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The Two-Way
10:41 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
J. David Ake AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 11:56 am

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

"It seems perfectly fitting that it would be here that I announce that I am a candidate for president of the United States of America," he told a crowd of supporters in his hometown of Hope, Ark., which is also Bill Clinton's hometown.

Huckabee, who previously ran for the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox News until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.

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It's All Politics
5:03 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' Of Other Candidates?

Mike Huckabee is again trying to run on his experience as governor of Arkansas, not his stint as a firebrand conservative analyst.
Nati Harnik AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 10:58 am

This post was updated at 11:40 a.m. ET.

Meet Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor. Forget about Mike Huckabee, Fox News host.

That's the message the GOP presidential hopeful is already conveying as he makes another bid for the presidency.

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Politics
4:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:44 am

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Politics
4:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:25 pm

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The Two-Way
6:54 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

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Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:33 pm

Just hours after the Republican Carly Fiorina announced her presidential run, she was criticized on a website bearing her name, for causing the loss of 30,000 jobs while serving as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

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It's All Politics
6:43 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Ben Carson at his presidential announcement speech in Detroit.
Paul Sancya AP

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World
4:59 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Persian Gulf System Prohibits Nepali Migrant Workers From Returning Home

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 9:57 pm

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The Two-Way
4:38 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before a House panel on Benghazi and her email-retention policies.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 5:47 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democratic candidate for president, has agreed to testify before a House panel about the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email-retention practices.

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Asia
3:31 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Amrit Shrestha (left) looks through the rubble of his home in Nepal's Sindupalchowk district. Some 2,600 people were killed in the rural district, a third of the entire death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake.
Russell Lewis NPR

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 11:17 am

Driving east out of Kathmandu, the road turns north and coils toward the Chinese border, up past the treeline, with breathtaking views of the indelible, snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Mountain Range. The valley fans out below, carpeted with ancient terraces.

It's a singular Nepali panorama. But alongside it another more sobering scene unfolds on the landscape.

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Africa
3:31 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Kenya Pushes For Close Of Word's Largest Refugee Camp

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:02 am

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Politics
3:31 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Republican Field To Gain 3 New Presidential Hopefuls

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:02 am

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Politics
4:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Can candidates courting billionaires count as corruption, even if there are no explicit strings attached? Some activists see the campaign contributions of the super-rich as a problem, regardless of whether "quid pro quo" deals are made. Here, activists protest the political influence of the wealthy Koch Brothers near David Koch's Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2014.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 3:38 pm

The presidential hopefuls haven't spent much time so far with voters. Instead, they've committed many days to courting the millionaires and billionaires who can fuel a White House bid. And at the same time, activists on the left and right are seeking to redefine political corruption, which they believe this is.

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It's All Politics
4:03 pm
Sun May 3, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

In this handout photo from Singapore's Raffles Hospital, Dr. Keith Goh and Carson operate on 29-year-old conjoined twins Ladan and Laleh Bijani in 2003.
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Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 9:48 am

This post was updated at 10 a.m. ET

The field of major Republican presidential candidates is growing larger. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina jumped into the race Monday. And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is expected to jump into the race this week.

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It's All Politics
4:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina at a luncheon Tuesday with New Hampshire Republican lawmakers.
Jim Cole AP

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 12:56 pm

This post was updated at 8:10 a.m. E.T. Monday

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It's All Politics
8:50 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor a joint U.S. Special Forces training taking place in Texas, prompting outrage from some in his own party.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:59 am

Since Gen. Sam Houston executed his famous retreat to glory to defeat the superior forces of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Texas has been ground zero for military training. We have so many military bases in the Lone Star State we could practically attack Russia.

So when rookie Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor a Navy SEAL/Green Beret joint training exercise, which was taking place in Texas and several other states, everybody here looked up from their iPhones. What?

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