At baseball Hall, Obama holds 'Joltin Joe's' glove, talks tourism
May 22nd, 2014
08:20 PM ET
5 months ago

At baseball Hall, Obama holds 'Joltin Joe's' glove, talks tourism

Cooperstown, New York (CNN) – President Barack Obama stopped by a Little League game earlier in the week - clearly a warm-up for his visit to the baseball shrine in Cooperstown.

Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in upstate New York.

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May 22nd, 2014
07:29 PM ET
5 months ago

Dem 2014 candidates want VA chief out

Updated 6:18 p.m. ET, 5/23/2014

(CNN) - Democrats in a three high-profile 2014 races are calling for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign over a scandal that has rocked his agency and again placed the spotlight of scrutiny on the Obama administration.

Alison Lundergan Grimes, running for Senate in Kentucky, and Charlie Crist, seeking to regain his old job as Florida governor, are going beyond sentiment expressed publicly by Democrats in Washington, who are overall sticking with Shinseki so far.

They were joined on Friday by Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Georgia.

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Filed under: 2014 • Michelle Nunn • Veterans Affairs
Government to revise proposed regulations on controversial tax-exempt groups
May 22nd, 2014
06:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Government to revise proposed regulations on controversial tax-exempt groups

Washington (CNN) – The IRS and Treasury Department are going to revamp proposed regulations regarding the controversial advocacy groups and how much politics they should be allowed to do and still keep their tax-exempt status.

After the government last November proposed new regulations for these groups, known by their tax status as 501c4s, the IRS received over 150,000 comments – the most ever received on a possible tax regulation change officials said.

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Filed under: IRS
May 22nd, 2014
04:39 PM ET
5 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for May 22, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for May 22, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DOWN TO THE FINAL FOUR … VEGAS AND CINCINNATI OUT OF RNC SWEEPSTAKES: The Republican National Committee announced Thursday that Las Vegas and Cincinnati are no longer in the running as potential hosts for the 2016 GOP convention. Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City are still in contention to host the convention where Republicans will officially choose their presidential nominee. Site Selection Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said that Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew their bids.- Mark Preston and Ashley Killough

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Las Vegas, Cincinnati out of the mix for 2016 GOP convention
May 22nd, 2014
03:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Las Vegas, Cincinnati out of the mix for 2016 GOP convention

(CNN) - Las Vegas and Cincinnati withdrew bids to host the 2016 GOP convention, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday.

Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City are still in contention to host the convention where Republicans will officially choose their presidential nominee.

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Filed under: 2016 • RNC
May 22nd, 2014
12:46 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama goes for a walk

(CNN) – President Obama stunned tourists and others outside of the White House as he decided to take a stroll to the nearby Interior Department, accompanied by his sizable security detail.

The White House posted video of the rare outdoor trek, which took place Wednesday.

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Filed under: President Obama
May 22nd, 2014
12:31 PM ET
5 months ago

Senate Dems pressure NFL to change Redskins’ name

(CNN) – Invoking the heated racial controversy triggered by basketball’s Donald Sterling, the U.S. Senate has stepped up pressure on the NFL to force the Washington Redskins to change their name.

Fifty senators, all Democrats, have signed a letter released on Thursday by Majority Leader Harry Reid that urges pro football’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, to take action over concerns that continued use of the Redskins brand is offensive to Native Americans.

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Filed under: Senate Democrats • Washington D.C.
Mitt Romney returning to Iowa...to campaign for Joni Ernst
May 22nd, 2014
11:54 AM ET
5 months ago

Mitt Romney returning to Iowa...to campaign for Joni Ernst

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is returning to Iowa next Friday for the first time since barely losing the state's GOP presidential caucuses in 2012.

The former GOP nominee will campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, her campaign announced Thursday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bruce Braley • Congress • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Senate
'I made Obama's BlackBerry'
May 22nd, 2014
08:38 AM ET
5 months ago

'I made Obama's BlackBerry'

New York (CNNMoney) - It was a rough day at the NSA in 2008 when President Obama asked for a smartphone.

"It just really bothered a lot of people - nobody wanted to put anything out there that wasn't completely secure," said retired NSA technical director Richard "Dickie" George in an interview with CNNMoney.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • President Obama
May 22nd, 2014
08:15 AM ET
5 months ago

House VA chairman: ‘This is just the tip of the iceberg’

(CNN) - The chairman of the congressional committee charged with investigating allegations of cooked books, a secret wait list and cover-ups in the Veterans Affairs health care system says the findings are "just the tip of the iceberg."

"I know there's more to come," Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee said on New Day on Thursday. "We've received some information and some tips that will make what has already come look like kindergarten stuff."

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Filed under: Congress • Veterans Affairs
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