Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading
February 16th, 2014
08:14 PM ET
9 months ago

Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading

Washington (CNN) – The National Republican group whose mission is to elect GOP House members has altered some of its misleading websites for 2014 congressional candidates, making it more clear that any contributions made through the sites will be going toward defeating Democrats, not supporting them.

CNN Special Investigations Correspondent Drew Griffin featured the National Republican Congressional Committee’s strategy earlier this month. At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates are actually run by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • NRCC
Sunday chatter:  D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'
February 16th, 2014
06:36 PM ET
9 months ago

Sunday chatter: D.C. drama is a 'House of Cards'

(CNN) - What do Hillary Clinton, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz have in common? It’s the characteristics they share with “House of Cards” characters.

They were also the main topics on the Sunday talk shows.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Ted Cruz
February 16th, 2014
04:58 PM ET
9 months ago

Chelsea Clinton: LGBTQ rights 'unfinished business' of this century

(CNN) - Adapting a line from her mother, Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that shedding light on LGBTQ issues should be a major focus for human rights advocates this century.

"My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century,” she said of Hillary Clinton, the former New York senator and secretary of state. “That is certainly true. But so too are the issues of LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century."

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Gay rights • Hillary Clinton
LBJ backers plan major civil rights summit to honor legacy
February 16th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
9 months ago

LBJ backers plan major civil rights summit to honor legacy

Washington (CNN) - The family and friends of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson will sponsor a major three-day civil rights summit to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act he signed – and hope this can help them broaden the image many have of the 36th president.

Some allies of Johnson feel the Vietnam War is the only prism through which the public now sees Johnson and his presidency and are working to make sure some of his major domestic achievements receive more recognition.

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Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate
President Obama walks with California Governor Jerry Brown, Joe and Maria Del Bosque of Empresas Del Bosque farm, addressing California's drought situation
February 16th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
9 months ago

Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate

(CNN) - Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of $1 billion in new funding to help prepare for the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry promised his own actions as part of the administration's push in a keynote speech in Indonesia, warning that climate change will also threaten the world economy.

But the consensus is still split on the merits of climate change among lawmakers.

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Romney: Bill Clinton not as 'relevant' as Hillary, won't impact potential White House bid
February 16th, 2014
01:08 PM ET
9 months ago

Romney: Bill Clinton not as 'relevant' as Hillary, won't impact potential White House bid

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Hillary Clinton, should she decide to launch a campaign for the White House, will not be judged by her husband's record in the Oval Office.

"I don't think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for president," Romney said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Mitt Romney
February 16th, 2014
12:47 PM ET
9 months ago

McCain: ‘I won’t give up’ on immigration reform

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain said Sunday he's not abandoning immigration reform this year, warning that the country's changing demographics make reform an imperative task for Republicans.

"I have not given up hope that we will act - and we must act," the Arizona Republican told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

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February 16th, 2014
12:08 PM ET
9 months ago

Panel: Cruz creating headaches for McConnell, GOP

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not making many friends in his own party after his latest attempt to block the Senate from raising the debt ceiling.

The Senate voted 67-31 Wednesday to break Cruz's filibuster as a dozen Republicans crossed party lines to vote with the Democrats against Cruz.

"[Cruz] forced their votes but you have several senators who are in purple states where shutting down the government, where leading us to the brink of economic ruin is not playing well for them," NPR correspondent Corey Dade said on CNN's State of the Union. "They're this close, they think, to retaking the Senate. They don't want to toy with that."

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February 16th, 2014
10:58 AM ET
9 months ago

McCain: Still 'viable' options in Syria

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain on Sunday slammed U.S. policy in Syria as an “abysmal failure and a disgraceful one.”

A second round of peace talks wrapped up in Geneva Saturday with little progress toward ending Syria's civil war, and nearly 5,000 people have died in there in the past three weeks, marking the most violent stretch in Syria's almost three-year conflict.

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Filed under: John McCain • Syria • TV-State of the Union
February 16th, 2014
09:10 AM ET
9 months ago

Inside Politics: Hillary's interpretation of the 'Roosevelt Rule'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's office had nothing to say this past week as GOP Sen. Rand Paul escalated his attacks on Bill Clinton's character and newly discovered diaries of a dear old friend offered glimpses of an angry and vengeful Mrs. Clinton during her husband's presidency.

But don’t for a second believe that no direct response means no response.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton
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