March 26th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Poll: Crisis in Ukraine beyond U.S. control

Washington (CNN) - Nearly six in ten Americans say they approve of the sanctions the United States and the West have placed on Russia, but they don't expect the sanctions to be effective, according to a new national survey.

And a CBS News poll also indicates more people disapprove than approve of how President Barack Obama has handled the crisis, and a majority of the public feels the situation in Ukraine is beyond America's control and that the U.S. doesn't have a responsibility to get involved.

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Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Obamacare applicants to get more deadline flexibility
March 25th, 2014
11:35 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Obamacare applicants to get more deadline flexibility

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration will give more time to people who try to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by Monday but encounter difficulty, administration officials said Tuesday evening.

Monday is the deadline for people to enroll in order to have coverage for this year or face penalties under the Affordable Care Act.

"Open enrollment ends March 31. We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment - either online or over the phone," said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Obama defends handling of Ukraine crisis
March 25th, 2014
01:05 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Obama defends handling of Ukraine crisis

The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his response to Russia's military led annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine.

At a news conference after a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands, Obama noted that Moscow could face further sanctions should Russian forces invade other parts of Ukraine.

He issued a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
First on CNN: New video ties Shaheen to President Obama
March 24th, 2014
08:36 AM ET
4 weeks ago

First on CNN: New video ties Shaheen to President Obama

(CNN) - The New Hampshire Republican Party is going up with a new web video that links Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to President Barack Obama and to the federal health care law.

The Monday release of the video comes on the same day that Shaheen's campaign went up with a radio ad critical of former Sen. Scott Brown of neighboring Massachusetts, who's now taken a key step towards challenging Shaheen.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • President Obama • Scott Brown
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
Jimmy Carter believes the NSA monitors his e-mails
March 23rd, 2014
01:47 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Jimmy Carter believes the NSA monitors his e-mails

(CNN) – Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday he believes the National Security Agency is monitoring his e-mails, so when he wants to communicate with a foreign leader, he sends an old-fashioned letter via snail mail.

Asked by NBC's Andrea Mitchell about the debate surrounding the spy agency and the conflict between privacy and national security, Carter said the surveillance practices have "been extremely liberalized and I think abused by our own intelligence agencies."

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Filed under: Jimmy Carter • NSA • President Obama
Obama’s Europe trip shifts focus to Ukraine
March 23rd, 2014
11:43 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Obama’s Europe trip shifts focus to Ukraine

(CNN) – President Barack Obama’s European tour – originally focused on nuclear security and a first-time meeting with the new Pope – has taken on new urgency as international allies seek ways to punish Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.

Obama’s four-day continental excursion still features some Old World flair at the newly refurbished Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and a tour of the Colosseum in Rome. But amid the Vermeers and ancient ruins, the President must try to rally European leaders around a tougher response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s movement into the Crimean Peninsula.

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Filed under: European Union • President Obama • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Barack H. Obama foundation drops middle initial
March 21st, 2014
03:53 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Barack H. Obama foundation drops middle initial

(CNN) - The foundation dedicated to planning and building Barack Obama's presidential library dropped the 'H' from its name.

A spokeswoman for "The Barack Obama Foundation" confirmed that the name change was deliberate, in order to avoid confusion with similarly named foundations.

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Filed under: President Obama
Susan Rice: White House reassessing U.S.- Russia relations
March 21st, 2014
03:50 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Susan Rice: White House reassessing U.S.- Russia relations

Washington (CNN) – Asked whether the United States is reassessing its relationship with Russia given the crisis in Ukraine, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice offered a direct answer.

"Yes," Rice flatly told reporters Friday during a briefing for President Obama's trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia next week.
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Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Susan Rice
Political Circus: Keeping it classy...
March 21st, 2014
01:53 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Political Circus: Keeping it classy...

(CNN)— Take the free-for-all nature of social media, add the oft-mean spirited commentary that punctuates political circles and you have a recipe for petty online smackdowns.

Conservative commentators Dana Loesch's and Meghan McCain's online back and forth devolved into an hours-long, Twitterverse brawl on the derogatory nature of (drumroll please)… political brawls.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • John Lewis • Meghan McCain • President Obama • Rahm Emanuel • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Uncategorized
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