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Putin looks to recapture czarist glory

Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine is not an effort to revive the Soviet Union, contrary to the hyperbole many conservative pundits who paint him as the new Joseph Stalin.

Ben Carson: WH requested apology to Obama for ‘offending him’

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Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson made no apologies after his now-legendary speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last year, even to the White House after it requested Carson apologize to President Barack Obama for “offending him.”

Melissa Harris-Perry: Is Eric Holder the ‘Obama we’ve been waiting for?’

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While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing for Attorney General Eric Holder to face impeachment, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has nothing but praise for the Justice Department head and is wondering if Holder is “the Obama we had been hoping for?”

Rand Paul: The GOP’s problem is that we’re too timid

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Manchester, N.H. — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) issued a grassroots call-to-action Saturday during a speech in New Hampshire and called on both his fellow citizens to stand up and “fight for freedom” and the GOP to shed its timid image in favor of a more exciting stance.

Ann Coulter: GOP ‘spinning wheels’ with youth outreach

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As the GOP boosts efforts to sway Millennials to side with the Republican Party, political pundit Ann Coulter is shunning such efforts, saying the GOP is “spinning your wheels” with tactics to reach Generation Y.

Louie Gohmert calls for constitutional amendment allowing states to veto federal legislation

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has taken up crusade once attempted by his fellow Republicans and announced the need for a constitutional amendment that would expand states’ rights and allow them to veto any legislation passed by Congress and signed into law the President of the United States.

Obama: Republicans a threat to the right to vote

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President Barack Obama slammed Republicans on Friday for supporting voter identification law and labeled the GOP as a threat to the right to vote.

O’Malley’s Maryland is Obama’s oasis

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The legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly adjourned Monday at midnight with balloons falling from the ceiling of the state house in Annapolis, Md., and Democrats patting themselves on the backs for a job well done.

Burwell to replace Sebelius as HHS Secretary

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell is about to become the biggest name in health care after news broke Thursday night that she will be the nominee to replace the resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. If confirmed, Burwell, who is the current director of the Office and Management and Budget, will become the key figure leading implementation […]

Eric Holder and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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Tuesday turned into a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Attorney General Eric Holder, as he earned the ire of several Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee for dodging criminal contempt charges.

Holder spars with Gohmert over contempt charge: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy’

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A snide comment made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in reference to Attorney General Eric Holder’s criminal contempt charges set off a firestorm between the two men, as the duo engaged in an intense back-and-forth.

Ted Cruz to Jeb Bush: ‘Rule of law matters’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) hardly see eye-to-eye on the issue of immigration reform, and while Bush doesn’t see crossing the border illegally as a felony, Cruz believes “rule of law matters.”

Holder: Time to explore gun-tracking bracelets

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In an attempt to promote gun safety, Attorney General Eric Holder told a panel of legislators Friday the Department of Justice wants to “explore” personalization technology that requires gun users to wear bracelets.

David Ortiz selfie with Obama could mean the end to WH selfies

Big Papi Obama Selfie

Everyone loves taking a good selfie, even President Barack Obama. However, after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a pic with POTUS last week, selifes may be banned from the White House.

US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

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ASSOCIATED PRESS — TOKYO — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter theNorth Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

‘Goonies 2′ Is Happening According To Richard Donner

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HUFFINGTON POST — Goonies never say die, and neither do sequel rumors. While discussing the state of Hollywood superhero movies with a paparazzo from TMZ, director Richard Donner let slip that he was making a sequel to “Goonies,” the 1985 adventure film produced by Steven Spielberg.

Read more at The Huffington Post.

Ga. Republican senate candidate sends Obama to voicemail in new ad

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When it comes to opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) isn’t taking any calls from President Barack Obama — literally — as the Senate hopeful explained in a new campaign ad.

Bill Maher on SCOTUS ruling: The idiots have broken the Constitution

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Outspoken HBO host Bill Maher railed against the United States Supreme Court for its ruling on individual campaign contributions during his show, “Real Time,” on Friday, saying “the idiots have found a way to break [the Constitution].”

Trey Gowdy slams Jim Moran with awesome response to pay-hike request

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) had some choice words regarding Rep. Jim Moran’s (D-Va.) request for members of Congress to receive a pay raise, as the South Carolinian called the comments “laughable” and ‘embarrassing.’

Grand Jury Convened in Christie Bridge Scandal Probe

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ABC NEWS — The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey has convened a grand jury to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie’s office in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ABC News has learned.

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