(CNN) – Is Barack Obama doing enough to stop Vladimir Putin?
That’s the question CNN “Crossfire” co-hosts Van Jones, on the left, and Newt Gingrich, on the right, asked Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 1, 2014 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
TAPPER BIKES & TALKS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH … The former President emphasized the need to drop the “D” in “PTSD” when discussing wounded veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, in rare interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Thursday in Crawford, Texas.
"PTS is an injury, which means it's fixable over time," Bush said before joining a group of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans for the fourth annual W100K mountain bike ride that he hosts at his ranch. "A lot of the experts don't view PTS as a disorder. It's an injury, and that's really important ... to eliminate stigma."
Updated 5:53 p.m. ET, 5/2/2014
(CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham said he was offended by White House spokesman Jay Carney's comments about new emails that reinforce Republicans' claims that the White House purposely gave misleading information about the Benghazi attack for political reasons.
"I guess he believes that we're all dumb," the South Carolina Republican told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on Thursday.
Washington (CNN) – President Obama honored a Maryland high school English teacher Thursday at this year’s National Teacher of the Year ceremony at the White House.
Sean McComb, 30, teaches at the Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore. He said he chose the teaching profession because of the influence of one of his high school teachers.
(CNN) - A controversial tweet sent from the state of Massachusetts' official Twitter account about sexual assault sent Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick into damage-control mode on Thursday.
The tweet, sent Wednesday from @Mass.gov, read "Sexual assault is always avoidable" with the hashtag #SAAM and a logo for sexual assault awareness month.
(CNN) - It is not an easy ride.
The rugged 100-kilometer mountain bike ride cuts through the Texas hill country and was designed to keep a fitness freak on his toes.
Washington (CNN) - The House passed legislation Thursday in a 402-14 vote that will provide funds for expanded sexual harassment training for all members and their staff.
Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California introduced the measure as an amendment to the legislative branch spending bill. The legislation allocates $500,000 from that bill to pay for the effort, and Speier ultimately wants the training to become mandatory.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney is playing an increasingly large role in campaign politics, especially for a man who says he has no intention of running for higher office again.
Thursday the former Massachusetts governor and two-time White House candidate gave his support to a GOP Senate candidate in Oregon. The endorsement is the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.
(CNN) - During the Arab Spring, Hillary Clinton heralded Al-Jazeera's coverage of momentous events in Egypt in 2011.
"Like it or hate it, it is really effective," Clinton said of the network at a congressional hearing while she was secretary of state.
(CNN) - Jeb Bush has a wide lead over other potential 2016 Republican White House contenders in the battle in Florida for GOP presidential nomination, according to a new poll of Sunshine State voters.
But a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday also indicates Hillary Clinton topping the former two-term Florida governor in a hypothetical 2016 general election showdown in the nation's most populous swing state.