• Obama family serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vets

    Obama family portrait

    Pete Souza/The White House

    President Barack Obama, joined by the entire first family, on Wednesday began the Thanksgiving holiday by serving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans at Friendship Place Homeless Center in Washington.

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  • Mr. (Will) Smith goes to Washington?

    Will Smith at Concussion premiere

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    His new blockbuster doesn't come out until Christmas Day, but Will Smith is already looking past it.

    This frenzied campaign season has so "incensed" the movie star that Smith says he is losing sleep trying to figure out new ways to be "useful in the ...

  • Obama: No 'specific and credible threat' to U.S.

    Obama Nov 25 speech


    Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is "taking every possible step" to keep the country safe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, seeking to reassure travelers and adding there is no known "specific and credible threat" to ...

  • 2016 candidates: Yes, Chicago cop should face charges

    Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton

    David S. Holloway/CNN/State Department

    Several 2016 hopefuls weighed in Wednesday on the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer.

  • Trump: 100 black leaders' endorsements coming

    Donald Trump

    Steve Machalek/CNN

    Donald Trump's campaign says he'll pick up endorsement from African-American pastors and evangelical leaders Monday.

  • Marines to spend $225M on amphibious vehicles

    Marines file


    The U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles.

    The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors -- BAE Systems and SAIC -- contracts to develop 13 prototypes of ...

  • Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

    For rent

    Jay Schexnyder/CNN

    Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

  • Canada: We'll resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

    Justin Trudeau

    Justin Trudeau campaign

    Justin Trudeau's newly elected government has confirmed it will resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada within three months, giving top priority to those who are a lower security risk.

    The plan as outlined prioritizes families and vulnerable indivi...

  • Ben Carson: the most misunderstood candidate?


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    By Ben Carson's telling, he may be the most misunderstood candidate in the 2016 presidential race.

    The retired pediatric neurosurgeon has shrugged off a series of controversies over the past two weeks by claiming that the press simply misunderstood w...

  • Ex-official: U.S. leadership needed in Syria

    American flag hanging down

    The Turkish downing of a Russian jet near the border with Syria on Tuesday underscores the need for increased American leadership in the Syrian war, according to Nicholas Burns, a U.S. career diplomat who served as under secretary of state.

  • Obama: We are all French now

    Francoise Hollande

    P. Segrette/www.elysee.fr

    It might be America's oldest alliance, but it has rarely looked more vibrant.

    French President François Hollande and U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to intensify their nations' military attacks on ISIS in Syria and Iraq at a White House m...

  • Turkish downing of Russian jet tests 2016 candidates

    Turkey shoots down Russian jet


    The Turkish downing of a Russian jet on Tuesday injected even more national security intensity into the 2016 presidential race ---and GOP candidates were quick to project strength.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush briefly touched on the incident during a ...

  • Obama sings on Coldplay's next album

    Chris Martin Obama

    Joe Raedle and Theo Wargo/Getty Images

    Coldplay is set to give an amateur crooner from Washington, D.C., his big break.

  • Trump faces challenge on NH eligibility

    Donald Trump Orlando 11.15.15

    Joe Raedel Getty Images

    A complaint alleging Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is not eligible to be on the New Hampshire primary ballot was dismissed Tuesday.

    Former state party chairman Fergus Cullen, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump's, appeared i...

  • Congress wants billions from Fed's piggy bank

    Janet Yellen head of Fed

    Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Congress wants to pull billions out of the Federal Reserve.

  • Sanders won't tell union super PAC to stop

    Bernie Sanders

    Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

    Bernie Sanders declined to disavow a super PAC spending money on his behalf in an interview with CNN on Monday and contradicted a statement his campaign made about the political entities he has long spoken out against.

  • Obama: Turkey has the right to defend itself

    Hollande, Obama


    Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter plane shouldn't lead to further wartime escalation in the region, President Barack Obama insisted at a press conference Tuesday.

    But he maintained that Turkey had a right to defend its airspace and charged that Ru...

  • Is Syrian conflict linked to climate change?

    Global warming, climate change

    Could terrorism and conflict be directly linked to climate change? "Absolutely," says Britain's Prince Charles in an interview with Sky News that aired on Monday.

  • Iowa poll: Cruz now Trump's chief rival

    Sen Ted Cruz

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    Ted Cruz has replaced Ben Carson as Donald Trump's chief GOP presidential primary rival in Iowa.

  • Clinton: Don't get swayed by GOP 'fear tactics and scare mongering'

    Clinton Spelman

    Pool via CNN

    Hillary Clinton asked voters here in Nevada on Monday to not be swayed by Republicans "fear tactics and scare mongering and inflammatory rhetoric" on terrorism.

    She told the fired up audience that she shakes her head at what Republicans are saying abo...

  • Trump: 'Many people jumped and I witnessed it' on 9/11

    Donald Trump speaks at a news conference Nov. 3, 2015, in New York City.

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    Donald Trump said Monday that he witnessed people jumping out of the Twin Towers on 9/11 from the view in his apartment.

  • Donald Trump's 9/11 celebration claim widely disputed

    Donald Trump November 19 2015

    Scott Olson Getty Images

    Donald Trump twice repeated over the weekend that he saw people cheering in New Jersey after the September 11 attacks -- but his claims are being widely disputed as false.

    GOP primary rival Ben Carson also said he witnessed the same, but his campaign ...

  • Rubio: Put U.S. attacks against ISIS on YouTube

    Marco Rubio August 2

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    There's one high-powered weapon that the U.S. needs to deploy against ISIS to really hit home, says Sen. Marco Rubio. YouTube.

  • Poll: Here's how angry the GOP is at government

    Republican, GOP, elephant


    A sustained outburst of anger and deep disdain for government that has shaped the Republican race for president and confounded the pundits is not going away.

    The spirit of insurrection that has powered "outsider" candidates like Donald Trump to the h...

  • Texas seeks delay in SCOTUS immigration case

    Supreme Court


    Texas' attorney general on Monday asked the Supreme Court for a 30-day extension to file a reply brief in a move that could derail the Obama administration's attempt to get the court to hear an appeal on a major immigration case this term.


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