Obama to talk about economy at Illinois college
July 21st, 2013
08:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to talk about economy at Illinois college

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will hit the road again to talk about jobs and the economy, resetting the message amid a busy summer that's so far been dominated by immigration reform efforts, the IRS scandal, national security leaks and the president's trips to Europe and Africa.

Obama will return to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois on Wednesday to kick off a series of speeches about his economic plan, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in an e-mail to supporters Sunday evening.
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Filed under: Economy • Jobs • President Obama
Cruz tries to sidestep 2016 question
July 21st, 2013
02:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Cruz tries to sidestep 2016 question

Updated 3:27 p.m. ET, 7/21

(CNN) – He’s not saying yes. He’s not saying no.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas danced around questions in a recent interview about whether he plans to run for president in 2016.
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Filed under: 2016 • Ted Cruz
July 21st, 2013
01:37 PM ET
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Gingrich debates Bobby Rush over hoodie

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, for wearing a hoodie on the House floor last year after Trayvon Martin's death, while Rush's congressional district in Chicago continues to see heavy gun violence.

"You have a congressman whose own district is bleeding, who puts on a hoodie as a symbolic act, but he doesn't do anything about the gangs in his own district," Gingrich said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

But Rush said the Republican's argument "doesn't hold water."

“I have been working relentlessly since I’ve been in Congress, even when you were the speaker of the House and didn’t want to hear these matters," the congressman said.

Boehner talks Obamacare, immigration, legacy
July 21st, 2013
12:31 PM ET
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Boehner talks Obamacare, immigration, legacy

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner vowed Republicans would continue to keep trying to put the brakes on Obamacare, saying the president's sweeping health care reform is "not good for the country."

In a wide-ranging interview with CBS's "Face the Nation," Boehner also refused to say whether or not he would support immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, and further weighed in on what he hopes to be his legacy.
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Filed under: Congress • Health care • Immigration • John Boehner
July 21st, 2013
11:50 AM ET
1 year ago

5 stories to watch this week

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama holds more campaign-like events on the economy this week after speaking on Monday to the group that helped him get a second term in the White House.

Here are five stories to watch in the week ahead.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • President Obama
July 21st, 2013
11:44 AM ET
1 year ago

McCain: Rolling Stone cover was ‘stupid’

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, didn’t hold back in expressing how he felt about Rolling Stone magazine’s cover featuring accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

“I thought it was stupid,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I thought it was horrifying.”
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Filed under: John McCain • State of the Union
July 21st, 2013
11:21 AM ET
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Lawmakers say racial prejudice can't be wiped away with laws

(CNN) – Two congressmen, one Hispanic and one African-American, weighed in Sunday on how they've been personally affected by racial tension in the United States. They agreed that the issue can be erased only by dialogue, not by changing laws.

"I don't think you can legislate attitude," Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-California, said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: TV-State of the Union
July 21st, 2013
10:26 AM ET
1 year ago

McCain calls for review of 'stand your ground' laws

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain, who lost in 2008 to the first African-American elected to the White House, said President Barack Obama's speech about race relations was "very impressive" and agreed that "stand your ground" laws should be re-examined, including those in his own state of Arizona.

"The 'stand your ground' law may be something that may needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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