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DonaldTrump-campaign-021216.jpg In the first poll conducted since the primary season got underway, real estate tycoon Donald Trump continues to lead in the South Carolina Republican primary. Results of the Opinion Savvy poll released on Friday showed that Trump is the first choice of 36 percent of likely South Carolina primary voters.

Obama-Whitehouse-021216.jpg A bill to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea easily cleared the House on Friday and now heads to President Barack Obama's desk. The House voted 408 to 2 in favor of the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act.

CapitolHill-021216.jpg In an effort to provide relief for the nation's restaurants, grocery and convenient stores, the House approved legislation Friday to scale back regulations requiring nutrition information on menus. The House voted 266 to 144 in favor of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act.

johnbking-021216.jpg President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is nominating Dr. John B. King, Jr. to officially take over as Secretary of Education. King has served as Acting Secretary of Education since former Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepped down at the end of last year.

Sanders-Clinton-021216.jpg Democratic presidential aspirants Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Thursday sparred over issues like racism, immigration and their view of President Barack Obama during their first debate since the New Hampshire primary. However, both agreed on the state of the country's economy. Clinton, who lost to Sanders in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, cited her experience and expertise that she ga

Hillary-Sanders-101415.jpg Fresh off his lop-sided victory in the New Hampshire primary, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders looked to build on his momentum Thursday in the latest Democratic debate against Hillary Clinton.

DemocraticLogo-021116.jpg House Democrats unveiled a list of congressional seats they intend to aggressively target in 2016 on Thursday, as they begin their long shot bid to retake control of Congress.

flag-over-capitol-021116.jpg Senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a customs enforcement bill that included a provision permanently banning taxes on access to internet service. The Senate voted 75 to 20 in favor of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

Clinton-presidential-campaign-021116.jpg Potentially helping Hillary Clinton solidify her support among black voters, the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of the former Secretary of State's run for president on Thursday.

imge1-021116.jpg While President Barack Obama has vowed to remain neutral in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president clearly prefers Hillary Clinton.

CapitolHill-021116.jpg Just days after North Korea launched a long-range rocket, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday evening to impose tougher sanctions on the impoverished communist nation. The Senate voted 96 to zero in favor of the bill, known as the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016.

christie-fiorina-021116.jpg Following their poor showings in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have ended their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination. Both Christie and Fiorina announced their decisions on Facebook, a day after the New Hampshire primary, where they fared poorly in the election won by Donald Trump by a huge margin.

CarlyFiorina-021016.jpg Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday she is suspending her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary. After coming in seventh in New Hampshire, Fiorina revealed her decision to drop out of the race in a post on her Facebook page.

ChrisChristie-020916.jpg After a poor showing in the New Hampshire Republican primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially dropped out of the race for president on Wednesday. Christie said his message that speaking your mind, experience, and competence matter was heard by and stood for by a lot of people but not enough.

USCapitol-021016.jpg Senate lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on legislation that would permanently ban taxing access to internet service, with the measure expected to receive bipartisan support.

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