In his 90th year, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is a hit at the 100th annual Alfalfa Club dinner, an exclusive, off-the-record event in Washington. Politico Playbook obtained a copy of the speech, and CNN contacted actor Paul Sorvino, who played Kissinger in the 1995 biopic "Nixon," to read it out loud. CNN's Tom Foreman plays the recordings.
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Brian Todd reports on the government's low-flying helicopter that searches for radiation in Washington, D.C.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the loss of sensitive Secret Service information left on a Washington Metro train.
A baby panda cub dies just a week after her birth at the National Zoo. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.
Motorists may have to be more careful at stop signs. You may be on camera. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.
Mei Xiang, the 14 year old female giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, gave birth Sunday night.
By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."
(CNN) - There are plenty of ways to game the upcoming Supreme Court decision on health care reform, and they've all been said: President Obama loses in court, he wins with his base. Or it's a severe blow, potentially fatal. Or Republicans benefit if they win, because they were "right" all along. Or the GOP loses, because it has to figure out what to offer for health care instead.
And so it goes.
But there's something else going on here, and it's more meaningful than some short-term political skirmishing. This Supreme Court case is the Waterloo for political polarization, because it underscores something we should have known all along: Great changes in national public policy should never be erected on slender partisan majorities.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on how the Occupy DC protest seems to be at a breaking point.
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Washington (CNN) - It didn’t take very long for the House of Representatives to get out of Dodge. Within minutes of passing the debt ceiling legislation Monday night, they adjourned until Sept. 7. The August-plus-a-week-of-September recess has begun. Those members who could still get out of Washington Monday night bolted to Reagan National, Dulles or Baltimore/Washington Airport. The others waited until Tuesday.
Now that the Senate has passed the legislation, the senators are doing the exact same thing – rushing to get out of Washington for five weeks.
With a debt crisis looming, are the nation's political extreme's calling the shots in DC? CNN's Jim Acosta reports.