Obama reflects on Kennedy family legacy, own security
November 22nd, 2013
07:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama reflects on Kennedy family legacy, own security

(CNN) - Five decades after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, President Barack Obama reflected Friday on the Kennedy family legacy.

And as the nation remembered the tragic day, Obama said "thankfully" his own safety does not weigh heavily on his mind.
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November 22nd, 2013
07:14 PM ET
1 year ago

And credit for the nuclear option goes to...

Washington (CNN) - What was known as the nuclear option yesterday is known as the Reid Rule today. Time will only tell if the Reid Rule is productive or destructive. But we'll leave that to the historians.

As for how it became the Reid rule, it took a coordinated and sustained effort from an unlikely place - progressive activists on the blogosphere.

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Filed under: Senate
November 22nd, 2013
07:11 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN analysis: No Obamacare subsidy for some low-income Americans

Washington (CNN) - One of the basic tenets of Obamacare is that the government will help lower-income Americans - anyone making less than about $45,900 a year - pay for the health insurance everyone is now mandated to have.

But a CNN analysis shows that in the largest city in nearly every state, many low-income younger Americans won't get any subsidy at all. Administration officials said the reason so many Americans won't receive a subsidy is that the cost of insurance is lower than the government initially expected. Subsidies are calculated using a complicated formula based on the cost of insurance premiums, which can vary drastically from state to state, and even county to county.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
Rush Limbaugh uses rape analogy to decry filibuster rule change
November 22nd, 2013
05:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Rush Limbaugh uses rape analogy to decry filibuster rule change

(CNN) - Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh used an analogy about rape Friday to blast this week’s decision by the Senate's Democratic majority to change the chamber’s filibuster rules despite the unanimous opposition of minority Republicans.

The so-called “nuclear option” will allow a bare majority of senators – as opposed to 60 - to approve most judicial and executive branch nominations. The Democratic caucus controls 55 of the chamber’s 100 seats.
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Filed under: Rush Limbaugh • Senate Democrats
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 22, 2013
November 22nd, 2013
04:06 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for November 22, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 22, 2013 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

CNN EXCLUSIVE: KEY PART OF HEATHCARE.GOV PASSED TEST, BUT ANONYMOUS SHOPPER SHELVED ANYWAY: When the troubled federal health care website came online, the key "Anonymous Shopper" function was nowhere to be found - even though it passed a key test almost two weeks before HealthCare.gov launched. – Brianna Keilar

OBAMACARE SIGNUP DELAYED – FOR 2015
After the many bumps, ruts and roadblocks the Affordable Care Act has run into, health officials in Washington have decided to delay open enrollment in Obamacare – not this year, but a year down the road. – Kevin Bohn and Ben Brumfield

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
CNN Poll: Who killed Kennedy?
November 22nd, 2013
04:00 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN Poll: Who killed Kennedy?

(CNN) - Fifty years after President Kennedy’s assassination, numerous polls indicate that most Americans now believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted as part of a broader plot or conspiracy.

But a new CNN/ORC poll released Friday shows little consensus on exactly who was behind an alleged wider plot to murder Kennedy.
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Filed under: John F. Kennedy
November 22nd, 2013
02:35 PM ET
1 year ago

White House: Politics aren't pushing back start date of 2015 Obamacare enrollment

Washington (CNN) - White House spokesman Jay Carney denied Friday that next year's midterm elections are the reason behind the administration's decision to postpone the 2014 opening date for 2015 enrollment in Obamacare - from October 15 to November 15.

Pushing back the start date, Carney said, will give insurers more time to get an idea of their new pool of customers before they set their 2015 rates.

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Filed under: Obamacare
5 ways life changes in the Senate after nuclear option on filibusters
November 22nd, 2013
02:20 PM ET
1 year ago

5 ways life changes in the Senate after nuclear option on filibusters

Washington (CNN) - More new judges. Faster appointments to top government jobs. Revised regulations and rules reflecting government policy.

Those are the practical impacts from the nuclear option Senate Democrats approved to end filibusters of most presidential nominations and appointments.

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State Department, Leon Panetta added as defendants in Jill Kelley lawsuit
November 22nd, 2013
02:08 PM ET
1 year ago

State Department, Leon Panetta added as defendants in Jill Kelley lawsuit

Washington (CNN) – An update on a story "CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper" first reported in August, regarding the sex scandal that brought down former CIA director David Petraeus.

Jill and Scott Kelley, suing the Obama administration for alleged defamation of character during the aftermath of the Petraeus sex scandal, have added new defendants to their lawsuit, including the Department of State, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and outgoing FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce.

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Filed under: David Petraeus • Leon Panetta • State Department
Extended: Obamacare enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage
November 22nd, 2013
02:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Extended: Obamacare enrollment deadline for January 1 coverage

Updated 3:15 p.m. ET, 11/22/2013

(CNN) – The Obama administration announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services will extend a key Obamacare deadline by one week.

Americans can now sign up through December 23 in order to have health coverage start on January 1, according to Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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Filed under: HHS • Obamacare
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