August 6th, 2013
04:40 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama calls for phase-out of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie

(CNN) – With the housing bust's epicenter as his backdrop, President Barack Obama called Tuesday for a full revamp of the government's involvement in home mortgages, including endorsing a full wind-down of loan giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The 2008 government bailout of Fannie and Freddie amounted to one of the most expensive government rescues of the financial crisis, costing billions – a tab the president argued Tuesday should never again be left to taxpayers.
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Filed under: Arizona • Economy • President Obama
First on CNN: Iowa's Steve King heading to South Carolina
August 6th, 2013
03:30 PM ET
12 months ago

First on CNN: Iowa's Steve King heading to South Carolina

Washington (CNN) – Iowa Rep. Steve King, whose hard line immigration rhetoric has angered some of his fellow Republicans and delighted Democrats eager to keep Hispanic voters in their fold, is quietly planning meetings with political activists in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina, CNN has learned.

King will travel to the state in late August to attend the Charleston Meeting, a closed-door gathering of right-leaning politicians and business leaders organized by author and activist Mallory Factor, two Republican sources said.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Steve King
Anthony Weiner has 61 more ideas
August 6th, 2013
02:41 PM ET
12 months ago

Anthony Weiner has 61 more ideas

(CNN) – A swirl of campaign distractions related to the lewd messages and photos he sent to a woman online hasn't stopped Anthony Weiner from churning out more proposals for changing New York City.

In an addendum to his "Keys to the City" platform document, Weiner lists dozens of ways he'd change the way city government works, from altering parking regulations to changing New York's municipal tax code.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Rock and Roll: A bipartisan push for 'Yes'
August 6th, 2013
12:31 PM ET
12 months ago

Rock and Roll: A bipartisan push for 'Yes'

(CNN) – Few things transcend traditional political boundaries quite like music. Now, a bipartisan group of political operators are putting their campaign expertise together, working towards the mutual goal of the progressive rock group "Yes" being named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

John Brabender was senior media strategist for Republican Rick Santorum's 2012 presidential campaign. Now, the chief creative officer at political consulting firm BrabenderCox is working with Tad Devine, an architect of Democrat John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid, along with other political operators on both sides of the spectrum, all in the name of getting the Hall of Fame to say "Yes."
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Filed under: Uncategorized
August 6th, 2013
12:00 PM ET
12 months ago

McCain calls ouster of Egyptian president a 'coup'

Cairo (CNN) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says this summer's ouster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was a coup, a description that goes against the statements so far from the Obama administration.

The White House has avoided using that term for the Egyptian military's ouster of Morsy.

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Filed under: Egypt • John McCain
Crossfire debuts Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:30pm ET
August 6th, 2013
11:33 AM ET
12 months ago

Crossfire debuts Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:30pm ET

CNN announced that Crossfire, hosted by Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones, will debut Monday, Sept 16 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The classic debate program will resemble the show's original format with passionate conversation and focus on topical events of the day. The daily, 30-minute program will feature two hosts and guests each night, discussing a range of issues from all sides of the political and cultural spectrum. In addition to the weekday show, the Crossfire co-hosts will appear across the network's programming.
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Filed under: Crossfire
August 6th, 2013
11:27 AM ET
12 months ago

Bill Clinton comments on Weiner, NYC mayoral race

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton said he and his wife, Hillary Clinton, have many "personal friends" in the New York City mayoral race and added that he shouldn't talk about the contest.

His comments came in an interview with CNN in Kigali, Rwanda, where Clinton is on a six-stop trip in the continent with his daughter for their work with The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Bill Clinton • New York
Nothing is simple: Detroit's race for mayor
August 6th, 2013
10:49 AM ET
12 months ago

Nothing is simple: Detroit's race for mayor

(CNN) – Detroit gets just a little more dysfunctional Tuesday as 16 different individuals vie to become what has become just the second most powerful person in the now-bankrupt city. Further complicating matters, one of the front runners isn't even on the ballot.

After Tuesday's primary vote, two finalists will go on to face off in the Nov. 5 general election.
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Filed under: Michigan
August 6th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
12 months ago

Bush undergoes heart procedure

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush, 67, underwent a procedure Tuesday morning to have a stent placed in his heart one day after a blockage was discovered in an artery, according to a statement from his office.

In the statement released by Bush's spokesman, the procedure was "performed successfully," without complication, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
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Filed under: George W. Bush
Christie shares his 'low point' in life
August 6th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie shares his 'low point' in life

(CNN) - Known for his at-times brazen, combative demeanor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened up in a recent interview about his low point in life, sharing a compelling story about the moment he realized his mother would soon die.

The Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate described his mother as "indestructible" after overcoming a brain aneurism and breast cancer earlier in life.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
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