Obama offers populist message on corporate taxes at end of fundraising trip
July 24th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
1 month ago

Obama offers populist message on corporate taxes at end of fundraising trip

Los Angeles (CNN) - Ramping up his populist economic message as midterm elections near, President Barack Obama on Thursday singled out large companies that maneuver through legal loopholes to avoid paying U.S. taxes as “corporate deserters.”

Those firms have effectively renounced any allegiance to their home country, Obama claimed during remarks at a community college here.

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Filed under: Democrats • Economy • Jack Lew • President Obama • Republicans • Taxes • Treasury • Treasury Department • White House
2016 GOP Poll: Huckabee, Paul, Perry and Ryan stand out
July 18th, 2014
09:32 AM ET
2 months ago

2016 GOP Poll: Huckabee, Paul, Perry and Ryan stand out

(CNN) - Four potential Republican presidential candidates stand out above the rest of the possible field, according to new national poll.

A Gallup survey released Friday indicates that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin are best known and most liked by Republicans right now.

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Filed under: 2016 • Republican Party • Republicans
July 15th, 2014
10:19 AM ET
2 months ago

Poll: Most give Obama, GOP in Congress, thumbs down on border crisis

Washington (CNN) - It's one of the hottest national debates this summer: What to do about the influx of unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America who are crossing from Mexico into the U.S.

A new national poll indicates that a majority of Americans approve of President Barack Obama's short term remedy, but most give the President and his GOP critics in Congress a thumbs down on how they're handling the crisis along the country's southern border.

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Filed under: Immigration • Poll • President Obama • Republican • Republicans
July 1st, 2014
06:08 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama to Republicans: 'So sue me'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama dared Republicans to follow through on their threats to bring a lawsuit against his administration over his use of executive action.

"Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me," Obama said Tuesday at an event in Washington.

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What's not in Hillary Clinton's memoir?
June 10th, 2014
01:10 AM ET
3 months ago

What's not in Hillary Clinton's memoir?

Washington(CNN) – How many ways can political reporters, pundits and book reviewers write that Hillary Clinton's memoir "Hard Choices" is devoid of salacious details or titillatingly news?

Many, apparently.

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'War on women' rhetoric heats up in Michigan state politics
Michigan State Capital building is seen March 17, 2008 in Lansing, Michigan
June 6th, 2014
11:41 AM ET
3 months ago

'War on women' rhetoric heats up in Michigan state politics

(CNN) - The political back-and-forth over the recurrent "war on women" line is playing out again in Michigan politics.

A picture showing a trio of male GOP state representatives pretending to read women's fashion magazine has predictably caused a stir among Michigan Democrats.

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Filed under: Michigan • Republicans
Primary problems: GOP women struggle to come out on top
Erika Harold, Miss America 2003, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National at National Harbor, Maryland on March 8.
June 4th, 2014
10:55 AM ET
3 months ago

Primary problems: GOP women struggle to come out on top

Washington (CNN) – Erika Harold, a biracial, former Miss America-turned-Harvard Law School-educated attorney in her 30s, would seem to be the type of congressional candidate the Republican Party would break its neck to back in a race.

But, as she barnstormed across Illinois' 13th Congressional District in a maverick effort to defeat first-term incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis in March's primary, Harold came face-to-face with an extreme example of the types of challenges female GOP congressional hopefuls sometimes face.

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Filed under: Republicans
May 11th, 2014
01:20 PM ET
4 months ago

Video: Congressman turns radio host

(CNN) – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers tells Brian Stelter why he’s trading the halls of Congress for a radio studio.


Filed under: Mike Rogers • Republicans
Republicans pass tax breaks, but don’t pay for them
April 29th, 2014
06:44 PM ET
4 months ago

Republicans pass tax breaks, but don’t pay for them

Washington (CNN) – Republicans want to cut the deficit. And Republicans want to cut taxes. Tuesday, those two sweeping goals collided as a GOP-controlled House committee voted to advance hundreds of billions in tax cuts at the cost of adding those billions to the deficit.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted almost entirely along party lines to make six tax breaks permanent at a cost of $310 billion over the next 10 years.

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Filed under: Congress • Republicans • Taxes
April 1st, 2014
08:31 AM ET
5 months ago

Republicans hit a nerve when it comes to Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – Republicans are going all in, hoping that the payout is big. Like control of the Senate, big.

Their big bet: Obamacare.

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Filed under: 2014 • Obamacare • Republicans
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