• Issa hits White House over Ebola czar pick

    Issa, Ebola hearing

    Pool

    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, questioned Friday the president's choice of Ron Klain to manage efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States.

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    By Ashley Killough CNN
  • Government report: Lewinsky mistreated in '98

    Monica Lewinsky

    Senate TV

    A government report obtained by CNN on Friday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House intern in January 1998 to get her to cooperate with an investigation into President Bill Clinton.

  • Sarah Palin finds a Democrat she can support

    Sarah Palin

    Chris Welch/CNN

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin snubbed home state Republicans this year, instead endorsing an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic running mate for lieutenant governor.

  • Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

    Voting booth Nov 5

    Darren Hauck/ Reuters

    Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

  • White House fence jumper quickly detained

    New White House fence jumper

    David Catrett/CNN

    A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous security breach there, according to his father.

    Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn be...

  • Congressman offends high school students

    Don Young Alaska high school remarks

    KTUU

    Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his audience.

  • Utah gun shop stirs controversy with Obama display

    Obama gun shop display

    KSTU

    A Utah gun shop is prominently displaying a target bearing a resemblance to both President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden, and the shop's owner said he hopes the message attached to the target will resonate with those who see it.

  • Labor chief: Christie's 'head in the sand'

    Chris Christie

    Pool

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he's "tired" of the minimum wage debate.

    "Chris Christie's got his head in the sand if he's getting tired about the minimum wage," Perez said according to Bloo...

  • Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

    STS-95_Florida_From_Space

    NASA

    Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

  • Washington monitoring Canada shootings

    Ottawa, Canada shooting

    Peter Henderson

    Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

  • Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

    Obama on the phone with Putin

    Pete Souza/The White House

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

  • Day one for Ebola czar

    Ron Klain

    CNN

    The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

  • Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

    Jeffrey Fowle at home

    CNN

    After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

  • Palins describe brawl in police recordings

    Bristol Palin fight

    Anchorage Police Department

    Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request.

  • The President's club: How golf took over the White House

    Obama Boehner golf

    Reuters

    American Presidents have come and gone -- but one club tends to unite them all.

    So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular friends of U.S. leaders since the early part of the 20...

  • Election issue: Why people still feel the economy stinks

    Job fair

    John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

    U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low. Things are improving, yet Americans are still worried.

  • Obama's ISIS, Ebola 'mission creep'

    Obama Ukraine press conf

    CNN

    President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola.

  • 'Wastebook': All that fits in pork barrel

    Sen. Tom Coburn

    CNN

    Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games. People paid to watch grass grow. Swedish massages given to rabbits. These are just a few examples from the 100 entry-long list in a book detailing government waste, compiled by retiring GOP Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

  • Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

    Matt Olsen

    CNN

    Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

  • Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

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    Miguel Ariel Contreras Drake-McLaughlin

    Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93.

  • Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

    Ben Bradlee and Bill Clinton

    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    The death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, saddened the industry he influenced Tuesday night.

  • Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

    Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

    Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

  • Mental exam set in White House intruder case

    Omar Gonzalez

    Courtesy Omar Gonzalez's family

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed initial examination found him not competent for trial.

  • White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills'

    Obama Kansas speech nationalism

    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    The White House has issued on Tuesday a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago to include a joke he made about having unpaid bills.

    Reporters attending the event heard the pr...

  • Man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

    Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

    WBBM

    The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

    Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting b...

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