Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal
November 20th, 2013
10:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal

(CNN) - Gov. Scott Walker said that fellow Wisconsinite Rep. Paul Ryan is the exception the his ideal Republican 2016 presidential candidate being from outside the Washington beltway.

Walker, a potential 2016 hopeful himself, recently told ABC that his ideal standard bearer for the GOP in the next presidential election would be an "outsider" and "former or current governor."
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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
November 20th, 2013
07:59 PM ET
5 months ago

Crossfire: Sen. Tim Scott passes on Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsement

(CNN) – Sen. Tim Scott is passing on throwing his support behind Lindsey Graham, his fellow South Carolina Republican senator, who faces four conservative primary challengers as he runs for re-election next year.

Instead, Scott, who was appointed to the Senate late last year, said he would focus on his own election next year.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Lindsey Graham • Republican Party • South Carolina • Tim Scott
Illinois becomes 16th state to allow same-sex marriage
November 20th, 2013
06:47 PM ET
5 months ago

Illinois becomes 16th state to allow same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on Wednesday, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Quinn, a Democrat, called the act a "triumph of democracy, a triumph of a government of the people, that we believe in liberty and equality - and we're making sure that's part of our law."
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Filed under: Illinois • Same-sex marriage
November 20th, 2013
06:21 PM ET
5 months ago

House GOP campaign chief says Rep. Radel has some explaining to do

Washington (CNN) - The House Republican campaign chief is withholding judgment about whether Florida Rep. Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession earlier Wednesday, should remain in office. But he told reporters Radel has some explaining to do.

"He's going to need to explain what happened and then make some decisions," Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, said Wednesday leaving the House floor.
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Filed under: House Republicans
Perry: ‘Immigration reform is going to be very passé’
November 20th, 2013
06:18 PM ET
5 months ago

Perry: ‘Immigration reform is going to be very passé’

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Calls to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws will fade away as soon as Mexico jump-starts its economy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted Wednesday.

Perry, speaking to reporters at the Republican Governors Association’s annual conference in Arizona, ridiculed Democratic efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill without first enhancing security along the Texas-Mexico border.
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CNN's GUT CHECK for November 20, 2013
November 20th, 2013
06:04 PM ET
5 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for November 20, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 20, 2013 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: CONGRESSWOMAN HIT, ROBBED NEAR CAPITOL
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, a Democrat from New York, was hit in the back of the head and robbed near the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night, her office said Wednesday. – Dan Merica

JUST IN … DEEDS STABBED MORE THAN 10 TIMES - Sources close to the investigation tell CNN Gus Deeds stabbed his father more than ten times just outside Creigh Deeds' home. As the state senator stumbled down the driveway bleeding, his son went back into the house and shot himself. …

Hospital spokeswoman says Deeds condition improving
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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
CBO: Real debt ceiling deadline could hit in March
November 20th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
5 months ago

CBO: Real debt ceiling deadline could hit in March

(CNNMoney) - The budget focus on Capitol Hill is whether lawmakers will do the bare minimum and agree on a spending level for this fiscal year before funding runs out on January 15.

But soon enough, they will have to turn their attention to raising the debt ceiling.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt
November 20th, 2013
05:44 PM ET
5 months ago

Radel went to Washington to do 'the right thing'

Washington (CNN) - Trey Radel loves hip-hop. He is an avid user of Twitter. His real name is Henry Jude Radel III. He represents parts of the southwest Florida coast in Congress. He said he came to Congress to do "the right thing."

He also just pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

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Filed under: Congress
Congresswoman hit, robbed near Capitol on Tuesday
November 20th, 2013
05:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Congresswoman hit, robbed near Capitol on Tuesday

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, a Democrat from New York, was hit in the back of the head and robbed near the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night, her office said Wednesday.

Meng was walking to her apartment after having dinner when, according to her office, she was hit from behind and fell to the ground. The perpetrator, her office said, then took her handbag and fled the scene on foot.
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Colorado Poll: Christie's Rocky Mountain High
November 20th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
5 months ago

Colorado Poll: Christie's Rocky Mountain High

(CNN) – Colorado's gone blue the past two presidential elections, but a new poll indicates Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical 2016 showdown for the state's nine electoral votes.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 46% of Colorado voters say if the 2016 presidential election were held today, they'd back Christie if he were the GOP nominee, with 38% saying they support Clinton if she were the Democratic nominee. That's a change from August, when a Quinnipiac poll indicated Christie and Clinton, who are both seriously considering bids for the White House, basically tied.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Colorado • Hillary Clinton
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