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America Ferrera thanks Donald Trump

"Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera is thanking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial comments on Latino immigrants.

Hillary Clinton at Dartmouth

Clinton goes after a Bush in New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton went after a member of the Bush family on Friday in New Hampshire. Just not the one who is running for President.

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If you're just catching up to it, here are the latest developments - and what you need to know. Last updated: July 3, 2:30 pm ET (6:30 pm GMT).

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Donald Trump at his announcement

GOP worries about Donald Trump fallout

Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump.

The bombastic businessman, who is seeking the GOP…


President Obama gets his groove back

With his White House on a roll and his place in history solidifying by the day after a series of important policy victories, President Barack Obama is letting…

Barack Obama

Wisconsin man allegedly threatens to kill POTUS

A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Barack…

Bree Newsome

Activist who took down flag OK with jail time

The woman who shimmied up a flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol last week and removed the Confederate battle flag told CNN she has no regrets about…

Donald Trump Miss Universe

Donald Trump's Miss USA back on TV: Reelz channel steps in

Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

Reelz, a relatively…

President Obama departs for Wisconsin

Obama touts OT plan in Wisconsin

When President Barack Obama flew into La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday, he was greeted by Gov. Scott Walker, and the two were seen shaking hands and smiling.

Jim Webb, June 2015

Ex-Va. Sen. Jim Webb announces presidential bid

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced Thursday that "after many months of thought, deliberation and discussion" he has decided to run for president of the…

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Sanders' campaign raises $15M in first quarter

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has raised about $15 million since it launched in late April, aides to the campaign told CNN on Thursday.

The aides added…

Greek bank

Greece's hard choice: More austerity or collapse

Greece is facing a hideous choice: A third massive international bailout with strict austerity attached, or economic collapse.

Big guac

Barack Obama, Jeb Bush unite on guacamole

Despite their differences, there is one issue that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and President Barack Obama do agree on: No peas in their…

Episcopal bishops

Episcopal Church to allow same-sex marriages

The Episcopal Church says it will permit weddings for same-sex couples after members approved the change at a meeting of its governing body.

The decision by the…

Scott Walker Wisc

Walker sets July 13 announcement

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official Monday, July 13, in the Milwaukee suburb Waukesha.

George Pataki

Pataki seeks to pressure GOP field over Trump

Republican presidential candidate George Pataki is hoping to grab some of the spotlight fellow candidate Donald Trump is occupying, by pressuring the rest of…

Obama Pinckney

Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon.…

Calvin Coolidge, Washington Nationals Presidents Race

Nats to add Coolidge as newest 'Racing President'

Move over, George Washington. There's a new president in town. At Nationals Park, more specifically.

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Christie: It's an absolute controlled anger

Chris Christie is known for his anger, but to the New Jersey governor, it's all under control. "It's an absolute controlled anger. A controlled anger,"…

Obama on Cuba

Obama announces reopening of Cuban Embassy

President Barack Obama announces the re-establishment of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana.

Hillary Clinton heckled

Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP

With nearly all of the expected 2016 presidential candidates formally in the race, a new CNN/ORC national poll finds two recent entrants to the GOP field on…

Donald Trump

Iowa poll: Donald Trump takes second place

Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too.

After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also…

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Sanders readies for first financial test

Just as Bernie Sanders' presidential bid picks up momentum, his David-versus-Goliath mission against Hillary Clinton is facing up to its first major hurdle as…

Hillary Clinton June 2015

Aide: Clinton raised over $45 million

Hillary Clinton's campaign raised over $45 million in primary money during their first quarter of their 2016 bid, a Clinton official with knowledge of the…

Cuba vacation

10 questions about U.S.-Cuba relations

Havana is getting its first U.S. embassy in more than half a century -- but don't pack your bags just yet.

Donald Trump Miss Universe

Who owns Puerto Rico's debt?

Puerto Rico is being dubbed "America's Greece." The island has too much debt that it can't pay.

While the island managed to avoid default by making its big…

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Recreational pot use is now legal in Oregon

Oregon today became the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana -- and Portlanders reportedly celebrated by lighting up in public.

Donald Trump at his announcement

Trump: NBC, Univision 'abandoned' pageant contestants

Donald Trump says Univision and NBC "abandoned" the 51 women vying for the Miss USA crown by canceling the upcoming pageant telecast.

Bernie Sanders

Sanders draws nearly 10,000 in Wisconsin

Bernie Sanders has been running for president for two months, but Wednesday night in Madison, Wisconsin, his long-shot campaign got real.

When Sanders walked…

Clinton VA

Hillary Clinton's emails: Fax machines, socks

The most recent batch of Hillary Clinton's private emails made public by the State Department per court order revealed no smoking guns on controversies…

Clinton hug

Clinton emails: What Obama aides knew

President Barack Obama's top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,…

marriage clerk

Resistance to same-sex marriage persists

The Hood County, Texas, clerk isn't going to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, she said Tuesday, because she has rights.

"I would like to issue a…

Chris Christie presidential run

Chris Christie launches 2016 bid

Gov. Chris Christie is about to find out whether the tough-talking style that's so popular at home in New Jersey will resonate on the presidential campaign…

Jerry Brown

California governor signs vaccine bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation outlawing a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school…

Jeb Bush, June 27, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada.

Jeb Bush is worth up to $22 million

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is worth as much as $22 million, his campaign said Tuesday.

The former Florida governor released 33 years of tax…

Obama at his desk

Obama's approval rating grows to over 50%

Could Barack Obama's great week mark a turning point in his poll numbers?

After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the…

Donald Trump

Trump not backing down: 'Mexico is not our friend'

His incendiary comments about Mexican immigrants may have cost him a longstanding business partnership, but Donald Trump isn't exactly chastened.

Texas officials

Texas, Alabama blast same-sex marriage ruling

With last week's Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples are flocking to the altar in all 50 states, right?

Eh, almost.

There are still a few holdouts, as…

Donald Trump

Univision CEO defends dropping Trump, denies apologizing

Univision CEO Randy Falco says Donald Trump is not telling the truth when he claims that "Univision apologized."

In an internal memo on Monday, Falco defended…

Jeb Bush interview

Jeb Bush: Confederate flag is 'racist'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called the Confederate flag a "racist" symbol on Monday, lauding South Carolina's efforts to remove it from the…

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Puerto Rico wants to be able to declare bankruptcy

Puerto Rico's governor has a message for Washington D.C: change the law, we want the right to declare bankruptcy.

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NBCUniversal cuts ties with Donald Trump

NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Miss USA pageant,…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

Court backs Arizona panel right to draw districts

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday an Arizona state law that designates the power to an independent commission to draw congressional districts, refuting the…

EPA, clean air act

SCOTUS: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act

In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the…

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

Republican presidential contenders discuss religious liberty

The Supreme Court's decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage everywhere offered the GOP a way out of a debate that national polls show has turned into a…

Donald Trump

Can Donald Trump keep New Hampshire momentum?

Longtime political operatives here sat back and watched with amusement this past week as Donald Trump rose in the New Hampshire polls and sparked a media…

Donald Trump, June 2015

Hispanic leaders urge NBC to cut ties to Trump

A coalition of Latino organizations is stepping up the pressure on NBCUniversal to reconsider its business relationship with Donald Trump.

Supreme Court

Supreme court to rehear affirmative action case

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear next term a major affirmative action case concerning a program at a public university that takes race into…

John Kasich

Kasich plans to announce presidential bid

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce he is running for the Republican presidential nomination on July 21, two sources familiar with the plans confirmed to…

Death penalty lethal injection

SCOTUS backs use of lethal injection drug

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions, but opened a larger question about capital…

Christie town hall

Chris Christie video signals 2016 bid

Chris Christie leaves little room for interpretation about his presidential ambitions in a new video released Sunday in which the New Jersey governor all but…

Donald Trump, June 2015

Trump giving up 'Apprentice'

Don't expect a new season this fall: Donald Trump is giving up "The Apprentice" so that he can run for president.

Bernie Sanders June 2015

Bernie Sanders: Obamacare not enough

Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Mike Huckabee June 2015

Huckabee: Channel MLK on gay marriage

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee urged Christian leaders to channel Martin Luther King, Jr. by resisting the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of…

Donald Trump at his announcement

Candidate Trump talks immigration, ISIS, jobs

Presidential candidate Donald Trump touched on a wide range of issues in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Scott Walker

Walker calls for respect on same-sex marriage

Scott Walker said same-sex marriage proponents should respect the religious opinions of those who disapprove of same-sex couples having the right to legally…

Ted Cruz at Capitol Hill June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.

GOP field fractured over same-sex marriage

One day after the Supreme Court's historic same-sex marriage decision, Republican presidential candidates are still grappling with the ruling.

Jeb Bush, June 27, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada.

Jeb Bush touts record on guns

Jeb Bush on Saturday said he doubted gun control measures supported by President Barack Obama would have prevented recent tragedies, including the church…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Kerry meets with Zarif ahead of Iran deadline

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Saturday morning in Vienna as the representatives for the two countries…

US Supreme Court hears arguments in historic marriage equality case

Same-sex couples wed, others have to wait

Moments after the Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, Rachel Evans and her girlfriend Kelly Gleischman jumped into an Uber…

Clinton weathers the summer of Sanders

Hillary Clinton always insisted she wasn't expecting a coronation in her second presidential bid, but a single-digit lead over Bernie Sanders was surely not…

N.J. governor spends time with Granite State Republican voters

Christie launches presidential campaign website

Chris Christie hasn't yet declared whether he's running for President. But in the meantime, if you want to support his candidacy-in-waiting, you can go online…

Obama at his desk

Best week in Washington: Obama's legacy

June is legacy month for President Barack Obama.

After the Supreme Court, for a second time, refused to gut the Affordable Care Act and a deal with Republicans…

Obama singing amazing grace

Obama breaks into 'Amazing Grace' at funeral

President Barack Obama unexpectedly sang "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney on Friday in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Woman removes SC Confederate flag

Dressed in climbing gear and a helmet, Brittany "Bree" Newsome shimmied up a 30-foot flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol early…

Enrique Nieto had surgery after experiencing discomfort

Mexican president's gallbladder removed

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto is recovering after his gallbladder was removed early Friday, according to a statement released by his office.

Multi-hued White House a nod to same-sex marriage legalized nationwide

The week that changed the nation

The times, they are a changing, suddenly at whiplash speed.

After a momentous week, same-sex couples can now marry in all 50 states, the Confederate flag's…

Rainbow White House

WH shines rainbow colors to hail SCOTUS ruling

In the wake of Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling that allows same-sex couples nationwide to marry, the White House was illuminated in rainbow colors for…

Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

Supreme Court: Gay marriage is legal in all 50 states

In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay…

Same-sex marriage demonstrators

The next battle over LGBT rights

The battle over same-sex marriage may have drawn to a dramatic close Friday at the Supreme Court. But as several justices noted in scorching dissents, the war…

Supreme Court justices; Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan

Best lines from marriage dissent, decision

In a historic 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down same-sex marriage bans across the country.

Jim Obergefell

Obama calls gay marriage case plaintiff

Moments after the Supreme Court backed a national right to same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama called the lead plaintiff in the case to congratulate him…

Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente, 2009

Latino actors get kudos for anti-Trump stance

Two stars are being hailed for taking a stand after some controversial comments made by Donald Trump when he announced his presidential bid.

Hillary Clinton addresses Virginia Democrats

Hillary Clinton to GOP: 'Move on'

Hours after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, Hillary Clinton told hundreds of Virginia Democrats on Friday that "Across the board,…

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's war with Univision gets nasty

Donald Trump's fight with Univision is heating up. On Friday he published an anchor's personal phone number, called for the resignation of a top executive and…


Plane with cruise passengers crashes in Alaska

A small plane carrying a pilot and eight passengers from a cruise ship was believed to have crashed in Ketchikan, Alaska, on Thursday.

The plane was on a…

Chris Christie

Christie denies he's made a 2016 decision

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie refuted reports that he has made the decision to run for president during a radio interview on Thursday night.

"There's been…

John Boehner

GOP faces steep odds of repealing Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt congressional Republicans' efforts to roll back Obamacare a severe blow when it ruled to uphold all the law's subsidies for…

Donald Trump

Univision drops telecast of Miss USA over Trump's comments

Univision is canceling its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, an event partially owned by Donald Trump, to protest Trump's offensive remarks about…

Josh Earnest

White House predicts same-sex marriage win

White House press secretary Josh Earnest expressed guarded optimism that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of same-sex marriage in an upcoming decision.

Obama on SCOTUS ruling

Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act is here to stay'

Obamacare has survived -- again.

Supreme Court

Court upholds key tool to fight housing discrimination

The Supreme court on Thursday re-affirmed a federal law passed in 1968 to combat housing discrimination by holding that the law allows not only claims for…

Jeb Bush

Poll: Bush leads, Trump gains in N.H. GOP field

Jeb Bush narrowly leads the field in the state set to host the first primary of the 2016 presidential campaign, but Donald Trump's gains in the state suggest…

Marco Rubio

2016 hopefuls react to Obamacare ruling

White House hopefuls quickly began responding Thursday to the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to uphold Obamacare subsidies, with several Republican candidates…

Mississippi State flag

Pol pushes bill to remove Miss. state flag

The House voted to postpone a vote on a measure to require that the Mississippi state flag be removed from House areas and office buildings, a step the…

US Capitol

House sends key trade bill to Obama

Cementing a victory for President Barack Obama on his trade agenda, the House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday providing financial aid and…

Vaccine shot

Controversial California vaccine bill advances

The California House passed a proposal that would outlaw a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school…

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Senate sends key trade bill to Obama

The Senate on Wednesday cleared a bill to give "fast-track" congressional approval of major international trade deals and will send it to President Barack…

House with blue sky

'Cash for caulkers' was a bust

Maybe think twice before adding new home insulation.

A new study from the University of Chicago and University of California Berkeley says making a home more…

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk

Sen. Mark Kirk falls on Senate floor

Sen. Mark Kirk, a stroke victim who is running for a second term in 2016, fell during a vote on the Senate floor Wednesday.

President Obama talks at extremism summit

Trade bill is no sure victory for Obama

It was a huge win for President Barack Obama but, as is so often the case in polarized Washington, it may just be a prelude to a bigger battle ahead.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump responds to Neil Young

If presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump has proven anything during his first week of campaigning, it's that he's not afraid to take on the…

President Barack Obama June 2015

Obama shuts down White House heckler

President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches -- but he draws the line when the audience interrupts him in his own house.

As Obama…

Gov Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal faces an uphill 2016 fight

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once a Republican rising star who passed on an opportunity to seek the White House in 2012, announced his candidacy on Wednesday…

Greece Flag

Greece's bailout talks with creditors stall

The great European standoff is not over yet.

A key meeting between Greece and its creditors broke up without a deal on Wednesday, EU officials said. The talks…

SC Confederate flag debate June 23

Confederate flag debate sweeps Southern states

State legislators across the South are now taking up the debate over the prominence of the Confederate flag in their states after conservative leaders…

Francoise Hollande

U.S. accused of spying on French presidents

France has summoned the U.S. ambassador for a meeting Wednesday in the wake of reports that the United States spied on French President François Hollande and…

John McCain

Confederate symbols under fire on Cap Hill

Should all statues of Confederate figures as well as mascots and banners associated with the Confederacy be retired?

That's the question members of Congress are…

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Sarah Palin and Fox News split up -- again

Sarah Palin is reportedly out at Fox News, the latest turn in the on-again-off-again relationship between the former Republican vice presidential nominee and…

Trump at desk

Poll: Trump near top of GOP pack in N.H.

Donald Trump is outpolling all other Republican candidates in New Hampshire except for Jeb Bush, according to a new survey released Tuesday, though if you ask…

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President Obama is having a really good month

In the waning years of his presidency, President Barack Obama has had an incredible month of victories.

Chris Christie presidential announcement

Brash brothers: Chris Christie vs. Donald Trump

CNN's Dana Bash looks at Chris Christie vs. Donald Trump, both straight-talking GOP presidential candidates looking to separate themselves from the pack of…

Chris Christie presidential run

Chris Christie announces presidential run

Gov. Chris Christie announces his presidential run.

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