July 30th, 2013
11:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Weiner spokeswoman apologizes for trash-talking about ex-intern

Editor's note: This story contains graphic language that may not be suitable to all readers.

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner's communications director apologized Tuesday night for bashing a former intern in a scathing interview laced with four-letter words.

"In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation," Barbara Morgan said in a statement to CNN. "It was wrong and I am very sorry."
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Oprah to host fundraiser for Booker
July 30th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Oprah to host fundraiser for Booker

(CNN) – Oprah Winfrey is lending her star power to a rising star in the Democratic Party.

The influential TV personality and media titan will help host a fundraiser for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is running in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Oprah Winfrey • Senate
July 30th, 2013
08:10 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP attacks its female deficit in Congress

Washington (CNN) - If you're a Republican woman, the GOP wants you. To run for Congress, that is.

The Grand Old Party holds a majority of seats in the House of Representatives. Yet of 234 Republican members, only 19 are women.

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Filed under: Congress • Republicans
July 30th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Democratic strategist: Female representatives say Filner had a 'creepy' reputation

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is not only not stepping down, he is doubling down.

Filner is asking the city to pick up the tab for his growing legal fees after seven women came forward accusing him of sexual harassment. The city is filing a cross complaint, asking that he pay them for their legal fees.

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Filed under: California • Congress
July 30th, 2013
07:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Weiner: 'Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City'

(CNN) – New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner is rejecting calls to withdraw his bid again in a new video posted to his campaign website Tuesday night.

Despite dropping to fourth place in a recent poll amid new sexting revelations, Weiner remains adamant that he's staying in.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Biden jokes about co-hosting with Hillary
July 30th, 2013
07:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden jokes about co-hosting with Hillary

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton generated a lot of 2016 buzz with their breakfast on Tuesday.

The vice president followed up with a joke later in the day, tweeting that he and his former Senate colleague may be up for co-hosting a television segment one day.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
McCain, Graham heading to Egypt at president's request
July 30th, 2013
06:53 PM ET
1 year ago

McCain, Graham heading to Egypt at president's request

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, plan to go to Egypt at President Barack Obama’s request as soon as next week, Graham confirmed to CNN.

“We were talking to the president a week or two ago and he said if this continues to deteriorate, we are going to need to reinforce our message here, and he thought if it came from us it would be even more powerful,” Graham said.
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Filed under: Congress • Egypt • John McCain • Lindsey Graham
Senate confirms nominees to politically sensitive labor board
July 30th, 2013
06:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate confirms nominees to politically sensitive labor board

Washington (CNN) – After a lengthy standoff, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed a full slate of members to the National Labor Relations Board, a politically sensitive and powerful panel that helps settle labor-management disputes.

“Although too few Americans are aware of the important job this board does, the NLRB looks out for the rights of millions of U.S. workers every day and remedies unfair practices by private companies,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who is pro-union, about the five-member board that will be controlled by Democrats.
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Filed under: Congress • Senate
Government shutdown won't shut Obamacare: Report
July 30th, 2013
05:56 PM ET
1 year ago

Government shutdown won't shut Obamacare: Report

Washington (CNNMoney) – Obamacare would keep running even in a government shutdown, a new congressional report suggests.

The new health care law draws funding from sources that are not subject to the congressional budget process, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. Also, the revenue collected under Obamacare is considered to be part of a category that ensures the "safety of human life or the protection of property," which makes it immune to government shutdowns, the report said.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Health care
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 30, 2013
July 30th, 2013
05:50 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 30, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for July 30, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

RAND PAUL CALLS CHRIS CHRISTIE THE “KING OF BACON”

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE AT A TUESDAY PRESS CONFERENCE IN FRONT OF LITTLE FERRY FIRE DEPARTMENT: “Senator Paul is accusing us of having a ‘gimme, gimme, gimme’ attitude towards federal spending when in fact New Jersey is a donor state and we get 61 cents back on every dollar we send to Washington, and interestingly, Kentucky gets $1.51 on every dollar they send to Washington. So if Senator Paul wants to start looking at where he’s going to cut spending to afford defense, maybe he should start cutting the pork barrel spending that he brings home to Kentucky at $1.51 for every dollar.”

KENTUCKY SENATOR RAND PAUL RESPONDS ON CNN’S THE SITUATION ROOM: “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon. We have two military bases in Kentucky, and is Gov. Christie recommending that we shut down our military bases? He wants to be this great champion of national defense. What does he want to do shut down military bases in Kentucky? … It is not helping the party for him to pick a war with me. It is a big mistake. It is not very smart. And it is not a good way to grow the party.”

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