Holder: Drone strikes have killed 4 Americans since 2009
May 22nd, 2013
04:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Holder: Drone strikes have killed 4 Americans since 2009

Washington (CNN) - Counterterrorism drone strikes have killed four Americans overseas since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged on Wednesday.

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Holder said the United States specifically targeted and killed one U.S. citizen, al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, and knew about three other Americans who had been killed in counter-terror drone strikes.

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Filed under: Eric Holder
May 1st, 2012
03:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Wife of Edwards aide sought 'the truth'

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) – The wife of a former top aide to former presidential candidate John Edwards defended Tuesday her husband's motivations for writing a tell-all book about him.

"The only reason for my husband to write a book is because Mr. Edwards did not come forward and tell the truth," Cheri Young testified during Edwards' federal corruption trial.

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Filed under: John Edwards • North Carolina
Ron Paul says he's on the hunt for convention delegates
January 22nd, 2012
01:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul says he's on the hunt for convention delegates

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, told supporters on Saturday that he has embarked on a strategy to amass as many delegates to the Republican National Convention as possible because "that's the name of the game."

His comments signaled that even though he finished fourth in a four-man field in the South Carolina primary, he has no intention of giving up.

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October 29th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
Breaking: John Edwards indicted
June 3rd, 2011
10:19 AM ET
4 years ago

Breaking: John Edwards indicted

(CNN) - Former senator and 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted, CNN has learned.

A grand jury has been investigating the allegation that money given to support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, by benefactors of Edwards should have been considered campaign donations - a contention Edwards' team has disputed.


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Inside the case against Edwards
June 1st, 2011
12:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Inside the case against Edwards

Raleigh, NC (CNN) - The John Edwards case as we know it may hinge on a single question: when and whether a gift to a candidate for federal office can be considered a political contribution.

A source with knowledge of the behind the scenes legal maneuvering in the case of former U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards has told CNN that the government is basing its investigation of alleged campaign finance law violations on an 11 year-old advisory opinion issued by the Federal Election Commission, which asserted that a gift to a candidate for federal office would be considered a campaign contribution.
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Filed under: John Edwards • North Carolina
Edwards' fall: From golden boy to sleazy tabloid tale
May 25th, 2011
02:42 PM ET
4 years ago

Edwards' fall: From golden boy to sleazy tabloid tale

(CNN) – John Edwards was once a political golden boy - successful senator from the South, telegenic, rich trial lawyer, but a spokesman for the poor, elected to the U.S. Senate in his first run for public office.

2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry picked him as his running mate, calling Edwards "a man who understands and defends the values of America."

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Filed under: John Edwards
September 14th, 2010
11:26 PM ET
4 years ago

HARLEM: Election Night with Rangel

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11:01 p.m.
- It's been a long time since I parachuted in to watch an election night event at the headquarters of a famous politician under a cloud.

But it all came back to me in Harlem where New York Rep. Charlie Rangel was asking voters to send him on to compete for a 21st term in the Congress as a Democrat even though he was facing 13 ethics charges back in Washington.

A handful of big names in the Democratic establishment turned out including Gov. David Patterson and former NY mayor David Dinkins. What ethics charges? They talked about all Rangel has done for New York.

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Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Rangel • New York • Trail Running
September 3rd, 2008
08:03 PM ET
6 years ago

RNC bomb plan uncovered

The suspect indicated he wanted to cause a power outage at the RNC, according to the affidavit.
The suspect indicated he wanted to cause a power outage at the RNC, according to the affidavit.


ST. PAUL (CNN) –
A 23-year-old man was plotting to set off bombs to coincide with the Republican National Convention, according to details federal prosecutors released Wednesday.

The suspect, Matthew DePalma of Flint, Michigan, is charged with possessing Molotov cocktails, a type of gasoline bomb.

DePalma was locked up on August 30.

The criminal complaint also alleges that in July 2008 DePalma told an FBI confidential source that he wanted to travel to the RNC to “make some bombs” and “blow s–t up.”

Read the criminal complaint

Later in August, FBI audio recorded DePalma telling the source he wanted to build a chemical bomb to cause a power outage at the RNC, according to the affidavit.

He also expressed his interest in Molotov cocktails.

The source apparently went with the defendant to buy gasoline and diesel fuel, and witnessed the suspect creating a "flammable gelatin" for the bomb.

The document indicated that the defendant implied his main purpose was to cause a power outage at the convention hall.

The complaint said there was cause to believe he had five Molotov cocktails in his possession when it was filed.

September 2nd, 2008
11:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Police used tear gas on marchers near RNC

Police may have used tear gas on RNC protesters.
Police may have used tear gas on RNC protesters.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - Police on Tuesday night used tear gas to prevent demonstrators from trying to climb over a security fence around the site of the Republican National Convention, a police spokesman said.

Watch: Police pepper spray marchers

Police in riot gear and wearing gas masks told the crowd that if it did not disperse, they would use “a chemical agent” to break it up.

By the time the announcement was completed, shells contain tear gas were apparently being released

Tom Walsh, public information officer for the St. Paul Police Department, said that police took action when a “subset of the group” which had marched to the the Xcel Center made clear its intentions to breach the security fence.

Police also said they used “distraction devices” against the crowd.

More than 200 people were arrested when demonstrators clashed with police on Monday, police said, but no one was arrested on Tuesday.

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