First on CNN: RNC makes play for unhappy Obama voters in new ad buy
March 16th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN: RNC makes play for unhappy Obama voters in new ad buy

Washington (CNN) - The messages are all GOP meat and potatoes: smaller government, less regulation on industry, school choice, entitlement reform, and sparking job creation.

But the messengers aren't who you might expect from the Republican Party.

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Filed under: 2014 • Reince Priebus • RNC
White House to begin Obamacare March Madness Monday
March 16th, 2014
06:52 PM ET
7 months ago

White House to begin Obamacare March Madness Monday

Washington (CNN) - As hoop heads across the country prepare for the Big Dance, President Barack Obama's administration is banking on a new March Madness-focused campaign to help boost Obamacare enrollment.

To coincide with the start of NCAA basketball tournament, a White House official says the administration is launching an all-encompassing push around the annual basketball bonanza that will feature athletes, coaches, and others, in hopes of spurring more Americans to sign up for health care before the March 31 deadline.

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March 16th, 2014
04:24 PM ET
7 months ago

Sunday Chatter: Putin, 2014 and the missing Malaysian airplane

Two international events filled the Sunday political talk shows: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move in Crimea and Ukraine and the mystery surrounding the bizarre and puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:

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Filed under: Dan Pfeiffer • Dick Durbin • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Mike Rogers • Peter King • Reince Priebus • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vladimir Putin
March 16th, 2014
12:33 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama adviser Pfeiffer says president isn’t a midterm liability

Washington (CNN) - One of President Obama’s advisers said Sunday that, despite the President’s low popularity numbers, he’ll still be helpful for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

A CNN Poll of Polls from last week, averaging four national surveys that measure the President's approval rating, said just 44% of Americans approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House.

But Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to the President, said despite those numbers, many Democratic candidates will still rely on help from Obama.

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Filed under: 2014 • Dan Pfeiffer • Reince Priebus • Robert Gibbs
March 16th, 2014
11:15 AM ET
7 months ago

McCain: U.S. needs 'fundamental reassessment' of Russia relationship

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, urged President Barack Obama again Sunday to re-evaluate the United States' relationship with Russia and to move past any notion of a "reset" with its old Cold War foe.

"The United States of America, first of all, has to have a fundamental reassessment of our relationship with Vladimir Putin," McCain told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.

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Filed under: John McCain • President Obama • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
March 16th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Inside Politics: The Political Forecast: More Democrats to retire this week

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

1. Florida election results cause more Democratic exits: Watch in the week or so ahead for a few more retirements by veteran House Democrats.

I'm told the Florida special election results were the last straw for at least two and perhaps more House Democrats facing tough 2014 races.

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Filed under: Inside Politics
March 16th, 2014
08:30 AM ET
7 months ago

CNN Poll: Rand Paul goes where his father never went

Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has done something his father never did - top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll.

According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 16% of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would be likely to support the senator from Kentucky for the 2016 nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Andrew Cuomo • CNN/ORC poll • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Marco Rubio • Martin O'Malley • Mike Huckabee • Paul Ryan • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Ted Cruz
March 16th, 2014
08:30 AM ET
7 months ago

CNN Poll: Who's tougher: Clinton or Obama?

Washington (CNN) - Americans have a positive view of Hillary Clinton's personal characteristics that in many cases has only improved with time, and on some key measures of toughness and leadership skills, she scores higher than President Barack Obama, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Sunday indicates that most Americans consider the former secretary of state likable, honest, compassionate and admirable. Sixty four percent say she is tough enough to handle a crisis - 11 percentage points higher than the President. And an equal 64% describe Clinton as a strong and decisive leader - 14 points higher than the President.

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Filed under: 2016 • CNN/ORC poll • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
Former Boston mayor battling cancer
March 16th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
7 months ago

Former Boston mayor battling cancer

Washington (CNN) - A report revealed late Saturday evening Boston's longtime former mayor, Thomas Menino, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer.

In an extensive interview with the Boston Globe's Brian McGrory and Andrew Ryan, Menino, who retired after holding Boston's top job for over 20 years in January, disclosed that cancer has spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

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Filed under: Uncategorized