August 12th, 2013
09:12 PM ET
8 months ago

Weiner says scandal hurt wife 'professionally'; knows 2016 Clinton role

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner said Monday he believes his sexting scandals have damaged his wife's career and seemingly dropped a hint about Hillary Clinton's potential 2016 presidential plans.

In a wide-ranging interview with BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith that was livestreamed exclusively on the "CNN BuzzFeed" channel on YouTube, Weiner also revealed that he's still in therapy but did not give further details on the frequency of his sessions.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
August 12th, 2013
09:00 PM ET
8 months ago

Analysis: Race in Obamacare debate

CNN "Crossfire" co-hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones weigh in on Sen. Harry Reid's comments about race and the Obamacare debate.


Filed under: Crossfire • Harry Reid • Health care
Hillary Clinton jumps back into political fray with speech on voting rights
August 12th, 2013
07:32 PM ET
8 months ago

Hillary Clinton jumps back into political fray with speech on voting rights

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's self-imposed absence from the country's political discourse ended Monday when the former secretary of state issued biting criticism of Republican-backed voter ID laws during a speech to a group of lawyers.

Clinton said her appearance at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association marked the beginning of a speaking series she'll embark upon that will also include an address on the United States' national security policies next month in Philadelphia.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
North Carolina Gov. McCrory signs voter ID law
August 12th, 2013
05:59 PM ET
8 months ago

North Carolina Gov. McCrory signs voter ID law

(CNN) – North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a controversial voter ID bill into law Monday, citing the "common sense" need to protect the right to vote.

The law will go into effect for the 2016 elections and will, among other things, require all voters to present a valid government-issued photo ID at the polls. Opponents contend such laws unfairly discriminate against minority voters.
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Filed under: North Carolina
August 12th, 2013
05:16 PM ET
8 months ago

Anthony Weiner's interview: The top moments

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner's run for New York City mayor has been one of the most watched - and most controversial - campaigns in the country. Weiner passed on a beer, but he sat for a live question-and answer session hosted by BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith in a "BuzzFeed Brews" event that was livestreamed exclusively on the "CNN BuzzFeed" channel on YouTube.

In the wide-ranging interview, Weiner talked about the effect his sexting scandal had on his wife's career and weighed in on his therapy sessions. He also dropped a hint about Hillary Clinton's plans for 2016.
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CNN's GUT CHECK for August 12, 2013
August 12th, 2013
05:03 PM ET
8 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 12, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for August 12, 2013 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

PREPARE TO BE BUZZED: At 6:30 p.m. ET BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith sits down with New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to talk politics over beers. Watch the livestream exclusively on the “CNN BuzzFeed” channel on YouTube.

CAN’T GET NO: Three-quarters of Americans are now dissatisfied with the direction of the country, “up from 68% in July. U.S. satisfaction suffered a setback this month, after a two-month upswing. Twenty-two percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the direction of the country, down from 28% in July and 27% in June.”

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GOP Rep.: House 'could probably get the votes' to impeach Obama
August 12th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
8 months ago

GOP Rep.: House 'could probably get the votes' to impeach Obama

(CNN) – A Republican member of the House of Representatives said he thinks there are likely enough votes to bring articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama but did not specify on what charges.

Rep. Blake Farenthold said the House could impeach the president while responding to a 'birther' question from a constituent in his home Texas district that includes Corpus Christi. Farenthold said that while the House likely has the votes, the Senate trial would end in an acquittal for Obama.
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Filed under: President Obama • Texas
Palin says Christie isn't 'rogue'
August 12th, 2013
04:06 PM ET
8 months ago

Palin says Christie isn't 'rogue'

(CNN) - While some in the GOP have been hesitant to choose sides in the recent rift between Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin says she knows exactly where she stands.

"I'm on Team Rand," she said this weekend.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Sarah Palin
August 12th, 2013
03:24 PM ET
8 months ago

Fact-checking Obama's claims about Snowden

Washington (CNN) - If Edward Snowden's NSA leaks led to changes in government policy, increased civil liberties protections and sparked a national dialogue, does it stand to reason that Edward Snowden is more whistleblower and patriot than traitor?

We know where President Barack Obama stands.

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Filed under: NSA • President Obama
Eric Holder seeks to cut mandatory minimum drug sentences
August 12th, 2013
03:15 PM ET
8 months ago

Eric Holder seeks to cut mandatory minimum drug sentences

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department will no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, noting the nation is "coldly efficient in jailing criminals," but that it "cannot prosecute or incarcerate" its way to becoming safer.

"Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law enforcement reason," Holder told the American Bar Association's House of Delegates in San Francisco.

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Justice Department
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