alienated Hispanic voters and will have to rely increasingly on white voters to win in November. "An interesting phenomenon right now is the huge turnouts...Show More Summary

Does Donald Trump Think His Top Foreign Policy Adviser Is Muslim?

In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday morning, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump twice failed to correct host Brian Kilmeade's mistaken assertion that one of his top foreign policy advisers, Walid Phares, is Muslim. "Donald, we just talked to Walid Phares," Kilmeade said. Show More Summary

Terrorism Expert on Trump's Response to Belgium: ISIS “Probably Cutting Videos of This Right Now"

Donald Trump wasted no time in backing torture (again) after this morning's terrorist attacks in Brussels. "Waterboarding would be fine" for Salah Abdeslam, one of the alleged participants in the massacre in Paris last November, Trump said on the Today Show. Show More Summary

Republican Candidates Have Three Very Different Responses to Brussels Terror Attacks

The three Republican presidential candidates had three very different takes Tuesday morning on how the United States should respond to the terror attacks in Brussels. Donald Trump appeared on Fox and Friends, where he again called to "close up our borders." "It’s going to get worse and worse, because we are foolish, we are foolish," Trump said. Show More Summary

Watch President Obama's Historic Address to the Cuban People

President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the Cuban people in a live, televised broadcast. In his speech, he is expected to make his first remarks on the explosions in Brussels. Watch it live here.

Brussels Terror Attacks: What We Know About the Deadly Explosions

The city of Brussels is under lockdown after multiple explosions rocked the city's main airport and a subway station early on Tuesday morning. At least 28 people have been killed, according to the New York Times, and dozens have been injured. Authorities believe a suicide bomber carried out the attack at the Zaventam international airport. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Walks a Tightrope in First Middle East Speech

On Monday, Bernie Sanders did something his campaign has been toying with for months: He gave a speech laying out his vision for Middle East peace. With the other four remaining major party candidates traveling to Washington, DC, toShow More Summary

President Obama Meets With Raul Castro for a Historic Meeting in Cuba

A day after making history by becoming the first sitting US president to visit Cuba in 88 years, President Barack Obama joined Cuban president Raúl Castro for a joint press conference inside the Palace of Revolution in Havana, whereShow More Summary

Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Has Ties to Brutal Lebanese Militia

Donald Trump has finally announced the names of five of his foreign policy advisers, and at least one members of his new team is sure to raise eyebrows. Walid Phares, a Lebanese academic who advised Mitt Romney's campaign in 2012, is one of the five names Trump gave to the Washington Post during a meeting with the paper's editorial board on Monday. Show More Summary

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