Huckabee defends comments as Miley Cyrus, Cosmo weigh in
January 25th, 2014
03:20 PM ET
11 months ago

Huckabee defends comments as Miley Cyrus, Cosmo weigh in

(CNN) - As more female voices are joining the clamor against him, Mike Huckabee is speaking out against critics, who, he says, distorted his comments on women.

"My whole point was that the women I know are intelligent, thoughtful, educated, capable of running things, capable of making big decisions - and they didn’t need the government to hold their hands. They were not victims of their gender," said the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate.
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White House: Obama “will not wait for Congress”
January 25th, 2014
12:03 PM ET
11 months ago

White House: Obama “will not wait for Congress”

Tune in to CNN for complete State of the Union coverage, starting Tuesday, January 28 at 7 pm ET.

Updated 1:58 p.m. ET, 1/25/2014

Washington (CNN) - Just days from President Obama's State of the Union address, a senior adviser is providing a glimpse into the speech's central themes: "opportunity, action and optimism."

In an e-mail message to supporters, Dan Pfeiffer is rallying supporters ahead of the address this Tuesday, with a glimpse at the President's plans for 2014.
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Obama calls sexual assaults 'affront' to society
January 25th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama calls sexual assaults 'affront' to society

(CNN) - Three days ahead of his highly-anticipated address to the nation, President Barack Obama touted a new White House initiative to curb sexual assault and other violent crimes nationwide.

The White House address Saturday mimicked remarks the President made this week while announcing a task force aimed at protecting students on college campuses from sexual assault.
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GOP: Obama has ‘a lot of explaining to do’
January 25th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

GOP: Obama has ‘a lot of explaining to do’

(CNN) – Pre-empting President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday and the GOP response, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri on Saturday sought to get ahead of the conversation.

The President "has a lot of explaining to do" in his speech, Blunt said in the GOP weekly address, criticizing Obama's so-called "Year of Action," a blueprint for 2014 touted by the White House.
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Filed under: Republicans • Roy Blunt • State of the Union