Biden’s Son Undergoing Medical Evaluation in Houston

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_a5450dfac1.jpgPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, is undergoing medical evaluations in Houston, Texas after suffering from “disorientation and weakness” last week while on family vacation, the vice president’s office said in a statement Monday night. The vice president traveled to Houston on Monday morning to be with his son.

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San Diego Mayor Gets Much-Needed Lift

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_709dfca1ac.jpgBill Wechter/Getty Images (SAN DIEDO) -- Although it may seem that way, not everyone in San Diego wants to run Mayor Bob Filner out of town on a rail. There was a rally of sorts on Monday for Filner, who has been accused by 16 women of sexual harassment before and after he was elected mayor last November. The embattled Democrat, who has refused to step down in spite of a petition drive to recall him, received support from about 80 people who insist Filner should not be tried in the court of public opinion until all the facts are in.

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Congressman Has Bad News for Girl with Undocumented Dad

GETTY_82013_Scott DesJarlais.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1376987419739Bill Clark/Roll Call (MURFREESBORO, Tenn.) -- A pro-Tea Party crowd cheered last week when a Tennessee congressman politely dismissed an 11-year-old girl whose father may face deportation to El Salvador. Republican Scott DesJarlais, who praised Josie Molina for coming forward at a town hall meeting, did not give much encouragement to the youngster after she asked, "I have a dad and he’s undocumented, and what can I do so he can stay with me?"

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Meet Sunny, the Obamas’ New Puppy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_bb46d172ca.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) — The Obamas have welcomed another member to the family: Sunny, their new 1-year-old puppy. Bo’s new baby sister, also a Portuguese water dog, made her public debut on Monday evening. “So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family -- our puppy, Sunny!” Michelle Obama personally tweeted. The White House introduced Sunny in a blog, complete with photos and a slow-motion video of Bo and the puppy playing on the South Lawn.

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As Republicans Feud, Others Wonder: Is That a Problem?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_a16ab814e7.jpgHugh Griffith/Getty Images (BOSTON) -- Are family feuds good for the family? Republicans got the chance to debate that question at the Republican National Committee summer meeting last week after some recent clashes between some of the party’s biggest stars. One of those feuding stars, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, actually spoke to the party chairmen and activists explaining why his way of doing things will bring victory, while jabbing some of his potential 2016 rivals along the way.

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