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Christie talks Romney, Trump on 'Tonight Show'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a frequent target of some of Jimmy Fallon's barbs, showed an easy rapport with the host on "The Tonight Show" Monday night, armed with an amusing anecdote about his New Hampshire visit with the Romneys and the Rubios a...

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Obama condemns climate change deniers

Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday that even ramped-up efforts to curb emissions were being outpaced by the effects of a warming planet.

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Trump faces Toronto tower trouble

He is no stranger to causing controversy when it comes to matters over the border, but the latest Donald Trump imbroglio to unfold in a neighboring country has nothing to with Mexico or a wall.

The precarious stability of the massive antenna atop the...

Kanye West

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'Ready for Kanye' committee formed

One Republican in Maryland is ready for President Kanye West.

The night after West claimed at MTV's Video Music Awards that he's running for president in 2020, the "Ready for Kanye" committee -- which, in theory, would allow the group to raise money f...

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Rick Perry loses both co-chairs in Iowa

Rick Perry's presidential campaign lost its second co-chair in Iowa on Monday as it continues to hemorrhage staff because of deep financial problems.

Karen Fesler, an activist who Perry's campaign once paraded as "one of the most respected Republicans...

Ben Carson

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Iowa poll: Carson surges to tie Trump

For the first time in more than a month, mogul Donald Trump is not leading the field in one of the first four nominating states in the Republican primary, according to a new poll.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged up in the pack to tie Trump in Iowa,...

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Clinton emails: Gefilte fish and TV shows

The newest trove of more than 7,000 of Hillary Clinton's emails were released Monday night by the State Department, showcasing more of the mundane political notes and scheduling requests that have made up earlier releases.

That's despite 125 of those...

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Columbia: Obama not returning to teach

The head of Columbia University ignited a wave of speculation Monday about President Barack Obama's post-White House activities, though the school later said there were no plans for the commander-in-chief to return to a teaching job.

Lee Bollinger, sp...

Mount McKinley

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Trump vows to reverse Obama name change

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump vowed on Monday evening to overturn President Barack Obama's decision to rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley.

"President Obama wants to change the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali after more than 100 years. Gre...

Bob McDonnell sentenced to prison

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SCOTUS: McDonnell allowed to stay out of jail

The Supreme Court granted an emergency motion Monday that will allow former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to stay out of jail while he seeks to appeal his conviction on federal corruption charges.

The one-page order came as at least a temporary reprieve...

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