March 21st, 2013
09:52 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN query prompts O'Reilly to censure Bachmann

(CNN) - CNN's attempt to question Rep. Michele Bachmann about her claims that President Barack Obama is enjoying an over-the-top lifestyle were used by a fellow conservative Wednesday to sharply criticize the Minnesota Republican.

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly - a vocal conservative - said Bachmann had made a "trivial mistake" in harping upon the so-called "perks" of the presidency, including a refuted claim that Obama employs a dog walker. Bachmann made the claims during her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
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2016 poll: Clinton favored in Florida over two favorite sons
March 21st, 2013
09:27 AM ET
2 years ago

2016 poll: Clinton favored in Florida over two favorite sons

(CNN) – Let's say Hillary Clinton is the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio is the GOP nominee.

A new poll suggests Clinton would hold double digit leads over both men in hypothetical general election matchups in their home state of Florida, the largest of the battleground states.
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Filed under: Florida • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Marco Rubio • Polls
What was behind Reid's sidestep on assault weapons ban?
March 21st, 2013
08:26 AM ET
2 years ago

What was behind Reid's sidestep on assault weapons ban?

Washington (CNN) - Depending on whom you ask, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to scuttle a controversial assault weapons ban proposal from a broader Democrat-backed gun control package is either shrewd strategy or political cowardice.

There's a little bit of truth in both perspectives, gun policy advocates say.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Harry Reid
March 21st, 2013
08:24 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Tina Fey gets back into Palin character

(CNN) - She hasn't held office since 2010, but Sarah Palin is still being hounded by that famous Tina Fey impression.

The former "30 Rock" star revived the caricature Tuesday on "Inside the Actor's Studio" at the prodding of the show's host James Lipton. Fey responded to a few questions as the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee.
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March 21st, 2013
07:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama: 'We cannot give up on the search for peace'

Jerusalem (CNN) – U.S. President Barack Obama visited the West Bank on Thursday, stressing the need for direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians for a two-state solution.

"The Palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it," Obama said at a news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Filed under: Israel • President Obama
Survey: Most religious Americans support a pathway to citizenship
March 21st, 2013
07:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Survey: Most religious Americans support a pathway to citizenship

Washington (CNN) - A majority of all major religious groups in the United States, according to a survey released Thursday, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently living in the country.

From American Jews to Mormons, from Catholics to white evangelical Christians, Robert P. Jones, the CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, said the overwhelming support for a pathway to citizenship has been growing in the last few years and is a noticeable reason many in Congress are warming to the idea.

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Filed under: Immigration • Religion
CNN Washington AM Note
March 21st, 2013
05:43 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Rockets from Gaza hit Israeli city during Obama visit

Two rockets from Gaza slammed into southern Israel on Thursday morning, as U.S. President Barack Obama prepared to leave Jerusalem for Ramallah for meetings with top Palestinian Authority officials. One of the rockets landed in the courtyard of a house in the city of Sderot, but no casualties were reported, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

CNN: North Korea warns that U.S. bases in Guam, Japan are within range

The North Korean military issued a fresh burst of ominous rhetoric Thursday, warning that U.S. bases in Guam and Japan are within its "striking range." The statement from the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army, carried by the North's state-run news agency, follows the announcement by the United States this week that its B-52 bombers were making flights over South Korea as part of annual military exercises.

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