Cain: 'Don't call me a Republican'
April 15th, 2013
02:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Cain: 'Don't call me a Republican'

Washington (CNN) – As the Republican Party struggles with ways to attract more African-Americans to its party, one of their own former, African-American presidential candidates could throw a wrench in their plan.

Herman Cain insisted Monday he does not want to be called Republican for fear of being saddled with the "dumb things" Republicans have said in the past. Cain also said the black conservative movement is "different from the Republican brand."
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Another big test for new gun laws in the Senate
April 15th, 2013
12:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Another big test for new gun laws in the Senate

Washington (CNN) – It was hard enough getting one Democrat and one Republican to work out a compromise on expanding background checks of gun buyers.

Now comes the vote on whether the amendment by Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey can win Senate approval - the next step on the tortuous path of gun legislation in the aftermath of the Newtown school massacre.

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Filed under: Congress • Gun control
Bachmann headed to funeral for 'Iron Lady'
April 15th, 2013
11:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Bachmann headed to funeral for 'Iron Lady'

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann will travel to London as part of the U.S. congressional delegation at Wednesday's funeral for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Other American lawmakers making the trip include Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, and delegation leader Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee.
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Cain convenes meeting to plot strategy
April 15th, 2013
10:45 AM ET
1 year ago

Cain convenes meeting to plot strategy

(CNN) – Herman Cain, the former pizza executive who briefly led the pack of GOP 2012 presidential hopefuls, convened a gathering of conservatives Monday with the goal of devising a strategy to convince fellow African-Americans to join their movement.

Dr. Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon enjoying new popularity in the conservative movement, also met with Cain Sunday night, but was unable to attend Monday's meeting, held at the Willard Hotel in downtown Washington. A spokeswoman for Cain originally said Carson was attending Monday's gathering.
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Filed under: Ben Carson • Herman Cain
April 15th, 2013
09:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Stand back: Bush is 'busting stereotypes'

(CNN) – George W. Bush – ex-president, new grandfather, and canine portraitist – doesn't let the still-frequent criticisms of his presidency get him down.

"I'm comfortable with what I did," he said in a new interview with the Dallas Morning News. "I'm comfortable with who I am."
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Filed under: George W. Bush • Uncategorized
Justices uphold state gun control law
April 15th, 2013
09:48 AM ET
1 year ago

Justices uphold state gun control law

(CNN) - The Supreme Court let stand New York's strict gun control law, rejecting an appeal Monday from a group of gun owners. At issue was whether the Constitution's Second Amendment provided a broad individual right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense.

New York's Penal Law 265.03(03) bans possession of a firearm in public - either openly or concealed - unless someone can show "proper cause" - beyond a desire for self-defense - to secure a carry permit.

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Weiner, eyeing mayoral run, re-issues plan for New York
April 15th, 2013
09:21 AM ET
1 year ago

Weiner, eyeing mayoral run, re-issues plan for New York

(CNN) – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who in a repentant interview last week said he was considering a run for New York mayor, released a document Sunday detailing a plan to restore the city as a place for middle class families.

Paid for by "Weiner for Mayor," established for a 2009 bid, the document closely mimics a plan released during that campaign five years ago.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
April 15th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
12 months ago

Kerry: Foreign students 'scared' of guns in U.S.

(CNN) – Students in other countries assessing where to study abroad are increasingly scared of coming to the United States because of gun violence, the nation's top diplomat said Monday.

Speaking with CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty in Tokyo, Secretary of State John Kerry said he'd discussed the situation with officials there who said students felt unsafe in the United States.
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Filed under: Gun control • John Kerry
Tax day: Where did the money go in 2012?
April 15th, 2013
07:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Tax day: Where did the money go in 2012?

(CNN) - Monday is tax day, and in case you're wondering where your money went last year, President Barack Obama is eager to let you know. He's giving you a detailed receipt.

For the third year, taxpayers can visit the White House website for the nitty-gritty on how the government spends tax dollars from American households.

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Filed under: Taxes
CNN Washington AM Note
April 15th, 2013
04:30 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Iraq bombings kill at least 17, wound more than 120
A series of car bombings across Iraq on Monday killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 120 others, police said. The 17 attacks took place in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmato and Hilla. Two of the bombings happened at a checkpoint to Baghdad's international airport.
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