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Sep 10, 2012 6:06AM ET
Both presidential campaigns released their August fundraising numbers and for the first time since April, President Obama's bank account came out on top.
Sep 7, 2012 12:09PM ET
Vice President Joe Biden may be the only public speaker who veers off course more than Bill Clinton, but a comparison of his written and spoken text from last night's convention address reveals a very different lesson in the art of speech making.
Sep 7, 2012 8:35AM ET
The monthly jobs report fell far short of expectations, but President Obama gets some sliver of good news as the unemployment rate falls to the lowest number of his administration.
Sep 7, 2012 5:33AM ET
The New York Times reports that the U.S. government is planning to officially designate the Haqqani militant group a terrorist organization, elevating its status in the Afghan war, but making it an easier target for international sanctions and military action.
Sep 7, 2012 3:28AM ET
Convention season came to a close last night with President Obama's second acceptance speech as the Democratic nominee. So how did he do?
Sep 6, 2012 11:14AM ET
If you were following any journalists on Twitter last night, one of the most remarked upon aspects of Bill Clinton's nomination speech was how liberally he deviated from the prepared text. We decided to compare the two versions.
Sep 6, 2012 7:13AM ET
After a messy fight over their platform, the Democratic party turned to the one man who can still be counted on for a barn-burning speech. So how did former President Bill Clinton do?
Sep 6, 2012 6:05AM ET
Human Rights Watch has released a new report claiming that CIA agents arrested and tortured opponents of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi before turning suspects over to his regime.
Sep 5, 2012 11:02AM ET
A massive earthquake registering 7.6 on the Richter Scale has struck off the Pacific edge of Costa Rica, triggering tsunami warnings up and down the rim of Central and South America.
Sep 5, 2012 10:10AM ET
Nothing can stop President Obama's from winning his party's nomination this week, but it seems that weather is forcing him to move his acceptance speech from an outdoor football stadium to the smaller indoor arena.
Sep 5, 2012 9:57AM ET
Just like the Republican affair last week, the first night of the Democratic National Convention belonged to the candidate's wife as Michelle Obama took her first crack at wooing voters. How did she do?
Sep 5, 2012 8:03AM ET
The admiral who overseas the Navy's special operations units slammed the former SEAL team member for selling his story as the Pentagon declares that the book No Easy Day contains sensitive and classified military information.
Sep 5, 2012 6:35AM ET
New court filings by the Justice Department claim that BP was guilty of "gross negligence and willful misconduct" in the case of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago.
Sep 5, 2012 5:02AM ET
One man was killed and another seriously injured after a man opened fire during an election night victory speech by the new premier of Quebec.
Sep 4, 2012 9:09AM ET
When will your favorite liberals and progressive be giving their remarks? The short answer is: no one really knows.
Sep 4, 2012 7:07AM ET
The ongoing civil war in Syria continues to set all the wrong kinds of records as last month proved to be the deadliest so far in the 17-month old revolt.
Sep 4, 2012 6:30AM ET
The first polls taken since last week's Republican National Convention show that not only is Mitt Romney failing to get the typical post-convention "bounce," his acceptance speech might be the most poorly received of all-time.
Aug 30, 2012 8:34AM ET
Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan was the main event at last night's Republican Convention in Tampa, and most observers seem to agree that it was a well-read speech ... that had a few problems with the truth.
Aug 30, 2012 7:10AM ET
More than 24 hours after reaching landfall, the storm formerly known as Hurricane Isaac has barely nudged north and continues to dump heavy rains on Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Aug 30, 2012 6:15AM ET
In the first visit to Iran by an Egyptian leader since the 1979 revolution, new president Mohammed Morsi took on his host country's closest ally, calling on Syria's Bashar al-Assad to step down.
Aug 29, 2012 12:00PM ET
The storm known as Isaac has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but it remains stalled over the Gulf Coast, hitting the area with high winds and heavy rains. Keep checking here for live updates on the storm all day long.
Aug 29, 2012 9:32AM ET
The first night of the Republican National Convention featured two key speeches that aimed at raising the curtain for Mitt Romney. So, how did they do?
Aug 29, 2012 6:39AM ET
Several news outlets have finally got their hands on a copy of the new book about the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound, and the details emerging contradict many of the earlier reports about what happened inside the house on the night the al Qaeda leader was killed.
Aug 28, 2012 8:47AM ET
A commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps admits that the government in Tehran is not just offering moral and financial support to Bashar al-Assad, but has actually contributed foot soldiers to reinforce Syria's army.
Aug 28, 2012 7:02AM ET
An Israel court has ruled that the Israeli military was not at fault in the death of Rachel Corrie, an pro-Palestinian activist who was killed trying to stop the demolition of homes in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
Aug 28, 2012 5:51AM ET
CNN is reporting that former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter is gravely ill and suffering from a "serious" form of cancer that "flared up" on Monday night.
Aug 27, 2012 9:18AM ET
Now that Day One is officially not happening and the Republican Convention schedule has been compressed and re-configured, you might need to adjust your own schedule to catch your favorite politicians.
Aug 27, 2012 7:57AM ET
A report in the New York Post suggests that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who will deliver Tuesday's keynote at the Republican National Convention, is not confident of the nominee's chances.
Aug 27, 2012 6:05AM ET
An army helicopter was shot down over a Damascus neighborhood on Monday as Syrians continue to gather evidence of the latest massacre by government troops.
Aug 27, 2012 5:30AM ET
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan murdered and possibly beheaded 17 people over the weekend, reportedly for throwing a party with music, dancing, and mingling of men and women.