Paul Ryan gets constituent pushback over 'inner city' comments
March 20th, 2014
05:12 PM ET
5 months ago

Paul Ryan gets constituent pushback over 'inner city' comments

(CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan's recent comments about men in inner cities not valuing the “culture of work” have continued to draw outrage - this time from one of his Wisconsin constituents.

At town-hall style meeting on Wednesday, an African-American man identified by NBC as Alfonso Gardner took the Republican congressman to task for his remarks.

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Robert Strauss, former Democratic Party chair, dies at 95
March 19th, 2014
09:15 PM ET
5 months ago

Robert Strauss, former Democratic Party chair, dies at 95

(CNN) - Robert Strauss, a prominent Democratic figure who led the party at a crucial time and advised presidents, died on Wednesday, his law firm said. He was 95.

Strauss took over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during a tumultuous period following George McGovern's landslide loss to Richard Nixon in 1972, and saw it through Jimmy Carter's election in 1976.

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Super PACs make the dictionary
March 19th, 2014
08:34 AM ET
5 months ago

Super PACs make the dictionary

(CNN) - They've been a major force in campaign politics the past four years, and now super PACs are becoming an official part of our language.

The term has made the dictionary, with Merriam-Webster recently creating an entry for "super PAC," publishing it on its online unabridged edition.

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March 16th, 2014
04:24 PM ET
6 months ago

Sunday Chatter: Putin, 2014 and the missing Malaysian airplane

Two international events filled the Sunday political talk shows: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move in Crimea and Ukraine and the mystery surrounding the bizarre and puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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

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Filed under: Dan Pfeiffer • Dick Durbin • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Mike Rogers • Peter King • Reince Priebus • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vladimir Putin
Former Boston mayor battling cancer
March 16th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
6 months ago

Former Boston mayor battling cancer

Washington (CNN) - A report revealed late Saturday evening Boston's longtime former mayor, Thomas Menino, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer.

In an extensive interview with the Boston Globe's Brian McGrory and Andrew Ryan, Menino, who retired after holding Boston's top job for over 20 years in January, disclosed that cancer has spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

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Sunday Chatter: GOP hold up ‘Obama-is-weak’ card; GOP angling
March 9th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
6 months ago

Sunday Chatter: GOP hold up ‘Obama-is-weak’ card; GOP angling

The Sunday political talk shows were stacked with Republicans, and most of them said President Barack Obama has repeatedly showed weakness in his foreign policy, bolstering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s resolve and agenda in Ukraine.

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

Obama is not weak: Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, defended the President and his response to Putin’s advancement in the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Obama administration • Paul Ryan • Rand Paul • Russia • Ted Cruz • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vladimir Putin
March 9th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
6 months ago

Empty your notebook: Scott Brown sending signals that he intends to jump in and 5 other things you learned on ‘Inside Politics’

1. GOP JITTERS IN FLORIDA: The special House election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District is Tuesday, but many plugged-in Republicans there are predicting defeat – and are already finger pointing.

It’s a competitive district, but the seat has been in GOP hands for decades, so a win by Democrat Alex Sink would sting the GOP, and no doubt set off a round of debate about the party’s midterm election strategy – despite the fact history suggests the results of special elections often say very little about what will happen come November.

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CPAC: 'Las Vegas' for young conservatives
March 6th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
6 months ago

CPAC: 'Las Vegas' for young conservatives

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – Potential Republican presidential candidates take the stage, hoping to generate a buzz. But the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, has a lot more happening outside the massive, big-screened adorned ballroom where conservatives take the stage.

It's a conference where thousands of young Republicans from colleges across the country come to network and possibly meet Mr. or Ms. Right. It's a marketing bonanza for authors and organizations. It's a place to wear your favorite American flag underwear. This is CPAC - CPAC beyond the headline-making political speeches.

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Sunday chatter: Make Putin take notice
March 2nd, 2014
03:45 PM ET
6 months ago

Sunday chatter: Make Putin take notice

(CNN) - Russia’s escalation in Ukraine dominated the political talk shows Sunday morning. American politicians and Obama administration officials are calling Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deployment of troops to the Russian-friendly Crimean peninsula the latest provocation in a troubling series of events.

It’s also the latest foreign policy challenge facing President Barack Obama, whose tenure has been plagued by international crises ranging from two wars, an unruly North Korea and uprisings in the Middle East.

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

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Obamacare enrollment hits 4 million, push underway to hit revised goal
February 25th, 2014
08:48 PM ET
6 months ago

Obamacare enrollment hits 4 million, push underway to hit revised goal

Updated 8:48 p.m. ET, 2/25/2014

(CNN) – Some 700,000 people have enrolled in Obamacare so far in February, raising total enrollment to roughly 4 million with a little more than a month to go before the sign-up deadline expires to get insurance this year.

The new figures for state and federal exchanges released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday illustrate participation in the sweeping initiative continues to grow steadily, a point raised by President Barack Obama at a White House event later in the day.

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