New York City Poll: Should Weiner run for mayor?
April 16th, 2013
11:30 PM ET
1 year ago

New York City Poll: Should Weiner run for mayor?

(CNN) - Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner may seek political redemption by running this year for New York City mayor, but a new poll of city residents suggests many of them may not be ready to forgive him.

If he does run though, an NBC New York-Marist Poll released late Tuesday night indicates Weiner would shake up the battle for the Democratic mayoral nomination.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York • Polls
Kelly says he’d work to defeat a friend, Sen. Flake, if need be
April 16th, 2013
10:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Kelly says he’d work to defeat a friend, Sen. Flake, if need be

(CNN) – Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, said he might use their gun control advocacy group to work toward the ouster of Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018 if the Republican senator from Arizona votes against firearm legislation.

Flake, a former U.S. congressman, and Giffords are known as longtime friends, Kelly said.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Mark Kelly
Sanford accused of trespassing on ex-wife's property
April 16th, 2013
09:59 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford accused of trespassing on ex-wife's property

(CNN) – Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who's now running as the Republican nominee in a special congressional election, has been ordered to appear in court two days after the May election over allegations that he trespassed at his ex-wife's home.

Jenny Sanford confirmed a report about court documents she filed claiming she saw her ex-husband leaving her Sullivan's Island home on Feb. 3, roughly three weeks after he announced his bid for Congress.
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Filed under: House • Jenny Sanford • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Senate to start votes on gun bill on Wednesday
April 16th, 2013
08:59 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate to start votes on gun bill on Wednesday

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate will begin voting on amendments to gun legislation on Wednesday, including the leading proposals for tighter restrictions spurred by the Connecticut school massacre in December.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the list of first votes would include the bipartisan yet controversial agreement on expanding background checks proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Harry Reid • Senate
Who is Roger Wicker?
April 16th, 2013
07:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Who is Roger Wicker?

(CNN) – The ricin-tainted envelope intercepted at a Washington mail facility was addressed to Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, CNN reported Tuesday night.

The senator has been assigned a protective detail following the discovery, according to a law enforcement source.

But who is Wicker?
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Filed under: Roger Wicker • Senate
Breaking: Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility
April 16th, 2013
06:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

Washington (CNN) - An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was told the letter was addressed to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi. After the envelope tested positive in a first routine test, it was retested two more times, each time coming up positive, the law enforcement source said. The package was then sent to a Maryland lab for further testing.

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McCain, Schumer feeling 'very good' about immigration bill
April 16th, 2013
05:50 PM ET
1 year ago

McCain, Schumer feeling 'very good' about immigration bill

(CNN) - Following meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, two of the lead senators on a bipartisan effort to introduce immigration reform expressed confidence about their bill.

"We're feeling very good about this. Things are moving in a very, very good way and the president's support of our proposal, even though he wouldn't fully agree with it, is sort of just the right place to be," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, told reporters at the White House.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Immigration • John McCain
Breaking: Obama going to Boston
April 16th, 2013
05:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Obama going to Boston

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Boston Thursday to speak at an interfaith service dedicated to victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon, the White House announced in a statement.


Filed under: Massachusetts • President Obama
CNN's GUT CHECK for April 16, 2013
April 16th, 2013
05:04 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for April 16, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 16, 2013 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BOSTON BOMBING: WHO DID THIS? WHY? AND HOW? Monday's terror attack on the Boston Marathon killed an 8-year-old boy, a young woman nearly 12 years removed from her high school graduation in a Boston suburb, and one other person and left more than 180 others wounded. As Massachusetts and the rest of America mourned, a top FBI investigator vowed to travel "to the ends of the Earth," if need be, to find those responsible. – Michael Pearson

PRESSURE COOKER: The deadly bombs that turned the Boston Marathon into gruesome devastation were apparently placed inside pressure cookers hidden in backpacks, a federal law enforcement source told CNN. The blasts were likely detonated by timers - not by cell phones, a law enforcement official said. – Josh Levs

NO HARD INFORMATION:We don't have any hard information yet, but I can assure we will find out who did it and bring them to justice,” Vice President Joe Biden told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Capitol Hill.

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Photo: Obama honors NASCAR champ
April 16th, 2013
04:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Photo: Obama honors NASCAR champ

(CNN) - Taking a break from his briefings on the Boston terror attack, President Barack Obama honored last year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski during a ceremony at the White House Tuesday.

"Obviously we've had this event scheduled for some time and events have a way of intervening," Obama said during the event on the South Lawn.

"One of the things I firmly believe in is that America is strong and resilient and we don't let such cowardly acts get in the way of our lives," he added later.


Filed under: President Obama
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