• Secret Service director: WH breach 'unacceptable'

    Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

    Pool

    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a congressional committee Tuesday that she takes "full responsibility."

    Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old knife-...

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  • House Dems want NY Fed hearings, too

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    Wikimedia Commons/Beyond My Ken

    Three Democratic members of Congress joined their Senate colleagues in calling for a probe of Wall Street regulators.

  • Will Mitt Romney take the plunge again?

    Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

    REUTERS/David Manning

    Two sources inside Mitt Romney's inner circle tell CNN that while Romney isn't planning a presidential bid, he's listening to a lot of people who want him to get in the race -- although he remains skeptical himself.

    "A lot of people in Romneyland are...

  • Afghanistan, U.S. sign security deal

    Soldiers in Afghanistan

    U.S. Army

    The United States and Afghanistan signed a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the previous December deadline to withdraw.

    The deal was signed by Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad H...

  • US has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISIS

    Operational video of strike against ISIS

    U.S. Central Command

    The first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank.

  • Poll: Big swing nationally for Dems

    Donkey Elephant Democrat Republican

    Five weeks before the November midterm elections, voters give Democrats an edge over Republicans, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.

  • Three courses for Obama; warm water for Modi

    Indian PM Narendra Modi

    CNN

    Diners who attended President Barack Obama's evening meal Monday were treated to a three-course menu of fusion fare with hints of the subcontinent. Not partaking: the guest of honor, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is midway through a strict religious fast.

  • Officials: Fence jumper made it far into W.H.

    White House Generic File 2

    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday.

  • James Foley's family gets transit ad pulled

    James Foley in bushes

    Courtesy Dan Shakal

    A transit advertisement depicting deceased American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by ISIS was pulled from circulation in New York and San Francisco.

  • Next step: Keeping anti-ISIS coalition

    Navy conducts strikes against ISIS targets

    SPC Carlos Vazquez II/U.S. Navy

    As military operations against ISIS continue, there is a less visible, but no less important, diplomatic front, as the United States seeks to recruit new international members and keep Arab nations committed and willing to help strike both within Iraq and Syria.

  • Ex-top Washington Post editor in hospice care

    Ben Bradlee

    Alex Gallardo/Reuters

    Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care as his health has declined over the past six weeks, his wife said in a C-SPAN interview.

    Bradlee, 93, began end-of-...

  • Poll: Is US hawkish or dovish?

    Airstrikes over Syria 9_25_14

    REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Handout

    With the United States now launching airstrikes in Syria -- the seventh country bombed under the Obama administration---debate over foreign policy has once again ballooned, pitting the interventionist hawks against non-interventionist doves.

  • Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan President

    Ashraf Ghani sworn in

    Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's President, sealing the country's first peaceful democratic transition of power.

    Ghani, a former finance minister, takes office after signing a power-sharing deal last week with his rival presidential c...

  • Poll: Americans back airstrikes, but not ground troops

    Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

    US Navy/CNN

    Americans are steadfastly opposed to sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but an overwhelming number of people continue to support the U.S.-led airstrikes against the terrorist group, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows.

  • W.H.: Keep 'perspective' after recent issues

    White House

    John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

    A series of black eyes for the U.S. Secret Service -- including a new report that says supervisors mishandled a 2011 shooting incident at the White House -- should be viewed with the agency's broader mission in mind, a top White House official said o...

  • Obama announces My Brother's Keeper expansion

    Obama

    Ints Kalnins/Reuters

    In February, President Barack Obama launched an initiative to provide educational and community support for African-American boys and young men, an issue he said "goes to the very heart of why I ran for president."

  • Elizabeth Warren wants to probe if Fed is too close to big banks

    Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren's Office

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants Congress to look into allegations the New York Federal Reserve blocked one of its own from criticizing Goldman Sachs.

    The allegations were made Friday and are based on what appear to be secretly-made recordings of meetings...

  • Ted Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll, again

    Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz office

    Cruz first. Carson second. Sound familiar?

    If it does, it's because for the second year in a row, the duo clinched the top two spots for the presidential choice vote in the buzzy Values Voter Summit straw poll.

    Last year, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas beat ...

  • Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant dies

    Former Ohio Rep James Traficant

    REUTERS/Win McNamee

    James Traficant Jr., who railed against government agencies while serving as a wild-haired, maverick congressman from Ohio, died Saturday after being critically injured in a tractor accident on his farm. Traficant was 73.

    Family attorney Heidi Hanni t...

  • Poll: Libertarian could spoil N.C. race

    Kay Hagan

    From Sen. Kay Hagan

    In one of the most closely-watched Senate races of the year, incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina holds a narrow three-point advantage over her Republican challenger, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey.

  • Louisiana Senate race sets stage for runoff

    Sen Mary Landrieu

    JKUSA/CNN

    As Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu defends her U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, a new CNN/ORC International poll indicates the third-term incumbent carries a slim advantage over her closest GOP rival in the general election this November.

  • Obama admits ISIS misjudged as splits emerge

    Barack Obama

    Whitehouse.gov

    A week after U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria began, lawmakers continued to question President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the militant group ISIS, which he admitted in a televised interview Sunday was more powerful than the U.S. initially beli...

  • Chelsea Clinton gives birth to a daughter

    Chelsea Clinton

    CNN's Piers Morgan Live

    Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter, according to a post on her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

    The baby was born Friday, a Clinton spokesman said.

    "Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Char...

  • Obama looking for partners on many fronts

    Obama

    Brian Yaklyvich/CNN

    On Tuesday, it was climate change. Wednesday, terrorists. And on Thursday, President Barack Obama confronted yet another emergency that threatens wide destruction overseas: the Ebola outbreak spreading in West Africa.

  • Boehner doesn't want war debate 'til 2015

    John Boehner

    CNN

    Even as the war against ISIS expands, House Speaker John Boehner said he doesn't believe Congress should debate any new authorization for the military operation until next year.

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