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File photo: Singer Clay Aiken performs during the 'Hit Man: David Foster and Friends' concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center May 9, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Can Clay Aiken win a golden ticket to Congress?

Singer Clay Aiken is officially running for congress in North Carolina.

A video explaining why the American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice runner up decided to enter the race just went up on his website:

'Planet Hillary' on the cover of the New York Times Magazine

'Planet Hillary' discovered orbiting Twitter

"Weird," "unflattering" and "creepy" are how some people are describing the cover of this weekend's New York Times Magazine.

It features a strange portrait of Hillary Clinton’s face… as a planet:

Did "Political mischief-maker" Dave Wilson pretend to be black in order to win an election in Texas?

White candidate pretended he was black to win?

Voters in Texas apparently thought they elected an African-American man to a college board of trustees.

But the man in question is, in fact, white.

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Texas Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on October 3, 2013 in Haltom City, Texas. Davis, who entered the national spotlight after holding a filibuster on a Texas abortion bill, announced her intentions to run for Texas Governor at the same location where she accepted her high school diploma.

Wendy Davis running for governor of Texas

A state senator who leapt to national fame with a 13-hour filibuster is running for governor of Texas.

Democrat Wendy Davis made her formal announcement yesterday on the same stage where she graduated high school.

Weiner hints at wife's "role" in Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign

Did Weiner reveal Hillary’s 2016 plans?

More from CNN: Weiner says scandal has damaged wife professionally.

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Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, speaks during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City.

New sexts 'Danger' for Weiner mayoral bid?

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is under fire again. A gossip site has published sexually explicit messages he supposedly sent to a woman using the online screen name "Carlos Danger."

Weiner resigned from Congress over a similar scandal in 2011.

Eliot Spitzer speaks during Dish Network War Of The Words press conference at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 13, 2012 in New York City.

Spitzer getting back into politics?

Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer wants back in the political ring.

This time as comptroller of New York City.

Eric Holder at a news conference - May 14, 2013

Holder facing tough grilling over scandals

Attorney General Eric Holder will be bombarded with questions on Capitol Hill today over two scandals.

First, there's the Justice Department's decision to secretly review the phone records of Associated Press journalists.

A gay pride flag waves on a street corner

Minnesota set to legalize same-sex marriage

Minnesota is expected to become the twelfth state to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday.

The state's senate approved a bill allowing same-sex marriages starting August first.

File: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during a daily press briefing

W. H. says Jay-Z's Cuba rap is just 'a song'

Did Jay Z get permission to visit Cuba from President Obama himself?

The rapper suggested so in a new song called "Open Letter."

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