April 16th, 2013
03:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden vows justice for Boston attack

Washington (CNN) – Echoing similar remarks earlier in the day from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to "get to the bottom" of Monday's terror attack at the Boston Marathon.

"We don't have any hard information yet," Biden said on his way to an event on Capitol Hill. "But I can assure we will find out who did it and bring them to justice."
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Lawmaker: All options for justice must be open in Boston case
April 16th, 2013
02:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Lawmaker: All options for justice must be open in Boston case

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. government must keep all options open when it comes time to prosecute the perpetrator of Monday's bomb attacks in Boston, a Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, said the status of the individual or group of people responsible for the attack would dictate the manner of justice served.
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On Capitol Hill, Giffords, Kelly express optimism over gun bill
April 16th, 2013
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

On Capitol Hill, Giffords, Kelly express optimism over gun bill

Washington (CNN) - As proponents of gun control legislation in the Senate struggle to get enough votes for their bill, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, say they feel "optimistic" that the bipartisan compromise will get enough approval.

And Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia indicated the bill could potentially be tweaked to convince opponents to join their side, while Vice President Joe Biden said advocates are "working" to get the 60 votes needed to pass.
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Senate candidate finished marathon moments before blast
April 16th, 2013
12:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate candidate finished marathon moments before blast

(CNN) - Gabriel Gomez crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon just minutes before two explosions turned what was a celebratory moment into a scene of horror.

Like many runners in the 26.2-mile race, Gomez had his family on hand to watch him at the finish line. His wife and four children, ages 13, 11, 10 and 8, were about a block or two before the finish line.
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April 16th, 2013
11:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama calls attack 'terror'

Washington (CNN) - The bomb attacks at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon were a "heinous and cowardly act" that the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

"Any time bombs are used to target civilians, it is an act of terrorism," Obama said, adding that it remained unclear who carried out the attack and why. It was the first time the president used the word "terror" to refer to the deadly bombs.
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Obama: Boston attacks being investigated as 'act of terror'
April 16th, 2013
11:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Boston attacks being investigated as 'act of terror'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the Boston bombings were a "heinous and cowardly act" that the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism.

"Any time bombs are used to target civilians, it is an act of terrorism," Obama said, adding that it remained unclear who carried out the attack and why.

Obama said that "this is a good time for all of us to remember that we all have a part to play in alerting authorities if you see something suspicious," telling Americans to "speak up."


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Obama to deliver 11:30 a.m. statement
April 16th, 2013
11:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to deliver 11:30 a.m. statement

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement at 11:30 a.m. ET, the White House said Tuesday.


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Knighthood for Lugar but don't call him 'sir'
April 16th, 2013
11:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Knighthood for Lugar but don't call him 'sir'

Washington (CNN) – Last year Indiana Republicans said no to Sen. Richard Lugar. Now the former six-term senator will join a club that includes only a handful of other former senators.

Tuesday evening Lugar will attend a ceremony at the British Embassy in the nation's capital, where he'll be bestowed the rank of honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
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CNN Poll: Most see pathway to citizenship
April 16th, 2013
10:24 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Most see pathway to citizenship

(CNN) - As Congress tries to reach consensus on how to deal with border security and immigration reform, a new national poll indicates that more than eight in 10 Americans support an eventual pathway to citizenship for some undocumented workers.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey, 84% of the public backs a program that would allow undocumented workers to stay in the United States and apply for citizenship if they have been in the country for several years, have a job, and pay back taxes.
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Tagg Romney: They messed with the wrong people
April 16th, 2013
08:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Tagg Romney: They messed with the wrong people

(CNN) – The perpetrator of Monday's terror bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon "messed with the wrong people," Tagg Romney asserted in an interview Tuesday.

"It's such a cowardly act, whoever did this," said Romney, the oldest son of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "Then you see the warmth of the first responders, and the people around who rushed to the scene. Such a contrast to their bravery. It just really is a family event. And it's the best of Boston. It's wonderful to see how people have been responding and how people are pulling together."
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