Obama and family take in some college basketball
November 17th, 2013
08:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama and family take in some college basketball

(CNN) – Washington, D.C.'s biggest Oregon State hoops fans - President Barack Obama and his family - headed to the University of Maryland Sunday evening to take in the Beavers' upset win over the hometown Terps.

Entering the College Park arena to cheers, the President, his wife and two daughters enjoyed the game from behind Oregon State's bench. The team is coached by Michelle Obama's brother Craig, and the siblings' mother Marian Robinson also tagged along.

The Obamas have caught up with the Beavers during past capital region swings, including games at Towson University in Maryland and George Washington University in the District.


Filed under: President Obama
November 17th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
1 year ago

Tweet of the Day: Bush 41, Bush 43 hit the field

(CNN) – Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush took part in game day festivities honoring veterans at the Houston Texans home game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Source: Administration eyes 80% HealthCare.gov success rate
November 17th, 2013
01:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Source: Administration eyes 80% HealthCare.gov success rate

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration has set a goal of 80% of HealthCare.gov users being able to successfully enroll in an insurance plan by the November 30 deadline, a source familiar with the project told CNN.

The 80% number was first reported by the Washington Post.
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker not ruling out a presidential bid
November 17th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Wisconsin Gov. Walker not ruling out a presidential bid

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is leaving the door open for a presidential bid in 2016, refusing to commit to serving out a second term. His description of the ideal White House candidate sounds like someone not unlike himself.

"I think it's got to be an outsider. I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor - people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms," he told ABC's Jonathan Karl in an interview that aired Sunday on "This Week."
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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
November 17th, 2013
12:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Cheney sisters spar over same-sex marriage, parents weigh in

Updated 1:50 p.m. ET, 11/18/2013

(CNN) - One day after their daughters' quarrel over same-sex marriage burst into the political spotlight, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, defended their daughter Liz Cheney, saying she loves and respects her sister Mary, who's married to a woman.

"This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it become public," the Cheneys said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2014 • Liz Cheney • Same-sex marriage • Wyoming
Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can’t predict effect on Dems in midterms
November 17th, 2013
11:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can’t predict effect on Dems in midterms

Washington (CNN) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday neither she nor President Barack Obama misled the American people when they said, during the run-up to the passage of Obamacare, that people could keep their health insurance plans.

Pelosi clarified their remarks, saying they only meant people could keep their plans if they had already signed up before Obama signed the bill in 2010.
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Filed under: 2014 • Nancy Pelosi • Obamacare
November 17th, 2013
10:45 AM ET
1 year ago

Republican senator: Time to start over on health care

(CNN) - Following the stormy launch of HealthCare.gov and the uproar over canceled health insurance policies, Americans would best be served by starting from scratch on health care reform, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, said Sunday.

"It's time to start over. This health care law is terribly flawed. It is broken; it has failed the American people," Barrasso, a physician, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think there's going to be a massive taxpayer bailout needed just to deal with the impact of this health care law."
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Filed under: John Barrasso • Obamacare • TV-State of the Union
November 17th, 2013
10:20 AM ET
1 year ago

Clyburn: Obama failed to explain health care promise

Washington (CNN) - The No. 3 House Democrat on Sunday blamed a culture of sound bites for President Barack Obama's reneged promise that Americans would be able to keep their existing health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

"And this is a sound bite that the President probably needed to take some more time to explain to the American people," Rep. James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
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November 17th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
1 year ago

Netanyahu on Iran: ‘This is a bad deal’

(CNN) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning against the potential deal over Iran’s nuclear program between Tehran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, along with Germany,.

In an interview that aired Sunday morning on CNN's “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Netanyahu said that he prefers a diplomatic solution, but the framework of the current deal being floated will not work.
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Iran • TV-State of the Union