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Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, serve dinner at soup kitchen, dine at White House updated 17 hours 47 minutes ago

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after heart procedure updated 22 hours 31 minutes ago

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure.

Booker recalls his own reaction to Rodney King beating in wake of Ferguson updated 1 days ago

"I'm 6-feet, 3-inches tall and 230 pounds, just like Rodney King. Do I scare you?"

CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat turkey on Thanksgiving updated 1 days ago

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

Obama 'puzzled' by annual turkey pardon updated 1 days ago

President Obama admitted he finds the decades-old tradition of pardoning a turkey somewhat "puzzling."

Coming soon: An app to report police brutality updated 1 days ago

Reporting police brutality could just be a swipe away.

White House struggles to find Hagel successor updated 1 days ago

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to host National Christmas Tree Lighting updated 1 days ago

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week.

Tom Daschle Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's an in-depth look into the life of former Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota.

Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare coverage in first week updated 1 days ago

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

John Boehner's turkey brine vs. Cory Booker's vegan thanksgiving... updated 1 days ago

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Is the Clinton magic gone in Arkansas? updated 1 days ago

This state launched the Clinton brand two decades ago and handed Hillary Clinton one of the biggest victories in 2008 primary against Barack Obama.

Joe Biden cites Irish ancestry in immigration op-ed updated 1 days ago

Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of Obama's immigration action.

In Colorado, Pot pies that get you baked, not burned updated 1 days ago

Dowding (v.): A disturbing, drug-induced experience brought on by the overconsumption of marijuana edibles. Usage: "Aww man, I ate all those cookies and now I'm dowding, hard."

W.H. denies role in National Guard response to Ferguson riots updated 1 days ago

A senior White House official told CNN that speculation the WH prevented National Guard deployment was "untrue."

Carson: Race relations have gotten worse under Obama updated 2 days ago

Ben Carson, a black conservative activist and neurosurgeon considering a 2016 presidential run, said Tuesday that race relations "have gotten worse" because President Barack Obama puts too much emphasis on race.

Two Minnesota men charged for alleged ISIS support updated 2 days ago

Two Minnesota men face criminal charges in connection with terrorist activities by the Syrian group ISIL, according to a federal criminal complaint.

Nancy Pelosi gives 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong updated 2 days ago

Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Sen. Chuck Schumer is wrong about the timing of passing health care reform in 2010.

Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular, but approach isn't updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.

Obama tackles Immigration, Ferguson at hometown rally updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama traveled to his adopted hometown of Chicago on Tuesday to continue his week-long campaign of garnering support for his executive action on immigration reform, but he led his speech by remarking on the deadly riots in Ferguson.

Rand Paul dives back into Ferguson debate updated 2 days ago

Rep. Barbara Lee says Rand Paul will "need to do a much better job if he actually expects to win" black voters.

Obama's balancing act on race updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate over race that offers fresh evidence of the nation's enduring divisions.

King to Obama: Invite Wilson to White House updated 2 days ago

Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should invite Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson to meet with him at the White House.

Romney tops a crowded GOP field of potential 2016ers updated 2 days ago

Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.

Obama: 'No sympathy' for violence in Ferguson updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama said he has "no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."

Obama to immigration hecklers: 'I just took an action to change the law' updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law."

Nancy Pelosi gives 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong updated 2 days ago

Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Sen. Chuck Schumer is wrong about the timing of passing health care reform in 2010.

Flournoy out as possible Hagel replacement updated 2 days ago

Dropping like flies.

Holder: Federal Ferguson investigation will continue updated 2 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday night that a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown will continued

Durbin to hold human rights hearing on Ferguson updated 2 days ago

One Senate leader says that Congress is ready to take action on Ferguson.

On the border with Obama's immigration foes updated 2 days ago

Michele Bachmann leapt out of a black SUV near a high cliff overlooking the Rio Grande, dashed to the edge of a boulder and scanned the river that divides her country from another.

Phoenix VA chief Sharon Helman fired updated 2 days ago

The embattled head of the Phoenix VA was formally fired Monday.

Schumer on 2016: 'Democrats must embrace government' updated 2 days ago

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that in order for his party to win in 2016, his party will have to run on big government, "not run away from it."

Jonathan Gruber agrees to testify in House updated 2 days ago

MIT economist and Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber -- most commonly now known for his comments regarding the "stupidity of the American voter" in helping to pass the President's signature health care law -- is coming to Congress.

Elizabeth Warren to Israel, makes first overseas trip as Senator updated 2 days ago

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the latest member on Congress to make a trek to Israel.

Poll: U.S. split on Obama's immigration move updated 3 days ago

Americans are split over President Obama's latest immigration move, a new nationwide poll shows.

Congressional Black Caucus channels Ferguson 'slap in the face' updated 3 days ago

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave voice to the frustrations of demonstrators who gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as places like Washington, D.C., Monday night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Giuliani on Ferguson: Right decision, prosecution could 'never have won' updated 3 days ago

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that prosecutors could have never won a trial to convict police officer Darren Wilson.

A behind-the-scenes look at the GOP's trip to the border updated 3 days ago

Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann (R- MN) and Steve King (R -IA) traveled to the Mexican border after Obama's immigration announcement. CNN traveled along.

Obama calls anger over Ferguson decision 'understandable,' but urges peace updated 3 days ago

President Obama called anger over grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown an "understandable reaction."

Was Hagel doomed from the start? updated 3 days ago

Chuck Hagel was doomed even before he walked into the Pentagon.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down updated 3 days ago

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position at the request of President Barack Obama

Cruz floats Lieberman to replace Hagel updated 3 days ago

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is floating former Sen. Joe Lieberman to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Hillary Clinton has a 49-point lead in New Hampshire updated 3 days ago

New Hampshire remains Clinton country.

For Clinton Democrats, the end of the pre-campaign comes with concerns updated 3 days ago

The stated purpose for a meeting of pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats in New York on Friday was simple: Recap the last year and discuss 2014 lessons.

Sen. Lindsey Graham: GOP-led Benghazi report is 'full of crap' updated 3 days ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party.

Democratic group to file complaint against GOP for 'secret' Twitter accounts updated 3 days ago

A Democratic group filed an FEC complaint over the GOP's use of secret Twitter accounts during the mid-term election.

Landrieu hitting field before Monday Night football updated 3 days ago

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu will appear on the field of the Superdome before Monday Night football.

Japanese lawmakers slam Rand Paul for WWII detention camps comparison updated 3 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul is receiving blowback from some of his Japanese-American colleagues after using World War II Japanese internment camps in a speech

Poll finds racial divide over Wilson charges updated 3 days ago

Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday finds.

Team Barber files suit in uncalled House race updated 3 days ago

Rep. Ron Barber, one of the last remaining lawmakers whose reelection fate has yet to be decided, has filed a suit in federal court

Abbott: Texas readying challenge to Obama's immigration action updated 3 days ago

Incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he expects to legally challenge President Barack Obama's new immigration action "in the next two weeks."

Democrats eye New York, Philadelphia, Columbus for presidential convention updated 3 days ago

The DNC announced Monday that Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia and New York are the finalists to host the 2016 presidential nominating convention.

McCain encouraging Graham to run for President updated 3 days ago

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President.

Poll: Most Americans believe ISIS serious threat updated 3 days ago

Most Americans now believe ISIS poses at least a somewhat serious threat to the United States and Americans are growing slightly more hawkish on the U.S. strategy to combat the militant group, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.

Sebelius: Never worked with Gruber 'personally' updated 3 days ago

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius called comments from Jonathan Gruber "totally offensive" and said she never worked with him

Rand Paul urges Congress to declare war on ISIS updated 4 days ago

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants Congress to formally declare war for the first time since World War II.

Is the Republican presidential field growing by two? updated 4 days ago

Two more for Republican presidential speculation in 2016: Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

Ferguson an exception as '93% of blacks are killed by other blacks,' Giuliani says updated 4 days ago

Rudy Giuliani: The shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is not a reflection of racial problems in national crime. He says the real issue is black-on-black crime.

Obama on 2016: 'I've got dings' and Americans want 'that new car smell' updated 4 days ago

Obama: Americans wants a candidate that "doesn't have as much mileage as me." He says he doesn't expect to be utilized too much in 2016 campaigns.

Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean charged in sexual abuse case updated 4 days ago

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.

Key GOP senator: 'Shame on us as Republicans' for immigration bill failure updated 4 days ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham chastises his House Republican colleagues for not passing a comprehensive immigration bill.

Obama pushes 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill down steps of Capitol in 'SNL' skit updated 4 days ago

In "Saturday Night Live" skit, Obama pushes "Schoolhouse Rock's" Bill down steps of Capitol to make way for Executive Order.

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Republican-led report debunks Benghazi theories and accusations updated 5 days ago

An House investigative report finds little to support questions about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly attack in 2012.

Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas updated 5 days ago

President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas.

In Vegas, Obama pushes for public support on immigration updated 6 days ago

President Obama rallies support behind his decision to delay deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants

Woman arrested outside of White House faces felony gun charge updated 6 days ago

A woman who was arrested with a handgun outside of the White House Thursday has been charged with a felony, accused of carrying a pistol without a license.

Jeb Bush ignores family history in Obama immigration hit updated 6 days ago

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's opposition to President Obama's executive action on deportations puts him in an uncomfortable position.

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid updated 6 days ago

US cyber chief: China and others capable of taking down US power grid.

Republicans hammer legal case against Obama on immigration updated 6 days ago

Opponents of President Barack Obama's plan, which makes sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system by use of executive order, focused their criticism on the legal case, saying Obama has overstepped the boundaries of his authority and is ignoring the will of the people.

Virginia's Ken Cuccinelli on immigration lawsuit: 'Take it slow' updated 6 days ago

Republican attorneys general in several states say they are weighing legal challenges to President Barack Obama's overhaul of immigration rules.

Obama, pushing immigration action today, said to have hurt effort in the past updated 6 days ago

It was the summer of 2007 and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., unloaded on his junior colleague, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois.

Big-business lobbyists call on Obama, Congress to work on immigration updated 6 days ago

Big Business isn't embracing President Barack Obama's decision to reform the immigration system by executive order, but the community's top lobbyists aren't joining Republicans in slamming Obama's announcement, either.

White House spokesman: Obama's immigration plan 'legally unassailable' updated 6 days ago

White House spokesman Josh Earnest argued Friday that the president's executive orders stand on solid legal footing.

Mr. President, did you forget something? updated 6 days ago

He's got a lot on his mind -- can you blame him?

Talks on Iran's nuclear program called complex but useful as deadline nears updated 6 days ago

Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's nuclear program.

Pro-Clinton groups prepare for an all-but-certain run updated 6 days ago

The former secretary of state's most ardent supporters meet Friday in New York City to discuss what looks like an all-but-certain Hillary Clinton campaign

Hillary Clinton to raise money for Landrieu updated 6 days ago

Hillary Clinton will host a high-dollar fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, an embattled Democratic senator who finds herself behind in a close runoff.

Eric Holder calls for calm ahead of Ferguson decision updated 6 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message Friday, announcing new guidance for police when they respond to demonstrations and calling for protesters to act in a peaceful manner.

Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit updated 6 days ago

House Republicans have filed a lawsuit regarding President Obama's "unilateral actions" on healthcare, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday.

Pfeiffer: W.H. to launch 'very aggressive sales job' on immigration updated 6 days ago

A top White House aide said Friday that the White House is planning a "very aggressive sales job" on immigration.

Transcript: President Obama's immigration address updated 6 days ago

My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration.

Obama's DREAMer: 'Complete relief' by executive action updated 6 days ago

The DREAMer Obama highlighted said she felt "complete relief" when Obama laid out his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

Poll: Obamacare not a huge influence in midterm updated 6 days ago

Obamacare might be a big talking point for politicians on Capitol Hill, but a new survey shows President Barack Obama's health care law wasn't at the top of the agenda for midterm voters earlier this month.

Issa summons Jonathan Gruber to Capitol Hill hearing updated 6 days ago

House Republicans are seizing on the opportunity to tie MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to President Barack Obama

On immigration, a tale of two presidents updated 6 days ago

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.

Obama: 'You can come out of the shadows' updated 7 days ago

President Barack Obama will order immigration officers to deport "felons not families" as he uses his executive power to make immigration changes.

Boehner: Congress 'will not stand idle' updated 7 days ago

John Boehner said Friday that Congress "will not stand idle as the President undermines the rule of law."

Hambycast: Ferraris and GOP governors updated 7 days ago

How many Ferraris does it take to impress a hotel valet in Boca? More than 25, apparently.

Immigrants react to Obama's speech with cheers, tears updated 7 days ago

Among undocumented immigrants, reactions to President Barack Obama's highly anticipated immigration speech were mixed.

Hillary Clinton backs Obama's immigration plan updated 7 days ago

Hillary Clinton offered her firm backing Thursday of President Barack Obama's plan to issue an executive action to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Ben Carson: 'I feel fingers' from God to run for President updated 7 days ago

Dr. Ben Carson, a devout Christian, renowned neurosurgeon, and now, possible presidential 2016 candidate, says he's sensing a 2016 campaign covenant from the man upstairs.

Twitter reacts to Obama's immigration speech updated 7 days ago

International nuclear watchdog: Iran needs to cooperate updated 7 days ago

The United Nations' top nuclear watchdog said Iranian authorities are continuing to deny his agency access to a sensitive military complex suspected of being a site of nuclear activities.

Obama immigration speech will delay Latin Grammys updated 7 days ago

President Obama's immigration speech is set to make a big splash among his target audience — Hispanic Americans — as it airs during Latin Grammys.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tapped to lead Republican Governors Association updated 7 days ago

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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