(CNN) – Copies of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails that were deemed unrecoverable might actually be retrievable, an IRS lawyer appeared to indicate in a recent testimony, according to House Republicans.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, selectively released information Monday about a closed session the committee held with IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane last week.
(CNN) - When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she raised and spent more than $250 million to eventually lose to Barack Obama, according to the Federal Election Commission.
That was then.
CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 21, 2014 | 5 p.m.
— n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
OBAMA TO REBELS: WHAT ARE YOU HIDING? Obama called on Russia to rein in rebel fighters in Ukraine believed by many international leaders to be responsible for downing Malaysia Air Flight 17. He said Russia has failed to stop them from impeding investigators and accused rebels of treating remains poorly and removing evidence. "What exactly are they trying to hide?" he said. Obama said Russia must exert its "enormous influence" over the rebels. "It's the least they can do," he said. – Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Phil Black
SECURITY COUNCIL WEIGHS IN ON MH 17 CRASH ... The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding international access to the eastern Ukraine crash site. The vote was 15-0.
Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans say Israel's military actions in Gaza are justified, with only four in 10 saying that Israel has used too much force, according to a new national poll.
But a CNN/ORC International survey conducted Friday through Sunday also indicates that favorable opinions of Israel have edged down since earlier this year.
(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.
Perry also wants President Barack Obama and Congress to hire an additional 3,000 border patrol agents for the Texas border, which would eventually replace the temporary guard forces.
Washington (CNN) - Most Americans say Russia is directly or indirectly responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine, and unfavorable opinions of Russia have surged, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/ORC International survey conducted Friday through Sunday also indicates that nearly nine in 10 say that Moscow and pro-Russian rebels that control the area where Flight 17 crashed last week will try to cover something up in any international investigation.
Washington (CNN) - Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."
Those were a few pieces of advice President Barack Obama offered young men of color on Monday as he announced an expansion of his program meant to improve the future prospects of African-American and Hispanic boys.
(CNN) - Voters in the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana say pot use should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, with no lighting up in bars or clubs, according to a new poll.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday also indicates that a majority of Colorado voters still support legal marijuana sales, six months after the law kicked in.
(CNN) - Secretary of State John Kerry raised eyebrows Sunday following comments, caught on an open mic, that left some wondering whether he was criticizing Israeli assurances that its ground offensive in Gaza would be limited?
Kerry's comments occurred between multiple television interviews. He was heard in a phone conversation with a State Department deputy, Jonathan Finer, discussing the deaths of Israeli soldiers killed overnight.FULL STORY