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JohnKerry-Ukraine-041814.jpg U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry said Thursday that he and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have reached an agreement on a preliminary plan for ending the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Kerry was speaking at the end of the Ukraine contact group's first meeting, comprising the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the U.S., in the Swiss city of Geneva.

delaware-041714.jpg While Vice President Joe Biden has purportedly not decided whether he will run for president, his son Beau unveiled his plans for 2016 on Thursday. Beau Biden, who currently serves as Attorney General of Delaware, announced that he will not run for re-election this year and will instead run for Governor of Delaware in 2016.

EricCantor-041714.jpg After speaking with President Barack Obama by phone about stalled immigration reform legislation on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg., claimed the president still does not understand how to work with the Republican-controlled House.

Democratic-041614.jpg While Republicans will try to use the troubled rollout of Obamacare to their advantage in the upcoming midterm elections, the results of a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare.

MichaelBloomberg-041614.jpg Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted Wednesday that he has no plans to run for president and suggested that he will instead focus on efforts to prevent gun violence. Appearing on NBC's Today show, Bloomberg was asked if he intended to run for president and said, "No is the answer. Plain and simple."

Obama-Biden-041614.jpg President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to announce the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in new job training programs.

AlexSink-041514.jpg Despite pressure from national Democrats, Alex Sink revealed Tuesday that she won't attempt a rematch against Congressman David Jolly, R-Fla., in November. Sink, who narrowly lost to Jolly in a special election to replace the late Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., last month, was seen by many as Democrats' best chance to pick up the seat.

VladimirPutin-051012_15Apr14.jpg Amid escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine, the results of a new McClatchy-Marist Poll found that most American voters think Russia won't stop at its recent annexation of the Crimea region. The poll found that 67 percent of voters think Russian President Vladimir Putin will send troops into Ukraine, while just 25 percent think Russia will stop at Crimea.

ObamaPutin-041514.jpg U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine for the first time in over two weeks on Monday, although the two leaders remain far apart on the cause of escalating tensions.

obama1-040414.jpg President Barack Obama addressed the shootings at a Jewish community center and retirement complex in a suburb of Kansas City in remarks on Monday, declaring that religious-based violence has no place in society. Speaking at an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House, Obama offered prayers for the people of Overland Park, where three people were killed in the attacks on Sunday.

USecomonicdata-052912_14Apr14.jpg A day before the April 15th deadline for Americans to file their taxes, Gallup released the results of a poll on Monday showing that more than half of Americans think the amount they have to pay in federal income tax is too high. The poll found that 52 percent of Americans think the amount they pay in federal taxes is "too high," while 42 percent said the amount they pay is "about right."

Iranian mission to the UN described as 'unwise' the US refusal to issue visa for the newly-proposed Iranian envoy to the UN Hamid Aboutalebi, ISNA news agency reported. "This US decision is unwise and apparent violation of the international law. It runs counter to commitment of the country hosting...

Obama-041114.jpg While outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will likely be remembered by many for her role in the troubled rollout of Obamacare, President Barack Obama praised her extraordinary leadership in remarks on Friday. The president's remarks came after the White House revealed that Sebelius is stepping down from her post as HHS Secretary after five years on the job.

ObamaPresser3-062911_11Apr14.jpg U.S. President Barack Obama called German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to discuss the "concerning situation" in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. The White House said the call between the two leaders came as pro-Russian separatists, apparently with support from Moscow, continue an orchestrated campaign of incitement and sabotage to undermine and destabilize the Ukrainian state.

IRS-041014.jpg Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to find former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The committee voted 21 to 12 along party lines to adopt the resolution, with Republicans voting yes and Democrats voting no.