Flake calls a GOP presidential candidate endorsing same-sex marriage ‘inevitable’
March 31st, 2013
04:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Flake calls a GOP presidential candidate endorsing same-sex marriage ‘inevitable’

(CNN) - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Sunday that it is certain that a presidential candidate from the Republican Party will endorse same-sex marriage.

Asked whether he could support a Republican presidential candidate someday who supported same-sex marriage on NBC's "Meet the Press," he replied, "I think that's inevitable. There will be one, and that I think he'll receive Republican support, or she will. I think that … the answer is yes."
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Filed under: Jeff Flake • Same-sex marriage
Clinton's first paid speech to be in April
March 31st, 2013
03:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Clinton's first paid speech to be in April

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver her first paid speech since leaving office last month in late April, according to a Democratic source close to Clinton.

The source told CNN the speech will be to the National Multi Housing Council in Dallas on April 24. The source did not disclose how much Clinton is being paid for the speech.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Kim Jong Un and North Korea's military
March 31st, 2013
02:21 PM ET
1 year ago

House Homeland Security member: North Korea not bluffing

(CNN) - Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Sunday that the recent provocative, warmongering rhetoric out of North Korea is no "empty threat."

He qualified that by explaining he does not fear the North launching a successful attack on the U.S. mainland, but is concerned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "is trying to establish himself ... trying to be the tough guy," and may "box himself in" and need to display some level of military might.
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Filed under: North Korea • Peter King
March 31st, 2013
12:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: On Easter, meet Congress' chaplains

(CNN) - These two men are the spiritual advisers to a troubled flock: they are Fr. Patrick Conroy and retired Rear Adm. Barry Black, chaplains of the House and Senate respectively.

One of them originally wanted to be a member of Congress himself, and says of his current post, "God remembered my bucket list."

The two men spoke with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about their unusual jobs ahead of Easter.


Filed under: Congress • TV-State of the Union
Obama attends church on Easter
The Obama family is seen walking outside the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church in this file photo.
March 31st, 2013
12:14 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama attends church on Easter

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his family attended a church service on Easter at St. John's Episcopal Church, which is across the street from the White House.

"Happy Easter, everybody," he said while walking to the service with first lady Michelle Obama and the couple's two daughters.
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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Graham won't join gun legislation filibuster
March 31st, 2013
12:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham won't join gun legislation filibuster

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham does not support extending background checks to gun sales between two individuals, nor does he think such a bill would pass the Senate, but he said Sunday he will not hold the measure up with a filibuster

"The only way I would filibuster a bill is if Sen. (Harry) Reid did not allow alternative amendments," the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Lindsey Graham • Mark Kelly
Senators expect immigration legislation this week
March 31st, 2013
10:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Senators expect immigration legislation this week

(CNN) - Members of the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators working out immigration overhaul legislation said Sunday they expect to have a draft bill agreeable to their circle by the end of this week. But Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, a member of the group, issued a statement saying it was too soon to consider the deal struck.

"I'm encouraged by reports of an agreement between business groups and unions on the issue of guest workers. However, reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature," he wrote.
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Super PAC preparing for Clinton candidacy beefs up fund-raising wing
March 31st, 2013
08:42 AM ET
1 year ago

Super PAC preparing for Clinton candidacy beefs up fund-raising wing

(CNN) - The group's name says it all: The "Ready For Hillary PAC" is increasingly its readiness for a possible future presidential bid from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

A source familiar with the group's fund-raising plans told CNN on Sunday that the group has brought on board a national finance director and is assembling a team of regional fund-raising leaders.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Sides reach broad agreement on immigrant guest workers
March 30th, 2013
05:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Sides reach broad agreement on immigrant guest workers

Washington (CNN) - Business and labor negotiators working to hammer out a deal on an immigrant guest worker program have reached broad agreement, a source familiar with the talks said Saturday, eliminating one major hurdle to legislation revamping the nation's immigration system.

Business leaders and labor groups had been working to develop a plan on guest workers, tackling major sticking points on how much workers would be paid and the number of workers that would be allowed into the country each year.

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Filed under: Immigration
Obama takes in Syracuse-Marquette game
March 30th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama takes in Syracuse-Marquette game

(CNN) – March is almost over, but the madness continues for President Barack Obama, who took in Saturday’s Syracuse-Marquette matchup at Washington’s Verizon Center.

Obama picked neither team to reach the Elite Eight on his NCAA bracket, which he described as “busted” earlier this week.

“I think my women’s bracket is doing much better than my men’s bracket,” he said after Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony for the new Secret Service chief.


Filed under: President Obama
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