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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Filed under: Campaign finance • CIA • Fort Hood • Obamacare • Uncategorized
Political Circus: Big Papi, big selfies, big deals
April 4th, 2014
04:14 PM ET
5 months ago

Political Circus: Big Papi, big selfies, big deals

(CNN) – It was all fun and games cheesing it up with the President. That is until it was discovered that David “Big Papi” Ortiz had a deal with Samsung to snap shots with their Galaxy mobile phone during the Red Sox visit to the White House and tweet those pictures.

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April 2nd, 2014
09:34 AM ET
5 months ago

Inside Politics: GOP responds to Obamacare enrollment with new repeal plan

Our morning look Inside Politics:

7.1 million enrolled: President Obama on Tuesday crowed in the Rose Garden about meeting the health care law’s open enrollment goal for private insurance. And he had a message for Republicans who continue to oppose it.

Here’s the good, long, meaty quote from Obama’s speech:

“This law is doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s working. It’s helping people from coast to coast, all of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people, or undermine the law, or try to repeal the law without offering any plausible alternative so hard to understand. I’ve got to admit, I don’t get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance? Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked. There are still no death panels. Armageddon has not arrived. Instead, this law is helping millions of Americans, and in the coming years it will help millions more.”

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Dick Cheney • Inside Politics • Obamacare • Paul Ryan • Uncategorized
Rep. Terry was late to hearing, and his excuse necessitated an apology
April 1st, 2014
10:22 PM ET
5 months ago

Rep. Terry was late to hearing, and his excuse necessitated an apology

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska had to issue an apology Tuesday after remarks he made explaining his late arrival to a hearing on the botched General Motors recall.

“I’m sorry for being late but my plane was canceled for mechanical reasons, probably an ignition switch,” Terry said to the committee.
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CNN's GUT CHECK for April 1, 2014
April 1st, 2014
05:46 PM ET
5 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for April 1, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 1, 2014 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

THE WHITE HOUSE TAKES A VICTORY LAP ON OBAMACARE…
President Obama hailed the success of the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, announcing that 7.1 million people have signed up for Obamacare.

“Despite several lost weeks out of the gate because of problems with the website, 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through these market places,” Obama said at the White House. “Seven point one!”

To opponents of the healthcare law, the president sent a clear message: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” He added, “History is not kind to those who would deny Americans their economic security.”

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check • Uncategorized
April 1st, 2014
09:29 AM ET
5 months ago

Inside Politics: A policy win and a political price for Obamacare

 “On Track” for 7 million Obamacare Enrollments – How close will the Obama administration be able to come to 7 million?

After a surge of interest on enrollment deadline day on Monday, a senior administration official told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Tuesday that Obamacare is now on track to hit that original White House target for enrollment on the federal and state health insurance exchanges.

President Obama plans a 4:15 p.m. ET White House event to talk about the big news for his signature legislative achievement.

Acosta was told that a "crush" of consumers shattered previous records of visitors to HealthCare.gov and calls to enrollment support centers, raising optimism.

There were more than 4.8 million visits to HealthCare.gov and 2 million calls to call centers Monday, an administration official said.

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March 30th, 2014
04:04 PM ET
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
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