Rep. Mark Meadows: The architect of the government shutdown
September 27th, 2013
03:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Mark Meadows: The architect of the government shutdown

Washington (CNN) - One of the most prominent developers of the plan that could shut the government down is a little-known congressman who has been in office only eight months.

This newly elected tea party aligned lawmaker downplays his position, saying he has relatively little influence. But in reality, his efforts have pushed Washington to the brink.

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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives • Tea Party
Same-sex marriages must be allowed in N.J., judge rules
September 27th, 2013
03:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Same-sex marriages must be allowed in N.J., judge rules

(CNN) – Same-sex couples must be permitted to marry in New Jersey based on an earlier U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the matter, a New Jersey judge ruled Friday.

"Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution," Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court wrote in her ruling.

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Filed under: New Jersey • Same-sex marriage
House GOP has no plan to avoid shutdown
September 27th, 2013
03:13 PM ET
1 year ago

House GOP has no plan to avoid shutdown

Washington (CNN) – After the Senate passed a short-term bill to keep federal agencies funded through mid-November, it sent the measure to the House of Representatives, just three days before a possible government shutdown.

But the House was done for the day. And House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team appear to have no plan to avoid the shutdown.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt
Troops on duty during any US shutdown, but wouldn't get paid
September 27th, 2013
03:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Troops on duty during any US shutdown, but wouldn't get paid

(CNN) - The Pentagon issued guidance on Friday on how a potential government shutdown, which would begin on Tuesday absent a congressional agreement on spending, would impact its operations.

"All military personnel will continue in a normal duty status regardless of their affiliation" under a shutdown scenario, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wrote in a memo to military commanders and other senior defense officials.

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Filed under: Pentagon
Breaking: Obama to make statement
September 27th, 2013
03:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Obama to make statement

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will make a previously unscheduled public statement at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the White House announced.


Filed under: President Obama
Fact Check: Employers are not cutting back workers hours because of Obamacare
September 27th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Fact Check: Employers are not cutting back workers hours because of Obamacare

Assertion
Obamacare is not causing an increase in part time employment.
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Filed under: Fact Check Obamacare
Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach
September 27th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach

Washington (CNN) – After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the Latino vote by more than 40% in 2012, the Republican Party has started an effort to rebrand itself to be more attractive to the growing demographic.

But that's not going to be easy, according to the results of a new poll released Friday, and will require the Republican Party to turn back the a belief among Latinos that the party doesn't care about them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Republican • RNC
Al Gore: Threat of shutdown is 'political terrorism'
September 27th, 2013
02:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Al Gore: Threat of shutdown is 'political terrorism'

Washington (CNN) – Former Vice President Al Gore unleashed some biting words Friday on the Republican-led strategy to defund Obamacare or risk a government shutdown.

"The only phrase that describes it is political terrorism," he said at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
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Filed under: Al Gore • Congress
September 27th, 2013
02:09 PM ET
12 months ago

Exclusive: Romney disagrees with House GOP ‘tactics’ on Obamacare

(CNN) – Mitt Romney thinks Obamacare is a bad law that will hurt the country, but disagrees with how conservatives in Washington are trying to get rid of it.

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said using the politically charged Affordable Care Act as a wedge in Washington’s fiscal wars is counterproductive.

Romney on Iran | Romney on Syria

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown • Mitt Romney
Breaking: Senate Democrats pass spending bill, standoff with House GOP continues
September 27th, 2013
01:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Senate Democrats pass spending bill, standoff with House GOP continues

(CNN) - The Senate on Friday approved a short-term spending plan that would avoid a government shutdown next week, sending the measure back to the House after Democrats restored funding for Obamacare, which is opposed by Republicans.


Filed under: Budget • Congress • Health care
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