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Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

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Secret Service director: WH breach 'unacceptable'

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a…

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

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Will Mitt Romney take the plunge again?

Two sources inside Mitt Romney's inner circle tell CNN that while Romney isn't planning a presidential bid, he's listening to a lot of people who want him to…

Soldiers in Afghanistan

U.S. Army

Afghanistan, U.S. sign security deal

The United States and Afghanistan signed a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the previous…

Operational video of strike against ISIS

U.S. Central Command

US has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISIS

The first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank.

Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

Poll: Big swing nationally for Dems

Five weeks before the November midterm elections, voters give Democrats an edge over Republicans, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.

Indian PM Narendra Modi

CNN

Three courses for Obama; warm water for Modi

Diners who attended President Barack Obama's evening meal Monday were treated to a three-course menu of fusion fare with hints of the subcontinent. Not…

White House Generic File 2

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Officials: Fence jumper made it far into W.H.

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said…

James Foley in bushes

Courtesy Dan Shakal

James Foley's family gets transit ad pulled

A transit advertisement depicting deceased American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by ISIS was pulled from circulation in New York and…

Navy conducts strikes against ISIS targets

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Next step: Keeping anti-ISIS coalition

As military operations against ISIS continue, there is a less visible, but no less important, diplomatic front, as the United States seeks to recruit new…

Ben Bradlee

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Ex-top Washington Post editor in hospice care

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care as his health has…

Airstrikes over Syria 9_25_14

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Poll: Is US hawkish or dovish?

With the United States now launching airstrikes in Syria -- the seventh country bombed under the Obama administration---debate over foreign policy has once…

Ashraf Ghani sworn in

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan President

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's President, sealing the country's first peaceful democratic transition of power.

Ghani, a former finance…

Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

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Poll: Americans back airstrikes, but not ground troops

Americans are steadfastly opposed to sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but an overwhelming number of people continue to support the…

White House

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W.H.: Keep 'perspective' after recent issues

A series of black eyes for the U.S. Secret Service -- including a new report that says supervisors mishandled a 2011 shooting incident at the White House --…

Obama

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Obama announces My Brother's Keeper expansion

In February, President Barack Obama launched an initiative to provide educational and community support for African-American boys and young men, an issue he…

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren's Office

Elizabeth Warren wants to probe if Fed is too close to big banks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants Congress to look into allegations the New York Federal Reserve blocked one of its own from criticizing Goldman Sachs.

The…

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz office

Ted Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll, again

Cruz first. Carson second. Sound familiar?

If it does, it's because for the second year in a row, the duo clinched the top two spots for the presidential…

Former Ohio Rep James Traficant

REUTERS/Win McNamee

Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant dies

James Traficant Jr., who railed against government agencies while serving as a wild-haired, maverick congressman from Ohio, died Saturday after being…

Kay Hagan

From Sen. Kay Hagan

Poll: Libertarian could spoil N.C. race

In one of the most closely-watched Senate races of the year, incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina holds a narrow three-point advantage over…

Sen Mary Landrieu

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Louisiana Senate race sets stage for runoff

As Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu defends her U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, a new CNN/ORC International poll indicates the third-term incumbent carries a slim…

Barack Obama

Whitehouse.gov

Obama admits ISIS misjudged as splits emerge

A week after U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria began, lawmakers continued to question President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the militant group ISIS,…

Chelsea Clinton

CNN's Piers Morgan Live

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to a daughter

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter, according to a post on her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The baby was born Friday, a Clinton spokesman said.

"…

Obama

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Obama looking for partners on many fronts

On Tuesday, it was climate change. Wednesday, terrorists. And on Thursday, President Barack Obama confronted yet another emergency that threatens wide…

John Boehner

CNN

Boehner doesn't want war debate 'til 2015

Even as the war against ISIS expands, House Speaker John Boehner said he doesn't believe Congress should debate any new authorization for the military…

marijuana plants

SXC

Write-in candidate smokes pot in political ad

A medical marijuana advocate turned write-in candidate for Rhode Island governor has garnered instant social media attention by smoking what she says is pot in…

naked beach sign on nude beach

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Seemingly naked people in campaign ad

Supporting a congressional campaign usually means donating money, knocking on doors and making phone calls. Rarely does it mean acting like a nudist in a…

Computer user with mouse and keyboard

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FBI worried about Apple, Google privacy efforts

Apple and Google have won praise from privacy proponents for efforts to encrypt their latest smartphones in a way that would prevent law enforcement from…

Obama Eric Holder announcement

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Eric Holder announces resignation

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will resign after six years at the helm of the Justice Department.

Holder reax to contempt

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The politics of confirming Holder's successor

With control of the Senate at stake this November, one question is whether the midterm elections will drive the timing of the nominating process for Eric…

Eric Holder announces Ferguson investigation

REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Who might replace Eric Holder?

The surprise announcement on Thursday that Eric Holder will resign as attorney general has D.C. buzzing. And the big question on everyone's mind: Who will…

Bill Clinton on Syria

Bill Clinton, not Hillary, the star at forum

Bill Clinton is not possibly planning a presidential run, as his wife may be doing, and he's not about to have a baby, as his daughter is, but for the last…

Sen. Jim Ferlo

http://www.senatorferlo.com/

Pennsylvania senator casually comes out

It was one of those oh-by-the-way moments -- an afterthought really. It wasn't supposed to be a coming out party.

Sure, the subject matter was serious, but in…

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

Idlib News Network

Strikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not

The campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria has pitted several Arab countries into action alongside the United States.

Analysts say the involvement of…

Former Ohio Rep James Traficant

REUTERS/Win McNamee

Former US Rep. Traficant critically injured in accident

Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant is in "very critical condition" after he was injured in an accident on his farm in Greenford, Ohio, his wife and police…

John Kerry

CNN

Kerry: Fight against ISIS going to go on

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday coalition airstrikes have not flushed the terror group ISIS from Iraq, but they may have prevented the fall of…

Chelsea Clinton

Brian Yaklyvich/CNN

Why Chelsea Clinton doesn't know sex of baby

Chelsea Clinton is waiting to find out the gender of her baby because, as she told CNN's Fareed Zakaria, "there are so few mysteries in life... in which any…

Obama coffee cup salute

The White House

Obama's coffee cup salute draws criticism

With a coffee cup in hand, President Barack Obama offered a less-than-formal salute Tuesday to a Marine standing guard as he exited the presidential…

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian Arab News Agency

Syria: Does hurting ISIS help al-Assad?

The United States has inflicted damage on one enemy in Syria with the airstrikes it launched against ISIS. But it may also be helping another foe: the regime…

United Nations Security Council terrorism

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

UN Security Council OKs anti-terror measure

U.N. Security Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to address the "growing threat" posed by foreign terrorist fighters, a measure…

Cruise missile strikes against ISIS, Syria

CNN

Al Qaeda group in Syria plots against U.S.

Among the targets of U.S. strikes across Syria early Tuesday was the Khorasan Group -- a collection of senior al Qaeda members who have moved into…

Strikes against Syria

SPC Eric Garst/U.S. Navy

US-Arab coalition bolstered by Syria strikes

At the outset, this new coalition of the willing seemed like a coalition of the iffy.

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

Idlib News Network

How Obama came to launch strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama's policy toward Syria -- three years of red lines and calls for regime change -- culminated Monday in a barrage of airstrikes on terror…

F-22 Fighter

Tami Chappell / Reuters

Embattled F-22 goes into combat

The problem-plagued F-22 Raptor took part in its first combat mission Monday night, hitting ISIS targets in Syria.

Google campus

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Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is pulling its support of a conservative political group because he believes it is lying on climate…

Tomahawk missiile launch, ISIS, Syria

U.S. Navy

Obama: Syria strikes show 'this is not America's fight alone'

The United States is doing what it must to "take the fight to terrorists," leading a coalition of Arab nations in a series of airstrikes against the so-called…

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut

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Congress reacts to Syria airstrikes

As the Pentagon launched a barrage of airstrikes into Syria late Monday, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, who was an early backer of President Obama's first…

Treasury building

Mark Walz/CNN

Treasury acts to stop overseas tax 'inversions'

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced what it called its "first, targeted steps" to make it harder for U.S. companies to reduce their tax bills by…

ISIS militants and tank

REUTERS

ISIS a 'very significant potential threat'

The militant group ISIS represents a "very significant potential threat to homeland security," the secretary of Homeland Security said Monday on CNN.

Secret Service outside White House

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

How Secret Service could beef up White House security

Visitors be warned: Security around the White House about to intensify.

ISIS militants and tank

REUTERS

ISIS calls for attacks in U.S. and allies

Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against those countries.

"This call for the murder of…

White House fence jumper

CNN

More Secret Service after White House breach

The U.S. Secret Service boosted its presence and its surveillance measures around the White House on Monday after an Iraq war veteran, who is apparently…

Chelsea Clinton

Peter Kramer/NBC

Bill Clinton drops grandchild due date hint

Nine months could be winding down to the last nine days.

In an interview that aired Sunday, former President Bill Clinton gave the closest clue yet as to when…

ISIS soldiers

ISIS

Alliance 'not structured' for new ISIS threat

Just hours after an ISIS spokesman called on the group's foreign fighters to carry out attacks on coalition countries led by the United States in the battle…

Obama climate change UN

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Obama warns on climate change at UN

President Barack Obama told a United Nations meeting on Tuesday that pollution must be contained to address climate change.

John Kerry

Floyd Yarmuth/CNN

Kerry: New York climate summit to set agenda

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened a week of climate change talks in New York on Monday, saying he's hopeful the discussions will set the tone for…

United Nations

Rick Shine/CNN

Speed-dating diplomacy on tap at UN

The world comes to New York this week, accompanied by baggage full of crises. It's the 69th annual United Nations General Assembly special debate, and it has…

Chelsea Clinton

Peter Kramer/NBC

Clinton baby watch upstages celebrities

The guest who was perhaps most anticipated at Sunday's star-studded Clinton Global Initiative awards ceremony was a no-show.

Chris Christie

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Chris Christie builds profile as he eyes 2016

When he won re-election by a landslide last year, Chris Christie's calling card became the Republican who can get Democratic votes.

Tony Blair

Blair: West must fight ISIS, its ideology

When Tony Blair heard British aid worker David Haines mention the former prime minister prior to his beheading, it strengthened his resolve to fight ISIS, he…

Same-sex marriage, gay marriage

Cliff Despeaux/Reuters

Efforts underway to change GOP on gay marriage

Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party's position on same-sex marriage. Their approach: one state and…

Hillary Clinton greets crowd

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Hillary Clinton's fall to-do list

Hillary Clinton is set to hobnob with world leaders and the biggest names in business, politics, academia and philanthropy -- not to mention celebrities -- at…

New Zealand flag

New Zealand's National Party takes election

New Zealand's center-right National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, won Saturday's general election with 48% of the vote, according to a complete…

Ron Paul

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, made it clear Friday night that he…

Opponents try to oust GOP senator without Dem. candidate

The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off the ballot. And he won.

Joe Biden file

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Biden lauds infamous senator

At a women's leadership event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning amid sexual harassment allegations.

Hillary Clinton

Defense Department

Democrats making hard sell to women

Democrats were making an election-year pitch to women on Friday, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and hoping to convince enough women to…

White House evacuated

POOL

Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service…

US Capitol

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Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved -- ready to whisk their bosses to train…

Chelsea Clinton

Peter Kramer/NBC

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.…

Biden, Obama

Pool

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

ISIS training

Syrian Kurds warn of crisis as ISIS advances

The latest ISIS advance in Syria has brought a swath of the country's north-central Kurdish region under siege, with Kurdish leaders warning of another…

NFL logo sign outside football stadium

Mike Segar/Reuters

Hagel looking into military ties to NFL

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military's relationships with the National Football League in the…

Police in Ferguson

CNN

Bill aims to curb police 'militarization'

A new Senate bill is the first proposed legislation to curb so-called police militarization after the disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri.

Affordable Care Act website, health care website

Healthcare.gov

As open enrollment nears, ACA website still isn't totally safe

HealthCare.gov still isn't as safe as it should be, and the annual open enrollment period starts again in just two months.

Former La Gov Edwin Edwards

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

87-year-old felon wants back in Congress

It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister.

Petro Poroshenko addresses Congress

House TV

Ukraine gets support, but not U.S. lethal aid

American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater support to his besieged military,…

Hillary Clinton file

CNN

Hillary Clinton's madcap media mob

If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for president -- and yes, that is still possible -- her return to the media lion's den might be a factor in her thinking..

Joe Biden file

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his use of the term "Shylock," which some consider anti-Semitic, was "a poor choice of words."

Rob Ford

CNN

Rob Ford has cancer, to begin chemotherapy

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford soon will begin chemotherapy to treat a rare and aggressive cancer, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in the city said Wednesday.

Dr. Zane…

Obama

Pool

Obama: US must back partners against ISIS

The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by his top general that option is…

House Benghazi Select Committee hearing

Pool

Latest Benghazi committee starts work

Two years after the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, many Republicans still have unanswered questions about security issues…

Capitol

John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

Hurdle removed for passing ISIS vote

For conservatives conflicted over how to vote on a major measure Wednesday that would fund the federal government and authorize the president to arm Syrian…

Scotland independence vote

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Why is the U.S. nervous about Scottish vote?

Faced with the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't take sides, keep your opinions to…

US Capitol

somadjinn/SXC

House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.

ISIS flag carrier

ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

The production is slick. The imagery: ominous. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center.

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked…

US Capitol

somadjinn/SXC

House leaders lobby members on ISIS vote

A day before the House votes on whether to give President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, leaders of both political…

Barack Obama July 2

US ramping up Ebola effort

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies --…

Obama getting on Air Force One

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to…

ISIS militants and tank

REUTERS

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."

Allies and…

Republican, Democrat, political buttons

istock

Study finds politics stinks -- literally

If you and your significant other share political views, it could be because you like each other's smell.

Sen Kristin Gillibrand

CNN

Gillibrand drops F-bomb in webcast

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began…

Bennie G Adkins receives Medal of Honor

Larry Downing/Reuters

Medal recipient killed up to 175 enemies

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger.…

former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford

Reuters

Mark Sanford's custody hearing postponed

Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court…

Attorney General Eric Holder 2

Lonnie Tague/DOJ

Holder unveils program to counter extremists

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced a Justice Department program to try to thwart recruitment by extremist groups such as ISIS, attempting to…

Hillary is thinking about it

Hillary Clinton in Iowa: Fresh start or deja vu?

"It's been seven years, and a lot has changed," Hillary Clinton said Sunday in her first visit to Iowa since the state dealt her presidential campaign a…

Hillary Clinton

CNN

Paul, Clinton top NH presidential poll

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a…

David Haines

ISIS

How many Western captives is ISIS holding?

The beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS has intensified fears for other Western hostages being held by the jihadist group.

Ray Rice, Janay Rice

WBAL

Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video

The growing outcry over how the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell deal with incidents of domestic violence has reached the nation's highest office. Even…

John Kerry August 12

REUTERS/Jason Reed

Kerry: Countries willing to aid against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry closed a trip to the Middle East saying countries "in the region" and "outside the region" are prepared to engage in military…

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