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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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March 6th, 2013
07:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Manchin indicates progress on background check legislation

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, sounded optimistic Wednesday about getting legislation that would expand background checks passed.

"I think we've got a good working group that's been moving very, very favorably forward," he said Wednesday on CNN's The Situation Room.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • TV-The Situation Room
February 28th, 2013
06:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Questions about forced budget cuts? Ask Tom

(CNN) - Confused about those forced federal spending cuts which kicked in on Friday?

CNN’s Tom Foreman is answering questions about sequester on CNN and CNN.com.

Q: “If I try to apply for unemployment benefits on Monday, will anyone be there to take my call?”
- Ron Dailey via Facebook

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Filed under: TV-The Situation Room
February 27th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Exchange between Bob Woodward and White House official in spotlight

(CNN) - An email exchange between two old Washington hands – one, a longtime journalist, and the second, a source in the Obama administration – is at the center of a political controversy Thursday as two sides read the messages differently.

The veteran journalist is Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal and wrote a book about the debt ceiling negotiations in the summer of 2011. The Obama administration source is Gene Sperling, a senior economic aide to President Barack Obama and a veteran of the Clinton administration.
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Filed under: Bob Woodward • Budget • Deficit • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room • White House
February 27th, 2013
07:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Reporter says White House threatened him

(CNN) - Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday he was threatened by a senior Obama administration official following his reporting on the White House's handling of the forced federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday.

"They're not happy at all," he said on CNN's "The Situation Room," adding that an e-mail from a senior administration official – who he would not name – communicated a message which caused him great concern. "It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this," he said.

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Filed under: Budget • Deficit • TV-The Situation Room
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