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Rhode Island Gubinatorial candidate Anne Armstrong takes a hit of marijuana in campaign ad

Candidate smokes pot in campaign ad

A woman running for governor in Rhode Island took a hit of pot in her campaign ad.

Anne Armstrong put this video on her official YouTube page:

John Boehner, Barack Obama

The gloves are off

President Obama and house speaker John Boehner are using microphones to yell at each other.

Yesterday, Boehner blamed the president for the thousands of children crossing into U.S. without parents.

President Obama called a racial slur

Police commissioner calls Obama the "n-word"

Mitt Romney wants a police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire to step down after he called President Obama the "n-word."

Robert Copeland admitted he used the racial slur and refused to apologize for it.

Screen grab from video that purports to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack

Another Rob Ford crack video?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he's taking a leave of absence after reports surfaced of a second, new, video that allegedly shows him smoking crack again.

FLASHBACK: Toronto Mayor: "Yes, I have smoked crack"

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.

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