Oregon governor performs CPR on woman
May 6th, 2014
02:44 AM ET
4 months ago

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
4 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
4 months ago

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
4 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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White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber
April 18th, 2014
08:49 PM ET
4 months ago

White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the People" Whitehouse.gov petition system allows the Executive Office to dodge comments "to avoid the appearance of improper influence."

Although the official response did not address the petition's position directly, the White House did drop a few Bieber references, while making its case for the President's immigration plan.

 

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April 13th, 2014
04:20 PM ET
4 months ago

Sunday Chatter: The midterms, Sebelius' legacy and Burwell's future

The Sunday political talk shows waded into controversial territory. Missed them? We've got you covered with the most important parts of Sunday’s political chatter.

2014: Sitting side by side on CNN’s “State of the Union” - a rarity these days on political shows, where members of opposing parties often appear during different segments to talk about the same topics - Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, addressed the challenges they both face in the upcoming midterm elections.

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President’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, dies
April 8th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
4 months ago

President’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, dies

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's aunt has died in Boston after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to her immigration lawyer.

Margaret W. Wong and Associates released a statement Tuesday that Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, Barack Obama, Sr., had died on Monday in Boston.

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April 7th, 2014
06:11 PM ET
4 months ago

Married congressman 'sorry' after seen kissing staffer in video

(CNN) – Newly elected Rep. Vance McAllister asked for forgiveness from God, his family and his constituents after a local newspaper published what it said was surveillance video of the married Louisiana Republican making out with a female staffer.

"There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness. I'm asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve. Trust is something I know has to be earned whether your (sic) a husband, a father, or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I've disappointed,” McAllister said in a statement.
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April 7th, 2014
09:09 AM ET
5 months ago

Inside Politics: Jeb Bush says immigration is an "act of love"; Will his party agree?

Jeb Bush’s “act of love” vs. President Obama as “deporter-in-chief”: The Republican Party base has recently shown no love for candidates who talk about the need for compassion in dealing with undocumented immigrants.

In 2012, for instance, Mitt Romney used the issue of immigration to distinguish himself from rivals like Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, who wanted to let the children of undocumented immigrants stay in the country.

So it was a bit jarring over the weekend to hear Jeb Bush say that coming to the country illegally shouldn’t really be viewed as a felony.

"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love; it's an act of commitment to your family," Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at town hall event at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center.

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April 6th, 2014
03:58 PM ET
5 months ago

Sunday Chatter: Fort Hood, damning CIA report, campaign finance and Obamacare

The Sunday political talk shows covered all the top political news of the week, ranging from the deadly shooting at Fort Hood, to a report about interrogation methods at the CIA, to the Affordable Care Act.

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

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