Clinton talks faith, family in personal speech to Methodist women
WASHINGTON, DC - US President Bill Clinton leaves the Foundry Methodist Church in Washington 07 April after attending Easter services with his wife Hillary (C) and daughter Chelsea (R)(PAMELA PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)
April 26th, 2014
01:51 PM ET
3 months ago

Clinton talks faith, family in personal speech to Methodist women

Louisville (CNN) - It would be difficult for Hillary Clinton to find a more welcoming crowd than the women at Saturday's United Methodist Women Assembly in Louisville.

Greeted with raucous applause from the 6,500 women (and a few men) in attendance, the former secretary of state touted her knowledge of the faith, spoke about her family's Methodist roots and addressed how the teachings of Jesus and John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, have guided her career.

And in synthesizing her view of Methodism's social gospel, Clinton's remarks seemed to come close to describing her presidential thought process, where the former first lady has acknowledged she is thinking about running for president in 2016.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Religion
Boehner and Obama put focus on small businesses in weekly addresses
April 26th, 2014
12:06 PM ET
3 months ago

Boehner and Obama put focus on small businesses in weekly addresses

(CNN) – In weekly addresses focused on small business, Republicans told the federal government to "get out of the way," while President Obama pushed for Congress to embrace a minimum wage increase.

House Speaker John Boehner delivered the GOP weekly addresses from his home district in Ohio, where he recently made waves for poking fun at his fellow Republicans and their reluctance to support immigration reform.

But in his address released Saturday, Boehner defended the Republican record on small businesses and blamed Democrats in Congress for holding up legislation.
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Filed under: Economy • John Boehner • Minimum wage • President Obama
Rand Paul heads to Maine
April 26th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul heads to Maine

(CNN) – When Sen. Rand Paul visits Maine Saturday, he'll be venturing into friendly territory.

His father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, amassed strong support in the state and took a close second behind Mitt Romney in the 2012 GOP presidential caucuses, 38%-36%.
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Filed under: Maine • Rand Paul