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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

VA inspectors: Phoenix center was in 'chaos'

VA inspectors: Phoenix center was in 'chaos'


VA inspectors: Phoenix center was in 'chaos'

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 12:23 PM PDT

The Phoenix VA, where dozens of veterans died waiting for care and were placed on secret wait lists, was in total "chaos" with patients needing urgent care and often unable to get it, officials at the VA's Inspector General's Office testified at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

Oregon Republican Senate hopeful supports same-sex marriage

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 04:31 AM PDT

In her Senate bid in Oregon, Republican Monica Wehby enlisted the help of a prominent gay rights activist to unveil her support for same-sex marriage.

Republican ad slams Democrat ... and 14 GOP senators?

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 04:31 AM PDT

The latest video ad from the Republican Senate campaign arm accuses Michelle Nunn, the Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia, of supporting amnesty.

5 reasons why Obama's delay on immigration is all about politics

Posted: 08 Sep 2014 11:56 AM PDT

Even Republicans who oppose President Obama's delayed immigration reforms found a way to attack him for not doing something they don't want.

Obama outlines strategy to fight ISIS: Airstrikes in Syria, more U.S. troops

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 07:15 PM PDT

It's time to go after ISIS in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Wednesday night in a nationally televised address intended to sell stepped-up military efforts to a war-weary public.

Showdown: Jay Carney, John McCain face off on CNN

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 07:48 PM PDT

Former White House spokesman Jay Carney, who's now a political analyst for CNN, entered a highly animated dispute with Sen. John McCain after the President's prime time speech on Wednesday.

Transcript: President Obama's Speech on Combating ISIS and Terrorism

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 06:43 PM PDT

My fellow Americans -- tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.

Strong reaction to Obama statement: 'ISIL is not Islamic'

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 07:45 PM PDT

President Barack Obama was trying to make a broader point when he uttered "ISIL is not Islamic," but the four-word phrase could still come back to haunt him.

CNN poll: Spike in American fears of terrorism around 9/11 anniversary

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 05:02 PM PDT

The number of people who say that acts of terrorism are likely to occur around the anniversary of 9/11 has significantly increased from three years ago.

Cheney: Obama must understand we're at war

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 09:23 AM PDT

Former Vice President Dick Cheney weighs in on the President's address to the nation on his plan to fight ISIS.

As Obama prepares for ISIS fight, where are the doves?

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 01:02 PM PDT

Lying low.

Carney: Obama would give more speeches if networks would let him

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 07:27 PM PDT

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney -- a longtime journalist before he joined the Obama administration in its infancy -- is back in the media game as a political analyst for CNN.

Bernie Sanders challenges Hillary Clinton: 'Is [she] going to say that?'

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 01:50 PM PDT

Bernie Sanders wants you to know he's talking about the issues that Hillary Clinton is not.

Will Ted Cruz's immigration move lead to a shutdown?

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 04:32 AM PDT

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday Congress should "use all means necessary" to prevent President Barack Obama from granting what Cruz considers amnesty to more immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Poll dubs Congress worst in a lifetime

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 05:22 AM PDT

With the November elections drawing closer, Dana Bash reports on a new CNN/ORC poll that should have Congress worried.

Why do NYC bridges remain hot targets?

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 04:42 AM PDT

CNN's Susan Candiotti digs into why NYC bridges remain hot terror targets at hands of lone wolves or terror groups.

Democrats' favorite bogeymen fight back

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 10:26 AM PDT

You might think the Senate was debating a bill about the politically influential Koch brothers over the last two days -- various Democratic senators criticized them more than 20 times on the floor as they decried the influence of money in politics.

Hoping for '16 payoff, Ready for Hillary greases midterm wheels

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 03:03 AM PDT

Ready for Hillary, a super PAC founded by Hillary Clinton devotees, has started to grease the wheels of state politics, currying favor with local Democrats by exchanging important data about the group's supporters with Senate and House campaigns ahead of the 2014 midterms.

Rancher Cliven Bundy hits the campaign trail in Nevada

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 07:50 AM PDT

From cattle rancher to campaigner: Defiant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has taken his anti-government message on the campaign trail.

National security hawks want airstrikes on ISIS leaders

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 11:09 AM PDT

On the eve of President Obama's speech laying out his strategy to combat the terror group ISIS, national security hawks are demanding the United States authorize airstrikes against the group's leaders.

Gingrich: Obama must lead ISIS fight

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 04:34 AM PDT

CNN's Hala Gorani speaks to Newt Gingrich about U.S. President Obama's upcoming speech on what must be done about ISIS.

Gingrich: 10 questions for Obama on ISIS

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 06:06 AM PDT

Newt Gingrich says President Obama has a remarkable opportunity Wednesday night to mobilize support for a coalition against ISIS

Cheney to GOP: Make national security a midterm issue

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 11:10 AM PDT

A day before President Barack Obama lays out his strategy to counter the ISIS terror threat, House Republicans sought the counsel of Dick Cheney, a key architect of the Iraq War.

Obama backtracks on ISIS 'JV' comment

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 04:35 AM PDT

Anderson speaks with the New Yorker's David Remnick about President Obama comparing ISIS to a 'JV' team.

Kerry's mission: Getting Mideast buy-in

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 06:28 AM PDT

With President Obama set to lay out his strategy to deal with ISIS on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry left for the Middle East on an urgent new diplomatic drive with a single sales objective: Shore up support from Sunni Arabs to defeat what Kerry calls ISIS' "genocidal agenda."

Kerry: 'Broad coalition' of nations will help fight ISIS

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 11:17 AM PDT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to endorse the new Iraqi government hours before President Barack Obama will address the American people about his strategy for combating ISIS militants.

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