Obama to announce nominee for FCC
April 30th, 2013
04:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to announce nominee for FCC

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday he's nominating Tom Wheeler, a top fundraiser for the president's re-election campaign, to head the Federal Communications Commission, according to a White House official.

Until he's confirmed, Mignon Clyburn, a member of the commission, will serve as acting chair.
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Filed under: President Obama
Obamas and Bidens team up for hiring veterans
April 30th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Obamas and Bidens team up for hiring veterans

White House (CNN) - Both the Obamas and the Bidens are setting new goals in their joint White House initiative to encourage companies to hire more veterans and military spouses into the workforce.

"If you can save a life on the battlefield then you can sure as heck save one in an ambulance, if you can oversee a convoy of equipment and track millions of dollars of assets then you can run a company supply chain or you can balance its books," President Obama said.
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Filed under: Jill Biden • Joe Biden • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Veterans
April 30th, 2013
12:47 PM ET
2 years ago

100 days in, Obama exudes second-term confidence

(CNN) – President Barack Obama confidently declared that his administration will get things done in Washington despite an atmosphere he described as divided and politically dysfunctional.

Speaking at a press conference 100 days into his second term, Obama fielded a range of questions on topics including Syria and the Boston Marathon attack, and he defended his administration's actions and positions.

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2016 Poll: Hillary Clinton lapping potential Democratic field
April 30th, 2013
12:11 PM ET
2 years ago

2016 Poll: Hillary Clinton lapping potential Democratic field

(CNN) - Do you need more evidence that Hillary Clinton, if she decides to run for the White House again, would be the overwhelming front-runner among Democrats for their party's 2016 presidential nomination?

If so, then a new national poll provides the proof.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Eternal flame for JFK moved temporarily
April 30th, 2013
11:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Eternal flame for JFK moved temporarily

Washington (CNN) - The eternal flame dedicated to John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery has been moved to a temporary location, according to a release from the cemetery.

This is only the second time a temporary burner has been used at the gravesite. The first occurred when Kennedy was laid to rest, 49 years ago on November 25, 1963, when a temporary burner was used until 1967.
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Filed under: John F. Kennedy
Sanford affair front and center in closing week of high-profile race
April 30th, 2013
11:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Sanford affair front and center in closing week of high-profile race

(CNN) – Call it a one, two punch.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch brought up former South Carolina's Gov. Mark Sanford's affair in their one and only debate Monday night in the race to fill a vacant congressional seat in the Palmetto State.
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
McDonnell: 'Ability to serve' isn't impaired by FBI investigation
April 30th, 2013
10:33 AM ET
2 years ago

McDonnell: 'Ability to serve' isn't impaired by FBI investigation

(CNN) – Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday his personal relationship with a top donor had not affected any government decisions, and that a federal investigation into the relationship would not affect his ability to govern the commonwealth.

His remarks came after reports the FBI is probing ties between the Republican governor and a top campaign donor who paid for catering at McDonnell's daughter's wedding.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
What Obama said on Syria, Boston, and more
April 30th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
2 years ago

What Obama said on Syria, Boston, and more

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is holding a press conference Tuesday in the White House briefing room. His press secretary announced the session early in the day:

Refresh this page for updates as the president's news conference gets underway.

11:35 a.m. ET: According to Obama, Collins told him he was still a competitor, "seven feet tall who could still bang with Shaq."

11:33 a.m. ET: "I told him I couldn't be prouder," Obama said of Collins, who he called a "terrific young man."
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Filed under: President Obama
Another potential 2016-er inks book deal
April 30th, 2013
09:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Another potential 2016-er inks book deal

(CNN) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who may be eyeing a run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, has landed a deal to chronicle a "full and frank look at his public and private life" in a book set for release next year.

The yet-untitled memoir, announced by publisher Harper Collins on Tuesday, will start with the Democrat's upbringing in Queens and detail the influence of his father Mario Cuomo, who also served as New York governor. He'll also discuss his government service as the U.S. housing secretary, and as the Empire State's attorney general and governor, according to a release.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo
Obamacare applications get shorter
April 30th, 2013
09:24 AM ET
2 years ago

Obamacare applications get shorter

(CNN) – Applications for health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law will go from 21 pages to three, according to a White House official, who said the change was part of an effort to simplify the implementation of Obamacare.

"The President wants the Administration to be as flexible and nimble as possible in implementing the ACA law," the White House official said, referring to the law's official name, the Affordable Care Act. "It is a complex undertaking, and it is particularly important to the success of the law that enrollment into the Markteplaces be as user friendly as possible."
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
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