June 29th, 2014
06:22 PM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Majority think Hillary Clinton can relate to average Americans

(CNN) – Despite recent fumbles on the state of her personal wealth, a new national survey shows more than half of respondents believe Hillary Clinton can relate to average Americans as well as other possible White House hopefuls can.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll released Sunday indicates 55% surveyed think Clinton can relate to the problems of everyday citizens. But 37% said Clinton, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, isn't as relatable as other potential White House hopefuls.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
June 29th, 2014
03:04 PM ET
5 months ago

Controversy swirls over handling of Benghazi suspect Abu Khatallah

Washington (CNN) - During his two weeks aboard a ship to the United States, Ahmed Abu Khatallah was questioned by FBI interrogators over his alleged role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that left four Americans dead.

As it turns out, he was interrogated both before and after authorities told him of his Miranda rights - which give him the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination, a U.S. official told CNN.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
June 29th, 2014
01:58 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama to request billions to deal with border crisis

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Monday for emergency funds, possibly more than $2 billion, as the United States grapples with a surge of undocumented children and adults crossing the border from Mexico.

A White House official told CNN the money will go to securing appropriate space for the detention of children but also stemming the tide of immigrants. The government hopes to increase its ability to investigate and dismantle smuggling organizations as well as quickly return children and adults to their home countries if they do not qualify for asylum.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
June 29th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
5 months ago

Rogers: Benghazi suspect 'compliant but not cooperative'

(CNN) -- Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, said Sunday the suspect in the Benghazi attacks "likely" did not provide useful intelligence during his two-week detention aboard a ship to the United States.

The White House announced the capture earlier this month of Ahmed Abu Khatallah - the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

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Filed under: Libya • Mike Rogers • Terrorism • TV-State of the Union
June 29th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama brushes off clamor over Clinton’s ‘broke’ comments

(CNN) – President Obama defended Hillary Clinton in the face of criticism recently that she is out of touch with average Americans, based on her comments about the Clintons’ financial security.

"She is in public service because she cares about the same folks that I talked to here today," Obama said from Minneapolis, where he held a town hall meeting. The interview, taped Thursday during the president’s trip, aired on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
June 29th, 2014
11:22 AM ET
5 months ago

Issa: 'We'll probably never know' what happened to Lerner's hard drive

(CNN) – Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday the committee he chairs will "probably never know" if a computer crash that destroyed sought-after e-mails was a deliberate act to cover up wrongdoing at the IRS.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, the California Republican said that though the hard drive belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner is “physically gone,” there's evidence that she was in violation of some agency regulations and laws.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS • TV-State of the Union
June 29th, 2014
10:28 AM ET
5 months ago

Lerner attorney: Client vilified by GOP out of convenience

(CNN) - The attorney for embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner said Sunday that Republicans are denigrating an innocent woman for purely political purposes.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, attorney William Taylor said it's "convenient" for the GOP to suggest that Lerner's computer crash, which destroyed documents sought by a House Committee, means something "nefarious" was going on.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS • TV-State of the Union
June 29th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
5 months ago

The 'Inside Politics' Forecast: The next Chamber of Commerce target

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

1. The next Chamber of Commerce target

The Chamber of Commerce spent big to help Sen. Thad Cochran in the runoff, including paying for an ad featuring Mississippi hero Brett Favre urging a vote for the GOP incumbent.

That investment paid off with a Cochran win. And more.

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Filed under: Chamber of Commerce • Chris McDaniel • Economy • Inside Politics • Iraq • Thad Cochran