Conservative group targets Cory Booker's Senate campaign
July 23rd, 2013
02:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Conservative group targets Cory Booker's Senate campaign

(CNN) – As Newark mayor Cory Booker's star rises on the national scene, conservatives are hoping to disrupt the Democrat's campaign for U.S. Senate.

Newly-created Super PAC American Commitment Action Fund posted an online ad Tuesday going after Booker as an absentee-mayor, using his own words and that of fellow Newark politicians to try and paint the portrait of an ineffectual and divisive leader.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey
Rep. King is New Hampshire bound
July 23rd, 2013
12:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. King is New Hampshire bound

(CNN) – Rep. Peter King said last week he's considering a 2016 presidential bid.

Now, the longtime Republican congressman from New York is going on the road to apparently prove it.
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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Peter King
Photos: Political families
July 23rd, 2013
12:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Will Nunn's entrance into Senate race put Georgia in play?

(CNN) – Take a famous name, a state with changing demographics and a GOP-controlled seat that Republicans can't lose next year if they want to reclaim control of the U.S. Senate.

Those ingredients add up to the likelihood of a high-stakes, fiercely contested and expensive race for an open seat in Georgia.
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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
Democrats continue to pound McConnell with ads
July 23rd, 2013
08:54 AM ET
1 year ago

Democrats continue to pound McConnell with ads

(CNN) – Senate Majority PAC, an independent group that works to keep the Senate in Democrats' hands, launched another attack ad Tuesday against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, highlighting the Kentucky Republican as a "guardian of gridlock."

The ad, also sponsored by Patriot Majority USA, is part of a campaign the two groups kicked off last month called "30 Years Is Too Long," as they seek to oust the senator in next year's election.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Mitch McConnell • Senate
July 23rd, 2013
08:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Tweet of the Day: Romney has another grandbaby

(CNN) - While the world's eye was on the royal baby Monday, plenty of other children came into the world, including Mitt Romney's latest grandchild–also a boy. "#22," he notes in his tweet.

In a nod to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Romney said his family is also "royally blessed."

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Tweet of the Day
Virginia governor resignation would solve GOP problem, create another
July 23rd, 2013
07:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Virginia governor resignation would solve GOP problem, create another

Washington (CNN) – The prospect of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell resigning as he copes with a federal investigation into the nearly $150,000 worth of lavish gifts the Republican and his family received from a wealthy executive is unlikely, people close to the governor insist.

Yet the topic remains a tantalizing conversation piece around Richmond these days, mainly because it would be an act without modern precedent.

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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
How Obamacare's 'privacy nightmare' database really works
July 23rd, 2013
07:27 AM ET
1 year ago

How Obamacare's 'privacy nightmare' database really works

New York (CNNMoney) – When shoppers apply for health insurance through the forthcoming state-based Obamacare exchanges, the online system will verify each applicant's information by pulling in data from more than half a dozen federal agencies ranging from the IRS to the Peace Corps. It will know who you are, how much money you make, and whether or not you're in the United States legally.

The prospect of one online system having access to so much personal information is making some watchdogs nervous. In a USA Today op-ed decrying the system as a "privacy nightmare," researchers Stephen Parente and Paul Howard penned these scary words: "This hub will achieve what has, until now, only appeared in pulp thrillers: a central database linking critical state and federal data on every U.S. citizen for real-time access."

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Filed under: Health care
CNN Washington AM Note
July 23rd, 2013
05:14 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Landing gear on Southwest jet collapses, 10 hurt
Ten people suffered minor injuries Monday when the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jetliner collapsed after landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport, the city's Port Authority reported. Southwest Flight 345 was landing at LaGuardia from Nashville about 5:40 p.m. when the accident occurred. The nose of the blue-and-orange jet came to rest on the ground after the aircraft came to a stop, and passengers evacuated the aircraft on emergency slides.
WATCH: VIDEO CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with Kathy Boles, a passenger on the Southwest flight that had its nose gear collapse.
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Filed under: Washington AM Note
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