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Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C., where he is meeting with President Obama to try to gain support in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>The Iraqi prime minister is in Washington this week trying to …

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With First Events In Iowa

Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearances in Iowa Tuesday as a declared 2016 presidential candidate. Her campaign's strategy is to keep this first visit purposefully low key and play down any sense of inevitability.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Hillary Clinton is now campaigning in Iowa, …

Obama acts to remove Cuba from terror list

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama recommended Tuesday that Cuba be removed from the U.S. government's list of state sponsors of terrorism. Long sought by the Cuban government, Obama's decision, expected for weeks now, will likely expedite plans to re-establish embassies in both Washington …

Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step …

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Watch reporters hilariously chase after Hillary Clinton's van at her first campaign event

The van Clinton is using for her campaign road trip apparently pulled up to a back entrance of the Kirkwood Community College campus. This left a pack of reporters scrambling to see her enter the building.<p>MSNBC Reporter Alex Seitz-Wald was on the scene and gave his audience a live play-by-play of …

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In Iowa, Hillary Clinton Lays Out Early Cornerstones of Her 2016 Presidential Campaign

MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out the early cornerstones of her 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday, casting herself as a “champion” for struggling Americans and embracing economic and good-government policies promoted by liberal Democrats.<p>“I think it’s fair to say that as you …

Clinton: Unfair that fund managers pay lower tax rate than truckers

MONTICELLO, Iowa (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton blasted executive pay and tax rates for hedge-fund managers on Tuesday, using the first stop of her low-key campaign rollout in Iowa to highlight her promise to help Americans struggling toward economic recovery.<p>Clinton, who launched her 2016 …

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In Iowa, Hillary Clinton seeks to 'lift up' good actors in education - video

Former US secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa, in what was one of her first public appearances in the key caucus state on Tuesday.

Hillary's folksy, populist reentry

Return to Iowa choreographed to give voters the one-on-one interactions they’ve come to expect.<p>MONTICELLO, Iowa — “Good to see you! Thanks for being here!”<p>Taking her place at a folding table with seven students and educators here at Kirkwood Community College, Hillary Clinton re-emerged in Iowa, …

Honoring President Abraham Lincoln's Life in the Middle of the Deep South

On the border of Georgia and Alabama, a strange thing took place on the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Members of the local college and community gathered at the base of the flag pole, not to cheer President Lincoln's death, but to celebrate his life, and the key …

Twitter's most influential political journalists

<i>UPDATE II: StatSocial released the complete list on Thursday, April 16, along with an explanation of its methodology.</i><p><i>UPDATE: On Tuesday, April 14, the social analytics firm StatSocial sent the On Media blog with a list ranking the 1,850 "most influential political journalists on Twitter." That list</i> …

How Obama Is Spinning Congress’s Iran Deal

The Sen­ate For­eign Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee un­an­im­ously ap­proved le­gis­la­tion giv­ing Con­gress broad au­thor­ity over a pos­sible nuc­le­ar …

Hillary in bold: Hillvetica typeface goes viral

Hillary Clinton has been a a first lady, a senator, and a diplomat, but this week she transformed into a whole new political form: a font.<p>Graphic designer Rick Wolff designed a font based on the newly-launched Hillary for America campaign’s logo, a blue ‘H’ with a red arrow pointing rightwards.<p>He …

After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support

WASHINGTON -- After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a controversial bill to increase Congress’ involvement in the Iran nuclear talks passed the committee Tuesday on a unanimous vote of 19-0. In a dramatic …

Hillary Clinton signals break with past in Iowa call to end 'uncontrolled money'

Hillary Clinton said campaign finance reform would be a central plank of her presidential bid on Tuesday, revealing a determination to reinvent her political profile as a more humble, populist figure for the 2016 election.<p>Clinton used a visit to an Iowa college – her first scheduled appearance as a …

Clinton outlines rationale for running in Iowa swing

<b>Monticello, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton used the start of a roundtable at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa, to outline -- for the first time -- the rationale behind her campaign.<p>"We need to build the economy of tomorrow, not yesterday," Clinton said in a subtle knock against …

Hillary Clinton: ‘We do have a plan’ for campaign finance reform

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Dan Balz<p>, Chief correspondent<p>MOUNT VERNON, Iowa -- Newly-minted presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton rolled into this quaint hamlet billed as "America's Coolest Small Town" on Tuesday afternoon, drawing scores of excited onlookers and promising to roll out a …

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Liberal groups aim to register a million climate voters

A coalition of environmental, civil rights and progressive groups aims to register a million climate-conscious voters by Election Day.<p>The goal, shared first with POLITICO, is the latest indication that liberals view climate change as a wedge issue that can boost Democratic candidates while drawing …

Clinton names top 3 wonks for campaign

Hillary Clinton has named three senior policy advisers to lead the development of an agenda for her presidential campaign, setting the stage for a series of policy rollouts that campaign officials hope to begin late next month after her early phase of road trips to meet voters.<p>The team will be …

Hillary Clinton's no-frills campaign

<b>Monticello, Iowa (CNN) —</b> There is no fizzle and no fanfare.<p>But that's the point as Hillary Clinton, the most famous woman in the world, unveils her latest makeover here in the state where her previous White House dream died.<p>There's no pumping rock anthem or cheering supporters waving "Hillary" …

Meet "Hillary": The Clinton Campaign Kicks Off Small

No more Madam Secretary. In Iowa, a lot of thought goes into the smallest of details to project her new platform — "champion" for everyday people.<p>MONTICELLO, Iowa — For the purposes of the presidential campaign that began in earnest here on Tuesday with a small roundtable discussion, billed as a …

Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Congress on Tuesday he intends to remove Cuba from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, clearing the main obstacle to restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies shut for more than half a century.<p>Obama and Cuban President …

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These Are the Top Google Searches for Hillary Clinton — Number One Is…

Google has published data revealing the top searches individuals had for 2016 candidates following the formal announcement of their presidential bids – and many had nothing to do with the candidates’ positions.<p>According to the data, the top search for Hillary Clinton in the hour following her …