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September 25th, 2013
07:02 PM ET

Ted Cruz's moment in the spotlight

Ted Cruz has taken the debate over Obamacare and a government shutdown and turned the spotlight on himself. Whether you love his "fight for freedom" or denounce his "political stunt," chances are you're talking about the freshman senator from Texas who is only nine months into his first term.

CNN's Jessica Yellin takes a look at the career of Sen. Cruz and his meteoric rise within the GOP and Washington.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Jessica Yellin • Obamacare • Ted Cruz
September 20th, 2013
07:09 PM ET

The most powerful woman you've never heard of?

Most people have never heard of Janet Yellen, but right now, she is the leading candidate to be the chair of the Federal Reserve– and one of the world's most powerful women. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports on Janet Yellen.


Filed under: Federal Reserve • Janet Yellen • Jessica Yellin
September 6th, 2013
10:15 AM ET

Lawmaker explains Syria change of heart

Guest anchor Jessica Yellin interviews New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm and asks him to explain why he's no longer supporting President Obama's plan in Syria. Watch the full interview here.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jessica Yellin • Michael Grimm • Syria
September 5th, 2013
06:53 PM ET

Lawmaker explains Syria change of heart

Guest anchor Jessica Yellin interviews New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm and asks him to explain why he's no longer supporting President Obama's plan in Syria.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jessica Yellin • Syria
August 22nd, 2013
07:50 PM ET

Ben Stein: Nixon "best friend Jewish people ever had"

The last of the Nixon tapes were released this week, and they include remarks the former president made that some consider controversial. Jessica Yellin speaks with Ben Stein, former Nixon speechwriter, about whether Pres. Nixon was really racist or anti-Semitic.


Filed under: Jessica Yellin • Richard Nixon
August 13th, 2013
12:19 PM ET

A drug sentence plan with bipartisan support

Attorney General Eric Holder unveils a new plan to end mandatory minimum sentencing for low-level drug crimes, with broad support from the ACLU to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

July 24th, 2013
02:54 PM ET

Perfect gift for royal baby ... a tree?

Jessica Yellin takes a look at what kind of gift a president might give to the little prince who has everything.

RELATED STORY: U.S. presidents have spotty record on gifts for royal births


Filed under: Jessica Yellin • President Obama • Royal Baby • Royals
July 15th, 2013
06:39 PM ET

How will government respond to verdict?

Officials say President Obama will not have a role in whether federal charges will be brought against George Zimmerman. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

RELATED STORY: Obama won't get involved in federal charges against Zimmerman

June 28th, 2013
09:38 AM ET

Obama's moment in Senegal

President Obama takes a moment to reflect during his trip to Senegal. Jessica Yellin reports.

RELATED STORY: Obama not ruling out visit to ailing Mandela


Filed under: Africa • Barack Obama • Jessica Yellin
June 12th, 2013
06:42 PM ET

Why the ATF is stuck in a political fight

Jessica Yellin tours ATF labs to show how the bureau fights crime and explains why it's been without a leader for years.


Filed under: ATF • Jessica Yellin
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