NRA sues over New York gun control
March 21st, 2013
08:39 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA sues over New York gun control

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association's New York state affiliate filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Buffalo contesting the constitutionality of the SAFE Act, the sweeping gun-control bill Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in January, the group announced in a press release.

The new laws fortify New York's existing assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets allowed in ammunition magazines and strengthen rules that govern the mentally ill, which includes a requirement to report potentially harmful behavior.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Gun control • Gun rights • New York • NRA
Hillary Clinton to speak next month in New York
March 21st, 2013
08:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Hillary Clinton to speak next month in New York

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make one of her first public appearances since leaving the Obama administration when she speaks at the annual Women in the World Summit next month, the Daily Beast and Newsweek, presenters of the summit, announced Thursday.

Clinton has attended the New York summit every year since it started in 2010. This year's event takes place April 4 and 5.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • New York
March 21st, 2013
07:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Third-grader asks Christie to run for president

(CNN) – After a third grader asked Republican Gov. Chris Christie whether he plans to run for president in 2016, he responded with a question of his own.

"Do you work for MSNBC?" he joked at a town hall.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
March 21st, 2013
07:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Yoko Ono tweets photo of Lennon's bloody glasses

(CNN) – Yoko Ono has entered the debate over gun control with a handful of tweets and one arresting image.

On Wednesday, the artist and activist posted a snapshot of a pair of bloody glasses, frames that her late husband John Lennon was wearing on the day he was murdered outside of his New York home.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights
Some immigration detainees back in custody weeks after surprise release
March 21st, 2013
06:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Some immigration detainees back in custody weeks after surprise release

Ridgeland, South Carolina (CNN) – After months in an immigration detention facility, Hector Adame was so surprised when guards said he could go that he didn't believe them.

"They had to shout (the news) at him so he would leave," his wife, Victorina, said this week.

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Reid introduces gun violence bill
March 21st, 2013
06:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Reid introduces gun violence bill

(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid formally introduced a much-anticipated gun bill Thursday, his office announced. The Senate is expected to debate the legislation when the upper chamber returns from a two-week recess.

The bill, released just over three months after the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, is made up of three measures. One measure expands the background check system, while the other two deal with school safety and gun trafficking.
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Filed under: Harry Reid
March 21st, 2013
05:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Carson leaves room for political bid

(CNN) - Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a rising superstar among conservatives, said Thursday he has no "intention" to run for political office anytime soon–but left he left the door open to the idea.

"If a year and a half goes by and people are still clamoring for me to do that and there's no other very good candidate, I would certainly have to seriously consider it," he said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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Filed under: 2016 • Ben Carson • The Lead
Republicans pressing WH for Benghazi answers
A picture shows a burnt building at the US consulate compound in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on September 13, 2012 following an attack late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Libya said it has made arrests and opened a probe into the attack, amid speculation that Al-Qaeda rather than a frenzied mob was to blame. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)
March 21st, 2013
04:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans pressing WH for Benghazi answers

Washington (CNN) - In a sign Congressional Republicans intend to keep political pressure on the administration over Benghazi, House Speaker John Boehner convened a meeting Thursday morning to discuss last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya with key House committee chairmen and several GOP Senators who have been critical of the administration's handling of the incident.

Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference that there are "some members who wanted to have a conversation, kinda compare notes on what we know and what we don't know and frankly there is a lot we still don't know, and so it was a friendly exchange of information and some decisions about a way forward."
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Filed under: House • John Boehner • Libya
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 21, 2013
March 21st, 2013
04:50 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for March 21, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 21, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

PEACE IS POSSIBLE: President Barack Obama attempted on Thursday to invigorate the stalled Middle East peace process, urging young Israelis to pressure their leaders to seek peace with Palestinians while acknowledging the Jewish state's historical right to exist and defend itself from continuing threats.

Peace is possible,” Obama said at a speech in Jerusalem. “It is possible. I’m not saying it’s guaranteed. I can’t even say that it is more likely than not. But it is possible.” – Tom Cohen. John King and Jessica Yellin

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN UNLIKELY: House approves government funding bill… The House of Representatives easily approved legislation Thursday funding the government through the end of September and avoiding a partial federal shutdown, while also softening the blow of forced spending cuts. The measure, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, now goes to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. – Alan Silverleib

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
March 21st, 2013
02:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Twitter co-founder, mayor of NYC?

(CNN) - Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is based in San Francisco, but has said being mayor of New York City would be his dream job,

The "desire to be mayor is more of an aspirational kind, or raising the bar of how I should be thinking," Dorsey said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

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Filed under: New York • Twitter
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