Obama makes nod to those who would succeed him at White House
February 23rd, 2014
07:48 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama makes nod to those who would succeed him at White House

Washington (CNN) – When President Barack Obama hosted the nation's governors at the White House on Sunday night, he made a sly nod to those in the crowd eyeing his job.

"Tonight we want to make sure all of you make yourselves at home," Obama said. "To which some of you are thinking, 'That's been the plan all along.' "

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Filed under: 2016 • President Obama
February 23rd, 2014
04:18 PM ET
2 months ago

Sunday chatter: 2016 and an unapologetic Susan Rice

(CNN) - CNN’s State of the Union Host Candy Crowley aptly put it at the top of her show Sunday: Four of the last six presidents were governors.

Governors descended upon Washington this week for the annual National Governors Association meeting. They also filled the hot seats on the Sunday talk shows.

That inevitable question was asked. The one about running for president.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Libya • Marijuana • Mike Pence • Scott Walker • Syria • Ukraine
February 23rd, 2014
04:08 PM ET
2 months ago

Senate candidate regrets gruesome X-ray postings

Updated 11:25 a.m. ET, 2/24/2014

(CNN) - Milton Wolf, a radiologist and GOP primary challenger against incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, issued a statement Sunday admitting he made "insensitive" comments about X-ray images he posted online, including an image of a person decapitated by gunfire.

"Several years ago, I made some comments about these images that were insensitive to the seriousness of what the images revealed. Soon thereafter, I removed those images and comments, again several years ago," he said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2014 • Kansas • Pat Roberts
Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement
February 23rd, 2014
02:03 PM ET
2 months ago

Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement

Washington (CNN) – In her first "Meet the Press" appearance since her use of Benghazi “talking points” set off a political firestorm in 2012, National Security Adviser Susan Rice was asked point-blank whether she has any regrets about her involvement in informing the public of developments regarding the violence before, during and after the attacks on a U.S. post in Libya.

"No," Rice bluntly told David Gregory on the NBC program.
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Filed under: Libya • Susan Rice
The Cold War is over. Right?
February 23rd, 2014
01:02 PM ET
2 months ago

The Cold War is over. Right?

(CNN) – Gay rights, Edward Snowden, Syria and now Ukraine: They’re all recent issues in which the United States and Russia have had disagreements.

Tension has always seemed to exist between the two countries, and that’s certainly been the case for President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some days, it almost seems like the Cold War never went away.
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Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Vladimir Putin
Walker brushes off document release as ‘old news’
February 23rd, 2014
12:34 PM ET
2 months ago

Walker brushes off document release as ‘old news’

Washington (CNN) - Facing controversy back home over documents from a 2010 investigation, at the National Governors Association in Washington, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has decided the best defense is a good offense.

After initially being criticized by reporters in Wisconsin for not answering questions following Wednesday’s release of the records and e-mails, Walker has kept a high profile during the conference. He has made himself available to reporters several times, sat down with The Washington Post and taken part in a national television interview Sunday morning.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Bush says working with vets helps him cope
February 23rd, 2014
12:00 PM ET
2 months ago

Bush says working with vets helps him cope

(CNN) – Asked whether President George W. Bush's work with veterans helps him cope with what happened in Afghanistan and Iraq - two wars that started during his presidency - the former President said there's "no question it helps."

"I have a duty," he continued in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "The Week." "Obviously, I get slightly emotional talking about our vets, because I have an emotional - I'm in there with them.
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Filed under: George W. Bush • Veterans
February 23rd, 2014
10:38 AM ET
2 months ago

Who’s ruling out a 2016 bid?

(CNN) – On CNN’s “State of the Union,” four governors were asked Sunday whether they want to rule out a presidential bid.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, considered a dark horse for the 2016 presidential race, didn’t directly answer the question.
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Filed under: 2016 • Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
February 23rd, 2014
10:04 AM ET
2 months ago

Four governors on the politics of pot

(CNN) – Four governors - two Republicans and two Democrats - indicated Sunday that their states would not be headed down the same road as Colorado and Washington in terms of legalizing recreational marijuana.

Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether they would consider making pot legal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the first to jump in with a flat “no.”
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Filed under: Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
February 23rd, 2014
09:02 AM ET
2 months ago

Inside Politics: Does it take a Bush to beat a Clinton?

Washington (CNN) – Five takeaways from this Sunday’s Inside Politics:

1. The Year of Governing is over: Sad but true – it’s highly unlikely anything big and controversial will get dealt with this year.

House Speaker John Boehner took the first step in this “governing retreat” when he all but took immigration reform off the table. Now, President Obama has joined the 2014 Politics Comes First Caucus by dropping from his new budget a Social Security reform he had included in last year’s.
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Filed under: Inside Politics