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The most exciting Democratic debate

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:41pm
The Democratic debate in Brooklyn ended up seeming a lot like the famous New York borough itself -- straight-talking, tough, contentious, and no-nonsense.
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Will Sanders' base get behind Clinton?

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:41pm
With Hillary Clinton way ahead in the delegate count as well as in the most recent polls for the New York primary, it is becoming a near certainty that she will be the Democratic Party nominee. But Bernie Sanders refuses to give up. He is a man with a message -- promising more for the middle, less for the top -- and he took the fight to Hillary on the debate stage Thursday night with gusto.
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Clinton-Sanders Israel exchange a real surprise at debate

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:41pm
Every now and then during this presidential campaign season, an exchange takes place between two politicians that really does surprise. It happened Thursday night in the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders Democratic debate in Brooklyn. The issue? The virtually all-but-forgotten conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. And the way it played out was both stunning and instructive.
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Conservative website calls for Tim Tebow congressional bid

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:33pm
A conservative website is calling on former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow to run for a newly vacant U.S. House of Representatives seat in the state, describing the favorite son as "the perfect fit" for the spot.
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Sanders' real religion

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 2:07pm
Nobody would mistake Bernie Sanders' stump speech for a sermon. When making moral arguments about income inequality or climate change, he's more likely to quote statistics than Scripture.
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Sanders rally fills NYC's Washington Square Park

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 2:06pm
Bernie Sanders touted his support for striking telecom workers at a star-studded rally in New York City's Washington Square Park on Wednesday night, less than a week out from New York state's primary vote.
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US sends weapon to hit ISIS communications

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 2:06pm
The United States has deployed tactical aircraft capable of attacking ISIS's ability to communicate closer to the front lines of the battle against the terrorist group.
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Clinton White House eyed Trump's White House aspirations

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:06pm
Aides to Bill Clinton prepped the then-president on how to answer questions about a possible Donald Trump presidential run nearly 17 years ago, documents released Tuesday show.
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How many of New York's seized guns began in Vermont?

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:06pm
As part of a partnership with FactCheck.org, CNN's Jake Tapper examines a Hillary Clinton claim made about guns traveling from Vermont -- which Bernie Sanders represents in the Senate -- to the streets of New York.
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Why Sanders is in Vatican City, not New York City

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:33am
Days before the critical New York primary, one Democratic candidate is going somewhere he can't rack up any last-minute primary votes.
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Massachusetts governor booed off stage over transgender rights bill

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:18am
It probably wasn't the reception Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker expected given that he was the featured speaker.
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Obama to speak at Howard, Rutgers commencements

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 7:12am
President Barack Obama has scheduled his final presidential college commencement addresses, the White House said Thursday.
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Sanders condemns supporter's 'whore' comment

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 7:11am
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday a supporter's use of the phrase "corporate Democratic whores" ahead of his speech at a campaign rally in New York City's Washington Square Park was "inappropriate and insensitive."
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Democratic debate as it happened

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:23am
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Cruz: Trump campaign 'acting like union boss thugs'

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:23am
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is set to participate in a special CNN town hall with his wife, Heidi, in New York Wednesday night, ahead of Tuesday's primary there.
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NYC first lady: 'Bernie is getting desperate'

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:22am
Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said Thursday that Bernie Sanders is "desperate" in his pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination and that will likely be on display at CNN's debate in Brooklyn.
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State will not prosecute Trump's campaign manager

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 1:08am
The state attorney's office in Palm Beach County, Florida, will not prosecute Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for battery, according to sources familiar with the case.
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American democracy? Primary rules test the idea

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 1:02am
Arcane bylaws, unbound superdelegates, closed primaries, 10-second speeches at state party conventions -- Is this really how democracy works?
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CNN's Democratic debate in GIFs

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:52pm
CNN hosted the ninth Democratic presidential debate on Thursday ahead of next week's New York Democratic primary. Former secretary of state and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders faced off in Brooklyn. As usual, body language said it all.
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U.S.-Philippines enhance military alliance

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:05pm
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday an enhanced military alliance between the U.S. and Philippines and expressed concerns over China's activities in the South China Sea.
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