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Former GOP senator: Trump has 'corrupted' Republican Party

There hasn't been a more divisive person in national politics since George Wallace," the former pro-segregation Democratic governor of Alabama. To stop what he sees...

Dem convention speeches Day 2: CNN's Reality Check Team vets ...

() The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Wednesday for the third night of its convention, and 's Reality Check Team put the speakers' ...and more »...

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke running for Senate seat in Louisiana

... Duke says he was the first to promote the "America First" slogan. Washington () Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke announced his...

Obama to leave more troops than planned in Afghanistan

... Obama said, with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford at his side, a day...

Watergate Fast Facts

November 7, 1972 - President Richard Nixon is elected to a second term in office, defeating Democratic candidate George McGovern. January 30, 1973 - Former...

Marco Rubio criticizes anonymous sources, tweets workout plans

() Marco Rubio fired off an extended series of tweets late Monday night, alternating between sharp jabs and light jokes, aimed at a pair of...

Democrats tie Trump to vulnerable GOP Senate candidates

As soon as Donald Trump gained the presumptive nominee title -- following his Indiana primary win Tuesday -- Democrats swiftly moved to tie the GOP...

Supreme Court divided on Obama's immigration actions

Liberals on the bench seemed sympathetic to the administration's arguments. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted at one point that there are 11.3 million undocumented aliens...

'Wild Thing': 50 years of an indestructible song

To duplicate Johnson's whistling, music director Colin Frechter added the ocarina. ... In spring 1967, a parody version by Senator Bobby hit the top 20.

'Wild Thing': 50 years of an indestructible song

To duplicate Johnson's whistling, music director Colin Frechter added the ocarina. ... In spring 1967, a parody version by Senator Bobby hit the top 20.

5 surprising facts about Abraham Lincoln

As a candidate for Senate in 1858, Lincoln stated during his fourth debate with Douglas, "I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of...

The day politics and TV changed forever

The forums' wide exposure and impact on the election made them perhaps the most renowned political debates since 1858, when U.S. Senate candidates Abraham Lincoln...

Clinton's new strategy to court the black vote; lessons from Bush's collapse

Remember, President George H.W. Bush broke his "no new taxes" pledge and put David Souter on the Supreme Court. President George W. Bush expanded Medicare...

How the outsiders won -

CNN- and the insiders crumbledCNNHe lapped his closest challenger, Ohio Governor John Kasich, by double digits, and he notched his first win in this presidential...

Democratic debate: CNN's Reality Check team inspects the claims

Also, Sanders has acknowledged that the plan calls for a new 2.2% income tax on all Americans and a 6.2% levy on employers, as well...

Democratic town hall: Transcript, video

But Sen. Barbara Boxer, a supporter of Clinton, came back, fired back basically at your campaign today, at you, saying of course Hillary Clinton is...

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump: Signs of conservative media's grip on GOP

No wonder then that 92-year-old Bob Dole -- the former Senate Majority leader, Republican National Committee chairman, 1996 GOP standard-bearer and two-time Iowa caucus victor...

Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins; Clinton declares victory

Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who have a lot at stake in New Hampshire. READ: Marco Rubio ready to claim establishment vote. "This...

Obama and Kerry legacies hang in the balance on Iran

... by the likes of Richard Nixon and foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger in opening China and detente with the Soviet Union, Jimmy Carter's Middle...

The best reactions to SOTU in GIFs

NBCNews.comWashington () Some of those who attended President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night savored the moment by offering up memorable reactions...

Marco Rubio, Chris Christie battle for the middle

Confidantes of both men believe the victor of the clash will be able to make the case to the anti-Cruz and anti-Trump wing of their...

9 politicians to watch in 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio decided not to seek another term while running for the Republican presidential nomination, so the race is on fill his seat. And...

9 politicians to watch in 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio decided not to seek another term while running for the Republican presidential nomination, so the race is on fill his seat. And...

'Star Wars' 101: What you should know

The move from script to film was not easy. Two studios turned it down, and Lucas struggled to keep the budget below $10 million. Not...

'Trumbo' shows us the truth of the 1950s

But if you were a woman, an African-American, a gay person -- or anyone who had ever had the briefest flirtation with the Communist Party...

10 of the most bizarre elections in American history

The House of Representatives didn't easily arrive at its decision, casting 35 ballots in a week before finally voting to name Jefferson the victor and...

Clinton, Sanders raise big bucks, call for campaign finance reform

Both White House hopefuls are placing a large emphasis on campaign-finance reform on the trail, railing against individual Republican billionaires by name and working to...

Cotton holds up Obama nominees over Secret Service leak on Chaffetz

"The gravity of this scandal hasn't thus far been met with appropriate action from the highest levels of the executive branch," Cotton said on the...

How Woodrow Wilson pulled off 'an exceedingly difficult stunt'

The stroke he suffered when he returned to the White House left him debilitated and largely in seclusion for the remainder of his presidency. Wilson's...

Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

... Iowans saying Ron Paul's legacy was best perpetuated by Cruz. "The biggest thing about Ted Cruz was that I knew he had been endorsed...

Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

The Hill (blog)... Iowans saying Ron Paul's legacy was best perpetuated by Cruz. "The biggest thing about Ted Cruz was that I knew he had...

Obama gives Joe Biden 'blessing' for 2016 bid

Dunn, a veteran of presidential campaigns, served as a communications director during Obama's first term. She was also an adviser to former Sen. Tom Daschle.

Iranian role in inspections fuels critics of deal

David Albright, an analyst who participated in nuclear inspections in Iraq, said "it is not customary at all" for the IAEA to not collect its...

13 jaw-dropping moments of the 2016 campaign

Here are a baker's dozen of the most eye-popping moments so far: 1. Donald Trump ... So Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to allow...

Republican presidential debate: 8 takeaways

But the result didn't give voters much in the way of specifics on Trump's policies, and he refused to do so when pressed on immigration...

Obama's trade agenda moves past key Senate hurdle

A final Senate vote on fast-track could come as soon as later Tuesday, and it will then head to President Barack Obama's desk for his...

How do gay rights look in your country?

Nancy Ruth is a Canadian senator from Ontario. Some big things have changed for women and lesbians in my lifetime in Canada. Others, like violence,...

Who let the goats out in this viral video?

() It had all the makings of a viral video: cute animals doing something unexpected and a catchy tagline. Unsurprisingly, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's "Goats...

Why White House needs Congress on Iran deal

On Tuesday, a deal was reached on legislation proposed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker that would require President Barack Obama to submit...

Congress barely meets DHS deadline

TheBlaze.comSenate Democrats will block that effort, ensuring another tumultuous week on Capitol Hill and more uncertainty for the hundreds of thousands of people who work...

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns

Calls for Pierson to leave her post grew after a poor performance during her testimony Tuesday on Capitol Hill and another bombshell revelation the same...

Clinton: Turnout key to Democrats holding Senate

(blog)Are the Democrats going to hold the Senate? I think so, but it's going to be close. And it depends, frankly, on whether we...

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 12, 2014

NBCNews.com (blog)Just before the congressional recess, President Obama invited over a dozen Senate and House leaders from both parties to the White House to talk...

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 11, 2014

(blog)On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa were left to consider what to do next when their contest remained too...

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 11, 2014

(blog)Meanwhile, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul both made trips to the Hawkeye state last week. 's Peter Hamby says Paul...

Under Obamacare, some workers to be auto-enrolled in health plans

They recently sent a letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, supporting his bill to repeal the overhaul's automatic enrollment requirement. ... insurance, if someone's paying...

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 4, 2014

(blog)Sen. Rand Paul kicks off a three-day swing Monday across Iowa, holding campaign-style events and fund-raisers with local politicians as the potential Republican presidential...

Company men The US Chamber flexes its new political muscle

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's political team is led by Scott Reed, left, and Rob Engstrom, a pair of veteran GOP tacticians who have helped...