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Reince Priebus

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Top RNC communicator expands role

The Republican National Committee's top communications strategist will remain with the organization through 2016, providing a sense of continuity on messaging heading into the contested race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Obama end of year news conference

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Obama on Hillary or Joe: 'I love them both'

Ahead of the Super Bowl, President Barack Obama tackled weighty issues such as whether he would choose chips and guacamole over chicken wings -- and who he would choose to be his successor, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden.

Columbia city council to vote to start phase three of Scott Blvd. improvements

The Columbia city council will vote Monday night on a bill to authorize construction of phase three of the improvements on Scott Boulevard.

Barack Obama August news conference

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White House proposes new foreign profits tax

On Monday, President Barack Obama will use his budget plan to propose spending $478 billion on America's roads, bridges and mass transit systems, with half of that steep bill financed by new taxes on U.S. corporate profits that are squirreled away overseas.

Paul Ryan wins re-election to Congress may look at bigger stage

Paul Ryan's take on Romney's 2016 decision

Rep. Paul Ryan called his former Republican ticket-mate Mitt Romney's decision not to run for president again in 2016 "bittersweet," but said it won't change his decision not to enter the race, either.

Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who chairs the Ho...

Sen John McCain

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McCain defends 'low-life scum' remark

Sen. John McCain says the Code Pink protesters he called "low-life scum" at a hearing last week deserved it.

The Arizona Republican made the remark after protesters rushed a Senate Armed Services Committee witness table where 91-year-old Henry Kissin...

Mike Huckabee, April 2014

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Huckabee compares being gay to drinking

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says expecting Christians to accept same-sex marriage is "like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli."

He also called homosexuality part of a lifestyle, like drin...

Barack Obama serious expression

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Obama: U.S. not at war on radical Islam

President Barack Obama once again refused to label the fight against terrorism as a war on radical Islam or any kind of "religious war," insisting that such labels hurt efforts to root out radical ideologies in Muslim communities.

Obama also cautioned...

Sarah Palin 2014

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McCain stands by Palin

Sen. John McCain says Sarah Palin "still has a strong base of support" if she decides to seek the Republicans' 2016 presidential nomination.

"I think that she ought to do whatever she feels that she would like to do. And I'm very supportive of anythi...

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Hong Kong's protesters: We are still here

They carried bright yellow umbrellas, chanting "I want true democracy," as they festively made their way through Hong Kong's streets.

For the first time in more than a month, demonstrators peacefully took to the roads, many said, to make their voices ...

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