Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales
July 30th, 2012
10:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales

Washington (CNN) - Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.

Longtime gun control advocates Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-New York, introduced the bill that they said would prevent buyers from purchasing unlimited quantities of ammunition through the Internet or through the mail. The bill would also require ammunition dealers to report bulk ammo sales to law enforcement.

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Filed under: Congress • Gun rights
Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton
July 30th, 2012
09:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton

(CNN) – U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will speak in a headlining role at the Democratic National Convention, the Obama campaign said Monday.

A rising star in the Democratic Party, Warren will speak in primetime just before former President Bill Clinton, who will enter President Obama’s name into the nomination.
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Romney talks tough but differs little from Obama on Iran
July 30th, 2012
08:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney talks tough but differs little from Obama on Iran

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney seeks to assure Israel and Iran, as well as Jewish voters in the United States, that he will be tougher against Iran's nuclear ambitions than President Barack Obama.

So far, though, the main differences on the issue between the presumptive Republican nominee and the president he hopes to defeat in the November election involve tone and nuance more than substance.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iran • Israel • Mitt Romney • President Obama
GOP sources: Ohio Rep. LaTourette to retire
July 30th, 2012
08:12 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP sources: Ohio Rep. LaTourette to retire

(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette has decided not to run for re-election, GOP sources told CNN on Monday.

The Ohio Republican is in his ninth term and is among a dwindling group of GOP moderates on Capitol Hill.
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Clinton popularity hits nearly 20-year high mark
July 30th, 2012
07:11 PM ET
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Clinton popularity hits nearly 20-year high mark

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton is experiencing a wave of favorability with two-thirds of Americans approving of him, a poll released Monday shows.

Clinton’s popularity comes as the politician prepares to officially enter President Barack Obama into nomination at the Democratic National Convention in September. A symbol of the Democratic Party, Clinton's favorability could help the president at the polls come Election Day.
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Team Obama seeks to convert on Romney 'fumbles'
July 30th, 2012
05:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Obama seeks to convert on Romney 'fumbles'

(CNN) - If Mitt Romney has indeed fumbled the football overseas, President Barack Obama's campaign may well be seen as spiking it.

Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday the Republican presidential candidate's overseas trip has put his readiness for the Oval Office in question.
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Filed under: 2012 • Israel • Mitt Romney
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 30, 2012
July 30th, 2012
05:05 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 30, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for July 30, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

JUST IN: TOP ISRAELI POLITICIANS LAUD CLOSE TIES WITH THE UNITED STATES, WHITE HOUSE… Both President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak highlighted, in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the relationship the Obama administration has kept with Israel.

Peres: “When I look at the record of President Obama concerning the major issues, security, I think it's a highly satisfactory record, from an Israeli point of view.”

Barak: “I should tell you honestly that this administration under President Obama is doing, in regard to our security, more than anything that I can remember in the past. … In terms of the support for our security, the cooperation of our intelligence, the sharing of sorts in a very open way even when there are differences.”

Tune in at 5 p.m. ET to “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

DEVELOPING: DNC PLATFORM TO INCLUDE SAME SEX MARRIAGE The Democratic National Committee took a step this weekend towards recognizing same sex marriage in the party’s convention platform. Meeting in Minneapolis, Democrats approved draft language that will now be reviewed by the full platform committee. If approved by the committee and then the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, it would mark the first time support for same-sex marriage was part of the Democrats' platform.

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Despite online ammo bill, many Democrats still won't touch gun policy
July 30th, 2012
04:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Despite online ammo bill, many Democrats still won't touch gun policy

Washington (CNN) - When Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York unveiled their bill Monday to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition, they did so in a state most friendly to Democrats - New York.

But across the country, voters might not be as receptive. Gun control can be seen as political quicksand for Democratic lawmakers.

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Filed under: Democrats • Gun rights
July 30th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Ehud Barak sings praises of Obama administration

(CNN) – Israel's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak said the Obama White House has been the most supportive administration throughout the two countries' diplomatic relations on matters of Israeli security, in an interview to air Monday on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Barak -also a former prime minister of Israel - said that though historically administrations from both political parties have supported the Jewish state President Obama's support, security-wise, is unparalleled.
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July 30th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to Blitzer: Nuclear Iran is 'number one national security threat'

(CNN) – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney clarified his March remark that Russia is the nation's top foe, saying in an interview to air Monday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" that Iran potentially poses the greatest national security threat to the U.S.

"The number one national security threat, of course, to our nation is a nuclear Iran," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, speaking in Jerusalem about the nearby nation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
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