Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test
July 6th, 2014
11:41 PM ET
4 months ago

Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test

Updated 2:23 p.m. ET, 7/7/2014

Washington (CNN) – The group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to pressure political candidates to come out publicly in support of some gun control measures.

Everytown for Gun Safety on Monday released a questionnaire it’s sending to candidates as it decides which ones to support in this year's midterm elections.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg • New York • NRA • Political
McCain: Send Kerry to Israel
July 6th, 2014
05:15 PM ET
4 months ago

McCain: Send Kerry to Israel

Washington (CNN) - As tensions between Israelis and Palestinians ramp up, the United States must begin shuttle diplomacy, according to Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

One of the top Senate Republicans, McCain argued that Secretary of State John Kerry should go to the region and initiate a dialogue between the two sides.

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Filed under: John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Middle East
July 6th, 2014
02:25 PM ET
4 months ago

John McCain's favorite Democrat?

Washington (CNN) - Arizona, please do not read on.

Republican Sen. John McCain joked that he hopes CBS does not air in the Grand Canyon state so that his constituents don't hear what he has to say next: "I respect Hillary Clinton."

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • John McCain
July 6th, 2014
12:54 PM ET
4 months ago

Border-state Democrat: Obama 'one step behind' on immigration

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is facing fresh criticism for its handling of the immigration crisis from two voices at the center of the debate.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Mayor Alan Long of Murrieta, California - the small town that rose up in protest after federal officials bused illegal immigrants to a facility there - both criticized the administration for failing to fix a broken system and address what they called a foreseeable problem.

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Filed under: Immigration
Homeland Security chief: ‘We’re going to stem this tide’ of illegal immigration
July 6th, 2014
11:16 AM ET
4 months ago

Homeland Security chief: ‘We’re going to stem this tide’ of illegal immigration

Washington (CNN) – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Sunday the Obama administration will take steps to fix the nation’s broken immigration system, even without the help of Congress.

“There are a number of things that the President and I, within the confines of the law, can do to fix the broken immigration system, and we will,” Johnson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Filed under: Homeland Security • Immigration
July 6th, 2014
08:47 AM ET
4 months ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Hillary Clinton’s European road test

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.

Washington (CNN) – This week’s final trip around the "Inside Politics" table unearthed some glimmers of Democratic hope this midterm election year, a potential replay of sorts in Kansas and a glimpse at Hillary Clinton’s hopes for the Europe leg of her book tour.

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Filed under: Inside Politics