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Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. 

Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings. 

"All of these tragic instances that...

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Gavin Newsom: 'Unbelievable' gay marriage decision, 11 years after his move

Gavin Newsom was jumping into the car, headed to a breakfast speech on job creation, when a commonplace day turned extraordinary: The Supreme Court of the United States had affirmed the right of gays to marry.

Gay rights have been fought for over decades. But among the political class, Newsom was the protagonist who almost singlehandedly wrenched gay marriage onto California’s radar. As San Francisco...

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State Dept.: Some emails missing from Hillary Clinton cache

The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said Thursday.

The emails all predate the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility and include scant words written by Clinton herself, the officials said....

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GOP presidential candidates double down on anti-Obamacare rhetoric
GOP introduces drought relief bill, key step in reopening water debate in Congress

California House Republicans introduced a drought-relief bill Thursday afternoon that they said would pump more water to struggling farmers in the Central Valley without compromising protections for endangered fish.

The 170-page bill, though unlikely to reach President Obama's desk in its current form, is a significant step in laying out the GOP position in the debate over how the federal government...

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Indians on social media mock Bobby Jindal candidacy