Funding cuts hit 57,000 preschoolers
August 19th, 2013
01:08 PM ET
12 months ago

Funding cuts hit 57,000 preschoolers

Washington (CNNMoney) – Federal spending cuts are hitting 57,000 children who would have started preschool in the next few weeks.

The Administration for Children and Families reported Monday that 51,299 fewer children will begin Head Start preschool programs and 5,966 fewer toddlers will enter Early Head Start programs due to the $85 billion in federal budget cuts called sequester.

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Filed under: Budget • Education
August 19th, 2013
11:54 AM ET
12 months ago

Crossfire Classic: Quayle on Gorbachev in 1988

As we count down to the re-launch of CNN's Crossfire, our new hosts are sharing classic moments from the program's 23-year history. Today, S.E. Cupp takes us back to early 1988, when a little-known Senator questioned President Ronald Reagan's judgment.

Crossfire returns to CNN on September 16, airing weekdays at 6:30 p.m. ET.


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Christie to give former rival in-person endorsement
August 19th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie to give former rival in-person endorsement

(CNN) – They were rivals in 2009.

But Tuesday New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will team up with Steve Lonegan, the man he beat four years ago for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the Garden State.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Ted Cruz releases birth certificate
August 19th, 2013
08:58 AM ET
12 months ago

Ted Cruz releases birth certificate

(CNN) – As Ted Cruz's profile has skyrocketed in the last year–thanks to his election to the U.S. Senate and an attention-grabbing itinerary to early presidential voting states–the Texas Republican's eligibility for president has come under question.

Born in Canada to a U.S. mother and a Cuban father, most legal experts have said Cruz qualifies as a "natural-born citizen," a requirement for the White House job, as stated in the Constitution.
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Filed under: 2016 • Ted Cruz • Texas
2016 watch: Scott Brown makes a stop in Iowa
August 19th, 2013
08:03 AM ET
12 months ago

2016 watch: Scott Brown makes a stop in Iowa

(CNN) – Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts stopped by the Iowa state fair on Sunday for some corndogs and some beer-and, as he said, "to meet some voters."

The recently-out-of-office Republican lawmaker seems to be exploring a number of options as he moves forward after losing his Senate seat in November to now-Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Scott Brown
New Jersey to outlaw gay conversion therapy for minors
August 19th, 2013
06:30 AM ET
12 months ago

New Jersey to outlaw gay conversion therapy for minors

Update 11:16 a.m. ET - Christie has signed the bill into law.

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey will become the second state to forbid gay conversion therapy for minors when Gov. Chris Christie signs legislation into law Monday banning the highly controversial practice, CNN has learned.

Gay conversion therapy is an effort championed by people who believe that you can change a person’s sexual orientation through counseling. The American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association are just a handful of professional organizations that oppose this practice, saying it is harmful.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gay rights • New Jersey
The IRS is cracking down on small businesses
August 19th, 2013
06:25 AM ET
12 months ago

The IRS is cracking down on small businesses

New York (CNNMoney) – Swipe your card at a local store and you might be creating some serious tax headaches for the business owner.

The Internal Revenue Service has sent out letters to 20,000 small businesses since fall 2012, notifying them of "possible income under-reporting."

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • IRS
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