Hillary Clinton memoir to release June 10
April 9th, 2014
01:29 PM ET
1 week ago

Hillary Clinton memoir to release June 10

Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's latest memoir on the years she spent heading the State Department has an official release date - June 10, 2014.

The book is an important one for Clinton – the overwhelming favorite to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination should she run. Critics have charged that her time as America's top diplomat was marked by no crowning achievement, while Clinton confidants have looked to frame those years as a success and see the book as the most potent way to do that.

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Hillary Clinton knocks Supreme Court's campaign finance decisions
April 9th, 2014
03:56 AM ET
1 week ago

Hillary Clinton knocks Supreme Court's campaign finance decisions

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the Supreme Court's view of campaign finance at a Tuesday event, telling an audience in Portland, Oregon, that the judicial body's ruling will limit the number of people involved in the political process.

"With the rate the Supreme Court is going, there will only be three or four people in the whole country that have to finance our entire political system by the time they are done," Clinton said during the question and answer portion of an appearance at The World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Last week, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 ruling to allow more private money in electoral politics by removing a limit on the total number of candidates one can donate to in one election season.

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Filed under: 2016 • Democrats • Hillary Clinton • Politics • Russia • Supreme Court • Vladimir Putin
First on CNN: Santorum South Carolina bound
April 9th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
1 week ago

First on CNN: Santorum South Carolina bound

(CNN) - As he seriously considers a second bid for the White House, Rick Santorum will spend three days next week in South Carolina, the state that holds the first southern contest in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

CNN has learned that the 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former senator from Pennsylvania will be in the Palmetto State from April 13-15 for fundraising events and meetings with Republicans.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
April 8th, 2014
09:43 PM ET
1 week ago

Mike Huckabee: Not 'homophobic' but on the 'right side of the Bible'

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee told an Iowa crowd on Tuesday that he’s "not homophobic," but believing marriage should be between one man and one woman is being “on the right side of the Bible.”

Huckabee, who is also a pastor, told a conservative crowd, "I'm not against anybody. I'm really not. I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic."

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Same-sex marriage
April 8th, 2014
06:38 PM ET
1 week ago

Hillary Clinton on 2016: 'I am thinking about it'

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton divulged politics' worst-kept secret on Tuesday - she's thinking about running for president.

"I am thinking about it," Clinton said in response to question about the 2016 presidential election. "But I am going to continue to think about it for a while."

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2016 watch: Huckabee back in Iowa
April 8th, 2014
09:28 AM ET
1 week ago

2016 watch: Huckabee back in Iowa

(CNN) - As he considers another bid for the White House, Mike Huckabee heads to Iowa Tuesday, the state that put the former Arkansas governor on the national political map during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Huckabee will keynote the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's spring kickoff. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the group, which is very influential with social conservative voters in the Hawkeye State.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee
First on CNN: Jindal to headline South Carolina GOP convention
April 8th, 2014
05:00 AM ET
1 week ago

First on CNN: Jindal to headline South Carolina GOP convention

Washington (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party’s Silver Elephant Dinner, a major GOP fundraising event in the early primary state that doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House.

Jindal will address the banquet, the finale of the state GOP’s annual convention in Columbia, on June 6.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Republican Party • South Carolina
April 7th, 2014
04:16 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Are Ron Paul supporters ready for Rand Paul to carry the torch?

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – A long line snaked around the perimeter of a large hotel conference room as people waited eagerly to meet a former Texas congressman who they view as an icon in the modern libertarian movement.

Ron Paul had finished delivering a nearly hour-long speech to a gathering of Florida libertarians on Friday night, and he was now signing copies of books, t-shirts, posters and even a few paintings.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
April 6th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
1 week ago

Jeb Bush: Immigration is 'not a felony' but 'an act of love'

(CNN) - Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants.

The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States illegally are often looking for opportunities to provide for their families that are not available in their home countries.

"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family," Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at town hall event at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.

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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Republican Party
Ron Paul proud of son Rand Paul’s vote against Ukraine aid
April 4th, 2014
11:42 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Ron Paul proud of son Rand Paul’s vote against Ukraine aid

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – Former Rep. Ron Paul said Friday he was happy that his son, Sen. Rand Paul, opposed recent legislation that would send financial assistance to Ukraine.

“Congress just last week, they rushed to pass this guaranteed loan of a billion dollars, which is really just opening up the door for endless loans,” the Texas Republican said. “There were two senators who voted against it, and I’m very pleased my son voted against it–not that I had any doubts, I tell ya.”
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
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