Jessica Hennen

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The holy mess Congress will make if it doesn't raise the debt ceiling

Sometime in the middle of November, the federal government will not have enough cash to pay all the country's bills.<p>That's what the Bipartisan Policy Center projects based on the Treasury Department's daily cash flow estimates and the bills coming due. It expects that the cash crunch would start …

Personal Finance

Two Libyans identified as Lockerbie bombing suspects, Scotland, U.S. say

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Two Libyans have been identified as suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, nearly 27 years ago, Scottish and U.S. officials say.<p>They have asked for Libya's help to interview them.<p>The 259 people on New York-bound Pan Am Flight 103 and 11 people on the …

Terrorism

Extensive Whistleblower Leak on the Drone Program Makes a ‘Mockery of U.S. Government Claims’

A whistleblower has leaked documents about the U.S. drone program to give the public insight into how someone is placed on a kill list and is ultimately assassinated in a strike, as revealed in an eight-part series published by the Intercept.<p>Speaking and providing information exclusively to the …

Surveillance

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

Israel