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Obama Says John Glenn 'Lifted the Hopes of a Nation'
The death of legendary astronaut John Glenn sparked an outpouring of tributes, including from President Obama, who said the space pioneer "lifted the hopes of a nation." "With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend," Obama said. "John spent his life
Congress Gets Diversity Boost With Record Number of Women of Color in Senate
White voters played a major role in getting Donald Trump into the White House, but one place where diversity appears to have gotten a boost is on Capitol Hill . The upcoming Congress will be the most diverse in its history and the Senate will have the most women of color in its history -- 35
California Election Results
Voters in the state of California are heading to the polls on Election Day 2016. There are 55 electoral votes - the largest share of electoral votes - at stake in California in the presidential race. California allows for early voting. The Golden State wasn’t always considered a Democratic state.
Trump Brags About Groping Women in Vulgar Remarks Caught on Tape, Chalks It Up to 'Locker Room Banter'
Donald Trump -- who has frequently drawn fire for his remarks about women -- was caught on tape having a foul-mouthed exchange with a television host reportedly in 2005 that his campaign dismissed as "locker room banter." Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton , immediately seized on recorded
Obama Defends Environmental Legacy, Rips Climate Change Deniers
President Obama defended his legacy on the environment and criticized climate change denial Wednesday in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, saying "smart" environmental and economic policy aren’t mutually exclusive. “There is no contradiction between being smart on the environment and having a strong economy, and
Group Says There’s Interest in Third-Party Run From Governors, Senators
A third party presidential campaign effort that has been working for months to try and recruit an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton says over a dozen possible candidates have been in contact just this week about a possible run. "Better for America” launched this week with the goal of
Years After Tragedy, Mother Claims Victory in New Rental Car Protections
As of today, for the first time, federal law prevents rental car companies from renting out vehicles that are subject to safety recall until they have been fixed – the result of a years-long campaign by the mother of two young women killed in a rental car that she says never should have been on the
Calls Continue for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to Leave Post as DNC Head
Speculation reached a tipping point today over whether or not Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should step down from her post as the head of the Democratic party. The Bernie Sanders campaign has been warring with Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair. Sanders campaign manager Jeff
Ugly Scenes at Nevada Convention Spark Concern Among DNC Officials
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz raised concerns today about the party's upcoming convention in Philadelphia following an ugly showing by some of Bernie Sanders ' supporters at the Nevada Democratic state convention in Las Vegas this past Saturday. Footage from the