Second date: Obama, Republicans to dine again
March 28th, 2013
09:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Second date: Obama, Republicans to dine again

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's congressional courtship continues as he's set to dine with a new group of Senate Republicans next month.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, said the president approached their office about a week ago and asked them to put together a list of 12 Republican senators.
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Filed under: Congress • Johnny Isakson • President Obama
Source: Long-serving Boston mayor Menino won't seek re-election
March 28th, 2013
09:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Source: Long-serving Boston mayor Menino won't seek re-election

(CNN) – Mayor Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, will not seek re-election to a sixth term, a Boston City Hall source said.

Menino, 70, is expected to make the announcement Thursday afternoon at a 4 p.m. news conference with his family at his side.

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Filed under: Massachusetts
March 28th, 2013
08:31 AM ET
2 years ago

'Argo' could help compensate former Iran hostages

Washington (CNN) – It won an Academy Award, made people forget "Gigli" when they think Ben Affleck, and now the movie "Argo" may even pull off another feat - help move legislation through Congress.

The frustrated Foreign Service officer on the phone as the U.S. embassy in Iran was under assault at the beginning of "Argo" was in real life John Limbert.

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Filed under: Iran
Newtown families featured in first political ad
March 28th, 2013
08:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Newtown families featured in first political ad

(CNN) – Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released on Thursday the first television ad buy featuring family members of victims in the Newtown, Connecticut massacre.

In the spots–one is 60 seconds, the other is 90 seconds–family members talk about their loved ones and call on political leaders to embrace tougher gun laws. The ads come more than three months after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in addition to his mother, before taking his own life.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg
Immigration reform coming soon, Obama tells Spanish networks
President Obama, shown on a visit to Mexico, tells Telemundo he is looking forward to visiting the country again in May.
March 28th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Immigration reform coming soon, Obama tells Spanish networks

(CNN) – U.S. President Barack Obama had a clear message in interviews with two of America's largest Spanish-language broadcast television networks on Wednesday: Immigration reform is coming soon.

A group of lawmakers are close to working out the details of their proposal, Obama said.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
CNN Washington AM Note
March 28th, 2013
06:13 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: U.S. says it sent B-2 stealth bombers over South Korea

The United States said Thursday it sent stealth bombers to South Korea to participate in annual military exercises amid spiking tensions with North Korea. The B-2 Spirit bombers flew more than 6,500 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to South Korea, dropping inert munitions there as part of the exercises, before returning to the U.S. mainland, the U.S Forces in Korea said in a statement.

CNN: Nelson Mandela back in hospital with lung infection

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital after a recurrence of a lung infection, the South African president's office said Thursday. The Nobel laureate was admitted to hospital on Wednesday night.

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Cate Edwards recalls being 'devastated' at news of father's affair
March 27th, 2013
09:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Cate Edwards recalls being 'devastated' at news of father's affair

(CNN) - In her first public remarks since the trial of John Edwards last year, daughter Cate Edwards recalls feeling angry and disappointed upon hearing of his extramarital affair.

"I was devastated," Edwards said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show. "And I was disappointed. I mean, these are my parents. I had grown up with a lot of love in my family. And it was hard to see them go through this."
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Filed under: John Edwards
March 27th, 2013
08:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Health care law will raise insurers' costs, actuaries say

Washington (CNN) – Republican opponents of President Obama's Affordable Care Act got some new ammunition this week: A study released by the Society of Actuaries on Tuesday predicts that costs could rise an average of 32% by 2017 for insurers serving the individual health care market.

Insurers in some states could see costs rise significantly more than that, the study reports, with increases estimated to top out at 80% in Ohio and Wisconsin, and 60% in California, Idaho, Maryland and Indiana. These increases could then be passed on to consumers through higher premiums.
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
March 27th, 2013
07:13 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain watches woman scale border wall during visit

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain glimpsed the gritty reality of life on the United States-Mexico border Wednesday when a woman attempted to climb an 18 foot fence near where he and fellow senators were surveying the barrier wall.

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Filed under: Immigration • John McCain
Immigration front and center as senators tour border
March 27th, 2013
06:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Immigration front and center as senators tour border

(CNN) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators at the heart of the debate over immigration reform toured the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Wednesday - the latest sign of growing legislative momentum on a polarizing issue that has been stalled on Capitol Hill for years.

Arizona GOP Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were joined on the tour by New York's Chuck Schumer and Colorado's Michael Bennet, both Democrats. The four men are part of a group of eight senators expected to unveil comprehensive legislation soon after Congress returns from its spring break in April.

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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Immigration • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Michael Bennet
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