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June 16th, 2011
10:41 PM ET

On the trail of Zawahiri

Ayman al-Zawahiri is al Qaeda's strategist, propagandist, and now its leader. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

RELATED: Analysis: Al-Zawahiri takes al Qaeda's helm when influence is waning


Filed under: al-Zawahiri • Jeanne Meserve
June 16th, 2011
10:35 PM ET

Newt's wife helping or hurting campaign

Some are blaming Newt Gingrich's wife for his presidential campaign struggles, but what is Callista Gingrich's role? CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.


Filed under: 2012 election • Newt Gingtich
June 16th, 2011
10:28 PM ET

Jihadi online hit list

A potential hit list targeting individuals in U.S. government, industry and the media is posted on jihadi Web forums. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

RELATED: Jihadi Web forums suggest targets for terror


Filed under: homeland security • Jeanne Meserve
June 16th, 2011
08:40 PM ET

Bye-bye Weiner

Falling cameramen, flocking tourists and heckles galore (oh yeah, and a resignation). CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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June 16th, 2011
07:34 PM ET

Weiner resignation leaves war chest intact

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner may be giving up his seat in Congress, but he will still retain a substantial war chest of campaign contributions, which experts say he is not required to return.

His latest Federal Election Commission filing, for the end of March, showed $365,670 cash on hand in his Congressional account. In addition, his New York City filing, as a candidate for mayor in 2013, showed he was leading the field with just over $4,515,756 cash on hand as of the end of last year.

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June 16th, 2011
06:54 PM ET

Sen. Feinstein: We believe al-Zawahiri is likely in Pakistan

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Ayman al-Zawahiri is likely in Pakistan but doesn’t think he is being protected by the government.
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Filed under: al-Zawahiri • Sen. Feinstein
BLITZER’S BLOG: I wouldn’t rule out second chance for Weiner
June 16th, 2011
01:47 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: I wouldn’t rule out second chance for Weiner

Washington (CNN) - If Anthony Weiner does some day want to make a political comeback, he will certainly have the cash to do it. The New York City Campaign Finance Board database shows that he has $4.5 million in cash for what was supposed to be his 2013 race for New York mayor. Until the scandal, he was widely seen as the front-runner.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
June 16th, 2011
12:39 PM ET

What Wolf's reading: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Each day, Wolf Blitzer scours several news sources to stay on top of the day's most important stories. Below are some of his top recommended reads for today. Tune in from 5- 7 PM on CNN for the latest on these stories and more.

CNN: Weiner to resign after 'sexting' scandal, source says
Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York will heed calls from across the political spectrum and resign over a "sexting" scandal that he lied about before admitting his involvement, a Democratic source with knowledge of the congressman's plans said Thursday. Weiner has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference in his home district, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she planned to issue a statement on her Democratic colleague after that.
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Filed under: What Wolf's Reading • Wolf Blitzer
Borger: The GOP evolution: From hawks to bean counters
June 16th, 2011
12:05 PM ET

Borger: The GOP evolution: From hawks to bean counters

Washington (CNN) - It was hard to miss, even if you weren't looking for it. The Republican Party - once identified and driven by its hawks - was morphing into a party driven by its bean counters.

The party that had accused Democrats of being soft on national security for decades was suddenly the party that wants out of Afghanistan yesterday - and isn't so sure we ought to have gone into Libya in the first place.

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Filed under: 2012 election