November 21st, 2013
10:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Clinton: Don’t vote for politicians who won’t compromise

(CNN) - Recalling the days of Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and Republican President Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton said the nation needs more lawmakers who are willing to compromise.

“I think whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, it’s important not to vote for people who proudly say they will never compromise,” the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential contender told an audience in Philadelphia on Thursday.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
November 21st, 2013
09:30 PM ET
1 year ago

The congressman made drug admission - but the speaker could decide his future

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner has a liability on his hands.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Florida, has taken a leave of absence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

Boehner has been praised by congressional watchdogs for having little tolerance for derelict members of Congress.

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Koch Bros.-backed group gave millions to small business lobby
November 21st, 2013
09:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Koch Bros.-backed group gave millions to small business lobby

(CNN) - The National Federation of Independent Business is one of the most influential small-business advocacy groups in the country. They battle against government regulation, higher taxes and, perhaps most famously, Obamacare. And they do it all as the self-described "voice of small business."

But it turns out that the champions of Main Street America got more money last year from a group backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch than any other single source.

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Filed under: David and Charles Koch
Boehner tries, eventually enrolls in Obamacare
November 21st, 2013
06:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner tries, eventually enrolls in Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner sat at his desk in the U.S. Capitol and attempted to enroll in Obamacare on Thursday afternoon, but was unable to log on, and called his experience "pretty frustrating."

Boehner's office sent out an update that, four hours after he tried to enroll, the Speaker received an email from DC Health Link confirming he had been enrolled.
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Filed under: John Boehner • Obamacare
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 21, 2013
November 21st, 2013
06:09 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for November 21, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 21, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: President Barack Obama hits new low in CNN/ORC Poll … 41% of Americans approve of his job performance, 56% disapprove.
- Paul Steinhauser

… AS SENATE DEMOCRATS INVOKE 'NUCLEAR OPTION'
The Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday voted to invoke the so-called nuclear option out of frustration over Republicans who have been blocking President Barack Obama's nominees. The controversial move is a rules change that could make a partisan environment even more divisive because it takes away a sacrosanct right for any party in the Senate minority–the right to filibuster. – Dana Bash and Ted Barrett
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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
Canceled insurance? Another insurance letter coming soon
November 21st, 2013
05:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Canceled insurance? Another insurance letter coming soon

(CNN) - The Obama administration released three sample letters on Thursday detailing what information insurance companies must provide consumers if they intend to renew health plans originally scheduled for cancellation.

The release comes a week after President Barack Obama announced a proposed fix that would allow some Americans facing cancellations to keep their current health insurance plans. The President's proposal requires that companies choosing to renew plans also provide their customers with certain information.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Obama administration • Obamacare • President Obama
November 21st, 2013
05:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama approval rating sinks to new low in CNN poll

Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama's approval rating hits another all-time low, a new national survey also indicates that Americans say the President has less power than congressional Republicans when it comes to shaping events over the next year.

According to a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday, 41% of Americans approve of the job the President's doing in the White House, the lowest level for that crucial indicator in CNN polling. Fifty-six percent questioned say they disapprove of Obama's performance, an all-time high in CNN surveys.
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Filed under: CNN poll • President Obama
Rand Paul comes up with alternative to beer with Christie
November 21st, 2013
04:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Rand Paul comes up with alternative to beer with Christie

(CNN) - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's still interested in making amends with fellow possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie.

Paul was speaking to a radio station in the important caucus state of Iowa on Wednesday when the New Jersey governor came up: host Simon Conway of WHO radio proposed that the two men come onto his show.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul
Press organizations protest White House media access
November 21st, 2013
04:06 PM ET
1 year ago

Press organizations protest White House media access

Washington (CNN) - Dozens of mainstream media outlets wrote a letter to the White House Press Secretary Thursday alleging his office has been barring photographers from events where President Barack Obama is present and swapping in their own photographs as a substitute.

The letter to Jay Carney from the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) decried the “routine” denial of photographers and videographers from occasions when the President is “performing his official duties.”
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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama • White House
George W. Bush at RGA meeting
November 21st, 2013
04:06 PM ET
1 year ago

George W. Bush at RGA meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.

Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Filed under: Arizona • George W. Bush • RGA
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