Jesse Jackson Jr.'s memorabilia
September 20th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
11 months ago

A possible fake? Jesse Jackson Jr. memorabilia auction canceled

(CNN) – The U.S. Marshals Service has canceled the auction of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s fraud case memorabilia after revelations that at least one of the items may be a fake.

More than a dozen items had been up for auction, handed over by Jackson to be auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards the $750,000 judgment against him after he admitted to misusing campaign funds for private use. Jackson, a former Democratic Representative from Illinois, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
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September 20th, 2013
11:27 AM ET
11 months ago

House GOP launches shutdown battle by voting to defund Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – With one vote on Friday, the Republican-led House launched the latest spending battle in Congress - one that could bring a government shutdown in less than two weeks.

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.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Health care • House
EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants
September 20th, 2013
11:23 AM ET
11 months ago

EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants

Washington (CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules aimed at limiting the amount of carbon pollution coming from new power plants.

The standards, which would set separate limits for natural gas and coal power plants, are being called the first uniform national limits for new plants.

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Breaking: House passes spending bill defunding Obamacare
September 20th, 2013
11:22 AM ET
11 months ago

Breaking: House passes spending bill defunding Obamacare

(CNN) – The Republican-led House on Friday passed a short-term spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare, setting off a showdown with the Democratic-led Senate that could result in a government shutdown in less than two weeks. The vote was 230-189.


Filed under: Budget • Congress • Health care • House
September 20th, 2013
11:11 AM ET
11 months ago

Peter King: Ted Cruz 'is a fraud'

Washington (CNN) - The government shutdown showdown is getting ugly.

Republican Rep. Peter King said Friday that his Republican colleague in the Senate, Ted Cruz, "is a fraud" who will "no longer have any influence in the Republican Party" after the House votes on a measure that could potentially lead to a government shutdown.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Health care • Peter King • Ted Cruz
The ultimate excuse note: From the president
September 20th, 2013
10:34 AM ET
11 months ago

The ultimate excuse note: From the president

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's signature carries a lot of weight. It authorizes military action, compels leaders and can spend billions of dollars with a brush stroke. But it can also get little girls out of school.

Obama this week authorized 5 year-old Alanah Poullard to miss class, writing her a school excuse note, according to a tweet Thursday night from White House photographer Pete Souza.
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Filed under: President Obama
September 20th, 2013
09:59 AM ET
11 months ago

Gingrich favors House Republican budget push on Obamacare

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich, the man in the House speaker's seat during the last government shutdown more than 17 years ago, urged House Republicans Friday to push forward with their plan to pass a bill that keeps funding the government - but only as long as it defunds Obamacare.

His pitch comes despite calls from some Republicans, including Sen. John McCain and Rep. Peter King, who say taking such an approach could be damaging to the party and the country.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Newt Gingrich
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