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  • Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

    Ron Paul

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

    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 sharply opposes further U.S. involvement in the Mideast region.

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    By Ashley Killough CNN
  • 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.

  • Biden lauds infamous senator

    Joe Biden file

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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

  • Democrats making hard sell to women

    Hillary Clinton

    Defense Department

    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 cast ballots for their candidates in November's mid-term contests.

  • Efforts underway to change GOP on gay marriage

    Same-sex marriage, gay marriage

    Cliff Despeaux/Reuters

    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 one Republican activist at a time.

  • New Zealand counts votes in PM election

    New Zealand flag

    Polling stations have closed in New Zealand, where around 3 million residents were expected to vote in Saturday's general election.

  • Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

    White House evacuated

    POOL

    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 spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

    Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was init...

  • Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

    US Capitol

    somadjinn/SXC

    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 stations and airports as soon as they cast their last vote.

  • Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

    Chelsea Clinton

    Peter Kramer/NBC

    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.

    Here's what we don't know: will they be grandparents yet?

    Why are we asking right now?

    Americ...

  • Obama sets new plan against college assaults

    Biden, Obama

    Pool

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

  • Syrian Kurds warn of crisis as ISIS advances

    ISIS training

    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 humanitarian crisis without international intervention.

    The Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani (Ayn al-...

  • Hagel looking into military ties to NFL

    NFL logo sign outside football stadium

    Mike Segar/Reuters

    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 wake of the scandal over how the league is handling domestic-abuse allegations against players, CNN has learned.

  • Bill aims to curb police 'militarization'

    Police in Ferguson

    CNN

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

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

    Affordable Care Act website, health care website

    Healthcare.gov

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

  • 87-year-old felon wants back in Congress

    Former La Gov Edwin Edwards

    REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

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

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

    Petro Poroshenko addresses Congress

    House TV

    American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater support to his besieged military, though the levels of assistance ultimately offered by the United States fell short of his request...

  • Hillary Clinton's madcap media mob

    Hillary Clinton file

    CNN

    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..

  • Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

    Joe Biden file

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

    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 has cancer, to begin chemotherapy

    Rob Ford

    CNN

    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 Cohen said Ford has a malignant liposarcoma, and a second biopsy on his tumor done Monday ...

  • Obama: US must back partners against ISIS

    Obama

    Pool

    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 something the Pentagon could consider.

  • Latest Benghazi committee starts work

    House Benghazi Select Committee hearing

    Pool

    Two years after the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, many Republicans still have unanswered questions about security issues related to the incident. But the first hearing of a new special congressional committee investigating the attack got underway Wednesday without the fireworks that have marked the many previous congressional inquiries.

  • Hurdle removed for passing ISIS vote

    Capitol

    John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

    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 rebels, their decision might have gotten a bit easier.

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

    Scotland independence vote

    CNNMoney/Shutterstock

    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 yourself, and avoid getting dragged into the fray.

    The complicating factor in this potential...

  • House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

    US Capitol

    somadjinn/SXC

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

  • ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

    ISIS flag carrier

    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.

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