By Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent
An investigation by the German parliament is publicly raising questions as to whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country but interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.
The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The government-run bank — hardly noticed for much of its 80 years of existence — has become a punching bag for small-government Republicans on Capitol Hill, frustrating the party's traditional business allies.
In a 5-4 ruling in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions Monday, liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who dissented, called into question the constitutionality of the death penalty, itself. Breyer's dissent prompted an impassioned and colorful response from conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who referred to Breyer's reasoning as "gobbledy-gook."
By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Wesley Bruer, CNN
More police are being deployed to prominent locations because of concerns of terrorist threats, including some from suspected ISIS supporters in the U.S. who may heed the group's call to carry out attacks.
In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the emissions of toxic pollutants from power plants without first considering the costs of the industry to do so.
The Republican National Committee believes it has accomplished its goal of restoring order to an unruly presidential debate season -- even though some minor candidates may be excluded from the televised events.