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  • Bernie Sanders Hopes President Obama Nominates Replacement for Scalia 'As Soon As Possible'

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes President Obama nominates a replacement “as soon as possible” for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in Texas Saturday.

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  • Ted Cruz Plans to Filibuster Any Supreme Court Nominee Made by President Obama

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said on “This Week” that he plans to filibuster any Supreme Court nominee made by President Obama to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Cruz described the Supreme Court vacancy left by Scalia as having a "profound impact" on the Republican…

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  • Marco Rubio Calls Republican-on-Republican Attacks a 'Catch-22'

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio doesn't believe the constant attacks between those running for the Republican presidential nomination is helping the party. Rubio said responding to those attacks hurt him a week ago during the last debate before the New Hampshire primary. Rubio repeated the same line…

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  • John Kasich, Who Says He Won’t 'Win a Vote' With God, Brings Religion to Forefront

    Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich has said he does not wear his faith on his sleeve, but as his campaign shifted to South Carolina this week, he has incorporated religion into his pitch in a deeply personal way that was absent in less-religious New Hampshire. Kasich has honed his…

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  • Hillary Clinton Testing Out New Strategy Against Bernie Sanders – But Will It Work?

    Nothing’s stuck with voters, however, and Clinton left New Hampshire forced to grapple with both her bruising 22-point loss in the state’s primary and one existential question: How do you stop the Bern? "I am not a single issue candidate, and this is not a single issue country,” Clinton said…

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  • Marco Rubio Says He Doesn't Support Drafting Women Into Combat

    He’s previously said Selective Service should be opened up to women, but on Friday Marco Rubio said he was against drafting women into combat. Rubio’s words had social media abuzz -- many accusing him of flip-flopping -- given the response he gave to a question on Selective Service at the ABC News…

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  • As GOP Nomination Fight Gets More Feisty, So Does Marco Rubio

    Following a disappointing fifth place finish in New Hampshire, Marco Rubio is going on the offensive. Hoping for a better performance in Saturday's South Carolina primary, Rubio has spent the last few days repeatedly blasting Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz at various campaign stops in the…

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  • The Hurdles Along Michael Bloomberg's Path If He Runs for President

    If Michael Bloomberg becomes the second billionaire in the 2016 presidential race, his money won’t necessarily mean he could easily side-step the hurdles facing other candidates. If the former New York City mayor -- who was elected twice as a Republican after leaving the Democratic Party --…

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  • Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: 4 Things to Watch for at Tonight's Democratic Debate

    Just two days after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ overwhelming victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the two are preparing to face off, head to head again for another nationally televised debate. All Eyes On Hillary: Fresh off the bruising loss in New Hampshire and new speculation…

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  • Congress Considers Weighing in on Airline Seat Sizes

    And at least one congressman is pushing the federal government to get involved to protect these consumers. Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th District), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is asking that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) establish minimum seat…

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  • Bernie Sanders Looking Ahead to More Diverse Electorate

    Bernie Sanders met with Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday in New York in an apparent move to diversify his voting base, which may become crucial as the campaign moves into South Carolina. "Sanders very much needs to up his game among blacks and Hispanics if he's going to win in the more diverse states…

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  • New Video From Iranian State TV Appears to Show US Sailor Crying While Detained

    New video broadcast on Iranian state TV today appears to show a U.S. sailor crying while briefly detained by Iran in early-January. The video released by the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network appears similar to footage aired at the time the sailors were detained, a U.S. Department of Defense…

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  • President Obama Bemoans 'Poisonous Political Climate,' Calls for Civility

    Being president is a “big deal” and something we should “revere,” Obama said. Though he did not mention any of the presidential candidates by name, his message to them, and to all politicians, was clear.

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  • Marco Rubio Admits Debate Performance ‘Didn’t Help’ Him in New Hampshire

    "I shouldn’t have done it that way because what it did was it moved me to a message that pivoted away from the question and gave this perception that I tried to evade it," Rubio told Karl Wednesday afternoon. Rubio placed fifth in the New Hampshire primary, according to the AP. Rubio then pivoted…

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  • 5 Takeaways From New Hampshire Primary and What It Means for S. Carolina, Nevada

    The real estate mogul was hoisted by New Hampshirites seeking a political outsider who “tells it like it is.” Amid doubt after the Iowa caucuses that public opinion polling was inflating Trump’s actual support at the polls, Trump was able to drive voter turnout in New Hampshire, fending off…

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  • The Biggest Takeaway From the Democratic New Hampshire Primary

    Perhaps the only surprise last night was Bernie Sanders’ competitiveness among nonwhites and mainline Democrats. Overall, as we’ve reported, nonwhites in New Hampshire divided evenly, 50-49 percent, Clinton-Sanders.

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  • What John Kasich Needs to Do After New Hampshire

    But that didn’t matter for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who exceeded expectations on Tuesday night to grab the coveted second place spot in the New Hampshire Republican primary with 16 percent of the vote. Kasich and his allies, who had placed all of his electoral chips on the Granite State, snatched a…

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