September 19th, 2014
11:15 AM ET

Could You Name the Three Branches of Government?

John King highlights a joke by Conan O'Brien about Americans who are unable to name the three branches of government.

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September 16th, 2014
12:29 PM ET

Gov. Christie Hits the Road for GOP

CNN's John King, Jackie Kucinich, and Manu Raju discuss Gov. Chris Christie's trips around the country for GOP candidates on "Inside Politics."

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August 27th, 2014
09:57 AM ET

McCain: U.S. Should Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

ISIS has taken more and more territory in Iraq and Syria, sometimes overrunning government forces while terrorizing civilians.

"They are beyond just a terrorist group," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said last week. "They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess.

"This is beyond anything we have seen, and we must prepare for everything."

But on "New Day" Wednesday, Senator John McCain said President Obama hasn't presented a clear strategy on how to fight against the group.

When Alisyn Camerota argued Obama stated his goal was to contain ISIS, McCain replied: "You can’t contain ISIS, you have to defeat it.”

McCain attacked Obama for not presenting a strategy in the region, saying  "this president doesn't want to lead."

But the lawmaker recommended that there should be airstrikes in Syria – both against ISIS and against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"The ultimate goal should be the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad," McCain said.

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July 28th, 2014
10:40 AM ET

Israeli Official: 36 Tunnels Have Been Uncovered That are Crossing into Israel

A central goal of Israel's military action in Gaza is to destroy tunnels used by Hamas to smuggle weapons and launch attacks.

Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, spoke to CNN's Kate Bolduan Monday and said they have uncovered some 36 tunnels crossing from Gaza into southern Israel.

"The IDF has now destroyed approximately 16 or 17 tunnels at this moment and they are continuing their operations to blow up and destroy other tunnels," Palmor said.

"We know that Hamas has used them on various occasions and has planned on using them again for major territory attacks on communities in the south of Israel and, therefore, it is essential that we destroy all of  them."

Meanwhile, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was asked on the show what he believes the tunnels are for.

"I know the situation is so much complex - I'm not saying I know the picture as a whole," he responded.

But, he said, Gaza is now like a burning building.

"We need to get the people out, and then we need to extinguish the fire, and then we sit down and talk."

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