Jacksons, set for sentencing, tell court of preferences
August 13th, 2013
03:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Jacksons, set for sentencing, tell court of preferences

(CNN) – A Washington-based charity wrote in a letter to a federal judge Tuesday it was interested in hosting former Chicago Alderman Sandra Jackson "in her performance of community service" as part of a potential sentence for filing false tax returns.

The letter came the day before Jackson, along with her husband former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., are sentenced for their roles in misusing campaign funds to cover personal expenses.
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Filed under: Jesse Jackson Jr.
San Diego mayor rejects recall drive over sexual harassment claims
August 13th, 2013
01:34 PM ET
12 months ago

San Diego mayor rejects recall drive over sexual harassment claims

San Diego (CNN) – New parks. High-tech jobs. Better roads and a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says voters should weigh all those issues against the mounting allegations that he groped and harassed women before they decide whether they want to run him out of office.

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
Who is eligible to run for president?
August 13th, 2013
01:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Who is eligible to run for president?

Washington (CNN) – While the issue of President Barack Obama's birth has long been settled, and it's a moot point anyway since he's in his second term in office, there remain some people who won't be convinced.

Just ask members of Congress, who even this summer are encountering so-called "birthers" at town hall meetings.

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Filed under: 2016 • President Obama • Ted Cruz
Adding fuel to the fire: Hillary Clinton speech fans 2016 speculation
August 13th, 2013
12:30 PM ET
12 months ago

Adding fuel to the fire: Hillary Clinton speech fans 2016 speculation

Washington (CNN) - The early favorite to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination walks a tightrope.

Hillary Clinton has said she is in no hurry to decide whether she'll seek the White House. But the former secretary of state, first lady and senator stokes the assumption that she's in the game for a second time with every move she makes.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Unicorns doled out for climate change deniers
August 13th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
12 months ago

Unicorns doled out for climate change deniers

(CNN) – As part of their push to promote President Barack Obama's climate change agenda, the political group formed from his presidential campaign is going after Republican lawmakers who have expressed skepticism of climate change.

The group sent a message on Twitter Tuesday with a photo of a "climate denier award" trophy, topped by a unicorn. The group's volunteers are delivering the statues to lawmakers Tuesday.

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Filed under: climate change • President Obama
Planned Parenthood mailer hits 'extremely dangerous' Cuccinelli
August 13th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
12 months ago

Planned Parenthood mailer hits 'extremely dangerous' Cuccinelli

Washington (CNN) - Planned Parenthood unleashed a wave of mail pieces in Virginia this week blasting Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli as “extremely dangerous for women.”

“Ken Cuccinelli would end access to safe and legal abortion, even in cases of rape or incest,” reads the mailer, provided to CNN by a Virginia voter who received it on Monday.
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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Planned Parenthood • Virginia
Booker leading as N.J. voters head to the polls
August 13th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
12 months ago

Booker leading as N.J. voters head to the polls

(CNN) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker is poised to capture the Democratic nomination in New Jersey's primary Tuesday for a special Senate election.

Heading into the contest, the two-term mayor has a sizable fundraising advantage over his Democratic opponents and a crushing lead ahead of the crowded crop of candidates in recent polls.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Senate
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