April 20th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Political chatter: Three different takes on Ukraine, the role of the Pope and midterm politics

What will happen in Ukraine depends on who you ask. Officials from Russia, Ukraine and the United States appeared on the political talk shows to spin their narrative of events on the ground in the eastern European country embroiled in turmoil.

If you spent the Easter holiday doing something other than watching the Sunday political talk shows but want to get up to speed on this Monday morning for the week ahead, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive take on all-things politics.

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Filed under: 2014 • Boston Marathon bombing • Obamacare • Pope Francis • Russia • Ukraine • Uncategorized
April 15th, 2014
02:12 PM ET
6 months ago

Biden to Boston memorial: ‘Twisted’ terrorists won’t prevail

(CNN) - Honoring victims of last year’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday the terrorists who carried out the act could never claim victory over America’s ideals.

“You will send a resounding message around the world - not just around the world but to the terrorists – that we will never yield. We will never cower. America will never ever stand down,” Biden told survivors of the 2013 attack, which left three people dead and scores more injured.

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Poll: No partisan divide over Boston marathon investigation
April 15th, 2014
09:41 AM ET
6 months ago

Poll: No partisan divide over Boston marathon investigation

Washington (CNN) - It's rare to find an issue on which Democrats and Republicans agree, but according to a new national poll, they see eye-to-eye on how the Boston Marathon bombing investigation was handled.

An ABC News/Washington Post survey indicates that two-thirds of Americans approve of how the federal government investigated the bombings. The poll's Tuesday release comes on the first anniversary of the attacks near the finish line of the marathon, which killed three people and injured at least 264.

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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Polls
Bloomberg group sorry for reading Boston bomber's name
June 19th, 2013
04:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg group sorry for reading Boston bomber's name

(CNN) – The group pushing for tighter restrictions on guns that's partly funded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized Wednesday after accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's name was read at an event memorializing gun victims.

Noting they were using a list compiled by Slate.com of people killed by guns since December's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mayors Against Illegal Guns said in a statement Tsarnaev "was absolutely not a victim, his name should have been deleted before the list was provided to a family member for reading and his name should never have been read. It was a mistake, it should not have happened and we sincerely apologize."
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Mass. governor says he got drunk after Boston manhunt
June 6th, 2013
11:32 AM ET
1 year ago

Mass. governor says he got drunk after Boston manhunt

(CNN) - Can you blame him?

In a rare admission by a politician, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said he got "quite drunk" the night after suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured at the end of a dramatic, daylong manhunt.
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Clinton: Boston bombers were 'isolated,' not 'empowered'
May 11th, 2013
12:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Clinton: Boston bombers were 'isolated,' not 'empowered'

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton called on Howard University's class of 2013 to create a world that does not leave behind individuals like the two young men accused of bombing the Boston Marathon last month.

"They were not as empowered as you were," he said at Saturday's commencement ceremonies.
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Boston's top cop asked if bombing was preventable
May 9th, 2013
12:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Boston's top cop asked if bombing was preventable

Washington (CNN) – Could the Boston Marathon bombing have been prevented?

That was the question legislators tried to answer at Thursday's House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, where the members of Congress asked a former senator, Boston's top cop and two experts on public safety about whether or not the intelligence community dropped the ball when they closed an investigation into one of the alleged Boston bombers before the marathon bombing in April.

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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • House
King: Customs was not equipped to monitor student visas
May 5th, 2013
10:51 AM ET
1 year ago

King: Customs was not equipped to monitor student visas

(CNN) – Customs officials have not had the technology to determine whether foreign students entering the United States were in compliance with their visas, Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

"There should be a way to correct this. The problem (officials) will tell you is there are 850,000 student visas, and there's an I-20 form which certifies whether or not that person is still in compliance with the requirements of the visa," said King, R-New York. "And unfortunately, it does not appear the technology is there to marry them up, and I think it's inexcusable."
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Poll: Minority say Boston attacks affect immigration debate
May 2nd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Minority say Boston attacks affect immigration debate

(CNN) – As Congress begins to tackle immigration reform, a new poll indicates there's been a drop in support over the last month for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday, 52% favor such a proposal in the new poll, down from 59% who said the same thing in an April 4 survey, taken before the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Immigration • Polls
CNN/Time Poll: Cutback civil liberties to fight terror?
May 1st, 2013
04:00 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN/Time Poll: Cutback civil liberties to fight terror?

Washington (CNN) – Although worries about terrorism have edged up following the Boston Marathon bombings, a new national poll indicates only four in ten Americans say they are willing to give up some civil liberties to fight terrorism.

And according to a CNN/Time/ORC International survey, the public is particularly concerned about the government eavesdropping on their cell phones or reading their email.
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