March 23rd, 2014
01:37 PM ET
4 months ago

White House continues calls to isolate Russia, support Ukraine

(CNN) - The Obama administration said Sunday that action against Russia for its incursion into Crimea is working, as Moscow’s economy struggles under sanctions imposed by the United States and other countries.

"This is exactly already a real cost for (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and in Russia and the economy," White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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Filed under: Obama administration • Russia • TV-State of the Union • Ukraine
March 23rd, 2014
11:03 AM ET
4 months ago

Lawmakers weigh in on search for Flight 370

(CNN) - As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 focuses on the Indian Ocean, some members of Congress are putting pressure on the Malaysian government for better cooperation with the United States.

Rep. Patrick Meehan, a Republican from Pennsylvania and member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” on Sunday that he wishes communication were better.

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Filed under: Mike McCaul • Mike Rogers • TV-State of the Union
March 9th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
5 months ago

Crist: Democrats ‘ought to strengthen up’ and support Obamacare

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s looking to get his old job back - this time as a Democrat - argued Sunday that Democrats need to “strengthen up” and own Obamacare in this year’s midterms.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Crist panned his former party, the GOP, but admitted that the Sunshine State’s economy has improved under Republican Gov. Rick Scott—though he argued it could be “a lot better.”

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Obamacare • Rick Scott • TV-State of the Union
March 2nd, 2014
04:06 PM ET
5 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Obama budget 'guts our defense'

(CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham said the Obama administration's proposed budget "guts our defense" and ignores the need for military preparation for future conflicts.

The South Carolina Republican told CNN's Candy Crowley Sunday that if the United States were to need to take immediate military action in an international conflict, that situation would drain defense resources.

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March 2nd, 2014
03:09 PM ET
5 months ago

Panel: Obama's approach to Ukraine hurting public perception

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's handling of international conflicts with Russia has not helped his falling approval rating, as Americans wait to see how he will respond to Russia's military moves in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Ross Douthat, a columnist for The New York Times, said Obama's stand-back approach to foreign policy during his tenure as president has been pretty popular in theory, but his recent woes in Ukraine and Syria demonstrate problems with his approach, which Douthat called "very confused and uncertain."

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March 2nd, 2014
11:26 AM ET
5 months ago

Lawmakers call for suspension of Russia from G8, swift action against Putin

(CNN) – As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, with Russian troops moving into the Crimean peninsula on Saturday, U.S. lawmakers are pushing for decisive action against Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the violence in the region and respect Ukraine's independence.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Sens. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, made the case for congressional sanctions and a suspension of Russian membership in the G8 and G20.

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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Lindsey Graham • Russia • TV-State of the Union • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
February 25th, 2014
05:28 PM ET
5 months ago

Rubio on 2016: Clinton would 'struggle'

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio questioned how formidable a candidate Hillary Clinton would be if she runs for the White House again.

And Rubio, in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," indicated that he and his political mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, could potentially go head-to-head as they both weigh 2016 presidential bids.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Marco Rubio • TV-The Situation Room
February 23rd, 2014
10:38 AM ET
5 months ago

Who’s ruling out a 2016 bid?

(CNN) – On CNN’s “State of the Union,” four governors were asked Sunday whether they want to rule out a presidential bid.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, considered a dark horse for the 2016 presidential race, didn’t directly answer the question.
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Filed under: 2016 • Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
February 23rd, 2014
10:04 AM ET
5 months ago

Four governors on the politics of pot

(CNN) – Four governors - two Republicans and two Democrats - indicated Sunday that their states would not be headed down the same road as Colorado and Washington in terms of legalizing recreational marijuana.

Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether they would consider making pot legal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the first to jump in with a flat “no.”
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Filed under: Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
February 20th, 2014
10:48 PM ET
5 months ago

McCain: If election were tomorrow, Clinton would be president

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain predicted if voters headed to the polls for the 2016 elections tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would be most likely be elected president - though the former secretary of state wouldn't be his pick.

Asked by CNN's Piers Morgan on Thursday about 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann's recent assessment that America isn't ready for a female president, McCain said they have a different reading on the current political landscape.

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