Bush 43 to sit down with Leno
November 12th, 2013
05:31 PM ET
10 months ago

Bush 43 to sit down with Leno

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 19, a spokesman for NBC tells CNN.

The former Republican president, who has largely avoided the spotlight since leaving the White House in 2009, will sit down with Leno to discuss his post-White House life.
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Over 1,000 days out, pro-Clinton group holds first finance strategy session
November 12th, 2013
05:24 PM ET
10 months ago

Over 1,000 days out, pro-Clinton group holds first finance strategy session

Washington (CNN) - Ready for Hillary, a political fundraising group dedicated to electing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton president in 2016, held its first national finance council strategy meeting in New York on Tuesday.

The day-long strategy sessions included a lunch moderated by David Brock, founder of the left-leaning Media Matters for America, on how to counter right wing attacks on Clinton.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Poll: Disapproval of Congress at historic high
November 12th, 2013
05:11 PM ET
10 months ago

Poll: Disapproval of Congress at historic high

Washington (CNN) - If you thought American's approval of Congress had hit rock bottom weeks ago, you were wrong.

According to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, only 9% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. It's the lowest congressional approval rating in the 39 years Gallup has asked the question.
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Filed under: Congress • Polls
November 12th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
10 months ago

Sarah Palin: Bill Clinton was right about Obama, he wasn't ready

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin doesn't agree with former President Bill Clinton too often – unless it comes to criticizing President Barack Obama.

In an interview with CNN's “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Palin recalled statements Clinton made during the Democratic primary, when he was stumping for his wife, Hillary, in the 2008 campaign.

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Filed under: Obamacare • Sarah Palin • The Lead
November 12th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
10 months ago

Sarah Palin 'taken aback' by Pope Francis's 'liberal' statements

Sarah Palin said she is trying to follow Pope Francis, but is wary of what she called the media's interpretation of his message.

"He's had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me," said Palin. But "unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media."

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Filed under: Sarah Palin • The Lead
November 12th, 2013
04:09 PM ET
10 months ago

Palin on ‘sexism’ and Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie's 'extreme' appearance

If Hillary Clinton ran for president, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would obviously not vote for her.

But she did sympathize with the former Secretary of State, and has some advice for any woman seeking the White House.

"She can expect that sexism, but you overcome it. You ignore it. You thicken your skin, you march forward with your agenda, your priorities, what you think is right," said Palin.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Sarah Palin • The Lead
First lady tells students: ‘My story can be your story’
November 12th, 2013
03:46 PM ET
10 months ago

First lady tells students: ‘My story can be your story’

(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama is stepping up her policy game.

Obama, along with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, visited a Washington high school on Tuesday to announce a new initiative to encourage students to go to college, calling improving access to higher education “one of [her] husband’s most important goals as president.”
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Filed under: Arne Duncan • Education • Michelle Obama
Warren: End ‘too big to fail’
November 12th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
10 months ago

Warren: End ‘too big to fail’

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been in the 2016 presidential spotlight recently, but on Tuesday she was focused on the issue that helped get her to the Senate in 2012 – Wall Street reform.

The Massachusetts Democrat spoke about the merits of stricter financial regulation in remarks on Capitol Hill to a pair of liberal-leaning groups: Americans for Financial Reform and the Roosevelt Institute.
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Paul: Benghazi should preclude Clinton from presidency
November 12th, 2013
02:27 PM ET
10 months ago

Paul: Benghazi should preclude Clinton from presidency

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky restated his position on Tuesday that the attack on the United States compound in Benghazi–and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response–should prohibit her from becoming president.

Paul, who has long been outspoken about the terrorist attack, told cadets at The Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, that the commander-in-chief should never be unwilling to send troops to protect the United States’ diplomatic missions.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul
November 12th, 2013
02:05 PM ET
10 months ago

White House lowers Obamacare expectations amid lackluster reports

Washington (CNN) - The wait for Obamacare enrollment numbers is going to be a little bit longer. The Obama administration is expected to release them by the end of this week but has yet to say exactly when.

The administration is lowering expectations, cautioning the numbers "will be lower than we hoped and we anticipated," White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • White House
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