Palin speaks out after leaving Fox
January 27th, 2013
05:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Palin speaks out after leaving Fox

(CNN) - One day after Fox News confirmed that it and Sarah Palin had parted ways, the former Alaska governor spoke out Saturday on why she decided to leave her gig as a paid contributor.

In an interview with the conservative news outlet Breitbart, Palin said she wants to share her values "more broadly" rather than "preach to the choir."
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Filed under: Fox News • Sarah Palin
January 27th, 2013
03:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama publicly thanks Clinton in '60 Minutes' interview

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Hillary Clinton will go down "as one of the finest secretaries of state" as he sat next to her in their first joint interview Sunday night on CBS's "60 Minutes."

"The main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say 'thank you,'" he said when asked why he wanted to do the interview with his former political foe.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
Obama motorcade zooms past Bill and Hillary Clinton
January 27th, 2013
02:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama motorcade zooms past Bill and Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – People aren't kidding when they say Washington can be a small town.

While President Obama was returning from his daughter's basketball game Sunday, his motorcade sped past Bill and Hillary Clinton as they were walking a dog.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
January 27th, 2013
01:50 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP needs to back immigration overhaul, lawmakers say

(CNN) - The Republican Party's steep deficit among Latino voters last November will boost a new effort by the Obama administration to overhaul U.S. immigration laws, leading lawmakers from both parties said Sunday.

President Barack Obama is expected to kick off the push Tuesday with a speech in Las Vegas and to lay out more specifics during his State of the Union address on February 12. Obama has called addressing immigration the top legislative priority of his second term, and a group of Democratic and Republican senators says it plans to lay out its framework for a bill this week.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama • Republicans
Feinstein 'would love' a Clinton run in 2016
January 27th, 2013
01:06 PM ET
1 year ago

Feinstein 'would love' a Clinton run in 2016

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton has brushed off the idea of a 2016 presidential run, but Sen. Dianne Feinstein isn’t listening.

The Democratic senator from California was not in shy in expressing her support Sunday for the outgoing secretary of state and a potential second White House bid by Clinton.
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Secret Service dog falls to its death from roof of New Orleans parking deck
A Belgian Malinois, similar to this one, is one of the breeds used by the Secret Service, law enforcement agencies and military units around the world.
January 27th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Secret Service dog falls to its death from roof of New Orleans parking deck

(CNN) – A Secret Service dog fell to its death Saturday night while doing a sweep of a multi-story parking deck near a hotel where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking.

The Belgian Malinois fell from the roof of the six-story deck adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans where Biden was speaking at a fundraiser for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, reported CNN affiliate WWL.

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Filed under: Secret Service
January 27th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Retired top generals back Hagel

(CNN) – Days before Chuck Hagel sits down for Senate hearings on his nomination to be secretary of defense, the former senator received vocal support from two retired generals on Sunday.

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and former CIA director and retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden both said on CNN's "State of the Union" that they expect Hagel to work well as the Defense Department chief.
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Paul Ryan questions Obama's grasp of economy
January 27th, 2013
12:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul Ryan questions Obama's grasp of economy

(CNN) – Former GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday that President Barack Obama doesn't appreciate the seriousness of the nation's economic situation. "I don't think that the president actually thinks we're having a fiscal crisis," Ryan said.

Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," his first live national television interview since last year's election, Ryan shared his thoughts on the nation's fiscal health and whether he'll run for president in 2016.
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Filed under: 2016 • Debt • Deficit • Paul Ryan
January 27th, 2013
10:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Feinstein: NRA is 'venal'

(CNN) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday described the National Rifle Association as the biggest stumbling block to passing her assault weapons ban proposal.

"The NRA is venal. They come after you, they put together large amounts of money to defeat you," she said on CNN's "State of the Union." "They did this in '93, and they intend to continue it."
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Filed under: Dianne Feinstein • Gun control • Gun rights • Senate • TV-State of the Union
Obama questions whether risks of football worth it for college players
January 27th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama questions whether risks of football worth it for college players

Washington (CNN) - The lifelong neurological maladies that some football players face have led President Barack Obama - a longtime Chicago Bears fan - to question whether the risks are worth it for college players.

In an interview released online Sunday, Obama said if he had a son, he'd "have to think long and hard before I let him play football."
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Filed under: President Obama
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