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Officials: Fence jumper made it into East Room of White House updated 1 hours 22 minutes ago

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday.

Rand Paul: 'I am not opposed to birth control' updated 1 hours 34 minutes ago

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he is not opposed to Plan B, the emergency contraception commonly known as the morning-after pill.

Can the Secret Service actually change? updated 2 hours 9 minutes ago

Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service.

Three-course menu for Obama, but warm water only for Modi updated 2 hours 32 minutes ago

President Barack Obama held a working dinner Monday night with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is fasting and only drank water.

Clinton granddaughter gets books, baseball uniform at fundraiser updated 3 hours 1 minutes ago

New grandmother Hillary Clinton was presented with a slew of gifts, mostly books, for her baby granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky on Monday.

3 reasons Mitt Romney will run in 2016 (and 4 reasons he won't) updated 3 hours 14 minutes ago

Mitt Romney's been on the campaign trail a lot recently for other candidates... but will he make another try himself for the White House in 2016?

Hillary Clinton's midterm campaign schedule updated 4 hours 9 minutes ago

Clinton is helping campaign for Democrats in 2014, work that will help her if she runs for president in 2016.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I'll be damned' if Americans lead ISIS fight updated 7 hours 19 minutes ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading doves, said Tuesday he doesn't want the United States leading the fight against ISIS. Instead, said the Vermont senator, who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, the nation should be focused on helping the middle class.

CNN Poll: Big swing for Democrats but not where they need it updated 8 hours 37 minutes ago

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

Chris Christie hits Mary Burke over plagiarism scandal updated 8 hours 38 minutes ago

In Wisconsin, Gov. Chris Christie blasted Democrat Mary Burke on Monday over a recent plagiarism scandal.

Boehner might bring Congress back for Syria debate after all updated 9 hours 46 minutes ago

House Speaker John Boehner says he'd call Congress back into session to vote on U.S. action in Syria if President Obama made the request.

How could Obama have 'underestimated' ISIS? updated 9 hours 57 minutes ago

ISIS, a top intelligence official said more than a year ago, has "ruthlessly grown in effectiveness."

Bill Gates praises U.S. response to Ebola epidemic updated 10 hours 39 minutes ago

Bill Gates defends the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, saying he doesn't think the American government waited too long to act.

Justice Department to expand ban on profiling updated 23 hours 10 minutes ago

The Justice Department plans to expand a ban on ethnic and religious profiling in federal investigations, sources tell CNN.

CNN Poll: Is the U.S. hawkish or dovish? updated 1 days ago

A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that half of Americans considers themselves foreign policy doves.

McCain: ISIS' rise like 'watching a train wreck' updated 1 days ago

Sen. John McCain slams President Barack Obama over his comments that U.S. intelligence underestimated ISIS.

Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in hospice care updated 1 days ago

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care, his wife says.

Obama subtly pushes back against Clinton, Panetta on Syria updated 1 days ago

President Obama in "60 Minutes" interview pushes back against criticism of his Syria policy by former secretaries of state and defense.

Why did the USDA buy submachine guns? updated 1 days ago

Federal auditors who investigate non-violent financial crimes are also gun-toting sworn officers.

Next step: Keeping anti-ISIS coalition together updated 1 days ago

As military operations against ISIS continue, there is a less visible, but no less important, diplomatic front as the U.S. seeks to recruit new members.

Palin mocks Obama's coffee cup salute, flubs White House address updated 1 days ago

Sarah Palin took yet another jab at President Obama on Friday, this time mocking his "coffee cup salute" moment.

Poll: Americans back airstrikes, but oppose use of U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria updated 1 days ago

Americans are opposed to sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but most support the U.S.-led airstrikes, a new poll shows.

White House encourages 'perspective' after Secret Service incidents updated 1 days ago

A series of black eyes for the U.S. Secret Service should be viewed with the agency's broader mission in mind, a top White House official said on Sunday.

Obama admits ISIS threat was misjudged as U.S. splits emerge updated 1 days ago

President Barack Obama admitted in a TV interview Sunday ISIS was more powerful than U.S. initially believed.

Obama announces 'My Brother's Keeper' expansion in light of Ferguson unrest updated 2 days ago

President Obama says his administration will launch a "My Brother's Keeper" community challenge this week in the wake of Ferguson unrest.

Ted Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll, again updated 2 days ago

Cruz first. Carson second. Sound familiar?

The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Up to 30% of midterm votes could be cast early updated 2 days ago

CNN's John King and other top political reporters on "Inside Politics" reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

James Traficant Jr., flamboyant former congressman from Ohio, dies at 73 updated 2 days ago

Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant of Ohio died on Saturday after suffering injuries in an accident on his farm, family spokeswoman Heidi Hanni said.

CNN Poll: In North Carolina Senate race, Libertarian could be spoiler updated 2 days ago

A new CNN/ORC poll shows that a Libertarian candidate in the North Carolina Senate race seems to be pulling votes away from the GOP challenger.

CNN Poll: Tight Louisiana Senate race sets stage for runoff updated 2 days ago

A CNN poll indicates Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana carries a slim advantage over her closest GOP rival in the general election this November.

Write-in candidate smokes what she says is marijuana in political ad updated 3 days ago

A write-in gubernatorial candidate and marijuana advocate in Rhode Island smokes what she says is pot in a Web video.

Obama looking for partners on many fronts updated 3 days ago

Crisis management has become a hallmark of President Obama's second term, perhaps seen nowhere better than at the annual United Nations General Assembly.

FBI tells Apple, Google their privacy efforts could hamstring investigations updated 3 days ago

FBI Director James Comey is worried new encryption programs by Apple and Google for their smartphones could hinder investigations.

Rand Paul blasts Obama as arrogant 'autocrat' updated 4 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul castigated President Barack Obama, arguing the President is an "arrogant" leader whose policies resemble those of an "autocrat."

Eric Holder: My work on voting rights most important updated 4 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday he's most proud of his efforts to protect voting rights laws at an event hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

The many challenges of replacing Eric Holder updated 4 days ago

While Attorney General Eric Holder had made clear that he wanted to leave the post before the end of Obama's second term, the announcement of his departure just before midterm elections took many by surprise and the timing could complicate the effort to replace him.

Justices poised to tackle constitutional right of same-sex marriage updated 4 days ago

The Supreme Court will return from its summer recess being asked to offer a fresh, definitive, and binding ruling on same-sex marriage

Confirming a successor: Will it be a long goodbye for Holder? updated 4 days ago

With control of the Senate at stake, one question is whether the midterms will drive the timing of the nominating process for Eric Holder's replacement.

Rubio courts Jim DeMint loyalists ahead of 2016 updated 4 days ago

Marco Rubio will speak before an influential group of conservative donors in South Carolina next month.

That time a campaign asked their supporters to get seemingly naked updated 5 days ago

Kelly Kultala, a Democrat running for Congress, released an ad that featured a handful of seemingly naked people urging viewers to support her this fall.

Attorney General Eric Holder announces resignation updated 5 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday he will resign after six years at the Justice Department helm.

Lawmakers weigh in on Eric Holder's resignation updated 5 days ago

Lawmakers are beginning to weigh in on the news of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, expected to be announced Thursday afternoon.

Eric Holder's legacy: A competing agenda over security and civil rights updated 5 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation ends a term marked by achievements in civil rights, anti-terror initiatives, but critics are glad to see him go.

Who might replace Eric Holder? updated 5 days ago

The big question on everyone's mind in D.C.: Who will replace Eric Holder as attorney general?

House Speaker John Boehner doesn't want war debate until next year updated 5 days ago

House Speaker John Boehner said he doesn't believe Congress should debate any new authorization for the military operation until next year.

Bill Clinton, not Hillary, is the star at the Clinton Global Initiative updated 5 days ago

Former President Bill Clinton relishes his role as the star of the Clinton Global Initiative forum.

In Seattle, compost your food scraps -- or else updated 5 days ago

Have you ever thrown away a banana peel or dumped expired milk into the garbage? Well, if you do it in Seattle you are in for a fine.

Bill Clinton: America has 'bought the NRA's theory' updated 5 days ago

Stand your ground laws and the NRA's policy pushes have put the United States at more risk for violence, Bill Clinton said Wednesday.

Obama's Syrian airstrikes get Bill Clinton's approval updated 5 days ago

Bill Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that he agrees with President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against ISIS and arm Syrian rebels.

Hambycast: Branstad's mustachioed superstition exposed updated 5 days ago

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, favored to win re-election and a historic sixth term in November, credits his famous facial hair for his political success.

U.N. Security Council unanimously passes anti-terror resolution updated 5 days ago

U.N. Security Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to address the growing threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.

Some hospital costs fall in Affordable Care Act's first year, report finds updated 6 days ago

In its first year, Obamacare has led to a drop in some hospital costs, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services.

First on CNN: Kochs turn to vets, a mom to condemn Democrats in key states updated 6 days ago

A Koch-affiliated super PAC is spending more than $1 million each in Arkansas and Iowa in a second round of television ads.

Former Rep. James Traficant critically injured in accident updated 6 days ago

Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant in "very critical condition" after he was injured in accident on his farm in Greenford, Ohio, his wife and police said.

Problem-plagued plane hits ISIS: F-22 goes into combat updated 6 days ago

The problem-plagued F-22 Raptor took part in its first combat mission Monday night, hitting ISIS targets in Syria.

Hillary Clinton stands with Obama on airstrikes, arming Syrian rebels updated 6 days ago

Hillary Clinton is backing President Barack Obama's authorization of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

John Kerry: The fight against ISIS is 'going to go on' updated 6 days ago

Secretary of State John Kerry says coalition airstrikes haven't flushed ISIS from Iraq, but may have prevented the fall of Baghdad and Irbil to militants.

Politics of fear -- how the GOP is using ISIS against Dems updated 6 days ago

The politics of fear. Until recently, that seemed so 10 years ago, right after September 11, 2001. That is, until ISIS started beheading Americans.

Obama's coffee cup salute draws criticism updated 6 days ago

With a coffee cup in hand, the President Barack Obama offered a less-than-formal salute to a marine standing guard as he exited the presidential helicopter.

Why Chelsea Clinton is waiting to know the sex of her baby updated 6 days ago

Chelsea Clinton waiting to find out baby's gender because, as she told CNN, "there are so few mysteries in life... in which any answer is a happy one."

Striking Syria, U.S.-Arab coalition bolstered by show of force updated 6 days ago

At the outset, this new coalition of the willing seemed like a coalition of the iffy.

Countries bombed by the U.S. under the Obama administration updated 6 days ago

He's the war-ending President who, as of Tuesday, has ordered airstrikes in seven different countries (that we know of).

How Obama came to launch strikes in Syria updated 7 days ago

Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria by U.S.-led coalition come after Obama's initial reluctance to act there. Timeline lists major events leading up to U.S. action.

Jim Webb 'seriously looking' at 2016 bid updated 7 days ago

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday he's "seriously looking" at a potential run for the Democratic nomination.

Most positive reaction to Syria airstrikes comes from Obama's critics updated 7 days ago

Most lawmaker reaction to the airstrikes against ISIS in Syria comes from those who'd pressed President Obama to act sooner to destroy the terror group.

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know updated 7 days ago

As Bill and Hillary Clinton prepare for the Clinton Global Initiative next week, the day also is approaching when they could become grandparents.

Bill Clinton drops grandchild due date hint updated 7 days ago

Former President Bill Clinton gave the closest clue yet as to when to expect his first grandchild.

Chelsea Clinton baby watch upstages celebrities at Clinton nonprofit meeting updated 7 days ago

Chelsea Clinton 's baby, the guest who was perhaps most anticipated at Sunday's star-studded Clinton Global Initiative awards ceremony, was a no-show.

Obama: Climate change 'growing and urgent threat' updated 7 days ago

President Barack Obama told a United Nations meeting on Tuesday that pollution must be contained to address climate change.

First on CNN: Jeb Bush heading to 2016 primary state updated 7 days ago

Jeb Bush will travel to South Carolina next month, his first trip to an early primary state as a possible contender for the GOP nomination in 2016.

Bill Clinton expects 'an extended involvement' in Syria, but no land war updated 7 days ago

Former President Bill Clinton said airstrikes in Syria will mean "an extended involvement" for the U.S., but not "a prolonged involvement in a land war."

Ben Carson on running for president: 'I think the likelihood is strong' updated 7 days ago

Dr. Ben Carson said Monday the likelihood of him jumping in the 2016 presidential race is "strong."

Tim Kaine: 'My intuition tells me' Hillary Clinton will run updated 7 days ago

Sen. Tim Kaine thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president next year and that her decision could be known as soon as December.

If Bill Clinton were advising a presidential candidate, this would be his advice updated 7 days ago

Bill Clinton lays out a detailed Democratic platform after being asked how he would advise a presidential candidate.

Republicans' favorite label for Hillary Clinton 2016: 'Obama's Third Term' updated 7 days ago

Republicans are increasingly linking Hillary Clinton with President Barack Obama; a new effort begins Tuesday.

Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign bringing major players to Kansas updated 7 days ago

Embattled Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is enlisting high-profile GOP leaders to help his re-election chances -- including fellow Kansan Robert Dole.

Poll: Chris Christie's love of Bruce Springsteen wins respect in New Jersey updated 7 days ago

Nearly half of New Jersey residents think it's "kind of cool" that Gov. Chris Christie is a superfan of Bruce Springsteen, according to a new poll.

DHS chief: ISIS a "very significant potential threat" to homeland updated 8 days ago

The Secretary of Homeland Security says ISIS represents a "very significant potential threat to homeland security."

Chris Christie builds profile as he eyes 2016 presidential run updated 8 days ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is traveling all over the country and losing weight as he gears up for a possible presidential bid.

How the Secret Service could beef up White House security updated 8 days ago

CNN looks at four measures the Secret Service could implement to increase security around the White House.

Kerry: New York climate summit to set agenda updated 8 days ago

John Kerry opens climate change talks in New York, saying he's hopeful they'll set the tone for upcoming negotiations on an international agreement.

Official: International community 'not structured' to deal with new ISIS threat updated 8 days ago

Official warns the international community is "not structured" to respond to ISIS call to its foreign fighters to attack coalition countries.

Leon Panetta: Should have armed Syrian rebels sooner updated 8 days ago

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is the latest ex-Cabinet official to publicly come out against President Barack Obama's handling of Syria and Iraq.

Obamadale: The secret weapon that could save Iowa Democrats? updated 8 days ago

For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale.

Following Iowa, Clinton dips toes into New Hampshire updated 8 days ago

Hillary Clinton offers another indication that she is laying the groundwork for second presidential run.

Rick Perry: Joan Rivers' death would have been prevented in a Texas abortion clinic updated 8 days ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry invoked the death of Joan Rivers to defend a controversial abortion bill he signed last year.

Obamadale: The secret weapon that could save Iowa Democrats? updated 8 days ago

For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale.

Hillary Clinton's fall to-do list updated 9 days ago

Hillary Clinton seems to be campaigning for another presidential run, but it's still not official. Here's what she still needs to work on.

Two events, one contrast: Clinton v. Warren in NYC updated 9 days ago

A "grand" moment for the Clintons, a spotlight on Elizabeth Warren and more fill our weekly trip around the 'Inside Politics' table.

Efforts underway to change the GOP on same sex marriage updated 10 days ago

Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party's position on same-sex marriage.

Ron Paul blasts lawmakers who support war with ISIS updated 10 days ago

Former Rep. Ron Paul blasted lawmakers who support President Obama's war against ISIS, though he didn't mention his son.

Too liberal vs. too conservative in Iowa Senate race updated 10 days ago

Democrats think their best chance to win Iowa Senate seat is to focus on issues against Republican's compelling personal story.

'Madam Secretary' becomes latest Hollywood obsession with the Beltway updated 11 days ago

The cast of a new CBS show, "Madam Secretary," stopped by the nation's capital for its premier.

Taking out a Republican senator, without a Democrat on the ballot updated 11 days ago

The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off the ballot. And he won.

Why not to use rap music in political videos updated 11 days ago

In Maine, a video profile of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michael Michaud by a blogger that included sexually graphic lyrics about a top Republican.

Amid worrisome polls, Democrats make new pitch for women votes updated 11 days ago

Democrats make pitch to women, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and hoping to woo them despite concerns over Obama's performance.

At women's forum, Joe Biden lauds ex-senator known for sex harassment case updated 11 days ago

At a women's event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning amid sexual harassment allegations.

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