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Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

While Wendy Davis garners headlines, Texas Democrats think lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte can motivate an apathetic Democratic electorate to vote.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:53:08 EDT
Late addition to race complicates Haley's re-election run

GOP star Nikki Haley's road to re-election looked smooth, thanks to Obamacare's unpopularity, a shrinking unemployment rate and a cautious Democratic challenger. Then Tom Ervin got into the race.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:16:04 EDT
Maybe immigration reform isn't dead after all

Conventional political wisdom suggests that immigration reform in a midterm election year has a snowball's chance in July of getting any traction. But maybe that wisdom isn't so conventional.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:57:57 EDT
Lawmaker: We need to keep pressure on Russia

Rep. David Cicilline weighs in on ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:08:02 EDT
U.S. exercises in Poland: What's the message?

Whether viewed as a show of force to Russia or a sign of reassurance to nervous allies, the recent deployment of U.S. Army forces to Poland and three Baltic states is steeped in matters strategic and diplomatic to American foreign policy.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:15:02 EDT
Dutch fighter jets intercept 2 Russian bombers

Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a fairly routine action that comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and NATO, a Dutch official said.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:06:29 EDT
U.S. troops carry out exercises in Poland

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on the deployment of U.S. paratroopers to Poland and how it relates to the crisis in Ukraine.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:35:10 EDT
Rep. Rogers: Troop deployment a good start

Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers talks to Wolf Blitzer about the deployment of U.S. paratroopers to Poland.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:36:17 EDT
Ukraine crisis persists

A contingent of U.S. Army paratroopers arrived in Poland on Wednesday, the first of what will be a "persistent presence" of U.S. troops as the crisis in nearby Ukraine continues to unfold.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:13:28 EDT
Obama reassures Japan

President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:45:10 EDT
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