December 22nd, 2013
01:45 PM ET
4 months ago

Millennial lawmakers: Congressional leadership afraid to lead

(CNN) – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, said Sunday that leaders in Washington are afraid to veer from their party bases to actually lead.

Schock also said that younger members of Congress are less "ideologically strident" and more eager to solve the United States' problems.
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Filed under: Aaron Schock • House • Tulsi Gabbard • TV-State of the Union
December 22nd, 2013
01:32 PM ET
4 months ago

Video: Obama's no good, very bad year

(CNN) – Dan Balz, Mark Leibovich, Mark Halperin, Newt Gingrich and Candy Crowley weigh in Sunday on Obama's past year and his approval ratings on CNN's "State of the Union."

December 22nd, 2013
12:17 PM ET
4 months ago

Democratic senator: Obama’s lack of congressional friendships hurts policy efforts

(CNN) – The President’s failure to build friendships with lawmakers has damaged his chances of finding bipartisan support for legislation, a senator from his own party said Sunday.

“It's just hard to say no to a friend," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Manchin continues push for one-year delay to Obamacare
December 22nd, 2013
10:59 AM ET
4 months ago

Manchin continues push for one-year delay to Obamacare

(CNN) - West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin called Sunday for a delay to the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, warning that the law could fall apart and fail to deliver the care promised.

"(Obamacare) falls of its own weight if basically the cost becomes more than we can absorb," Manchin said on CNN's "State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • Obamacare • TV-State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
4 months ago

Panel: Is Obama's 'lie of the year' a GOP win?

The President's promise on Obamacare is called "the lie of the year." State of the Union's political panel discusses.

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Filed under: TV-State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
12:39 PM ET
4 months ago

Budget experts: Don't expect big economic growth after budget deal

(CNN) – Two budget experts weighed in Sunday on the bipartisan budget deal reached last week, saying the deal brings a sigh of relief but not the reforms needed to create a positive shift for the economy.

"This doesn't get in the way. But there's some things out there that could finish this off and make it much more powerful," Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was director of the Congressional Budget Office during the George W. Bush administration, said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • TV-State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
11:49 AM ET
4 months ago

McCain: CIA did not tell Congress the truth about Levinson

Updated 12:38 p.m. ET, 12/15/2013

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain joined CNN's "State of the Union" from Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday after the Arizona Republican addressed thousands of protesters who are angry over the Ukrainian government's decision to backpedal away from an agreement with the European Union.

McCain spoke about a range of issues happening around the globe, and suggested the Central Intelligence Agency was not truthful to Congress about former FBI agent Bob Levinson, who went missing in Iran seven years ago.

Here are five noteworthy points from the interview.
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Filed under: Iran • John McCain • North Korea • Russia • TV-State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
10:29 AM ET
4 months ago

McCain says he would vote for budget deal

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Sunday he'll vote for a compromise budget bill in the Senate that would prevent another government shutdown.

"I hope it will pass the Senate," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We must not shut down the government again. We can't do that to the people of this country and my state."
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • John McCain • TV-State of the Union
December 11th, 2013
08:29 PM ET
4 months ago

Donald Trump on Obama's ‘selfie,’ unemployment and 2016 unknowns

(CNN) - Outspoken billionaire Donald Trump weighed in on public outrage over President Barack Obama's perceived faux pas on his trip to South Africa, as well as the possibility of a yet-to-be known political star in 2016, in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Wednesday.

The real estate titan also said the "real" rate of unemployment could be as much as double the 7 percent that's being reported with so many Americans giving up looking for a job.
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Filed under: Donald Trump • TV-Piers Morgan
December 8th, 2013
12:23 PM ET
4 months ago

Lawmakers concerned over Iranian enrichment, split on more sanctions

(CNN) - After President Barack Obama said he would accept a peaceful nuclear program from Iran, including modest uranium enrichment, U.S. congressmen on the Homeland Security and Intelligence committees agreed Sunday that the concession complicates further negotiations.

"We can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections but permits Iran to have a peaceful nuclear program," Obama said Saturday at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum in Washington.
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Filed under: Iran • Mike McCaul • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
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