Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said that while U.S. law enforcement is vigilant, there is no "specific, credible threat" of a terror attack from the Islamic State on American soil.
Rhodes received tough questions from CNN's Jake Tapper in a Sunday interview where the deputy national security advisor admitted there would be "tragic setbacks" in the conflict against IS.
"There are going to be setbacks, including tragic setbacks, like what we saw in Paris, that, obviously, it was an outrageous attack against one of our closest allies, and, as the president said, against all of humanity," said Rhodes. more >>
Former Secretary of State and Ex-New York Senator Hillary Clinton found herself on the defensive during the second Democratic Debate on Saturday evening.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley both took jabs at Clinton on various issues, including financial reform and gun reform.
Moderated by CBS News and hosted at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, the debate focused on issues such as foreign policy, the economy, and financial reform. more >>
Democratic Party presidential candidates presented ways during Saturday's debate, hosted by CBS News, in Iowa on how to best raise taxes in order to pay for various policies they hope to implement if elected.
Before a crowd at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday evening, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley debated foreign and domestic policy issues during the second Democratic Debate.
When a panelist asked the candidates how they would pay for things like debt-free college and mandatory family leave, responses focused on increased taxation. more >>
We get asked a lot about marijuana, especially as more states deal with its legalization. We're hoping to give you less smoke, and more substance.
In the 1930s a film called "Reefer Madness" warned viewers about the dangers of marijuana. The film enjoyed an ironic renaissance in the 70s as an unintentional satire of the drug fears of uptight adults — at least so said advocates of looser drug laws.
Well, it seems that those advocates are winning the cultural debate these days, and opponents have little more credibility than "Reefer Madness." more >>
Real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump openly mocked political rival Dr. Ben Carson's religious conversion and branded him a scary, pathological enigma voters would do well to stay clear of on Thursday.
"Carson's an enigma. He wrote a book and he's doing great in Iowa. He's second in the polls. With all these professional politicians, I'm first Carson's second and I don't understand it. I really don't understand it. Because he wrote a book and in the book he said terrible things about himself," Trump said in a YouTube clip from a 95-minute tirade at a rally in Fort George, Iowa.
"He said that he's pathological and he said he's basically got pathological disease. Now he wrote this, I guess, before he was running for office … and I don't want a person whose got pathological disease. I don't want it. I'm not saying he got it, he said it," Trump continued. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on the constitutionality of Texas' abortion regulations that require abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges and clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.
On Friday the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole.
In July 2013, then Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 2, which banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation and required abortion clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. Upgrades included widening doorways to enable paramedics to bring in stretchers to transport patients to the hospital, and having equipment that can properly sterilize surgical instruments to ensure the health and safety of patients. more >>