July 25th, 2014
11:44 AM ET
11 minutes ago

Senior Obama adviser on impeachment: 'I would not discount that possibility'

Washington (CNN) – Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime aide and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told reporters Friday that recent talk of impeaching the President should not be considered a long shot.

"I would not discount that possibility," Pfeiffer said, pointing out that a CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicated that a third of Americans think Obama should be impeached.

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July 25th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
8 minutes ago

CNN/ORC Poll: Majority say no to impeachment and lawsuit

Washington (CNN) – There’s not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Friday morning also indicates that a small majority of Americans do not believe that Obama has gone too far in expanding the powers of the presidency.

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Gov. Christie: ‘You have to be pro-life when they get out of the womb’
July 25th, 2014
04:30 AM ET
3 hours ago

Gov. Christie: ‘You have to be pro-life when they get out of the womb’

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday there’s far too many people sitting in prisons for non-violent drug crimes and called on Republicans to focus on people not just before they’re born but after as well.

“I’m pro-life and if you’re pro-life you have to be pro-life when they get out of the womb also,” Christie said in an appearance at the Aspen Institute in Colorado, similar to comments he made last month at a major social conservative gathering in the nation's capital.
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Joining fundraising spree, first lady asks for 'biggest, fattest' checks
July 24th, 2014
10:48 PM ET
4 hours ago

Joining fundraising spree, first lady asks for 'biggest, fattest' checks

(CNN) — First lady Michelle Obama jumped into the White House fundraising spree on Thursday, prodding supporters in Chicago to hand over the maximum campaign contribution in an attempt to shore up Democrats' chances in upcoming midterm elections.

Her entreaty came as her husband, President Barack Obama, capped a three-day fundraising swing on the West Coast, bringing in millions of dollars for the committees charged with electing Democrats to office.

"We need you to write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write," Mrs. Obama told a crowd of donors in Chicago, her hometown. "Writing those checks is the single-most impactful thing that you can do right now."

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July 24th, 2014
06:51 PM ET
4 hours ago

White House: ‘Alarming if Congress leaves for the August recess without acting’

(CNN) - In yet another sign that Congress will leave town next week without addressing the influx of young migrants at the southern border, a senior White House official acknowledged there are major doubts that lawmakers will approve President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with the crisis.

"Alarming if Congress leaves for the August recess without acting," the official told reporters ahead of the visit of three Central American presidents to the White House on Friday.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration • President Obama • White House
Obama offers populist message on corporate taxes at end of fundraising trip
July 24th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
17 hours ago

Obama offers populist message on corporate taxes at end of fundraising trip

Los Angeles (CNN) - Ramping up his populist economic message as midterm elections near, President Barack Obama on Thursday singled out large companies that maneuver through legal loopholes to avoid paying U.S. taxes as “corporate deserters.”

Those firms have effectively renounced any allegiance to their home country, Obama claimed during remarks at a community college here.

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Filed under: Democrats • Economy • Jack Lew • President Obama • Republicans • Taxes • Treasury • Treasury Department • White House
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 24, 2014
July 24th, 2014
06:06 PM ET
4 hours ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 24, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 24, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

JUST IN … CNN POLL: MOST SAY BORDER KIDS COULD STAY IN THEIR COMMUNITIES TEMPORARILY: According to a CNN/ORC International poll, a bare majority of Americans view migrant youth crossing the southern border as refugees rather than illegal immigrants. Most say they'd be willing to have the federal government temporarily relocate some of them to their communities or their city. – Paul Steinhauser
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Flight ban ‘could go back into place’
July 24th, 2014
06:01 PM ET
4 hours ago

Flight ban ‘could go back into place’

(CNN) – Even as the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv, two U.S. officials say the facts on the ground in Israel are the same as they were before the FAA freeze was put into place.

A State Department official says, "The circumstances in Tel Aviv from 72 hours ago are no different than the circumstances now."

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CNN Poll: Border crisis impacting public opinion on immigration
July 24th, 2014
05:01 PM ET
4 hours ago

CNN Poll: Border crisis impacting public opinion on immigration

Washington (CNN) - The current crisis on the nation's southern border appears to be fueling a notable shift in American attitudes toward immigration policy with border security growing in importance, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International poll released on Thursday also indicates that a majority of those surveyed support making it easier for the United States to return migrant youth from Central America who have surged across the U.S. border with Mexico this year.

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Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad
July 24th, 2014
03:20 PM ET
19 hours ago

Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad

(CNN) – U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has been featured in endorsements for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Campbell's Soup.

Now she's promoting something else: Her husband's political campaign.

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