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In this week's address, the U.S. President commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. The President will spend the first Memorial Day since the end of the war in Afghanistan at Arlington Cemetery, remembering the...

Obama1-052115.jpg Despite the fall of the key Iraqi city of Ramadi, President Barack Obama does not believe the U.S. is losing its fight against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS. Obama acknowledged losing Ramadi to ISIS control was a "tactical setback" but argued the city had been vulnerable for a long time.

amtrak-train-051315.jpg On the heels of last week's deadly Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia, a group of Senate Democrats have called for an increase in spending on the publicly funded rail service.

USCapitol-052115.jpg A controversial trade bill cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Thursday, with most Republicans and a few Democrats voting to limit debate on legislation giving the president the authority to "fast track" trade deals.

bobbyjindal-052015.jpg Despite the backlash to similar moves in Indiana and Arkansas, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order that critics claim will allow Louisiana businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

rainbowflag-052015.jpg Ahead of a potentially historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the results of a new Gallup poll show support for same-sex marriage has jumped to a new record high. The poll found that 60 percent of Americans think same-sex marriages should be recognized by law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriages.

hillaryclinton2-051915.jpg Responding to questions from reporters for the first time in several weeks, Hillary Clinton reiterated Tuesday that she wants the emails from her time as Secretary of State to be made public as soon as possible.

PaulRand-051915.jpg Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken., vowed Tuesday to do "whatever it takes" to stop the Senate from renewing provisions of the Patriot Act the government claims authorize the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program.

hillary-051915.jpg Rejecting a State Department proposal to release all of Hillary Clinton's emails at once next January, a federal judge has called for the documents to be released over time. U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered the "rolling production" of the documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Hillary-Email-051915.jpg Emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private account won't be released until January 15, 2016, the State Department revealed in a court filing Monday night. The State Department filing, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, said it would be labor intensive and time consuming to review 55,000 pages of communications.

Graham-051815.jpg While Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he would not officially announce his plans for 2016 until next month, he hinted strongly Monday that he will be running for president.

Obama1-051815.jpg As part of an effort to build trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, President Barack Obama will announce new limits on the kinds of military equipment provided to local police on Monday.

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