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McCain, Graham

CNN

How to run for president from the Senate

They would seem to have big advantages going into the 2016 presidential race -- prominent jobs in Washington, access to major donors and the ability to influence the major national issues of the day.

But being a member of the Senate hardly paves a cle...

Chris Christie

Pool

Chris Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in the state.

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Poll: Most Americans say things are going well

For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found.

Chris Christie

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Chris Christie vetoes pig crate ban

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Friday that would have banned crates that severely limit the mobility of pregnant pigs, a move that will win favor with Iowa farmers and spark more speculation about Christie's presidential aspirations but...

Mia Love

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GOP hopes class of black Republicans is trend

Election Night 2014 was more than a landslide win for congressional Republicans -- it was a historic moment for black Republicans in particular.

Obama on Thanksgiving

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Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

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Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg "experienced discomfort during rout...

Nancy Pelosi

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Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader for saying on Friday that it was a mistake for Democrat...

Joe Biden pushing Buffett rule

Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s an...

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PA legislative district changes will impact Allentown

Significant geographic changes are in store as Allentown streamlines from four to two House legislative districts on Dec. 1.

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren's Office

Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

 

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out five interesting facts about the commander in chief.

The British Monarchy

Prince George

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Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. Take a look at the family tree of the British monarchy and learn a bit about George's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The legacy of JFK

JFK side profile

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps, the Space Race and in Civil Rights.  Take a look at this interactive to review a timeline of important events, as well as, watch and listen to powerful JFK speeches.

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Obama delivers Thanksgiving message

Obama's Thanksgiving address

President Barack Obama issues his weekly address, wishing a happy Thanksgiving.

Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

Obama pardons turkey 2014

CNN

Following tradition, President Barack Obama pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey today at the White House.

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  • Operation Buster-Jangle, Uncle atom bomb test

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    On this day: November 29

    Edison shows off his phonograph, atom bomb testing heads underground, a chimpanzee orbits the Earth, the Pong craze begins, and the world loses another Beatle, all on this day.

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Berks community rallies around young boy battling leukemia

Community helps young boy battling leukemia
WYOMISSING, Pa.

The community came together Friday night to support a two-year-old boy in his battle with leukemia.

Train ride with Santa a dream come true for very deserving kids

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JIM THORPE, Pa.

Santa Claus made a special trip south Friday to meet some very deserving kids. About 65 young people with special needs or serious illnesses took a train ride through the Lehigh Gorge in Jim Thorpe.

Easton Peace Candle aglow for the holidays

Easton Peace Candle aglow
EASTON, Pa.

The Peace Candle in Centre Square was lit Friday night.

Reading's 'Charlie Brown' tree continues to draw national attention

'Ugly' Christmas tree lit in Reading

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READING, Pa.

Reading's official Christmas tree continues to generate a fair share of publicity across the country and around the world as the holiday season gets into full swing.

 
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