Man charged in threats to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
August 29th, 2013
12:16 PM ET
8 months ago

Man charged in threats to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

(CNN) - A man has been arrested for making threats against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Anirruddha Sherbow was apprehended by Mexican law enforcement officers in Tijuana on Wednesday. The FBI and U.S. Capitol Police said Sherbow made threats against the Hawaii Democrat this month that were "deemed credible."

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Filed under: Tulsi Gabbard
Chemical weapons a game-changer on U.S. public opinion on Syria
August 29th, 2013
10:43 AM ET
8 months ago

Chemical weapons a game-changer on U.S. public opinion on Syria

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama weighs launching a military strike against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, American public opinion over whether the U.S. should get involved appears conflicted.

The most recent national polling over the past few months suggests that most Americans, weary after more than a decade of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, don't favor getting its military involved in the bloody fighting in Syria. But some surveys also indicate that the public feels that Washington would be justified in using military action against Damascus if there was proof the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against their own people.
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Filed under: Polls • Syria
Rumsfeld, architect of Iraq war, says Obama hasn't yet justified Syria attack
August 29th, 2013
09:30 AM ET
8 months ago

Rumsfeld, architect of Iraq war, says Obama hasn't yet justified Syria attack

(CNN) – Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who along with President George W. Bush helped send the United States military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, said in an interview Wednesday the White House has yet to justify potential strikes in Syria.

And he sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s administration for allowing details about that potential military action to become public before any decisions have been made.
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Filed under: Donald Rumsfeld • Syria
Booker says rival's remarks 'callous' and 'bigoted'
August 29th, 2013
07:54 AM ET
8 months ago

Booker says rival's remarks 'callous' and 'bigoted'

(CNN) – Cory Booker hitting back at his GOP rival for U.S. Senate, calling Steve Lonegan's remarks about his sexuality "sad" and "bigoted."

The dust-up began when Booker told the Washington Post he isn't bothered about speculation he's gay. That assertion, Lonegan declared in an interview with a conservative online publication, was "weird."
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey
Employers play Obamacare blame game
August 29th, 2013
07:02 AM ET
8 months ago

Employers play Obamacare blame game

New York (CNNMoney) - No more health benefits for spouses. Higher deductibles for employees. More cost-sharing.

Employers are citing increased costs imposed by the Affordable Care Act - as Obamacare is formally known - as part of the reason they are pulling back on benefits.

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Filed under: Health care
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