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Obama warns high court credibility at stake in nominee fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Wednesday of putting the Supreme Court's credibility at risk if they make good on their vow not to consider or vote on his pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. He promised to nominate a candidate anyway.<p>"I'm going to …

Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins; Clinton declares victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Bernie Sanders in Iowa. But Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner.<p>"Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus," the Clinton campaign said. "After thorough reporting -- and analysis -- of …

Government

Clinton: I didn't generate any 'top secret' emails

Hillary Clinton told NBC she did not generate any of the 22 newly upgraded “top secret” emails recently withheld by the State Department and is not concerned about the contents of the messages.<p>“No, I did not,” she told NBC News’ Monica Alba on Saturday when asked whether she personally wrote any of …

Government
Barack Obama

Here Are the Tough Questions Megyn Kelly Asked at the Debate

Thanks to Donald Trump, one of the key themes of Thursday’s debate was whether or not Megyn Kelly asks unfair questions. But if it bothered her to be …

Trump taps the right's anger against Fox

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> For nearly two decades, Republican presidential candidates have run with Fox News. Now, Donald Trump is betting that he can run against it.<p>Trump's six-month war with host Megyn Kelly, which turned nuclear when he pledged to skip the Fox News debate that she is co-moderating …

Republicans

Trump: My billions are better than Bloomberg’s

Donald Trump on Monday hit Michael Bloom­berg below the money belt — saying the billionaire former mayor’s media tech company is “very fragile.”<p>The …

Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Bring back the guillotine for drug traffickers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state is too easy on drug crimes, suggesting it should bring back the guillotine for serious offenders.<p>The Republican governor, known for his controversial statements, was speaking on local radio Tuesday about combating the drug epidemic in his …

Paul LePage

Chris Christie Proposes State Takeover of Atlantic City’s Finances

Donald Trump will skip Fox News debate on Thursday

Donald Trump is skipping Thursday's GOP debate and going to war with the Fox News Channel.<p>Instead of attending the debate, "We'll have an event here in Iowa, with potentially another network, to raise money for wounded warriors," campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said. "And Fox will go from …

Donald Trump

FOX NEWS: Why is Donald Trump showing so 'much fear' of Megyn Kelly?

"Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he's president, is going to have to learn that he doesn't get to pick the journalists — we're very surprised he's willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly," the Fox representative told Business Insider in a statement.<p>The statement …

Donald Trump

Study Reveals A Conversation Trick That Motivates People To Change Their Behavior

Whether you want your New Year’s resolution to actually stick this year, or you want your team to do something different, behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what really motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the secret might be simpler …

Psychology

Palin's re-emergence underscores GOP split

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.<p>Palin's complicated relationship with GOP leaders over the past eight years is a microcosm of the party's broader struggles with its most restive members. What started …

Unfuzzy Math: It’s Still Hillary Clinton’s Race to Lose

Unless something totally crazy happens, Bernie Sanders just cannot get the delegates. Clinton’s the nominee. But how damaged will she be?<p>Her big lead …

Government

Chris Christie: First lady 'has no business' with school lunches

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Michelle Obama "has no business" pushing healthier lunches on children, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday.<p>Christie made the remark in response to a child's question during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa.<p>"What are you going to do about the lunches, because they …

Michelle Obama

Trump says very curious things about God, church and the Bible

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump turned a Bible reference into a laugh line at Liberty University on Monday when he referenced “2 Corinthians” — the book of the Bible more commonly known as “Second Corinthians.” The stumble wasn’t fatal — just indicative of, perhaps, an unfamiliarity …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump debate: Could UK really ban him?

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump was in the spotlight in Britain's Parliament, where lawmakers debated whether the Republican presidential front-runner should be barred from entering the country. The suggestion follows Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.<p>Read: British MPs debate …

Donald Trump

Texas lawyer files federal lawsuit against Ted Cruz over his Canadian birth | Fox News

A longtime attorney in Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s hometown of Houston has filed a federal lawsuit that questions the Canadian-born lawmaker’s eligibility to be president of the United States.<p>Newton Schwartz asked the Supreme Court in a 28-page complaint to decide whether Cruz – …

Republicans

Cruz on 'New York values': Sorry not sorry

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ted Cruz on Friday apologized to those who took offense to his “New York values” comment as a pejorative statement this week — sort of.<p>Republican poll leader Donald Trump and a contingent of New York Democrats, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Sen. …

Republicans

For the first time, the former CIA chief in Benghazi is speaking out about the attacks

The movie, an action film directed by Michael Bay and based on a 2014 book by Mitchell Zuckoff, notably revives the claim that security contractors at the Benghazi compound were given an order to "stand down," delaying their rescue mission — ostensibly with fatal consequences.<p>But the base chief at …

Darrell Issa
Guns
Barack Obama

Benghazi panel to interview former CIA Director Petraeus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee looking into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is interviewing former CIA Director David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-uhs) as the investigation enters its third calendar year — and a presidential election year.<p>Petraeus is the first of four former Obama …

Cybercrime

Republican governors are changing their tune on Obamacare

Early on, the Tea Party conservative vowed to dismantle the hallmark program of outgoing Democratic governor Steve Beshear that reduced the percentage of uninsured Kentuckians by half. But with polls showing that 72 percent of state residents favored the Obamacare program, Bevin toned down his …

Health Care
Ben Carson
Government