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Christie blasts Obama comments on shootings

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called President Barack Obama's comments after the Umpqua Community College shooting "obscene" and blasted the President's statement that the incident needed to be "politicized" in the wake of continued wide...

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Hispanic woman at rally: Latinos love Trump

Donald Trump's Las Vegas rally Thursday was interrupted when an adoring Hispanic fan was led to the stage and proclaimed that Latinos love the Republican businessman.

"Hello Mr. Trump!," said the woman, who Trump kissed as she clutched a copy of his P...

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Trump takes credit for McCarthy dropping out

Donald Trump suggested Thursday that he was partly responsible for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop his bid to become speaker.

"They're giving me a lot of credit for that because I said you really need someone very, very, tough ...

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Clinton rolls out plan to take on Wall Street

Hillary Clinton rolled out her long-awaited plan to reform Wall Street on Thursday, announcing in a Bloomberg op-ed that she wants to crack down on abuses and tax certain kinds of "high-frequency" trading.

Liberal Democrats have long waited to hear wh...

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Dems to voters: Demand Congress pass gun laws

Frustrated Senate Democrats conceded Thursday that even in the aftermath of several mass shootings, they don't have enough votes right now to push through gun control legislation. So they will try to build grassroots support by urging Americans to in...

McCarthy post meeting

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McCarthy knew he could prevail but not unite the GOP

Republican lawmakers were still filtering into the ornate House Ways and Means Committee room and digging into a lunch of barbeque chicken, beef and pork tacos from a local food truck -- completely unaware of the bombshell that was about to drop.

As K...

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Immigration group's protester heckles Clinton

Hillary Clinton was in the middle of a short speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala here Thursday when an immigration protester stood up and began shouting.

The protester, Juan Ramos from United We Dream Action, a DREAMer immigrati...

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McCarthy's exit shakes up prediction market

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shook up the House speaker's race Thursday when he announced he would drop out of the running -- and he had the highest chances to win on CNN's Political Prediction Market.

The Political Prediction Market experien...

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Bush hits Rubio, GOP for not backing Syria strikes in 2013

Jeb Bush on Thursday criticized congressional Republicans, including GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio, for not supporting President Barack Obama's request to act against Syria two years ago.

"Asking for the authorization I think was the appropriate ...

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Cruz raises $12 million over summer

Ted Cruz raised around $12 million for his presidential campaign during the third quarter, two sources with knowledge of the Texas senator's fundraising told CNN Thursday.

That figure represents a strong haul that will help fuel Cruz's operation at a ...

Obama Hispanic gathering

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Obama decries GOP's 'anti-immigrant sentiment'

An energetic President Barack Obama blasted 2016 GOP presidential candidates and decried the "anti-immigrant sentiment" in America Thursday night at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Awards Gala.

After listing a series of his administration's accompl...

Cruz at debate 2

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Cruz: Trump won't be GOP nominee

Ted Cruz said Thursday that he did not think Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee, his harshest criticism yet of a candidate he has assiduously avoided even brushing with judgment.

Asked by WABC Radio's Rita Cosby whether he believed that "eve...

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Mccarthy drops out of speaker race

What many thought would be a formality turned into chaos on Capitol Hill Thursday.

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Carson: Is Obama 'real black president?'

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks presidential candidate Ben Carson about a controversial…


Clinton on look-alike doll: 'It looks like Trump's hair'

While talking to supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Hillary Clinton was handed a…

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Republicans to make choice for Speaker

House Republicans vote Thursday to nominate the party's candidate for House Speaker…

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Rubio under fire for missed Senate votes

Sen. Marco Rubio missed a key Senate vote on defense spending Tuesday.

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

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Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first…

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Lompoc Honors Victims, Survivors of Domestic Violence

Memorial walk and candlelight vigil held at Lompoc High School Thursday evening.

Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Homicide in Los Olivos

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide at a residence…

Carpinteria Looks Ahead to the Next 50 Years After its Biggest Weekend of the Year

Carpinteria residents have welcomed a break after a four day extravaganza unlike…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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Santa Barbara Program Feeds Those In Need

Local grocery stores have paired up with Santa Barbara homeless centers. Their…


Those In Need, The Boy Scouts Will Feed

Hunger is a daily reality for many in our community.


Carpinteria Instrument Drive Hits the Right Note

A drive that began in early summer shows Carpinteria is in turn with its community…

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JetBlue opens farm at JFK airport

JetBlue wants to bring farm to table. Tray table that is.

The airline announced…

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BP settles final Gulf oil spill claims for $20 billion

Oil giant BP will pay out more than $20 billion to settle claims against it for the…

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EPA announces new limit on ozone emissions

The Obama administration unveiled new limits on smog-producing ozone emissions…

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