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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton watch from the audience as U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, 2014 in New York City.

Obama: I owe a 'debt' to Hillary Clinton

09/23/14 03:56PM

After a summer that occasionally tested the bond between the two most prominent families in Democratic politics, the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday offered an opportunity for current, former, and potential future presidents to heap praise on each other. read more

John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol July 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Lawmakers react to US strikes on Syria

09/23/14 11:17AM

President Barack Obama’s decision to launch strikes against radical Islamic groups in Syria Monday night prompted some praise and criticism that jumped across party lines, but lawmakers shared mostly muted responses as they awaited further details. read more

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Congress blows off ISIS debate to hit campaign trail

09/19/14 11:07AM

The U.S. is on the brink of war in the middle east, economic growth is still tepid, and we’re no closer to fixing our broken immigration system. But to Congressional leaders, it’s all good! House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office announced Thursday that lawmakers would be skipping town until after the midterms elections, allowing them to hit the campaign trail. read more

New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown.  Photo by Elise Amendola/AP

Is Scott Brown making a comeback in New Hampshire?

09/16/14 05:43PM

After laying dormant in the polls for months, Scott Brown is looking increasingly competitive against Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, raising hopes among national Republicans that the former Massachusetts Senator might have one more upset victory left in him.A CNN poll last week found Shaheen and Brown dead even, with 48% of likely voters saying they would support each candidate. read more