Holder: Donald Sterling not the real issue
May 17th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Holder: Donald Sterling not the real issue

(CNN) - Outbursts like Donald Sterling's recorded rant or Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's controversial comments are not the real problem, says Attorney General Eric Holder.

"More subtle" forms of racism that "cut deeper" cause the real harm, he argued Saturday.

In a commencement speech at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, Holder used the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that desegregated schools to highlight inequalities that persist today.

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May 12th, 2014
04:49 PM ET
5 months ago

Candidate locked in close primary contest with Clay Aiken dies

(CNN) – Keith Crisco, a businessman who was locked in a close primary race for a Democratic congressional seat in North Carolina with Clay Aiken, died on Monday.

He died at home in Asheboro around 1 p.m., according to the North Carolina Democratic Party. Other details were not immediately clear. He was 71.

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May 12th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
5 months ago

Rubio says humans aren't behind climate change

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio says he doesn't believe humans are causing climate change and doesn't think any action can reverse course.

This as a new White House report indicated that Rubio's home state of Florida is one of the most vulnerable to rising sea levels.

"I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it," the first term senator said Sunday on ABC "This Week," after being asked by ABC News' Jon Karl whether humans were contributing to the heating up of the planet.

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May 11th, 2014
07:04 PM ET
5 months ago

Political Chatter: All eyes on Putin, Clinton and Shinseki

(CNN) – Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Crimea Friday in what many journalists and policymakers in Washington have dubbed a “victory lap” for the thrice-elected Soviet leader. But should the United States be doing more to sanction Putin for his aggression in the region?

On the eve of Ukraine’s election, journalists on Sunday focused whether the current steps taken by the White House are working to weaken Russia’s aggression in the region and what Putin’s march into Crimea could signify about what is next for Ukraine.

Washington influencers also discussed hot topics such as the Nigerian kidnappings, a reignited Benghazi debate on Capitol Hill, Monica Lewinsky’s new essay after 10 years of silence, and the bureaucratic backlog scandal that has many calling for the Veterans Affairs secretary to resign.

If you missed the Sunday political talk shows, we’ll get you up to speed on the latest events and opinion in Washington with this comprehensive roundup of all things political:

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May 7th, 2014
06:41 PM ET
5 months ago

Lynne Cheney: Partisanship is a Madisonian principle

(CNN) – Lynne Cheney has spent decades studying and admiring the nation's fourth president, James Madison.

Her new book, "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" is a labor of political admiration that began five years ago and culminated in a historical journey in which Madison, the father of the Constitution, also becomes a prophet of productive conservatism.

She considers his impact generally under-appreciated but incredibly profound.

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That time Rand Paul wore a baseball uniform to a speech
May 7th, 2014
01:26 PM ET
5 months ago

That time Rand Paul wore a baseball uniform to a speech

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul's unconventional style in politics apparently extends to his wardrobe, as well.

The Kentucky Republican delivered a speech Wednesday morning while wearing a baseball uniform–white pants and all.
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Oregon governor performs CPR on woman
May 6th, 2014
02:44 AM ET
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Oregon governor performs CPR on woman

(CNN) - A night out to dinner became a night of rescue for the governor of Oregon.

Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, was on the way to dinner Monday evening and noticed a woman in need of help in downtown Portland.

Kitzhaber ordered his driver to stop and performed CPR on the unconscious woman, according to CNN Affiliate KOIN.

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Wisconsin voter ID law struck down by federal judge
April 29th, 2014
04:56 PM ET
5 months ago

Wisconsin voter ID law struck down by federal judge

(CNN) - Wisconsin became the latest state to have its voter identification law struck down by the courts, with a federal judge in Milwaukee on Tuesday concluding that opponents of the requirement have shown it has a "disproportionate impact" on many voters.

Judge Lynn Adelman in Milwaukee ruled the requirement that voters present one of nine forms of government-approved photo ID was in violation of the landmark Voting Rights Act. He issued an injunction blocking enforcement of the law. A state judge had earlier tossed out the law on similar legal grounds.
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Amid age critiques, Clinton urges ending age discrimination
April 23rd, 2014
05:42 PM ET
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Amid age critiques, Clinton urges ending age discrimination

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used remarks at a women's leadership conference in Boston to urge more female participation and, in a new comment for the former first lady, pushed to end age discrimination of women.

The push from Clinton, which came largely unprovoked and in the last question of the Wednesday event, is especially interesting considering a chorus of Republicans who are charging that Clinton will be too old to run for president in 2016.
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April 20th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Political chatter: Three different takes on Ukraine, the role of the Pope and midterm politics

What will happen in Ukraine depends on who you ask. Officials from Russia, Ukraine and the United States appeared on the political talk shows to spin their narrative of events on the ground in the eastern European country embroiled in turmoil.

If you spent the Easter holiday doing something other than watching the Sunday political talk shows but want to get up to speed on this Monday morning for the week ahead, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive take on all-things politics.

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