May 7th, 2014
02:42 PM ET
7 months ago

White House security breach appears to be honest mistake

(CNN) – It seems at this point to be an honest mistake.

That's what a source tells CNN's Michelle Kosinski about Tuesday's security breach that resulted in a White House lockdown.

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Filed under: Secret Service • White House
Does Florida's campaign trail extend to Cuba?
May 7th, 2014
02:35 PM ET
7 months ago

Does Florida's campaign trail extend to Cuba?

(CNN) - Charlie Crist's bid to return to the Florida governor's office in Tallahassee may take him through Havana.

The former Republican governor of Florida, now running as a Democrat for his old office, is considering a trip to Cuba this summer, according to his campaign. Such a visit to the communist island nation, which is Florida's neighbor to the south, would have been unheard of by a statewide politician a few years ago.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Cuba • Florida • Rick Scott
That time Rand Paul wore a baseball uniform to a speech
May 7th, 2014
01:26 PM ET
7 months ago

That time Rand Paul wore a baseball uniform to a speech

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul's unconventional style in politics apparently extends to his wardrobe, as well.

The Kentucky Republican delivered a speech Wednesday morning while wearing a baseball uniform–white pants and all.
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Filed under: Rand Paul • Uncategorized
First on CNN: O'Malley to mingle with 2016 players at D.C. fundraiser
May 7th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN: O'Malley to mingle with 2016 players at D.C. fundraiser

Washington (CNN) - Martin O’Malley will mingle with a handful of early primary state power brokers next week at a closed-door Washington fundraiser for a top South Carolina Democrat.

The Maryland governor, who has been candid about his inclination to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has signed on to co-host the May 14 Capitol Hill fundraiser for South Carolina lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers, a Democratic source in the state told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Martin O'Malley • South Carolina
May 7th, 2014
11:17 AM ET
7 months ago

On climate change forecast, White House opts for meteorologists

Washington (CNN) - When it came to spreading the word about the government's alarming new report on climate change, senior advisers to President Obama thought who better to talk about extreme weather forecasts than meteorologists.

A senior administration official said the decision to bring in well-known weather forecasters from both national broadcast networks and local television stations for a series of interviews in the White House Rose Garden with the President was designed to avoid a debate over whether climate change is actually happening. Instead, the intended focus was to help communities prepare for the National Climate Assessment's predictions of droughts, heat waves, and severe storms that are on the way.
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Filed under: climate change • President Obama • White House
May 7th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Video: All options have to be on table for missing girls in Nigeria, senator says

Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, talks on "New Day" about the role the U.S. can play in helping to find over 200 missing girls in Nigeria.


Filed under: Amy Klobuchar
Women building: GOP-led House to vote on women's museum
May 7th, 2014
08:48 AM ET
7 months ago

Women building: GOP-led House to vote on women's museum

Washington (CNN) – The election-year attention on women lands directly on the House floor Wednesday, after Republican leaders decided to allow a vote on a National Women's History Museum, changing their approach to the issue.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Democrat of New York, has pushed the idea of a national women's museum for over 17 years. Her bill to trigger the first step, a museum commission, has passed the House and Senate before, but during separate sessions of Congress. In each case a Democratic majority in one chamber approved the museum commission but Republicans in the other blocked it.
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Filed under: Carolyn Maloney • Congress • House • Marsha Blackburn
May 7th, 2014
08:35 AM ET
7 months ago

Palin on Clinton: Being grandmother will 'open her eyes' on abortion

(CNN) – With Hillary Clinton becoming a grandmother, Sarah Palin argued the former secretary of state will likely reconsider her position on abortion rights.

"Just knowing that her daughter Chelsea is pregnant, with a baby–It's a real baby!–It's not some disposable something, and I know that's going to be controversial," Palin said in an interview set to air Wednesday on "Extra."
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Sarah Palin
May 7th, 2014
08:04 AM ET
7 months ago

5 takeaways from election night

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Republicans avoided a major headache on Tuesday night when Thom Tillis, the North Carolina house speaker and establishment favorite, won the Republican Senate nomination outright, dodging a protracted summer runoff fight against a grassroots-backed opponent.

With an assist from big-spending outside groups, Tillis dispatched his two main primary rivals, tea party-backed Greg Brannon and the Baptist pastor Mark Harris, with relative ease, clearing the 40% mark needed to skirt a July runoff election.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • North Carolina • Senate
May 7th, 2014
07:26 AM ET
7 months ago

Clay Aiken has slim edge in North Carolina primary

Updated 11:40a ET, 5/7/2014

(CNN) - Clay Aiken, the American-Idol star-turned congressional hopeful, holds a razor-thin margin over opponent Keith Crisco in North Carolina's Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat, but CNN and other news organizations have not yet projected a winner.

With all precincts reporting, Aiken has 40.83% of the vote, with Crisco following slightly behind at 39.4%. If the margin holds up, Aiken would exceed the 40% threshold needed to avoid a runoff.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • House • North Carolina
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