May 28th, 2014
02:21 PM ET
6 years ago

Maya Angelou's deep ties with Bill Clinton, politics

Washington (CNN) – On a chilly Washington, D.C. morning in January 1993, Maya Angelou's five-minute poem at Bill Clinton's inauguration turned the already accomplished author and poet into a national icon.

Standing on the West Front of the Capitol, Angelou became the first African-American and first woman inaugural poet when she read "On the Pulse of Morning," a poem she wrote for the new president. The five-minute reading was only the second time a poet has read at a presidential inauguration.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's not-so-new book rollout
May 28th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
6 years ago

Hillary Clinton's not-so-new book rollout

Washington (CNN) – Last month, it was excerpts honoring her mother in Vogue. Last week, it was the dates and locations of her book tour events. Tuesday, it was the release of her careful four-page author's note.

And on Wednesday, publishers for Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir "Hard Choices" rolled out a four-minute video of the former secretary of state discussing the upcoming book.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Poll: Americans disagree with Rove questioning of Clinton
May 28th, 2014
10:16 AM ET
6 years ago

Poll: Americans disagree with Rove questioning of Clinton

Washington (CNN) - Most Americans don't agree with Karl Rove's questioning of Hillary Clinton's health and age, according to a new national poll.

And an ABC News/Washington Post survey released Wednesday also indicates that a majority of the public says they'd support Clinton if she makes a second bid for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Karl Rove • Poll • Uncategorized
May 28th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
6 years ago

First on CNN: First major TV ad on VA scandal

Washington (CNN) –– The Veterans Affairs scandal's been a major issue on the campaign trail the past couple of weeks. Now it's front and center in the campaign ad wars.

Crossroads GPS, the non-profit sister organization to American Crossroads, a leading pro-GOP outside group which was co-founded and steered by Karl Rove, says that starting Wednesday it will start running a television commercial in Alaska that's critical of Sen. Mark Begich over his reaction to the growing controversy, which was first reported by CNN six months ago.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS • Mark Begich • Senate • Senate Race
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