Rep. Braley to run for Senate in Iowa
February 7th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Braley to run for Senate in Iowa

(CNN) – With just two words, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley publicly announced Thursday he's running for the Senate seat currently held by retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.

"I'm in," the congressman posted on Twitter, linking to a Facebook page with the sprawling slogan: "Bruce for Iowa."
FULL POST


Filed under: Iowa • Senate
February 7th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Panetta: Not enough time to respond to Benghazi attack

(CNN) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified Thursday that the Defense Department didn't have enough time to get armed military assets to Benghazi to fend off a deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in September.

The attack left four Americans dead, including Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Leon Panetta • Libya
Rubio: I'm no savior
February 7th, 2013
10:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Rubio: I'm no savior

(CNN) – Time Magazine may have named Sen. Marco Rubio "the Republican savior" on the cover of its latest issue, but the Florida Republican is a bit more modest.

FULL POST


Filed under: Marco Rubio
Religion, readability and the presidency: a historic combination
February 7th, 2013
10:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Religion, readability and the presidency: a historic combination

Washington (CNN) - Employing faith, whether calling for nationwide prayer or healing the nation by quoting scripture, is a presidential tradition as old as the office itself.

The nation’s first president, George Washington, was also the first to call for a National Day of Prayer, one of “fasting, humiliation and prayer” to “acknowledge the gracious interpositions of Providence.”

FULL STORY

Filed under: Belief Blog • Faith
Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats
February 7th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats

Washington (CNN) – House and Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2014 will get a boost from their party's most recognizable face when President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail in 2013.

Democratic Party officials confirmed Thursday that the president would hold 14 fund-raising events this year for Congressional Democrats, details that appeared first in the New York Times.
FULL POST


Filed under: Democrats • President Obama
Poll: Americans back drone attacks, but not on U.S. citizens abroad
February 7th, 2013
10:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Americans back drone attacks, but not on U.S. citizens abroad

(CNN) - As CIA Director-nominee John Brennan faces questions Thursday in his Senate confirmation hearings, polls show a vast majority of Americans back the use of military drones–a tactic strongly supported by Brennan.

According to a poll conducted in December, well before the president tapped his top counterterrorism adviser for the nomination, three-quarters of Americans said they support the use of unmanned aerial vehicles abroad to target non-American citizens deemed as threats to the United States.
FULL POST


Filed under: John Brennan • Polls
February 7th, 2013
08:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Dick Morris: 'I was wrong at the top of my lungs'

(CNN) – A political analyst who predicted that GOP nominee Mitt Romney would win the White House in November says Fox News may have ousted him from their payroll to make him a "poster child."

Fox did not renew its contract with Dick Morris, he said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Wednesday. The conservative pollster said the reason is "because I was wrong, and I was wrong at the top of my lungs."
FULL POST


Filed under: Fox News • TV-Piers Morgan
TIME: Marco Rubio, immigrant son
February 7th, 2013
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

TIME: Marco Rubio, immigrant son

(TIME) - Oriales García Rubio knows how it feels to want more. When she was a girl in central Cuba in the 1930s, her family of nine lived in a one-room house with a dirt floor. Her dolls were Coke bottles dressed in rags. She dreamed of becoming an actress. Instead she married a security guard, moved with him to the U.S. and found work as a hotel maid. Her husband got a job as a bartender while starting a series of failed businesses—a vegetable stand, a dry cleaner, a grocery. They never had much. But their house had a real floor. Their daughters had real dolls. They sent all four of their children to college to chase their own dreams.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Marco Rubio • Time.com
Protesters disrupt Senate hearing; CIA nominee faces scrutiny over drones
February 7th, 2013
07:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Protesters disrupt Senate hearing; CIA nominee faces scrutiny over drones

Washington (CNN) – A hearing on President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA was temporarily halted on Thursday after protesters repeatedly prevented John Brennan from speaking.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ordered the room cleared of spectators after a fifth person began shouting as Brennan began his opening statement.

FULL STORY

Filed under: CIA • John Brennan • Senate
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, February 07, 2013
February 7th, 2013
04:36 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, February 07, 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.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL

CNN: Obama to release document on targeted killings to Congress
The Senate Intelligence Committee will receive a classified document Thursday that seeks to justify the administration's policy of targeting Americans overseas via drone attacks, chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said.

CNN: Panetta warns of degraded military readiness from spending cuts
Furloughed workers, reduced combat readiness, shrunken naval operations and cuts to Air Force flying hours and weapons maintenance. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listed those consequences as he provided a stark warning on Wednesday about the effects of impending budget cuts on the military unless Congress acts to avert them.

FULL POST


Filed under: Political Hot Topics
newer posts »