Live blog: Obama holds year-end news conference
December 20th, 2013
02:21 PM ET
4 months ago

Live blog: Obama holds year-end news conference

(CNN) – President Barack Obama gives a year-end news conference.

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December 20th, 2013
02:02 PM ET
4 months ago

6 reasons why 2013 was a bad year for Obama

Washington (CNN) – How bad of a year was 2013 for President Barack Obama? The economy is strengthening as he starts to wind down America's longest war, but his poll numbers are the lowest since he took office almost five years ago.

Usually, a growing economy and bringing the troops home mean public love for the commander-in-chief, but not this time.

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Senate approves budget, sends to Obama
December 18th, 2013
05:17 PM ET
4 months ago

Senate approves budget, sends to Obama

Washington (CNN) – For the first time in what seems like ages, Congress has passed a government spending plan without resorting to last-minute brinkmanship such as midnight negotiations to prevent an imminent government shutdown.

The Senate voted 64-36 on Wednesday to send the compromise federal budget framework to President Barack Obama, who has signaled his support.

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Bipartisan push for Yes to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame falls short
December 17th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
4 months ago

Bipartisan push for Yes to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame falls short

(CNN) - A bipartisan group of political operatives leading a grassroots movement to induct pioneering British rock group Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has failed.

Republican political operative John Brabender joined forces in August with Democratic strategist Tad Devine and other operatives spanning the political spectrum to create the "Voices for Yes" campaign, aimed at inducting the beloved group into the celebrated club.
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U.S. Rep. Trey Radel faces House ethics probe
December 16th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
4 months ago

U.S. Rep. Trey Radel faces House ethics probe

(CNN) - The House Ethics Committee will investigate U.S. Rep. Trey Radel after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession last month.

The freshman Florida Republican previously announced he would take a leave of absence and entered a drug treatment facility after he admitted buying cocaine from an undercover agent.
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Poll: Wheels up, phones off
December 11th, 2013
03:20 PM ET
4 months ago

Poll: Wheels up, phones off

(CNN) - It may be the only redeeming part of cramming into airplane with a hundred strangers during holiday travel - no one can talk on cell phone. And a new national poll indicates Americans want to keep it that way.

The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal to lift a ban on the use of cell phones on airlines to give flyers the same access to communication services as they have on the ground.
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December 4th, 2013
04:26 PM ET
5 months ago

Bashir resigns from MSNBC over Palin comments

(CNN) – MSNBC host Martin Bashir said in a statement Wednesday that he would resign from the network following comments he made about former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Bashir apologized on-air last month after suggesting that Palin deserved graphic punishment for comparing U.S. foreign debt to slavery. Palin later canceled an appearance on NBC's "Today."
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Warren: 'I'm not running for president'
December 4th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
5 months ago

Warren: 'I'm not running for president'

(CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "not running for president" in 2016 and the Massachusetts Democrat is pledging to "serve out" her term, which goes through 2018.

The freshman Senator, who's a darling of many progressives, made her comments Wednesday at a news conference for Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh.

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Voters decide: Panda cub is baby Bao Bao
December 1st, 2013
01:44 PM ET
5 months ago

Voters decide: Panda cub is baby Bao Bao

Washington (CNN) - After a torrid, mud-drenched and bamboo-shoot-filled campaign, all the votes have been counted and the fluffiest member of the National Zoo elite has a name.

After three weeks of voting, the Smithsonian National unveiled the name of the newly christened giant panda cub: Bao Bao.

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Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan
November 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan

Washington (CNN) - Forty-one percent.

That's where President Barack Obama's approval rating stands this Thanksgiving, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the latest national surveys asking Americans to assess the job he is doing.
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