August 20th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
8 months ago

No fu manchus, but undefeated '72 Dolphins honored by Obama

Washington (CNN) – Four decades after they became the only NFL team so far to cap a perfect season with a Super Bowl win, the 1972 Miami Dolphins headed to the White House for a public honor from President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

"I know this is a little bit unorthodox four decades after the fact, but these guys never got their White House visit after winning Super Bowl VII," Obama said in the East Room. "Some of them are a little harder to recognize these days. They don't have the afros, the mutton chops, the fu manchus."
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Filed under: President Obama • White House
August 20th, 2013
01:40 PM ET
8 months ago

Maine governor denies saying Obama 'hates white people'

(CNN) – Gov. Paul LePage, known for making controversial comments, reportedly said President Barack Obama "hates white people," according to two Maine newspapers citing unnamed sources.

"I never said that. And you guys are all about gossip," he told reporters as he walked out of the Maine State House in Augusta. His comments were recorded by CNN affiliate WCSH.
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Filed under: Maine • Paul LePage • President Obama
Virginia governor: From rising star to liability
August 20th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
8 months ago

Virginia governor: From rising star to liability

Washington (CNN) - Prosecutors hope to determine by Labor Day whether Virginia's first family broke any laws regarding a gift-giving scandal that has engulfed Gov. Bob McDonnell and tarnished the once-sterling reputation of the Republican politician, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

Lawyers for McDonnell and his wife met with prosecutors in the city of Alexandria on Monday as the Justice Department sought clarity over previously undisclosed gifts given to the governor and his family by the chief executive of a troubled dietary supplement company.

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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
August 20th, 2013
12:12 PM ET
8 months ago

Crossfire Classic: KKK Grand Wizard in 1982

CNN’s Crossfire never has – and never will - shy away from controversy. Sooner or later, anyone who works on Crossfire hears about a 1982 episode where the guest’s views offended the hosts - and we warn you, those views are no less offensive or repugnant now, 31 years later. Stephanie Cutter shows us why.

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


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Christie to stand with former rival in NJ Senate battle
August 20th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
8 months ago

Christie to stand with former rival in NJ Senate battle

(CNN) - As New Jersey's Republican Senate nominee stands shoulder to shoulder with Garden State Gov. Chris Christie, a new poll indicates he trails Newark Mayor Cory Booker by double digits in October's special election.

According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released Tuesday, Booker leads Steve Lonegan 54%-38% among those likely to vote in New Jersey's Oct. 16 special election. The survey was conducted Thursday through Sunday, following landslide primary victories last week by both Booker and Lonegan, the former mayor of the northern New Jersey town of Bogota, in the Democratic and Republican Senate primary contests.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan
Sen. Alexander gets a primary challenger
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee
August 20th, 2013
11:15 AM ET
8 months ago

Sen. Alexander gets a primary challenger

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who's up for a third term next year, now has a GOP primary challenger.

State Rep. Joe Carr announced Tuesday he will run for the U.S. Senate, taking on the state's senior senator in 2014.
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Filed under: 2014 • Senate • Tennessee
McConnell hits opponent over LinkedIn profile
August 20th, 2013
09:38 AM ET
8 months ago

McConnell hits opponent over LinkedIn profile

(CNN) – Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign is seizing on a change made earlier this year in his conservative challenger's LinkedIn profile after a report stated Matt Bevin had misleading information on his online resume.

In March, The Hill reported that Bevin, a businessman with tea party ties, led readers of his profile to believe he graduated from a program affiliated with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Filed under: 2014 • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Clinton vet says DNC job about 2013, not 2016
August 20th, 2013
07:19 AM ET
8 months ago

Clinton vet says DNC job about 2013, not 2016

Washington (CNN) – Mo Elleithee was a senior spokesman for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign but he says his new job as communications director for the Democratic National Committee has nothing to do with his former boss' plans for 2016.

"This has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. I don't know if Hillary Clinton is going to run again. I suspect she doesn't know yet if she's going to run," he said.

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Filed under: DNC • Hillary Clinton
August 20th, 2013
07:16 AM ET
8 months ago

4 U.S. State employees face reassignment

Washington (CNN) – Four State Department employees who were put on administrative leave after last year's attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will be reassigned inside the department, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday.

The four were placed on leave last December by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the September 11 attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Filed under: Libya • State Department
White House under pressure to pay its interns
August 20th, 2013
07:11 AM ET
8 months ago

White House under pressure to pay its interns

New York (CNNMoney) - For employers who rely on unpaid interns, it's been the summer of reckoning.

Hundreds of interns have filed lawsuits or raised complaints over working long hours for free. But one group of former interns is sidestepping the courtroom and going straight to the White House to fight for fair compensation.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • President Obama • White House
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