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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Armed man was on elevator with Obama

Armed man was on elevator with Obama


Armed man was on elevator with Obama

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 08:38 PM PDT

Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's testimony -- that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama, in violation of protocol, during his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta two weeks ago.

White House intrusion 'unacceptable'

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 05:43 PM PDT

Saying she couldn't give complete responses because presidential protection is highly sensitive or classified, Pierson said the incident remains under investigation and she doesn't "want to get ahead of the investigation."

Can the Secret Service actually change?

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 08:04 PM PDT

Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after the reveal that Omar Gonzalez, the fence jumper who breached White House security two weeks ago, made it much farther into the house than previously reported, running through the first floor before he was apprehended outside the Green Room.

Pierson takes responsibility

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson addresses the House Oversight Committee about a recent White House intrusion.

Congressman: I support lethal force

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 11:26 AM PDT

The House holds a hearing with Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on recent White House security breaches.

Secret Service director calls White House intrusion 'unacceptable'

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 05:43 PM PDT

[Breaking news update at 10:53 a.m. ET]

Rand Paul: 'I am not opposed to birth control'

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he is not opposed to Plan B, the emergency contraception commonly known as the morning-after pill.

Christie 'disturbed' by Obama on ISIS

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 03:21 PM PDT

Chris Christie, the New Jersey GOP Governor and possible 2016 White House contender, is slamming President Obama for passing the buck on the U.S. being ill prepared for the ISIS threat.

Paul Ryan open to boots on the ground

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 05:49 PM PDT

Rep. Paul Ryan doubts President Barack Obama will be able to maintain his promise that there will be no American boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS.

Bill targets federal workers' porn habit

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 05:24 AM PDT

Rep. Mark Meadows talks about a bill that he introduced to ban federal employees from watching pornography at work.

Inside Politics: The ISIS impact on the midterms

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 06:22 AM PDT

John King, Julie Pace and Ron Fournier discuss new CNN/ORC polls that take a look at ISIS' impact on the midterms.

Will Mitt Romney take the plunge again?

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Two sources inside Mitt Romney's inner circle tell CNN that while Romney isn't planning a presidential bid, he's listening to a lot of people who want him to get in the race—although he remains skeptical himself.

3 reasons Mitt Romney will run in 2016 (and 4 reasons he won't)

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 11:15 AM PDT

Let's get the news out of the way to begin with. There isn't any news on whether Mitt Romney is going to run for president again. That isn't to say there aren't those who want him to run. CNN's Gloria Borger reports advisers are encouraging him to consider it. He's not sold on the idea.

CNN Poll: Big swing for Democrats but not where they need it

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 04:58 AM PDT

Five weeks before the November midterm elections, voters give Democrats an edge over Republicans, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I'll be damned' if Americans lead ISIS fight

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 07:53 AM PDT

Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading doves, said Tuesday he doesn't want the United States leading the fight against ISIS. Instead, said the Vermont senator, who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, the nation should be focused on helping the middle class.

Democrats heading for 2016 clash over world dangers

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 11:48 AM PDT

Eight years ago, the Democratic presidential candidates had the luxury of running against George W. Bush. Their main foreign-policy message was that they were different from the incumbent: They were against the war in Iraq; against the way Bush was conducting the war on terrorism; against his unilateral approach to world affairs.

Common Core, a good idea gone bad?

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 11:49 AM PDT

This academic year, the major lesson in America's public schools will be on the civil war.