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Gay Republican congressional candidate accused of sexual harassment

Gay Republican congressional candidate accused of sexual harassment


Gay Republican congressional candidate accused of sexual harassment

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 02:32 PM PDT

Charges of sexual misconduct, plagiarism and burglary have pitted a former staffer against a high-profile congressional candidate just weeks before the midterm elections.

Watch: Explicit allegations

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 02:33 PM PDT

Gay Republican congressional candidate accused of sexual harassment. CNN's Chris Frates reports.

Newly released Clinton documents cover Kagan, gays, Huckabee

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 02:35 PM PDT

The Clinton Presidential Library released thousands of pages of documents Friday from the Clinton presidency, revealing everything from colorful remarks from a future Supreme Court justice to a general's comment on gays in the military.

Wendy Davis ad uses wheelchair to criticize paralyzed foe Abbott

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 03:45 PM PDT

Wendy Davis is attacking her partially paralyzed Republican opponent Greg Abbott in the Texas governor's race -- with an ad that features an empty wheelchair.

Hunter: Terrorists crossing into U.S. -- but maybe not ISIS

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 04:31 PM PDT

Men affiliated with terrorist organizations have crossed the United States' southern border and the Department of Homeland Security is splitting hairs by arguing otherwise, a House Republican is saying.

Denver Post endorses Rep. Gardner over Sen. Mark Udall

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 02:04 PM PDT

The Denver Post Editorial Board endorsed Republican House Rep. Cory Gardner on Friday, just six years after it backed Gardner's opponent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for the position.

Republicans turn up heat on Hagan over hearings

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:18 PM PDT

Sen. Kay Hagan admitted earlier this week that she missed an Armed Services Committee meeting to attend a fundraiser.

Rand Paul to CNN: I don't want to 'create panic' over Ebola

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 11:19 AM PDT

Sen. Rand Paul said Friday he doesn't want to "create panic" over Ebola, but stood by his belief that the virus is more contagious that the government is letting on.

Roberts on Gitmo: 'I will shut down the Senate'

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 11:49 AM PDT

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is threatening to "shut down the Senate" with a Ted Cruz-style filibuster if President Barack Obama tries to thwart the congressional ban on moving Guantanamo Bay detainees into U.S. prisons.

House Sergeant at Arms on Ebola: Have a plan

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 11:17 AM PDT

The average American isn't the only one afraid of contracting the Ebola virus these days: Capitol Hill is taking precautions too.

Lawmakers call for more Ebola screening at Texas airports

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 10:42 AM PDT

Two conservative lawmakers from Texas are calling on border authorities to enhance Ebola screening at airports in their state.

'I'm Joe Biden and I don't like Twitter either'

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 09:41 AM PDT

The White House might be trying to reach out to more millenials across platforms, but Vice President Joe Biden isn't a fan of some social media.

Keith Ellison tweets Emojis about minimum wage

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 09:10 AM PDT

Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison is tweeting food Emojis to talk about minimum wage. As one of his tweets points out, the minimum wage in 1968 was $1.60 an hour. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that wage today would be worth $10.56 an hours. The national minimum wage now is at $7.25 an hour, though some states have increased the minimum wage on their own.

CDC director on Ebola: 'Only thing like this has been AIDS'

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 08:12 AM PDT

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called for a stronger response to the spread of Ebola on Thursday, saying that "we have to work now so that this is not the world's next AIDS."

James Foley's parents: Negotiate with ISIS

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 04:42 AM PDT

The parents of slain American journalist James Foley said Friday the U.S. and other governments will eventually have to negotiate with the Islamist group that beheaded their son in August.

Obama's midterm malaise

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:40 PM PDT

At pricey fundraisers -- where there's plenty of freedom to offer an unvarnished view of the world away from the cameras -- President Barack Obama is sounding increasingly pessimistic about his party's chances in the midterm elections.

Rand Paul reaches out to African Americans for GOP in Ferguson

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 11:06 AM PDT

Does race shape Americans' passion for guns?

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 11:03 AM PDT

Here's a thought experiment:

Oregon first lady admits previously undisclosed green card marriage

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 04:58 AM PDT

The fiancĂ©e of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber confirmed Thursday she took part in an illegal marriage in exchange for money 17 years ago — a chapter in her life that her husband didn't know about until it came to light this week.

Paltrow to Obama: "You're so handsome that I can't speak"

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 03:55 AM PDT

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow can't get enough of her commander-in-chief.

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