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Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump talks during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., in this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Donald Trump: 'I think eminent domain is wonderful'

- The Washington Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is defending the practice of eminent domain, or the taking of private property for public use in exchange for compensation -- an issue on which he has taken some heat during the 2016 presidential race.

President Barack Obama passes then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before delivering a policy address on events in the Middle East at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Frenemies? Obama, Hillary Clinton not agreeing on many issues lately

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked." Clinton described the president's immigration strategy as "harsh and aggressive." And as Obama tries to rally Democrats around the chief economic proposal of his second term, the party's presidential front-runner stayed conspicuously silent.

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky, Republican, has shown he is willing to gum up the legislative process. Mr. Paul led filibusters challenging the Obama administration's drone policy and against renewing some snooping powers in the Patriot Act. (The Deseret News via Associated Press)

Rand Paul: Arm commercial airline pilots

- The Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday said commercial airline pilots should be provided guns, saying he wants every potential terrorist in the world to know that if they come into the cockpit they'll be shot.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md. leaves the House Chamber at the Capitol in Washington, in this Feb. 27, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Steny Hoyer: Up to GOP caucus to decide next speaker

- The Washington Times

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday it will be up to the Republican majority to decide who replaces departing Speaker John A. Boehner this month, downplaying what role, if any, Democrats will play if his likely successor cannot rally majority support from the chamber.

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Hillary Clinton ad invokes Kevin McCarthy's Benghazi remarks

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is out with a new national television ad that includes a recent clip of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Democrats have seized on to argue that the Select Committee on Benghazi is politically driven.