• Pataki makes long-shot bid for President


    George Pataki, the newest addition to the packed Republican White House race, said Thursday the bottom of the pack is the best place to start, as he kicked off his long-shot presidential bid in New Hampshire.

    The former three-term New York governor, w...

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  • Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

    Dennis Hastert

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    Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."

  • Obama announces new EPA protection of waterways

    California stream Lake Shasta

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    The Obama administration announced a controversial new rule Wednesday that places the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of protecting streams and wetlands.

  • Bill Clinton: 'I'm officially Ebola-free'

    Bill Clinton

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    Former President Bill Clinton said at a United Nations event Thursday that he underwent Ebola screening from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a recent visit to Liberia, but that he was never exposed to the deadly virus.

  • Live anthrax sent by military

    Anthrax microscope


    Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in post-exposure treatment after the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples -- some via FedEx -- to locations in nine states, a defense official told CNN.


  • Congress flocks to Taylor Swift concert

    Taylor Swift, 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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    There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift.

  • Top State Department official to depart

    Wendy Sherman


    A top State Department official -- Wendy Sherman -- will depart following the completion of the Iran nuclear talks, a source confirms to CNN. Sherman has been the lead U.S. negotiator with Iran as the Obama administration has pursued a nuclear agreem...

  • Rick Santorum runs for White House again

    Rick Santorum

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    Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House.

  • Next batch of Clinton emails due June 30

    Hillary Clinton

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    A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to start producing portions of 30,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept on a private server.

    U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras specified that "all of the non-exe...

  • Lynch joins Obama in prodding Senate over NSA

    Obama file 3

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    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday backed up President Barack Obama's calls for the Senate to reach a deal to reform and extend Patriot Act provisions set to expire on Monday.

    Lynch warned that inaction from the Senate would cause "a serious ...

  • Rand Paul: Republican brand 'sucks'

    Rand Paul

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    Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.

    In a new book released on Tuesday, Paul said he composts and believes in clean air and clean water. Paul note...

  • Show of muscle: Russia runs military exercise

    Russian helicopter

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    You flex your muscles and I'll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.

    Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous aircraft and weapons in a surprise military exercise in the country's northwest -- a show of st...

  • U.S. Capitol evacuated after false alarm


    The U.S. Capitol was evacuated briefly on Tuesday after an alarm went off in the Capitol Visitor Center.

  • Court sides with TX against WH on immigration

    Generic Gavel


    A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal.

    The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are...

  • Pataki launching presidential bid Thursday

    George Pataki

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    Former New York Gov. George Pataki will officially launch his bid for president on Thursday, he told the New York Post this week.

  • State department releases Clinton emails

    Clinton security council


    The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

    The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are par...

  • John Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

    Protesters taken into custody


    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland as an example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.

    "They sh...

  • Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

    Biden at podium


    American officials attempted to explain on Monday the claim made over the weekend by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that Iraqi defense forces "showed no will to fight" prior to the ISIS siege of Ramadi.

    The comment, made in an exclusive interview with C...

  • Ruling parties suffer in Spain, Poland

    Mariano Rajoy

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    Voters in Spain and Poland had a message for incumbents Sunday: We are not pleased.

    But in Ethiopia, once the votes are counted, the ruling party is expected to win by a landslide.

    Herewith the details of democracy in action in three very different cou...

  • Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

    Obama on Memorial Day

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    President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."

    Saying that for "many of us, this Memorial Day ...

  • Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

    Julian Castro

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    Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.

    The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of ...

  • A Memorial Day test for Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton NH campaign

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    Jitters about Jeb, some praise for Rick Perry, the meaning of Hillary Clinton's holiday weekend parade march and some coming Democratic competition filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Plus, a take from conversations with a coup...

  • Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs amid outcry

    Putin nuclear missiles


    Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'

    And those who work for such organizations could be...

  • Women activists cross DMZ from North Korea

    South Korean women peace march

    An international group of female activists crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday in a controversial effort to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations.

  • Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will' in Ramadi

    ISIS fighters march in Syria

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    Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.



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