Key IRS official retires after controversy
September 23rd, 2013
03:29 PM ET
11 months ago

Key IRS official retires after controversy

Washington (CNN) - The woman who first confirmed the Internal Revenue Service had unfairly targeted certain political groups is retiring, the IRS said in a statement Monday.

Lois Lerner, director of tax exempt organizations for the IRS, was placed on administrative leave in May, just weeks after she admitted the IRS was applying extra scrutiny to certain groups between 2010 and 2012.
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September 23rd, 2013
02:14 PM ET
11 months ago

How long can Hillary Clinton wait?

Washington (CNN) – When it comes to 2016, Hillary Clinton is in no rush to decide about another run for the White House.

This amid mounting speculation that Clinton will launch another bid, and with everything she says, and every move she makes, scrutinized for signals of where she stands when it comes to her political future.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
September 23rd, 2013
02:03 PM ET
11 months ago

Shutdown showdown: How it plays out this week

Washington (CNN) – "Government shutdown looms," blare the headlines and news anchors as Congress lurches toward another stalemate over how to spend tax dollars.

Before you wonder about that Social Security check or selling off your stock portfolio in advance of a possible market crash, consider a couple of political realities in the current debate over spending, Obamacare and the economy.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
10 ways a government shutdown would affect your daily life
September 23rd, 2013
01:23 PM ET
11 months ago

10 ways a government shutdown would affect your daily life

(CNN) - Ticktock. Ticktock.

Just over a week remains. If the Democrats and Republicans don't stop bickering and agree to how the U.S. should pay its bills, the federal government will shut down, come October 1.

And at a time when the economy's finally showing signs of life, that could be troubling.

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Husband of Facebook co-founder announces Congressional bid
September 23rd, 2013
11:42 AM ET
11 months ago

Husband of Facebook co-founder announces Congressional bid

Washington (CNN) - The husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has formally announced his 2014 congressional campaign in New York.

Sean Eldridge, 27, will run as a Democrat against Republican incumbent and 24-year Army veteran Chris Gibson in the Empire State's 19th Congressional District, located in the Upper Hudson Valley.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • House • New York
Hollywood A-listers line-up for Booker
September 23rd, 2013
11:07 AM ET
11 months ago

Hollywood A-listers line-up for Booker

(CNN) – Cory Booker’s political fundraiser Monday night might as well include a red carpet with an all-star lineup that includes Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

The celebrity heavyweights are lending their names and support to New Jersey’s Democratic Senate hopeful, CNN confirmed.
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September 23rd, 2013
10:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins second Emmy for 'Veep'

(CNN) - Not many politicians go to the Emmy's but this year at least one politician, although fictional, took the stage to accept an award.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her second consecutive best comedy actress Emmy for her role on HBO's "Veep."
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Christie makes Spanish re-election pitch
September 23rd, 2013
09:25 AM ET
11 months ago

Christie makes Spanish re-election pitch

(CNN) – "Better, Brighter Future."

That's the English translation of "Un Mejor Futuro, Mas Brillante," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's first Spanish language television commercial of his general election campaign. The Republican governor is bidding this November for a second term in office.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ads • Chris Christie • Latinos • New Jersey
Sarah Palin: Hillary Clinton ill-suited for president
September 23rd, 2013
09:21 AM ET
11 months ago

Sarah Palin: Hillary Clinton ill-suited for president

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she would be "disappointed" in the American electorate if Hillary Clinton becomes a serious candidate for president in 2016.

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee argued Clinton would not be right for the role as commander in chief after four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died last year in a terrorist attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Libya • Sarah Palin
In new book, Paul Ryan to ask 'Where do we go from here?'
September 23rd, 2013
07:57 AM ET
11 months ago

In new book, Paul Ryan to ask 'Where do we go from here?'

(CNN) – Another potential 2016 contender landed a book deal, this one to come out next year just ahead of the midterm elections.

Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, will write a book on the state of the conservative movement, according to the publisher Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing.
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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan
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