July 16th, 2014
07:36 PM ET
6 days ago

Two former presidential candidates spar over Clinton v. Warren

(CNN) – In the hypothetical battle of Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016, one former Clinton opponent is putting his money on the former secretary of the state, but not without caveats.

On Wednesday’s “Crossfire,” 52% of viewers who responded to the show’s fireback question said they believe Warren could beat Clinton in a Democratic primary. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran against Clinton (and Obama) in 2008 in the Democratic presidential primary, disagreed.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Richardson • Crossfire • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Tim Pawlenty
Notable leakers and whistle-blowers
July 7th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Lawmakers: Asylum for Snowden is an affront to U.S.

(CNN) – Any country that offers asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden pits itself against the United States, lawmakers from both parties agreed on Sunday.

Venezuela and Bolivia have extended asylum to Snowden, and Nicaragua has said it would consider it.
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Filed under: 2013 • Bill Richardson • Bob Menendez • John McCain • Mike Rogers
Richardson: 'Biden would run' regardless of Hillary Clinton's plans
May 5th, 2013
05:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Richardson: 'Biden would run' regardless of Hillary Clinton's plans

(CNN) - If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in 2016, her White House bid would clear the Democratic primary field, some pundits argue, making it difficult for any other candidates to stand a chance.

But former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson doubts that would be the case and argued that Vice President Joe Biden, another potential contender, would not defer to Clinton.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Richardson • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
Richardson, Gingrich spar over candidates' foreign policy strengths
October 21st, 2012
10:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Richardson, Gingrich spar over candidates' foreign policy strengths

(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both said Sunday that Libya is a strong point of contention on foreign policy - the subject of Monday night's presidential debate - but argued over which candidate has more leverage on the topic.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Gingrich said the Obama administration's handling of last month's attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, will be a tough record to defend.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Richardson • Libya • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Richardson calls for no-fly zone over Libya
March 6th, 2011
11:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Richardson calls for no-fly zone over Libya

Washington (CNN)-Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson called for a no-fly zone over Libya during an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Richardson made recommendations for next steps in handling the crisis in Libya, saying, "Next week is going to be crucial and the most important step is the development of an internationally recognized no-fly zone."
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Sen. Alexander:  Donald Trump has 'no chance of winning'
March 6th, 2011
11:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Alexander: Donald Trump has 'no chance of winning'

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said Donald Trump has "absolutely no chance of winning" in a presidential contest during an interview with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on Sunday.

Alexander and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson discussed 2012 politics on CNN's "State of the Union," where Alexander weighed in on the contenders for the 2012 GOP nomination.
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Well-known governors prepare to leave office
January 1st, 2011
04:03 AM ET
4 years ago

Well-known governors prepare to leave office

Washington (CNN) - Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.

Among the more well-known governors who will be leaving office: - Republicans Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Charlie Crist of
Florida, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Mark Sanford of South Carolina - Democrats Bill Richardson of New Mexico, David Paterson of New York, Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, Ted Strickland of Ohio and Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.

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Blitzer's dispatch: Lighter moments during tense times in North Korea
December 19th, 2010
08:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Blitzer's dispatch: Lighter moments during tense times in North Korea

(CNN) - Even in the midst of incredible tension on the North Korean peninsula, there have been a few lighter moments as I continue covering New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's extraordinary visit here.

He's trying to calm down the tensions and has been meeting with senior North Korean diplomats, generals and nuclear officials, including Kim Gye Gwan, the North Korean who invited Richardson here on this mission.
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Blitzer Dispatch:  Richardson says it's a 'tinderbox'
December 17th, 2010
09:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Blitzer Dispatch: Richardson says it's a 'tinderbox'

Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) - It's Saturday morning in Pyongyang and we're getting ready for another intense day. The situation here is very fluid right now and a lot of nerves are being frayed because of the tensions between North and South Korea. New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is getting ready for important talks in the next few hours with Kim Gye Gwan, North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator, the man who invited him to Pyongyang.

Richardson is urging restraint everywhere he goes. He's really worried that this situation is, in his words, a "tinderbox" where one miscalculation could lead to all-out war. He says he's never seen the situation so tense in all his visits to North Korea over the years; he agrees it's the most serious crisis since the 1953 Armistice which ended the Korean War.
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Filed under: Bill Richardson • North Korea • Wolf Blitzer
August 20th, 2009
12:02 PM ET
5 years ago

Richardson: discussions with N. Koreans show a 'bit of a thaw'

Richardson said that North Korea wanted direct talks with the United States.
Richardson said that North Korea wanted direct talks with the United States.

(CNN) – A day after meeting with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, two North Korean diplomats will meet Thursday with community and business leaders in the state to discuss renewable energy initiatives, the governor's office said.

Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said the governor would not be part of the briefings because he would be in Las Cruces. However, the governor will try to meet them at the Albuquerque airport before they leave, Gallegos said.

After meeting Wednesday with Kim Myong Gil and Taek Jong Ho - senior diplomats with the North Korean mission to the United Nations - Richardson said that North Korea wanted direct talks with the United States.

"I think there's a little bit of a thaw," he told CNN's American Morning on Thursday. "I think they wanted to basically send a message that they're ready to engage in a dialogue with the United States."

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Filed under: Bill Richardson • North Korea
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