IRS employee touted Obama to helpline callers
July 10th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
3 weeks ago

IRS employee touted Obama to helpline callers

(CNN) - An IRS employee has been suspended for "repeatedly" trying to convince callers to a customer service help line to re-elect President Barack Obama in 2012.

The Office of Special Counsel, which handles whistle blower complaints, said the employee, whose name was not released, delivered a "chant based on the spelling of the employee's last name."

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Filed under: IRS • President Obama
July 10th, 2014
04:50 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Obama uses film reference to criticize GOP

Austin, Texas (CNN) - President Barack Obama is using a famous movie line to express his frustration with congressional Republicans.

During a speech in Austin, Texas on Thursday, the President compared himself to Mark Wahlberg's character in Martin Scorsese's film "The Departed," as he criticized GOP lawmakers for inaction and for threatening to sue him for his use of executive authority.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Obama caught in border photo-op catch-22, White House says
July 10th, 2014
02:12 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Obama caught in border photo-op catch-22, White House says

(CNN) - Damned if he does. Damned if he doesn't.

That is essentially the White House explanation for why President Obama opted against a visit to the country's besieged southern border during his trip to Texas this week.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
July 10th, 2014
01:46 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Obama-Galifianakis interview nominated for Emmy

(CNN) - He won't be walking the red carpet next month, but President Barack Obama has already made his mark on this year's Emmy Awards.

The commander-in-chief's highly popular "Between Two Ferns" interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis earned an Emmy Award Nomination on Thursday in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category.

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Filed under: Obamacare • President Obama
July 10th, 2014
01:34 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Hard core Obama fan waits all night to see president

Austin, Texas (CNN) – In a stark contrast to recent national poll numbers showing low approval ratings for President Obama, over a thousand people lined up outside the landmark Paramount Theater in Austin on Thursday to see the commander-in-chief speak.

One of them, Roni Kendall, arrived at 7:30 on Wednesday night to claim the first spot in line. Kendall spent the night outside the theater on the sidewalk.‎

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Filed under: President Obama • Texas
America to Sarah Palin: Enough!
July 10th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
3 weeks ago

America to Sarah Palin: Enough!

(CNN) - A majority of voters say they've heard enough from Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania survey indicates that 54% of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate be less outspoken in political discourse. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and nearly four in 10 Republicans.

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Filed under: Impeachment • President Obama • Sarah Palin
Obama border proposal won't get speedy vote in House
July 9th, 2014
01:16 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Obama border proposal won't get speedy vote in House

(CNN) – House Republicans are making it clear there won't be a speedy vote on President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency proposal to address the immigration crisis on the southern border.

They believe less money is needed and more should be done to strengthen enforcement along the border, which has experienced an unexpected surge of children from Central America. Many of them are unaccompanied.

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Filed under: Immigration • John Boehner • President Obama
Democratic senator skips fundraiser with Obama
Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado interviewed by CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash
July 9th, 2014
09:39 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Democratic senator skips fundraiser with Obama

(CNN) - President Barack Obama says keeping the Democrats in control of the Senate is one of his top priorities this year.

But his trip to Colorado is a vivid illustration of just how much the President – who is the party's top fundraiser but who is also saddled with low approval ratings – can, and can't, help.

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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Mark Udall • President Obama • Senate • Senate Race
July 9th, 2014
06:21 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Obama offered pot during night out in Denver

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(CNN) – "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge.

It wasn't the only time Obama was offered weed on his night out. That's apparently what happens in Colorado, which recently legalized recreational marijuana.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Colorado • Immigration • John Hickenlooper • Marijuana • President Obama
July 8th, 2014
07:21 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Coburn: Obama's border funding 'wrong approach,' offers first class seat home to every child

(CNN) – Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.

"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."

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Filed under: 2014 • Crossfire • Immigration • President Obama • Tom Coburn
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