Conservative group spends $2.5 million in new ad campaign
January 1st, 2014
10:59 PM ET
11 months ago

Conservative group spends $2.5 million in new ad campaign

Updated at 12:24 p.m. ET, 1/2/2014

(CNN) – A conservative group is kicking off the midterm election year with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that targets three Democratic Senators facing tough re-election battles in November.

Americans for Prosperity, which spent $16 million on television ads in the fall, will unleash another round of commercials that hammer the trio of lawmakers for supporting Obamacare.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Americans for Prosperity • Health care • Obamacare
January 1st, 2014
03:38 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama stays largely off the radar during Hawaii vacation

Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) – As the sun rises in Honolulu, the White House Press Corps readies for another day in pursuit of the vacationing Commander in Chief.

Despite more than 40 journalists, photographers, and engineers being on site, getting a glimpse of the president over the last week has proved elusive.
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Filed under: Hawaii • President Obama
January 1st, 2014
01:34 PM ET
11 months ago

De Blasio & the Clintons: The ties that bind?

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday formally swore in Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York.

The very public move by the former President appeared to wrap a bow around long-standing ties between the new mayor and both Bill and Hillary Clinton. And it could pay political dividends for the former Secretary of State if she decides to make another run for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
Bill Clinton wishes full recovery to his other 'mother,' Barbara Bush
January 1st, 2014
12:24 PM ET
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Bill Clinton wishes full recovery to his other 'mother,' Barbara Bush

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton sent good wishes Wednesday to his adoptive Republican mother and former first lady Barbara Bush, who's been hospitalized in Houston since Monday.

"I'll be rooting for Barbara Bush's full recovery while she's rooting for Baylor today. All my best to her and @GeorgeHWBush," he tweeted.
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Filed under: Barbara Bush • Bill Clinton
Former first lady Barbara Bush hospitalized
January 1st, 2014
11:36 AM ET
11 months ago

Former first lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

(CNN) – Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, for treatment of a "respiratory-related issue," a family spokesman said Tuesday.

Bush, 88, was admitted Monday at Methodist Hospital, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a written statement.

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Filed under: Barbara Bush
Mostly ignored, shifts emerge in the politics of poverty
GINI ratios measure income inequality. This graph, compiled with U.S. Census Bureau information, shows that income inequality is growing. A value of zero shows complete equality and a value of 1.0 represents complete inequality.
January 1st, 2014
11:30 AM ET
11 months ago

Mostly ignored, shifts emerge in the politics of poverty

Washington (CNN) - Tianna Gaines-Turner is so politically active she gave 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney a questionnaire to answer on policy positions. When he failed to respond, she volunteered on President Barack Obama's campaign. She also encourages her neighbors to vote.

Her activism is persistent despite feeling like she is an ignored component of the American electorate.

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What your New Year's drink of choice says about your politics
January 1st, 2014
09:09 AM ET
11 months ago

What your New Year's drink of choice says about your politics

Washington (CNN) – If you are like most Americans, you imbibed in a few (or too many) drinks to ring in 2014 on Tuesday night. But did you ever stop to consider what those drinks say about your political leanings?

The answer is a lot, according to two years of consumer data from GFK MRI that was analyzed by the right-leaning National Media Research Planning and Placement.

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Filed under: Democrats • Republicans
Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry
January 1st, 2014
08:33 AM ET
11 months ago

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

The two Republican governors have made a friendly wager aimed at helping feed the hungry in Iowa and Louisiana.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Iowa • Louisiana • Terry Branstad