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Singer Clay Aiken is clinging to a slim lead early Wednesday in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for his U.S. House district in North Carolina.

The American Idol runner-up is leading former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco by 369 votes with more than 99 percent of the vote counted.

(UPDATE: Crisco has died and Aiken has suspended his campaign, though he's expected to move on and face Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers for the seat in Congress.)

Both candidates are hovering around the 40 percent mark, results show, while Toni Morris, a licensed professional counselor, was a distant third place.

An official winner may not be announced for days as recounts and challenges are all but certain in a race this close, but Aiken is currently out in front.

The winner of North Carolina's Democratic congressional primary race will face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers in November's selection.

Republican Mitt Romney easily carried North Carolina's 2nd District in the 2012 presidential election with 58 percent of the vote, but Ellmers' popularity is suspect.

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Monica Lewinsky.

There. Do have your attention now?

The 40-year old former mistress of President Bill Clinton is featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair, addressing the 1998 dalliance that led to an impeachment and one of the biggest scandals to ever hit the White House.

Monica Lewinsky Vanity Fair Photo

"It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," Lewinsky writes in the magazine, emphasizing a theme of looking forward.

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President Barack Obama took at his critics and also himself during a self-deprecating speech last night at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

The Commander-in-Chief noted his waning popularity on multiple occasions, while also mocking CNN for its coverage of the lost Malaysian airplane and Fox News for its insistence that he's really from Kenya.

Check out Obama's best quotes, zingers and one-liners below:

Yes we can?

We rolled out HealthCare.gov. That could've gone better. In 2008 my slogan was 'Yes, We Can.' In 2013, my slogan was 'Control, Alt, Delete.

President Obama
We rolled out HealthCare.gov. That could've gone better. In 2008 my slogan was 'Yes, We Can.' In 2013, my slogan was 'Control, Alt, Delete.

Along with Obama, Joel McHale was featured at this annual, humor-based press event.

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No one and nothing was off limits for Joel McHale at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night.

Emceeing at event previously hosted by such comedians as Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, the Community star took aim at Obamacare, George Clooney, Jessica Simpson, Paul Ryan and many others in a truly hilarious speech.

Click through below to relive the best quotes and one-liners.

Paul Ryan burn!

Joel McHale: Good evening, Mr. President. Or as Paul Ryan refers to you: another inner-city minority relying on the federal government to feed and house your family.

Joel McHale: Good evening, Mr. President. Or as Paul Ryan refers to you: another inner-city minority relying on the federal government to...

Pretty great stuff, huh?

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Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said that he is taking a break from his campaign to seek help for alcohol abuse, he said in a statement Wednesday.

The news comes after a local newspaper published stills from a new Rob Ford crack video (below) and a Toronto bar patron recorded him drunkenly rambling Monday.

In the case of the latter, the oft-troubled mayor was ranting about a political opponent and was reportedly heard saying he'd like to "f--king jam her."

Ford told a Toronto columnist he is "ready to take a break" and "get help" and "it's not easy to be vulnerable and this is one of the most difficult times in my life."

Ford went on to add, "I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence. I have struggled with this for some time."

The statement followed the Toronto Globe and Mail reporting on Ford smoking what a drug dealer described to the paper as crack cocaine from a copper pipe.

It was shot in what appears to be Ford's sister's basement, according to the publication. The paper said the substance in the pipe could not be confirmed.

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Quick, Hillary Clinton and/or Rand Paul: You may wanna get Joe Jonas on your side.

The singer was at a Los Angeles Kings game Monday night when a girl at Culver City High School named Mia asked him to endorse her for student body president.

Jonas did so; Mia posted the video to her Instagram account; and then she was elected into office two days later!

Watch the footage now:

"Really excited the ad worked!" Jonas joked to TMZ afterward. "I've actually launched a political ad firm - but only for high school and college campaigns, and only while I'm at sporting events. We're open for business!"

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Speaking this weekend at Stand & Fight, a rally held by the National Rifle Association (NRA), Sarah Palin did not disappoint attendees looking for fiery rhetoric.

The 50-year-old former Republican V.P. candidate claimed that President Obama's foreign policy and global vision have merely “coddled adversaries.”

A Palin presidency, she argues, would be quite different ...

“Come on. Enemies, who would utterly annihilate America, they who’d obviously have information on plots, to carry out Jihad,” the ex-Alaska Governor said.

“Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them uncomfortable, not even a smidgen."

"If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

Waterboarding is a controversial interrogation technique in which water is poured on the face of a detainee, who is immobilized, to induce a fear of drowning.

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You can breathe a sigh of relief, American Beliebers.

Justin Bieber isn't about to be thrown out of the country.

Not long after Bieber was arrested for DUI in January, a petition to have the singer deported back to Canada amassed over 100,000 signatures, forcing The White House to actually review this document, according to law.

Those at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have finally done so, and no one there will be acting on what Drake Bell and company want any time soon.

"Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one," reads a statement from the Obama administration, clearly commenting on the petition in some manner.

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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child, according to reports.

The only child of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expecting with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.

The 34-year-old reportedly announced she was pregnant today at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City as part of the "No Ceilings" conversation series.

The Huffington Post first broke the news of Clinton's pregnancy.

Chelsa and Marc Mezvinsky are expecting "later this year."

"I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me," Chelsea said at the event, referring to the former First Lady.

As for how this impacts Hillary Clinton 2016 hopes ... it doesn't really. At all. But it can't hurt. Who doesn't love a cute baby on the campaign trail, right?

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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The selfie trend shows no sign of slowing down as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram and posted a selfie with President Barack Obama.

We'll just allow a moment for you to process that statement.

Using the badass Instagram handle @VP, Biden captioned the image "Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned. -VP"

Biden, Obama Selfie!

The pic of VPOTUS with POTUS was taken in the back of the President's armored limo known as "The Beast," and has received over 23,000 likes so far.

Biden also posted the shot on Twitter, grandly entitled "The First Selfie." His cover picture is also a photo of the pair with a tender arm on each other's back.

The first picture the Veep uploaded hours before was of his beloved Ray-Ban aviators in the foreground, with himself in the background out of focus.

Obama is, of course, no stranger to the selfie.

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