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Joe Lieberman

CNN

Cruz floats Lieberman to replace Hagel

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is floating an unexpected option to take over for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat turned Independent from Connecticut.

Rand Paul

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Japanese lawmakers slam Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul is receiving blowback from some of his Japanese-American colleagues after using World War II Japanese internment camps to describe what happens when a chief executive oversteps their power.

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DNC 2016: New York, Philadelphia or Columbus

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia and New York are the finalists to host the 2016 presidential nominating convention.

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McCain encourages Graham to run for president

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President.

"I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

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Texas readies challenge to immigration plan

Incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he expects to legally challenge President Barack Obama's new immigration action "in the next two weeks."

Abbott, currently the attorney general in Texas, said he's reaching out to other governors and top st...

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton has a 49-point lead in New Hampshire

Sixty-two percent of Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire say that if the primary were held today, Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive favorite for the Democrats' 2016 presidential nomination, would be their top choice, according to a Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm College poll released Monday.

Obama, Hagel resignation

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Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack...

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama on 2016: Americans want 'new car smell'

After taking responsibility for his party's sweeping defeat in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama now says that he is aware that his brand has lost some of its luster.

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Giuliani: Ferguson a 'significant exception'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, does not exemplify a larger national problem.

"93 percent of blacks...

Lindsey Graham

CNN

Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?

Add two more to what's the possibly largest club in Washington: Republicans who might seek their party's 2016 nomination.

Obama prepares for immigration speech

Pete Souza/White House

Skit: Obama dumps 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill

You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to reach the Capitol building in Washington, so just imagine what the tumble down is like.

Or, just ask "Schoolhouse Rock" Bill, hero of the classic animated educational segment "I'm Just a Bill" on how a bill becom...

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Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male.

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Cal Poly Drone Team Soars High at Competition

Cal Poly's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) "SkyBarge" came in second place at the 22nd…

Santa Barbara County Has a New Undersheriff in Town

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department announced that Bernard "Barney"…

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Santa Barbara Girls Rock After School Fundraiser

It was a rock and roll party at Soho Sunday afternoon where young performers got to…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

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Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

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Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

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One man's efforts to rescue killer whales

After sprinting for more than an hour up the Puget Sound, a group of migrant killer…

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US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the…

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US sending $3B to fight climate change

The United States will commit $3 billion to a fund that helps poor nations cope with…

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