Gun rights group endorses background check deal
April 14th, 2013
06:20 PM ET
1 year ago

Gun rights group endorses background check deal

(CNN) - A large alliance of gun owners announced Sunday it supports the bipartisan compromise on gun sale background checks that senators announced last week.



The chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Alan Gottlieb, sent a message to members and contributors stating the bill "bans any federal gun registry and carries a 15-year prison term for anyone who violates it."


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April 14th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby girl

(CNN) - Former first couple George W. and Laura Bush said Sunday they were "elated" at the news their daughter Jenna had given birth to a girl.

"Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild, Margaret Laura 'Mila' Hager," the first-time grandparents wrote in a statement, noting the new addition to the Bush family was named for her grandmothers.
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Republican Sen. Collins will support Manchin-Toomey gun compromise
April 14th, 2013
01:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Republican Sen. Collins will support Manchin-Toomey gun compromise

(CNN) - Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, became the second Republican senator not involved in negotiating a bipartisan background check measure to say she will support it, according to a statement Sunday.

She described the bill as a responsible compromise between two senators - Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia - who have strong ratings from the National Rifle Association. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, has indicated his support for the deal.
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Filed under: Gun control • Susan Collins
April 14th, 2013
01:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: North Korea nuclear weapons 'a matter of time,' says McCain

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain tells Candy Crowley it's only "a matter of time" until North Korea has nuclear capability - if they don't have it already.


Filed under: John McCain • North Korea
Schumer on a Weiner mayoral bid: ‘No comment’
April 14th, 2013
11:55 AM ET
1 year ago

Schumer on a Weiner mayoral bid: ‘No comment’

(CNN) – Silence can speak volumes. And when Chuck Schumer clams up, it might speak more.

Asked Sunday whether shamed former Rep. Anthony Weiner, a fellow Democrat, deserved a second chance in politics, the usually vocal senator had nothing to say.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Charles Schumer
April 14th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Co-author of gun compromise says Senate support an ‘open question’

(CNN) - A bipartisan deal to expand background checks on gun sales got a key conservative endorsement on Sunday, but one of its co-authors said Senate approval remained an "open question."

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said he was "very favorably disposed" to the compromise measure that could come up for a vote as early as this week.
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Filed under: Gun control • Joe Manchin • John McCain • Pat Toomey
April 14th, 2013
10:35 AM ET
1 year ago

Jay-Z’s Cuba trip ‘hypocritical,’ says Rubio

(CNN) – Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé were bolstering an oppressive dictator when they traveled to Cuba for their anniversary, Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday.

The trip - which the Treasury Department said was officially sanctioned as cultural travel - only served to expose “the ridiculousness of the laws that we have in place,” Rubio continued on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Cuba • Marco Rubio
April 14th, 2013
09:42 AM ET
1 year ago

Triggers vital for path to citizenship, Rubio says

(CNN) – A bipartisan proposal to revamp U.S. immigration policies will contain three policy steps that must be accomplished before undocumented workers can apply for legal status, an architect of the measure said on Sunday.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said the "triggers" embedded in a legislative proposal to be unveiled this week are necessary to ensure workable reforms that discourage immigrants from coming to the United States illegally.
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio