Tweet of the Day: Senator's '#veryuncomfortable' moment
March 11th, 2013
03:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Tweet of the Day: Senator's '#veryuncomfortable' moment

(CNN) - Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, was not happy after her encounter with Transportation Security Agency screeners on Monday.


Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Tweet of the Day
March 11th, 2013
03:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Gabby Giffords' husband buys assault weapon

(CNN) – Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and an outspoken advocate for new gun control measures, purchased an AR-15 assault rifle in Tucson recently as a demonstration of what he says are unobtrusive background checks.

The retired space shuttle commander wrote on his Facebook page he would turn in the weapon – which he said he hadn't yet obtained - to the city's police department.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun rights
White House, Obama loyalists defend president's outside group
March 11th, 2013
03:15 PM ET
1 year ago

White House, Obama loyalists defend president's outside group

Washington (CNN) - It's an organization billed as being no different from the Democratic National Committee. But its defenders say the group is seeking a bipartisan agenda, on behalf of the president. And it's going to raise a lot of money.

Welcome to the grey area inhabited by President Obama's post-election political organization, Organizing for Action. Its initials OFA are, of course, intended to harken back to the name given to the president's reelection outfit, Obama for America.
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Debbie Dingell considering Senate bid in Michigan
Debbie Dingell (R) pictured with Rep. Eric Cantor (C) and her husband Rep. John Dingell (L) in February. Rep. Dingell delivered fresh Paczki to Cantor and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, to celebrate Paczki Day.
March 11th, 2013
02:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Debbie Dingell considering Senate bid in Michigan

(CNN) – Debbie Dingell, longtime Democratic activist and wife of veteran Rep. John Dingell, is seriously considering a run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan next year, a knowledgeable source told CNN.

A Democratic National Committeewoman, Dingell has been approached by multiple people in Michigan and Washington about a potential bid.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Michigan • Senate
Desperate times: Marines told to 'save every round'
March 11th, 2013
02:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Desperate times: Marines told to 'save every round'

(CNN) – United States Marines are being told to preserve ammunition and gasoline as a deal softening the impact of automatic spending cuts continues to elude leaders in Washington.

Marine Corps Commandant James Amos urged personnel in a video posted online Friday to "save every round, every gallon of gas," and to "take every single aspect or opportunity in training to get the most bang for the buck," a reminder of the cuts' immediate effect on the U.S. military.
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Filed under: Pentagon
How Obama plans to save Medicare
March 11th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
1 year ago

How Obama plans to save Medicare

New York (CNNMoney) – The White House often says President Obama has a plan for reforming entitlements, particularly Medicare.

However, the specifics of that proposal don't spring to mind as easily as the reforms being bandied about in Republican circles, such as providing seniors with vouchers to pay for premiums or raising the retirement age.

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Filed under: Medicare • President Obama
March 11th, 2013
12:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Ashley Judd not decided on Senate race

(CNN) – Actress and activist Ashley Judd is "very serious" but hasn't made a decision yet about running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, according to a knowledgeable source.

A Democrat, Judd would challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican in the upper chamber, for his seat in Kentucky. Judd spent part of her childhood in the Bluegrass State and went to the University of Kentucky.
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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Kentucky • Senate
Number-two Senate Democrat to run for re-election next year
March 11th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Number-two Senate Democrat to run for re-election next year

Washington (CNN) – Democrats apparently have one less thing to worry about as they try to keep control of the Senate in 2014: Dick Durbin isn't retiring.

A source familiar with the Senate majority whip's thinking confirms to CNN that Durbin next year will seek a fourth term in office. There was recent speculation that the Illinois Democrat, 68, would not run for re-election in 2014.
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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Illinois • Senate
First lady promotes fruits, vegetables, kickboxing
March 11th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
1 year ago

First lady promotes fruits, vegetables, kickboxing

(CNN) – Michelle Obama may be the first first lady who can kick your butt.

In comments as part of a "Twitter Town Hall" she hosted Monday morning, the first lady said kickboxing is her favorite stress reliever. Of course, she also said children should be exercising 60 minutes a day and that they should steer clear of processed foods whenever possible.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama
GOP outreach takes RNC chairman to Brooklyn
March 11th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP outreach takes RNC chairman to Brooklyn

(CNN) – Call it the last stop before the GOP's listening tour pulls into the station.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus heads to New York City for what the RNC touts as "an African-American engagement and listening session with African American business, political and governmental leaders."
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Filed under: New York • Reince Priebus • Republicans
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