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A new poll found that on the eve of the first anniversary of last year's elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., support for stricter gun-control laws has dropped to its lowest level since the tragedy.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is keeping the door open for another presidential run.
Huckabee told the New York Times Thursday night that he's "mindful of the fact that there's a real opportunity" for him in the 2016 race, but will only jump in if he has the finances to sustain a bid in the long term.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt was called a "Danish hellcat" by one American columnist for her self-portrait with President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
The Fox News host went off on Harris' article Wednesday, insisting it was a "verifiable fact" that Santa was white. Kelly argued if the image of a white Santa made Harris "uncomfortable," that didn't mean the image "has to change."
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) warned Thursday that lawmakers should actually take the time to read the budget deal he reached with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) before they criticize it.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Tuesday called the deal "irresponsible" and vowed to oppose it, even though he voted against sequestration cuts. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asked Ryan what he would say to Rubio's criticism.
Former President George W. Bush had some encouraging words for University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster.
"Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know!" Bush wrote in a letter to Foster, which the kicker posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Wednesday. "However you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best- Sincerely- another 43 George Bush."