No word on hug, Clinton says all's good with Obama
August 13th, 2014
05:55 PM ET
1 month ago

No word on hug, Clinton says all's good with Obama

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Vineyard Haven, Mass. (CNN) – The foreign policy rift between Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama that played out publicly this week was not enough to ruin the birthday party of a mutual friend.

She may have sharply chastised his foreign policy this week, but all remains well between Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, the former secretary of state insisted, and the two were happy to spend time together, along with 150 other guests, in Martha's Vineyard Wednesday at a party thrown by longtime friend Vernon Jordan for his wife Ann.

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Filed under: 2016 • Foreign Policy • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
August 13th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie touts conservative chops in Alabama

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican governor from the blue state of New Jersey, argued Wednesday that he's more conservative than people from the South may think.

Asked by reporters in Birmingham what Alabama voters may find surprising about him, Christie suggested there's a common misconception about his ideology.

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Filed under: 2016 • Alabama • Chris Christie • Mississippi • RGA
Rand Paul hits the Hamptons
August 13th, 2014
01:29 PM ET
1 month ago

Rand Paul hits the Hamptons

(CNN) – Photos of Sen. Rand Paul in the Hamptons on Saturday raised some questions about the Kentucky Republican, who had previously said he couldn't attend a social conservative event in Iowa over the weekend because he had a "family commitment."

As it turns out, the likely presidential candidate was photographed in East Hampton at a fundraiser for a public library.

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Filed under: 2016 • New York • Rand Paul
August 12th, 2014
05:33 PM ET
1 month ago

Rand Paul on Chris Christie in one word: 'Bridges'

(CNN) - They're at it again.

Rand Paul was asked in a recent interview to name one word when he thinks of fellow Republican Chris Christie.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rand Paul
August 12th, 2014
04:37 PM ET
1 month ago

'Hugging it out’: Hillary Clinton calls Obama to calm tensions

Updated 12:55 p.m. ET, 8/15/2014

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton reached out to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to tell him that headline-grabbing comments she made about his foreign policy were not meant as a political attack.

The potential presidential candidate called Obama to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, his policies, or his leadership," Nick Merrill, a spokesman for the former secretary of state, said.

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Filed under: 2016 • Foreign Policy • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
Sanders stirs up 2016 speculation, says he's got a 'damn good platform' to run on
August 11th, 2014
11:15 AM ET
1 month ago

Sanders stirs up 2016 speculation, says he's got a 'damn good platform' to run on

(CNN) - Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his brand of liberalism could serve as a "damn good platform" to run for president.

In an interview posted Monday to ABC/Yahoo News, Sanders, an independent who aligns himself with the Democratic Party, said income inequality is at its highest point in over eight decades - and the American people are ready to elect someone who's able to close that gap.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bernie Sanders • Hillary Clinton
In Iowa, Rand Paul previews 2016 campaign message amid dust-ups
August 8th, 2014
03:47 PM ET
2 months ago

In Iowa, Rand Paul previews 2016 campaign message amid dust-ups

URBANDALE, Iowa (CNN) - Rand Paul wears his political ambition for all to see. Look no further than the tie he sported during a three-day trip to Iowa. It had yellow images of corn, the crop that epitomizes politics in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

"And by coincidence, I have one in the shape of South Carolina," the Kentucky Republican said Wednesday, drawing laughs.

He was speaking at a Republican breakfast outside Des Moines at Machine Shed, a Midwest restaurant chain where the waiters wear overalls and drinks are served in Mason jars.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rand Paul
Hillary Clinton's unpaid warriors
August 8th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton's unpaid warriors

Washington (CNN) – Taj Magruder has never voted for Hillary Clinton. He has no connection to her paid staff. And he is not collecting a paycheck from a cadre of groups anticipating a Clinton presidential run in 2016.

All of this bothers him.

Magruder, a 23-year-old "Clinton-ologist" from Pennsylvania, devotes much of his online life to supporting, defending and responding to her every move.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Embattled Jon Corzine to host Ready for Hillary Hamptons fundraiser
August 7th, 2014
03:46 PM ET
2 months ago

Embattled Jon Corzine to host Ready for Hillary Hamptons fundraiser

Washington (CNN) - Embattled former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, the man who was at the center of the $1.6 billion MF Global collapse, will be the co-host of a Ready for Hillary fundraiser in the Wainscott, New York later this month.

Corzine will co-sponsor the event along with special guests David Brock, the head of Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton messaging and rapid response group; actress Ashley Judd and Craig Smith, a longtime Clinton friend and Ready for Hillary senior adviser.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Jon Corzine • Ready for Hillary
Rand Paul talks marriage, contraception in Iowa
August 6th, 2014
01:01 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul talks marriage, contraception in Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) - Asked whether he would support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he supports the idea of traditional marriage but thinks Washington shouldn’t be involved in the issue.

“I’m in favor of the concept,” the Kentucky Republican told an audience in Iowa. “I am in favor of traditional marriage, and I think that’s been the foundation for civilization for thousands of years.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rand Paul
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