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Obama: Dems getting 'squishy' over Iran deal

President Barack Obama said Thursday night that he can feel some Democratic members of Congress getting "squishy" in their support of the Iran deal, bowing to the "political heat" they feel from the "fierce" lobbying campaign against the Iran deal.

"R...

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Rand Paul: Media to blame for Trump's surge

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blamed the national media Thursday for Donald Trump's vaulting to the front of the Republican pack in several recent polls.

"Television works, Wolf," Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "If you would give some other candidates time f...

Jon Kasich

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Will Kasich make it into home-state debate?

For a little over a month, one question has haunted Ohio Gov. John Kasich more than any other: Will he make it into the first Republican debate, being held in his home state?

With low name recognition, a big field and a late entry into the race, the ...

Josh Earnest

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WH blasts House Republicans for vacation

It's become a summer ritual in Washington: Take a shot at the opposing party for taking a longer vacation than yours.

But White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest brought the clockwork criticism to new heights Thursday, outright mocking House Republi...

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George H.W. Bush tweets hospital update

George H.W. Bush appears to be doing well after his hospitalization at Maine Medical Center earlier this month.

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Senate passes long-term highway plan

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan six-year plan for highway, bridge and transit construction on Thursday, the first time such a long-term bill has cleared the chamber since 2005.

It passed 65-34.

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Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear to...

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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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Jon Stewart on White House meetings: It's not a secret

On Wednesday's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart opened the show with a discussion of his reportedly "secret" White House meetings with President Barack Obama.

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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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