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Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

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Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg "experienced discomfort during rout...

Nancy Pelosi

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Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader for saying on Friday that it was a mistake for Democrat...

Joe Biden pushing Buffett rule

Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s an...

Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

Obama pardons turkey 2014

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Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

Chuck Hagel

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White House struggles to find Hagel successor

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

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Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

National Guards, sandbag, Dutchtown, Missouri

Audit: Missouri commission kept veterans in dark

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state audit has found that the Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims.

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Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

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