From Park Ridge to Washington: The youth minister who mentored Hillary Clinton
April 25th, 2014
09:20 AM ET
3 months ago

From Park Ridge to Washington: The youth minister who mentored Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - In the spring of 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most controversial men in America. One night in Chicago's Orchestra Hall after delivering a stirring speech on civil rights and the future of America, he shook hands with a standout 15-year-old with conservative parents, Hillary Rodham.

More than 50 years later, the moment still resonates profoundly with Clinton, who has had an illustrious political career and could again seek to make history as the first woman president.

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Filed under: Faith • Hillary Clinton
April 25th, 2014
08:55 AM ET
3 months ago

Boehner public mocking of colleagues on immigration similar to what he's done in private

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is mocking fellow House Republicans for saying that it's too hard to tackle the controversial issue of immigration reform.

Speaking Thursday at a meeting of the Middletown Rotary Club in his home congressional district in southwestern Ohio, an animated Boehner, talking about his colleagues on Capitol Hill, said "here's the attitude: 'Ohhhh, don't make me do this. Ohhhh, this is too hard.'"

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Filed under: 2014 • House • House of Representatives • House Republicans • Immigration • John Boehner
April 25th, 2014
08:17 AM ET
3 months ago

Five take-aways from President Obama's news conference in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - President Obama will speak with key European leaders about the crisis in Ukraine Friday. But earlier in the day at a joint news conference with President Park Geun-hye of South Korea, Obama acknowledged the sanctions against Russia put in place by the U.S. and its allies may not ultimately change Vladimir Putin's calculus.

"I think that's self-apparent," Obama said when asked if the Russian president may simply remain unresponsive to the economic pressure.

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Filed under: Middle East • North Korea • President Obama • South Korea • Ukraine
April 25th, 2014
07:55 AM ET
3 months ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: Pop quiz on Obama's rough foreign trip

Pop quiz on Obama’s foreign trip: There was a point during his news conference in South Korea on Friday morning when President Obama referenced how the U.S. was standing up to a rogue world player.

“We don’t reward bad behavior,” he said, before outlining what the U.S. would do to deter it.

Was he referring to:

a) Syria

b) Russia

c) North Korea

d) China

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Obama talks immigration in South Korea and Boehner talks baby talk
Speaker Boehner and President Obama talk immigration reform on both sides of the globe
April 25th, 2014
05:11 AM ET
3 months ago

Obama talks immigration in South Korea and Boehner talks baby talk

WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner talked like a baby Thursday to mock the way Republicans act towards immigration reform. President Obama, on the other side of the globe, said Friday immigrants are “who we are.”

The Republican was home at an event in Ohio when he spoke of the "attitude" of his fellow GOP congressmen.

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