Washington (CNN) - What Congress needs to do in terms of signing off on a military strike in Syria or elsewhere is a subject of debate.
While only Congress can officially declare war, legislators have not taken that step since World War II. The conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya were all fought without a formal declaration.
Every day as we count down to the debut of CNN’s Crossfire, our hosts are presenting classic moments from the program’s 23-year history. Today, S.E. Cupp shows us a 1993 debate that’s as timely now as it was 20 years ago: gun control. NRA’s Wayne LaPierre was in the Crossfire after a mass shooting in New York to defend gun owner’s rights.
Crossfire returns to CNN on September 16, airing weekdays at 6:30pm ET.
Washington (CNN) - Few question that there was a major chemical attack in Syria last week, and the United States has made clear that it blames the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Now, the question is how President Barack Obama will respond.FULL STORY
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(CNN) - The rodeo clown whose controversial routine mocking President Barack Obama got him banned for life from the Missouri State Fair said in his first televised interview Monday he'd mocked other presidents in the past during his act.
"I didn't think anything more of it than what we've done 15 years ago, ten years ago, five years ago, when we've done it with Bush, Clinton and Ronald Reagan," Tuffy Gessling told CNN Kansas City affiliate KCTV.
Secaucus, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie again partnered with the Obama administration Monday in their joint response to superstorm Sandy that hit the East Coast almost one year ago.
Christie and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced their intention to research and develop plans for a new energy grid aimed at taking the New Jersey transit system off the areas' larger grid to protect the state's "critical operations" when larger infrastructure fails, Christie said.
(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – a lifelong fan of the New York Mets - wasn't ready for a conversion to the more successful Yankees on Monday.
During the Republican governor's guest hosting stint on WFAN's morning sports show "Boomer and Carton in the Morning," host Craig Carton offered to lead a "conversion ceremony" for Christie.
(CNN) – The fiftieth anniversary of the historic March on Washington, celebrated in the nation's capital this week, is being marked with separate events by Republicans and Democrats as a sharp partisan divide persists on issues of race in America.
Half a century after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" address, which became a crucial moment in the struggle for civil rights in the U.S., a new national poll indicates a left-right divide over whether King's dream has been reached. And political issues that involve race, including voting rights and high minority unemployment, continue to split Americans along party lines.
New York (CNNMoney) - Donald Trump's real estate school is under attack by New York's top prosecutor, and both sides took to the airwaves Monday to elaborate on the upcoming legal battle.
During separate interviews on CNN's "New Day," New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the school a "bait-and-switch scheme," and Trump accused the prosecutor of actions akin to extortion.FULL STORY