July 29th, 2013
03:32 PM ET
12 months ago

McCain on Vietnam cellmate: 'I will see him again'

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain paid tribute to his Vietnam cellmate on the Senate floor Monday, emotionally describing retired Col. George E. "Bud" Day as a fierce resistor who showed McCain "how to save my self-respect and my honor," he said. Day died Saturday at the age of 88.

In a statement Sunday commemorating Day, McCain called him the "bravest man I ever knew."
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Obama, Hillary Clinton sit down to lunch
Hillary Clinton and President Obama meet for lunch on Monday, July 29, 2013. (Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy)
July 29th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama, Hillary Clinton sit down to lunch

Updated at 2:46 p.m. ET on 7/29

(CNN) – As the nation's top diplomat, Hillary Clinton used to be a regular presence at the White House, but since leaving her post as secretary of state earlier this year, Clinton has been busy delivering speeches and launching her post-government initiatives.

On Monday, however, Clinton made a return to the building for lunch with President Barack Obama.
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Source: Clintons livid with Weiner personally, disputes NY Post
July 29th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Source: Clintons livid with Weiner personally, disputes NY Post

(CNN) – Bill and Hillary Clinton are "livid" with New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, a source close to the couple said Monday in response to a report in The New York Post.

The source disputed the story in the Post that said the Clintons are "livid" at comparisons made between Weiner and the former president. Instead the source said the Clintons' anger stemmed from their personal relationship with Abedin and not from any political concerns about their association with Weiner.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
The widening regional divide over abortion
July 29th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
12 months ago

The widening regional divide over abortion

Washington (CNN) - As lawmakers in state capitals battle this summer over increasing restrictions on abortion, a new poll indicates where you live may determine your stance on the controversial issue.

According to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday, opposition to legal abortion is highest in the Southern Central part of the U.S., including Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry earlier this month signed into law a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. By contrast, support for legal abortions remains highest in the Northeast (in particular New England) and the West Coast states.
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Christie's opponent chooses union chief as running mate
New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono, in a screenshot from a campaign ad released earlier this year.
July 29th, 2013
11:35 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie's opponent chooses union chief as running mate

(CNN) – New Jersey State Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono, who is challenging Gov. Chris Christie in his bid for re-election, tapped a local labor boss as her running mate Monday.

Buono's pick, Milly Silva, acts as the executive vice president for New Jersey of the 1199 Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers East. In that role she represents 7,000 long term healthcare workers, including nursing home employees and home health aides.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • New Jersey
Primary challenger to top Senate Republican lands conservative endorsement
July 29th, 2013
08:39 AM ET
12 months ago

Primary challenger to top Senate Republican lands conservative endorsement

Washington (CNN) - One day before the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky formally kicks off her campaign, the candidate who's launched a conservative primary challenge to the top Republican in the U.S. Senate has landed an important endorsement.

The Madison Project PAC, a national conservative PAC that helps elect candidates, on Monday will endorse Matt Bevin's 2014 bid for the Senate against McConnell, who's served nearly three decades and is running for a sixth term in office next year.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell
After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid
July 29th, 2013
07:49 AM ET
12 months ago

After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul attempted to rebut recent criticism of his stance on national security issues on Sunday, telling attendees of a Republican fundraiser in Tennessee that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and GOP Rep. Peter King of New York were depleting the government's coffers by asking for federal disaster relief.

"The people who want to criticize me and call me names, they are precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending," Paul said at a "Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans" event in Franklin, according to CNN affiliate WKRN-TV.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Peter King • Rand Paul
With sharp criticism, Christie seeks to upstage opponent
July 29th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
12 months ago

With sharp criticism, Christie seeks to upstage opponent

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will release a new web video Monday that claims his opponent, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono, has been a failed fiscal steward of the state while serving as a key member of the New Jersey legislature.

The video, which CNN was provided a preview of, tries to tie Buono to former Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. It specifically criticizes Buono for being responsible, in part, for tax increases, job losses and budget shortfalls during Corzine's administration.
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Filed under: Barbara Buono • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Will your congressman retire richer than you?
July 29th, 2013
06:43 AM ET
12 months ago

Will your congressman retire richer than you?

New York (CNNMoney) - Want to retire with plenty of savings? Consider running for office.

Members of Congress receive retirement benefits that are far more generous than those earned by the average worker, according to a recent Bankrate analysis.

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CNN Washington AM Note
July 29th, 2013
05:36 AM ET
12 months ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Authorities want answers in boating accident that kills bride-to-be, best man
Wedding plans have turned to funeral arrangements as New York authorities try to piece together what went wrong in a horrific weekend boating accident that killed a bride-to-be and best man. "We're looking into every single thing," Rockland County, New York, Sheriff Louis Falco said. "What we're going to do is bring in an accident reconstruction team." Lindsey Stewart and Brian Bond were planning to marry on August 10.
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