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Did a Missouri Politician Shoot Himself over Rumors He Was Jewish?

Did Missouri Politician Tom Schweich Shoot Himself over Rumors He Was Jewish?

Originally posted 02/27/2015 04:30PM

Seven minutes before police were called to his Clayton, Missouri, home to investigate the sound of a single gunshot, Tom Schweich called a friendly editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and calmly offered the paper an exclusive interview for later that day.

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Idaho Lawmaker's Head-Scratching Question Wins Him Female Anatomy Lesson

Idaho Lawmaker's Head-Scratching Question Wins Him Female Anatomy Lesson

Originally posted 02/24/2015 02:30PM

A male Idaho lawmaker speaking in favor of an anti-abortion bill got a brief – and guffaw-inducing – primer on lady parts after asking if doctors could perform gynecological exams remotely by having women patients swallow small cameras.

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Jeb Bush's Wife Took Out Loans to Buy More Than $40,000 Worth of Jewelry in a Single Day

Jeb Bush's Wife Took Out Loans to Buy More Than $40,000 Worth of Jewelry in a Single Day

Originally posted 02/24/2015 12:50PM

Jeb Bush's famously low-key wife, Columba Bush, is getting a lot of attention for her expensive taste in jewelry.

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Filed Under: politics, Jeb Bush
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I Wasn't '100 Percent Sober' During the State of the Union

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I Wasn't '100 Percent Sober' During the State of the Union

Originally posted 02/13/2015 01:55PM

Leave it to the notorious RBG to be tipsy at the Capitol.

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Filed Under: politics, Barack Obama
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Rep Defends Office Allegedly Inspired by Downton Abbey: I've Never Seen the Show

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Rep Defends Office Allegedly Inspired by Downton Abbey: I've Never Seen the Show

Originally posted 02/05/2015 07:30PM

The Illinois congressman whose receptionist let slip that his boldly redecorated office was modeled after the Red Room on Downton Abbey says he's never even watched the hit PBS series.

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YouTube Comedian GloZell Green Has a Message for First Lady Michelle Obama

YouTube Comedian GloZell Green Has a Message for First Lady Michelle Obama

Originally posted 01/24/2015 09:45AM

Even the "Queen of YouTube" can get a little tongue-tied.

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Jay Z Supports New York Governor's Plan to Improve Police Relations

Jay Z Supports New York Governor's Plan to Improve Police Relations

Originally posted 01/23/2015 07:15PM

Jay Z is throwing his support behind Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to better police relations in New York.

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President Obama Hosts a Screening of Selma

President Obama Hosts a Screening of Selma

Originally posted 01/17/2015 01:20PM

The White House welcomed stars from the Martin Luther King biopic for a private viewing of Selma on Friday night.

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Rand Paul Hints at Bid for the Presidency

Rand Paul Hints at Bid for the Presidency

Originally posted 12/23/2014 04:10PM

Is Rand Paul running for president?

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Filed Under: politics
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Inside Pope Francis's Role in Healing America's Relationship with Cuba

Inside Pope Francis's Role in Healing America's Relationship with Cuba

Originally posted 12/18/2014 08:10PM

When President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. would normalize relations with Cuba, he made a point of thanking Pope Francis for his role in reversing a 53-year stand-off between the two nations.

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