Sunday Chatter: Putin’s advances causing alarm; frustration with Malaysian government
March 23rd, 2014
03:19 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Sunday Chatter: Putin’s advances causing alarm; frustration with Malaysian government

For another week, the Sunday political talk shows focused on the missing Malaysian plane and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions in Ukraine.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:

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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Kelly Ayotte • Mike Rogers • President Obama • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
November 3rd, 2013
11:14 AM ET
6 months ago

Graham says he ‘shouldn't have to’ hold up nominations

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham played the role of reluctant warrior Sunday, telling “Fox News Sunday's” Chris Wallace that he doesn't want to hold up every nomination in the Senate over what happened in Benghazi, Libya. But, he said, until the administration allows the Senate to hear testimony from survivors of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission there, he’ll block the White House at every turn.

"I shouldn't have to do this," the South Carolina lawmaker said. "I shouldn't have to make these kinds of threats."

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November 3rd, 2013
10:26 AM ET
6 months ago

Ayotte wants ‘timeout’ on Obamacare

Washington (CNN) - Echoing her Republican colleagues in the Senate, Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Sunday that the entire country needs to slam the brakes on implementing the Affordable Care Act and re-evaluate President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

"It's time to call a timeout," Ayotte told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

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Filed under: Kelly Ayotte • Obamacare
Bipartisan group of senators helped pave the way for a Senate deal
October 16th, 2013
06:45 PM ET
6 months ago

Bipartisan group of senators helped pave the way for a Senate deal

Washington (CNN) - Congressional approval ratings hovered at historic lows. Republican and Democrats hurled insults at each other and among themselves. The political circus in Washington even made its way to "Saturday Night Live: - in a sketch featuring Miley Cyrus, at that.

It seemed that nothing would break through the partisan stronghold that left Capitol Hill at a standstill in the weeks leading up to and during the partial government shutdown.

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October 16th, 2013
09:13 AM ET
5 months ago

Republican senator wants Cruz to stay out of the way in debt vote

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Wednesday she hopes her Republican colleague Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't try to hold up a Senate vote to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit before Thursday's deadline to avoid default.

"It's up to him. I would hope he wouldn't," the New Hampshire Republican said on CNN's "New Day." "Senators can cause to you run out the clock, but what's he trying to gain at this point? I would hope that whatever comes forward, that we would allow a vote on it as soon as possible."
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
Ayotte backs ‘Gang of 8’ immigration plan
June 9th, 2013
01:10 PM ET
11 months ago

Ayotte backs ‘Gang of 8’ immigration plan

(CNN) – A plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration system crafted by a bipartisan group of senators gained the backing of Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte Sunday, giving the bill a boost ahead of Senate debate this week.

The legislation, which emerged from the Senate “Gang of Eight,” would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The bill is far from certain to gain Senate approval, however, and Republicans in the House have already said the pathway to citizenship provision is a non-starter.
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Filed under: Immigration • Kelly Ayotte
Ayotte: I won't back down
May 16th, 2013
06:36 PM ET
11 months ago

Ayotte: I won't back down

Washington (CNN) - While much of Washington's attention is on the various controversies involving the IRS, the Benghazi attack and the Justice Department subpoena of the Associated Press, those on both sides of the gun control debate are engaged in trying to sway public opinion.

Much of the focus right now is on New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the only member of the U.S. Senate from New England to vote against the proposal pushed by her colleagues, Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), to expand background checks for gun purchases.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Gun rights • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire
Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns
May 13th, 2013
10:23 PM ET
11 months ago

Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns

(CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whose votes on gun background checks have haunted her back at home in New Hampshire, will receive some support from another GOP senator seen as a rising star.

Sen. Marco Rubio's political committee Reclaim America will begin running a TV ad Tuesday in her defense, joining a commercial the National Rifle Association put on the state's main broadcast channel last week.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Kelly Ayotte • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
W.H. holds meeting on sexual assault in military
May 9th, 2013
09:14 AM ET
11 months ago

W.H. holds meeting on sexual assault in military

Washington (CNN) – About a dozen members of Congress were invited to meet at the White House Thursday with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and the first lady's chief of staff Tina Tchen to address the issue of sexual assault in the military, a senior administration official said.

The official did not provide names of the lawmakers invited to the bicameral bipartisan meeting, but CNN confirmed three of the guests were Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.
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NRA airs 'thank you' ad for Ayotte for gun vote
May 8th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
12 months ago

NRA airs 'thank you' ad for Ayotte for gun vote

(CNN) – Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire Republican who's been derided by gun control groups for her "no" vote on expanding background checks last month, is getting some support on the airwaves with a new television spot from the National Rifle Association.

The 30-second ad, airing as part of a $25,000 buy on Manchester-based WMUR, seeks to dispel the notion that Ayotte is opposed to new gun laws.
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Filed under: Kelly Ayotte • NRA
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