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This time it will be different. After repeated failures at the federal level, comprehensive immigration reform finally looks like a real possibility this year. And that’s because a broad bipartisan coalition has been built in the Senate, motivated by both … Continue reading
Benghazi. Algeria. This is the ground where Americans have been killed by Islamist terrorists over the past four months. And so far, nothing has been done to avenge their deaths. “Avenge.” That’s the word President Obama used when he spoke … Continue reading
The preemptive strike on Sen. Chuck Hagel’s possible nomination to be secretary of defense has been relentless this holiday season. It is trial by Twitter, character assassination by media narrative, a steady drumbeat of accusations and innuendo all designed to … Continue reading
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make us confront reality. In the wake of the slaughter of first graders in Newtown, Connecticut, there are signs that the country — and Congress — are ready to confront the cancer of gun … Continue reading
It is time for the presidential candidates to say what they see as America’s place in the world. Few aspects of the president’s job have as large an impact on as many people as his role as commander-in-chief, and while … Continue reading
Take it from President Barack Obama — Virginia’s Loudoun County is a must-win swing district in a must-win swing state. “We won last time in Loudoun County, and if we win again, we win Virginia,” Obama declared at a rally … Continue reading
President Obama can be, if anything, overrated as an orator. Some of his heavily hyped speeches—such as his Charlotte convention address—fall flat or fall short. That was not the case with his U.N. address Tuesday. Certainly, the stakes were high—two … Continue reading
“Partisanship ought to end at the water’s edge” is a longstanding adage of American politics. But in the hours after the death of the first U.S. ambassador killed in decades, Mitt Romney — panicked as his poll numbers have slipped … Continue reading
Terrorism is always one bad day away from being issue number one and on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, it can be easy to forget that the terrorist’s war on us hasn’t stopped. The good news … Continue reading
The bodies of the victims are being buried. The court case will continue, without cameras. The horror in Aurora has faded from the front page in favor of Olympic coverage. So it is worth asking, 10 days after the largest … Continue reading
New York City Councilman Charles Barron is the real-life embodiment of the paranoid right-wing fantasy about President Obama: a former Black Panther, a backer of wealth redistribution, and an outspoken admirer of leftist dictators worldwide. But now Barron has risen … Continue reading
CNN contributor John Avlon remembers and honors U.S. troops on Memorial Day in tonight’s E-Block.
In honor of our fallen troops CNN.com has created an interactive Home & Away map which includes information about all of the men and women who have died in war since 2001.
A new report gives terrifying details about a plot by Iranian-backed terrorists to kill Americans. CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend comes OutFront.
“I resent the idea that Israel is part of the political agenda in United States’ campaigns, really,” says Tzipi Livni, the Israeli opposition leader and head of the centrist party Kadima. She is fresh off a flight from Tel Aviv, … Continue reading
I have never been so happy to hear that someone is dead. It’s not bloodlust — it’s justice. Ten years ago at this time, Osama bin Laden was in Afghanistan planning the terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 of … Continue reading
Terrorism is always one bad day away from being the most important issue in America. With election-eve cargo plane bombing plots disrupted by information from a repentant al Qaeda member who was also an ex-Guantanamo detainee, a timely new counter-terrorism … Continue reading
First your cellphone doesn’t work. Then you notice that you can’t access the Internet. Down on the street, ATMs won’t dispense money. Traffic lights don’t function, and calls to 911 don’t get routed to emergency responders. Radios report that systems … Continue reading
The president-elect can rally support for public works, homeland security, and government transparency at the same time. The neo-Keynesian fervor sweeping Washington is set to culminate in President-elect Barack Obama’s proposed $775 billion stimulus package. The Democratic congressional leadership has … Continue reading