February 27th, 2014
03:40 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama unveils 'My Brother's Keeper,' opens up about his dad, drugs and race

(CNN) - The President has a message for young minority men who grew up like he did.

"No excuses. Government, and private sector, and philanthropy, and all the faith communities, we all have a responsibility to help provide you the tools you need. We've got to help you knock down some of the barriers that you experience," he said.


Filed under: President Obama
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn to retire
January 17th, 2014
07:15 AM ET
6 years ago

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn to retire

(CNN) - U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the current congressional session, ending his six-year term two years early.

The Oklahoma Republican, 65, has been battling cancer.


Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Oklahoma • Senate • Tom Coburn
Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional
January 6th, 2014
08:24 PM ET
6 years ago

Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional

(CNN) - A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago's ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional.

"The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side of this case is another feature of government: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside government's reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment," wrote U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.


Filed under: Gun control
Dick Cheney opens up about his heart
October 21st, 2013
07:30 AM ET
6 years ago

Dick Cheney opens up about his heart

(CNN) - Sometimes, there's just too much to worry about.

Around 9/11, for example, then-Vice President Dick Cheney said he didn't have the luxury of worrying about his health. He'd already had several heart attacks by that point.

"I didn't think about my health. I was thinking about the problem we were dealing with," he told CNN's Sanjay Gupta in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS' "60 Minutes." It will air Tuesday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."


Filed under: Dick Cheney
August 19th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kicks off

(CNN) - Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

"We're going to be everywhere. We're going to be at sporting events. We're going to be at street fairs, arts shows - you name it, we will be out there," Dave McCulloch, a recall organizer, told CNN affiliate KFMB on Sunday.


Filed under: California
Dominican police: Women were paid to lie about Sen. Robert Menendez
March 19th, 2013
12:39 AM ET
6 years ago

Dominican police: Women were paid to lie about Sen. Robert Menendez

(CNN) - Three woman in the Dominican Republic were paid to claim, falsely, that they had sex with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, police said in a statement Monday.

The women were paid by attorney Melanio Figueroa, who worked with Miguel Galvan, another attorney, they said.

Galvan has previously said that another lawyer asked him to assist in a divorce case by finding "witnesses" to claim they had sex with Menendez for money.


Filed under: Robert Menendez
'Words are ... inadequate,' Obama tells families of Colorado shooting victims
President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates after arriving at Buckley Air Force Base Sunday in Aurora, Colorado.
July 22nd, 2012
08:47 PM ET
7 years ago

'Words are ... inadequate,' Obama tells families of Colorado shooting victims

(CNN) - In Aurora, Colorado, to comfort victims of last week's deadly theater shooting, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged the support of the nation.

He spoke after meeting with the victims and their families at the University of Colorado Hospital, one of several area medical centers that treated patients after the attack early Friday inside a packed auditorium of theater-goers.


Obama visit welcomed by Coloradans after shooting

Obama arrives in Colorado to meet families of shooting victims


Filed under: Colorado • President Obama
November 3rd, 2010
12:02 AM ET
9 years ago

Democrats keep control of the Senate, CNN projects

(CNN) - Democrats narrowly clung to their Senate majority Tuesday, staving off Republican wins in several key states, CNN projected, based on its analysis of exit poll data.

Republicans made significant headway, riding a wave of voter discontent to gain at least six Senate seats. But they fell short in their bid to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, CNN projected.

Filed under: 2010 • The Latest Calls