Congressional political feud grows more intense
March 14th, 2014
08:45 PM ET
8 months ago

Congressional political feud grows more intense

Washington (CNN) – One of the hottest political feuds in Washington ratcheted up another tense notch Friday as House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, accused Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of undermining an investigation into why the IRS targeted conservative groups.

Cummings fired back, calling Issa’s behavior “abusive.”

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Elijah Cummings
Biden heading to Poland, Lithuania next week
March 14th, 2014
08:38 PM ET
8 months ago

Biden heading to Poland, Lithuania next week

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Poland and Lithuania next week to meet with leaders about Ukraine and to show U.S. support for NATO allies.

"During his meetings, the vice president will consult on steps to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and affirm our collective defense commitments under the North Atlantic Treaty and our enduring support for all of our allies and partners in Europe," the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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Filed under: Poland • Vice President Biden
Biden's heading to Ireland?
March 14th, 2014
07:14 PM ET
8 months ago

Biden's heading to Ireland?

(CNN) – After some high-level lobbying, it appears that Vice President Joe Biden might soon be headed to Ireland.

“Biden wants to come to Ireland,” President Barack Obama said at the end of a meeting in the Oval Office with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Friday.

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Filed under: Ireland • Joe Biden
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 14, 2014
March 14th, 2014
06:33 PM ET
8 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for March 14, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 14, 2014 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

THE MIDTERM MAP JUST GOT BIGGER …

EX-MASS. SEN. SCOTT BROWN TO RUN FOR N.H. SENATE SEAT …
After months of toying with the idea, Scott Brown announced late Friday that he would explore a run for Senate in New Hampshire – the state where he was born and just recently moved back to late last year. Brown, a former Massachusetts senator, sought to highlight his Granite State roots in his afternoon speech noting how New Hampshire brought him happiness during a rough upbringing. And he pledged to hit the New Hampshire roads Saturday and start talking to voters.

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President further distances himself from Obamacare ‘doctor’ pledge
March 14th, 2014
06:19 PM ET
8 months ago

President further distances himself from Obamacare ‘doctor’ pledge

(CNN) - It was a promise made by President Barack Obama that first surfaced in the selling of his sweeping health care initiative and eventually required a public apology and new rules to fix after the measure became law.

"If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too,” Obama promised in a 2009 weekly address and numerous other times throughout his first term.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare • President Obama
Obama wants people to quit bashing his jeans
March 14th, 2014
04:45 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama wants people to quit bashing his jeans

(CNN) - President Barack Obama hit back at critics calling him out for his "mom jeans.

"I've been unfairly maligned about my jeans," Obama said Friday in an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest.

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Filed under: President Obama • Sarah Palin
Obama talks to Web MD and Ryan Seacrest to tout Obamacare
March 14th, 2014
02:39 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama talks to Web MD and Ryan Seacrest to tout Obamacare

Washington (CNN) - As part of the administration's final push to encourage people to sign up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, President Barack Obama spent nearly 30 minutes Friday answering questions about premium prices, Medicaid expansion and other issues from WebMD users from all 50 states.

Lisa Zamosky, WebMD's health care reform expert, said the site got a "huge response," receiving hundreds of questions and from some users who were concerned about the Affordable Care Act, others who were confused about the law, and still others who wanted to thank the President for signing it into legislation.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare • President Obama
March 14th, 2014
02:07 PM ET
8 months ago

An Ode to Dr. Seuss (and the politicians who misuse his work)

We do not like Seuss filibusters.

Such lengthy speeches are full of bluster.

We do not like them in the House.

We do not like them from Todd Palin’s spouse.

We do not like them here or there.

We do not like them anywhere.

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Filed under: Colin Powell • John Boehner • President Obama • Rep. Randy Weber • Rick Perry • Todd Palin
CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.
March 14th, 2014
01:01 PM ET
8 months ago

CNN Poll: Most see Russia as a threat to U.S.

Washington (CNN) - As the crisis in the Ukraine continues, a new national poll indicates that for the first time in more than a decade, more than half of Americans see Russia as a serious threat to the U.S.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Friday also indicates that Russian President Vladimir Putin's unfavorable rating among Americans has soared over the past month. And the poll indicates that the vast majority of the public says Moscow's actions in neighboring Ukraine break international law, and half of those questioned say a new Cold War between the U.S. and Russia is likely.

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Filed under: CNN poll • CNN/ORC International poll • CNN/ORC poll • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
March 14th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
8 months ago

More Clinton documents released

(CNN) – The William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Friday released another batch of confidential memos, notes and other papers from the Clinton White House that had previously been sealed.

The documents open a window into the Clinton years and cover a variety of topics, including the office of former first lady Hillary Clinton, who's now considered the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, if she decides to run.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
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