James Brady was the White House Press Secretary when he was shot and nearly killed during an assassination attempt targeting President Reagan. The bullets left Brady with partial brain damage and paralysis, but he went on to become a dedicated gun control advocate. James Brady died today at the age of 73. Dana Bash looks back at his life.
The Republican-led house voted 225 to 201 to sue President Obama over the Affordable Care Act. Not a single Democrat voted for the resolution. The suit claims the president abused his power, and it is sparking plenty of talk about impeachment. Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash described the situation as uncharted territory.
A graduate school paper written by Senator John Walsh (D-MT) is coming back to haunt him during a tough election campaign. The Army War College is investigating evidence uncovered by the New York Times, suggesting that Sen. Walsh is a plagiarist. Dana Bash takes an in depth look at the case.
New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin broke this story and spoke with Anderson and Dana Bash. He describes confronting Senator Walsh with his evidence.
One politician compared the immigration crisis to an invasion of the U.S., another suggested that children coming across the border could be violent gang members. A congressional candidate even protested a busload of YMCA campers after mistaking them for undocumented immigrants. Anderson is Keeping Them Honest as the clock ticks down to Congress' summer break.
President Obama described today's meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry as constructive. The President also expressed plenty of frustration at the politics surrounding the country's immigration crisis. Anderson looks at how some of the political rhetoric has turned to wild conspiracy theories.
Anderson discussed all of this with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash and Senior Political Analyst David Gergen.
Eric Cantor's team had millions of dollars to spend on his primary campaign. While much of that money went to ads that apparently failed to win over enough voters, $168,000 was spent on steakhouse dinners. Compare that to Team Brat spending just $122,000 on the entire campaign. Dana Bash has the latest.
Anderson discussed the impact of Cantor's loss with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, GOP strategist Ana Navarro and Chief National Correspondent John King.
Many Republicans anticipated Eric Cantor would be the next Speaker of the House. Instead, the House Majority Leader’s projected primary loss set off a political earthquake that is rocking Washington. Anderson spoke with Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash in the moments after the news broke.
Senator Lindsey Graham criticized President Obama's handling of the Ukraine invasion by tweeting:
It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression.
Chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash asked Senator Graham about this line of criticism.
SB-1062 is now sitting on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's desk. It is being called both pro-religion and anti-gay. She has until Saturday to act. Arizona's two Republican U.S. Senators are urging her to veto it. So are groups of protesters outside the State Capitol. CNN's Dana Bash caught up with Governor Brewer in Washington for an exclusive interview.
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