April 20th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
6 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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Filed under: 2014 • Boston Marathon bombing • Obamacare • Pope Francis • Russia • Ukraine • Uncategorized
White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber
April 18th, 2014
08:49 PM ET
6 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
6 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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Filed under: DCCC • IRS • Kathleen Sebelius • NRCC • Obamacare • Rand Paul • Sylvia Mathews Burwell • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vance McAllister • Vladimir Putin
President’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, dies
April 8th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
7 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
7 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
7 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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Filed under: Inside Politics • Jeb Bush • President Obama • Uncategorized
April 6th, 2014
03:58 PM ET
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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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