Amanda Bynes: Barack and Michelle Obama are ugly
July 8th, 2013
01:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Amanda Bynes: Barack and Michelle Obama are ugly

(CNN) – It's not the kind of political attack they're used to, but President Barack Obama and the first lady became the latest subjects of actress Amanda Bynes' bewildering Twitter charade.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • President Obama
Obama pushes government technology upgrade
July 8th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama pushes government technology upgrade

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration has selected 43 more technology specialists as Presidential Innovation Fellows to help the government devise new ways to operate better and save money, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

The new fellows follow an initial group of 18 chosen last year who came up with ways to digitize disaster recovery efforts, make more government data available to the public for free, and eliminate duplication while speeding up the adoption of new technology by government agencies, Obama told a White House event attended by most of his Cabinet.

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Filed under: President Obama
Bon Jovi to NJ: I'll be there for you
July 8th, 2013
12:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Bon Jovi to NJ: I'll be there for you

Updated 7/8/2013 at 6:54 pm

(CNN) - Rock star and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi made an appearance Monday to announce his $1 million contribution to New Jersey's Sandy Relief Fund.

"My being here is not political. It's emotional because I grew up here. I went to school here. I met my wife here," he said at an event held to announce the donation. "And in the days following the storm, when I visited these streets and spoke to the residents, one thought that came to me time and time again was what can I do?"
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
McDonnell's spokesman denies resignation report
July 8th, 2013
11:58 AM ET
1 year ago

McDonnell's spokesman denies resignation report

(CNN) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's spokesman hit back at rumors this weekend that the Republican governor will resign over a slew of recent allegations involving possible ethics violations.

A conservative blog, The Bearing Drift, reported Saturday that McDonnell will step down as part of a plea deal. McDonnell has been under investigation by the FBI for his relationship with a certain donor who has provided multiple gifts to the governor and his family.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
Lautenberg's family backs Pallone, says he's not a 'showhorse'
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, passed away in June.
July 8th, 2013
10:48 AM ET
1 year ago

Lautenberg's family backs Pallone, says he's not a 'showhorse'

(CNN) – Rep. Frank Pallone received a crucial endorsement Monday in his longshot bid for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey.

The Democratic congressman, who's running in a special Senate election to fill the remainder of the late-Sen. Frank Lautenberg's term, got the backing of Lautenberg's family.
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Filed under: Frank Lautenberg • New Jersey • Senate
Spitzer: 'You need skin as thick as a rhinoceros'
July 8th, 2013
09:52 AM ET
1 year ago

Spitzer: 'You need skin as thick as a rhinoceros'

(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in disgrace over a prostitution scandal, said Monday morning he made his decision to re-enter politics as recently as this past weekend.

In a series of media interviews, Spitzer attempted to explain his surprising revelation from Sunday night that he plans on running for city comptroller in this year's election.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York
Both sides of Obamacare debate launch ad campaigns
July 8th, 2013
08:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Both sides of Obamacare debate launch ad campaigns

(CNN) - Dueling ads over Obamacare will hit the airwaves this week, as a conservative group raises questions about the rollout of the president's sweeping health care reform, while a group on the other end of the political spectrum unveils a new TV spot seeking to defend the comprehensive program.

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity is the latest organization to launch a major ad campaign attacking Obamacare, a spokesman has confirmed to CNN. The ad buy is expected to eventually total $1 million and run nationally, with an initial rollout of $700,000 worth of television and online ads that will air in Virginia and Ohio beginning Tuesday.
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Filed under: Ads • Health care • OFA
John Kerry's wife showed symptoms of seizure, source says
Teresa Heinz Kerry and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend his ceremonial swearing-in event in February in Washington.
July 8th, 2013
08:13 AM ET
1 year ago

John Kerry's wife showed symptoms of seizure, source says

(CNN) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, exhibited symptoms "consistent with some sort of seizure," a source close to the family told CNN, and she is undergoing medical evaluation at a Boston Hospital.

Heinz Kerry, 74, became ill Sunday and was taken by ambulance to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, accompanied by her husband, spokesman Glen Johnson said. Once her condition was stabilized, she was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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For Fatburger and others, Obamacare delay came too late
July 8th, 2013
07:23 AM ET
1 year ago

For Fatburger and others, Obamacare delay came too late

New York (CNNMoney) - Delaying the Obamacare employer mandate has simply put off rules business had already started adjusting to.

Under the Affordable Care Act, companies with 50-plus full-time employees must start offering them health insurance or face stiff penalties. The employer mandate had been set to kick in January 2014, but was pushed back a year.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Health care
Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer seeks return to politics - as city comptroller
July 8th, 2013
07:10 AM ET
1 year ago

Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer seeks return to politics - as city comptroller

New York (CNN) – Seeking redemption after a prostitution scandal ransacked his political career, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is looking to return to the political arena - this time as the comptroller of New York City.

"I accepted responsibly for what I did," Spitzer told CNN late Sunday night. "I spent five years of working, doing useful things, and I hope the public will offer me an opportunity."

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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York
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