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    McConnell: Shutdowns are a 'failed policy'

    In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year.

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Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Sen Mary Landrieu

Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually resides in the state she represents.


Mitt Romney's 'Dumb and Dumber' scenario

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney says he's not running for president again. Mind's made up. No chance of changing it. Well, except for his "Dumb and Dumber" scenario.


151 years later, Medal of Honor for hero

Medal of Honor for hero at Gettysburg

More than 151 years after his heroic service at Gettysburg during the Civil War, 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously, the White House announced Tuesday.


First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data provided to CNN by a publisher.


White House: Shutdown prospect won't stop immigration action

Immigration demonstration White House

President Barack Obama won't forestall upcoming executive actions on immigration amid Republican threats of another government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday.


New French government announced

Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler

A new French government was announced Tuesday, one day after it dissolved amid turmoil among top ministers.


Bill Gates, wife give $1 million to gun control

Bill and Melinda Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group.


Former FBI Director Freeh still hospitalized

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was seriously injured and hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident in Vermont, state police said.

Vermont State Police said Tuesday that Freeh was still hospitalized and being treated for his injuries. There was no ...


Obama announces new efforts for vets

Obama, 8-26-2014

President Barack Obama detailed Tuesday how his administration is attempting to rectify shortfalls in caring for war veterans, just as new threats abroad could require more sacrifices for American military families.


Signs point to U.S. airstrikes in Syria

Obama discusses Syria, Situation Room

President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether to authorize air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria, the White House insists.

More and more, though, the signals and nuance from the administration and the military suggest such a campaign could be c...


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