Liberated Hillary Clinton takes sigh of relief after first leg of book tour blitz
June 13th, 2014
10:01 PM ET
5 months ago

Liberated Hillary Clinton takes sigh of relief after first leg of book tour blitz

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has had an up and down week since her memoir "Hard Choices" hit bookshelves Tuesday. She's been personally called out, her words have been dissected and she has been criticized for what is - and is not - in the book.

But on Friday, sitting across from a close friend and longtime aide, Clinton told an audience of 1,500 people in Washington, that the process "feels a little bit liberating, to be honest."

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Christie: Perry is 'wrong' on homosexuality-alcoholism comparison
June 13th, 2014
09:29 PM ET
6 months ago

Christie: Perry is 'wrong' on homosexuality-alcoholism comparison

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie said Friday he disagrees with Gov. Rick Perry's recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

"I disagree with them. I don't believe that's an apt analogy and not one that should be made because I think it's wrong," the New Jersey Republican told reporters Friday in San Francisco.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rick Perry
The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat
June 13th, 2014
08:35 PM ET
6 months ago

The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie stopped by Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where he spoke with employees and also did a live chat for about an hour Friday night.

The governor’s blunt style came across on a computer screen just as well as it does on camera.

“Is there a way to impeach yourself?” one person asked.

“Unfortunately for you, no,” Christie responded.

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Obama increases support to American Indians
June 13th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama increases support to American Indians

(CNN) - President Barack Obama made his first trip as President to an Indian reservation on Friday and attended a traditional pow wow to signify his commitment Native Americans.

“I’m proud that the relationship between Washington and tribal nations is stronger than ever,” Obama said. “My administration is determined to partner with tribes and it’s not something that just happens once in a while. It takes place every day in just about every issue that touches your lives.”

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McCain: Fire the joint chiefs chairman, too
June 13th, 2014
07:06 PM ET
6 months ago

McCain: Fire the joint chiefs chairman, too

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain added Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to his list of people the President should fire over the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

In an interview Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” the Arizona Republican also called for the United States to conduct airstrikes in Iraq to stop advances by the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
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Filed under: Iraq • John McCain • TV-The Situation Room
June 13th, 2014
06:05 PM ET
6 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for June 13, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for June 13, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

OBAMA MULLS IRAQ AIRSTRIKES BUT SAYS NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND ...  No troops to Iraq, but other options are being considered. That was President Barack Obama's message Friday in response to the lightning advance by Sunni militant fighters in Iraq that could threaten the government of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. In a statement delivered from the White House South Lawn, Obama said the United States "will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq," but that he would be reviewing a range of other options in coming days. – Barbara Starr and Tom Cohen
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Anthony Weiner favorites 'ultimate sext machine' tweet
June 13th, 2014
05:58 PM ET
6 months ago

Anthony Weiner favorites 'ultimate sext machine' tweet

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner was apologizing Friday for another misstep on Twitter, the same social media site that’s been at the crux of his political downfall.

A new report from BuzzFeed revealed that the former New York congressman "favorited" a tweet labeling the hookup app Tinder as the "ultimate sext machine."

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Labrador jumps into race for House majority leader
June 13th, 2014
05:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Labrador jumps into race for House majority leader

(CNN) – Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho announced Friday he will campaign to become House majority leader, a position soon to be vacated by outgoing Rep. Eric Cantor.

"I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference," Labrador said in a statement. "Americans don't believe their leaders in Washington are listening and now is the time to change that."

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Cantor • House • Raul Labrador
First on CNN: Chamber mounting new effort for embattled Cochran
June 13th, 2014
01:34 PM ET
6 months ago

First on CNN: Chamber mounting new effort for embattled Cochran

Washington (CNN) - As the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff contest is about to enter into its final week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to go up with a new television ad for embattled incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, CNN has learned.

Cochran is squaring off against tea party favorite Chris McDaniel, a state senator, in a June 24th runoff.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
Cochran's bizarre answer on Cantor's loss
June 13th, 2014
01:01 PM ET
6 months ago

Cochran's bizarre answer on Cantor's loss

(CNN) – GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi had already commented about Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss earlier this week. So why did he appear unaware of the outcome when asked about it on Thursday?

"I don't know what you're talking about," the six-term senator said in an interview with Fox News, when asked about the race. "What happened in Virginia?"

A spokesman for Cochran said the senator "had been asked that question repeatedly and answered it repeatedly."

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • Mississippi • Tea Party • Thad Cochran
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