John Edwards goes back to practicing law
November 18th, 2013
11:52 PM ET
8 months ago

John Edwards goes back to practicing law

(CNN) - After two bids for the Oval Office, a sex scandal and a fraud trial, John Edwards is back where he started from.

The former senator will be practicing personal injury law in his home state of North Carolina, CNN affiliate WRAL reported Monday.

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Filed under: John Edwards
November 18th, 2013
10:35 PM ET
8 months ago

Woman cited by President as Obamacare success story frustrated by sign up process

Updated 1:20 a.m. ET, 11/19/2013 – This story has been updated. For the latest version, click here.

(CNN) – Washington state resident Jessica Sanford was bursting with pride when President Obama mentioned her story during a Rose Garden event on health care reform last month at the White House.

"Who wouldn't?" Sanford asks. "I'm a nobody really to have him mention my story."
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Filed under: Healthcare • President Obama
Obama prods supporters to keep up health care fight
November 18th, 2013
09:55 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama prods supporters to keep up health care fight

(CNN) - A worn-sounding President Obama urged his most ardent supporters Monday to maintain their drive enrolling Americans in his health law's exchanges, saying their support was even more essential now that it's clear a chunk of potential enrollees won't be able to use the troubled HealthCare.gov website.

The botched rollout of the site has "fed" misinformation about the Affordable Care Act, Obama added during an audio address to supporters of Organizing for Action, the political group that was formed from his 2012 re-election campaign.
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Filed under: Healthcare • OFA • President Obama
November 18th, 2013
09:44 PM ET
8 months ago

Christie to GOP: 'If being me isn't good enough, then fine, I will go home'

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, fresh off a landslide reelection victory earlier this month, says if being himself "is not good enough in any other election I might someday pursue," he will just find another job.

Republican Christie, who won reelection in blue New Jersey by garnering a broad coalition of support, said he didn't feel like he had to do any further outreach to his fellow party members who see him as a moderate unable to tap into the conservative base.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Washington
A bipartisan tribute to the Gettysburg Address
November 18th, 2013
09:26 PM ET
8 months ago

A bipartisan tribute to the Gettysburg Address

(CNN) - Amid the political divisiveness in Washington, two U.S. senators from North Dakota recited the Gettysburg Address together in a show of bipartisanship to honor the famed speech in light of its 150th anniversary on Tuesday.

In a video posted on YouTube, GOP Sen. John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp recited Abraham Lincoln's historic address for the Learn the Address project, an initiative started by filmmaker Ken Burns.
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Filed under: Heidi Heitkamp • John Hoeven • North Dakota
November 18th, 2013
08:21 PM ET
8 months ago

Crossfire: Support for Biden and Christie in 2016

(CNN) - As 2016 chatter heats up, two political insiders spill their potential picks for their respective party's presidential nominee.

CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said if Hillary Clinton doesn't run, Vice President Joe Biden might just take the cake.
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Filed under: 2016 • Crossfire • Tim Pawlenty
GOP blocks yet another Obama judge nominee
November 18th, 2013
06:47 PM ET
8 months ago

GOP blocks yet another Obama judge nominee

Updated 6:58 p.m. ET, 11/18/2013

Washington (CNN) - For the third time in three weeks, Senate Republicans blocked a nominee of President Obama's to be a judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals, a powerful court often considered second in influence to the U.S. Supreme Court.

On a vote of 53 to 38, Democratic supporters fell short of the 60 votes they needed to break a filibuster of nominee Robert Wilkins, who is currently a U.S. District Court judge in Washington.
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Filed under: President Obama • Senate Republicans
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 18, 2013
November 18th, 2013
06:06 PM ET
8 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for November 18, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 18, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

JUST IN: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan apologizes for suggesting ‘white suburban moms’ opposed standardized testing because “their child isn’t as bright as they thought they were.” Speaking to CNN’s Rene Marsh, Duncan said: “My wording, my phrasing, was a little clumsy and I apologize for that.”

CHENEY VS. CHENEY: 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. – Ashley Killough

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Sarah Palin meets Rush Limbaugh
November 18th, 2013
05:35 PM ET
8 months ago

Sarah Palin meets Rush Limbaugh

(CNN) - Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin met with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh Monday, according to a post on Palin's Facebook page.

"Mega dittos from the EIB network headquarters in Florida!" the former Alaska Gov. wrote of her visit to Limbaugh's radio network. "Got to meet one of my heroes today, Rush Limbaugh. As I've said many times, I was a ditto-head before ditto-head was cool!"
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Filed under: Rush Limbaugh • Sarah Palin
Biden on healthcare.gov: 'We're going to fix it'
November 18th, 2013
05:08 PM ET
8 months ago

Biden on healthcare.gov: 'We're going to fix it'

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden expressed confidence Monday that the administration is going to fix the embattled federal healthcare website.

"The truth is, we're going to fix it," Biden said at Ellington Field airport in Houston, speaking to volunteers working to help people enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

"God willing," he added later.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Joe Biden
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