Eric Cantor to step down as House Majority Leader
June 11th, 2014
01:19 PM ET
6 months ago

Eric Cantor to step down as House Majority Leader

(CNN) – Rep. Eric Cantor is expected to relinquish his leadership position as the No. 2 House Republican after losing his Virginia primary in a stunning upset, a senior GOP source tells CNN's Dana Bash.

Cantor is expected to step aside as majority leader on July 31. The decision sets up a leadership scramble among Republicans in the House, which is led by Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Cantor • House
Political divide: 'Don't negotiate with terrorists' vs. 'Leave no man behind'
May 31st, 2014
08:56 PM ET
7 months ago

Political divide: 'Don't negotiate with terrorists' vs. 'Leave no man behind'

(CNN) - Amid the jubilation over the return of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, some top Republicans are questioning the tactics used to get him home.

While happy that America's only soldier taken prisoner during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is being repatriated, they stressed that the United States does not negotiate with terrorists. They warned that swapping American soldiers for Taliban militants sets a dangerous precedent.

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White House press secretary Jay Carney leaving
May 30th, 2014
02:10 PM ET
7 months ago

White House press secretary Jay Carney leaving

(CNN) - Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday.

Carney said he'd leave in mid June.

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Filed under: Jay Carney • Josh Earnest • White House
White House orders review of accidental CIA leak
May 27th, 2014
05:15 PM ET
7 months ago

White House orders review of accidental CIA leak

(CNN) – White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has ordered a review of how the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan was inadvertently released to reporters, Deputy National Security Advisor Antony Blinken told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"It shouldn't have happened. We're trying to figure out why it happened. In fact, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough asked the White House consel to look into it, to figure out what happened and to make sure it won't happen again," Blinken said in an interview that will air Tuesday on "The Situation Room" at 5 p.m. ET.
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May 26th, 2014
04:24 PM ET
7 months ago

White House outs CIA official by mistake

(CNN) - The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan to some 6,000 journalists.

The identity was on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama during his surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • CIA • White House
May 25th, 2014
12:05 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama thanks troops in Afghanistan, says 'Al Qaeda is on its heels … because of you'

Updated 10:24 p.m. ET, 5/25/2014

(CNN) - President Barack Obama spent just over four hours in Afghanistan Sunday on an unannounced trip to visit with U.S. forces during the Memorial Day weekend. He thanked the troops for their service as the United States hands over responsibility to Afghan forces.

"Al Qaeda is on its heels in this part of the world, and that's because of you," Obama said.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama
May 11th, 2014
01:20 PM ET
7 months ago

Video: Congressman turns radio host

(CNN) – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers tells Brian Stelter why he’s trading the halls of Congress for a radio studio.


Filed under: Mike Rogers • Republicans
Report: Secret Service agents pulled to watch director’s aide
May 11th, 2014
12:11 PM ET
7 months ago

Report: Secret Service agents pulled to watch director’s aide

(CNN) - Secret Service agents assigned to a Washington investigative team were asked to monitor the safety of an aide to the agency’s director, the Washington Post reported Sunday, though the duties of the agents and the length of observation were disputed by a Secret Service spokesman.

The Post, in an article citing three people familiar with the operation, reported that agents within the service’s “Prowler” program went twice per day to the Maryland home of Lisa Chopey, the assistant to then-Director Mark Sullivan. In its article, the newspaper said the “Prowler” agents were diverted from patrolling the White House perimeter to instead check in on Chopey’s wellbeing.

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Filed under: Secret Service • White House
May 11th, 2014
08:56 AM ET
7 months ago

Video: A Mother's Day tribute

(CNN) – A salute to a nonpartisan group of people with extraordinary influence on the country's future - moms


Filed under: TV-State of the Union
May 7th, 2014
02:42 PM ET
8 months ago

White House security breach appears to be honest mistake

(CNN) – It seems at this point to be an honest mistake.

That's what a source tells CNN's Michelle Kosinski about Tuesday's security breach that resulted in a White House lockdown.

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Filed under: Secret Service • White House
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