Clinton: Helping women succeed is the 'great unfinished business of the 21st century'
November 14th, 2013
11:35 PM ET
9 months ago

Clinton: Helping women succeed is the 'great unfinished business of the 21st century'

(CNN) - The latest in a series of high-profile honors and speeches, Hillary Clinton said America must set an example on the global stage with women at the forefront of conflict negotiations and in leadership roles.

"Too many women around the world still face ceilings that hold them back from participating fully in every aspect of life, which, in turn, holds back entire societies," the former secretary of state said at an event in Washington on Thursday. "And the great unfinished business of the 21st century is helping women and girls break through those ceilings, once and for all."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
November 14th, 2013
09:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Bachmann: ‘I lost my insurance under Obamacare,’ will be forced into exchange

(CNN) - A fierce critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care initiative, Rep. Michele Bachmann said the law would eventually force her to buy insurance on the DC healthcare exchange.

"I lost my insurance under Obamacare so now I'm forced to go to the DC health exchange," the Minnesota Republican told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” on Thursday.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Michele Bachmann • Obamacare
House Democrats cool down after Obamacare meeting
November 14th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
9 months ago

House Democrats cool down after Obamacare meeting

(CNN) - What a difference a day makes.

On Wednesday, House Democrats lit into White House officials who couldn't explain how President Barack Obama planned to make good on his failed promise that Americans could keep their health insurance under Obamacare if they preferred.
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Filed under: Healthcare • House Democrats • Obamacare
November 14th, 2013
06:56 PM ET
9 months ago

Obama to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy as Surgeon General

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will nominate Doctors for America co-founder Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy as the next U.S. Surgeon General, the White House announced Thursday.

Murthy will replace Regina Benjamin, who was appointed by Obama in 2009 and left her post last summer.
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Filed under: Surgeon General
November 14th, 2013
06:10 PM ET
9 months ago

The fix: Obama tries to dig out of his big Obamacare hole

Washington (CNN) - While President Barack Obama held a news conference on Thursday where he announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act, it quickly digressed into a confession and apology hour.

He took the blame. He called the rollout of Obamacare "rough." He said he "fumbled." He said the problems are "on me."

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
Lawyers, Cruz and Lee vs. Obama
November 14th, 2013
06:01 PM ET
9 months ago

Lawyers, Cruz and Lee vs. Obama

Washington (CNN) - Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah were in full legal mode in separate speaking appearances at the conservative Federalist Society Thursday, blasting the Obama administration for what they call unconstitutional moves.

Cruz, the tea party darling of the Defund Obamacare movement and partial government shutdown, blasted President Barack Obama for picking and choosing which laws to enforce, namely through new directives to government lawyers in the implementation of drug and immigration policy.
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Filed under: Mike Lee • President Obama • Ted Cruz
Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill
November 14th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
9 months ago

Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill

Atlanta (CNN) - While troubles over health care and immigration continue to dog the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden addressed a friendly crowd Thursday, delivering the keynote speech at a naturalization ceremony.

In his remarks, Biden strongly condemned House Speaker John Boehner’s comments about immigration bill that passed the Senate earlier this year. On Wednesday, Boehner said the House had "no intention" of voting on the bill.
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Filed under: Immigration • Joe Biden • John Boehner
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 14, 2013
November 14th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
9 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for November 14, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 14, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

OBAMA: “WE FUMBLED”
In a long, riveting press conference, President Barack Obama apologized for the “rough” roll out of Obamacare and offered a fix for many Americans to keep their individual insurance plans for one more year.

– Obama to Democrats: ‘I’m sorry’ –
PRESIDENT OBAMA AT A WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING: "There is no doubt that our failure to roll out the ACA smoothly has put a burden on Democrats whether they are running or not because they stood up and supported this effort through thick and thin. And you know I feel deeply responsible for making it harder for them rather than easier for them to continue to promote the core values that I think led them to support this thing in the first place which is in this country, as wealthy as we are, everybody should be able to have the security of affordable health care."
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Dem: 'Heads should have rolled' over botched Obamacare rollout
November 14th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
9 months ago

Dem: 'Heads should have rolled' over botched Obamacare rollout

(CNN) – Heads "should have rolled" at the White House over the botched kickoff of the HealthCare.gov website, said Rep. Nick Rahall, who also is skeptical of President Barack Obama's proposal to fix another problem resulting from the rollout of Obamacare.

Rahall, who is regularly targeted by Republicans in his West Virginia swing district, told reporters on Thursday that the health care debacle is hurting him in his reelection bid.
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Filed under: Congress • House • Obamacare
FBI chief on Benghazi probe: 'We will never stop'
November 14th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
9 months ago

FBI chief on Benghazi probe: 'We will never stop'

(CNN) – FBI Director James Comey told a Senate hearing on Thursday the agency considers the investigation of the deadly Benghazi terror attack among its "highest priorities."

In response to questions from Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, Comey said the FBI still has "a lot of people working very, very hard on this. We are committed bringing to justice those responsible for the attack and the murder of our folks.

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Filed under: FBI • James Comey
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