Obama jokes about Tim Howard as defense secretary
July 4th, 2014
05:32 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama jokes about Tim Howard as defense secretary

(CNN) – In his weekly address Friday, President Obama praised the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team for representing "America so well" in the World Cup, and gave a special mention to goalkeeper Tim Howard.

"I know there’s actually a petition on the White House website to make Tim Howard the next Secretary of Defense," he joked. "Chuck Hagel’s got that spot right now, but if there is a vacancy, I promise to think about it."

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Hillary Clinton weighs in on speaking fees, Supreme Court rulings
July 4th, 2014
02:11 PM ET
6 months ago

Hillary Clinton weighs in on speaking fees, Supreme Court rulings

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she's donated her speaking fees from colleges and universities over the past year and a half to her family's foundation.

In an interview with ABC News, Clinton also weighed in on immigration, as well as the Supreme Court's recent rulings thwarting Obamacare mandates that require certain employers to cover contraceptives.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Immigration • Supreme Court
Hillary Clinton: Snowden has right to public defense
July 4th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Hillary Clinton: Snowden has right to public defense

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton said Friday NSA leaker Edward Snowden should be able to defend himself if he returns to the United States.

"In any case that I'm aware of as a former lawyer, he has a right to mount a defense," she told the UK-based Guardian, which published classified documents last year that detailed U.S. surveillance programs and were obtained by Snowden. Clinton is in Europe promoting her new book, "Hard Choices."

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Hillary Clinton • NSA
Reality TV star and convicted felon to make Senate bid in South Carolina
July 4th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
6 months ago

Reality TV star and convicted felon to make Senate bid in South Carolina

(CNN) – This year's U.S. Senate race in South Carolina might be getting a lot more interesting.

Thomas Ravenel – a reality TV star and former Republican state treasurer who was forced to resign from office after being indicted on federal drug charges – announced Friday that he would run as an independent candidate against GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • Senate • South Carolina
July 4th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
6 months ago

On CNN, McDaniel vows to 'stand and fight'

(CNN) - The tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to file a legal challenge contesting those results "any day now."

State Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday on CNN's "New Day" that "the integrity of the process matters. We believe on that night of June 24 there were thousands of irregularities and we've already found thousands of irregularities in the process."

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Thad Cochran