Clay Aiken Is Running for Congress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_bd41950882.jpgWalter McBride/WireImage (WASHINGTON) -- It's been rumored since the beginning of the year, but on Wednesday morning, Clay Aiken officially announced that he's running for Congress. In a video announcing his candidacy, posted on his website, Aiken talks about his mother leaving his abusive father when he was a year old, growing up poor, and why he thinks he'll do a better job than the Republican incumbent against whom he's running, Rep. Renee Ellmers.

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Bill O'Reilly Knows He Annoys the President

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_fa88e835db.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- Fox News host Bill O’Reilly admits that President Obama regards him as an "annoyance." The president sat down with O'Reilly before the Super Bowl for an interview that had some people scratching their heads as to why Obama would submit to questioning from someone who has had very little nice to say about him during the past five years.

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7 Seconds: Lawmaker's Benghazi Question Stumps Top US Officials

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_e9587d5cd7.jpgTom Williams/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- Seven seconds of total silence. The nation's top intelligence officials have answered the question countless times over the past year and a half, but they seemed stumped during a House hearing Tuesday when a Florida congressman asked them one more time: "Can anybody at the table tell us when somebody will be held responsible for the murders in Benghazi?"

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Christie Says He ‘Unequivocally’ Had No Knowledge of Lane Closures

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_819025082d.jpgD Dipasupil/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appeared on a local radio show Monday evening and again denied having any prior knowledge of the lane closure scandal that has engulfed his administration. He said he “unequivocally” had no knowledge of a plan by top aides to shut down lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge for political retribution.

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Janet Yellen Officially Takes Over Federal Reserve

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3e8a267633.jpgMark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Janet Yellen was sworn in as the new Federal Reserve chair on Monday, becoming the first woman to hold that position in U.S. history. Yellen, 67, who was nominated by President Obama last October, is also the first Democrat to head the nation's central bank since 1987. She succeeds Ben Bernanke, a George W. Bush appointee, who stepped down after eight years at the helm.

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