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Michelle Obama in Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2016

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First lady takes on Trump

At a campaign event in Philadelphia the first lady had some words for Donald Trump on her husband's birth place, Trump's tweets and even his tax returns.

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Trump ramps up attacks on Clinton

Donald Trump's attacks on Hillary Clinton are about to get uglier and more personal. Trump surrogates are now being told to use President Bill Clinton's…

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Highlights from Obama's town hall

President Barack Obama visited Fort Lee, Virginia, and fielded questions from the military community, including veterans and active-duty service members,…

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Obama meets military at town hall

President Obama joined U.S. service men and women Wednesday at CNN’s presidential town hall. The forum gave audience members a chance to question Obama on a…

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New Sacramento arena has gender-inclusive bathrooms

The Kings new arena features gender-inclusive bathrooms; some are applauding, some are concerned.

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Obama respects Kaepernick’s right to protest

At a town hall Wednesday, President Obama says you can oppose someone's opinion but it is their right to have it.

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Jeanne Moos: Live debate brawl

A live debate in the country of Georgia made Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton look like BFFs.

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FBI reveals more attempted election cyberattacks

The FBI believes Russia is behind attempts to breach U.S. voter registration sites.

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Clinton, Sanders team up in NH

One-time rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders came together Wednesday to woo a group of voters that have been slow to flock to the former secretary of…

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Body language expert parses debate performances

A post-debate CNN/ORC poll shows more than 60 percent of viewers believed Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump. But was it because of what they said or what…

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On camera: Miss Universe describes Trump

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who won the tiara in 1996 when Donald Trump owned the Miss Universe Pageant, told CNN she was humiliated by Trump over her…

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What's with Trump's debate sniffles?

The Internet is having some fun with Donald Trump's case of the sniffles.

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Poll has Clinton as winner of first debate

The first presidential debate of the 2016 election is in the books, now commentators and voters are debating who was the winner.

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Social media not silent during, after debate

The reaction to debate No. 1 Monday night was swift -- online, and on the air. Some viewers took part in post-debate polls while others saved their reactions…

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Clinton, Trump face off in first debate

It was game on in New York Monday night as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off at Hofstra University for the first debate in a race…

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Trump: I was happy I held back on Bill Clinton

Donald Trump says he's happy he held back on the "indiscretions" of Bill Clinton.

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Trump: If Clinton wins I'll support her

Candidates square off in first presidential debate

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Fireworks fly at first presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in first presidential debate.

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Clinton: Birther lie was a hateful one

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over the birther rumor at Monday's debate

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Clinton: Trump hiding something on tax returns

Hillary Clinton wonders why Donald Trump hasn't released his tax returns

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Clinton, Trump take stage and shake hands

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take the stage Monday night at the first presidential debate.



Clinton, Trump primed for first presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head on the debate stage for the first time.



Funniest moments in televised political debates

Sweat, sighs, one liners and epic brain freezes -- here's a look back at some of the funniest moments in political debate history.

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100 million expected to watch debate

With as many as 100 million potential voters expected to watch Monday’s debate, the pressure is on for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the first…

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Clinton, Trump debate styles examined

We're just days away from the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and that faceoff could change the course of the race.


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Cruz endorses Trump

After refusing to make an endorsement at the Republican convention and only days before the first presidential debate, Sen. Ted Cruz announced on Friday he's…

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Man creates, flies Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump drones

Otto Dieffenbach III creates 3D flying people and products for his company, Flyguy Promotions. For this election, he created a flying Hillary Clinton and…

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Obama: Without vigilance, we can go backwards

Thousands celebrate the newest Smithsonian Museum -- the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

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Debate season eats & drinks

Washington restaurants are taking inspiration from presidents past and potentially future for debate night and election season menus.

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King stumps for Trump in Cleveland

Boxing promoter Don King campaigns for Donald Trump in Cleveland. Trump also commented on the police killing of an unarmed man in Tulsa.



Elizabeth Warren rips Wells Fargo CEO over stock holdings

Sen. Elizabeth Warren tears into Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf during his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.

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Obama to UN: Our work made a difference

Listing the global financial recovery, the Iran nuclear deal and openings in Cuba and Myanmar, President Obama touted foreign policy achievements during his…

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Trump: Immigration security is national security

During a Florida rally, Donald Trump says immigration is national security after attacks in New York and New Jersey.

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President's weekly address

President Obama calls for Republicans in Congress to do their jobs, from funding the fight against Zika to giving Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a…

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GOP weekly address

Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) talks about Constitution Day in today's weekly address.

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Donald Trump like you've never seen him before

Jeanne Moos looks at Trump's hairdo, a "Super Trump" billboard and ... naked Trump?

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Democrats stump for Clinton

Hillary Clinton is hammering Donald Trump with an all-star cast of supporters.

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Trump: Clinton's bodyguards should disarm

Speaking at a campaign event in Florida, Donald Trump asks what would happen if Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards were disarmed.



Trump: Clinton started birther controversy, I finished it

Donald Trump finally acknowledged Friday that "President Barack Obama was born in the United States," reversing himself on the issue that propelled him into…

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Child care: Compare the plans

Donald Trump is pushing his policies on child care with the help of his daughter, but how does his plan actually compare to Hillary Clinton’s?

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Obama: Political season ‘meaner’

President Barack Obama on Thursday night claimed that Donald Trump had injected new "ugliness" into the debate over immigration.

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Clinton: A taco truck on every corner sounds delicious

Hillary Clinton did some pandering to the crowd Thursday night at the Hispanic caucus.

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Jeanne Moos: Super Trump vs Naked Trump

Super Trump and Naked Trump are getting lots of attention.

Clinton glad to be back

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Clinton back on campaign trail: 'I'm doing great'

Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail: "I'm doing great"

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Clinton: It’s great to be back

Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trial Thursday after a bout of pneumonia.

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Flint pastor interrupts Trump during church speech

A pastor in Flint, Michigan, interrupts Donald Trump during his speech Wednesday to ask him to refrain from attacking his rival Hillary Clinton.

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Candidates open up on health

Clinton campaign releases new health information after Donald Trump talks to Dr. Oz about his health.

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Snowden to Obama: Pardon me

Infamous NSA leaker Edward Snowden wants President Obama to pardon him and allow his safe return to the US. The whistle-blower has been living in Russia since…

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Campaigns focus on childcare

The children of the presidential candidates, Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton, talked about their parents' plans to support families.

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Clinton: 'I was incredibly committed to attending memorial'

Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton explains why she made every effort to attend a 9/11 memorial despite not feeling well.

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Clinton now taking doctor’s advice

Hillary Clinton tells CNN that she’s “now taking my doctor’s advice” on pneumonia.

Trump at Ground Zero

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits the memorial at Ground Zero in New York City.



'What is Aleppo?' fallout continues

You don't have to be one of the presidential front-runners to make a gaffe. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson slipped up on a question about Syria, but he's…

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Johnson: No excuse for Aleppo gaffe

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says there was no excuse for his Aleppo gaffe.

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Obama's weekly address

President Obama marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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Trump's international fallout

Donald Trump promised Christian conservatives at the Values Voter Summit that he'll be their champion in the White House, but it's national security…

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Where's Melania Trump been?

Why has Melania Trump disappeared from the public spotlight?

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Timeline of Dakota Access pipeline

A federal judge Friday denied a Native American tribe's request for a temporary restraining order to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline,…

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Clinton increasing attacks on Trump

Hillary Clinton says ISIS is rooting for Trump to win the election

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Gary Johnson: 'What is Aleppo?'

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson stumbled while answering a question about the Syrian refugee crisis on Thursday, asking "What is Aleppo?" in an…

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Clinton, Trump square off on stage

Hillary Clinton and her opponent, Donald Trump, didn't square off face-to-face during a presidential forum Wednesday, but they did share the stage.

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Highlights from Commander-in-Chief forum

The candidates for president answered questions from voters at the Commander-in-Chief forum. Mary Moloney has highlights.

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Trump questioned about Florida AG donation

A $25,000 campaign donation from the Donald Trump Foundation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's 2013 re-election campaign has the Republican nominee in…

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What to expect at presidential debates

Both candidates are saying they are looking forward to debating one another.

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New poll shows Clinton, Trump in dead heat

New CNN-ORC poll shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat.

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Philippines leader has harsh words for Obama

President Obama's final Asia tour is unfolding amid power rivalries and diplomatic slights, including some negative words from the president of the Philippines.

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Trump, surrogates still muddy on immigration

On Monday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his surrogates brought even less clarity to his immigration plan. When asked whether he could rule out a…

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Clinton coughs – blames Trump

Hillary Clinton on Monday interrupted her stump speech involuntarily in a coughing spell -- and wryly blamed the incident on GOP rival Donald Trump.

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Trump doctor defends medical diagnosis

Harold Bornstein took questions from CNN.

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How Mexico is reacting to Trump visit

How are Mexicans reacting to Trump's last-minute visit?

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Donald Trump announces immigration plan

Donald Trump delivered his immigration speech after meeting with Mexico's president.

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Trump: Mexico will pay for the wall

During a policy speech on immigration, Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that Mexico will pay for his border wall.

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Trump: We'll have zero tolerance for criminal aliens

Donald Trump gave a key immigration speech Wednesday night in Phoenix.

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Trump: Mexico, US share common interests

Donald Trump visited with Mexico's president Wednesday.

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Trump meets Mexican president before immigration speech

Donald Trump traveled to Mexico Wednesday ahead of a much-publicized speech on immigration in Arizona.

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Senior ISIS member killed in Aleppo

ISIS says one of its senior members was killed in Aleppo.

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Inside Clinton's debate preparation

See how Hillary Clinton is preparing to debate Donald Trump.

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Trump stands behind Clinton 'bigot' comment

Donald Trump defended Thursday calling Hillary Clinton a "bigot," arguing that her policies are a personal reflection because she knows they are destined to…

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Clinton goes to Hollywood

The presidential campaign trail heads to Hollywood, from the late night talk show circuit to star-studded fundraisers.

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Video purports to show Iran payment

A new video purportedly shows a US payment of $400 million delivered to Iran on the day Tehran released several American prisoners in January.

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Trump: ‘Get the baby out of here’

After saying he loves babies, Donald Trump calls for the removal of a crying baby at a rally.

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Convention-goers wear their party loyalty

Who wore their party loyalty the best at this month’s political conventions?

Sen. Chris Murphy


Connecticut senator on gun violence: 'Enough'

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy gave a passionate speech at the DNC on Wednesday, saying it's time to take Washington back from the gun lobby.

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Attention-getting convention entrances, exits

Jeanne Moos looks at the some of the best entrances and exits of the political conventions.



Celebs show support for Clinton with 'Fight Song'

Multiple celebrities lend their voices to sing "Fight Song" in a video played at the Democratic National Convention.

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Dunham, Ferrera joke about Trump

Television stars Lena Dunham and American Ferrera joke at the DNC about Donald Trump’s stance on women and Mexicans.

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Silverman: Bernie or bust camp ‘being ridiculous’

Comedian Sarah Silverman tells the so-called Bernie or Bust delegates at the Democratic National Convention that they were being "ridiculous."

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Convention rewind: 20 years of acceptance speeches

Ahead of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, 20 years' worth of nomination acceptance speeches. 

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Miami shooting: Feared for Kinsey's life

Dade County PBA: The officer feared for Kinsey's life and fired shot to save him.

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Reporter plays Pokemon Go at State Department briefing

The Pokemon Go craze came to the State Department on Thursday, when a reporter was called out for playing the popular game during a briefing.

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Trump's 'favorite' daughter Ivanka in spotlight

Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka is set to give a speech Thursday night at the RNC.

Cruz doubles down

Defiant Cruz defends not endorsing Trump

A defiant Ted Cruz stood by his refusal to endorse Donald Trump Thursday after being booed during his convention speech.

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Paul Ryan declares Trump, Pence as nominees

Speaker of the House declares Donald Trump and Mike Spence as the official candidates for president and vice president at the Republican National Convention.

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RNC votes on rules on rules after chaos erupts

Loud cries of protest broke out on the floor of the Republican National Convention Monday after GOP officials dismissed a last-ditch effort by anti-Donald…

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RNC: Cleveland thinks bigger

Cleveland business owners and residents see the RNC as part of something bigger.

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Istanbul: Turkey Coup attempt

A violent, chaotic night in Turkey ended with at least 181 people dead, but the government said Saturday it remains firmly in control.

Mike Pence accepts VP spot


Pence accepts Trump's invitation to run

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: "I accept your invitation to run and serve as vice president."

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Erdogan gives FaceTime interview

CNN Turk has a live FaceTime interview with Recep Erdogan during a military coup in Turkey.

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Obama: Dallas police did their jobs

President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial for five police officers killed during a protest in Dallas.

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