2016 Watch: Bush to speak at major conservative conference
February 5th, 2013
10:13 AM ET
2 years ago

2016 Watch: Bush to speak at major conservative conference

Washington (CNN) - Add another big name to the growing list of possible 2016 GOP White House hopefuls who will speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, a popular cattle call for Republicans considering bids for the White House.

The American Conservative Union, which runs the annual gathering, said Tuesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will address the conference, which this year will be held March 14-16.
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Hillary Clinton stokes 2016 speculation with website
Clinton's photo from her website at left and a photo of Clinton on her last day at the state department at right.
February 5th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Hillary Clinton stokes 2016 speculation with website

(CNN) - If a picture says a thousand words, some may be reading this one as "Hillary Clinton 2016."

An attention-grabbing photo of Clinton - without the glasses she has worn since her recent concussion - boldly sits atop a new website, HillaryClintonOffice.com, which was registered on January 31 as she left her post as secretary of state last week.
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Rand Paul says Navy sniper was 'hero'
February 5th, 2013
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Rand Paul says Navy sniper was 'hero'

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul rushed to show support Tuesday for slain Navy sniper Chris Kyle after Paul's father, former Rep. Ron Paul, drew criticism for asserting a political opinion in a Tweet about Kyle's death.

"Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country. Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time," Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, told Breitbart.com.
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Tax breaks: Where big money is
February 5th, 2013
08:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Tax breaks: Where big money is

New York (CNNMoney) – If Congress and President Obama are ever going to get serious about tax reform, they will have to rethink some of the biggest and most popular tax breaks.

It won't be easy.

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Filed under: Taxes
February 5th, 2013
08:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Christie takes fat jokes in stride (and with a donut)

(CNN) – His waistline could become a major factor of a potential 2016 presidential bid, but Chris Christie was all laughs Monday reflecting on his weight.

As he sat on David Letterman's couch - facing the comedian who often jabs fun at his weight - the New Jersey governor pulled a donut from his pocket and started nibbling away.
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Texas to California businesses: Move here!
February 5th, 2013
07:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Texas to California businesses: Move here!

New York (CNNMoney) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has three words of advice for California businesses: Move to Texas.

Perry has launched a high-profile battle for California companies, running radio ads in California touting the Lone Star State's low taxes and favorable business climate. The ads will be heard in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire area east of Los Angeles.

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Filed under: California • Rick Perry • Texas
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
February 5th, 2013
05:17 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, February 05, 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: Obama still backs new gun ban; top senator less certain
President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons.

CNN Security Clearance: Kerry: 'I have huge heels to fill'
Secretary of State John Kerry says that he has "big heels to fill" as Hillary Clinton's successor and promised to keep U.S. diplomats abroad safe. Kerry was greeted by cheering employees at the State Department as he arrived for his first day of work on Monday. As the first man in the post in eight years, Kerry referred to Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, his two most recent predecessors, asking: "Can a man actually run the State Department?" "I don't know," he joked. "As the saying goes, I have big heels to fill."

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