Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC
August 29th, 2014
12:05 PM ET
2 hours ago

Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

Washington (CNN) - Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network.

Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter announced her departure in a Facebook post, hanging the decision on her desire to continue working for the Clinton Foundation and the fact that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky will be welcoming their first child this fall.

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Helping Landrieu, DSCC goes after Cassidy on Medicare
August 29th, 2014
11:34 AM ET
19 minutes ago

Helping Landrieu, DSCC goes after Cassidy on Medicare

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is stepping up their attack on Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy by airing an ad that hits the Senate hopeful for his position on Medicare.

The ad – titled "Record" – uses Cassidy's time as a House Republican to portray him as someone more concerned with giving "tax breaks to millionaires and the wealthiest," while advocating for raising the eligibility age for Medicare and cutting funding for health care.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Cassidy • Mary Landrieu • Senate
Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative
August 29th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
1 hour ago

Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative

Washington (CNN) – Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve problems.

The presidents will appear together at an event in Washington on Sept. 8th to launch the Presidential Scholars Program.

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Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency
August 28th, 2014
07:04 PM ET
2 hours ago

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Washington (CNN) - Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually resides in the state she represents.

The Washington Post said Sen. Mary Landrieu doesn’t own her own house in Louisiana. The paper said she listed her home address on a recent campaign filing with the Federal Election Commission as being her house on Capitol Hill in Washington, which the Post said is valued at $2.5 million. But the paper said when she was qualifying for the ballot in Louisiana she listed the house where she was raised in New Orleans, where her parents still live.

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Filed under: 2014 • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu • Senate
August 28th, 2014
05:01 PM ET
6 hours ago

That time Obama wore a tan suit and Twitter freaked out

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Thursday took some questions in the White House press briefing room about serious subject matters - ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Russia.

But the reaction on Twitter was largely focused on his rarely worn tan suit.

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Filed under: President Obama
August 28th, 2014
03:15 PM ET
21 hours ago

Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton broke her silence Thursday on the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, telling an audience of technology investors that the United States "can do better."

Her statement, which came at the end of her prepared remarks to the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, was the first time Clinton spoke about the protests since they began earlier this month, and her comments came after civil rights leaders had called on Clinton to weigh in.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Missouri
Rand Paul blasts Clinton, Obama policy on Syria
August 28th, 2014
01:25 PM ET
22 hours ago

Rand Paul blasts Clinton, Obama policy on Syria

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul continued his recent blitz against Hillary Clinton as a “war hawk,” blasting the former secretary of state for having a “shoot first” foreign policy.

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, the Kentucky Republican highlighted Clinton’s advocacy to arm Syrian rebels when she was the nation’s top diplomat.

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Filed under: Iraq • Rand Paul • Syria
Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again
August 28th, 2014
12:44 PM ET
24 hours ago

Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again

(CNN) – Mary Burke, Wisconsin's Democratic nominee for governor, will not appear in public with Barack Obama when the President travels to Milwaukee on Monday to mark Labor Day in the key 2014 battleground state.

The President and Burke are both scheduled to attend Milwaukee's annual "Laborfest" celebration, a gathering of union activists that play a critical organizing role in Democratic politics.

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Filed under: Mary Burke • President Obama • Wisconsin
Labor's Trumka: Hillary Clinton is 'very, very qualified to be president'
August 28th, 2014
10:57 AM ET
24 hours ago

Labor's Trumka: Hillary Clinton is 'very, very qualified to be president'

Washington (CNN) - Richard Trumka is not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. But that may be because, as he says, "there is no there, there."

At a breakfast with journalists on Thursday, the labor icon and president of the AFL-CIO spoke highly of Clinton, the former secretary of state and favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, but he did raise some questions that he hopes Clinton will answer if she runs.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Richard Trumka
August 28th, 2014
12:20 AM ET
1 day ago

McConnell: 'Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns'

(CNN) – In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year.

"Of course not. Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns," McConnell told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

"It's a failed policy," he said of shutdowns.

 

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