Hillary Clinton Asked About 2016 in ‘One of the Cleverest’ Ways Yet

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_6206cdc6d9.jpgKendra Helmer/USAID (NEW YORK) -- During an event in New York City on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton was asked the predictable question about 2016 but in an unpredictable way. “Were you to run for president in 2016, would you consider Elizabeth Warren or Julian Castro for your running mate?” ABC’s Robin Roberts asked Clinton, referring to her potential vice president pick should she seek the presidency, which she has yet to do.  “Oh my goodness,” Clinton responded, seeming surprised.

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House Finds Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_250f5d9d4a.jpgPhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to find former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, and adopted a resolution calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal. In a principally partisan display, the House voted 231 to 187, with six Democrats joining Republicans in support of the contempt resolution.

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Leader of Boko Haram Deserves 'Special Place in Hell,' Lawmakers Say

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_e3ccf48039.jpgArchitect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- Five outraged House Democrats emerged from a meeting at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday with tough words for the leader of the terrorist group Boko Haram. “There is a special place in hell for somebody like him. Those who would prey on our children... that is not right,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Texas, referring to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

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After Establishment GOP Wins, a Multi-Million-Dollar Ad Push

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_0b659fed58.jpgArchitect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The day after establishment Republicans reeled in victories over Tea Partiers in primaries, the establishment has bought in big with a high-dollar ad campaign backing GOP candidates across the country. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is out Wednesday with a multi-million-dollar television and digital ad campaign supporting GOP candidates – establishment favorites – from coast to coast.

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House Speaker John Boehner Sails to Primary Win for 13th Term in Congress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_33e7a7cf84.jpgU S House of Representatives (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- House Speaker John Boehner easily won his primary Tuesday night for his 13th term in Congress, beating out two tea party challengers, The Washington Post reports. He faced Eric Gurr, a computer consultant, and J.D. Winteregg, a high school French teacher.

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