Messina defends OFA from criticism; says won't take corporate cash
March 7th, 2013
08:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Messina defends OFA from criticism; says won't take corporate cash

Washington (CNN) – Jim Messina is pushing back against criticism that the group he chairs, Organizing for Action, is a special interest group for President Barack Obama that offers access to the president to top dollar donors.

And in a new op-ed on CNN.com Thursday morning, Messina also announced that OFA, which was created from the grassroots wing of the president's 2012 re-election campaign, will not "accept contributions from corporations, federal lobbyists or foreign donors."
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Obama invites House budget chiefs to lunch
March 7th, 2013
08:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama invites House budget chiefs to lunch

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has invited Rep. Paul Ryan and Rep. Chris Van Hollen to lunch at the White House Thursday, according to a White House official. Ryan chairs the House Budget Committee and Van Hollen is the ranking minority member of the committee.


Filed under: Chris Van Hollen • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Arkansas lawmakers back nation's most restrictive abortion bill
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe vetoed the bill, saying it "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court," but his veto was overridden by the legislature.
March 7th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Arkansas lawmakers back nation's most restrictive abortion bill

(CNN) - Overriding a veto by Arkansas' Democratic governor, the state's Republican-controlled House and Senate approved a bill to ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy - the most restrictive such law in the country.

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, vetoed the bill Monday, saying it "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court."

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Filed under: Abortion • Arkansas
First on CNN: MoveOn backs Markey in Massachusetts
March 7th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: MoveOn backs Markey in Massachusetts

(CNN) – The liberal group, MoveOn.org, endorsed Democratic Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts on Thursday in his bid for the Democratic nomination in his state’s open U.S. Senate race.

According to a survey of its 219,000 members in the Bay State, MoveOn found that 94% voted to endorse Markey, well above its two-thirds threshold for endorsing a candidate. Rep. Stephen Lynch, a social conservative from South Boston, is also running for the Democratic nomination.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • MoveOn • Senate
Poll: Clinton, Christie fare best in possible 2016 showdowns
March 7th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Clinton, Christie fare best in possible 2016 showdowns

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton vs. Chris Christie.

It's an intriguing 2016 presidential showdown.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Polls
CNN Washington AM Note
March 7th, 2013
05:54 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Rand Paul's #filiblizzard filibuster

Sen. Rand Paul ended his day-long filibuster at 12:38 a.m. Thursday, almost 13 hours after he began speaking. The Kentucky Republican tried to stall a confirmation vote on CIA Director nominee John Brennan. He took to the Senate floor at 11:47 a.m. ET.

URGENT – North Korea Drills

– (CNN) - North Korea was conducting drills throughout its territory Thursday, the South Korean defense ministry said, adding that they were "unusually grand-scaled." "We are tightening guard and stepping up readiness in case any unexpected or planned provocation happen from North Korea," said Kwon Ki Hyeon of the South Korean defense ministry.'

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March 7th, 2013
12:45 AM ET
1 year ago

Rand Paul ends filibuster

Washington (CNN) – After almost 13 hours, Sen. Rand Paul yielded the Senate floor, ending his filibuster over the nomination of John Brennan for CIA head.


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