August 28th, 2014
03:15 PM ET
2 days ago

Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton broke her silence Thursday on the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, telling an audience of technology investors that the United States "can do better."

Her statement, which came at the end of her prepared remarks to the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, was the first time Clinton spoke about the protests since they began earlier this month, and her comments came after civil rights leaders had called on Clinton to weigh in.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Missouri
Rand Paul blasts Clinton, Obama policy on Syria
August 28th, 2014
01:25 PM ET
2 days ago

Rand Paul blasts Clinton, Obama policy on Syria

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul continued his recent blitz against Hillary Clinton as a “war hawk,” blasting the former secretary of state for having a “shoot first” foreign policy.

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, the Kentucky Republican highlighted Clinton’s advocacy to arm Syrian rebels when she was the nation’s top diplomat.

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Filed under: Iraq • Rand Paul • Syria
Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again
August 28th, 2014
12:44 PM ET
2 days ago

Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again

(CNN) – Mary Burke, Wisconsin's Democratic nominee for governor, will not appear in public with Barack Obama when the President travels to Milwaukee on Monday to mark Labor Day in the key 2014 battleground state.

The President and Burke are both scheduled to attend Milwaukee's annual "Laborfest" celebration, a gathering of union activists that play a critical organizing role in Democratic politics.

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Filed under: Mary Burke • President Obama • Wisconsin
Labor's Trumka: Hillary Clinton is 'very, very qualified to be president'
August 28th, 2014
10:57 AM ET
2 days ago

Labor's Trumka: Hillary Clinton is 'very, very qualified to be president'

Washington (CNN) - Richard Trumka is not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. But that may be because, as he says, "there is no there, there."

At a breakfast with journalists on Thursday, the labor icon and president of the AFL-CIO spoke highly of Clinton, the former secretary of state and favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, but he did raise some questions that he hopes Clinton will answer if she runs.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Richard Trumka
August 28th, 2014
12:20 AM ET
2 days ago

McConnell: 'Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns'

(CNN) – In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year.

"Of course not. Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns," McConnell told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

"It's a failed policy," he said of shutdowns.

 

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Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll
August 27th, 2014
06:15 PM ET
2 days ago

Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll

(CNN) – Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker can’t seem to shake Democrat Mary Burke, the Trek bicycle executive, in her bid to unseat in him November's election.

The latest polling shows the race statistically tied.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
August 27th, 2014
05:21 PM ET
2 days ago

Gillibrand says fellow lawmaker called her 'porky'

(CNN) – Sen. Kristen Gillibrand said she's experienced sexism working on Capitol Hill from some of her male colleagues - one of whom, she said, warned her of getting "porky" after she had a baby.

The New York Democrat recounted the story to People magazine in an interview posted Wednesday promoting her book "Off the Sidelines," due out in September.

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Filed under: Kirsten Gillibrand
White House: Prospect of government shutdown won’t stop immigration action
August 27th, 2014
05:05 PM ET
2 days ago

White House: Prospect of government shutdown won’t stop immigration action

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama won’t forestall upcoming executive actions on immigration amid Republican threats of another government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday.

Obama is currently weighing ways to make changes to the immigration system on his own after Congressional action on the issue stalled. Some GOP lawmakers have suggested holding up a bill funding federal agencies if Obama takes unilateral action as promised.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Immigration
August 27th, 2014
04:17 PM ET
3 days ago

McConnell to CNN: Obama would have ‘a lot of congressional support’ for action against ISIS

Nicholasville, Kentucky (CNN) – Sen. Mitch McConnell knew how surprising it was going to sound to room full of Kentucky voters that he backs President Barack Obama on something.

"I think the President now, at this point - this will shock you when I say it - at this point, is doing the right thing,” he said Wednesday in a speech to the Chamber of Commerce here.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mitch McConnell • President Obama
Poll suggests Romney on top in Iowa if he runs again
August 27th, 2014
02:23 PM ET
3 days ago

Poll suggests Romney on top in Iowa if he runs again

(CNN) - He keeps saying no to third run for the White House, but another new poll – this time in Iowa – indicates Mitt Romney would be the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination if he changes his mind.

A USA Today/Suffolk University survey of Iowa voters released Wednesday should add to the feeding frenzy over a possible 2016 presidential bid by the 2012 GOP nominee. While the former Massachusetts governor's repeatedly said he's not running again, the attention such speculation captures is a sign of the wide open nature right now of the upcoming Republican nomination race.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney
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