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The 29 craziest things that came out of candidates' mouths in 2015

It wasn't just Donald Trump who threw out some outrageous comments.<p>The presidential campaign in 2015 generated no shortage of head-scratching quotes, zingers, one-liners and out-of-left-field remarks from candidates in both parties.<p>From Hillary Clinton's self-professed ignorance about how servers …

Government

The Wild Ideas You Missed While Donald Trump Was Talking

Trump’s not the only Republican making dubious claims. He’s just the only one we’ve paid attention to.<p>After five Republican debates, most Americans know about Donald Trump’s provocative beliefs, like his desires to end birthright citizenship, stop Muslim immigration and kill families of suspected …

Government

The Next Climate Crusader in the White House

It was more than six years ago when I stood on the floor of the House of Representatives to cast one of the most significant votes of my early Congressional career. My colleagues and I were about to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act, sweeping energy reform legislation that would set …

The world in photos this week

Gowdy to campaign with Rubio

Rep. Trey Gowdy will campaign alongside Sen. Marco Rubio next week in Iowa.<p>The three-day swing through eastern and central Iowa includes stops in Burlington, Clinton and Waterloo. Gowdy will appear alongside Rubio at the events on Tuesday and Wednesday.<p>In a campaign release, Gowdy said, “Marco is a …

Republicans

Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2015

In a defensive struggle that resembled several of last season's championship tilts, the Golden State Warriors captured an 89-83 <b></b>Christmas Day win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena.<p>The defending champions improved to 14-0 at home and have now ripped off four straight wins since losing to …

Basketball

Patriots Sign Troy Hill, Waive Asante Cleveland: Latest Details, Reaction

The New England Patriots announced they have released tight end Asante Cleveland and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson. They also signed cornerback Troy Hill, who was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals, and promoted wide receiver Chris Harper from the practice squad.<p>Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk …

Football (U.S.)

NBA Christmas 2015, Lakers vs. Clippers results: 3 things from the Lakers' last-second comeback attempt

In Kobe Bryant's final Christmas Day game, the Lakers very nearly pulled off a ridiculous fourth-quarter comeback before falling short.<p>It would have been a Christmas Day miracle if the left-for-dead Lakers could have pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback against the Clippers at the Staples Center on …

Los Angeles

ABC analyst Mark Jackson on Stephen Curry: ‘He’s hurt the game.’

ABC analyst Mark Jackson caught heat from basketball fans on Friday night after stating Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has “hurt the game” with his expert shooting.<p>“Steph Curry’s great. Steph Curry’s the MVP. He’s a champion. Understand what I’m saying when I say this,” Jackson said …

Basketball