June 27th, 2012
09:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Hunter: Edwards was temporarily insane

(CNN) - Rielle Hunters tells CNN's Piers Morgan that John Edwards was "temporarily insane" when his affair with her was exposed.


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Congressional Black Caucus plans walk out of Holder contempt vote
June 27th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Congressional Black Caucus plans walk out of Holder contempt vote

Washington (CNN) - Dismissing a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress as a "political stunt," a group of House Democrats, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, is planning to walk out of the House chamber on Thursday and boycott the vote.

The move mirrors a similar walk out by House Republicans in 2008 when Democrats, who then controlled the House, held a vote to hold two top Bush Administration officials in contempt of Congress.
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June 27th, 2012
07:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's biggest fan gets new ride, courtesy of campaign

Sterling, Virginia (CNN) – Generally, Mitt Romney is not considered to be the kind of politician who inspires fanatical, cult-like devotion from his supporters.

But one man – Jim Wilson – proudly bucks that trend.
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What follows the Holder contempt vote?
June 27th, 2012
07:15 PM ET
2 years ago

What follows the Holder contempt vote?

Washington (CNN) – Washington's uproar over the infamous Operation Fast and Furious gun-running sting will likely hit its political climax Thursday as the House of Representatives votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

But beyond the political symbolism of such a vote - no attorney general has ever been held in contempt by Congress - what exactly does it mean? Where does the case go from here?

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Holder
June 27th, 2012
07:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Standing in line for the rock star of court decisions

Washington (CNN) – Visitors in Washington are accustomed to lines - at the marble monuments, outside the dozens of museums and finally at the airport on their way home.

But on the eve of the most anticipated Supreme Court decision in years, another line is forming in the nation's capital: outside the building where nine justices will make history Thursday.
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Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
To sway voters, tens of millions spent on health care ads
June 27th, 2012
06:44 PM ET
2 years ago

To sway voters, tens of millions spent on health care ads

(CNN) - Political groups and campaigns hoping to sway voters on the health care issue have spent about $70 million on health-themed TV ads since January 2011, according to a CNN analysis of ad spending data.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

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Filed under: Ads • Health care
June 27th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney once touted mandate he now deems unconstitutional

Sterling, Virginia (CNN) – The conventional wisdom in Washington is that the Supreme Court will hand President Barack Obama some kind of defeat to his health care law that could damage his re-election chances. But what's the political prognosis for Mitt Romney?

"My guess is that they are not sleeping very well at the White House tonight," Romney quipped at an event one day before the Supreme Court's expected ruling.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney
June 27th, 2012
05:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Congress strikes tentative deal on highway bill, sources say

Washington (CNN) - After months of difficult talks, bipartisan House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative deal on a giant transportation funding bill Wednesday, multiple sources tell CNN. A formal announcement is expected late Wednesday night after the last details are hammered out and the final language is drafted, they said.

Congressional leaders said they hoped to attach the highway bill to a measure extending a rate cut on some student loans and legislation reauthorizing national flood insurance and pass them as one bill out of the House and Senate by Friday. Doing so would let Congress beat looming deadlines when these measures expire and also would allow lawmakers to escape town for their Fourth of July recess.

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Obama buys Olympic ad time
June 27th, 2012
05:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama buys Olympic ad time

(CNN) - While Mitt Romney is expected to be a spectator at this summer's Olympic Games, those watching from home may see President Barack Obama, thanks to a large ad buy.

Obama's reelection campaign has bought $6.5 million of U.S. national advertizing time for the London games, a Republican ad buying source told CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Olympics • President Obama
CNN's GUT CHECK for June 27, 2012
June 27th, 2012
04:58 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for June 27, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 27, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING… Contempt vote on Holder will proceed in House: The U.S. House will proceed with a vote Thursday on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents involving the failed Fast and Furious weapons crackdown, Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.

HAPPENING TONIGHT: On the eve of both a congressional vote on whether to hold the Obama administration's chief law enforcement official in contempt of Congress and a Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the annual congressional picnic is taking place at the White House. #Awkward

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