Gingrich on 'The Apprentice'?
March 7th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich on 'The Apprentice'?

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's open to the idea of appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice," adding it would be good for Republicans to engage in "shows like that."

"Oh sure," he said, when asked about the idea. "Why not?"
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Newt Gingrich
President signs Violence Against Women Act
March 7th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

President signs Violence Against Women Act

(CNN) - Saying it was a "day of the advocates, a day of the survivors," President Obama signed an expanded Violence Against Women Act on Thursday in Washington.

"This is your victory," Obama said. "And this victory shows that when the American people make their voices heard, Washington listens."

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Filed under: President Obama
March 7th, 2013
02:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Rand Paul 'happy' with drone response

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul ended his quest Thursday to block a vote on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director after he received an answer from the Obama administration about his question on drones.

Paul's decision to back down cleared the way for a final Senate vote this afternoon, and the chamber confirmed Brennan in a 63-34 vote that crossed party lines.
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Rand Paul
March 7th, 2013
01:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Rand Paul on filibuster: 'We had no plan'

(CNN) – The decision to take to the Senate floor with questions on drones was a last minute one, Sen. Rand Paul explained in an exclusive interview with CNN Thursday, detailing how he wasn't totally prepared to remain standing for thirteen hours straight.

"We had no plan and I had the wrong shoes on, my feet were hurting the whole day," Paul told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, adding that since the Senate leadership typically decides who speaks on the Senate floor, it's often difficult to begin a traditional filibuster.
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Filed under: Congress • Rand Paul
McCain, Graham snipe at Paul for filibuster
March 7th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain, Graham snipe at Paul for filibuster

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul's epic filibuster Wednesday garnered a swell of support, both from fellow Republicans on the Senate floor, and online among his base of grassroots libertarians.

But at least two of his colleagues weren't so impressed.
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Filed under: John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Rand Paul
Senate panel agrees to new legislation on guns
March 7th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Senate panel agrees to new legislation on guns

Washington (CNN) - A bill that would toughen laws on gun trafficking and straw purchases of firearms got the OK from the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday to be sent on to the full chamber for consideration.

The measure would make it harder for Mexican drug cartels to get their hands on guns sold in the United States and would punish those buying firearms or ammunition for criminals, said panel chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Senate
Ryan's balanced budget quest
March 7th, 2013
10:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan's balanced budget quest

New York (CNNMoney) - House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan will release the latest version of his budget proposal on Tuesday.

The 2014 plan, he promises, will balance the federal budget in 10 years.

Is that possible?

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Filed under: Budget • Paul Ryan
Colbert Busch hits airwaves in South Carolina House race
March 7th, 2013
10:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Colbert Busch hits airwaves in South Carolina House race

(CNN) – Elizabeth Colbert Busch, one of two Democratic candidates vying for the U.S. House seat in South Carolina, is out with an ad Thursday touting her business background.

Colbert Busch is the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, who attended a fundraiser for the candidate at a bowling alley in Charleston two weeks ago.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
What Obama and senators ate at dinner
March 7th, 2013
09:46 AM ET
2 years ago

What Obama and senators ate at dinner

(CNN) - What was on the table Wednesday night when President Barack Obama and twelve GOP senators sat down for dinner? Aside from a major impasse over reducing the federal deficit, there was striped bass and filet of beef.

A special menu was created at Plume restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington for the event, based on their normal prix fixe offering, which costs $85 per person, excluding tax, tip, and beverages. Click here to see the special menu created for the dinner, or click past the jump to see what was offered.
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Filed under: President Obama
Obama dinner with Republicans signals shift in approach
March 7th, 2013
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama dinner with Republicans signals shift in approach

(CNN) – The dinner between President Barack Obama and a group of Senate Republicans on Wednesday - described by different attendees as "honest," "interactive," and "cordial" - launched the latest attempt by the chief executive to cultivate alliances with rivals who have stood opposed to his policy proposals.

On Thursday, Obama invited Rep. Paul Ryan and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Republican and Democrat on the House Budget Committee, to lunch at the White House. And next week he'll attend meetings on Capitol Hill with the entire House and Senate Republican coalitions, along with members of his own party.
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Filed under: Congress • President Obama
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