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Clinton 'War Room' Pushback And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

The Clinton campaign went into overdrive Tuesday trying to minimize the damage from a new book that delves into Clinton foundation fundraising — and it's not using the typical channels to do so.

Ladies In The Streets: Before Stonewall, Transgender Uprising Changed Lives

The June 1969 Stonewall riots in New York sparked the gay rights movement. But three years earlier, unrest in San Francisco marked the transgender community's public debut in the rights struggle.

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New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

Lots of states have underfunded pension systems, but New Jersey's ranks near the bottom. Christie's plan to cut pension payments even further is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

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Mike Huckabee Announces Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched his second White House bid Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton To Unveil Path To Citizenship Immigration Plan

Hillary Clinton is expected Tuesday to lay out her plan for a path to citizenship for many who are presently in the United States illegally. Meanwhile, her campaign is ramping up its efforts to get ahead of the scandal stories involving a new book about the Clinton Foundation and the upcoming Benghazi hearings.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Baltimore Tuesday to meet with the family of Freddie Gray, police, local officials and members of the community.

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Obama Laces Up To Tout Asian Trade Deal At Nike

The president says he's pushing for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in part to boost "Made in the U.S.A." products around the world. So why make the pitch at Nike?

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.

Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' Of Other Candidates?

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.

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Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a darling of conservatives. It started when he criticized President Obama's health care law and other policies at a Prayer Breakfast with the president just a few feet away.

Reporter’s Notebook: Veteran Baltimore Journalist Jayne Miller

May 5, 2015
The boarded CVS Pharmacy is seen at Pennsylvania and West North avenues in West Baltimore on May 4, 2015. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The curfew has been lifted, National Guard Troops are pulling out and businesses, including CVS, are saying they will rebuild.

High Stakes In British Election, But Do Voters Care?

May 5, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he speaks at an election rally on May 5, 2015 in St Ives, England. Unlike political rallies in the U.S., only a small crowd gathered to hear Cameron even though election day is right around the corner. (Toby Melville/Getty Images)

The next prime minister could determine whether Britain stays in the E.U., whether Scotland stays in the U.K. and future economic policy.

Puerto Rico On The Brink Of Running Out Of Money

May 5, 2015
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. (ricardo_mangual/Flickr)

The island is in its eighth year of recession, the unemployment rate is 12 percent and tens of thousands of people have left in recent years.

Obama Selects A New Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs

May 5, 2015
Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander U.S. General Joseph Dunford attends a change of command ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul on August 26, 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

General Joseph Dunford, Jr. served as commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014.

Commentary: Democrats, Be Careful What You Wish For

May 4, 2015
Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders reacts as supports cheer him on at a house party in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday. (Cheryl Senter/AP)

For Democrats dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton, many wish there were other choices.

Gov. Baker Signs State Employee Early Retirement Plan

May 4, 2015

The move will cut the state’s payroll by an estimated $172 million in the next fiscal year.

FBI Releases Corruption Probe Files Into Late Boston Mayor

May 4, 2015
Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, in a 2013 file photo (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

No charges were filed and the FBI closed the case in September 2003. The documents released Monday do not specify why the investigation did not lead to charges.

As U.S. Takes Reins Of Arctic Council, Climate Change Will Top Agenda

May 4, 2015
On July 12, 2011, crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy retrieved a canister dropped by parachute from a C-130, which brought supplies for some mid-mission fixes. (Kathryn Hansen/NASA/Flickr Creative Commons)

Founded in 1996, the intergovernmental body promotes cooperation in the region and advises governments on issues related to the Arctic.

Damaged Art Memorializes Violent Vietnam Era

May 4, 2015
Each year, the bullet hole is the subject of chalk messages. (Steve Grant/ideastream)

Today is the 45th anniversary of the killing of four students by National Guard troops on the campus of Kent State University.

3 More Republicans Jump Into 2016 Race

May 4, 2015
Three more Republicans have jumped into the race for 2016. From left: Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Dr. Ben Carson. (First two photos by Darren McCollester/Getty Images; third photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Dr. Ben Carson are all entering the field this week for the Republican presidential nomination.

DCF Workers Tout Worsening Caseloads Ahead Of Senate Budget Debate

May 4, 2015

An additional $29 million is needed to meet the goal of lowering caseloads to a 15 to 1 ratio for each social worker, Jason Stephany, a spokesman for the union that represents workers in the agency, said, asserting that many workers are carrying 20- or 25-family workloads.

Ex-U.S. Rep. Inglis Gets JFK Courage Award For Climate Stance

May 3, 2015
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis addresses an audience during ceremonies for the 2015 Profile in Courage Award. (Steven Senne/AP)

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis has received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for reversing his position on climate change despite the political fallout that cost him his seat in Congress.

Commentary: Can Bernie Sanders Beat Expectations?

May 2, 2015
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his agenda in running for president, Thursday, April 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The 73-year-old Vermont senator may seem eccentric, but as a self-described “Democratic Socialist” he’s a true believer. And he says he is “running to win,” despite the odds.

Week In Review: Tsarnaev, Baltimore Riots, Economic Development

May 1, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty points to defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during closing arguments in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial Monday, April 6, 2015. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

We discuss the week’s top stories, from the ongoing Tsarnaev trial to the riots in Baltimore.

Former Chris Christie Ally Pleads Guilty In ‘Bridgegate’ Case

May 1, 2015
David Wildstein, former Port Authority appointee of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, leaves the Federal Court on May 01, 2015 in Newark. Wildstein pleaded guilty on charges after a federal probe into the George Washington Bridge Case. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

David Wildstein pleaded guilty to playing a role in shutting down lanes of traffic during rush hour on the George Washington Bridge.

Unusual Alliance Forming In Congress To Overhaul Patriot Act

May 1, 2015
Cherry blossoms are seen on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. on April 8, 2015. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

A group of lawmakers want to severely limit the government’s ability to bulk-collect Internet and phone records.

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