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Hillary Clinton: Leaving Scalia’s Seat Empty Would ‘Dishonor the Constitution’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a get-out-the-caucus event on Feb. 13, 2016 in Henderson, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a get-out-the-caucus event on Feb. 13, 2016 in Henderson, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, conservatives have called for Republicans in the Senate to block President Obama from appointing a liberal...




  • Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participate in the Democratic Candidates Debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube on Jan. 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Next up for Democrats: Nevada, an Entirely Different State

    LAS VEGAS—Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, where a... Read more

  • Army Spc. Ethan Mitchell (R) points out an objective to Army Spc. Raymon Najera during a live-fire exercise in Konotop, Poland, on Jan. 18. The U.S. military is increasing its presence in Europe, to counter increased aggression from Russia. (Sgt. Paige Behringer/U.S. Army)

    US Will Increase Military Presence in Europe ‘in the Face of Russia’s Aggression’

    The United States plans to double its military training and exercises with partners in Europe, and may soon have an armored brigade positioned in the... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Clemson, S.C., on Feb. 10, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Viewer’s Guide: What to Watch on the Day After New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON—New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary left some GOP candidates with a hard-knocks hangover and others just happy to still be alive. Here’s what to watch for... Read more

  • St. Augustine Hall located on St. John's University's Queens campus. (Zeuscgp/Wikpedia Commons)

    St. John’s University Student Threatens to Smash Laptop of Trump Supporter, Punches Her in Hallway

    Strong feelings about Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency spilled over from a verbal conflict on social media to physical violence in real life. A male... Read more

  • (L-R) Republican presidential candidates Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Ben Carson participate in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 6, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Jumbled GOP Field Hopes for Survival in South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C.—Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who... Read more

  • Former Republican Presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting at Dynamic Network Services on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Drops Out of Presidential Race

    NASHUA, N.H.—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s... Read more

  • Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina holds "Coffee With Carly" at Blake's Restaurant in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2016. Candidates are in a last push for votes ahead of the first in the nation primary on Feb. 9. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

    Carly Fiorina Drops Out of 2016 GOP Primary

    DES MOINES—Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks at a No Labels Problem Solver convention in Manchester, N.H. No Labels, a bipartisan group created to bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats says six presidential hopefuls have found some common ground on the nation’s future. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

    Christie Expected to Drop Out; Trump Faces Fresh Test in South Carolina

    MANCHESTER, N.H.—Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faces a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential race careens... Read more

  • (Andrew Burton/Getty Images; AP Photo/John Locher)

    Trump and Sanders Big Winners, Riding Voter Frustration

    MANCHESTER, N.H.—Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries,... Read more

  • President Barack Obama at a news conference in the White House Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Vows to Press Ahead on Clean Power Plan After Setback

    WASHINGTON—The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his... Read more

  • NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Eric Trump visits the 'Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on August 28, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

    Eric Trump: Waterboarding Is ‘No Different’ From What Happens in Frat Houses

    Eric Trump, the third child of Donald Trump, defended his father’s comments on waterboarding in an interview, calling the controversial practice “no different” from what... Read more

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    Some Parents Upset After Students in at Virginia School Shown Video About Race

    Parents of students at Glen Allen High School in Henrico, Virginia are voicing concerns after a controversial race-relations video was shown to their children. Entitled... Read more

  • Eric Ueland of the Senate Budget Committee distributes copies of US President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 9, 2016. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama to Release $4 Trillion-Plus Budget for 2017

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that’s freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax... Read more

  • President Barack Obama at a news conference in the White House Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Administration Plans New High-Level Cyber Official

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as... Read more

  • (Andrew Burton/Getty Images; AP Photo/John Locher)

    Trump, Sanders Look to Emerge From New Hampshire With Wins

    MANCHESTER, N.H.—Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that... Read more

  • From left, Maryland Dels. Curtis S. Anderson, Frank M. Conaway Jr. and Cheryl D. Glenn confer as Maryland lawmakers gathered for the start of their annual 90-day legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Quandary in Maryland: Can Lawmaker Vote Twice on Same Bill?

    ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Maryland lawmakers have a potential quandary on their hands that is rare, if not unprecedented: Can one of their own vote twice on the... Read more


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