February 26th, 2013
11:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Boehner to Senate: Get off your a**

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner had some choice words Tuesday for his colleagues in the Senate over the forced spending cuts set to begin Friday.

Boehner, known for his at-times colorful language, said the House won't move a budget bill until the Senate "gets off their ass and begins to do something."
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Harry Reid • John Boehner • Senate
February 26th, 2013
10:41 AM ET
1 year ago

Top Republicans sign brief supporting same-sex marriage

(CNN) – As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear cases on same-sex marriage next month, dozens of high-profile Republicans have signed onto a brief in a show of support for gay couples to legally wed.

The amicus or “friend of the court” legal brief, first reported by the New York Times, includes signatures by close advisers to former President George W. Bush as well as former governors and two members of Congress.
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S.C. political ad: 'Sugar, would you give me one more chance?'
February 26th, 2013
08:54 AM ET
1 year ago

S.C. political ad: 'Sugar, would you give me one more chance?'

(CNN) – Republican candidate Teddy Turner, son of CNN founder Ted Turner, took to parody in his latest television ad, urging voters against choosing a "career politician" for the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

In the 30-second television spot, a smarmy actor looks directly into the camera as he holds a glass of wine and pleads with a smug smile for the viewer to take him back.
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Filed under: Ads • House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina • Teddy Turner
In Chicago election dominated by gun violence, New York's mayor makes big imprint
February 26th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

In Chicago election dominated by gun violence, New York's mayor makes big imprint

(CNN) - Gun control is front and center in the first congressional special election of 2013, a Chicago contest that's also feeling the heavy involvement of New York City's mayor, who's spent more than $2 million on the race.

Tuesday's primary election is the first step in filling the vacant seat in Illinois' second congressional district, which until recently was held by Democrat Jesse Jackson, Jr., who pleaded guilty in federal court last week to using campaign funds for personal use.
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Filed under: Congress • Illinois
CNN Washington AM Note
February 26th, 2013
05:45 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: 1st rocket fired from Gaza into Israel since November cease-fire

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel on Tuesday in the first such attack since a cease-fire took hold in November. Israeli police said it did not receive any reports of injuries from the rocket, which landed on a road outside the town of Ashkelon, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Gaza.

CNN: 14 killed as hot air balloon explodes, plummets in Egypt

Fourteen tourists taking a hot air balloon ride in southern Egypt were killed Tuesday when the balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground, authorities said. It was the deadliest hot air balloon accident in the world in at least 20 years. Twenty-one people were in the balloon when it dropped about 300 meters (almost 1,000 feet) in the city of Luxor, the Egyptian interior ministry said.

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Blizzard batters U.S. heartland, spreads snowy mess into the Midwest

A brutal blizzard that has already whipped the southern Plains set its sights on Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, where it's expected to dump more than a foot of snow Tuesday. The powerful storm system is a second straight punch to the gut for a region hit by record snowfall a week ago.

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Filed under: Washington AM Note
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