First on CNN: Jindal group to release Obamacare report ahead of 2014
July 14th, 2014
08:51 PM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Jindal group to release Obamacare report ahead of 2014

updated at 7:25am ET Tuesday

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking a next step forward in his efforts to do away with Obamacare - and closer to 2016 - all while helping fellow Republicans along the way.

CNN has learned Jindal's non-profit group America Next will distribute to members of Congress and select congressional campaigns on Tuesday an analysis of the healthcare law's effect on rising premiums - campaign ammo for GOP candidates and incumbents ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Louisiana • Obamacare
Bipartisan border bill unveiled, prospects uncertain
July 14th, 2014
06:43 PM ET
2 months ago

Bipartisan border bill unveiled, prospects uncertain

(CNN) – Bipartisan legislation to curb the flood of unaccompanied minors at the southern border was unveiled Monday by two lawmakers from Texas.

Sponsors believe the compromise could lead to a quick exodus for most young migrants from Central America, as demanded by Republicans, while offering an appeals process for those who may be eligible to stay, which is supported by many Democrats.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration
July 14th, 2014
06:29 PM ET
2 months ago

Germany sees an inattentive partner in Washington

(CNN) - Germany needs U.S. partnership on spying but must first see a change from Washington and “probably the most detached President [in] decades,” former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.

There is “a level of mistrust that needs to be fixed, and it needs to be fixed from Washington,” Guttenberg told Amanpour in London.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
July 14th, 2014
06:27 PM ET
2 months ago

Elizabeth Warren bashes Wall Street in West Virginia

Shepherdstown, West Virginia (CNN) – Elizabeth Warren doesn’t roll deep.

The Massachusetts senator and reigning champion of progressives everywhere arrived right on time Monday afternoon for a campaign event in West Virginia, this one for Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant, Warren’s latest stop in a national political tour boosting 2014 candidates. Her slight frame slid gingerly out of the passenger side of a blue SUV – her own car, with Bay State plates – and she greeted a volunteer with a golly-gee smile.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • West Virginia
July 14th, 2014
06:02 PM ET
2 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 14, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 14, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

PERRY VS. PAUL: ROUND TWO ... Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is firing back at Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, in an escalation of a war of words between two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over U.S. foreign policy and the country's role in the bloody outbreak of fighting in Iraq.
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Cheney: Iraq invasion was the ‘absolute right thing to do’
July 14th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
2 months ago

Cheney: Iraq invasion was the ‘absolute right thing to do’

Washington (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush Administration’s decision to invade Iraq more than a decade ago on Monday, saying, “I believed in it then. I look back on it now - it was absolutely the right thing to do.”

A few minutes into a Politico event in Washington, where Cheney, his wife Lynne and his daughter Liz were speaking, protesters began to heckle the three members of the Cheney family. The protesters called the former Vice President a “war criminal” while holding signs reading “Arrest Cheney.”

Cheney’s wife Lynne brushed off the interruption, joking, “I wondered why the line (to the event) was so long.”

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check • Dick Cheney • Iraq • Liz Cheney • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
White House reaches out to Hispanic lawmakers during border crisis
July 14th, 2014
04:42 PM ET
2 months ago

White House reaches out to Hispanic lawmakers during border crisis

(CNN) – Obama administration officials will meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this week to discuss mounting concerns about the fate of the unaccompanied minors fleeing to the United States from Central America.

"Administration officials will meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Wednesday," a White House official said Monday. The official said more details about the meeting would come later.

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Poll: GOP support for Supreme Court surges, Democratic backing drops
July 14th, 2014
03:28 PM ET
2 months ago

Poll: GOP support for Supreme Court surges, Democratic backing drops

Washington (CNN) – Republican support for the Supreme Court has jumped, according to a new national survey that also indicates that Democratic approval of high court rulings has plunged.

A Gallup poll released Monday also indicates that Americans remain divided over the job the justices are doing.

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Filed under: Poll • Supreme Court
Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'
July 14th, 2014
03:16 PM ET
2 months ago

Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton will sit down Tuesday with "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart.

Comedy Central announced Clinton's appearance on Monday. It will be her third time on the program and her first since 2008, as she was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination against then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Jon Stewart
George W. Bush has second partial knee replacement
July 14th, 2014
02:05 PM ET
2 months ago

George W. Bush has second partial knee replacement

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush had partial knee replacement surgery over the weekend - this time on his left knee, just weeks after the similar procedure on his right, his spokesman Freddy Ford said.

The most recent outpatient operation was performed by the same doctor who worked on the right knee in Chicago on May 27, Ford said.

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