Obama Calls Midterm Elections a Chance to 'Fix Congress'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_28c9d5dcab.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (SAN DIEGO) -- During a Thursday-night fundraiser, President Obama stressed the importance of November's midterm elections, saying that they may be the best way to "fix Congress." Obama pointed to the GOP-held House of Representatives, saying that "they have said 'no' to every proposal that we know could make a difference in the lives of hard-working Americans." Republicans have controlled the lower house of Congress since 2011.

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GOP-Led House Creates Benghazi Select Committee

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_498e559124.jpgArchitect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives voted 232-185 Thursday evening to establish a new Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi, Libya, diplomatic mission terrorist attacks that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012. All but seven Democrats voted against the resolution, while all Republicans voted in favor.

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Clay Aiken's N.C. House Race Still Deadlocked

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_4f47895a1d.jpgPhoto by Kevin Winter/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Clay Aiken is used to having his fate in the American voters’ hands, but usually on elimination night American Idol hopefuls would know their destiny. Not this time. Two days after ballots were cast in his primary race for Congress, it’s still just too close to call. Aiken ended election night only 369 votes ahead of his opponent, textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco, in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District.

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Debates in DC Delayed Action on Boko Haram, Officials Say

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_5bda6eeae5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Disagreements over how big of a threat Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists posed to the West delayed the group's designation as a top global terrorist group for years. Boko Haram, a loose band of ultra-violent Islamists that kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last week who they have promised to sell into slavery, was formally designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization in November 2013.

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The Monica Lewinsky Essay: Five More Revelations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_9da2aef243.jpgMichael Loccisano/FilmMagic (NEW YORK) -- After 10 years Monica Lewinsky is breaking her silence and speaking out. Vanity Fair released some of the highlights Tuesday, but in the full revealing essay she details a painful 16 years since the world learned of her affair with the president and how she will stay silent no more.

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