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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Obama to make 500K acres a national monument

Obama to make 500K acres a national monument


Obama to make 500K acres a national monument

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:47 PM PDT

Half a billion acres will be protected Wednesday when President Barack Obama establishes the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

Senate balance of power could shift on women candidates

Posted: 21 May 2014 02:45 PM PDT

In the big drama this election year -- whether Republicans will take control of the Senate -- the answer may rest in the hands of women candidates.

Fate of Senate control lies with women

Posted: 21 May 2014 06:39 PM PDT

Control of the Senate could rest in the hands of female candidates. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

VA: 'I will not stand for it'

Posted: 21 May 2014 12:05 PM PDT

President Obama says he understands that the public wants a "swift reckoning" in the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, but he asked for time to allow for an investigation to run its course.

Why hasn't anyone been fired yet?

Posted: 21 May 2014 06:04 PM PDT

An uproar over treatment delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs is triggering a heated debate over whether it is too difficult to fire federal workers, with the House approving legislation on Wednesday that would make it easier to remove senior executives at the agency.

Should Shinseki go?

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:14 PM PDT

Veterans and lawmakers split along party lines on whether VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki should resign.

Penn. gov. won't fight gay marriage ruling

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:23 PM PDT

Going against his personal views, Pennsylvania's governor won't challenge a federal judge's ruling striking his state's same-sex marriage ban -- paving the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry there.

Sen. Paul protests nominee over drones

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:15 PM PDT

Senator Rand Paul protests Obama nominee over drone policy.

Political dynasties running in Georgia

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:13 PM PDT

Democratic dynasties try to turn Georgia blue. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

Slimy politics in Mississipi

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:14 PM PDT

Mississippi's Republican Senate primary gets ugly.

80 U.S. troops in Chad will aid search for abducted girls

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:21 PM PDT

The United States deployed 80 members of its armed forces to Chad to help in the search for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, the White House said Wednesday.

Boko Haram has Nigeria living in fear

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:15 PM PDT

Vladimir Duthiers explains how the rise of the Islamist group Boko Haram has many Nigerians fearing for their lives.

VA scandal: Why hasn't anyone been fired yet?

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:03 PM PDT

An uproar over treatment delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs is triggering a heated debate over whether it is too difficult to fire federal workers, with the House approving legislation on Wednesday that would make it easier to remove senior executives at the agency.

Obama: 'I will not stand for it'

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:32 PM PDT

President Obama says he understands that the public wants a "swift reckoning" in the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, but he asked for time to allow for an investigation to run its course.

Has Obama improved services for vets?

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:12 PM PDT

CNN's Tom Foreman fact-checks the Obama administration's claims about improving services for veterans.

Should Shinseki go?

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:14 PM PDT

Veterans and lawmakers split along party lines on whether VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki should resign.

Doctor: War vets wait months for care

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:31 PM PDT

Some veterans injured in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are being made to wait for months to be seen in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System despite a national mandate they be given priority access to medical care, a VA doctor told CNN.

Prison system is failing America

Posted: 21 May 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Newt Gingrich and Van Jones agree: America locks up too many people and condemns them to life without rehabilitation.

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