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Ben and Candy Carson's home birth story is insane.

This week’s release of Candy Carson’s memoir, <i>A Doctor in the House: My Life With Ben Carson</i>, garners a whole new level of respect for the …

Pregnancy

Watch Stephen Colbert Explain the Vatican's Star Wars Review

Thanks to the continued box office dominance and warm critical reception for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, the latest entry in the blockbuster …

Stephen Colbert

Congress Sends Obamacare Repeal to President for First Time

After dozens of unsuccessful attempts to repeal all or part of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday finally succeeded in getting a repeal bill to the president’s desk.<p>The House voted almost entirely along party-lines, 240 to 181, to repeal the …

Candy Carson gets choked up over husband's lost patients

<b>(CNN) —</b> Telling the story of her husband's life in medicine, and the loss their family suffered along the way, was a trying, deeply emotional task for Candy Carson.<p>"It's hard putting your life down on pages," the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on …

Global powers condemn North Korea’s nuclear weapons test

The United States and other global powers sharply condemned North Korea on Wednesday, vowing to punish it for conducting a fourth nuclear weapons test. But it was not clear what more the world could do, short of war, to a country that for years has been impervious to international isolation and …

North Korea

A Muslim Confronted Ben Carson Over His Views On Islam. His Response Earned Him a Standing Ovation

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson was confronted by a Muslim at a town hall in Staten Island Monday night over his suggestion someone of his faith should not be president of the United States.<p>Hesham El-Meligy, chairman of the Staten Island Libertarian Party, used the question and answer …

Donald Trump to appear on 'Tonight Show' weeks before Iowa caucuses

It appears that Jimmy Fallon will need to get his blond wig and Donald Trump voice ready.<p>Trump, the GOP frontrunner, will appear on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" on January 11, according to NBC.<p>The appearance comes just weeks before the Iowa caucuses on February 1 and the New Hampshire …

TRUMP: Voters should be concerned about Ted Cruz's birthplace

Cruz tweeted a famous scene of Henry Winkler's "Happy Days" character, Fonzie, "jumping the shark" late Tuesday.<p>Earlier in the day, The Washington Post released an interview with Trump in which the GOP front-runner called Cruz's Canadian birthplace a "very precarious" issue for Republicans if they …

Government

Watch How Ben Carson Handles Unexpected Question at Town Hall: ‘Do You Think I Chose to Be Gay?’

While GOP presidential contender Ben Carson met with supporters after a recent town hall, he was confronted by a soft-spoken woman who questioned him about her own sexuality.<p>“I have a question. Do you think I chose to be gay?” the woman, wearing an LGBT shirt, asked Carson at the New York town hall …

A Confident Ben Carson Shows Up on Staten Island as Donald Trump

Carson seemed reinvigorated, ripping through one-liners, typical talking points, and new tough talk days after his campaign seemed on the brink of …

Carson visiting D.M. area churches Sunday

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson plans to visit church congregations in Des Moines and Pleasant Hill this Sunday.<p>The stops will precede a …

Des Moines

Here Are the Five Most Interesting Anecdotes From Candy Carson's New Book

Ben Carson and his wife Candy were college sweethearts. The two met at Yale, and have stayed together through Ben’s time in medical school, his …

Megyn Kelly’s 12 Instant, Tough-as-Nails Questions

Putin, Jeb, Caitlyn Jenner, Hillary: the Fox News star proves she’s ready for anyone.<p>Several hours and several looks into <b>Megyn Kelly’s</b> <i>Vanity Fair</i> cover shoot at <b>Patrick Demarchelier's</b> studio, the newswoman, who had been in near-constant motion, stopped suddenly. She leaned over a photo assistant’s …

Carson open to reconsidering ban on women in combat

Ben Carson said on Monday that he is open to reconsidering recent moves to lift a ban on gays and lesbians in the military and to allow women to serve in combat, while his new campaign manager said the idea of women serving in combat roles is dubious.<p>“There are just certain realities, where men can …

Trump: I will 'unsign' Obama executive action on gun control

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to "unsign" President Barack Obama's plans to tighten gun control via executive action, telling a packed rally in Biloxi, Mississippi, that he would protect the right to bear arms.<p>"There's an assault on the Second Amendment. You know Obama's going to do an …

Top Trump aide retweets suggestion that Clinton was behind terror video

<b>Biloxi, Mississippi (CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen, a top aide to Donald Trump, promoted a pair of tweets Saturday that suggested Hillary Clinton was behind a new terrorist recruiting video featuring Trump.<p>The video, purportedly produced by Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, uses historic civil rights era …

Carly Fiorina Wins Key Endorsement in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina scored some good news in New Hampshire with a new addition to her team: Republican Ovide Lamontagne is signing on as a state chairman, her campaign confirms to NBC News.<p>"In my opinion, Carly is the most conservative candidate who can win,” he …

How are candidates spending ahead of the Iowa caucuses?

<b>Editor's note: A previous version of this story misstated how much Bernie Sanders has spent nationally.</b><p>Ben Carson’s family festivals in Iowa earlier …

Government

Ben Carson joins Donald Trump in threatening to leave GOP

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ben Carson on Friday took a page from Donald Trump's playbook by threatening to depart the Republican Party.<p>Ahead of Tuesday's GOP presidential debate, the retired neurosurgeon slammed the party after reports emerged that Republican insiders were discussing the possibility of …

Republicans

Cruz leaps to top of pack in Iowa

Ted Cruz has opened up a 10-point lead over Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a new poll of likely Republican caucus-goers.<p>In the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll out Saturday evening, Cruz took 31 percent of Republicans polled, with Trump at 21, Ben Carson at 13, Marco Rubio at 10, Jeb …

'Big shakeup' in Iowa Poll: Cruz soars to lead

CLOSE<p>Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has surged ahead of former front runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson in latest Des Moines …

Tired, but 'bullet-proof,' hundreds of campaign staffers make a life in D.M.

It was already 9:30 by the time Tariq Smith and two of his buddies slid into a corner booth at Wellman’s Pub for the Monday night special: a $9.99 …

Government

O'Malley talks Taylor Swift in Beaverdale

Martin O'Malley set aside the politics for a minute on Wednesday afternoon to talk pop music instead.<p>"Do you like Taylor Swift?" he asked Camille …

Des Moines

Ben Carson tries to salvage campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ben Carson is overhauling his campaign operation, adjusting his tone and doubling down on old-fashioned retail politics to help revive his flailing presidential bid.<p>The retired neurosurgeon, who sat atop the GOP field just months ago, kicked off 2016 facing sliding poll numbers and a …

Trump Calls His Al Qaeda Recruitment Video Highest-Rated Terror Video Ever

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Just minutes after the Somali-based Al Qaeda affiliate Shabaab group released a propaganda video featuring a clip of Donald Trump, the Republican Presidential front-runner boasted that the video would be the highest-rated terror video of all time.<p>Within an hour of the …

Donald Trump

Bar Owner Shocked at Would-Be ISIS Attack

Islamic State (ISIS)

5 planes wrote 'Trump is disgusting' in the air over California's annual Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Five planes flew over the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Friday writing messages in the sky that included "America is great! Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump, US," as onlookers craned their necks for a view.<p>It was not immediately clear who was …

Donald Trump

New Cruz Super PAC with $4M ad buy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new super PAC supporting Ted Cruz is beginning a $4 million television advertising campaign on his behalf, the most ambitious effort yet to back him independently in the 2016 race.<p>Stand for Truth, a group formed only six weeks ago, said Friday that it would begin $2 million TV campaigns …

Tamir Rice Protesters March to Prosecutor's Home, Demand Resignation

Protesters upset by a decision not to indict two white police officers in the shooting death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who had a pellet gun, marched to the home of the prosecutor Friday and repeated calls for him to resign.<p>More than 100 people stood outside the home of Cuyahoga County …