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(CNN) -- Donald Trump -- the billionaire businessman who is dominating the Republican presidential campaign -- is suddenly on defense like never before. As he prepares to take center stage in Tuesday's CNN Republican presidential debate, Trump is under fire from party leaders...
(CNN) -- The impact of terrorism as a campaign issue, Donald Trump's beef with conservative Latino activists, GOP establishment hand-wringing over the rise of Ted Cruz, and the staying power of Trump -- those stories filled our "Inside Politics" forecast Sunday. 1. The answer to...
(CNN) -- As the deadline nears to fund the government top House Republicans are acknowledging that Congress may need to pass a short-term funding bill to avoid a shutdown at midnight on Friday. "There have been a number of issues that have not been finalized," House Majority...
By Barbara Starr CNN Pentagon Correspondent WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S., British and other authorities believe that the Russian Metrojet that crashed in Egypt was likely downed by a bomb planted on the plane, even though Russian and Egyptian investigators haven't shared any of the...
By Stephen Collinson CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday took pains to find areas of agreement in their first meeting since the conclusion of the Iran nuclear deal, which dragged relations between their...
By Deena Zaru CNN (CNN) -- President Barack Obama joined Facebook on Monday and said he wanted his account to be "a place where we can have real conversations," diving right in with his first post on climate change. In that post, Obama took Facebook users on a walk through his...
By Elise Labott and Dan Berman CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency. Secretary of State John Kerry concluded...
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...