May 1st, 2014
07:59 PM ET
3 months ago

Crossfire: Is Obama striding or stumbling on the world stage?

(CNN) – Is Barack Obama doing enough to stop Vladimir Putin?

That’s the question CNN “Crossfire” co-hosts Van Jones, on the left, and Newt Gingrich, on the right, asked Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Foreign Policy • Obama administration • President Obama • Ron Johnson • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
May 1st, 2014
07:11 PM ET
3 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for May 1, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 1, 2014 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

TAPPER BIKES & TALKS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH … The former President emphasized the need to drop the “D” in “PTSD” when discussing wounded veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, in rare interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Thursday in Crawford, Texas.

"PTS is an injury, which means it's fixable over time," Bush said before joining a group of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans for the fourth annual W100K mountain bike ride that he hosts at his ranch. "A lot of the experts don't view PTS as a disorder. It's an injury, and that's really important ... to eliminate stigma."

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
May 1st, 2014
05:20 PM ET
3 months ago

Graham to CNN: Jay Carney 'believes that we're all dumb'

Updated 5:53 p.m. ET, 5/2/2014

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham said he was offended by White House spokesman Jay Carney's comments about new emails that reinforce Republicans' claims that the White House purposely gave misleading information about the Benghazi attack for political reasons.

"I guess he believes that we're all dumb," the South Carolina Republican told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on Thursday.
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Filed under: Libya • Lindsey Graham
Obama honors 2014 National Teacher of the Year
May 1st, 2014
05:16 PM ET
3 months ago

Obama honors 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Washington (CNN) - President Obama honored a Maryland high school English teacher Thursday at this year’s National Teacher of the Year ceremony at the White House.

Sean McComb, 30, teaches at the Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore. He said he chose the teaching profession because of the influence of one of his high school teachers.
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Filed under: President Obama
Massachusetts governor backs away from tweet on sexual assault
May 1st, 2014
03:53 PM ET
3 months ago

Massachusetts governor backs away from tweet on sexual assault

(CNN) - A controversial tweet sent from the state of Massachusetts' official Twitter account about sexual assault sent Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick into damage-control mode on Thursday.

The tweet, sent Wednesday from @Mass.gov, read "Sexual assault is always avoidable" with the hashtag #SAAM and a logo for sexual assault awareness month.

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Filed under: Deval Patrick • Massachusetts
May 1st, 2014
02:00 PM ET
3 months ago

Biking with Bush: Former President opens up about veterans, Jeb 2016

(CNN) – It is not an easy ride.

The rugged 100-kilometer mountain bike ride cuts through the Texas hill country and was designed to keep a fitness freak on his toes.

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Filed under: 2016 • George W. Bush • Jeb Bush • Veterans
House passes funding for expanded sexual harassment training
May 1st, 2014
12:32 PM ET
3 months ago

House passes funding for expanded sexual harassment training

Washington (CNN) – The House passed legislation Thursday in a 402-14 vote that will provide funds for expanded sexual harassment training for all members and their staff.

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California introduced the measure as an amendment to the legislative branch spending bill. The legislation allocates $500,000 from that bill to pay for the effort, and Speier ultimately wants the training to become mandatory.
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Filed under: Congress • House
Mitt Romney strikes again
May 1st, 2014
11:57 AM ET
3 months ago

Mitt Romney strikes again

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is playing an increasingly large role in campaign politics, especially for a man who says he has no intention of running for higher office again.

Thursday the former Massachusetts governor and two-time White House candidate gave his support to a GOP Senate candidate in Oregon. The endorsement is the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

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Filed under: 2014 • House • Mitt Romney • Oregon • Senate • Senate Race
May 1st, 2014
09:54 AM ET
3 months ago

Clintons' relationship with media still testy after all these years

(CNN) – During the Arab Spring, Hillary Clinton heralded Al-Jazeera's coverage of momentous events in Egypt in 2011.

"Like it or hate it, it is really effective," Clinton said of the network at a congressional hearing while she was secretary of state.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
May 1st, 2014
08:47 AM ET
3 months ago

2016 Poll: Clinton tops Bush in key state

(CNN) - Jeb Bush has a wide lead over other potential 2016 Republican White House contenders in the battle in Florida for GOP presidential nomination, according to a new poll of Sunshine State voters.

But a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday also indicates Hillary Clinton topping the former two-term Florida governor in a hypothetical 2016 general election showdown in the nation's most populous swing state.

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Filed under: 2016 • Florida • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Poll