March 30th, 2014
04:04 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Sunday Chatter: The plane, the NSA, the Affordable Care Act and the bridge

The Sunday political talk shows covered a lot of ground, from foreign policy with Russia to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s ongoing effort to repair his damaged reputation amid the George Washington Bridge traffic jam scandal. Politicos threw in some debate about Obamacare and the 2016 presidential race for good measure.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Dianne Feinstein • NSA • Obamacare • Ron Wyden • Ukraine • Uncategorized
March 28th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Political Circus: The joke's on us

Washington (CNN)—Come on House Speaker John Boehner.

We know you’re miffed about Obamacare’s latest extension...
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Filed under: John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama • Rand Paul • Scott Brown • Uncategorized
Inside Politics: Obama Now Wants NSA Shakeup
March 25th, 2014
10:07 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Inside Politics: Obama Now Wants NSA Shakeup

Take a quick trip Inside Politics and see the stories setting the stage in Washington today:

Obama to Propose NSA Shake-up

The big headline Tuesday morning is that President Barack Obama will call for the end of the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata. The White House plan to reform the NSA’s ability to collect phone data and instead rely on phone companies to store it was first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by CNN.

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Filed under: Alaska • Condoleezza Rice • Michelle Obama • NSA • Sarah Palin • Uncategorized • Vice President Biden
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
Paul Ryan gets constituent pushback over 'inner city' comments
March 20th, 2014
05:12 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Paul Ryan gets constituent pushback over 'inner city' comments

(CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan's recent comments about men in inner cities not valuing the “culture of work” have continued to draw outrage - this time from one of his Wisconsin constituents.

At town-hall style meeting on Wednesday, an African-American man identified by NBC as Alfonso Gardner took the Republican congressman to task for his remarks.

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Filed under: Paul Ryan • Uncategorized
Robert Strauss, former Democratic Party chair, dies at 95
March 19th, 2014
09:15 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Robert Strauss, former Democratic Party chair, dies at 95

(CNN) - Robert Strauss, a prominent Democratic figure who led the party at a crucial time and advised presidents, died on Wednesday, his law firm said. He was 95.

Strauss took over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during a tumultuous period following George McGovern's landslide loss to Richard Nixon in 1972, and saw it through Jimmy Carter's election in 1976.

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Super PACs make the dictionary
March 19th, 2014
08:34 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Super PACs make the dictionary

(CNN) - They've been a major force in campaign politics the past four years, and now super PACs are becoming an official part of our language.

The term has made the dictionary, with Merriam-Webster recently creating an entry for "super PAC," publishing it on its online unabridged edition.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
March 16th, 2014
04:24 PM ET
1 month ago

Sunday Chatter: Putin, 2014 and the missing Malaysian airplane

Two international events filled the Sunday political talk shows: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move in Crimea and Ukraine and the mystery surrounding the bizarre and puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:

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Filed under: Dan Pfeiffer • Dick Durbin • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Mike Rogers • Peter King • Reince Priebus • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vladimir Putin
Former Boston mayor battling cancer
March 16th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
1 month ago

Former Boston mayor battling cancer

Washington (CNN) - A report revealed late Saturday evening Boston's longtime former mayor, Thomas Menino, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer.

In an extensive interview with the Boston Globe's Brian McGrory and Andrew Ryan, Menino, who retired after holding Boston's top job for over 20 years in January, disclosed that cancer has spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
Sunday Chatter: GOP hold up ‘Obama-is-weak’ card; GOP angling
March 9th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
1 month ago

Sunday Chatter: GOP hold up ‘Obama-is-weak’ card; GOP angling

The Sunday political talk shows were stacked with Republicans, and most of them said President Barack Obama has repeatedly showed weakness in his foreign policy, bolstering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s resolve and agenda in Ukraine.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:

Obama is not weak: Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, defended the President and his response to Putin’s advancement in the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Obama administration • Paul Ryan • Rand Paul • Russia • Ted Cruz • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vladimir Putin
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