December 31st, 2013
06:14 PM ET
8 months ago

Video: Congress moves on after forgettable 2013

CNN's Dana Bash talks to U.S. senators about the past year's political gridlock on Capitol Hill


Filed under: 2013 • Congress • TV-The Situation Room
Poll: Clinton, Obama, most admired
December 30th, 2013
09:33 AM ET
8 months ago

Poll: Clinton, Obama, most admired

(CNN) - Talk about a streak.

Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman among Americans for the 12th-straight year, according to a national poll released Monday by Gallup.

And for the sixth straight year, the survey indicates President Barack Obama ranks as the most admired man.

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Filed under: 2013 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
December 29th, 2013
09:07 AM ET
8 months ago

CNN panel on 2014: Year ahead largely defined by year behind

Washington (CNN) - A CNN panel of political commentators see little chance for a grand bargain on the federal budget in 2014 but have some confidence for a deal on immigration reform.

"Maybe" was a common response on immigration reform's chances from a panel that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," comprised of CNN “Crossfire” co-host S.E. Cupp, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Republican strategist Ana Navarro and Center for American Progress president & CEO Neera Tanden.

The year ahead will be largely defined by the year behind, the panel agreed, focusing primarily on the reception of Obamacare and lessons learned from the partial government shutdown in October.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2014 • TV-State of the Union
December 29th, 2013
09:03 AM ET
8 months ago

2014: The year of the blame game in Washington

Washington (CNN) – For President Barack Obama and Congress, 2014 will be the year of the blame game.

Congressional elections in November mean that every issue gets framed by politicians and pundits in the context of who won or lost as Republicans and Democrats vie for control of the U.S. House and Senate.

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Filed under: 2013 • 2014
December 9th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
8 months ago

In Washington, deadlines crashed and holidays trashed

Washington (CNN) – For Washington, Christmas could come early. Or it could not come at all.

The deal to end the government shutdown in October included a new deadline - come up with a plan to fund the government by December 13 - or risk another partial government shutdown next month.

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Filed under: 2013 • Congress
Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, three others recognized at Kennedy Center Honors
December 8th, 2013
03:05 PM ET
8 months ago

Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, three others recognized at Kennedy Center Honors

Washington (CNN) – Washington mixed with the world of arts Sunday night at the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors, which recognizes artists from the stage, screen and radio.

President Barack Obama hosted the five honorees at the White House for a reception before attending the event at the Kennedy Center, which is set to air December 29 on CBS.

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Filed under: 2013 • Michelle Obama • President Obama
December 6th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
9 months ago

The biggest campaign moments of 2013

Washington (CNN) – In political parlance, 2013 was an off-off year.

With the presidential campaign in the rearview and no midterm elections on the table, this year's political focus was mostly on the tedium of Washington, where President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans fought a lot but accomplished very little.

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Republican to ask for recount in Virginia AG race
November 26th, 2013
04:38 PM ET
9 months ago

Republican to ask for recount in Virginia AG race

(CNN) - The Republican in Virginia's attorney general race will request a recount after the official results released Monday showed state Sen. Mark Obenshain behind Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring by a razor-thin margin of about .007%.

Obenshain lost by 165 votes out of 2.2 million, marking the closest statewide race in Virginia's history.
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Filed under: 2013 • Virginia
McDonnell talks mental health, attorney general's race
November 26th, 2013
01:05 PM ET
9 months ago

McDonnell talks mental health, attorney general's race

(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell weighed in on the commonwealth's mental health system Tuesday, more than a week after state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son stabbed his father repeatedly before killing himself.

In an interview with radio station WTOP, the Republican governor also said he thinks the GOP candidate in the Virginia attorney general's race should request a recount after official results Monday showed the Democrat won by a razor-thin margin.
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Filed under: 2013 • Bob McDonnell • Creigh Deeds • Virginia
By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain
November 25th, 2013
12:13 PM ET
9 months ago

By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain

(CNN) - The Republican who lost by a sliver in Virginia's attorney general will wait a few more days before deciding whether to request a recount, his campaign said Monday.

The announcement came the same day as Virginia's Board of Election's ruled that Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring officially beat Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by 165 votes out of about 2.2 million.
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Filed under: 2013 • Virginia
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