New Mexico high court rules same-sex couples have right to marry
December 19th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
11 months ago

New Mexico high court rules same-sex couples have right to marry

Updated 2:52 p.m., 12/19/2013

(CNN) – The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled the state may not deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry, concluding current laws are unconstitutional.

The ruling Thursday is another victory for gay and lesbian couples nationwide seeking to legally wed. New Mexico would become the 17th state plus the District of Columbia to allow such unions.
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Filed under: New Mexico • Same-sex marriage
December 19th, 2013
12:18 PM ET
11 months ago

Palin, Cruz, Jindal: 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended over intolerance of politically correct

Updated 4:17 p.m., 12/19/2013

(CNN) - In light of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson suspension from the show over anti-gay remarks, Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal indicated media outlets have thrown out the First Amendment and the "politically correct crowd" is only concerned with viewpoints they agree with.

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Alaska governor and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin also weighed in on TV reality star's forced leave from the series.

Palin wrote in a post to her Facebook page that "Free speech is an endangered species."
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Sarah Palin
What the next debt ceiling fight will look like
December 19th, 2013
10:42 AM ET
11 months ago

What the next debt ceiling fight will look like

New York (CNNMoney) -- House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week that Republicans will demand something in exchange for an increase in the debt ceiling early next year.

The White House, meanwhile, said it won't negotiate on the issue.

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Filed under: Budget
Rangel running for 23rd term in Congress
December 19th, 2013
09:58 AM ET
11 months ago

Rangel running for 23rd term in Congress

(CNN) - Two days after three leading members of the House of Representatives announced their retirements, another longtime congressman announced Thursday that he plans on staying put on Capitol Hill.

Longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York, in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News, said he's running next year for a 23rd term.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Rangel
Clinton says she'll decide about 2016 next year
December 19th, 2013
08:55 AM ET
11 months ago

Clinton says she'll decide about 2016 next year

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton says she'll decide in 2014 about whether she'll make another run for the White House in 2016.

"Obviously, I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year," Clinton said in an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters that aired Wednesday night.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Biden 'dead meat' in Iowa, governor says
December 19th, 2013
07:26 AM ET
11 months ago

Biden 'dead meat' in Iowa, governor says

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden, widely assumed to be plotting a third presidential bid in 2016, shouldn’t bother booking any flights to Des Moines, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said.

“Biden is dead meat out here,” Branstad asserted Wednesday in an interview with CNN inside his office at the gilded state capitol building. “He is not going anywhere.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Vice President Biden
In Iowa, Schweitzer takes aim at Clinton's Iraq vote
December 19th, 2013
04:59 AM ET
11 months ago

In Iowa, Schweitzer takes aim at Clinton's Iraq vote

Altoona, Iowa (CNN) – Brian Schweitzer, a former Montana governor and self-styled prairie populist who wants to be part of the Democratic presidential conversation for 2016, drew a bright line between himself and presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday by raising an topic that has largely faded from the political spotlight amid rising economic anxiety: the Iraq War.

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Filed under: 2016 • Brian Schweitzer • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Iraq
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