Holding ‘blue wall’ crucial for Obama victory

Washington (CNN) — With Florida finally called and the 2012 presidential election falling into the rear view mirror, here’s a look at another reason why President Barack Obama won re-election: The Democrats held their “blue wall” — the cluster of eastern, Midwest and western...

Granderson: Democrats, don’t get too cocky

Editor’s note: LZ Granderson, who writes a weekly column for CNN.com, was named journalist of the year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and is a 2011 Online Journalism Award finalist for commentary. He is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com....

French shrug at Patraeus adultery

Editor’s note: Matthew Fraser is a professor of communications at the American University of Paris and is completing a book about French society. (CNN) — The unexpected resignation of David Petraeus as head of the CIA must have come as a shock to many Americans, especially given his...

Opinion: Feds must honor states on new pot laws

Editor’s note: Mark Osler is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minnesota and is a former federal prosecutor. He is the author of “Jesus on Death Row,” a book about capital punishment. (CNN) — The residents of Colorado and Washington state have voted...

5 big tech issues await Obama in second term

(CNN) — Technology policy didn’t get much air time in the 2012 presidential election, but the Obama administration will face serious issues over the next four years. The country is facing a shortage of qualified technology workers. Potential cybersecurity attacks threaten the nation’s...

Petraeus scandal timeline

Washington (CNN) — The career-ending affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus had its roots in a multi-year friendship, a flattering book and a young writer who was taken with the four star-general’s leadership style. The affair came to light during an FBI...

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