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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding a piece of Arizona's controversial immigration law portends such a "huge" increase in policing for one department that the chief wondered Tuesday if his agency will be able to handle the workload.

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No support for Santorum in Senate?updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 21:22:00

CNN's Dana Bash says it is hard to find support for Rick Santorum among his former colleagues in the Senate.

Republican field for 2012 is patheticupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 16:54:00

It is no secret that President Obama is in a tough fight for re-election. He is correct in describing himself as the underdog at the present time.

Herman Cain: '9-9-9' not a gimmickupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 16:54:00

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain shares details about how he came up with his "9-9-9" economic plan.

'Dream come true' for youngest winner Thompsonupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 05:00:00

Lexi Thompson struggled to describe her delight after she won the Navistar LPGA Classic on Sunday to become the female golf tour's youngest-ever winner.

Early presidential polls no indication of eventual outcomeupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 14:05:00

If polls were right early in the 2008 primaries, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would have sailed on to become the Republican nominee for president.

Political week aheadupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 08:34:00

Republican presidential candidates will be making campaign stops in Iowa. CNN's Paul Steinhauser reports

Make-or-break time for GOP presidential fieldupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 08:34:00

We will know a lot more about the GOP field of candidates for president very soon -- shortly after the Ames, Iowa, straw poll this weekend. We'll probably see several dropouts and, at least with Rick Perry, a likely addition to the roster.

Immunity prevents arrest of Arizona lawmaker after freeway fightupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 10:26:00

An Arizona state senator involved in an apparent freeway-shoulder scuffle with his girlfriend was not detained because he has immunity from arrest while the legislature is in session, police said.

Congressman wants passenger rights to become a lawupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 15:43:00

Airlines in the United States will carry a billion passengers a year by 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Tuesday -- raising the prospect of even more flight delays and complaints from the flying public.

Justice budget includes 10% hike for prisons, including detainee siteupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 19:06:00

The Justice Department Monday issued a 2012 budget requesting funds to "renovate and activate" a prison at Thompson, Illinois, which the administration has identified as the facility that would hold prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, if future transfers to U.S. territory are allowed.

Politically correct eating on the campaign trailupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:43:00

Between now and Election Day, candidates for public office will remind us how impossible it is to separate politicking from eating. Food is everywhere on the campaign trail. Large-scale dinners raise millions of dollars for candidates. Empty pizza boxes litter campaign offices, reminders of the power of pepperoni to fuel volunteers' efforts.

Ex-wife: Husband killed our daughtersupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 05:51:00

Stacy Kuykendall says her husband admitted he set their house on fire in 1991, killing their three daughters.

Texas judge opens hearing into disputed 2004 executionupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 05:51:00

A Texas judge rebuffed a request to step aside Thursday and opened a hearing into allegations that a man executed for the killings of his three daughters was put on death row by "junk science." Stewart Mandel: It's the same, old story for Dukeupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 03:53:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Different season, same story.

Police hunt London terror linkupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 12:44:00

London police search apartment building in connection with suspected terror incident on U.S.-bound jet.

Source: Terror suspect's father tried to warn authoritiesupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 12:44:00

The father of a man suspected in a botched terror attack aboard a Northwest Airlines flight contacted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria recently with concerns his son was planning something, a senior U.S. administration official said Saturday.

Congress questions Secret Serviceupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 17:16:00

The Secret Service director testifies before a committee investigating last week's White House party-crashing incident.

Lawmaker: White House 'stonewalling' on security breachupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 17:16:00

The ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the White House of "stonewalling" Thursday by blocking its top social planner from testifying at a hearing on a security breach.

'Defenders' help homeowners fight evictionupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 12:10:00

Olive Thompson's living room is filled with dozens of delicate glass figurines: swans, angels, Asian dolls. She has spent the past five years fixing this house. The bedroom is pink, the kitchen dotted with red pots and pans.

Ousted homeowners fight backupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 12:10:00

CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on homeowners are refusing to go along with foreclosure.

African-American enthusiasm could tip scales toward Obamaupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 00:15:00

Ollie James is 84 years old and a doubter no more.

Black vote crucial in Missouriupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 00:15:00

CNN's John King reports that the black vote could be crucial in deciding which Missouri swings.

GOP points to McCain's character, derides Obamaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 09:51:00

Republicans launched their first night of full-scale conventioneering Tuesday by praising party standard-bearer John McCain's experience and attacking Democratic rival Barack Obama.

McCain for 'protection of unborn'updated: Wed Sep 03 2008 00:22:00

Fred Thompson says americans need Sen. John McCain so their taxes don't increase and believes in "the protection of the unborn."

Thompson blasts Obama, sings praises of Palin, McCainupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 00:22:00

Former Sen. Fred Thompson vehemently defended the selection of Sarah Palin for vice president Tuesday garnering huge applause from the crowd at the Republican National Convention.

Fred Thompson speaks on service to countryupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:55:00

Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee spoke to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech: Alexander Wolff: Cut from the Same Clothupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 09:13:00

To understand why Georgetown coach John Thompson III regards basketball the way he does -- as an accretion of details and small remediations -- it's worth revisiting a February night in Providence in 1988. Back then Thompson served as Princeton's senior co-captain, and the Tigers led Brown by two points with seconds to play. As he prepared to inbound under his own basket, Thompson began to experience what he calls "the loneliest feeling in basketball." In Tennessee, Thompson Still Countsupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 18:00:00

The former Senator remains on the ballot and could win delegates in his home state

Thompson abandons White House bidupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 08:02:00

Former Sen. Fred Thompson on Tuesday ended his run for the presidency, coming off the heels of a disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina's GOP primary and heading into the showdown state of Florida next week.

Roundtable: The GOP raceupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 08:02:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and commentators analyze Fred Thompson's withdrawal and Democrats' recent focus on John McCain. Fred Thompson: Gone Without a Traceupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 22:00:00

The TV star and former Senator ends a run for the presidency that was scuttled by the candidate's own apparent apathy

Pro-Huckabee push polls onlineupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 08:20:00

South Carolina residents receive Pro-Huckabee phone calls attacking other GOP candidates. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports.

Huckabee touts conservative views to woo Carolina votersupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 08:20:00

Reacting to criticism by his own party that he is too liberal, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is highlighting his conservative, evangelical Southern credentials to South Carolina primary voters.

'What you see is what you get'updated: Sun Jan 13 2008 09:34:00

Fred Thompson reflects on his recent debate performance, rival Mike Huckabee and his campaigning style.

Thompson toughens tactics on the campaign trailupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 09:34:00

For months, much of the finger-pointing over negative campaigning in the Republican presidential race has been directed at Mitt Romney.

An aggressive Thompson?updated: Sun Jan 13 2008 08:41:00

Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Dana Bash about his campaign and Thursday's debate.

With back to wall in S.C., Thompson wakes upupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 08:41:00

It's win or go home time for Fred Thompson, and he finally appears to be responding to the challenge by shedding his laid-back campaigning style and aggressively attacking his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. Republicans Battle for Iowa Bronzeupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 22:00:00

While Huckabee and Romney work to win the caucus, McCain, Thompson and Giuliani hope their tough talk on war and immigration can ensure a respectable third-place finish

Stepping up his gameupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 10:04:00

GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson is trying to make gains in record time. CNN's Dana Bash reports. Still Hope for Fred Thompson? updated: Mon Dec 17 2007 11:45:00

Amid Romney's hopes and Huckabee's surge, he's the forgotten conservative in Iowa's race. But a 15-day campaign blitz is keeping the former Tennessee Senator optimistic

GOP courting Latino votersupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 08:11:00

Republican candidates are working to win back the Latino vote. CNN's Bill Schneider reports.

Thompson defends faithupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 17:08:00

Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson says he does not have to apologize to anyone about his Christian faith.

Thompson: 'I'm OK with the Lord, and the Lord is OK with me'updated: Mon Dec 03 2007 17:08:00

Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson Monday said he didn't need to apologize for his faith, despite concerns from Christian conservatives that he does not express his religious beliefs enough on the campaign trail.

Thompson launches first negative ad amid GOP street fightupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 12:12:00

Fred Thompson aired the first negative television ad in the 2008 Republican presidential campaign race, using the CNN/YouTube debate Wednesday to deliver a double broadside against Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. Thompson's (Too) Late Arrivalupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 11:00:00

He's getting his act together, and moving his campaign along. But did he waste too much time to have an effect? Overspending on Yesterday's War updated: Wed Nov 14 2007 21:00:00

Analysis: A Democratic report estimates that war costs could reach a stunning $3.5 trillion. But the bigger problem is how the military budget is being spent

Anti-abortion group: Thompson best candidate to beat Giulianiupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 21:38:00

The National Right to Life Committee, a key anti-abortion group, endorsed Fred Thompson for president Tuesday, saying the former senator was the best candidate to beat Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani.

A pro-life boost for Thompsonupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 21:38:00

CNN's Dana Bash reports on a prominent pro-life group's endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson.

Thompson wins support from key anti-abortion groupupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 18:20:00

GOP presidential hopeful Fred Thompson will get the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee, three GOP sources told CNN.

Campaign diary: Two days, three Republicans and one giant 'Eddie'updated: Mon Nov 12 2007 11:46:00

Three front-runners for the Republican nomination brought three very different campaign styles to South Carolina this week, ping-ponging around the Palmetto State trying to win over the crucial mass of primary voters still unsure about which Republican is the "real" conservative in the race.

Thompson at music awardsupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 09:19:00

GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Denise Quan backstage at the CMAs, and picks up an endorsement. Huckabee's Bid for the Christian Rightupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 13:00:00

The conservative's strong showing at the Values Voters summit reveals a split between leaders and the rank and file

Candidates tout conservatism at GOP debateupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 10:09:00

Republican presidential candidates intensified their fight over which one has the true conservative credentials in a sometimes contentious debate Sunday night.

Romney wins straw poll at Values Voters Summitupdated: Sat Oct 20 2007 19:55:00

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney narrowly won a straw poll of mostly Christian conservative voters at the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit held this weekend in the nation's capital.

Romney wins straw pollupdated: Sat Oct 20 2007 19:55:00

CNN's Bill Schneider says Mitt Romney's win in a straw poll of mostly Christian conservative voters is significant.

Clinton soars, Thompson stumblesupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 03:13:00

CNN polls indicate Sen. Clinton's stock is rising while Fred Thompson's drops. CNN's Bill Schneider explains.

Poll: As Thompson's star fades, Clinton's on the riseupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 03:13:00

Fred Thompson got into the Republican race with great expectations. And sure enough, just after he got in last month, polling showed Thompson and Rudy Giuliani were just about tied for front-runner.

Who is a 'real Republican'?updated: Tue Oct 16 2007 08:13:00

The GOP presidential race gets personal as candidates debate their conservative credentials. CNN's John King reports

Fortune: Why 'lazy' Fred Thompson may have a shotupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 10:44:00

Here's my anonymously sourced, second-hand Fred Thompson story that confirms the conventional wisdom. Takes place at a dinner in Washington last winter. Thompson is sitting next to a Hollywood insider who asks him, Why weren't you interested in being president of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)? Look, Thompson says. Dick Wolf (creator of "Law and Order") pays me a lot of money to work two days a week. Why would I work for less money and work six days a week? Okay, says the insider, I get that. Then a few weeks later comes the news that Thompson wants to be president of the United States.

Fireworks over taxes, war powers punctuate GOP debateupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 23:25:00

All eyes were on Fred Thompson in his GOP presidential debate debut, but the most heated exchanges were between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney in attacks on each other's fiscal records.

Thompson makes debate debutupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 23:25:00

Fred Thompson makes his GOP debate debut at Tuesday's Republican Debate in Michigan. CNN's Matt Cherry reports Did Fred Thompson Prove Himself? updated: Wed Oct 10 2007 18:00:00

Though unsteady at times, the newest GOP candidate survived his first debate well enough to keep his campaign alive

Romney, Giuliani spar during Thompson's debate debutupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 01:57:00

While all eyes were on Fred Thompson, the most heated exchanges during Tuesday's GOP presidential debate occurred between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, as they attacked each other's fiscal records.

Ready to rumbleupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 01:42:00

Sparks fly between GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. CNN's Tom Foreman has the Raw Politics.

Thompson prepping for first debate tussle with GOP rivalsupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 01:42:00

The main event during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Michigan is Fred Thompson's debate debut.

Thompson's southern strategyupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 10:49:00

CNN's John King takes a look at whether Fred Thompson is doing enough to win the crucial South Carolina primary.

A GOP dead heat in N.H.updated: Thu Sep 27 2007 21:44:00

Watch Bill Schneider's report about a new CNN poll on the GOP presidential race in New Hampshire.

Poll: Giuliani has caught up with Romney in New Hampshireupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 21:44:00

It's a dead heat in New Hampshire, according to a new poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters.

Analysis: Rivals must strike early to topple celebrity frontrunnersupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 18:46:00

We're seeing a split-level campaign. The national campaign is mostly about celebrity. Hillary Clinton is the best-known contender. She has a solid lead among Democrats nationally, where she leads runner-up Barack Obama 46 to 23 percent in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll.

Poll: Thompson catches Giuliani in GOP raceupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 21:29:00

Days after he officially jumped into the Republican race for the White House, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson finds himself in a statistical dead heat with Rudy Giuliani, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Tuesday. How to Announce for Presidentupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 13:00:00

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an unlikely place to launch a bid to become leader of the free world, but Fred Thompson isn't the first 2008 presidential candidate to kick off his or her campaign in a non-traditional setting

CNNMoney: Thompson in the raceupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 01:45:00

Thompson in the race

Thompson has day of firstsupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 21:20:00

Thompson has day of firsts

Thompson: I can stop Hillary Clintonupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 21:20:00

As Fred Thompson officially hits the campaign trail, he's making a pitch to conservative Republicans nervous that the 2008 presidential race could lead to a Democratic president -- and even one named Clinton. Thompson Enters, Stage Right updated: Wed Sep 05 2007 05:00:00

While his competition debates, the actor/senator will jump into the race from Jay Leno's couch

Thompson will officially join campaign trail tonightupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 04:16:00

Fred Thompson is banking on the idea that it's better to be late than to be one of the other guys.

Romney takes swipe at Thompsonupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 23:25:00

Mitt Romney on Monday dismissed concerns he's too nice to be a viable presidential candidate, making his point by taking a swipe at soon-to-announce GOP rival Fred Thompson.

Politicians work on Labor Dayupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 23:25:00

Politicians work on Labor Day

Will Thompson's campaign truck roll in 2008?updated: Mon Aug 27 2007 08:16:00

Fred Thompson's old pickup truck sits behind his mother's house in a Nashville suburb, more than a dozen years after it was credited with helping him win his first bid for public office.

Thompson: Time for a 'frank discussion' about fighting terrorismupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 22:58:00

Fred Thompson, the all-but-announced Republican presidential candidate, suggested Tuesday that the nation was in denial when it comes to the threat of terrorism.

Changing debate on Iraqupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 22:58:00

Changing debate on Iraq

Obama to veterans group: No military solution in Iraqupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:39:00

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said the recent increase in American troops in Iraq may well have helped tamp down violence, but he insisted there is no military solution to the country's problems and U.S. forces should be redeployed soon.

Obama: Vets 'truly special'updated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:39:00

Obama: Vets 'truly special' Fred Thompson and Iowa's Great Bullupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 09:00:00

The unofficial candidate for the G.O.P. nomination visits the state fair and tries to play coy

Thompson camp counts cashupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 23:14:00

Thompson camp counts cash

Thompson's fundraising not blowing rivals awayupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 23:14:00

The high-flying, but unofficial campaign of former Sen. Fred Thompson raised $3.4 million in June, not the kind of "blow-them-away" money some of the Tennessee Republican's supporters had hoped.

Thompson's 'virtual' campaign experiencing real bumpsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 08:17:00

Have we been hearing good news or bad news about Fred Thompson's campaign? The answer is yes. Is Fred Thompson the G.O.P.'s Savior?updated: Wed Jul 25 2007 18:50:00

His party is in a funk, and there's no clear front-runner for the nomination. Can the actor-politician meet great expectations?

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