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Law enforcement officers forcibly removed a white supremacist from a city council meeting Friday night in the tiny town of Leith, North Dakota, the Bismarck Tribune reported.
City councilman Lee Cook told the newspaper that Kynan Dutton, 29, was confrontational and made profane, racist remarks in the presence of children. Dutton was "pretty drunk," according to Grant County Sheriff Steve Bay.
A grassroots organization founded by former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is asking supporters to join a "Strikeforce" to get out the vote for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's (R) gubernatorial campaign.
Santorum's Patriot Voices PAC encourages supporters to sign up on its website to go door-to-door and hold sign waves from Nov. 1-3 in an effort to get Republican voters to the polls. Recent polling has shown Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe widening his lead over Cuccinelli.
According to a forthcoming book on media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Fox News' public relations staffers set up hundreds of phony accounts in the mid-to-late 2000s to push back against bloggers' criticism of the network, taking care to cover their digital tracks.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is confident that his daughter Liz Cheney will be the next senator from Wyoming.
Cheney told USA Today in an interview published Sunday that his daughter, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), represents exactly what the Republican party needs in a candidate: a fresh face.
Florida Congressman Joe Garcia's (D) former chief of staff is expected to spend 90 days in jail as part of a plea deal in a fraudulent absentee-ballot case, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.
Jeffrey Garcia (no relation to the congressman) is slated to plead guilty to requesting absentee ballots on behalf of voters in a deal to be inked Monday with the Miami-Dade state attorney's office, according to the Herald.
The first same-sex marriages took place just after midnight Monday in New Jersey, the 14th state in the country to recognize the marriages in the wake of a court ruling.
In the above photo, Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker (D), right, officiated the ceremony for the marriage of Liz Salerno, left, 38, and Gabriela Celeiro, 34, center, at Newark City Hall just after midnight, according to the Associated Press.
Some federal contractors say Obamacare's online heath insurance marketplace may not run smoothly until after the Dec. 15 deadline to sign up for coverage that begins in January, according to a New York Times story published Sunday.
Administration officials asked contractors last week to see if repairs could be made to the HealthCare.gov website by Nov. 1, according to the Times. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on its website Sunday that it was bringing in the "best and brightest" in a "tech surge" to solve the technical issues the website faces.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) encouraged the Republican Party to hold back, come up with an alternative to Obamacare and let the health care law undermine itself in an interview that aired Sunday.
ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Bush what his message would be to Tea Party lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who were so set on repealing the health care law that they were willing to risk shutting down the government and a potential debt crisis to dismantle it.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), said Friday that supporters of President Barack Obama's signature health care law should be thankful for the Texas Republican's efforts to defund it.
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked King to react to Cruz's speech at the conservative Values Voter Summit, where he encouraged House Republicans to keep "standing strong" in the campaign against the Affordable Care Act.