Young voters would be key in a Hillary Clinton presidential race, but can she win them over?
March 21st, 2014
06:33 PM ET
8 months ago

Young voters would be key in a Hillary Clinton presidential race, but can she win them over?

Washington (CNN) - The Clinton family kicked off its Clinton Global Initiative-University conference at Arizona State University today, a long weekend of speeches and panels that focus on issues facing the college set and other young Americans.

It's exactly the bloc of voters Hillary Clinton will need backing her if she decides to run for president. But in 2008 she lost them by a large margin to Barack Obama. Some Republican strategists say it's a weakness that GOP opponents may try to exploit.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
CNN's GUT CHECK for March 21, 2014
March 21st, 2014
04:48 PM ET
8 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for March 21, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 21, 2014 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING … CNN’s Jake Tapper reports: Intelligence from the field has WH 'very concerned' about Russia invading more of #Ukraine – possibly soon.

DEVELOPING ON THE LEFT …. BIDEN HEADS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
As Vice President Joe Biden leaves open the door to another presidential run, his trip next week to New Hampshire will likely fuel more speculation about his interest in the job. The White House announced Friday that Biden will travel to the Granite State next Tuesday for an event highlighting workforce development and job training. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will join him. – Ashley Killough

Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown)
Vice President Biden is coming to Nashua on Tuesday. Good opportunity for Senator Shaheen to join him & discuss ObamaCare. #NHpolitics

Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg)
Sen. Shaheen will not join VP Biden in NH next week #NHsen

Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN)
During Biden's trip to NH, Sen. Shaheen's camp says she'll be in DC next week chairing subcom. hearing. They also point to Ukraine votes.

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
U.S. concerned Russians not being truthful about Ukraine intentions
March 21st, 2014
04:21 PM ET
8 months ago

U.S. concerned Russians not being truthful about Ukraine intentions

(CNN) - Based on intelligence, Obama administration officials are very concerned the Russians are not being truthful when they say their forces near Ukraine's eastern and southern borders are merely there for training exercises, sources tell CNN.

Officials assess that Russia - as early as coming days - could use any number of pretexts to justify further military incursions into Ukraine.

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Filed under: Obama administration • Russia • Ukraine
Barack H. Obama foundation drops middle initial
March 21st, 2014
03:53 PM ET
8 months ago

Barack H. Obama foundation drops middle initial

(CNN) - The foundation dedicated to planning and building Barack Obama's presidential library dropped the 'H' from its name.

A spokeswoman for "The Barack Obama Foundation" confirmed that the name change was deliberate, in order to avoid confusion with similarly named foundations.

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Filed under: President Obama
Susan Rice: White House reassessing U.S.- Russia relations
March 21st, 2014
03:50 PM ET
8 months ago

Susan Rice: White House reassessing U.S.- Russia relations

Washington (CNN) – Asked whether the United States is reassessing its relationship with Russia given the crisis in Ukraine, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice offered a direct answer.

"Yes," Rice flatly told reporters Friday during a briefing for President Obama's trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia next week.
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Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Susan Rice
Bush silent on Christie bridge joke
March 21st, 2014
01:58 PM ET
8 months ago

Bush silent on Christie bridge joke

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush didn't take the bait Friday when he was jokingly asked if he had closed any bridges during his time as governor.

The moment came during an appearance at the Broward County economic forum in Davie, Florida, where Bush, a potential presidential candidate, delivered a keynote address before sitting down for a Q&A on stage.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Florida • Jeb Bush • New Jersey
Political Circus: Keeping it classy...
March 21st, 2014
01:53 PM ET
8 months ago

Political Circus: Keeping it classy...

(CNN)— Take the free-for-all nature of social media, add the oft-mean spirited commentary that punctuates political circles and you have a recipe for petty online smackdowns.

Conservative commentators Dana Loesch's and Meghan McCain's online back and forth devolved into an hours-long, Twitterverse brawl on the derogatory nature of (drumroll please)… political brawls.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • John Lewis • Meghan McCain • President Obama • Rahm Emanuel • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Uncategorized
March 21st, 2014
12:55 PM ET
8 months ago

Inside Politics: Two days of reckoning for Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – This year's first day of reckoning for President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative is fast approaching. The second is seven-plus months away.

The big question: Will the math on the first have anything to do with the math on the second?

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Filed under: Inside Politics • Obamacare
2016 watch: Biden heads to New Hampshire
March 21st, 2014
11:18 AM ET
8 months ago

2016 watch: Biden heads to New Hampshire

Updated 4:13 p.m. ET, 3/21/2014

(CNN) – As Vice President Joe Biden leaves open the door to another presidential run, his trip next week to New Hampshire will likely fuel more speculation about his interest in the job.

The White House announced Friday that Biden will travel to the Granite State on Tuesday for an event on workforce development and job training.
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Filed under: Joe Biden
Obama: Democrats get ‘clobbered’ in midterms
March 21st, 2014
09:15 AM ET
8 months ago

Obama: Democrats get ‘clobbered’ in midterms

(CNN) – President Barack Obama argued Thursday night that Democrats have low turnout and get "clobbered" in midterm elections because of the "toxic" nature of Washington.

“The problem is not that the American people disagree with us on the issues," the President said. "The challenge is, is that our politics in Washington have become so toxic that people just lose faith and finally they just say, 'You know what, I’m not interested, I’m not going to bother, I’m not going to vote.' ” FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • Fundraising • President Obama
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