Reports: Mayor Filner resignation agreement in works
August 22nd, 2013
01:01 PM ET
11 months ago

Reports: Mayor Filner resignation agreement in works

(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign Friday if the San Diego City Council accepts a proposed mediation agreement, local TV stations reported Thursday.

An official familiar with the negotiations told CNN's Lindy Hall: "It is still our understanding that his resignation is part of the deal that the San Diego City Council needs to sign off on during tomorrow's closed session."

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
August 22nd, 2013
12:53 PM ET
11 months ago

Crossfire Classic: Boehner defends Congress in '98

Today's Classic Crossfire is from 15 years ago. Congress was just back from vacation. And as Van Jones shows us, someone you'll recognize was defending
their lack of accomplishments.

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


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Feds sue to stop Texas voter ID law
August 22nd, 2013
12:46 PM ET
11 months ago

Feds sue to stop Texas voter ID law

(CNN) - The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that it will file a lawsuit seeking to stop a controversial Texas law that would require voters to show identification at voting booths.

The department wants a court to declare that the law, passed in 2011, violates part of the federal Voting Rights Act and voting guarantees provided in the 14th and 15th Amendments.

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Filed under: Justice Department • Texas
Obama schools on college costs
August 22nd, 2013
12:40 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama schools on college costs

Updated at 8:12 p.m. ET on 8/22

Binghamton, New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two day bus tour in upstate New York Thursday, unveiling plans to change the way the federal government will award federal student aid to colleges and universities.

Complaining that "college has never been more expensive," the president said to students at the University at Buffalo that "a higher education is the single best investment you can make in your future."
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Filed under: Education • New York • President Obama
Beau Biden headed back home
August 22nd, 2013
12:28 PM ET
11 months ago

Beau Biden headed back home

(CNN) – Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, announced Thursday he's on his way back to Delaware after successfully undergoing a procedure and medical evaluations in Houston.

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Filed under: Beau Biden • Joe Biden
Do you think Obama's doing a good job?
August 22nd, 2013
11:03 AM ET
11 months ago

Do you think Obama's doing a good job?

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama hit the road Thursday and Friday for a campaign-esque bus tour, the Republican National Committee fired off an email to reporters titled "Lame Speech, Lame Duck."

While it's the RNC's job, as the party committee of the party not controlling the White House, to criticize the president, it's true that Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about. But it's also a fact that the president's standing in public opinion still soars above that of Congress and the Republican Party.
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Gore says climate change deniers melting away
August 22nd, 2013
10:44 AM ET
11 months ago

Gore says climate change deniers melting away

(CNN) - Former Vice President Al Gore said he's optimistic about the future of the climate change debate, arguing Republicans are growing weary of global warning deniers.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Gore said climate change activists are in the process of "winning the conversation," just like activists won the civil rights movement.
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Filed under: Al Gore • climate change
Michelle Obama's 'Gigante' Saturday
August 22nd, 2013
10:26 AM ET
11 months ago

Michelle Obama's 'Gigante' Saturday

(CNN) – Michelle Obama will be bringing her campaign against childhood obesity to a Hispanic audience Saturday, appearing on Univision's "Sábado Gigante."

According to the Miami Herald, the first lady will appear on a popular children's segment of the three-hour program called "Conversando con los Niños" (speaking with kids).
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Filed under: Michelle Obama
August 22nd, 2013
10:00 AM ET
11 months ago

McCain on Syria: Time is running out

(CNN) – While watching horrifying images of a possible chemical attack near Damascus, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona grew impassioned when he warned Thursday that time was running out to take action in Syria.

"When does the United States, with very little cost, stand up for these people and stop this horrific - you can't look at those pictures without being deeply moved. Are we just going to let that go on?" the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "New Day."
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Filed under: John McCain • Syria
Texas lieutenant governor calls to get relative out of jail
August 22nd, 2013
09:31 AM ET
11 months ago

Texas lieutenant governor calls to get relative out of jail

(CNN) – Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of Texas is coming under some fire after using his name and position as he sought the release of a relative accused of shoplifting, all the while arguing she was arrested on a "mistaken charge."

The Allen Police Department on Wednesday released audio of a phone call from the lieutenant governor that took place at 10:30 p.m. on August 3.
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Filed under: Texas
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