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Important Fact: Abraham Lincoln Did Not Have a Beard. He Had Whiskers.

The story goes that in October of 1860, an 11-year old girl wrote to Abraham Lincoln, then the Republican nominee for President of the United States. …

Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today

Starting today, Chicagoans will have to do their vaping outside as a ban on electronic cigarettes in indoor public places takes effect.<p>The new rule, which the City Council passed in January at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's urging, prohibits people from using e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars and most other …

Why Public Opinion of Obamacare Remains Negative

Des­pite mil­lions of Amer­ic­ans get­ting covered by Obama­care — which Demo­crats had long said would im­prove the health law’s fa­vor­ab­il­ity …

Health Care

Obama fed up with foreign policy critics

President Barack Obama made clear Monday that he's fed up with critics who are demanding his administration respond more assertively to crises in places like Syria and Ukraine but are vague about precisely what form that response should take.<p>"Typically, criticism of our foreign policy has been …

Biden goes on offense

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - The White House launched a new front in the battle for control of the U.S. Congress on Monday, dispatching Vice President Joe Biden to outline his party’s line of attack on the Republican economic agenda.<p>In a speech at The George Washington University, Biden condemned the …

Rand Paul and other Republican leaders back away from Bundy

By Jaime Fuller<p>, Reporter<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Cliven Bundy told supporters last week, according to a New York Times story that published on Wednesday night.<p>The Nevada rancher was previously best known for refusing to pay two …

2016: A Bush-Clinton rematch?

Two families, two political parties -- one family business.<p>It's hard to understate the depth of the Bush-Clinton impact on American politics. Think of it this way: For 32 years, there was either a Bush or a Clinton in the White House or the Cabinet. And in 2016, the families could be competing …

Associated Press News

Captain Of South Korean Ferry Videotaped Abandoning Ship Before His Passengers

Video released on Monday by the South Korean Coast Guard shows what appears to be 69-year-old Captain Lee Joon-seok abandoning the sinking ferry before other passengers.