June 24th, 2014
09:41 PM ET
6 months ago

Katy Perry making the rounds for 2016?

Updated 10:19 p.m. ET, 6/24/2014

(CNN) – Is this the Katy Perry primary?

Days after Perry took a photo with Hillary Clinton, the pop icon took a selfie Tuesday with Vice President Joe Biden, another potential presidential contender for the Democratic nomination in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
Anthony Brown wins Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary
June 24th, 2014
09:21 PM ET
6 months ago

Anthony Brown wins Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary

(CNN) – CNN projects that Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will win the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The two-term lieutenant governor faced off in an ugly primary battle against state Attorney General Doug Gansler and state lawmaker Heather Mizeur.

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Filed under: 2014 • Maryland
Hill aide resigns after ex-porn star tweets photo
June 24th, 2014
08:44 PM ET
6 months ago

Hill aide resigns after ex-porn star tweets photo

(CNN) – The chief of staff to Rep. Steve Stivers stepped down after a former porn star tweeted an explicit photo of him.

Adam Kuhn, an aide to the Ohio Republican congressman, resigned Tuesday after the actress posted the picture, which has since been deleted, to Kuhn's Twitter account.

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Filed under: Capitol Hill
June 24th, 2014
08:27 PM ET
6 months ago

Video: Watch Dems, GOP hold hands and sing!

Congressional leaders from both parties hold hands and sing "We Shall Overcome" at a commemoration ceremony.


Filed under: Congress
June 24th, 2014
07:52 PM ET
6 months ago

Boehner plans lawsuit against Obama over executive orders

Updated 3:15 p.m. ET, 6/25/14

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday told reporters that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive action.

"I am," the Speaker said when asked if he was planning to initiate a lawsuit.

"You know the constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws and in my view the President has not faithfully executed the laws," Boehner added at a news conference on Capitol Hill.

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Dick Cheney predicts 'far deadlier' attack against U.S. in next decade
June 24th, 2014
07:47 PM ET
6 months ago

Dick Cheney predicts 'far deadlier' attack against U.S. in next decade

(CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday he expects another terrorist attack on U.S. soil within the next 10 years.

"I think there will be another attack, and next time I think it's likely to be far deadlier than the last one," he said on the conservative Hugh Hewitt radio program when asked if the United States could get through another decade without another "massive attack on the homeland."

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Republican businessman wins Florida race to replace cocaine congressman
June 24th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
6 months ago

Republican businessman wins Florida race to replace cocaine congressman

(CNN) - Republican businessman Curt Clawson won Tuesday's special general election in Florida to replace embattled former Rep. Trey Radel.

Clawson defeated Democrat April Freeman and two other candidates in the race for the state's 19th Congressional District.

Clawson had a 67%-29% lead with all precincts reporting, according to numbers compiled by The Associated Press.

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Filed under: 2014 • Florida
June 24th, 2014
05:41 PM ET
6 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for June 24, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for June 24, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

TONIGHT: FINAL CHAPTER IN MISSISSIPPI SHOWDOWN ... State Sen. Chris McDaniel narrowly edged out six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in the primary three weeks ago, but with neither man cracking 50%, the contest has moved on to a competitive runoff that will be decided tonight. Mississippi law allows anyone to vote in the runoff, meaning Democrats can go to the polls so long as they didn't vote in the Democratic primary and they don't plan to support their party candidate in the general election. The question is whether Cochran can shore up enough support to beat back the tea party wave against him. McDaniel got about 1,400 more votes than Cochran in the primary, and national conservative groups have actively rallied around the challenger. – Dana Bash and Ashley Killough
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Susan Rice challenges LGBT community to amplify message that ‘gay rights are straight up human rights’
June 24th, 2014
05:02 PM ET
6 months ago

Susan Rice challenges LGBT community to amplify message that ‘gay rights are straight up human rights’

Washington (CNN) - White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice told LGBT activists on Tuesday that protecting and upholding human rights for all is "fundamental to our American character" and "essential to our American story."

She said President Barack Obama is committed to protecting the rights of gay and transgender couples, comparing their fight for equal rights to the struggle African Americans faced during the civil rights movement.

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Filed under: Gay rights • President Obama • Susan Rice • Washington
June 24th, 2014
04:35 PM ET
6 months ago

Hillary Clinton on wealth missteps: 'My record speaks for itself'

Updated 2:35 p.m. ET, 6/25/14

(CNN) – A day after former President Bill Clinton defended his wife against wealth attacks, Hillary Clinton said in an interview what while she is appreciative for the defense, she thinks her record "speak for itself."

"My husband was very sweet today," Clinton said in an interview with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill that was taped on Tuesday night. "But I don’t need anybody to defend my record, I think my record speaks for itself."

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Colorado • Hillary Clinton
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