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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Not telling Obama of elevator breach 'final straw' for Pierson

Not telling Obama of elevator breach 'final straw' for Pierson


Not telling Obama of elevator breach 'final straw' for Pierson

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 12:17 PM PDT

There had been "growing concern" about former U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's leadership in the two weeks since a man with a knife managed to jump the White House fence and get into the East Room, a source tells CNN.

Accused White House fence jumper pleads not guilty

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 11:55 AM PDT

The man who allegedly jumped a White House fence last month and breached the mansion's doors pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Secret Service testimony omitted armed elevator breach

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 11:43 AM PDT

Testimony given by the Secret Service director appears to conflict with news that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama during his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention two weeks ago.

Chaffetz: Agency needs more than new director

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:31 AM PDT

Rep. Jason Chaffetz tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer why he thinks the U.S. Secret Service needs more than just a new director.

Democrat: Budget cuts stymie Ebola response

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 03:41 PM PDT

Years of budget cuts have made two key U.S. agencies' efforts to contain the threat of Ebola harder than it should be, Rep. Chris Van Hollen told CNN on Thursday.

No 'Ebola czar,' White House says

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:34 PM PDT

The White House defended the sprawling U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak on Thursday amid complaints that it's not clear who's in charge of the effort.

Supreme Court takes up prisoner's religious right to grow a beard

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:49 AM PDT

An Arkansas inmate seeks to exercise what he says is a key tenet of his faith, but corrections officials cite security concerns in their refusal to accommodate. The issue comes down to a half-inch beard, and this claim of religious liberty within prison walls will now be debated by the Supreme Court.

Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:50 AM PDT

The Supreme Court is staying silent -- for now -- on whether it will review the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, what has rapidly evolved into one of the most important social debates of our time.

Jindal: Colbert is 'no Jon Stewart'

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 11:41 AM PDT

Stephen Colbert's ribbing of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's scientific views seemed to strike a nerve, leading the potential GOP presidential contender to jab back Wednesday over Twitter that the comedian is "no Jon Stewart."

Pelosi's bold prediction for Dems in 2016

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 05:57 AM PDT

John King, Ed O'Keefe & Peter Hamby weigh in on the House Dem. Minority Leader's comments about the future of her party.

Lingering anger over immigration delay

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:22 AM PDT

John King, Ed O'Keefe and Peter Hamby discuss the immigration debate and how it may affect the 2014 midterms.

New to Hillary Clinton's stump speech: Her granddaughter

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 10:52 AM PDT

Hillary Clinton rolled out a new addition to her usual stump speech geared towards women empowerment on Thursday: Her new granddaughter Charlotte.

Graham search highlights Virginia drone battle

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 12:19 PM PDT

Charlottesville, Virginia residents could see one of the region's biggest political footballs flying overhead this week: a drone.

GOP chair seeks to boost party image

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:20 AM PDT

A year after Republicans were criticized for playing a major role in the government shutdown, the chairman of the Republican National Committee gave a big speech Thursday in an attempt to tear away at the party's obstructionist image.

George W. Bush: I think my brother wants to be president

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:07 AM PDT

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he thinks his brother Jeb Bush wants to be president.

College GOP: 'Say yes' to Scott's dress

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 02:11 PM PDT

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a ... wedding dress?

Obama spotlights economy in midterm message

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 06:49 AM PDT

President Barack Obama launches a midterm election effort Thursday designed to convince voters of a vigorous economic recovery that a majority still doubts.

Obama changes the subject to the economy

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 05:52 AM PDT

John King, Ed O'Keefe and Peter Hamby discuss the president's current troubles with winning over the American public.

Accused intruder knocked over officer, dashed into White House

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:51 AM PDT

A man who allegedly jumped the White House fence knocked over a female officer at the mansion's double doors before he dashed into the ornate East Room.

Photos: Obama resignations

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 04:58 PM PDT

Obama resignations and firings

Why does GOP fight early voting?

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:05 AM PDT

The Supreme Court upheld GOP efforts to cut back early voting in Ohio. Donna Brazile says this creates barriers between people and the ballot box.

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