April 24th, 2014
10:18 AM ET
8 months ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: Sushi and robots, not sanctions and trade agreements

Sushi and robots, not sanctions and trade agreements–On President Obama’s visit to Asia, we’ve seen him eat $300 sushi, view an archery demonstration and play soccer with a robot. What we haven’t seen is any movement on a key Pacific region trade agreement, any sort of development on new sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, or any pivot on the troubled U.S. effort to get chemical weapons out of Syria. On Thursday the president moves from Japan to South Korea.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Caroline Kennedy • President Obama • Rand Paul
Poll: Key Senate battle all tied up
April 24th, 2014
09:33 AM ET
8 months ago

Poll: Key Senate battle all tied up

(CNN) - A new poll in Colorado, a state that could determine if the Democrats keep control of the Senate in this year's midterm elections, indicates the race is deadlocked between the Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger.

And a Quinnipiac University survey also suggests that GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is the strongest of the potential 2016 presidential candidates in Colorado right now, edging out Democrat Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical 2016 showdown in the Rocky Mountain state.

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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Cory Gardner • Mark Udall • Polls • Senate • Senate Race
April 24th, 2014
08:36 AM ET
8 months ago

Obama: Japanese robots 'a little scary'

Tokyo (CNN) - President Barack Obama has some new high tech friends.

The President played soccer Thursday with a Japanese robot during a stop at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, or Miraikan. The visit was aimed at highlighting the renewal of a 10 year scientific collaboration between the two countries, and to show off Japan's latest technologies.

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Filed under: Japan • President Obama
NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus
April 24th, 2014
05:00 AM ET
8 months ago

NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus

(CNN) – The National Rifle Association holds its annual meeting this weekend with the gun debate cooling overall and pivoting to the states, where gun-control advocates are recalibrating around big money.

The three-day event in Indianapolis is expected to draw 70,000 to its sprawling shooting, hunting and outdoor exhibits as well as rallies, seminars and concerts.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • NRA
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