Tourist attempts to bring marijuana, pipe into Capitol
August 1st, 2013
02:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Tourist attempts to bring marijuana, pipe into Capitol

Capitol Hill (CNN) – Note to anyone visiting the U.S. Capitol: Don't bring a marijuana pipe with you and especially don't bring the illegal substance to put in it.

U.S. Capitol Police tell CNN that a 20-year-old visitor was arrested Thursday inside the Capitol, on the way to view the House of Representatives, when officers found "what appeared to be a pipe consistent with the use of marijuana" in her bag. The search continued. Next? Officers spotted a "green leafy substance" in the bag, according to USCP PIO Shennell Antrobus.

The substance tested positive as marijuana. The tourist, identified as Bethany Joy Adams, was arrested.


Filed under: Congress
August 1st, 2013
01:37 PM ET
1 year ago

5 things we're learning from Christie-Paul spat

Washington (CNN) - A very public squabble between two top Republican politicians who might be leading contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination has grabbed clicks online and airtime on cable news.

The war of words between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky over national security, civil liberties and federal spending is also a proxy for the bigger battle for the future of the Republican Party.

Here are five things we're learning from their spat.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rand Paul
August 1st, 2013
01:05 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN analysis: Congress in D.C. far less than it used to be

Washington (CNN) - The artificially chilled halls of the U.S. Capitol this week are a sort of an out-of-body experience.

Thoughts of the month-long August break from Washington permeate nearly every encounter and phone call.

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Filed under: Congress
August 1st, 2013
12:59 PM ET
1 year ago

White House 'evaluating utility' of upcoming summit in Russia

(CNN) - The United States is reconsidering a planned meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Moscow before a G-20 gathering in St. Petersburg, White House spokesman Jay Carney indicated Thursday.

"We are evaluating the utility of a summit," Carney said in discussing the possible U.S. response to Russia's decision to grant asylum to classified leaker Edward Snowden.


Filed under: Russia • White House
Snowden asylum a blow to U.S.-Russia relations
August 1st, 2013
12:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Snowden asylum a blow to U.S.-Russia relations

Washington (CNN) – Russia's decision to grant asylum to classified leaker Edward Snowden is a blow to already challenged U.S. relations with Moscow, legislators from both parties agreed Thursday, but they differed on how President Barack Obama should respond.

While Republican critics of the Obama administration called for some form of diplomatic retaliation, Democrats said the U.S.-Russian relationship was too big and important to be seriously curtailed or damaged by the Snowden case.

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Filed under: NSA • Russia
Weiner: Carlos Danger was 'a joke'
August 1st, 2013
12:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Weiner: Carlos Danger was 'a joke'

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner was asked Thursday about why he chose the Hispanic pseudonym "Carlos Danger" which he used for sexting even after his 2011 resignation from Congress.

The contender for New York City's Democratic mayoral ballot took one more question about this Twitter handle Thursday morning from Univision during an interview; this time asked: "Why did you pick an Hispanic name and how dangerous were you really?"
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner
Summer Sin City visit for Christie despite earlier dig
August 1st, 2013
12:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Summer Sin City visit for Christie despite earlier dig

Updated at 1:32 p.m. ET on 8/1

(CNN) – He asserted two years ago that anyone who visits Las Vegas in the summertime is "stupid," but New Jersey Chris Christie is nonetheless headed to Sin City Thursday for a speaking gig and a fundraiser with key Nevada Republicans.

Christie will attend a private event "hosted" by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson in Las Vegas on Thursday, his re-election campaign told CNN. While the Adelsons' names are on the invitation, the couple will not be attending since they're out of town, a source with knowledge of the event said. The event was first reported by the Las Vegas Sun.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Nevada
Cuccinelli backs out of major conservative conference
August 1st, 2013
12:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Cuccinelli backs out of major conservative conference

Washington (CNN) - Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia's Republican nominee for governor, has pulled out of this weekend's RedState Gathering, an annual conservative conference being held this year in New Orleans.

The conference, named for the popular website RedState.com, stars a bevy of prominent Republican speakers, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Virginia
'Rent is too damn high' candidate backs Weiner
August 1st, 2013
11:06 AM ET
1 year ago

'Rent is too damn high' candidate backs Weiner

(CNN) - His campaign may be battling controversies on several fronts, but Anthony Weiner scored the backing of one well-known New Yorker Thursday.

Jimmy McMillan, whose "the rent is too damn high!" rant went viral during his 2010 bid for New York mayor, wrote on Twitter he was throwing his support behind Weiner, adding a photo of the two politicians.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded
August 1st, 2013
08:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded

(CNN) – Their home has its own bowling alley, movie theatre, and chef.

But while living in the White House could leave Sasha and Malia Obama with a distorted sense of how Americans live, their father says he's always conveying to his daughters how abnormal their situation really is.
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Filed under: President Obama
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