Obama: Let's avoid 'apocalypse'
September 18th, 2013
12:37 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama: Let's avoid 'apocalypse'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama again made his case that Congress must pass a budget and not negotiate on the health care law Wednesday, this time to business leaders.

Obama blamed an "ideological faction" of the Republican Party for the "ideological fight" currently underway in Congress over the budget.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • President Obama
September 18th, 2013
11:44 AM ET
10 months ago

Boehner changes plans on Obamacare and funding bill

Washington (CNN) – He never said it publicly, but it was no secret House Speaker John Boehner did not want to tie defunding Obamacare to a bill keeping the government open. It's a high stakes strategy that could end up backfiring on Republicans if the government does shut down.

But now, thanks to unrelenting pressure from conservatives, that's exactly what he's doing.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • John Boehner
Poll: Lopsided race for mayor in Big Apple
September 18th, 2013
10:37 AM ET
10 months ago

Poll: Lopsided race for mayor in Big Apple

(CNN) – With just over six weeks until November's general election, a new poll indicates that Democrat Bill de Blasio has a commanding 43 percentage point lead over Republican Joe Lhota in the race for mayor of New York City.

According to a new NBC4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey, de Blasio, the city's public advocate, tops Lhota, the former chairman of New York's transit authority and deputy mayor to then GOP Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 65%-22% among likely voters. Independent candidate and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion stands at 3%.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • Polls
September 18th, 2013
10:13 AM ET
10 months ago

Government shutdown: Again? Seriously?

Washington (CNN) - "We've seen the movie before," Sen. John McCain said recently on CNN's "New Day."

Oh, how right you are, Senator.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • President Obama
September 18th, 2013
10:04 AM ET
10 months ago

Sen. Collins: 'Truly inexplicable' that shooter had clearance

(CNN) - Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, pressed for more answers Wednesday on why the Navy Yard shooter, who worked for a company contracted by the Navy, had been given security clearance despite his troubled past.

"We absolutely have to be asking tough questions. It appears that there was insufficient vetting by the contractor, that if it had been done would have revealed many of the red flags," Collins said on CNN's "New Day."
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Filed under: Navy • Susan Collins
Poll: Tight race in crucial governor's election
(L) Democrat Terry McAuliffe (R) Ken Cuccinelli
September 18th, 2013
09:19 AM ET
10 months ago

Poll: Tight race in crucial governor's election

Washington (CNN) - With just over a month and a half to go until Election Day, a new poll indicates a close contest in Virginia's gubernatorial battle.

Democratic businessman Terry McAuliffe and Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are basically all knotted up, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday morning.
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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Polls • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
White House: Prepare for a shutdown
September 18th, 2013
08:48 AM ET
10 months ago

White House: Prepare for a shutdown

Washington (CNN) - With an impending budget deadline, the White House budget office directed federal agencies to prepare for a potential government shutdown.

In a memo, Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, told federal agencies to update their plans in the event members of Congress and the White House are unable to reach an agreement before September 30, the end of the fiscal year.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • White House
Wendy Davis to make announcement on political future
September 18th, 2013
08:05 AM ET
10 months ago

Wendy Davis to make announcement on political future

Washington (CNN) - The Texas state senator who rose to national fame after her 13-hour filibuster over a controversial abortion bill will announce her next political move in just over two weeks.

Supporters of Democrat Wendy Davis can sign up to get the October 3 announcement on whether she'll run for governor, according to her campaign website.
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Filed under: 2014 • Rick Perry • Texas • Wendy Davis
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