Vance McAllister wins special Congressional election
November 16th, 2013
11:49 PM ET
5 months ago

Vance McAllister wins special Congressional election

(CNN) – A Congressional seat from Louisiana will remain in Republican hands - although that was never in question.

With 99% of the vote in, the state's Secretary of State announced a winner in a special election for Louisiana's 5th district that pitted Republican against Republican.
FULL POST


Filed under: Congress • Louisiana • special election • Vance McAllister
Paul Ryan returns to Iowa, knocks Obamacare
November 16th, 2013
10:53 PM ET
5 months ago

Paul Ryan returns to Iowa, knocks Obamacare

Updated 11:10 pm ET, 11/16/2013

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan made a rousing return to Iowa on Saturday night in a speech that slammed Obamacare and stirred 2016 speculation.

The Wisconsin Republican and former vice presidential nominee was the keynote speaker at a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad in Altoona, Iowa. The appearance was his first in the state that will have the country's first presidential caucus since the 2012 campaign.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Paul Ryan
Holder seeks Fast and Furious appeal
November 16th, 2013
08:39 PM ET
5 months ago

Holder seeks Fast and Furious appeal

Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking an appeal to a judge's ruling that allows the House of Representatives to proceed with contempt charges over the notorious Justice Department program Operation Fast and Furious.

Holder is being held in contempt by the House for refusing to turn over documents about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' gun-tracking program that allowed thousands of weapons to flow to Mexican drug cartels. The Obama administration invoked executive privilege to keep sealed some records over their response to Fast and Furious. The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, subsequently voted to hold Holder in contempt last year.
FULL POST


Filed under: Eric Holder • Fast and Furious
November 16th, 2013
08:07 PM ET
5 months ago

O'Malley testing the 2016 waters in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley hoped to turn heads in New Hampshire this weekend and get his share of the early speculation surrounding the 2016 presidential race with a buzzy new video about his leadership credentials.

On Saturday, O’Malley headlined the Granite State’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, a fundraising event for the state Democratic Party familiar to others who have been on the presidential primary campaign circuit. This three-minute video served as part of the crowd’s introduction to the White House hopeful.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • Martin O'Malley
Obama to honor JFK legacy this week
November 16th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama to honor JFK legacy this week

President Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will visit the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday to honor the 50th anniversary of his assassination, an administration official confirms to CNN.

The Obamas and Clintons will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
FULL POST


Filed under: John F. Kennedy • President Obama
Obama’s energized weekly address
November 16th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama’s energized weekly address

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama didn’t mention Obamacare once in his weekly address Saturday, preferring instead to tout progress toward American energy independence.

“After years of talk about reducing our dependence on foreign oil, we are actually poised to control our own energy future,” Obama said, pointing to administration policies like green investments that have spurred domestic production and renewable energy use while improving fuel standards.
FULL POST


Filed under: President Obama
GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'
November 16th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'

(CNN) – Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, blasted President Barack Obama's now infamous "keep your healthcare" pledge on Saturday in the GOP's weekly address.

"Millions of Americans are coming to realize that those are your tire tracks on their cancelled policies," Johnson said about the President, arguing that it's "obvious that you didn't inadvertently misspeak when you promised Americans they can keep their doctors and health plans."
FULL POST


Filed under: GOP weekly address • Health care • Obamacare • President Obama • Ron Johnson