Congressional involvement debated in potential Syria strikes
August 26th, 2013
03:32 PM ET
11 months ago

Congressional involvement debated in potential Syria strikes

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.
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Filed under: Congress • Syria
August 26th, 2013
03:17 PM ET
11 months ago

Crossfire Classic: NRA defends guns in 1993

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.


Filed under: Crossfire
August 26th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
11 months ago

Missile strikes on Syria likely response to chemical attack

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.

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Filed under: Syria
Missouri rodeo clown says act featured Bush, Reagan masks in the past
August 26th, 2013
02:55 PM ET
11 months ago

Missouri rodeo clown says act featured Bush, Reagan masks in the past

Updated at 8:15 a.m. ET on 8/27

(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.
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Filed under: Missouri
New Jersey energy grid gets an Obama administration lift
August 26th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
11 months ago

New Jersey energy grid gets an Obama administration lift

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.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Christie: No chance I'll wear '2016' pinstripes
August 26th, 2013
01:37 PM ET
11 months ago

Christie: No chance I'll wear '2016' pinstripes

(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.
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Filed under: Chris Christie
GOP stars to headline party fundraiser
August 26th, 2013
01:21 PM ET
11 months ago

GOP stars to headline party fundraiser

(CNN) - They're a half dozen of the biggest names in the Republican Party, hailing from different wings of the GOP.

And they're all teaming up next month to help the Republican National Committee raise money.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Marco Rubio • Rand Paul • RNC • Scott Walker
Fifty years since March on Washington, partisan divide persists
August 26th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
11 months ago

Fifty years since March on Washington, partisan divide persists

(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.
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Filed under: President Obama • Washington D.C.
August 26th, 2013
09:59 AM ET
11 months ago

Trump defends his school, prosecutor calls it 'a scam'

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.

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Filed under: Donald Trump
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