Obama acknowledges shooting death during visit to Nashville
January 30th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
8 months ago

Obama acknowledges shooting death during visit to Nashville

Updated 6:30 p.m. ET, 1/30/2014

(CNN) - It’s the issue that dominated last year’s State of the Union address, but two days after President Barack Obama gave gun control only a brief mention in this year’s speech, he confronted the nation’s gun violence crisis head-on during a stop in Nashville.

Obama headed to Tennessee to talk about education, but he spoke at a high school where students are still reeling from the recent shooting death of one of their classmates.

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Filed under: President Obama • Tennessee
Rep. Waxman to retire at end of term
January 30th, 2014
11:11 AM ET
8 months ago

Rep. Waxman to retire at end of term

Updated 3:51 p.m. ET on 1/30/2014

(CNN) - Rep. Henry Waxman, a longtime Democrat from California, announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election to a 21st term this November.

“In 1974, I announced my first campaign for Congress," he said in a statement. "Today, I am announcing that I have run my last campaign. I will not seek reelection to the Congress and will leave after 40 years in office at the end of this year."
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Filed under: 2014 • California • Henry Waxman
Christie picks the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl
January 30th, 2014
10:59 AM ET
8 months ago

Christie picks the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his Super Bowl pick Thursday morning, granting a rare interview as his administration faces abuse-of-power allegations.

“I believe Denver's going to win the game. I think it's going to be a close game and a good game,” he said on Philadelphia sports radio 94WIP, predicting the score would be around 24-21.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Florida poll: Charlie Crist leads incumbent Gov. Rick Scott
January 30th, 2014
10:09 AM ET
8 months ago

Florida poll: Charlie Crist leads incumbent Gov. Rick Scott

(CNN) – Ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, vying to reclaim his former post, has a 46%-38% lead over incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in this year's governor's race, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday.

The poll shows that the Republican-turned Democrat is ahead of Scott on most issues, and a majority of registered voters don't think Scott deserves a second term.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Polls • Rick Scott
Polls: Clinton still ahead, GOP field wide open
January 30th, 2014
09:23 AM ET
8 months ago

Polls: Clinton still ahead, GOP field wide open

(CNN) – A new national poll released Thursday morning indicates potential Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton continues to have an overwhelming lead over other possible 2016 Democratic candidates, while former frontrunner Gov. Chris Christie is still losing ground among his potential GOP rivals.

Separately, a New Hampshire survey shows a similar outcome, with Clinton ahead and no clear GOP frontrunner in the crucial primary state.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Polls • Uncategorized
Clinton’s 2008 mega-donors wait with open wallets
January 30th, 2014
05:45 AM ET
8 months ago

Clinton’s 2008 mega-donors wait with open wallets

Washington (CNN) – During Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, a loyal group of fundraisers – called the "Hillraisers" – donated and bundled millions of dollars for the then-senator's White House bid.

With the prospect of another run in 2016, the fundraisers watch Clinton’s moves with great interest, prepared to help any prospective run by opening their wallets and tapping their contacts as they did eight years earlier.
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Filed under: 2016 • Fundraising • Hillary Clinton
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