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Clinton calls for Cuban embargo to be lifted

Hillary Clinton will call on Congress to lift its longtime trade embargo against Cuba, her campaign said Wednesday.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, will make her case Friday in a speech in Miami, four weeks after President Barack Oba...

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Rubio, Huckabee: No outrage over Planned Parenthood?

Two Republican presidential candidates tied separate controversies over Cecil the Lion and Planned Parenthood together in one tweet in recent days.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted Tuesday that the lion was getting more attention than the Pl...

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CNN

Perry challenges Trump to pull-up contest

The war of words between businessman Donald Trump and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry reached the jungle gym on Wednesday, when Perry challenged Trump to a pull-up contest.

"Let's get a pull-up bar out there and let's see who can do the most pull-ups," s...

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Trump predicts Clinton flameout, Biden rise

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told CNN's Dana Bash on Wednesday that he would beat Hillary Clinton in a 2016 matchup -- if the former secretary of state makes it that far.

"Believe me. I will beat Hillary," he said in an interview tha...

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Huckabee: I wasn't comparing Obama to Hitler

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is standing by his dire warning that President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal could bring about another Holocaust.

The Republican presidential contender said he wasn't comparing Obama to Adolph Hitler when he asse...

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House approves federal highway bill

The House of Representatives approved a bill extending the federal highway program for three months, giving Congress more time to negotiate an agreement on a longer term deal to pay for road, bridge and transit projects across the country.

The vote w...

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CNN

Jindal: Bush 'got it wrong' on immigration

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he disagreed with competing GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's plan for comprehensive immigration reform, arguing that the conversation can only happen once the border is secure.

"I think the Gang of Eigh...

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CNN

Schumer: How did theater shooter get gun?

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday asked the FBI to investigate how the Lafayette, Louisiana, theater shooter was able to purchase a gun despite having well-documented mental health issues.

The New York Democrat also called on Congress to pass new legis...

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Pool

Jack Lew warns Congress over debt ceiling

Congress has been fighting over the Iran trade deal, a highway bill and Puerto Rico's debt crisis.

On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent legislative leaders a little reminder about another contentious item: the debt ceiling.

Lew's basic messag...

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Donald Trump's list of media winners and 'losers'

Donald Trump says he wants to be president to "make America great again," but his candidacy has been focused on improving journalism as much as anything.

The outspoken bllionaire's Twitter feed has long been filled with often-cutting observations on r...

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