Candidate running for Senate – and for marathon finish line
April 1st, 2013
12:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidate running for Senate – and for marathon finish line

(CNN) - Gabriel Gomez has his sights set on Massachusetts' open Senate seat - and what better place to meet potential voters than the state's premier running event?

Gomez will run in this year's Boston Marathon, held April 15, and hopes to meet as many of the race's spectators as possible.
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Keystone fight explodes (behind the scenes)
April 1st, 2013
11:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Keystone fight explodes (behind the scenes)

(CNN) – Guns. Immigration. The budget. Sure. All hot issues at the moment.

But those watching Washington closely see what may be an even more intense scramble behind-the-scenes: the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Filed under: Congress • Energy
April 1st, 2013
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

What was Obama's 'special message'?

(CNN) – It was billed as a "special message" from President Barack Obama.

But the president who walked out to the podium barely reached the microphones.
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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy? Maybe
April 1st, 2013
09:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy? Maybe

(CNN) – Caroline Kennedy has been asked to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Japan and is being vetted for the post, a Democrat familiar with the discussions told CNN on Monday.

Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, was a top backer of President Barack Obama during both of his presidential campaigns and served as the co-chair of his vice presidential search committee in 2008.
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Obama hears hint of politics during Easter sermon
April 1st, 2013
08:35 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama hears hint of politics during Easter sermon

(CNN) – The Easter sermon President Barack Obama and his family heard Sunday, delivered at a church near the White House, took to task the "religious right" for backward-looking policies.

The Rev. Luis Leon, speaking at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, based his sermon on the Gospel of John. He noted that Jesus told Mary Magdalene not to hold on to him, and linked the story to conservatives he said were looking to the past.
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Filed under: President Obama • Religion
NRA to announce school safety measures Tuesday
April 1st, 2013
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

NRA to announce school safety measures Tuesday

Washington (CNN) – The nation's largest pro-gun lobby is set to prominently return to the debate over gun rights and restrictions this week when it unveils the conclusions of its school safety initiative in Washington on Tuesday.

The National Rifle Association first announced the National School Shield Program in December as its response to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting a week earlier. It posted a bare-bones website and pledged to report back with a set of school safety proposals.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights
First on CNN: DCCC targets Republicans over House budget
April 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: DCCC targets Republicans over House budget

(CNN) – Thought the battles over budgets were over?

They’re not, at least in the political sense.
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Filed under: Congress • DCCC
CNN Washington AM Note
April 1st, 2013
05:53 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Texas DA, wife killed 2 months after deputy's slaying

A Texas community is on edge after a district attorney who said he would put away the "scum" who killed a colleague two months ago was shot to death alongside his wife in his home Saturday night. Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood said he thought there was a "strong connection" between the slayings of Mike and Cynthia McLelland and the shooting death of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, who was killed on his way to work in January. Hasse and McLelland "worked on similar cases very closely," said Wood, the county's top elected official.

CNN: Life or death for Colorado movie theater shooter? Prosecution walks a 'tight rope'

Since the death penalty was reinstated in Colorado more than 35 years ago, the state has executed just one person. Now comes the case of James Holmes, who faces 166 counts of murder and attempted murder for a shooting at an Aurora movie theater that left 12 people dad and 58 wounded. If there ever was a poster boy for capital punishment, legal analysts say, the 25-year-old Holmes would fit the bill. On Monday, prosecutors will decide whether they will accept a defense request to take the death penalty off the table if Holmes pleads guilty.

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