October 24th, 2013
04:26 PM ET
12 months ago

Maryland AG admits mistake at teenage party

Washington (CNN) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Thursday he should have done more to investigate alleged underage drinking at a high school beach party this summer.

Gansler, a Democrat who is running for governor in 2014, admitted that not doing more was a mistake, but said that “regret” might be too strong a term to describe how he was feeling.
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George Soros is Ready for Hillary
October 24th, 2013
03:31 PM ET
12 months ago

George Soros is Ready for Hillary

(CNN) - Ultra-wealthy hedge fund manager and liberal champion George Soros has thrown his weight behind the nascent campaign to push Hillary Clinton into the White House.

Ready for Hillary PAC – one of two organizations dedicated to building a campaign apparatus for the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state even before she officially decides to run – announced via Twitter Thursday that Soros had joined their team.
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Filed under: George Soros • Hillary Clinton
October 24th, 2013
02:57 PM ET
12 months ago

Sources: Word of alleged rude GOP comment came from WH deputy chief of staff

Washington (CNN) - The rude comment that might or might not have happened just isn’t going away, with sources telling CNN that word of the remarks came from White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors.

Allegations of the remark, which supposedly happened during an October 10 government shutdown meeting with House Republicans, first surfaced when Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, posted on his Facebook page that an unnamed senior House Republican told President Barack Obama that “I cannot even stand to look at you.”
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Filed under: President Obama • White House
October 24th, 2013
02:43 PM ET
12 months ago

Merkel calls Obama: Spying on friends 'never acceptable'

(CNN) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that trust between Europe and the United States must be "reestablished" after claims the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on her cell phone.

Merkel commented as she arrived at a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels, Belgium, which risks being overshadowed by anger about allegations the United States has been spying on its allies.

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Filed under: NSA • President Obama
Gov. Brown pleads for comprehensive immigration reform
October 24th, 2013
02:32 PM ET
12 months ago

Gov. Brown pleads for comprehensive immigration reform

(CNN) - Shortly after President Barack Obama renewed his call for immigration reform, California Governor Jerry Brown implored lawmakers in Washington Thursday to “rise to the occasion” to pass a comprehensive bill.

During impassioned remarks at a forum sponsored by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, Brown recounted how the story of a young man’s frightful childhood journey across the border convinced him of the need for immediate action.
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Filed under: Immigration • Jerry Brown
October 24th, 2013
01:46 PM ET
12 months ago

Contractors deny culpability, say Obamacare website problems getting fixed

Washington (CNN) - Contractors on the problem-plagued website for President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms blamed the government and each other, but not themselves, at the first Congressional hearing on the troubled online enrollment system.

Angry exchanges between Republicans who oppose Obamacare and Democrats defending it erupted repeatedly, while officials of companies hired to create the HealthCare.gov website insisted their work went fine even though the software buckled when the system went online on October 1.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care
Albright says Snowden leaks 'hurt us very badly'
October 24th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
12 months ago

Albright says Snowden leaks 'hurt us very badly'

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Thursday the revelation that the U.S. National Security Agency spies on foreign government officials should come as no surprise.

But, she added, Edward Snowden’s leak of details on the controversial spying program has been “very, very damaging” to US interests.
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Filed under: Madeleine Albright • NSA
Who’s that on the Hill?
October 24th, 2013
01:18 PM ET
12 months ago

Who’s that on the Hill?

Washington (CNN) - Roger Daltrey, that’s who.

The marble halls of Congress will become a concert venue of sorts next week as Daltrey – lead singer of the legendary British rock bank The Who – performs at a ceremony honoring Winston Churchill.
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Filed under: Congress
October 24th, 2013
12:36 PM ET
12 months ago

Video: Maryland AG under fire over teen party

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler is under fire for attending a party where there may have been underage drinking.


Filed under: Maryland
Cruz on wife’s Goldman Sachs health insurance
October 24th, 2013
11:52 AM ET
12 months ago

Cruz on wife’s Goldman Sachs health insurance

Updated 10/24/2013 at 12:32pm

Washington (CNN) - Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, who has repeatedly blasted fellow members of Congress and legislative staffers for accepting federal health insurance support, has revealed that his coverage is provided through his wife, a Goldman Sachs executive.

Cruz's office told CNN Thursday that Cruz is covered by his wife's policy. Heidi Nelson Cruz's policy is worth at least $20,000 a year, according to the story as originally reported by the New York Times.
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