January 23rd, 2013
09:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Clinton faces hearings with numbers on her side

Washington (CNN) – As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill today on the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, she comes equipped with one thing on her side: Sky-high public opinion numbers.

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday morning, just a few hours before the outgoing secretary of state testifies in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the morning and before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the afternoon, two-thirds of Americans say they have a favorable impression of Clinton, while just over one in four saying they have a unfavorable impression.
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NJ voters overwhelmingly back Christie's rebuke to House Republicans
January 23rd, 2013
09:06 AM ET
1 year ago

NJ voters overwhelmingly back Christie's rebuke to House Republicans

(CNN) – While House Republican leaders may not have enjoyed their verbal lashing from Gov. Chris Christie earlier this month over the delayed vote on a relief package for Superstorm Sandy, the governor's public scolding sure found support among New Jersey voters.

A whopping 79% of Garden State voters, including 70% of Republicans, say their GOP governor was right to criticize the Washington lawmakers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
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Republicans urged to be 'respectful' of Clinton in hearing
January 23rd, 2013
08:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans urged to be 'respectful' of Clinton in hearing

(CNN) - House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, R-California, met with Republicans on the committee and urged them to be respectful of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a GOP member of the Committee tells CNN.

Clinton will testify Wednesday before the committee on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya in September that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador. She testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier in the day, where she gave her own statement and took questions in the two-and-a-half-hour hearing.
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Filed under: Congress • Hillary Clinton • Libya • State Department
January 23rd, 2013
07:50 AM ET
1 year ago

NRA chief: Obama makes 'mockery' of American freedoms

(CNN) – The National Rifle Association chief issued a blistering retort to President Barack Obama's inaugural address, accusing him of name calling and limiting American freedoms.

Wayne LaPierre had been relatively silent since his controversial response to the shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Filed under: Gun rights • NRA • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
January 23rd, 2013
04:52 AM ET
1 year ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Back at work, Republicans assess Obama's address
If it's a honeymoon period, they might order separate rooms. "One thing that is pretty clear from the president's speech yesterday: the era of liberalism is back," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, which he called "unabashedly, far left of center."

CNN: Boehner announces goal of balancing budget in 10 years
House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday that he supports a plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years, a goal that could require massive cuts to spending or major reforms to entitlement programs. Boehner made the announcement to members of his Republican conference in a closed-door meeting before describing his plan to reporters.

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