March 14th, 2014
02:07 PM ET
8 months ago

An Ode to Dr. Seuss (and the politicians who misuse his work)

We do not like Seuss filibusters.

Such lengthy speeches are full of bluster.

We do not like them in the House.

We do not like them from Todd Palin’s spouse.

We do not like them here or there.

We do not like them anywhere.

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Filed under: Colin Powell • John Boehner • President Obama • Rep. Randy Weber • Rick Perry • Todd Palin
Colin Powell takes on Ellen with awesome selfie
March 13th, 2014
01:51 PM ET
8 months ago

Colin Powell takes on Ellen with awesome selfie

(CNN) – Watch out, Ellen.

Colin Powell is starting his own selfie sensation.
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Obama: I'm not opposed because of race
August 28th, 2013
08:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: I'm not opposed because of race

Washington (CNN) - President Obama echoed past statements in a Wednesday interview with PBS' "Newshour," telling the show's anchors that Republican opposition to his agenda isn't motivated by the color of his skin.

"It doesn't have to do with race in particular," Obama said. "It has to do with an effort to make sure people who might otherwise challenge the existing ways that things work are divided."
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Filed under: Colin Powell • Nancy Pelosi • Political • Politics • President Clinton • President Obama
Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten
August 25th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten

(CNN) – A jury’s decision in July to acquit George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin represented “questionable judgment,” former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview aired Sunday.

But the retired four-star general, who was the first African-American to serve in the top U.S. diplomatic post, went on to suggest the case wouldn’t have a lasting impact on Americans’ lives.
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Colin Powell blasts N.C. voting law in front of governor who signed it
August 22nd, 2013
02:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Colin Powell blasts N.C. voting law in front of governor who signed it

(CNN) – A new voter ID law in North Carolina will end up hurting Republicans among minority voters, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told a gathering of business executives in the state Thursday.

The retired four-star general, speaking in Raleigh, made his remarks immediately following a session featuring North Carolina's Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who was a supporter of the new voting measure and signed it into law earlier this month.
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Ad spotlights Republican support for gay marriage
February 20th, 2013
08:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Ad spotlights Republican support for gay marriage

(CNN) - Prominent Republicans who support marriage rights for same-sex couples are the focus of a new million-dollar ad campaign that's set to roll out Wednesday.

The spot, from the Respect for Marriage Coalition, feature clips of former Vice President Dick Cheney, former first lady Laura Bush, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell all voicing their support for same-sex marriage rights. The ads also use a clip from President Barack Obama's second inaugural address in January.
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Filed under: Colin Powell • Dick Cheney • Laura Bush • Same-sex marriage
Senators gear up for Hagel's confirmation, many with questions
January 13th, 2013
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators gear up for Hagel's confirmation, many with questions

(CNN) – Now that Chuck Hagel has been nominated for defense secretary, the former Republican senator from Nebraska faces what many expect to be an uphill battle for confirmation in the Senate.

Hagel took quite a pounding from some senators and independent groups on both sides of the aisle in the days before last week's announcement, with many of them taking issue with some of Hagel's positions and comments dealing with Iran, Iraq and Israel in particular.
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'I'm still a Republican,' Powell says
January 13th, 2013
01:20 PM ET
2 years ago

'I'm still a Republican,' Powell says

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he's still a member of the Republican Party, despite voting for President Barack Obama in the last two elections and being very critical of the GOP of late.

"I think the Republican Party right now is having an identity problem - and I'm still a Republican," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "But in recent years there's been a significant shift to the right, and we've seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential campaigns."
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Colin Powell is bucking his own party, again
January 13th, 2013
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Colin Powell is bucking his own party, again

(CNN) – When President Barack Obama nominated former Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense last week, criticism came in swiftly from several Republicans. But there's one member of the GOP who couldn't be more supportive of Hagel, and that's former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

For starters, Powell said Sunday that Hagel would be an excellent fit for defense secretary because of his military service in Vietnam, where Hagel was wounded twice.
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Obama highlights Powell endorsement in new ad
November 1st, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama highlights Powell endorsement in new ad

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign touts the endorsement of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, in new television and radio ads released Wednesday and Thursday.

The move comes in the final days of the 2012 presidential race, as both campaigns work to appeal to the remaining undecided and independent voters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colin Powell • President Obama
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