Photo: Obama shows off soccer skills
March 26th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo: Obama shows off soccer skills

(CNN) - Honoring the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Los Angeles Kings at the White House Tuesday, President Barack Obama showed off some soccer moves, bouncing a ball off his head.

“I hope you guys caught that,” he told photographers. “That doesn't happen very often.”

The Galaxy are the reigning Major League Soccer champions, while the Kings were 2012’s Stanley Cup champion.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, Secretary of State John Kerry showed off similar skills:


Filed under: President Obama
NRA's new beat: Meet the young guns
March 26th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
2 years ago

NRA's new beat: Meet the young guns

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association introduced new "commentators" for its news website, where a trio of young adult gun owners aim to debunk what they consider common myths and misunderstandings about firearms.

In a highly-produced video segment released Monday on NRA News and perhaps aimed to break stereotypes of gun owners, the organization showcases a blogger who writes about guns for women, a former Navy SEAL, and an "urban gun enthusiast."
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • NRA
No Full Monty for Prince Harry and Chris Christie
March 26th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
2 years ago

No Full Monty for Prince Harry and Chris Christie

(CNN) – His last visit to the United States ended with a nude romp around a hotel room. But Britain's Prince Harry won't be disrobing during his upcoming tour of New Jersey if the state's governor has any say in it.

"I'm thrilled that he's willing to come," Gov. Chris Christie said during a radio interview Tuesday. Prince Harry is slated to visit the U.S. in May, making stops in Washington, D.C., Colorado, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. A press release announcing Harry's stop in New Jersey noted it was an "area badly affected by Hurricane Sandy."
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Filed under: Chris Christie
Same-sex marriage in the U.S.
March 26th, 2013
11:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Same-sex marriage: A potential Supreme Court blockbuster

Washington (CNN) – Supreme Court justices heard an hour and 20 minutes of arguments Tuesday in the first of two cases that could reshape nothing less than how America defines marriage. Outside the historic court building, activists on both sides of the issue rallied.

"We are not asking for anything more than our neighbors, friends and family, but certainly expect no less," said Todd Bluntworth, who spoke with his husband and their two children to a crowd of supporters hoping for a historic ruling from the Supreme Court striking down laws banning same-sex marriage.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court
Group makes positive ad for Scott in Florida
March 26th, 2013
11:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Group makes positive ad for Scott in Florida

(CNN) – A political committee supporting a re-election bid for Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida released its first ad this cycle, touting the state's drop in unemployment rate since Scott took office.

The web ad, made by "Let's Get to Work," will run indefinitely on Florida news websites, according (Republican) sources in the Sunshine State. And given its high-quality production and nearly-two minute length, it could easily be turned into a television ad or two.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Florida • Rick Scott
Who is on God's side of the marriage debate?
March 26th, 2013
10:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Who is on God's side of the marriage debate?

Washington (CNN) - As the Supreme Court considers two major same-sex marriage cases that could change marriage in the United States, religious leaders on both sides of the debate believe they are on God's side of the contentious issue.

In the months leading up to this week's Supreme Court hearings, religious leaders from across the country have held prayer vigils and rallies for their respective causes.

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Filed under: Belief Blog • Faith • Same-sex marriage
Gun bill filibuster in the offing
March 26th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Gun bill filibuster in the offing

(CNN) - A trio of Republican senators say they will block any gun control legislation that they consider a threat to Second Amendment rights.

Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas plan to oppose a bill that "would infringe on the American people's constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance."
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Mike Lee • Rand Paul • Senate • Ted Cruz
Poll: N.J. voters not sure about 2016 for Christie but don't mind his weight
March 26th, 2013
09:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: N.J. voters not sure about 2016 for Christie but don't mind his weight

(CNN) - New Jersey voters are fans of their Republican governor, Chris Christie, but they're not as keen on the idea of the state's outspoken chief potentially running for president in 2016, a new survey indicates.

The Quinnipiac University poll also shows that the governor's weight is of little concern to Garden State voters, despite the strong attention surrounding his size and his possible bid for the White House.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Polls
Poll: Supreme Court favorable rating near all-time low
March 26th, 2013
08:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Supreme Court favorable rating near all-time low

Washington (CNN) – As the Supreme Court hears two high profile cases involving same-sex marriage this week, a new national poll indicates Americans’ favorable views of the high court remain near an all-time low.

According to a Pew Research Center survey, 52% of the public have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, with 31% saying they have an unfavorable view of the high court.
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Filed under: Polls • Supreme Court
Scott Walker inking a book
March 26th, 2013
07:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Scott Walker inking a book

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is working on a book project, according to a GOP source.

Walker is collaborating with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen.
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