May 16th, 2013
06:45 PM ET
11 months ago

Rand Paul: Hillary’s 'fingerprints' all over talking points

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul continued his blitz against Hillary Clinton, arguing Thursday the former secretary of state was involved in changing the Benghazi talking points, despite recently-released e-mails indicating she did not have a direct role in the matter.

The Republican senator of Kentucky–who’s considering a 2016 presidential bid–said that because her spokeswoman at the time, Victoria Nuland, was engaged in the editing process for the talking points, then Clinton must be implicated, as well.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Libya • Rand Paul • TV-The Situation Room
April 18th, 2013
07:25 PM ET
12 months ago

Romney: Obama gave a 'superb' speech

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney praised President Barack Obama's remarks on Thursday at an interfaith service remembering victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Romney also stressed the importance of learning from such terror attacks and opened up about how his faith plays a role in times of crisis.
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Boehner shoots down Republican member's criticism
April 11th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner shoots down Republican member's criticism

(CNN) - The head of the House Republican campaign arm, Rep. Greg Walden, is getting pushback from both his own party and the White House for bucking the party line and saying the president was wrong to include entitlement changes in his budget proposal.

"I've made it clear that I disagree with what Chairman Walden said," Boehner said in his weekly press conference on Thursday, referring to the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
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Filed under: John Boehner • NRCC • TV-The Situation Room
April 5th, 2013
07:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

(CNN) - A bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination could be in Rick Perry's future, the Texas governor told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday.

"Our legislature will be leaving in approximately 55 days," Perry said on "The Situation Room," adding that "at that particular point in time, I'll sit down with friends and family and make a decision about 2016."
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Filed under: Rick Perry • TV-The Situation Room
March 20th, 2013
08:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan talks debt ceiling, 2016

(CNN) - With another big deadline looming this summer over raising the limit on how much money the government can borrow to pay its bills, Washington could find itself embroiled in new fiscal gridlock.

If talks on the so-called debt limit falter, the government could default on its obligations. That could lead to a series of financial and political consequences.
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Filed under: Debt • Paul Ryan • TV-The Situation Room
March 19th, 2013
07:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Feinstein on assault weapons ban: 'I’m not going to lay down and play dead'

(CNN) – Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday she’s not going to stop fighting to get a vote on her proposed ban on semi-automatic firearms modeled after military assault weapons, hours after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the measure has no chance of passing the chamber.

“This is very important to me. And I’m not going to lay down and play dead,” Feinstein, D-California, said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
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March 19th, 2013
05:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Rand Paul attempts to clarify position on pathway to citizenship

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul reiterated Tuesday afternoon that he's not calling for a new pathway to citizenship in his immigration proposal, but he's not planning to stand in the way of any undocumented workers who want to eventually become citizens, either.

"It doesn't get you in a green card line. It gets you in a line to enter the country legally to become a citizen like everybody else who wants to come from around the world to be a citizen," he said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: Immigration • Rand Paul • Senate • TV-The Situation Room
March 9th, 2013
10:36 AM ET
1 year ago

After GOP criticism of golf costs, Obama opts for basketball

(CNN) – Saturday morning dawned sunny in Washington, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-40s – in other words, perfect golf weather.

But President Barack Obama didn’t hit the links, a favorite hobby of his that came under criticism from Republicans in recent days.
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March 8th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich brushes off Ailes

(CNN) – Despite being labeled "a sore loser" and "a prick" by Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, Newt Gingrich says things are just fine between him and the man who used to cut his paycheck.

"I talked to him a couple weeks ago. We're fine. We don't have a personality fight," Gingrich said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Fox News • Newt Gingrich • TV-The Situation Room
Gingrich 'disappointed' in McCain
March 8th, 2013
04:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich 'disappointed' in McCain

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's unhappy with Sen. John McCain for taking aim at Sen. Rand Paul, a fellow Republican, over the Kentucky senator's nearly-13 hour filibuster this week.

"I'm really disappointed in John McCain, and I'm very saddened by it," Gingrich said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room." "McCain in his younger years was a great maverick. He took on his party all the time."
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