Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, Olsen says.
American Jeffrey Fowle has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN.
The White House has now issued a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday.
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.
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.
But many if not most Americans see the midterm election two weeks from Tuesday as likely to change little or nothing of consequence.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed an executive order to monitor those who have visited Ebola countries.
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.
America's drug war in Afghanistan is failing badly, according to a new report from a U.S. government watchdog.
A quiet lobbying campaign by a low-key man from Maine could determine which party controls the Senate next year.
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.
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.
Here are things we learned from the Eric Holder interview.
The outgoing U.S. attorney general said he is "cautiously optimistic" when it comes to Washington and Colorado's experiment with marijuana legalization.
Oscar de la Renta was known for being a designer to first families, and the Clintons were no exception.
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.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist face off Tuesday night in a debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT.
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.
Sen. Kay Hagan should be toast by now.
When it comes to Ebola, former President Bill Clinton says politicians and the media need to quit playing the "blame game."
President Barack Obama says his feelings aren't hurt by Democrats who don't want to campaign side-by-side with him.
Remember that time Vice President Joe Biden compared New York City's LaGuardia Airport to a "third world country"?
Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at former Defense and CIA chief Leon Panetta.
A new poll shows independent Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman tied with incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
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 Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters is the target of a Sharknado-inspired cartoon, but supporters say the ad "jumped the shark."
Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.
Clinton is helping campaign for Democrats in 2014, work that will help her if she runs for president in 2016.
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.
As newly picked Ebola czar Ron Klain gets started, some are wondering if America could also use a new surgeon general.
Donald Trump told an Iowa audience not to count him out -- at least not until he makes his decision about running early next year.
Don't say Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't have a plan.
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.
President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.
U.S. Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas' controversial voter identification law can go into effect for now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.
A former campaign aide who accused GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment released the results of an independent lie detector test.
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.
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.
Well, here's a first. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is on a Wheaties Box.
The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee released an ad linking Democratic challenger in a Nebraska House race to a convicted serial killer.
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."
Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate.
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.
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.
Are you a Charlie Crist Fan? If so, today is your lucky day.
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.
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.
Former President Bill Clinton poked fun Thursday at his reputation as Democrats' "campaigner-in-chief" during a political swing through New Hampshire.
Soon after I arrived in New Hampshire, I hit Mitt Romney in the face.
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.
The Republican candidate for Senate in North Carolina brought in a foreign policy and national security heavyweight.
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.
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.
To hear Chris Christie describe it, being a United States senator must be the worst job in America.
An election year that was already bad for incumbents is turning out to be worse than they could have ever imagined.
A House panel has called the CDC and other Obama Administration officials to a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
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 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."
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole says he will resign at the end of the year.
Meet the country singing troubadour candidate who plays guitar, drives a minivan and makes a GOP tracker the star of his latest web ad.
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.
A dimly lit sports bar reading "cowboy poetry" is not exactly where you'd expect to find a candidate for U.S. Senate.
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.
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 refused to go onstage for the first seven minutes of a debate Wednesday night, because his opponent had a fan.
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?
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 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."
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.
KYRA PHILLIPS: The president said Ebola is a national security priority. How are you responding to that?
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.
One yet to be decided factor -- who Democrats will nominate for president in 2016 -- could throw a wrench into a 2016 marijuana push.
A county official in Missouri is scaling back her latest suggestion that American troops should overthrow President Barack Obama.
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.
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 sounded a populist tone in a fiery campaign appearance as she continued to unveil a political message ahead of the midterm elections.
Scott Brown and Mitt Romney kept their distance in 2012. Now they're lock-step on the 2014 campaign trail.
President Barack Obama said his administration will respond to new Ebola cases "in a much more aggressive way."
President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip at the last minute to stay in Washington and spearhead a more aggressive Ebola response.
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.
And you thought speculation around Mitt Romney 2016 was "Done. Done. Done."
Tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is getting ready to leave Congress, but what she isn't too sure about is another presidential run.
House Democrats are on defense twenty days before the midterm elections, and they are putting out the call for help from their allies.
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.
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.
The tight Senate race in Iowa just won't budge.
Night after night, Republicans are going back to school in an effort to build a new army of communications operatives for the Twitter age.
Rep. Paul Ryan wants you to know, he steps "right up to the plate."