Hillary super PAC gearing up
January 28th, 2013
11:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Hillary super PAC gearing up

(CNN) – As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes her exit from Foggy Bottom, there’s a super PAC already waiting in the wings to support her in a potential 2016 presidential run.

While the group, “Ready for Hillary,” won’t go live with its website for another two or three weeks, its founders filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.

Before Hillary Clinton steps down as Secretary of State, her exit interview takes place in The Situation Room! Watch it today at 5 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Obama to press immigration Tuesday
January 28th, 2013
09:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to press immigration Tuesday

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama travels to Las Vegas on Tuesday to highlight his immigration proposals, he will not introduce new legislation, according to senior administration officials.

He will press for quick action on immigration reform and share more details about his immigration proposal, which includes a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.
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Filed under: Immigration • Nevada • President Obama
January 28th, 2013
09:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Skeptical congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match

(CNN) - It's about time for some bipartisan...skeet shooting?

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting, a sport where participants fire shotguns to break airborne clay disks.
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Filed under: Gun control • Marsha Blackburn • President Obama
House bipartisan effort on immigration underway, with input from Paul Ryan
January 28th, 2013
07:39 PM ET
2 years ago

House bipartisan effort on immigration underway, with input from Paul Ryan

Washington (CNN) – While much of the attention focused on the Senate's "Gang of Eight" bipartisan framework for overhauling immigration policy, a similar effort has been going on under the radar in the House to draft a bipartisan plan.

A group of House Republicans and Democrats have worked for weeks behind the scenes to put together their own proposal, according to aides briefed on the discussions.
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Filed under: House • Immigration • Paul Ryan
January 28th, 2013
06:40 PM ET
2 years ago

A month of outrage later, Senate passes Sandy relief

(CNN) – The Senate approved more than $50 billion in aid to states battered by Superstorm Sandy on Monday, four weeks after a delay that sparked bipartisan fury from Northeastern lawmakers.

The money includes grant funding for owners of homes and businesses, as well as funding for public improvement projects on the electrical grid, hospitals and transit systems to prevent damage from future storms. In a statement from the White House, President Barack Obama said he would sign the measure "as soon as it hits my desk."

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Filed under: Senate
January 28th, 2013
05:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Why this time? On immigration, McCain points to 'elections'

(CNN) – A bipartisan group of senators expressed confidence Monday in their proposal for major immigration reform. But after the last big congressional push failed in 2007, many are asking why it would work this time around.

"Elections. Elections," Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday in a press conference, when CNN's Dana Bash asked what was behind the optimism. "The Republican Party is losing the support of our Hispanic citizens and we realize that there are many issues on which we think we are in agreement with our Hispanic citizens but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens."
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Filed under: Immigration • John McCain • The Situation Room
CNN's GUT CHECK for January 28, 2013
January 28th, 2013
05:27 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for January 28, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for January 28, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: POSSIBLE COMPROMISE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM TAKES SHAPE Undocumented immigrants would be able to seek legal status without first going home under a compromise framework floated Monday by a bipartisan group of senators, according to a source familiar with the plan. The outline for a possible immigration reform bill reflects a mainstream Republican willingness to compromise on what President Barack Obama calls a top priority of his second term. However, conservatives immediately voiced their opposition to providing undocumented immigrants a path to legal status, especially in the Republican-led House. – Dana Bash and Tom Cohen

INTRIGUING: THE PRESIDENT GOES SKEET SHOOTING In an interview with the New Republic, President Obama said he goes shooting ‘all the time.’ OBAMA: “Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time. I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas.”

… BUT YOU CAN’T SEE IT: The White House says it will not release a photo of Obama skeet shooting. CNN’s Jessica Yellin asked Press Secretary Jay Carney why there are no photos during Monday’s White House briefing:

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CNN's GUT CHECK for January 28, 2013
January 28th, 2013
05:27 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for January 28, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for January 28, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: POSSIBLE COMPROMISE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM TAKES SHAPE Undocumented immigrants would be able to seek legal status without first going home under a compromise framework floated Monday by a bipartisan group of senators, according to a source familiar with the plan. The outline for a possible immigration reform bill reflects a mainstream Republican willingness to compromise on what President Barack Obama calls a top priority of his second term. However, conservatives immediately voiced their opposition to providing undocumented immigrants a path to legal status, especially in the Republican-led House. – Dana Bash and Tom Cohen

INTRIGUING: THE PRESIDENT GOES SKEET SHOOTING In an interview with the New Republic, President Obama said he goes shooting ‘all the time.’ OBAMA: “Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time. I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas.”

… BUT YOU CAN’T SEE IT: The White House says it will not release a photo of Obama skeet shooting. CNN’s Jessica Yellin asked Press Secretary Jay Carney why there are no photos during Monday’s White House briefing:

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Massachusetts likely to hold special election on June 25
January 28th, 2013
03:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Massachusetts likely to hold special election on June 25

(CNN) – June 25 marks the "probable" date for the special election to replace Democratic Sen. John Kerry, William F. Galvin, the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth, told CNN Monday.

As the president's pick for U.S. secretary of state, Kerry sailed through his confirmation hearings last week and is expected to be confirmed as early as Tuesday. Should he submit his resignation this week, "that will set the clock going," Galvin said, referring to the Massachusetts law that stipulates a special election must occur 145-160 days after the seat becomes vacant.
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Filed under: Deval Patrick • Ed Markey • John Kerry • Massachusetts • Senate
Signals? Biden vs. Clinton in Obama interview likely much ado about nothing
January 28th, 2013
02:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Signals? Biden vs. Clinton in Obama interview likely much ado about nothing

Washington (CNN) - We're still a long way away from 2016, but the picture of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sitting side by side in a prime-time television network interview is creating a lot of buzz.

While some people are speculating that by sitting for an interview for the first time with someone other than his wife, the president was some how signaling support for any possible White House bid by Clinton (very doubtful), the real campaign news from the interview appeared to be the outgoing secretary of state's leaving the door open to a 2016 run.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
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