August 6th, 2013
07:20 PM ET
7 years ago

Rep. Schiff: We've identified many involved in Benghazi attack

(CNN) - Federal agents and prosecutors investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against several people, including Ahmed Khattalah, a prominent member of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said.

The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe.


Filed under: Libya
July 30th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
7 years ago

Democratic strategist: Female representatives say Filner had a 'creepy' reputation

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is not only not stepping down, he is doubling down.

Filner is asking the city to pick up the tab for his growing legal fees after seven women came forward accusing him of sexual harassment. The city is filing a cross complaint, asking that he pay them for their legal fees.


Filed under: California • Congress
July 29th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
7 years ago

Sen. Cruz to Gov. Christie: Privacy isn't 'esoteric'

(CNN) - There is a power struggle going on about the direction of the Republican party, over everything from foreign policy, to the role of national security, to defunding Obamacare – and Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz is right in the thick of it.

Asked about the influence of libertarian-minded leaders in the GOP, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a Republican governors forum Thursday that when it comes to national security, those who oppose National Security Agency programs that monitor Americans' electronic activity were just wrong.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Ted Cruz • The Lead
July 18th, 2013
06:06 PM ET
7 years ago

Tough questions for Spitzer on hypocrisy of never being charged with breaking the law he signed

(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer wants voters to think of his as a redemption story.

The disgraced politician stunned New Yorkers by announcing his run for city comptroller last week, and now he's shocking skeptics by rocketing to the lead in that race.


Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York • The Lead
June 26th, 2013
06:37 PM ET
7 years ago

California Lt. Gov.: Gay marriage ruling 'was about human beings, human dignity'

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds, ruling Wednesday that private parties do not have "standing" to defend California's voter-approved ballot measure (known as Proposition 8) barring gay and lesbian couples from state-sanctioned wedlock.

The ruling clears the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.


Filed under: California • Same-sex marriage
May 28th, 2013
07:26 PM ET
7 years ago

Reporter: White House asks for no-fly zone plan inside Syria

(CNN) - Just last month, President Barack Obama said he wanted options in war-torn Syria.

"As early as last year, I asked the Pentagon, our military, our intelligence officials to prepare for me what options might be available. And I won't go into the details of what those options might be," said Obama.


Filed under: Syria • White House
May 9th, 2013
06:02 PM ET
7 years ago

Mother of Benghazi victim: Hearing didn't give answers

(CNN) - Parents who lose children in national calamities come to represent a pain and grief and importance that it is difficult to ignore.

Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, a State Department information officer, listened to the Benghazi hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. She said she did not get the answers she was looking for.


Filed under: Libya
April 22nd, 2013
06:24 PM ET
7 years ago

Ashcroft: I would try Boston suspect as enemy combatant

(CNN) - When asked if he would recommend Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be tried as an enemy combatant, former attorney general under George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, replied, "Yes, the answer to that question is yes."

The White House said Monday that Tsarnaev would not be tried as an enemy combatant.

April 11th, 2013
06:52 PM ET
7 years ago

Sen. Manchin to Sandy Hook parents: 'I can do something'

(CNN) - Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was noticeably moved by the Sandy Hook families he met Wednesday afternoon. He met with them just hours after unveiling a bipartisan bill alongside Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania that would extend background checks to guns bought online and at gun shows.

"I can do something," an emotional Manchin told the parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook attack.


Filed under: Joe Manchin
April 10th, 2013
06:22 PM ET
7 years ago

Sen. Toomey: 'I don't know' if Republicans will support gun control bill

(CNN) - Weeks ago, virtually no one thought it would happen, but it now seems possible Congress could enact new gun regulations, even against the wishes of powerful gun groups like the National Rifle Association.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin have struck a bargain to expand background checks to firearms bought at gun shows and on the internet. But it is unclear how many of Toomey's Republican colleagues will vote for the bipartisan plan. Toomey said a number of them have expressed interest.


Filed under: Uncategorized
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