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UpdatePosted 07/22/2016 01:55PM

The Bachelor Star Ben Higgins Withdraws Bid for Government Office in Colorado

Originally posted 07/21/2016 05:20PM

Ben Higgins will be on the national stage again soon – but it won't be in a political capacity.

Despite an announcement on Wednesday that the most recent star of ABC's hit show The Bachelor would be facing off in the Denver state House district against Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon (R), the second-ranking member of the House, Higgins withdrew his candidacy on Friday.

"I regret that I must withdraw my candidacy," he said in statement. "Despite my best efforts to pursue this opportunity in good faith, I recently received information that has made such a pursuit unworkable. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be able to move forward as a candidate. I find solace in knowing that our intentions and actions have been fair and sincere. I entered into this endeavor wanting to bring positive change to my community, and it is with that same spirit that I will move forward, albeit on a different path."

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2016 Presidential Elections

Jon Stewart Tears into Donald Trump Supporters in Epic Late Show Takedown

Originally posted 07/22/2016 12:15PM

Those missing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show this election season were in for a treat on Thursday night, when the 53-year-old comedian appeared on pal Stephen Colbert's Late Show for an epic takedown of Donald Trump's supporters.

Reflecting on the commentary offered during the week's four-day Republican National Convention, Stewart attacked conservative pundits, saying that "those fighting to be included in the ideal of equality are not being divisive – those fighting to keep those people out are."

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2016 Presidential Elections

Donald Trump on How Melania Is Handling the Fallout from Her Convention Speech

Originally posted 07/21/2016 12:00PM

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Donald Trump is not concerned about the firestorm that ensued after wife Melania appeared to plagiarize portions of a speech by Michelle Obama in her own address on Monday at the Republican National Convention.

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Mike Pence Accepts VP Nomination at RNC: 'We Will Win the Hearts of Americans'

Mike Pence Accepts VP Nomination at RNC: 'We Will Win the Hearts of Americans'

Originally posted 07/21/2016 12:00AM

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence finally got his time in the spotlight on day three of the Republican National Convention.

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UpdatePosted 07/20/2016 04:40PM

WATCH: Melania Trump Lampooned on Late Show over Plagiarized Speech by Laura Benanti

Originally posted 07/20/2016 10:30AM

When Tony winner Laura Benanti appeared on the The Late Show back in May, host Stephen Colbert pointed out that the brunette beauty was a dead ringer for Melania Trump.

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Dan Aykroyd Compares Leslie Jones Haters to Trump Supporters: 'There's a Lot of White Racist Hatred Out There'

Dan Aykroyd Compares Leslie Jones Haters to Trump Supporters: 'There's a Lot of White Racist Hatred Out There'

Originally posted 07/20/2016 12:50AM

Dan Aykroyd is standing up for Leslie Jones and comparing the social media trolls targeting her to Donald Trump supporters.

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2016 Presidential Elections

Ivanka Trump Defends Donald Trump Amid Anti-Semitic Star of David Controversy

Originally posted 07/19/2016 10:10AM

WATCH: @IvankaTrump opens up to @laraspencer on a Trump presidency & her father's authenticity. https://t.co/pjTPj68rw2— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 19, 2016 Ivanka Trump is defending her father Donald Trump from claims that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is anti-semetic.

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2016 Presidential Elections

Melania Trump at the RNC: Read the Full Transcript of Her Speech Side-by-Side with Michelle Obama's

Originally posted 07/19/2016 09:35AM

Melania Trump is under fire after parts of her speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday sounded very similar to the words of another then-aspiring first lady.

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2016 Presidential Elections

Mike Pence Accepts Donald Trump's Vice Presidential Invitation 'Deeply Humbled and with a Grateful Heart'

Originally posted 07/16/2016 12:45PM

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence officially accepted Donald Trump's invitation to serve as the real estate mogul's vice president in a speech in New York City on Saturday.

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President Obama Says Dallas Shooter Was a 'Demented Individual,' Calls for Unity: 'America Is Not as Divided as Some Have Suggested'

President Obama Calls for Unity: 'America Is Not as Divided as Some Have Suggested'

Originally posted 07/09/2016 04:40PM

While attending a NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, President Barack Obama spoke once again about the violent events of this week, including the shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota by police officers and the targeted sniper attack against police in Dallas.

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