October 16th, 2013
03:42 PM ET
11 months ago

Some key conservatives say Boehner's safe

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner saw his own members repeatedly rebel and refuse to follow his strategy to avoid a partial government shutdown and go to the brink of a potential default.

Unable to persuade a bloc of conservatives to go along with a fight that has driven GOP poll numbers down, some are calling him one of the weakest House Speakers.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • John Boehner
NYC mayoral candidate: 'recklessly dangerous agenda on crime'
October 16th, 2013
03:34 PM ET
11 months ago

NYC mayoral candidate: 'recklessly dangerous agenda on crime'

(CNN) - New York City's Democratic candidate for mayor would take the city from its now-plummeting crime numbers back to the rampant violence of the 1970s, his Republican opponent charges in a new online ad.

Republican Joe Lhota, a businessman, former chair of the city transit authority and deputy mayor under Republican Rudy Giuliani, has repeatedly accused Democrat Bill de Blasio of being soft on crime, lambasting de Blasio's reaction to a recent incident in New York involving a large group of motorcycle riders who chased and beat the driver of an SUV.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
October 16th, 2013
02:59 PM ET
11 months ago

Video: Cruz: Senate Republicans should have followed House Republicans

CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash asks Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, how he feels about the new Senate deal.

BASH: As you well know, you have a lot of fellow Republicans really downright angry at you because, here we are, almost three weeks later, the strategy that you started out on to defund Obamacare as part of funding the government. They never thought it was going to work because the votes aren't there. And here we are, reopening the government after a lot of bruising political warfare internally, and you got nothing for it.
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Filed under: Ted Cruz
Time to throw my guy out of Congress?
October 16th, 2013
01:45 PM ET
11 months ago

Time to throw my guy out of Congress?

Washington (CNN) - It's conventional wisdom: Americans don't like Congress.

But when it comes time to vote, they usually don't throw their lawmaker out of office.

However, new polls indicate that times and perceptions about "throwing the bums out" may be changing.
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Filed under: Congress
October 16th, 2013
12:34 PM ET
11 months ago

Senate reaches deal; Cruz won't block it

(CNN) – Senate leaders announced Wednesday they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he will not block a vote on the Senate deal to raise the national debt limit and temporarily end the partial government shutdown, even though he opposes the agreement because it does not address GOP objections to Obamacare.


Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
Obama meets with Miss America
October 16th, 2013
11:59 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama meets with Miss America

Washington (CNN) – While waiting on Congress to reach a deal, President Barack Obama appears to be multitasking.

The President met Wednesday with Miss America Nina Davuluri, winner of the 2013 crown.

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Filed under: President Obama
Did Hillary take a swipe at Biden?
October 16th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
11 months ago

Did Hillary take a swipe at Biden?

Washington (CNN) – Did Hillary Clinton take a 2016 detour on her supposedly non-political paid speaking circuit?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that Clinton, during her latest paid speaking gig to the National Association of Convenience Stores, spent nearly half an hour discussing the story behind the 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, specifically highlighting Vice President Joe Biden's opposition to the mission.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
October 16th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
11 months ago

Shutdown showdown Day 16: What you need to know

(CNN) - There’s a deal! After a whirlwind couple of days of political jockeying, Senate leaders announced the final terms of a bipartisan compromise to reopen the government and raise the debt limit.

Here’s what you need to know:
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Government Shutdown
Houston: We have a problem, his name is Ted Cruz
October 16th, 2013
11:17 AM ET
11 months ago

Houston: We have a problem, his name is Ted Cruz

(CNN) – The Houston Chronicle took freshman Sen. Ted Cruz to task in a new editorial, saying his predecessor would have been better suited for the ongoing gridlock on Capitol Hill.

"Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison?" the editorial stated.
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Filed under: Kay Bailey Hutchison • Ted Cruz • Texas
Senator: Deal could be announced soon
October 16th, 2013
10:52 AM ET
11 months ago

Senator: Deal could be announced soon

(CNN) – Senate Republican leaders met Wednesday before a gathering of the full GOP caucus, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said the announcement of a deal to reopen the government and avoid a possible U.S. default could be coming, CNN's Ted Barrett and Dana Bash reported.

Focus on Senate for a shutdown deal as borrowing deadline looms


Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
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