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Jeb Bush Was Public Enemy No. 1 At One Of The Year's Biggest Conservative Gatherings

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has started, over the past few weeks, to ratchet up talk for a potential presidential run in 2016. If that's the case, the reaction he received at a gathering of conservatives in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire was not what he was looking for. Show More Summary

Suspect In Jewish Shootings Has An Appalling History Of White Supremacist Activities

A former Ku Klux Klan leader with a known history of anti-Semitism is suspected of killing three people in shootings at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement community in Kansas. The attacks also left a 15-year-old boy in critical condition Sunday. Show More Summary

The State Department Put Out Another Listicle Of Putin's 'Top 10' Lies On Ukraine

For the second time in a little more than a month, the U.S. Department of State brashly accused Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, of lies on the situation in Ukraine. The State Department on Sunday released a list of Russia's...Show More Summary

Ex-CBS News Reporter: Obama Administration Wants To Have 'A Chilling Effect' On The Press

Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who resigned last month, discussed leaving her job in an interview on Fox News' "Media Buzz" Sunday. Attkisson said it was "pretty easy" for her to "want to leave" due to the fact there wasShow More Summary

IT'S THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY: Here Are 19 Famous 'Quotes' That He Never Actually Said

Many of the "quotes" frequently attributed to Thomas Jefferson — the third president of the U.S. — are total nonsense. The good people at Monticello have pored through T.J.'s writings to try to demonstrate that a lot of these spurious quotes are completely made up. Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee: North Korea Sometimes Has 'More Freedom' Than The US

Speaking at the conservative "Freedom Summit" in New Hampshire on Saturday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he's beginning to believe that there's "more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States." The...Show More Summary

WHITE HOUSE: Russia Is 'Inciting Violence And Sabotage' In Ukraine

The White House on Saturday warned Russia and President Vladimir Putin against further military incursion in Ukraine, amid reports of armed separatists seizing government offices in the eastern city of Slaviansk. In a statement, White...Show More Summary

Rand Paul On Edward Snowden: 'We Can't Have An Intelligence Community That Can Do Whatever The Hell They Want'

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday expressed mixed opinions on the fate of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who last year released a trove of classified documents exposing the agency's surveillance programs. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Blasts Ezra Klein's Proclamation That 'Obamacare Has Won'

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz promised grassroots conservatives here on Saturday that the fight over the Affordable Care Act will not end with the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Cruz...Show More Summary

GOP Congresswoman Denies Report She's 'Testing The Waters' For A Presidential Run

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn denied she had any interest in a potential 2016 run for president here Saturday, a day after a report on Real Clear Politics said she would "test the waters." "Nah," she told Business...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Explains His Controversial Comments About Dick Cheney

DOVER, N.H. — On Friday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday addressed comments he made in 2009 about former Vice President Dick Cheney that made headlines this week after Mother Jones posted video of his remarks Monday. In the clip, Paul seemed to suggest Cheney wanted to invade Iraq to benefit his former employer, Halliburton. Show More Summary

Marines' Top Leader Took So Much Heat After Saying Lower Pay 'Raises Discipline,' He Wrote A Letter To Explain

The Marine Corps' top enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett, testified before the Senate Armed Services commitee on Wednesday, telling members he truly believed that lower pay for Marines would "raise discipline." Not surprisingly,...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Takes A Direct Shot At Hillary Clinton

DOVER, N.H. — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took a direct shot at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here on Friday, giving a small preview of strategies he may use if they face off in the 2016 presidential race. Paul has been traversing...Show More Summary

OBAMA: The GOP Threatens Voting Rights In A Way Not Seen In Five Decades

President Barack Obama warned Friday that Republicans were suppressing the right of African Americans to vote in a way not seen in 50 years. In unusually sharp language, the president accused his political opponents of using the threat of voter fraud as a ruse to deprive Americans of a fundamental right. Show More Summary

How Japan's Murder Rate Got To Be So Incredibly Low

Japan's homicide rate has been steadily decreasing since the 1950s, and now the country has one of the lowest homicide rates in the world, according to a new United Nations report. Fewer than one person is murdered for every 100,000 in the population compared to 4.8 for the United States and 44.7 in Belize. Show More Summary

Obama Laughs About 'Crazy' Birth Certificate Questions

President Barack Obama reminisced about the conspiracy theories surrounding his birth certificate during a speech at the National Action Network convention in New York City Friday afternoon. Obama referenced the doubts about his citizenship that led him to release a copy of his birth certificate in 2011 while criticizing voter I.D. Show More Summary

Lexington: The Democrat Daughters

Yet another way to point up the party's difference from Republicans. Headline-writers are ready to call 2014 a banner year for Republicans. They point to signs that the mid-term elections in November will leave Democrats in a minority in both chambers of Congress. Show More Summary

Putin Accuses U.S. Of 'Peeping'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he thought it was "strange" for the U.S. to react to a letter he wrote to European leaders warning Russia might cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine, which would potentially reduce exports to the rest of the continent. Show More Summary

Before-And-After Satellite Photos Show Full Extent Of Russia's Military Buildup

After NATO released a series of ominous satellite pictures of a military buildup, Russia accused NATO of publishing photos from a previous training exercise in 2013. NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) defended the veracity of the images it released in a statement today. Show More Summary

Why The United States Has Done Nothing About Venezuela

Forty-one people are dead in Venezuela, political leaders are thrown in jail for leading demonstrators through road-blocked streets, food shortages worsen, and inflation continues to rise. Yet the regional power to the north, The United States, says little and does less. Show More Summary

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