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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Salah Abdeslam, Suspect in Paris Attacks, Arrested in Belgium

Salah Abdeslam, the 26-year-old fugitive suspected of carrying out the November terrorist attacks in Paris, was shot and arrested during a counter-terrorism raid in Belgium on Friday. CNN reports Abdeslam was captured alive. "We gotShow More Summary

Obama Is Privately Telling Democratic Donors Time Is Running Out for Sanders

President Barack Obama privately told a group of Democratic donors in Austin last week that Bernie Sanders' bid for the White House was all but done, and that it was time to unite behind Hillary Clinton for the party's nomination, the...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Endorsed by Senator Who Joked About Murdering Ted Cruz

Some good news for Sen. Ted Cruz today: He finally got a second senate colleague to endorse him. According to CNN, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham will endorse and raise money for the Texas conservative, as part of a last-gasp...Show More Summary

Clinton Backers Edit Trump Ad to Make Him the Punch Line

A day after Donald Trump posted an ad on his Instagram account featuring Hillary Clinton barking like a dog, a super-PAC backing Clinton for president has responded in kind. The ad, from Priorities USA, formed in 2011 and now supporting...Show More Summary

Giving Long-Acting Birth Control to Teens Works Great—If You Don't Forget This One Thing

With effectiveness rates of close to 100 percent, intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants have long been hailed as a safe and easy way to reduce unintended pregnancies. But a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics...Show More Summary

Trump Ad Shows Clinton Barking Like a Dog

Is this what we want for a President? A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:15am PDT Donald Trump has used a wide array of tactics to contrast his tough-talking machismo with the supposed wimpiness of his rivals, from "Little Marco" Rubio to "low-energy" Jeb Bush. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Accuses President Obama of Politicizing Supreme Court Nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took no time to reject President Barack Obama's nomination for the Supreme Court, declaring his refusal to even consider Merrick Garland in the hearing process. "It seems clear that President Obama...Show More Summary

Obama Demands GOP Senators Consider Garland for Supreme Court

On Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, saying the top judge on the influential D.C. Circuit has earned the respect of both Republicans and Democrats and is "uniquely prepared to serve...Show More Summary

Trump on His Foreign Policy Advisers: "I'm Speaking With Myself"

On March 8, Morning Joe 's Mika Brzezinski asked Donald Trump whether he had a foreign policy team. Trump gave a rambling response, saying, " Yes, there is a team. There's not a team. I'm going to be forming a team. I have met with far more than three people. Show More Summary

Watch Donald Trump Slam "Disgusting Reporters" in His Florida Victory Speech

After crushing Sen. Marco Rubio in his home state of Florida on Tuesday, Donald Trump addressed supporters from his Mar-a-Lago estate to rebut recent allegations that his campaign manager assaulted a female reporter during a rally last...Show More Summary

Check Out the 1-Percent Bling at Donald Trump's Victory Party

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump's campaign reportedly turned away a Politico reporter who covers the candidate, after the reporter had helped write a story critical of Trump's campaign manager earlier in the day. So who did get into the ritzy victory party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida? Rich people. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Just Ended His Presidential Campaign

Shortly after Donald Trump was declared the winner of the Florida primary on Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio announced he was suspending his presidential campaign. Marco Rubio: I want to congratulate Donald Trump on his #FLPrimary victoryShow More Summary

Report: Donald Trump Volunteers Are Forbidden from Criticizing Him for the Rest of Their Lives

Volunteers on the mission to Make America Great Again are apparently chill with signing away their First Amendment rights. According to a report from the Daily Dot, which got a hold of a leaked contract from Trump's presidential campaign, volunteers are forbidden from speaking ill of the real estate magnate or any of his family members—for life. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Conveniently Forgets He Promised to Pay His Violent Supporters' Legal Fees

Donald Trump has backed off from his pledge to pay the legal fees of supporters who attack protesters at his rallies—a reversal that has come after a Trump supporter sucker-punched a protester in the face at a rally in North Carolina last week. "I don't condone violence," Trump told Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Watch Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyle with President Obama

During a visit to the White House on Monday, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of the enormously popular Broadway show "Hamilton," stopped by the Rose Garden to showcase his freestyle skills with a little help from President Obama. The...Show More Summary

Governor Nikki Haley Warns Trump is Inciting "Dangerous" Hate

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Saturday told Republicans in Florida that Donald Trump is promoting the kind of "hate" that can lead to violence, reminding them of the shooting of black churchgoers in Charleston last year. Haley was speaking at a county GOP dinner in The Villages, the world's largest retirement community, on behalf of Sen. Show More Summary

My Dad Was At the Trump Rally in Chicago: Here's What He Saw

A Donald Trump rally in Chicago turned violent Friday evening just hours after a man was bloodied at an earlier rally in St. Louis. Several fights broke out at the rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion before a Trump staffer, citing safety concerns, announced the event had been postponed about 30 minutes after the scheduled 6 p.m. Show More Summary

Another Trump Rally Turns Violent in St. Louis

A Donald Trump rally in St. Louis on Friday became the latest campaign event to turn violent, joining multiple others this week in a growing pattern of routine violence at Trump gatherings. At least one protester was bloodied at the St. Show More Summary

Florida Primary Shows the Cold War Is Over in US Politics

There's a pattern to the way Hillary Clinton's campaign has discussed Bernie Sanders' leftist politics: long periods of silence punctured by the occasional drive-by when Sanders creeps too close in the polls. Clinton backer Sen. Claire...Show More Summary

Rubio Suggests Ohio Voters Back Kasich to Stop Trump

Desperate to stop Donald Trump's march to the Republican presidential nomination, Marco Rubio's campaign suggested on Friday that the best way to defeat Trump, in one state at least, is not to vote for Rubio. "If you are a Republican...Show More Summary

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