• Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

    Eric Cantor

    Paul Courson/CNN

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board member.

    Cantor's move into the private sector was widely anticipated following his June electoral...

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    By Charles Riley
  • L.A. mayor calls for $13.25 minimum wage

    Paycheck, check, payroll

    iStock

    The push for a higher minimum wage picked up momentum Monday when the mayor of the nation's second largest city called for an increase to $13.25 by 2017.

  • Gun violence costs taxpayers $500 million

    Bullet, gun ammunition

    jimmyearl/SXC

    Gunshot wounds are costing the American taxpayer half a billion dollars a year, according to a study from the Urban Institute.

  • ISIS video purports to show beheading of 2nd US journalist

    Steven Sotloff

    SITE

    The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America" that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Bill Clinton to raise money at Usher's house

    Bill Clinton

    Paul Devitt/CNN

    Usher is hosting a Senate fundraiser, but Bill Clinton is getting top billing.

  • Obama flies to Europe with warning for Putin

    obama

    When Air Force One lands in Estonia's capital Wednesday, the U.S. message to Vladimir Putin -- only 500 miles away in Moscow -- will be clear: Stay put.

  • Jury gets case of former Virginia governor

    Bob McDonnell

    Paul Courson/CNN

    It had all the elements of a soap opera. A broken marriage. Alleged influence peddling. Courtroom drama.

  • Obama: 'I'd join a union'

    Obama in Wis.

    CNN

    President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one who "placed a bet on America's workers."

  • Rick Perry takes back tweet

    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Michael Humphrey/CNN

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night. Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized.

  • Kentucky U.S. Senate race is key in midterms

    Vote, election file

    While Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, it's also the unofficial start to the campaign season.

    That means politicking will be on the rise, especially as control of the Senate is at stake as well as control of 36 state houses. So, if you turn ...

  • Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

    Dianne Feinstein

    Brian Yaklyvich/CNN

    After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

    There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-I...

  • McCartney appeals to Scotland to stay in UK

    Paul McCartney

    Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

    Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high-profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in a vote on independence next month.

    Other famous signatories to the so-called "Letter to Sco...

  • Arguments wrap trial of former Gov. McDonnell

    Bob McDonnell

    Paul Courson/CNN

    Closing arguments concluded Friday in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The two are accused of conspiring to commit corruption after accepting money loans from a person hoping to gain the governor's influential sup...

  • Rand Paul defends remarks about Clinton

    Rand Paul

    Barry Schlegel/CNN

    Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling ...

  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

    Mitch McConnell walking in Capitol

    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.

    "With a heavy hear...

  • 5 U.S. leaders and words that tripped them up

    Al Gore

    Reuters

    Speaking off the cuff is always a bit of a tightrope act for the occupant of the nation's highest office, and even more so when it's in front of a room of reporters.

    President Barack Obama teetered on that high wire Thursday when he said that he and h...

  • Xi Jinping: Following Deng Xiaoping

    Xi Jinping China

    Reuters

    The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic...

  • Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

    Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria.

  • Uproar over Obama's no Syria strategy comment

    Obama

    Larry Downing/Reuters

    When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football. President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.

  • Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

    Cold War spy John Walker

    usni.org

    John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S. government.

    Walker, 77, died Thursday at a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, the...

  • Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

    Chris McDaniel

    REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

    A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results.

  • Former Presidents Clinton, Bush to launch new initiative

    George W Bush, Bill Clinton

    Mike Stone/Reuters

    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve problems.

  • Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

    Chelsea Clinton

    Peter Kramer/NBC

    Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network.

  • Report: ISIS waterboarded captives

    James Foley with camera

    Courtesy Nicole Tung

    At least four ISIS hostages in Syria were waterboarded during their captivity, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the treatment of the abducted Westerners.

  • McConnell: Shutdowns are a 'failed policy'

    Mitch McConnell

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

    In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year.

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