Fact Check: If you liked your health plan, you can keep your health plan
October 31st, 2013
12:43 PM ET
10 months ago

Fact Check: If you liked your health plan, you can keep your health plan

He said it over and over again.

Like this time:
“So let me begin be saying this to you and to the American people: I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage. They like their plan and, most importantly, they value their relationship with their doctor. …And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like you healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away from you, no matter what.” … President Obama at the annual conference of the American Medical Association, June 15, 2009.
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Rand Paul accused of Wikipedia plagiarism
October 31st, 2013
12:00 PM ET
10 months ago

Rand Paul accused of Wikipedia plagiarism

Updated 10/31/2013 at 1:57 p.m. ET

(CNN) - Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul has been accused of plagiarizing from Wikipedia, using several lines in a recent speech that are virtually identical to part of a summary of the 1997 science fiction movie "Gattaca" that had been posted on the popular web site.

While campaigning Monday at Virginia's Liberty University on behalf of that state's Republican gubernatorial nominee, Ken Cuccinelli, Paul drew a parallel between abortion rights and the use of genetics to eliminate certain types of people from society.
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House committee subpoenas Sebelius over health website woes
October 31st, 2013
11:33 AM ET
10 months ago

House committee subpoenas Sebelius over health website woes

(CNN) – The Republican-led House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as part of its effort to obtain documents and other information about the embattled HealthCare.gov website, a committee spokesman tells CNN's Lisa Desjardins.

Rep. Darrell Issa had previously requested information about the website and the online rollout of Obamacare, which has been plagued by problems. But committee aides said last week that Sebelius had failed to respond.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Health care • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare
October 31st, 2013
11:24 AM ET
10 months ago

Ted Cruz's father in 2012: Send Obama 'back to Kenya'

(CNN) - Comments from last year by the father of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, including a desire to send President Barack Obama "back to Kenya," are creating a new controversy Thursday.

A story by the left-leaning news organization Mother Jones highlights a series of newly surfaced videos that also feature Rafael Cruz calling the United States "a Christian nation," urging men to reclaim their place as the "spiritual" head of the household and lambasting the so-called "death panels" that some conservatives claim are in the President’s health care law.
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Cory Booker, mayor to senator
October 31st, 2013
09:57 AM ET
10 months ago

Booker's big day in Washington

Updated 10/31/2013 at 11:35 a.m.

Washington (CNN) - He didn't get sworn into the U.S. Senate until Thursday afternoon, but Cory Booker's nameplate was already up hours earlier outside his new office in the Senate Hart office building.

Earlier this month, the two-term Democratic Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, won a special election to serve out the final 14 and a half months of the term of the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.
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Reid: Cruz 2016 nomination would destroy GOP
October 31st, 2013
08:57 AM ET
10 months ago

Reid: Cruz 2016 nomination would destroy GOP

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says in some ways, he hopes Ted Cruz becomes the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

"If I didn't care so much about our country, I would hope he would get the Republican nomination for president, because that would mean the end of the Republican Party," the Nevada Democrat said about the freshman senator from Texas on Wednesday night in an interview on MSNBC.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Ted Cruz
Final debate in NYC mayoral race is last chance for Republican candidate
October 31st, 2013
12:09 AM ET
10 months ago

Final debate in NYC mayoral race is last chance for Republican candidate

(CNN) – The New York City showdown for mayor Wednesday night was Republican Joe Lhota’s last chance to turn the tide against his Democrat opponent Bill de Blasio.

The final debate before the Nov. 5 mayoral election covered a range of topics – from tax reform, to racial profiling, to how much each candidate spent on groceries per month.

A Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday shows de Blasio with a strong lead of 65% to 26% over Lhota, with a majority of New York City voters saying the latter’s message is too negative.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
October 30th, 2013
09:49 PM ET
10 months ago

Sebelius apologizes for Obamacare site

Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius gets an earful from Congress over the Obamacare website debacle – Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Health care • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare
Biden is all smiles when it comes to 2016
October 30th, 2013
09:22 PM ET
10 months ago

Biden is all smiles when it comes to 2016

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden laughed off a question about his plans for 2016 from HLN's Christi Paul Wednesday.

The two were discussing attending this year's inaugural parade when Paul asked the Vice President if she might see him at the next inauguration in 2017.

Biden, who's considering another run for the White House, didn't say much in response but he gave Paul a big grin, and perhaps a gleam in the eye.
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Filed under: 2016 • Inauguration • Joe Biden
Senate poised for battle over Obama nominees
October 30th, 2013
08:27 PM ET
10 months ago

Senate poised for battle over Obama nominees

(CNN) – The bitter fight over nominations resumes Thursday as Senate Republicans appear poised to try and block two of President Obama's appointments, possibly triggering an angry backlash from Democrats.

One is the President's pick to be a judge on the highly influential U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The other is a Democratic congressman the President wants to head the federal agency that oversees the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

If Republicans succeed in blocking the two, Democrats might carry out a threat to change Senate rules over GOP objections, the so-called "nuclear option," to prevent future filibusters of presidential appointees.

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Filed under: Capitol Hill • Republican Party • Senate
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