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By Allie Malloy and Kevin Liptak CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took turns lambasting each others' records on criminal justice Monday, as President Barack Obama traveled to Christie's state to promote new initiatives to rehabilitate...
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Paul Ryan has officially been elected as the 54th Speaker of the House after he got the votes of 236 members by the full House of Representatives. The vote was largely a formality after House Republicans nominated him for the position on Wednesday. But...
By Laura Koran CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden offered an account Tuesday of the decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that differed from some of his previous retellings -- and from Hillary Clinton's. His remarks come as he considers facing off...
By Barbara Starr, Elise Labott and Jim Acosta CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian...
By Barbara Starr, Elise Labott and Jim Acosta CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama authorized the resupply of Syrian Kurds and the Arab-Syrian opposition as part of a strategy to put pressure on ISIS from the north and strengthen the border, according to two senior...
By Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh CNN (CNN) -- Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz vowed Monday a more confrontational line as Speaker of the House, insisting that Republicans should be prepared to see a debt default and a government shutdown in order to pursue their party's agenda. In a wide...
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who steered his party to an overwhelming House majority in 2010, said in a news conference Friday afternoon he had decided only that morning to announce his plans to resign from Congress. "Last night I started thinking about...
Carly Fiorina said Donald Trump's comments about Megyn Kelly "were completely inappropriate and offensive" and were clearly meant to imply the Fox News host's tough questions were a result of menstruation. "Women understood that comment. And yes, it is offensive," Fiorina, the...
PANAMA CITY, Panama (CNN) -- Ending a decades-long standstill in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Obama met Saturday with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, the first time the two nations' leaders have sat down for substantive talks in more than 50 years. The meeting on the...