Obama Establishes Task Force to Address College Sexual Assaults

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6e3541c7bc.jpgPete Souza / The White House (WASHINGTON) -- For President Obama, combating sexual assault in the U.S., particularly in college communities, isn’t just part of his job as president. It’s also one of his top priorities as a dad, he says. “This is a priority for me, not only as president and commander-in-chief but as a husband and a father of two extraordinary girls,” the president said at the White House Wednesday.

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Christie to Give Inaugural Address Amid Two Controversies

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_b5bd5bcee1.jpgAndrew Burton/Getty Images (TRENTON, N.J.) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be sworn into his second term and give his 2014 Inaugural Address on Tuesday. Amid two controversies slamming into his administration, Christie will address income equity, as well as state unity. “I do not believe that New Jerseyans want a bigger, more expensive government that penalizes success and then gives the pittance left to a few in the name of income equity,” his speech reads.

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Castro Twins Predict Texas Won’t Be a Red State for Long

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_93d4621417.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- For Julian and Joaquin Castro, politics runs in the family. The two brothers, both of whom represent the state of Texas in elected office -- Julian as the mayor of San Antonio and Joaquin as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives -- share an allegiance to the Democratic Party and a belief that their home state is in the process of turning from red to blue. “I think it’s on its way,” Rep. Castro told ABC News in a joint interview with his brother at Firehook Bakery on Capitol Hill.

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Congressman Declares Bid to Win Tom Coburn's Senate Seat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_62900ad55e.jpgrabbit75_ist/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- At least one Republican is not wasting any time setting his sights on the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn. Congressman James Lankford announced Monday he will seek the GOP nomination for Coburn's seat in the primary to be held this June with the general election set for Nov. 4. In a statement, Lankford said, "I am willing to wage a hard-fought campaign for the opportunity to continue Dr. Coburn’s conservative legacy."

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Sarah Palin Chides Obama for Playing Race Card

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_a0c5b84648.jpgEthan Miller/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by admonishing President Obama. Among other things, the president said how some people dislike him because he is an African-American while others may give him too much slack for that very same reason. In her Facebook post, Palin displayed a photo with an inscription from King that read, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

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