Tax poll: Is the middle class paying too much?
April 15th, 2014
01:12 PM ET
19 hours ago

Tax poll: Is the middle class paying too much?

(CNN) – Just under half of all Americans (49%) believe the middle class pays too much in taxes, according to a new Gallup survey released Tuesday, the deadline for income earners to file their tax returns.

That level is up from 42% last year and marks the highest number since 1999, when 59% felt the middle class was dishing out more cash to the government than needed.
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Filed under: Polls • Taxes
April 15th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
19 hours ago

Inside Politics in 90 seconds: Putin, Obama, Pulitzer

CNN Chief National Correspondent John King gives this morning’s political headlines in 90 seconds: Obama calls Putin, Obamacare numbers, and Pulitzer prizes for Snowden coverage.


Filed under: Inside Politics
April 15th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
17 hours ago

Landrieu touts fight for oil and gas jobs in new ad

(CNN) - Pushing back after months of negative television commercials from pro-Republican outside groups, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is taking to the airwaves Tuesday with a new ad that touts her efforts on behalf of the oil and gas industry, which employs 300,000 people in the state.

The one-minute long spot shows Louisiana residents at home, at a restaurant, and at work, watching news clips of the three-term senator.

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Filed under: 2014 • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu • Senate • Senate Race
Authors to write sequel on 'the next chapter in Clinton's political career'
April 15th, 2014
10:31 AM ET
21 hours ago

Authors to write sequel on 'the next chapter in Clinton's political career'

Washington (CNN) - Even though Hillary Clinton has yet to announce whether she will run for president or not in 2016, two authors who chronicled her years at State are already set to write about the next chapter in the former first lady's political life.

Crown Publishing announced on Tuesday that Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, the authors of the recently released "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton," are set to write another book about Clinton "as she determines her next move."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Poll: No partisan divide over Boston marathon investigation
April 15th, 2014
09:41 AM ET
22 hours ago

Poll: No partisan divide over Boston marathon investigation

Washington (CNN) - It's rare to find an issue on which Democrats and Republicans agree, but according to a new national poll, they see eye-to-eye on how the Boston Marathon bombing investigation was handled.

An ABC News/Washington Post survey indicates that two-thirds of Americans approve of how the federal government investigated the bombings. The poll's Tuesday release comes on the first anniversary of the attacks near the finish line of the marathon, which killed three people and injured at least 264.

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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Polls
April 15th, 2014
08:46 AM ET
22 hours ago

Will Chelsea Clinton go into the family business?

(CNN) - Chelsea Clinton is once again keeping the door open to a possible run for office in the future.

"I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives. If at some point that weren't the case, and I didn't support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators - and I'm lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know - maybe then I'd have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer," Clinton said in an interview with Fast Company magazine.

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton
April 14th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
1 day ago

Woman faces federal charges for allegedly throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton

(CNN) - An Arizona woman now faces federal charges for allegedly throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton.

Alison Ernst, 36, was arrested on Monday in Phoenix, the Secret Service said.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
CNN's GUT CHECK for April 14, 2014
April 14th, 2014
07:08 PM ET
1 day ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for April 14, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 14, 2014 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

GUARDIAN, WASHINGTON POST WIN PULITZER FOR NSA COVERAGE … The Washington Post and the Guardian were awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs.

According to the Pulitzer website, their reporting was “marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.”

The Boston Globe also won for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, which occurred one year ago on Tuesday. The Globe newsroom held a moment of silence.

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
Tea party primary challenger ad says Boehner has 'Electile Dysfunction'
April 14th, 2014
05:04 PM ET
1 day ago

Tea party primary challenger ad says Boehner has 'Electile Dysfunction'

(CNN) - It's not the first time House Speaker John Boehner's name has been used to make a sophomoric sex joke, but it could be the most memorable.

The Ohio Republican's primary opponent, tea party-backed J.D. Winteregg, is using Boehner's name in a parody themed campaign ad, which accuses the longtime congressman of having "Electile Dysfunction."

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Filed under: 2014 • John Boehner
Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority
April 14th, 2014
03:01 PM ET
2 days ago

Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority

New York (CNN) - Another New Jersey representative on the board of commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is stepping aside, according to several sources with knowledge of the commissioner's plan to hand in his resignation.

Commissioner Anthony Sartor was appointed to his position in 1999 by then-Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Whitman. He continued to serve at the pleasure of several governors including Chris Christie. Sartor is expected to resign soon.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
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