Bill on Hillary: 'I don't know' if she's running
September 20th, 2013
07:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Bill on Hillary: 'I don't know' if she's running

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Some say total openness is the key to a healthy marriage. But it appears, for now at least, Hillary Clinton isn't telling her husband whether she has her eye on running for the White House in 2016.

"I don't know what she's going to do," Bill Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

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5 things you don't know about the shutdown standoff vote
September 20th, 2013
06:12 PM ET
1 year ago

5 things you don't know about the shutdown standoff vote

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The 230-189 vote in the Republican-led House of Representatives on Friday to fund the government, with the exception of Obamacare, triggered a not-so-welcome déjà vu march toward a possible government shutdown.

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Much ado over missing Hillary Clinton photos
September 20th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Much ado over missing Hillary Clinton photos

Washington (CNN) - They say a photo is worth a thousand words.

But in the case of some Hillary Clinton pictures allegedly going missing from a person's phone, a photo is worth two different stories.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
September 20th, 2013
05:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Dem Senator blasts 'creepy' ads

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Patty Murray blasted one of several new ads attacking Obamacare for being "deplorable and sexist" on Friday.

The ads are by a libertarian group, Generation Opportunity, which feature young people who go to a doctor's appointment only to have an intentionally creepy Uncle Sam pop up ready to give them an exam. Meant to encourage young people to "opt out," of Obamacare, one ad features a young woman implicitly having a gynecological exam.

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House GOP already planning for next Obamacare fight
September 20th, 2013
05:25 PM ET
1 year ago

House GOP already planning for next Obamacare fight

Washington (CNN) – Two hours before the House passed a short term spending bill that defunded Obamacare–something Senate Democrats said they will reject next week–House Republicans met to plan their next attack on President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

House Speaker John Boehner and other top leaders outlined a lengthy GOP wish list of items they plan to attach to legislation raising the nation's debt limit, including a delay of Obamacare.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care
White House calling senators to build support for Yellen nomination
September 20th, 2013
04:52 PM ET
1 year ago

White House calling senators to build support for Yellen nomination

Washington (CNN) - White House officials are reaching out to some Democratic senators to discuss the possible nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve, one source with knowledge of the calls confirmed to CNN.

The only name mentioned on these calls is that of Yellen, the source told CNN, adding the idea is to generate support for the expected nomination.
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CNN's GUT CHECK for September 20, 2013
September 20th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for September 20, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 20, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

SHOWDOWN ON SHUTDOWN: HOUSE GOP LAUNCHES VOTES TO DEFUND OBAMACARE (AGAIN), SETS UP A BATTLE WITH SENATE By a 230-189 vote almost strictly on party lines, the House passed a short-term government spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare. The measure now goes to the Democratic-led Senate, which is certain to reject the provision that defunds President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement of his first term. – Tom Cohen

BEYOND THE PARTY LINE: Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia was the only Republican to vote against the stop gap budget. President Barack Obama won Rigell's district - which includes Virginia Beach - with 50% of the vote in 2008 and 2012. Rigell won his own 2012 race handily – 54% to 46%.

Two Democrats joined Republicans in voting to defund Obamacare: Jim Matheson of Utah and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina. Both Matheson and McIntyre's districts are overwhelmingly Republican and supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. McIntyre, however, won his own seat with by just over 600 votes, in a 50% – 50% contest. And Matheson won his seat 49% -48%.

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September 20th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: 'We are not some banana republic'

Liberty, Missouri (CNN) - President Obama warned Congress on Friday that shutting down the government would halt any economic momentum the country has established, telling a crowd at a Ford plant here that "our recovery still needs to build more strength."

"Right now the debate that is going on in Congress is not meeting the test of helping middle class families," the president said. "It is just – they are not focused on you. They are focused on politics. They are focused on trying to mess with me. They are not focused on you."
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September 20th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Ted Cruz: Obamacare fight 'just beginning'

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz used Friday's House vote to defund Obamacare to issue his own rallying cry against the law.

"The House was just step one. Step two is the Senate," the Texan said in a statement.
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Filed under: Health care • House Republicans • Ted Cruz
Obama: Congress focused on politics, not the middle class
September 20th, 2013
02:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: Congress focused on politics, not the middle class

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Friday that Congress was not focused on the middle class in the current budget debate, telling workers at a Ford Motor Co. plant in Liberty, Missouri, that legislators were "focused on politics, they're focused on trying to mess with me, they're not focused on you."


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