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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and husband, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton address the audience during the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 22, 2014 New York, N.Y. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty)

The agony and the ecstasy of the Clintons at CGI

09/25/14 11:04AM

The Clinton Global Initiative, the signature event of America’s preeminent family, concluded Wednesday night, and now comes the search for meaning ahead of another likely Clinton presidential run. Is it a cronyistic confab of global elite? An innovation in charity that could help save the world? Political theater?  The only correct answer is all of the above. read more

William Bello, 16, listens to speakers at a vigil in support of refugee children and their families in Murrieta, Calif. on July 9, 2014.

How Latinos are transforming American politics

09/25/14 07:11AM

With the Latino electorate projected to potentially double by 2030, Democratic and Republican strategists alike are grappling with what America’s changing demographics mean for their party’s future. Few people have studied this phenomenon as closely as political scientist Matt Barreto, who co-founded the influential polling firm Latino Decisions with fellow academic Gary Segura. read more

Scott Brown works the phone banks at the New Hampshire GOP Salem headquarters on Sept. 17, 2014 in Salem, N.H. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty)

Scott Brown blanks on abortion bill he co-sponsored

09/23/14 06:08PM

Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown repeatedly passed on discussing a bill he reportedly co-sponsored as a state legislator that would require women to wait 24 hours and examine illustrations of fetal development before receiving an abortion, telling an interviewer he couldn’t remember the legislation in question. read more

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