August 10th, 2014
01:42 PM ET
1 month ago

McCain dismisses claim that he has it in for Obama

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is no stranger to the Sunday morning political talk show circuit, and viewers have apparently taken notice.

On Sunday, he appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” from Jakarta, Indonesia, primarily to discuss the U.S. airstrikes on Iraq and President Obama’s foreign policy. However, during the interview, CNN’s Candy Crowley asked him about the frequency of his Sunday show appearances and his regular criticism of Obama.

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Filed under: John McCain • State of the Union
In the Perry versus Paul feud, McCain avoids picking sides
July 13th, 2014
12:47 PM ET
2 months ago

In the Perry versus Paul feud, McCain avoids picking sides

Washington (CNN) – In the Republican-versus-Republican foreign policy feud between Rick Perry and Rand Paul, whose side does John McCain pick?  The Arizona senator is not interested in stepping into the political crossfire. But that does not mean he won't offer a lecture.

"Sen. Paul is part of a wing of the party that's been there ever since, prior to World War 1, in our Republican Party. And that is a withdrawal to fortress America," McCain told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "I do believe that the things we're seeing in the world today - in greater turmoil than any time in my lifetime - is a direct result of an absence of American leadership.

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Filed under: 2016 • John McCain • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • State of the Union
July 13th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
2 months ago

McCain: Mideast violence ‘might be more dangerous than any time in the past’

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain said Sunday the violence roiling the Middle East has likely never been worse, as rockets fall in Israel and Gaza, residents flee, warning sirens blare and the death toll rises.

"I would argue that given conditions in the Middle East, this might be more dangerous than any time in the past," the Arizona Republican told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union." "Not only conditions domestically, within Israel, but also the fact that Egypt is really not playing the role they traditionally have, countries like Qatar and others that could play a role."

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Filed under: Gaza • Israel • John McCain • Palestine • State of the Union
Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation
April 3rd, 2014
02:04 AM ET
6 months ago

Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation

The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey could be meeting with a new witness soon as part of the investigation into allegations that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration held Superstorm Sandy recovery funds hostage in Hoboken.

The Hoboken city council voted Wednesday night to approve a measure that would allow Mayor Dawn Zimmer to waive attorney-client privileges, paving the way for a city attorney to comply with a subpoena for documents from the U.S. Attorney's office.

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January 30th, 2014
06:08 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama's State of the Union themes seek to boost Democrats in November

Washington (CNN) – Equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage, immigration reform, combating climate change and virtually swearing off extended wars.

All are catnip for the political left, and all were highlighted by President Barack Obama this week as he informally launched the November election campaign for 36 Senate seats and a new House of Representatives.

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Tapper measures the state of Jelly
January 29th, 2014
03:05 PM ET
8 months ago

Tapper measures the state of Jelly

(CNN) – CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper became the first journalist to tap into the social media app Jelly, asking people to weigh in on President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Jelly is a new app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone that lets users ask questions using pictures.

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Filed under: State of the Union • Uncategorized
Liberals claim momentum from Obama address
January 29th, 2014
01:45 PM ET
8 months ago

Liberals claim momentum from Obama address

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's decision to highlight issues like economic inequality and the minimum wage in the State of the Union address is part of a political shift that promises to benefit Democratic candidates in this year's midterms, a top liberal campaign group said on Wednesday.

Two big themes coming out of Tuesday's address are economic populism and a "new willingness to fight" entrenched conservative interests, said Adam Green of the Washington-based Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
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Filed under: President Obama • State of the Union
Biden: Clinton won't really affect his 2016 decision
January 29th, 2014
09:09 AM ET
8 months ago

Biden: Clinton won't really affect his 2016 decision

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden says Hillary Clinton's decision on whether she will or won't run for president in 2016 will not directly impact his own decision on whether to launch another bid for the White House.

And Biden, making the rounds on the morning network newscasts, said he thinks he'd "make a good president."

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January 29th, 2014
12:49 AM ET
8 months ago

Tea Party SOTU Response: ‘Obamacare is an inequality Godzilla'

Washington (CNN) - Utah Sen. Mike Lee blamed big government for growing inequality in America, calling Obamacare an “inequality Godzilla.”

Lee’s comments came during his Tea Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Mike Lee • President Obama • State of the Union • Tea Party
Obama's 12 executive actions
January 28th, 2014
10:12 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama's 12 executive actions

(CNN) - President Barack Obama announced 12 executive actions during his State of the Union speech.

Here's a list, as prepared by the White House:
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