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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New clemency criteria on drug sentences to be announced

New clemency criteria on drug sentences to be announced


New clemency criteria on drug sentences to be announced

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 10:41 AM PDT

The Justice Department is set to make it easier for more federal prisoners sentenced for crack cocaine offenses to get clemency applications into the bureaucratic pipeline.

Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 11:30 AM PDT

While Wendy Davis garners headlines, Texas Democrats think lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte can motivate an apathetic Democratic electorate to vote.

Late addition to race complicates Haley's re-election run

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 10:31 AM PDT

GOP star Nikki Haley's road to re-election looked smooth, thanks to Obamacare's unpopularity, a shrinking unemployment rate and a cautious Democratic challenger. Then Tom Ervin got into the race.

Can she turn Texas purple?

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 10:32 AM PDT

While Wendy Davis garners headlines, Texas Democrats think lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte can motivate an apathetic Democratic electorate to vote.

Biden visits Ukraine

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:59 PM PDT

As the crisis in Ukraine shows no signs of easing, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden promised support for Ukraine and stressed that the United States won't recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Is this proof of climate change?

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:06 PM PDT

CNN's Jake Tapper talks with James Balog, a photographer who has captured evidence of what he says is global warming.

SC gov race: It's complicated

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:01 PM PDT

GOP star Nikki Haley's road to re-election looked smooth, thanks to Obamacare's unpopularity, a shrinking unemployment rate and a cautious Democratic challenger. Then Tom Ervin got into the race.

Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 12:19 PM PDT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.

Obama visits mourning community on grim milestone

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 10:38 AM PDT

President Barack Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide killed dozens.

U.S. aids Yemeni counterterror mission

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:22 PM PDT

U.S. personnel helped Yemenis conduct an air raid that MAY have killed an al Qaeda bomb maker.

Filmmaker captures glaciers vanishing

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:05 PM PDT

CNN's Jake Tapper talks with James Balog, a photographer who has captured evidence of what he says is global warming.

Legal in 17 states: Where do you stand?

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:27 AM PDT

S.E. Cupp discusses the fast moving issue of federal protections for gay

Why middle class can't afford rents

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:06 PM PDT

A decent, safe and affordable home is something all Americans need to thrive. While the lowest-income households continue to lack access to affordable rental homes, increasingly, middle-income households are also shut out.

Biden to Ukraine: 'You will not walk this road alone'

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:40 PM PDT

As the crisis in Ukraine shows no signs of easing, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden promised support for Ukraine and stressed that the United States won't recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Biden announces aid for Ukraine

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:24 PM PDT

Vice President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian leaders to express support from the U.S. government. Fred Pleitgen reports.

More U.S. military exercises near Ukraine

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:21 PM PDT

U.S. steps up military exercises near Ukraine. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Lawmaker: We need to keep pressure on Russia

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:21 PM PDT

Rep. David Cicilline weighs in on ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Obama trip aimed at reassuring Asia allies

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:47 AM PDT

Looking to turn a few degrees in his long-awaited "pivot to Asia," President Barack Obama embarks on Tuesday on a four-country tour of the region in the hopes of convincing Pacific allies the United States remains focused on them.

Is it sexist to talk about Hillary Clinton's age?

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 10:34 AM PDT

David Frum says if Clinton runs, she should be judged the same way a man would be

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