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Jeb on W: 'My brother will help a lot'

Jeb Bush said campaigning with his brother, former President George W. Bush, tomorrow could help save his presidential campaign.

Jeb Bush in Iowa

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Bush: Senate should reject an Obama Supreme Court nominee

Jeb Bush said he fully expects President Barack Obama to send a Supreme Court nominee to the Senate. And he expects the Senate to reject that nominee.

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Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday.

His death set off an immediate debate about whether President Barack ...

Ben Carson's Stalin quote found lacking

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Ben Carson's Josef Stalin quote distraction

At the Republican debate Saturday night, Ben Carson referenced a line he said came from Josef Stalin, but it appears the Soviet leader never uttered the quote.

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Scalia's death sets up big political battle

Justice Antonin Scalia's death immediately triggered a monumental election-year battle in Washington over whether President Barack Obama should choose a successor who could tilt the Supreme Court toward liberals.

Within two hours of Scalia's death bei...

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The Senate tradition at issue when replacing Scalia

After the news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death broke, Senate GOP leaders immediately made it clear they will not confirm a nominee from President Barack Obama to replace him.

Hillary Clinton goes hard against Bernie Sanders

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Clinton unveils Nevada argument on Sanders

Hillary Clinton stepped up her efforts to cast Bernie Sanders as a single-issue candidate on Saturday in Nevada, firing up a largely union audience by arguing Sanders' economic message wouldn't fix a host of issues.

Obama says will nominate successor

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Obama to enter nomination fight with legacy on court at stake

President Obama entered what's certain to become an acrimonious election-year battle Saturday, declaring he would act "in due time" to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died this weekend.

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U.S. to restore commercial flights to Cuba

In just a matter of days, U.S. airlines will begin a fierce bidding war to win routes and airport slots to a destination that's been off-limits to them for more than 50 years: Cuba.

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The memorable quotes from the Republican debate

In their final debate before the South Carolina primary, the six remaining Republican presidential candidates exchanged zingers and dropped a series of sharp, tough and occasionally odd one-liners.

Moment of silence for Scalia at GOP debate

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Antonin Scalia's death jolts GOP debate

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death provided a rare moment of agreement among Republican presidential candidates at a debate that quickly fractured into the most bitter and vicious brawl of the 2016 cycle.

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What Justice Scalia's death means for 2016

As the nation is stunned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the immediate question is what it will mean for the Supreme Court this year and in the future.

The court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issu...

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at age 79, igniting a political…

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Scalia's death shades GOP debate

The latest Republican presidential debate was shaded by the death of U.S. Supreme…

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Trump threatens to sue Ted Cruz

The fight for the first-in-the-south primary is heating up between candidates in…

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Democratic race heats up post-debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders return to the campaign trail.

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Cruz camp cuts commerical

Ted Cruz's campaign pulled a recent ad attacking Marco Rubio after it was revealed…

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Trump autographs baby at rally

Donald Trump autographed a baby who was surfing the crowd near a rope line at one of…

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The history of the U.S. president

Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What…

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Greatest moments in presidential speeches

Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the…

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Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always…

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Presidential scandals match game

Scandals tend to grab headlines -- and that’s not at all new in American politics.…

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The legacy of JFK

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years…

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Two Elderly People Found Dead

Police found two people in their 80's dead in what appears to be a murder suicide.

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Mammoth Ready For Holiday Weekend Crowds

Skiers are pulling out their cameras to take pictures at the top of Mammoth's…

Family Opens Up Barbecue Food Truck

For Roeny Cavazos and James Gentry opening up a Santa Maria style barbecue food…

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Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula…

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Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

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Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

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Wear Red Today!

Today is Wear Red Day and join our news teams as we are wearing red to help raise…

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Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

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High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

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Pollution like this in China concerns business executives

Pollution scaring away top recruits for global companies

Is the water contaminated? Is the air toxic? If the answer is yes, corporate…

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Thousands of penguins die after iceberg traps colony

About 150,000 penguins have died since being stranded by a vast iceberg that became…

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Thousands of sharks teem off Florida beaches

If you were wanting to escape the winter weather by hitting the warm beaches in…

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