First lady will head to Boston for Ed Markey
May 3rd, 2013
07:59 AM ET
2 years ago

First lady will head to Boston for Ed Markey

(CNN) – Rep. Ed Markey, who became the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts earlier this week, will get a boost later this month from first lady Michelle Obama, who will travel to the state for a fundraising event.

The event on May 29, reported first by the Boston Globe and confirmed to CNN by a Democratic official, will mark Michelle Obama's first solo fundraising event since last year's presidential election. Tickets for the event start at $500, the official said.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Michelle Obama
NRA gears up for big weekend
May 3rd, 2013
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

NRA gears up for big weekend

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association's annual meeting will surely be in the spotlight this weekend, as it comes just weeks after the Senate voted down a controversial gun control measure–a major blow to the months-long push for tougher firearm laws in the wake of the Newtown elementary school massacre.

As thousands meet in Houston for the NRA gathering, anti-gun control advocates are poised to celebrate their victory over the legislation's recent defeat in Congress, while those fighting for tougher gun laws could target the event as a way to shed light on their cause.
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2013 meet 2016
May 3rd, 2013
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

2013 meet 2016

Washington (CNN) – The calendar reads May 2013, but in some ways it sure feels a lot closer to 2016.

Friday night Vice President Joe Biden keynotes a Democratic Party dinner in Columbia, South Carolina. Less than two miles away, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas headlines a Palmetto State Republican Party dinner.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Joe Biden • Martin O'Malley • Rand Paul • Rick Santorum • Scott Walker • Ted Cruz
CNN Washington AM Note
May 3rd, 2013
04:45 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Sources: Boston bombs built in older Tsarnaev's home, first target was July 4

The bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack were built in the apartment that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev shared with his wife and child, a U.S. law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday. The official was not authorized to release the information. Katherine Russell, Tsarnaev's widow, has remained largely out of view inside her parents' North Kingstown home since her husband's death. It remains unclear what, if anything, Tamerlan's widow might have known or suspected, the source added. …Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4, a U.S. law enforcement official regularly briefed on the Boston bombing investigation told CNN. The source said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators their bombs were ready earlier than they expected and they decided to move up the date.
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