March 6th, 2013
07:16 PM ET
1 year 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.

Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • TV-The Situation Room
February 28th, 2013
06:35 PM ET
1 year 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

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


Filed under: TV-The Situation Room
February 27th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
1 year 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.

Filed under: Bob Woodward • Budget • Deficit • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room • White House
February 27th, 2013
07:50 PM ET
1 year 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.


Filed under: Budget • Deficit • TV-The Situation Room
February 20th, 2013
07:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Cruz makes waves with no apologies

(CNN) - Texas tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz is turning heads in Washington, but at home in his district, he's applauded for it. CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports from San Antonio, Texas.

Filed under: Ted Cruz • Texas • TV-The Situation Room
February 19th, 2013
06:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: John King explains the forced budget cuts

(CNN) - Webster defines "sequester" as to set apart, or segregate. In Washington, it's a fancy word for forced spending cuts – and an example of how political leaders in both parties are failing to do their most basic job, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King reports.

Filed under: Budget • Congress • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
Gingrich on ‘self-deportation’: It’s ‘the most anti-human phrase’
January 30th, 2013
08:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich on ‘self-deportation’: It’s ‘the most anti-human phrase’

(CNN) - Just over a year after Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney battled in the first primaries for the GOP presidential nomination, the former House speaker on Wednesday blasted his ex-political foe for advocating an immigration policy of “self-deportation” during the campaign.

“I said we're not going to deport grandmothers who've been here for 25 years. Romney came and said, ‘Well they'll self-deport,’” Gingrich said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

“That is the most anti-human phrase you can imagine,” said the Georgian.

January 29th, 2013
04:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Clinton talks future 'adventures'

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday in an interview with CNN that she still has "absolutely no plans to run" for president but added she's looking forward to more "adventures" down the road.

"I am lucky because I've been very healthy. I feel great. I've got enormous amounts of energy that have to be harnessed and focused, so I'm very fortunate," she told CNN's Jill Dougherty and Elise Labott. "I'm looking forward to this next chapter in my life, whatever it is."

January 19th, 2013
07:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: How the Supreme Court justices prepare for inauguration

(CNN) - The inauguration of a president is a rare moment when the three branches of government come together.

CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash has a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the Supreme Court justices prepare.

January 18th, 2013
06:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Another mustache razed for charity

(CNN) - Clipping political mustaches became a bi-partisan affair Friday.

Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos said farewell to his long-standing facial hair - which he joked started growing when he was "about two or three years old" - on Friday as his mustache was shaven on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Filed under: TV-The Situation Room
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