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House Republicans elect McCarthy to take Cantor's job

House Republicans elect McCarthy to take Cantor's job


House Republicans elect McCarthy to take Cantor's job

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:44 PM PDT

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy moves up a notch in the leadership hierarchy from whip, where he was responsible for counting votes and enforcing party discipline. The House GOP then chose Louisiana's Steve Scalise, a red-state conservative, as their new whip.

McCarthy: We'll turn this country around

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:28 PM PDT

Rep. Kevin McCarthy addresses the media after being selected as the new GOP House Majority Leader.

Five things to know about Kevin McCarthy

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 12:40 PM PDT

Rep. Kevin McCarthy's expected ascension to the No. 2 Republican leadership position in the House might be unexpected among politicos, but this California Republican's back story is full of plot twists.

New House GOP leaders

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:34 PM PDT

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy moves up a notch in the leadership hierarchy from whip, where he was responsible for counting votes and enforcing party discipline. The House GOP then chose Louisiana's Steve Scalise, a red-state conservative, as their new whip.

GOPer: We'll turn country around

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:09 PM PDT

Rep. Kevin McCarthy addresses the media after being selected as the new GOP House Majority Leader.

Obama prepared to help Iraq

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:10 PM PDT

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to "assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces." Obama added that "American forces will not be returning to combat" but will help Iraqis "take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region and American interests as well."

Marine receives Medal of Honor

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:10 PM PDT

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast. His body shattered, one lung collapsed, Carpenter was nearly given up for dead after that 2010 Afghanistan firefight.

Obama, Mexico's President discuss influx of children crossing border

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:03 PM PDT

U.S. President Barack Obama phoned his Mexican counterpart Thursday to address the alarming trend of unaccompanied children entering the United States through Mexico.

Meet Dems' answer to the Koch brothers

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 05:20 PM PDT

Jake Tapper takes a look at the hedge fund billionaire who might be providing political campaign funds for the Democrats.

Presidential platform: Guns, gaydar & hookers

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 05:19 PM PDT

S.E. Cupp & Stephanie Cutter are both 'outraged' over Brian Schweitzer's comment on Eric Cantor setting off his 'gaydar.'

Marine who took grenade blast for comrade receives Medal of Honor

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 12:43 PM PDT

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast. His body shattered, one lung collapsed, Carpenter was nearly given up for dead after that 2010 Afghanistan firefight.

Obama honors wounded Marine

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 05:25 PM PDT

President Barack Obama awards Marine Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter with the esteemed Medal of Honor.

U.S. declares victory over Cali cartel

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 12:55 PM PDT

The U.S. government says it has reached milestone in the decades-long war on drugs: The Cali cartel, once the biggest drug trafficking organization in the world, is no more.

Man charged in border agent's death extradited

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 05:54 AM PDT

A man charged in the "Fast and Furious" death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has been extradited to the United States from Mexico, the Justice Department said.

Obama: 'small number' of military advisers going to Iraq

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 07:00 PM PDT

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to "assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces." Obama added that "American forces will not be returning to combat" but will help Iraqis "take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region and American interests as well."

Obama: Troops 'not returning to combat'

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:19 PM PDT

American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq, says Obama. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

The good and the bad: Obama's military options

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:15 PM PDT

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, and could down the road authorize targeted military action, if necessary.

On Iraq, Congress says Obama has authority

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:54 PM PDT

The candidate who campaigned on ending American-fought wars has become a president who finds himself repeatedly deciding on, planning for and sometimes declining military incursions.

Will there be a third Iraq war?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:18 PM PDT

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on President Obama's comments about the role of the U.S. in the crisis in Iraq.

What is America's role in Iraq?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:24 PM PDT

Stephanie Cutter and S.E. Cupp debate the role of America in Iraq with Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

Iraq under siege

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:28 PM PDT

Can Obama avoid mission creep in Iraq?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 04:14 PM PDT

Julian Zelizer says the logic of war makes it very difficult to avoid pouring more resources into a problem.

Opinion: Cheney's amazing chutzpah

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 05:27 PM PDT

Paul Waldman asks how the Iraq war's chief propagandist -- who was wrong at every turn -- can dare to call out Obama for allowing the situation in Iraq to deteriorate.

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