April 24th, 2013
02:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden says 'knock-off jihadis' can't break American spirit

(CNN) – The brothers accused of planting bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and later murdering a police officer in Cambridge, are "twisted, perverted, cowardly knock-off jihadis" who failed to instill fear in the American people, Vice President Joe Biden said at a memorial service for the slain officer Wednesday.

"It infuriates them that we refuse to bend, refuse to change, refuse to yield to fear," Biden said at the afternoon event honoring of Sean Collier. "The doctrine of hate and oppression, they've found out cannot compete with the values of openness and inclusiveness. And that's why they're losing around the world."
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Joe Biden
April 24th, 2013
02:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Mark Sanford debates poster

(CNN) - With just under two weeks to go until election day, an entertaining special election to fill a vacant House seat in South Carolina's first congressional district remains just that, entertaining.

The latest episode: GOP candidate and former Gov. Mark Sanford Wednesday debated a cardboard cutout poster of Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker and current minority leader, in an attempt to call out his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch for not debating him in the 1st Congressional District race.
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Tattoo parenting, Obama-style
April 24th, 2013
12:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Tattoo parenting, Obama-style

(CNN) - President Barack Obama says he and the first lady have a good strategy to prevent their daughters from getting tattoos.

"What we've said to the girls is, if you guys ever decide to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo," he said in an interview that aired Wednesday on NBC's "Today."
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Filed under: Malia Obama • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Sasha Obama
Poll: Pelosi least liked congressional leader
April 24th, 2013
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Pelosi least liked congressional leader

(CNN) – Republican candidates running for office sometimes use Nancy Pelosi's name like a curse word.

Perhaps they've seen polling that indicates the House Democratic leader is the best known but least liked congressional leader, as indicated by a new Gallup survey released Wednesday.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • John Boehner • Mitch McConnell • Nancy Pelosi
April 24th, 2013
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

FBI searches for clues in ricin investigation

(CNN) - FBI agents on Wednesday searched the former martial arts studio of a Tupelo man in connection with the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials, the man's lawyer, Lori Basham, told CNN.

Agents in hazardous materials suits had searched James Everett Dutschke's home on Tuesday, the same day prosecutors dropped charges against the man arrested last week on suspicion of sending the letters.

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Filed under: Mississippi • President Obama
Poll: Less than half of Americans upset about Senate gun vote
April 24th, 2013
08:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Less than half of Americans upset about Senate gun vote

(CNN) - Heading into last week's gun control vote, polls showed that nearly nine in 10 Americans favored background checks not currently required by law for gun sales–a rarely seen, overwhelming amount of support for a piece of legislation in Washington.

Now that the Senate actually failed to pass such a measure, a new poll indicates Americans aren't as upset about the unsuccessful bill.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Polls • Senate
CNN Washington AM Note
April 24th, 2013
06:39 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Site of Boston blasts to reopen as officials try to interview suspects' parents

Nine days after Boylston Street turned into bloody field of carnage, the area will reopen to public foot traffic Wednesday. It's another sign Boston is recovering from the twin bombings that killed three and wounded hundreds more. Also Wednesday, mourners will gather to honor Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier, who authorities say was fatally shot by the bombers last week. The memorial service will take place on the MIT campus. And as more details slowly emerge from the bedridden suspect, U.S. officials were traveling to Dagestan to interview the parents of the suspected bombers.

ALSO SEE: NBC: Search of Tsarnaevs' phones, computers finds no indication of accomplice, source says

ALSO SEE: CBS: Police believe Tsarnaev brothers killed officer for his gun

ALSO SEE: WSJ: Legal Teams Both Have Terror-Case Experience

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Filed under: Washington AM Note
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