Politics
Top Dems deny there's a party rift
One might think Democrats are in disarray, given the recent legislative battle that pitted the Obama administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid against top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
12/14/2014 04:02:45pm
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Feinstein stands by report
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein aggressively defended her decision to release a controversial Senate torture report Tuesday, despite assertions from the CIA that interrogation techniques detailed in the report were effective in thwarting attack plans, capturing terrorists and saving American lives.
12/09/2014 07:26:05pm
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Bush 43 on his book '41': 'It's a love story'
Former President George W. Bush has a number of accomplishments under his belt: Texas governor, U.S. president, and now, a New York Times best-selling author.
12/07/2014 12:44:32pm
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The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Friends say Hillary leaning towards a later 2016 decision
Internal tensions in both political parties dominated this week's final trip around the 'Inside Politics' table.
12/07/2014 09:16:52am
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Gov.'s Ebola myth: Water kills it
CNN's Jake Tapper looks at what people have said that's flat wrong about Ebola.
10/16/2014 03:20:08pm
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Cuban beaches and cigars? Not yet
The end of the 50-year freeze in diplomatic relations with Cuba will mean many more U.S. travelers could be on their way to the neighbor island, only 90 miles from Key West, Florida.
12/18/2014 07:48:13am
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When Fidel Castro sent FDR fan mail
President Barack Obama jolted the long, tumultuous relationship between the United States and Cuba with his decision to normalize relations with a country that has fascinated and vexed Americans since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.
12/18/2014 04:15:32pm
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Grimes: Paul can't run for two offices at once
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is threatening to ask courts to stop Republican Rand Paul from running for the Republican presidential nomination and re-election to the Senate at the same time.
12/18/2014 01:37:04pm
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The Pentagon has a new name for ISIS
There's yet another new name for ISIS among those fighting against the terror group. Daesh.
12/18/2014 04:28:57pm
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Wikileaks: Classified report detailed assassination shortcomings
Targeted assassinations or the capture of senior insurgent leaders in larger counterinsurgency operations can provide both positive and negative outcomes according to a classified CIA document posted by the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks on Thursday.
12/18/2014 05:31:40pm
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U.S. air strikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders
U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.
12/18/2014 02:24:47pm
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Obama: Pakistan attack shows Taliban 'depravity'
The school attack that left more than one hundred children dead in Pakistan demonstrates the "depravity" of the terrorists responsible, President Barack Obama said in a statement Tuesday.
12/16/2014 01:11:58pm
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Cheney leads Bush-era CIA defense: 'I would do it again'
Former Vice President Dick Cheney led a parade of George W. Bush administration officials who denounced a report on harsh interrogation techniques used against terrorism suspects, saying he would "do it again in a minute."
12/15/2014 04:33:15pm
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Shutting down Guantanamo: Who's left and what's in the way
A Senate report delivered a scathing indictment Tuesday of torture policies that officially ended when President Barack Obama came into office, but another holdover from the Bush-era war on terrorism is keeping Obama tethered to the previous administration.
12/11/2014 07:01:33am
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Jeb Bush's banking career ripe for conservative attacks
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's decision to step down from his advisory role at British bank Barclays at the end of the year became the latest indication he's gearing up to jump into the presidential race — and underscored one of the main liabilities he could face if he does run.
12/18/2014 04:56:34pm
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Rick Perry really likes Jeb Bush, but for how long?
As Rick Perry sat in the Texas governor's mansion about a month before he prepares to hand over the reins after 14 years in office and contemplates another run for the White House, he fondly remembered his "good friend" Jeb Bush, who announced this week he is "actively" exploring his own presidential run.
12/18/2014 11:35:47am
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2016 GOPers slam Cuba announcement
President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba opens a political minefield for Republicans with presidential aspirations.
12/17/2014 04:03:12pm
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Clinton backs Obama's Cuba moves
Hillary Clinton backed President Barack Obama's historic easing of decades-old sanctions against Cuba on Wednesday and said she is "deeply relieved" by the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross.
12/17/2014 07:48:00pm
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Trump 'seriously considering' 2016 bid
Once again, Donald Trump claims he's flirting with a run for the White House.
12/15/2014 07:31:25pm
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5 times Jeb Bush talked about running in 2016
On Tuesday, Jeb Bush announced his intentions to 'actively explore' a 2016 bid for president.
12/16/2014 12:33:05pm
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'Ready for Romney' group site launches
If encouragement from major GOP donors and favorable polling isn't enough, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney now has a super PAC launched by an unknown benefactor urging him to run.
12/15/2014 07:29:04am
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The lame duck is loose
The lame duck is loose. Little more than two years before the moment he stands next to his successor at the presidential inauguration of 2017, President Barack Obama is feeling unshackled from the constraints of eyeing the next election cycle after last month's disastrous midterms for Democrats.
12/18/2014 06:27:56pm
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Cuba decision boosts Rubio's profile
Marco Rubio needed to get back on the radar after his fellow Floridian, Jeb Bush, jolted the political world this week with an announcement that he was considering a presidential run.
12/18/2014 06:14:16pm
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Pope plays key role in historic changes to U.S.-Cuba policy
Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- rang in his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: the end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.
12/17/2014 01:50:41pm
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Rick Perry is really really really very wrong about Hanukkah
On Tuesday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- long a public fan of Judaism -- marked the beginning of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah by comparing it to the Boston Tea Party, which was celebrating its 241st anniversary the same day.
12/17/2014 11:24:59am
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