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  • Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

    Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

    Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters

    A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

    "We recognize that same-sex marriage makes...

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  • What will get done before Congress' recess?

    US Capitol 2

    Bob Kovach/CNN

    Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week.

  • Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

    Phoenix VA Medical Center


    Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly, hire more medical staff, add dozens of new facilities and cut bonuses at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • First lady steps up political push

    Michelle Obama, official portrait

    Chuck Kennedy/The White House

    Michelle Obama is asking Democrats to get serious -- about voting in November's midterm elections.

  • Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

    Sarah Palin

    Chris Welch/CNN

    Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.

  • Judge rules against D.C. handgun ban

    Bullets, gun magazine


    A federal judge ruled that Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

  • Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

    Mitt Romney headshot

    Steve Marcus/Reuters

    If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.

  • Sonia Sotomayor sets kids upon Hillary Clinton

    Sonia Sotomayor with kids


    It was a mad dash to hug Hillary Clinton. Toward the end of an event Friday at the Bronx Children's Museum, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor set dozens of kids upon the former secretary of state, urging them to hug her and other leaders who attended.

  • Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

    Rand Paul

    Eric Thayer/Reuters

    Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."

  • Senior Obama adviser on impeachment: 'I would not discount that possibility'

    Dan Pfeiffer

    The White House

    Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime aide and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told reporters Friday that recent talk of impeaching the President should not be considered a long shot.

  • Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad

    Michelle Kwan

    Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

    U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has been featured in endorsements for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Campbell's Soup.

  • Tentative deal reached to fund VA fixes

    VA Medical Center


    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system, aides to each of the men said Sunday, just days before Congress is scheduled to leave on its August recess.

  • Poll: Majority say no to impeachment, lawsuit

    President Obama gives State of the Union address 2013

    REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    There's not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.

  • Report: 4 journalists detained in Iran

    Iran Flag

    Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington Post.

    The newspaper reported Thursday that its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, a U.S. ci...

  • Obama, Central American leaders meet on immigrant youth

    Obama and Central American leaders

    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.

  • Lawmaker mistakes US officials for representatives of India

    U.S. Capitol, House of Representatives.jpg

    Jim Bourg/Reuters

    Rep. Curt Clawson, a congressman for all of one month, made an embarrassing mistake this week when he confused two Obama administration officials with representatives from India.

  • Clinton blames Putin in MH17 shootdown

    Hillary Clinton file 4

    Michael Gross/State Department

    Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

  • Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

    Morgan Freeman

    Warner Bros./IMAX

    You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium?

  • House GOP will vote on border bill next week

    US Capitol


    House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than $1 billion and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.

  • Mary Poppins won't work for minimum wage

    Mary Poppins minimum wage video

    Funny or Die

    You'd think magical powers would entitle Mary Poppins to more than $7.25 an hour.

  • Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

    U.S.-Mexico border, location unspecified.jpg

    CPB file image

    The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official...

  • Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

    Paul Ryan at RNC 2012


    Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

  • Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

    Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

    REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

  • Obama poll numbers not great, but hold steady

    Obama Afghanistan announcement 5-27


    President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this year a "Katrina moment" that caused his predecessor's numbers to plummet.

    A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that public...

  • CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

    Affordable Care Act website, health care website


    More than half the public says the Affordable care Act has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.


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