Biden lends support to La. Democrat in GOP country
January 26th, 2013
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden lends support to La. Democrat in GOP country

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden was back on the campaign trail Saturday, stumping in Louisiana for Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Landrieu, a Democrat in red Louisiana, could face an uphill battle for a fourth term in 2014.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu
Several early states pick new party leadership
January 26th, 2013
04:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Several early states pick new party leadership

(CNN) - Republicans in New Hampshire and Democrats in Iowa and Florida elected new party leaders Saturday.

In New Hampshire, Jennifer Horn, a party activist who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House in 2008 and 2010, was chosen to lead the NH GOP.
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Filed under: Florida • Iowa • New Hampshire
Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances
January 26th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan expects second Obama term to help future GOP chances

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, joined the voices laying out a path for the future of the GOP, saying in a Saturday speech that President Barack Obama's second term presents both new challenges and opportunities for his party.

"In the president's first term, we argued against big government in theory. In his second, we will argue against it in practice," he said at a summit of conservative leaders organized by the National Review Institute, a group connected to the conservative magazine. His prepared remarks were posted online by the organization.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Wisconsin
January 26th, 2013
12:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Gun control advocates march as nation reels from school shootings

Washington (CNN) - Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence.

On a cold day, a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance."

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Filed under: Gun control • Washington
Sen. Harkin, Iowa Democrat, won't seek 6th term
January 26th, 2013
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Harkin, Iowa Democrat, won't seek 6th term

(CNN) - Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat who has represented Iowa in the U.S. Senate since 1984, will not seek re-election in 2014.

"I have the privilege to be able to make this decision on my own terms, which not everyone can, and I'm deeply grateful to the people of Iowa that I do have that opportunity. I've been extremely fortunate," he said in a written statement, adding he does not "by any means plan to retire completely from public life at the end of this Congress."
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Filed under: Iowa • Tom Harkin
Kennedy personal items up for auction
January 26th, 2013
09:26 AM ET
2 years ago

JFK keepsakes belonging to close pal up for auction

(CNN) - If you want to bring a piece of Camelot home to your castle, Presidents Day weekend will bring a rare opportunity.

You could win a piece of presidential history - actually, hundreds of them.

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Filed under: John F. Kennedy
Economy at center stage in weekly addresses
January 26th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Economy at center stage in weekly addresses

(CNN) - It's all about the economy.

President Barack Obama and Sen. John Thune's points could hardly be more different, but each argued Saturday in their weekly address that their proposal would benefit the economy.
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Filed under: John Thune • President Obama