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Whose Disproven Claims Are "Off the Charts" in the 2016 Race?

Glenn Kessler, who runs the fact checker department, joins "CBS This Morning," to discuss who is piling up on the Pinnochio count in the 2016 campaign.

Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox: "My Heart Has Changed"

POLITICS | By Jason Parsley | Jun 19
On Monday Republican Lt. Governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, gave an impassioned speech at a vigil in Salt Lake City in which he apologized to the community.

Ryan Talks Mental Health Bill, Gun Access After San Bernardino Shooting

House Speaker Paul Ryan makes his first major address on Thursday to describe what he sees as the biggest challenges facing the country.

Marco Rubio on San Bernardino attack, gun rights

The senate voted Wednesday night to repeal much of Obamacare, but it failed to pass new gun control measures.

Can-Do Campaign Biographies: There's Often More to the Story

POLITICS | By Nancy Benac | Nov 15
For an electorate hungering for authenticity, a strong back story matters. But, just as tales at the dinner table sometimes get embellished, so do stories on the campaign trail.

Ted Cruz Blasts "Unelected Judges" Ruling in Favor of Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Feb 28
Sen. Ted Cruz reaffirmed his opposition to marriage equality Thursday, while arguing that the only way Republicans can win is if they broaden their coalition.

GOP Congressional Candidate Features Gay Son in Ad

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Nov 1
Nan Hayworth, the Republican seeking to unseat out Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in New York's 18th Congressional District, released a television ad Wednesday featuring her gay son.

2016 Campaign Checklist: They’ve All Been So Busy

POLITICS | By Calvin Woodward | Dec 30
A look at the politicians who may run for president in 2016.

Chuck Hagel Confirmed as Defense Secretary

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Feb 28
After weeks of delay, the U.S. Senate today confirmed Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, voting 58-41.

Ed Koch, Mayor Who Became a Symbol of NYC, Dies

NATIONAL | By Deepti Hajela | Feb 1
Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City and champion of gay rights, died Friday from congestive heart failure at the age of 88.

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