Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries
April 30th, 2013
09:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries

(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, a longtime U.S. congressman, and Republican businessman and political newcomer Gabriel Gomez will face off in the Massachusetts Senate special election after winning their respective party nominations in Tuesday's primary, the Associated Press projected.

Markey beat fellow Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, while Gomez won a three-way primary in a race largely overshadowed by the Boston Marathon bombings that took place a little more than two weeks ago.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • John Kerry • Massachusetts • Senate
Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary
April 30th, 2013
09:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary

(CNN) - Longtime Rep. Ed Markey has won the Democratic nomination in the special Massachusetts primary to fill a U.S. Senate seat, the Associated Press projected Tuesday.

He will face Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 special election. The victor will fill the seat vacated by John Kerry earlier this year when he was confirmed secretary of state.

In the meantime, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has appointed William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim senator.


Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
Breaking: Gomez wins GOP nomination in Mass. Senate primary
April 30th, 2013
09:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Gomez wins GOP nomination in Mass. Senate primary

(CNN) - Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez has won the GOP nomination in Tuesday’s primary for the Massachusetts special Senate election, the Associate Press projects.

Gomez will go on to face the Democratic nominee, yet to be decided, in the special election to be held June 25. The victor will fill the seat vacated by John Kerry when he was confirmed secretary of state earlier this year.

In the meantime, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has appointed William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim senator.


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Sen. Marco Rubio: Immigration bill 'probably can't pass the House'
April 30th, 2013
08:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Marco Rubio: Immigration bill 'probably can't pass the House'

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he doubts the so-called Gang of Eight's bipartisan immigration reform will gain enough support in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.

"The bill that's in place right now probably can't pass the House," the junior senator from Florida said on Mike Gallagher's conservative radio show. "It will have to be adjusted, because people are very suspicious about the willingness of the government to enforce the laws now."
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
April 30th, 2013
07:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Guantanamo closing, for real this time?

A major campaign promise in 2008 was back in the spotlight Tuesday as President Barack Obama promised to renew his push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

The memoirs of one Guantanamo detainee were declassified and published Tuesday by Slate, where the prisoner writes he “trusted the American justice system too much.”

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Filed under: Guantanamo Bay • The Lead
Daughter of Newtown victim confronts senator
April 30th, 2013
07:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Daughter of Newtown victim confronts senator

(CNN) – When Sen. Kelly Ayotte was defending her vote on Tuesday on a recent gun control proposal, she was confronted by the daughter of a victim in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school massacre.

Speaking at her first town hall event in New Hampshire since the gun vote earlier this month, the Republican senator sought to explain why she voted against a measure that would expand background checks on firearms sales.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire
Romney on Olympics bid: Thanks, but no thanks
April 30th, 2013
06:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney on Olympics bid: Thanks, but no thanks

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is happy to offer advice and counsel to San Diego's committee bidding for the Olympic Games, but he does "not intend to take a management position with the committee," according to Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, told the Associated Press over the weekend that he wants the former Massachusetts governor, who's been credited with saving the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, to head up the 2024 bid for San Diego and its neighboring city, Tijuana, Mexico.
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Filed under: California • Mitt Romney • Olympics
Anti-abortion group warns it has more controversial videos
April 30th, 2013
05:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Anti-abortion group warns it has more controversial videos

Washington (CNN) – An anti-abortion group that released two controversial undercover videos from a months-long investigation of abortion service providers has vowed to soon put out six more - perhaps releasing a third as early as this week.

The group, Live Action, claims that all of the videos will show varying degrees of an illegal act: abortion clinic workers admitting to being willing to kill babies who are born alive after botched abortions.

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Filed under: Abortion
Affidavit: Dust mask tied to suspect tests positive for ricin
Federal law enforcement officials search a second home in connection with the investigation of ricin-tainted letters being sent to President Barack Obama and other officials. In Tupelo, Mississippi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Tupelo Taekwood Plus, the former karate studio of James Everett.Dutschke, is searched. (Vivian Kuo/CNN)
April 30th, 2013
05:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Affidavit: Dust mask tied to suspect tests positive for ricin

(CNN) – A dust mask linked to 41-year-old Mississippi man James Everett Dutschke, among other samples, tested positive for ricin, according to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.

Federal authorities arrested Dutschke on Saturday on charges of possessing and using ricin in connection with letters sent to, among others, President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Mississippi
CNN's GUT CHECK for April 30, 2013
April 30th, 2013
04:52 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for April 30, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 30, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: Standing behind the podium Tuesday, President Barack Obama confidently discussed the first 100 days of his presidency and promised that his administration will get things done in Washington despite an atmosphere he described as divided and politically dysfunctional.
The questions at the news conference ranged from the administration’s policy on Syria to a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay. If you missed his remarks this morning, we have excerpted some of the highlights below in What Caught Our Eye.

ONE THE RISE: Home price rise continues to pick up speed The S&P Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 major markets posted a 9.3% rise over the last 12 months. That's up from the 8.1% rise in January. It's the biggest 12-month gain in the index since May 2006. – Chris Isidore

MARKET WATCH: S&P 500 ends April at record high. Dow closes up for 5th straight month. NASDAQ at highest level since Nov. 2000.

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