Palin jumps onto defund Obamacare effort
August 27th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Palin jumps onto defund Obamacare effort

(CNN) – The effort by some Capitol Hill Republicans to wield leverage in upcoming budget battles in order to defund President Barack Obama's health care law gained the backing of Sarah Palin Tuesday.

The former Alaska governor and one-time GOP vice presidential nominee said she was signing on to a petition launched by conservative U.S. senators who say they won't support any measure funding the federal government that includes support for Obamacare.
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Filed under: Health care • Sarah Palin
August 27th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Hagel: 'We're ready to go' if order comes on Syria response

Washington (CNN) – With a flurry of diplomatic signals and activity, U.S. officials sought Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a possible military attack on Syria in response to last week's suspected chemical weapons attack that Washington blames on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry both consulted allies and indicated potential imminent action by a coalition likely to include key NATO partners and regional powers.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Syria
August 27th, 2013
09:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Ford describes glimpsing gun before assassination attempt

(CNN) – A bright red dress. A weathered face. And a gun, almost as large as the shooter's hand.

Those were the images seared into President Gerald Ford's memory as he recalled the September day in 1975 when Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, pointed a gun at him near the California capitol in Sacramento.
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Defund Obamacare supporters target top Republicans
August 27th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Defund Obamacare supporters target top Republicans

Washington (CNN) - Conservatives backing a move to shut down the federal government if funding isn't cut off for President Barack Obama's health care law by the end of September are launching a tour starting Tuesday to put pressure on leading Republicans in Congress.

The first target of the push by Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The groups are planning a news conference in Lexington, Kentucky, Tuesday, near McConnell's offices. The Republican is running for a sixth term in the Senate next year.
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