Jindal ‘rejects’ Obama impeachment calls from fellow Republicans
August 25th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Jindal ‘rejects’ Obama impeachment calls from fellow Republicans

(CNN) – Republican lawmakers who suggest there are grounds to impeach President Barack Obama are focusing their energy in the wrong direction, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said on Sunday.

Jindal, a Republican, said GOP lawmakers should focus instead on getting rid of Obama’s signature health care law and promoting greater school choice for parents.
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Oklahoma gov.: Would be 'nice' if Obama spoke on 'thrill kill' murder
August 25th, 2013
12:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Oklahoma gov.: Would be 'nice' if Obama spoke on 'thrill kill' murder

(CNN) – Oklahoma's Republican governor said Sunday it would be fitting for President Barack Obama to speak out on the murder of Christopher Lane, the Australian college student who was gunned down in a murder that police say was motivated only by boredom.

"I think it would be a nice gesture for him to do that, particularly since the country of Australia has expressed their sentiments as to the murder itself," Gov. Mary Fallin said on "Fox News Sunday," adding she herself was planning to telephone Lane's parents when time differences between the United States and Australia allowed.
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August 25th, 2013
10:55 AM ET
1 year ago

N.Y. attorney general suing Trump's school for fraud

(CNN) – New York's attorney general accused Donald Trump in a lawsuit Saturday of defrauding students who studied at the billionaire mogul's investment institute, though Trump's representative said a large majority of the school's alumni were satisfied with their experience.

The $40 million civil suit alleges Trump made false claims about the school, including that he was personally involved in selecting instructors and creating the curriculum.
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Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten
August 25th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten

(CNN) – A jury’s decision in July to acquit George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin represented “questionable judgment,” former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview aired Sunday.

But the retired four-star general, who was the first African-American to serve in the top U.S. diplomatic post, went on to suggest the case wouldn’t have a lasting impact on Americans’ lives.
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Key U.S. lawmakers: Expect strike in Syria
August 25th, 2013
10:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Key U.S. lawmakers: Expect strike in Syria

Updated at 11:48 a.m. ET on 8/25

Washington (CNN) – Two key members of congressional foreign affairs panels say they expect the United States to strike Syria following reports of chemical weapons attacks in that country last week, though other lawmakers interviewed Sunday cautioned that unilateral action would be misguided.

"I think we will respond in a surgical way and I hope the president, as soon as we get back to Washington, will ask for authorization from Congress to do something in a very surgical and proportional way. Something that gets their attention, that causes them to understand that we are not going to put up with that kind of activity," Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Bob Corker • Syria
August 25th, 2013
10:08 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. John Lewis: Civil rights movement gave us a purpose

(CNN) – Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who was the youngest keynote speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, says on the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark event that the civil rights movement allowed young people’s lives to take on a purpose.

“During the height of the civil rights movement, we grew up, we had something to stand up for,” he told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.”

“We had something to believe in. I grew up - I literally grew up on lunch counter stools or going on the Freedom Ride or participating in a march,” he continued. “You had a sense of purpose. You had goals: that we wanted to desegregate the lunch counters, the restaurants, to gain the right to vote.”


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Cruz: Not enough votes now for Obamacare shutdown threat
August 25th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Cruz: Not enough votes now for Obamacare shutdown threat

Updated at 10:16 a.m. ET on 8/25

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz, who has crafted a plan to put the government's finances on the line if President Barack Obama's health care plan isn't stripped of its funding, said in an interview this week there aren't enough Republicans on board currently to make his idea a reality.

"We do not have the votes right now," Cruz said, noting that to succeed, he'd need 41 senators or 218 representatives to get behind his legislation - which would provide a year of funding for the federal government, minus Obamacare.
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New York Times endorses Quinn, Lhota in mayor's race
August 25th, 2013
08:00 AM ET
1 year ago

New York Times endorses Quinn, Lhota in mayor's race

New York (CNN) - The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Christine Quinn, a Democrat, and Joseph Lhota, a Republican, ahead of the primary elections to determine who will run to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The endorsements by the renowned newspaper could have substantial influence on the September 10 primary elections for each party.

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Filed under: Christine Quinn • New York