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Ex-counterterror chief: U.S. lost track of terrorists after Snowden updated 30 minutes ago

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, Olsen says.

American released from North Korea updated 52 minutes ago

American Jeffrey Fowle has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN.

White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills' updated 1 hours 49 minutes ago

The White House has now issued a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday.

Senate slates Ebola hearing as calls for ban grow updated 2 hours 12 minutes ago

Barbara Mikulski plans to hold a hearing on the government's handling of the Ebola outbreak on Nov. 6 -- two days after the midterm elections.

The race to 50? Same-sex marriage spreads in 'red' states updated 2 hours 15 minutes ago

It's a big week for same-sex marriages in the United States, following a court decision and a new, tougher stance from President Obama. Meanwhile, there are growing concerns that some opponents may be forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.

The 'why bother?' election updated 2 hours 17 minutes ago

But many if not most Americans see the midterm election two weeks from Tuesday as likely to change little or nothing of consequence.

Gov. Jindal orders restrictions for West Africa travelers updated 2 hours 52 minutes ago

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed an executive order to monitor those who have visited Ebola countries.

Travelers from West Africa restricted to five U.S. airports updated 3 hours 26 minutes ago

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports.

Report finds drug war fail: $7 billion spent, record opium poppy crop updated 3 hours 32 minutes ago

America's drug war in Afghanistan is failing badly, according to a new report from a U.S. government watchdog.

This man could flip the Senate updated 3 hours 56 minutes ago

A quiet lobbying campaign by a low-key man from Maine could determine which party controls the Senate next year.

San Diego DA clears DeMaio of sexual misconduct, accuser of break-in updated 5 hours 8 minutes ago

A former aide to congressional candidate Carl DeMaio will not be charged with breaking into DeMaio's campaign office, according to the San Diego district attorney.

'You lie,' American yells in Qatari court after being accused of starving child updated 5 hours 42 minutes ago

Matthew Huang, an American held in Qatar, has an outburst after a Qatari prosecutor tells a court that he and his wife let their daughter starve.

Holder interview: What we learned updated 5 hours 47 minutes ago

Here are things we learned from the Eric Holder interview.

Holder "cautiously optimistic" on legal pot updated 5 hours 57 minutes ago

The outgoing U.S. attorney general said he is "cautiously optimistic" when it comes to Washington and Colorado's experiment with marijuana legalization.

Clinton family remembers Oscar de la Renta updated 6 hours 23 minutes ago

Oscar de la Renta was known for being a designer to first families, and the Clintons were no exception.

Kasich in interview: Obamacare here to stay updated 6 hours 59 minutes ago

A repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care law is "not gonna happen" even if the GOP takes the Senate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said.

CNN Florida governor debate: 7 things to watch updated 8 hours 3 minutes ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist face off Tuesday night in a debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT.

Lewinsky makes emotional plea to end cyberbullying updated 9 hours 32 minutes ago

Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying. Her speech -- and her goal -- come as the former White House intern steps into the public eye after years of trying to live privately.

What key Senate race means for 2016 updated 10 hours 19 minutes ago

Sen. Kay Hagan should be toast by now.

Bill Clinton: Stop the Ebola 'blame game' updated 19 hours 24 minutes ago

When it comes to Ebola, former President Bill Clinton says politicians and the media need to quit playing the "blame game."

Obama: Endangered Democrats 'all folks who vote with me' updated 19 hours 54 minutes ago

President Barack Obama says his feelings aren't hurt by Democrats who don't want to campaign side-by-side with him.

Cuomo confronts and pokes fun at Biden's LaGuardia Airport "third world" joke updated 21 hours 30 minutes ago

Remember that time Vice President Joe Biden compared New York City's LaGuardia Airport to a "third world country"?

Eric Holder: Panetta book 'unfortunate' updated 22 hours 9 minutes ago

Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at former Defense and CIA chief Leon Panetta.

Poll: Roberts, Orman tied in Kansas Senate race updated 22 hours 36 minutes ago

A new poll shows independent Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman tied with incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers updated 23 hours 38 minutes ago

Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage and criticizing the GOP's so-called war on women.

Michigan GOP airs 'Sharknado'-inspired ad updated 23 hours 50 minutes ago

Michigan Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters is the target of a Sharknado-inspired cartoon, but supporters say the ad "jumped the shark."

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter: '#HereWeGo' updated 23 hours 56 minutes ago

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

Hillary Clinton's midterm campaign schedule updated 1 days ago

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

Barack Obama votes Monday in Illinois updated 1 days ago

President Barack Obama is home to cast his ballot Monday, the day early voting begins in Illinois, and he isn't afraid to reveal whom he's casting his ballot for.

Would a surgeon general help in Ebola response? updated 1 days ago

As newly picked Ebola czar Ron Klain gets started, some are wondering if America could also use a new surgeon general.

Donald Trump: 2016 decision comes early next year updated 1 days ago

Donald Trump told an Iowa audience not to count him out -- at least not until he makes his decision about running early next year.

What does Ted Cruz want a Republican congress to do? updated 1 days ago

Don't say Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't have a plan.

Recovering political strategist turns restauranteur updated 1 days ago

Josiah's Coffee House and Café is a must-go destination for melt-in-your-mouth fresh baked goods and a perfect cup of coffee.

First on CNN: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola czar updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.

Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law for now updated 2 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas' controversial voter identification law can go into effect for now.

'Inside Politics' forecast: GOP voters see a growing immigration crisis updated 2 days ago

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal what will be in the headlines.

Eric Holder's legacy stretches from Guantanamo to Ferguson updated 2 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than a month after the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Midterm Mile Markers: On the road to Election 2014 updated 2 days ago

An Ebola travel ban would be completely unprecedented -- Here's why updated 2 days ago

There's a lot of information out there on the Ebola crisis. And now, the issue's gone political with increasingly vocal talk on Capitol Hill and in midterm campaigns calling for a travel ban to keep the disease from spreading in the U.S.

Who is Hunter Biden? updated 3 days ago

Hunter Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after failing a drug test, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night.

Biden's son discharged from Navy after testing positive for cocaine updated 3 days ago

The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.

DeMaio accuser turns to lie detector to bolster harassment claims updated 3 days ago

A former campaign aide who accused GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment released the results of an independent lie detector test.

Your questions for the Florida debate updated 3 days ago

We're looking for your questions for the seeking the Florida governorship? Now is your chance to ask Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist directly about the economy, immigration, or any other issue that you do not think has been addressed yet.

Your questions for the New Hampshire debate updated 3 days ago

We're looking for your questions for the candidates seeking New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seat. Now is your chance to ask Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and former Sen. Scott Brown directly about the economy, immigration, or any other issue that you do not think has been addressed yet.

Madeleine Albright is on the cover of a Wheaties box updated 3 days ago

Well, here's a first. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is on a Wheaties Box.

Is this the 'Wille Horton' ad of 2014? updated 3 days ago

The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee released an ad linking Democratic challenger in a Nebraska House race to a convicted serial killer.

GOP slams Klain pick as Ebola czar updated 4 days ago

Republicans who pressed Pres. Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain as "Ebola czar."

Obama's credit card declined at fancy restaurant updated 4 days ago

Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate.

Rules don't allow for Crist's fan in CNN / WJXT debate updated 4 days ago

Charlie Crist's fan isn't allowed on stage under the rules of an October 21 Florida governor's race debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT.

Rand Paul: Ebola is "not like AIDS" updated 4 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul said Ebola is "not like AIDS," offering what he says is a stark contrast from the White House's message on the disease.

Fans of Charlie Crist can now buy their own fan updated 4 days ago

Are you a Charlie Crist Fan? If so, today is your lucky day.

Why is this 10-year old so excited to meet Hillary Clinton? updated 4 days ago

Macy Friday can't remember what she was thinking when - mouth agape - she met Hillary Clinton in Denver this week. It all happened so fast, she says.

Midterm Mile Markers: The road to 2014 updated 4 days ago

Kerry sends out call to arms on the Ebola crisis updated 4 days ago

Using some of the most dramatic language yet by a U.S. official, Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called on world leaders to contribute far more to the international Ebola response.

Bill Clinton: I'm an 'old racehorse' updated 4 days ago

Former President Bill Clinton poked fun Thursday at his reputation as Democrats' "campaigner-in-chief" during a political swing through New Hampshire.

Hambycast: The people who could choose the next president updated 4 days ago

Soon after I arrived in New Hampshire, I hit Mitt Romney in the face.

"Keep going": Rand Paul goes phone banking in New Hampshire updated 4 days ago

For his first event in New Hampshire on Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul agreed to do some phone-banking at U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown's headquarters in Manchester.

McCain with Tillis: 'Sen. Hagan wasn't there' updated 4 days ago

The Republican candidate for Senate in North Carolina brought in a foreign policy and national security heavyweight.

How South Dakota became the Senate fight surprise updated 4 days ago

Rick Weiland says when he was walking down the street making the music video for the song he wrote, a woman stopped him and thought he was country crooner Merle Haggard.

Midterm campaigns swing through Ebola hearing updated 4 days ago

The campaign trail for two candidates in top-tier Senate races took a detour Thursday to a Capitol Hill committee room for a high-profile hearing on Ebola.

Really? The worst job in America? updated 4 days ago

To hear Chris Christie describe it, being a United States senator must be the worst job in America.

Incumbents can't catch a break as crises mount updated 4 days ago

An election year that was already bad for incumbents is turning out to be worse than they could have ever imagined.

U.S. health officials grilled on Ebola at congressional hearing updated 4 days ago

A House panel has called the CDC and other Obama Administration officials to a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Ebola czar 'may make sense,' President Obama says updated 4 days ago

President Barack Obama said Thursday night it "may be appropriate" for him to appoint a czar to lead his administration's response to Ebola.

Hillary Clinton subtly swipes at Mitt Romney over auto bailout updated 4 days ago

Hillary Clinton cribbed a page from President Barack Obama's playbook on Thursday by taking a swipe at Mitt Romney's 2008 oped, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."

TSA chief John Pistole retiring at year's end updated 4 days ago

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole says he will resign at the end of the year.

Country-singing Senate hopeful 'rocks' South Dakota race updated 4 days ago

Meet the country singing troubadour candidate who plays guitar, drives a minivan and makes a GOP tracker the star of his latest web ad.

Republicans hit South Dakota airwaves with first of $1 million ad campaign updated 4 days ago

The National Republican Senatorial Committee pushed its first TV spot in a $1 million ad campaign in South Dakota to attack the Republican nominee's top two opponents in what has become a competitive three-way race for the seat.

'Cowboy poetry' on the plains: An off beat senate candidate updated 4 days ago

A dimly lit sports bar reading "cowboy poetry" is not exactly where you'd expect to find a candidate for U.S. Senate.

DSCC hammers Cassidy on Social Security in new TV ad updated 4 days ago

In Louisiana, Republican Bill Cassidy is running to retire Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. But national Democrats are hoping the GOP lawmaker's stance on raising the Social Security retirement age will stop that from happening.

Republicans are positive they'll win the Senate updated 4 days ago

The political strategist spearheading the Senate Republicans' campaign effort declared Thursday, perhaps not surprisingly, his party will take control of the Senate in November, after close to a decade in the minority.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stalls debate over opponent's fan updated 5 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott refused to go onstage for the first seven minutes of a debate Wednesday night, because his opponent had a fan.

Scott on Crist's fan: Surprised he didn't have 'dry ice' updated 5 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tried to bring the gubernatorial race back to the real issue at stake: Why did Charlie Crist need a fan in the first place?

Joint Chiefs chairman: 'I don't see' Baghdad falling updated 5 days ago

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told CNN exclusively Wednesday that he's been "worried about Ebola globally for about 90 days."

Ann Romney still done with 2016, but never say never updated 5 days ago

Ann Romney told CNN on Thursday that she is still "done" with the idea of another presidential bid, but adds "you know, you never do say never."

Christie will speak, not shoot, at Iowa pheasant hunt updated 5 days ago

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at U.S. Rep. Steve King's annual pheasant hunt in Iowa this month -- but he won't be shooting game himself.

Midterm Mile Markers: The road to 2014 updated 5 days ago

How worried is the Pentagon about Ebola? Creating special Ebola boot camp and updating pandemic plans updated 5 days ago

KYRA PHILLIPS: The president said Ebola is a national security priority. How are you responding to that?

Why the FBI Director really wants to be able to access your iPhone updated 5 days ago

FBI Director James Comey says new encryption standards by Apple and Google will create "a black hole for law enforcement" that will help sophisticated criminals avoid detection.

Is Hillary Clinton ready for marijuana's 2016 push? updated 5 days ago

One yet to be decided factor -- who Democrats will nominate for president in 2016 -- could throw a wrench into a 2016 marijuana push.

County official: No 'ill intent' after calling for military coup against Obama updated 5 days ago

A county official in Missouri is scaling back her latest suggestion that American troops should overthrow President Barack Obama.

With an Eye to 2016, Bill Clinton Campaigns in New Hampshire updated 5 days ago

In early 2000, shortly after Al Gore beat Bill Bradley by a too-close-for-comfort four points in the state's first-in-the-nation primaries, Ray Buckley, then a New Hampshire state legislator, swung through Washington to have breakfast with a friend in the Clinton administration.

Pro-Clinton group adds $2 million to its war chest updated 5 days ago

Ready for Hillary raised over $2 million and had 21,000 new donors in the last three months, officials from the group said Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton sharpens message in Kentucky updated 5 days ago

Hillary Clinton sounded a populist tone in a fiery campaign appearance as she continued to unveil a political message ahead of the midterm elections.

Mitt Romney, Scott Brown pair up after 2012 pause updated 5 days ago

Scott Brown and Mitt Romney kept their distance in 2012. Now they're lock-step on the 2014 campaign trail.

Obama vows 'much more aggressive' Ebola response updated 5 days ago

President Barack Obama said his administration will respond to new Ebola cases "in a much more aggressive way."

Obama puts off campaigning, focuses on aggressive Ebola response updated 5 days ago

President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip at the last minute to stay in Washington and spearhead a more aggressive Ebola response.

Mitt Romney boosts Scott Brown in old stomping grounds updated 5 days ago

Mitt Romney returned to familiar turf Wednesday, campaigning for Senate candidate Scott Brown in New Hampshire at the same venue where Romney held a rally two years ago during his last presidential run.

Ann Romney on Mitt 2016: No 'at this moment' updated 5 days ago

And you thought speculation around Mitt Romney 2016 was "Done. Done. Done."

Michele Bachmann on 2016: 'No plan to run' updated 5 days ago

Tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is getting ready to leave Congress, but what she isn't too sure about is another presidential run.

DCCC plays triage ahead of midterms updated 6 days ago

House Democrats are on defense twenty days before the midterm elections, and they are putting out the call for help from their allies.

Midterm Mile Markers: Roadtrip to 2014 updated 6 days ago

Perry cuts short Europe trip amid Ebola scare updated 6 days ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is cutting short an economic development trip through Europe to return home as officials work to stop the spread of Ebola.

Surveys say Obama and Democrats hit lowest marks updated 6 days ago

As Democrats head into the last throes of the campaign season, the party and the president are facing some of their lowest favorability and approval ratings, respectively, according to two new surveys.

Poll: Iowa Senate race still too close to call updated 6 days ago

The tight Senate race in Iowa just won't budge.

Inside the GOP's secret school updated 6 days ago

Night after night, Republicans are going back to school in an effort to build a new army of communications operatives for the Twitter age.

Paul Ryan swings for the fences in new ad updated 6 days ago

Rep. Paul Ryan wants you to know, he steps "right up to the plate."

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