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April 30th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Obama administration: Yes, we use drones

By Suzanne Kelly

The Obama administration publicly justified its use of unmanned drones to target suspected terrorists overseas for the first time Monday, with a top official saying the strikes are conducted "in full accordance with the law."

John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said strikes are used when the option of capture is not feasible. Brennan discussed the strikes during a Monday address at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington think-tank.

"President Obama said here five years ago, if another nation cannot or will not take action, we will," Brennan said. "And it is an unfortunate fact that to save many innocent lives we are sometimes obliged to take lives – the lives of terrorists who seek to murder our fellow citizens."

Full post on CNN Security Clearance blog


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Drone • National security • White House
April 28th, 2012
11:55 AM ET

Student loan rates hang in the balance

House Republicans defy the president's veto threat and approve a student loan bill. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

RELATED: Boehner: No one wants loan rates to rise


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Kate Bolduan
April 28th, 2012
11:50 AM ET

Ex-Edwards aide: 'Scared for my life'

John Edwards' ex-aide Andrew Young says he felt threatened during the duo's last meeting. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

RELATED: Former Edwards aide says he was intimidated by donors


Filed under: Joe Johns • Situation Room
April 27th, 2012
04:35 PM ET

'Girls Gone Wild' on Capitol Hill?

The 'Girls Gone Wild' creator wants to send one of his video subjects to Capitol Hill for a Congressional internship. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Lisa Sylvester • Situation Room
April 27th, 2012
04:22 PM ET

No flight refund for man dying of cancer

A 76-year-old man battling cancer is protesting Spirit Airlines after his bid for a refund is denied. CNN's Mary Snow reports.


Filed under: Air travel • Mary Snow
April 26th, 2012
05:53 PM ET

Rep. Ryan faces Catholic backlash

Rep. Paul Ryan's speech at Georgetown University is met with protests by the Catholic faculty. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.


Filed under: Kate Bolduan
April 26th, 2012
05:45 PM ET

Edwards' voicemails to mistress released

CNN's Joe Johns reports on the trial of John Edwards & new evidence about the cover-up of his affair & mistress' pregnancy.

RELATED: Former aide faces more questions at John Edwards trial


Filed under: Situation Room
BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney – the new leader of the GOP
April 26th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney – the new leader of the GOP

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN)
– For all practical purposes, Mitt Romney is now the leader of the Republican Party.

Move over Reince Priebus, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and the others. You have a new boss.
FULL POST

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Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • Politics • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
April 26th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

Bird strike sparks JetBlue emergency

CNN's Lisa Sylvester looks into a JetBlue plane that made an emergency landing after hitting birds.


Filed under: Air travel • Lisa Sylvester
April 25th, 2012
06:32 PM ET

Outrage over U.S. congressman being asked to stay out of Afghanistan

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was asked by Secretary Clinton to stay out of Afghanistan to avoid a "mini-crisis" with President Karzai. Wolf Blitzer interviews the congressman on the incident and the fallout.

REALTED: BLITZER'S BLOG: Outrage – U.S. congressman not allowed into Afghanistan


Filed under: Afghanistan • Wolf Blitzer
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