June 26th, 2013
09:31 AM ET
1 year ago

Wendy Davis: From teen mom to Harvard Law to famous filibuster

(CNN) - The Texas state senator whose filibuster of an abortion bill became a national phenomenon has a long history of persisting against tough odds.

Wendy Davis - the 50-year-old Democrat who stood and spoke for 13 hours Tuesday at the Texas Capitol - went from being a teen mom to a Harvard Law School grad.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Abortion • Texas
June 26th, 2013
09:11 AM ET
1 year ago

‘Crossfire’ coming back to CNN

Washington (CNN) – An institution is coming back to CNN.

“Crossfire,” the long-running political debate show that aired on CNN from 1982-2005, is getting a reboot, the news network announced Wednesday. Four new hosts – two on the left, and two on the right - will debut the program this fall.
FULL POST


Filed under: CNN • Crossfire
June 26th, 2013
07:07 AM ET
1 year ago

Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session

(CNN) - The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, when a marathon filibuster failed - but so did a Republican effort to pass a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

The Republican-dominated Senate needed to vote 'aye' on the bill by midnight to send it to the governor to sign into law.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Abortion • Texas
CNN Washington AM Note
June 26th, 2013
06:03 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session

The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, with Republicans unable to pass before a midnight deadline a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state. Lt. Governor David Dewhurst stepped to the Senate floor around 3 a.m. to declare the bill dead and the special session over. And thus ended a night of intense drama that both sides of the abortion debate followed breathlessly, in large part to cheer - or jeer - the efforts of a lone lawmaker who talked for 10 straight hours to run out the clock. Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis tried Tuesday to block the abortion bill by attempting a 13-hour filibuster, but fell short three hours early when the chairman ruled she had gone off topic.

FULL POST


Filed under: Washington AM Note
Poll: Majority backs same-sex marriage
June 26th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Majority backs same-sex marriage

(CNN) - As the Supreme Court gears up to announce decisions Wednesday on two high-profile cases involving same-sex marriage, a recent poll indicates a growing number of Americans support the right for same-sex couples to legally marry.

According to the CNN/ORC International survey, a majority–55%–of Americans back same-sex marriage, up 11 percentage points from 2008. The same poll indicates 44% oppose the issue.
FULL POST

Republicans tie rivals to Obama's climate change push
June 26th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans tie rivals to Obama's climate change push

(CNN) - Republicans aren't wasting any time going after President Barack Obama over the aggressive climate change agenda he laid out Tuesday.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is putting money behind a slew of online ads linking vulnerable House Democrats to the president's renewed fight against carbon pollution.
FULL POST


Filed under: climate change • NRCC • President Obama
Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session
June 26th, 2013
04:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session

(CNN) - The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, with Republicans unable to pass before a midnight deadline a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst stepped to the Senate floor around 3 a.m. to declare the bill dead and the special session over.

And thus ended a night of intense drama that both sides of the abortion debate followed breathlessly, in large part to cheer - or jeer - the efforts of a lone lawmaker who talked for 10 straight hours to run out the clock.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Abortion • Texas
U.S. presidents in Africa
June 26th, 2013
02:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama heads to Africa to promote investment, democracy

(CNN) - President Barack Obama flies across the Atlantic on Wednesday for a trip that takes him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.

The trip aims to bolster investment opportunities for U.S. businesses, address development issues such as food security and health, and promote democracy.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Africa • President Obama
No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat
June 26th, 2013
12:18 AM ET
1 year ago

No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat

(CNN) - This time, history didn't repeat itself.

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey Tuesday won a special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, topping Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in an election marked by low voter turnout.

The contest was the second time in three years that Massachusetts voters headed to the polls in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts
newer posts »