November 9th, 2013
11:14 PM ET
1 year ago

Sarah Palin blasts ‘church of government’

(CNN) - Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin edged herself back into election politics Saturday, delivering a speech at an important Iowa gathering.

Palin was joined by other major tea party favorites such as Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Rep. Steve King of Iowa, as well as conservative intellectual and activist Phyllis Schlafly at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Annual Family Banquet.
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Filed under: Iowa • Mike Lee • Sarah Palin
Obama administration: People really are signing up with HealthCare.gov
November 9th, 2013
08:37 PM ET
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Obama administration: People really are signing up with HealthCare.gov

(CNN) – The Department of Health and Human Services is trying to prove that all is not lost with the so-far disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, insisting there are people who have found that the website worked just fine.

"The site was very easy to use," said a New Hampshire woman identified as Deborah L. in an online video touted Saturday in a new HHS blog post. The video is dated October 22.
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Filed under: Health care • HHS • Obamacare • President Obama
Wendy Davis files for Texas governor
November 9th, 2013
06:23 PM ET
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Wendy Davis files for Texas governor

(CNN) - Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’s formal Texas gubernatorial campaign kicked off with the filing of campaign documents Saturday, the first day she was able to do so.

According to CNN affiliate KVUE, Davis and her likely Republican opponent, state Attorney General Greg Abbott, each filed campaign paperwork in Austin.
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Obama golfs with former NBA star on ‘Caddyshack’ course
November 9th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
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Obama golfs with former NBA star on ‘Caddyshack’ course

(CNN) - An already iconic golf club became a little more famous Saturday, with President Barack Obama playing on the same course actor Bill Murray blew up in “Caddyshack.”

Obama played a round at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to the White House press pool. Grande Oaks is the same course where Murray and fellow legendary comedians Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield filmed the 1980 comedy.
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Hillary Clinton touts power of communities in speech to Mexican-American group
November 9th, 2013
02:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Hillary Clinton touts power of communities in speech to Mexican-American group

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent part of her Saturday reaching out to the Latino community, delivering a speech in Los Angeles to a major gathering of Mexican-Americans.

The former first lady and U.S. senator was the keynote speaker at the second annual Mexican American Leadership Initiative Awards Brunch, where she received an award for her work creating partnerships between the United States and Mexico.
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GOP weekly address: The ‘betrayal’ of Obamacare
November 9th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP weekly address: The ‘betrayal’ of Obamacare

(CNN) - Rep. Todd Young took his turn delivering the GOP’s weekly address on Saturday to assail Obamacare’s negative impacts on his constituents.

“This is what betrayal looks like,” the Indiana Republican said in the address, speaking of battles some of his constituents have fought with the health care law, losing coverage and gaining increased costs on their insurance premiums.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
Obama weekly address all about veterans
November 9th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama weekly address all about veterans

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama used the coming of Veteran’s Day to thank military vets Saturday and push administration efforts to ease their transition back into society.

“Now that more of them are coming home, we need to serve them as well as they served us,” Obama said in his weekly address. “That requires more than a simple ‘thank you’ – especially from those of us who’ve been elected to serve.”
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Filed under: President Obama