September 30th, 2013
03:43 PM ET
10 months ago

Shutting down debate

Washington (CNN) – Nobody wants to shut down. Not Democrats. Not Republicans. So why is just such an outcome becoming increasingly likely?

The answer is Obamacare. Republicans won't stand for it. Democrats won't stand without it, not after shooting down more than 40 efforts by Republicans to do so in the House of Representatives.
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Poll gives both sides ammunition in health care battle
September 30th, 2013
12:24 PM ET
10 months ago

Poll gives both sides ammunition in health care battle

Washington (CNN) - Do Americans support or oppose the health care law?

As the clock ticks towards a federal government shutdown over Republican attempts to weaken or eliminate the Affordable Care Act, that question is front and center in the standoff.
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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • Health care • Republicans
CNN 2016 Poll: Clinton favored for Democrats; no clear GOP leader
September 16th, 2013
07:28 AM ET
11 months ago

CNN 2016 Poll: Clinton favored for Democrats; no clear GOP leader

Washington (CNN) - A new national poll in the battle for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations indicates what you would expect: Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming Democratic frontrunner, and there's no real leader among the possible GOP White House hopefuls.

But if you get beyond the obvious, the CNN/ORC International survey released Monday becomes more revealing.

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Republicans tackle Obamacare as the clock ticks down
September 14th, 2013
07:47 AM ET
11 months ago

Republicans tackle Obamacare as the clock ticks down

(CNN) - With less than a month before open enrollment begins for Obamacare, Republicans again went after the president's signature health care law in their weekly address on Saturday.

Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee, highlighted her bill, "No Subsidies Without Verification Act," which was passed by the House this week, -one of dozens of attempts by the GOP-controlled House to chisel away at the health care law.
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Republicans
Senior House GOP aides: WH not reaching out to House Republicans
September 9th, 2013
01:40 PM ET
11 months ago

Senior House GOP aides: WH not reaching out to House Republicans

Washington (CNN) - Senior House Republican aides are frustrated that the Obama administration has done little to reach out to rank-and-file House GOP members to make the case for why military action is needed in Syria.

"Mr. McDonough has been meeting with Democrats, but the administration has shown no strategy, no effort to talk to rank-and-file House Republican members," one senior House GOP leadership aide told CNN.
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Filed under: House • Republicans • Syria
September 5th, 2013
08:16 AM ET
11 months ago

Analysis: The GOP's existential foreign policy battle

Washington (CNN) - What a difference a decade makes.

When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney led the United States to war in Iraq over the issue of chemical weapons 11 years ago, they had the support of all but six of the majority Republicans in the House of Representatives.

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Filed under: Congress • Republicans • Syria
Rangel: Republicans better than terrorists at hurting the country
August 2nd, 2013
07:02 PM ET
12 months ago

Rangel: Republicans better than terrorists at hurting the country

(CNN) - Longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York compared congressional Republicans to terrorists and likened supporters of the tea party movement to “white crackers” in an interview published Friday.

Rangel said House Republicans are doing more damage to American competitiveness than al Qaeda, according to The Daily Beast. "What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • Republicans • Tea Party
July 31st, 2013
08:10 PM ET
12 months ago

Christie brushes off Paul's beer proposal

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday night he's a little too busy with his re-election bid this year to have a beer with Sen. Rand Paul.

The senator from Kentucky made the pitch earlier in the day, hoping to ease tensions that have escalated in the past week between the two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Republicans
July 31st, 2013
02:54 PM ET
12 months ago

GOP wants change but split on which way to go

Washington (CNN) - Most Republicans agree: Major changes are needed if the party wants to be competitive in future presidential elections.

But a new poll of Republicans nationwide also indicates that there's little agreement on the direction the GOP should take.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Republicans • Uncategorized
July 30th, 2013
08:10 PM ET
12 months ago

GOP attacks its female deficit in Congress

Washington (CNN) - If you're a Republican woman, the GOP wants you. To run for Congress, that is.

The Grand Old Party holds a majority of seats in the House of Representatives. Yet of 234 Republican members, only 19 are women.

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Filed under: Congress • Republicans
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