July 8th, 2014
07:21 PM ET
5 months ago

Coburn: Obama's border funding 'wrong approach,' offers first class seat home to every child

(CNN) – Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.

"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."

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Filed under: 2014 • Crossfire • Immigration • President Obama • Tom Coburn
July 8th, 2014
05:51 PM ET
5 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 8, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 8, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

CLEVELAND WINS! The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that their Site Selection Committee has picked Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The full membership of the RNC is expected to ratify the Site Selection Committee's recommendation at its early August meeting in Chicago. – Mark Preston and Paul Steinhauser
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July 8th, 2014
04:01 PM ET
5 months ago

Clinton weighs in on American political dynasties

(CNN) - The Clintons and the Bushes aren't the only families with an extended presence in American presidential politics.

That's a piece of history Hillary Clinton was sure to note in an interview published Tuesday in Germany's Der Spiegel when asked if America will turn into a monarchy if she or Jeb Bush were to win the presidency in 2016 (should either decide to run).

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Filed under: 2016 • Barbara Bush • Hillary Clinton
July 8th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
5 months ago

Palin calls for Obama's impeachment over border crisis

(CNN) – Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama's inaction over the escalating crisis on the southern border is grounds for impeachment.

The Republican firebrand wrote in a an op-ed published Tuesday in the conservative website Breitbart that "(Obama's) unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.'"

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Filed under: 2014 • Immigration • Mike Huckabee • President Obama • Sarah Palin • Texas
Dueling ads heat up Kentucky Senate race
July 8th, 2014
01:27 PM ET
5 months ago

Dueling ads heat up Kentucky Senate race

(CNN) - Alison Lundergan Grimes released her first statewide television ad on Tuesday in Kentucky's highly competitive Senate race, but it won't be the only one Blue Grass state residents see this week.

The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, an outside group backing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, launched an ad of its own, which questions his Democratic challenger's stance on a number of issues.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate Race • Senate Republicans
July 8th, 2014
11:56 AM ET
5 months ago

Cleveland to hold 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that their Site Selection Committee has picked Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

The full membership of the RNC is expected to ratify the Site Selection Committee's recommendation at its early August meeting in Chicago.

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Filed under: 2016 • Republican National Convention • RNC
Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results
July 8th, 2014
09:52 AM ET
5 months ago

Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is calling for an investigation into the bitter and divisive Mississippi Republican Senate primary contest.

"What happened in Mississippi was appalling," the freshman Republican senator from Texas – a rock star among tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives – said Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Ted Cruz • Thad Cochran
Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate
July 8th, 2014
08:37 AM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate

Washington (CNN) - American voters are divided on whether they want the GOP to win control of the Senate in November's elections, according to a new national poll.

And a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains a free-for-all among the potential contenders, while Hillary Clinton, if she runs for the White House again, would be the prohibitive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Congress • Hillary Clinton • House • Senate
July 8th, 2014
08:20 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama invites Perry to meeting on border crisis

Washington (CNN) - The political sparring over the border crisis intensified Tuesday as the White House released a letter accepting Texas Gov. Rick Perry's invitation to President Barack Obama for a meeting on the issue during his trip to Texas Wednesday.

The letter from White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett was in response to Perry's letter to the President, released Monday evening, that turned down an offer to greet Obama on the tarmac when he arrives in Austin, with the suggestion of a more “substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue.”

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama • Rick Perry
July 8th, 2014
12:35 AM ET
5 months ago

Lawyer: Senator and Dominican prostitutes story cooked up by Cuban intelligence agents

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WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez, dogged by a federal corruption probe, was the target of a Cuban intelligence smear plot that managed to fool the FBI and media into investigating.

That's the allegation from Menendez's lawyer, who has asked the Justice Department to investigate, a person familiar with the request confirmed to CNN.

It's a dramatic twist to an already sensational story that involved allegations that Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, traveled to have sex with underage Dominican prostitutes. Those stories, shopped to journalists around Washington for months, were published on a conservative news website before the purported prostitutes recanted and the FBI found no merit in the matter.

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Filed under: Bob Menendez • CIA • Cuba • Democrats • FBI • Justice Department • New Jersey • Senate Democrats