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Thursday, September 18, 2014

CNN Politics

87 year-old felon wants back in Congress

17 minutes ago
Unrepentant and unapologetic, Edwin Edwards says he's not looking for forgiveness. At 87, he is looking for votes.

Biden muddles administration message on ISIS

51 minutes ago
While the President continues to insist that he has no plans to engage U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq, the Vice President is the latest member of the administration to say there could be a time in the future where those troops are needed.

Obama is Ted Cruz's cousin! Really!

1 hour 7 minutes ago
Kelly Wallace says not knowing exactly where her ancestors come from has always bothered her.

U.S. ready to strike ISIS in Syria, military officials say

2 hours 50 minutes ago
The U.S. military has everything it needs to strike ISIS inside Syria and is awaiting the president's authorization to do so, U.S. military officials tell CNN.

Americans' trust in Russia's role in Ukraine very, very low

3 hours 25 minutes ago
There is one thing on which Americans seem to agree: They don't trust Russia, according to a CNN/ORC poll.

Kerry gets heckled by protester

5 hours 56 minutes ago
Secretary of State John Kerry gets heckled while testifying before Congress, speaking about the U.S. war on ISIS.

Hillary's madcap media mob

6 hours 2 minutes ago
If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for president -- and yes, that is still possible -- her return to the media lion's den might be a factor in her thinking.

Hambycast: This is what she's going to have to deal with

6 hours 5 minutes ago
The Hambycast hits the Harkin Steak Fry and finds a huge media scrum already surrounding Hillary Clinton.

Many Senate Democrats wary of plan to arm Syrian rebels

6 hours 10 minutes ago
President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels in their battle against ISIS fighters faces deep skepticism from a large number of Democratic senators who will vote as early as Thursday whether to approve the escalation of U.S. involvement in the deadly conflict.

Mixed messages from administration on ISIS

6 hours 19 minutes ago
Jim Sciutto reports on the mixed-messages coming from the administration on U.S. ground troops fighting ISIS in Iraq.

Grandfather's stroke centerpiece of new Alison Grimes ad

7 hours 19 minutes ago
Now it's about family. A new heartbreaker television ad from the Democratic candidate looking to wrest Mitch McConnell from his perch atop the Republican Party in the Senate makes Medicare a gut issue.

U.S. one step closer to arming, training Syrian rebels against ISIS

8 hours 20 minutes ago
While ISIS militants keep trying to spread their radical Islamist rule in Syria and Iraq, a slew of U.S. officials are scrambling to find the best way to stop them.

Lawmakers, whistleblowers heatedly hammer away at VA inspector's report

Yesterday
A bipartisan group of lawmakers and two whistleblowers harshly grilled and criticized the top watchdog of the Department of Veterans Affairs for a recent report that could not conclude whether long wait times at the Phoenix VA might have caused veterans' deaths.

Pelosi stands firm against ground troops before ISIS vote

Yesterday
Just hours before a scheduled House vote on whether to back President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi sought to reassure skeptical Democrats. Her message: I'm on board with this step, but I will stand against U.S. boots on the ground.

Senate foreign relations chief wants 'specifics' from Kerry on ISIS

Yesterday
Ahead of congressional testimony that Secretary of State John Kerry will give Wednesday, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee exclusively told CNN's Dana Bash that he wants to hear "specifics" about the plan to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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