Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Giffords’ group
April 23rd, 2014
03:07 PM ET
1 day ago

Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Giffords’ group

Washington (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser in Manhattan on Wednesday evening for the gun control group founded by former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, a source familiar with the event confirmed to CNN.

Approximately 50 people will attend the fundraiser for the group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, at a private home.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
April 23rd, 2014
01:54 PM ET
1 day ago

Georgia governor signs gun law

Ellijay, Georgia (CNN) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 - which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" - specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions for taking guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

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Filed under: Georgia • Gun control • Gun rights
New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states
April 23rd, 2014
12:41 PM ET
1 day ago

New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states

(CNN) - New polls in four southern states that could determine whether the Democrats keep control of the Senate in this November's midterm elections indicate close contests.

And according to the New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation surveys, released Wednesday, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are in the low 30's in two of those states and hovering at or just above the 40% mark in the other two states. Republicans are trying to frame the midterm contests as a referendum on the President and on his federal health care law, better known as Obamacare.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Kay Hagan • Kentucky • Louisiana • Mark Pryor • Mary Landrieu • Mitch McConnell • North Carolina • Senate • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
Zing! Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert
April 23rd, 2014
12:13 PM ET
1 day ago

Zing! Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.

The morning after Letterman was joined by his successor Steve Colbert on "The Late Show," Christie made his excitement for Letterman's departure known in a tweet.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • David Letterman
Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency
April 23rd, 2014
11:04 AM ET
1 day ago

Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

New York (CNNMoney) – The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

More than $2.8 million, plus thousands of hours of paid time-off, were doled out over two years to employees who had recently been disciplined for various types of misconduct, according to an audit report. About $1 million of that money was given as bonuses to 1,100 employees who were in trouble over tax related issues.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • IRS
Poll: Kentucky voters split on a potential Rand Paul presidential campaign
April 23rd, 2014
10:35 AM ET
1 day ago

Poll: Kentucky voters split on a potential Rand Paul presidential campaign

(CNN) – A new poll indicates about a third of Kentucky voters want their home-state senator, Rand Paul, to run for president, while another third want him to stay out of the 2016 race.

According to a New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation survey released Tuesday, 31% of registered voters in the Bluegrass State say "yes" to a Paul presidential bid, compared to 34% who prefer the first term senator to avoid the presidential horse race.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Polls • Rand Paul
First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance
April 23rd, 2014
10:17 AM ET
1 day ago

First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance

(CNN) — Joe Scarborough, the morning show pundit, author and presidential buzz-stirrer, will speak to the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting next month, a GOP source told CNN on Wednesday.

The MSNBC host will attend the May 3 meeting in Concord to discuss his new book about the future of the Republican Party and take questions from members of the state party. FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire
April 23rd, 2014
10:00 AM ET
22 hours ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: Good Congress, bad Congress

Good Congress, Bad Congress – You could get intellectual whiplash watching some of the campaign commercials starting to emerge from Democrats in 2014.

Take Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn wants her dad’s old job. She’s running as a Democrat to fill the Georgia Senate seat he held as a Democrat for 25 years, from 1972 until 1997.

But Georgia politics and the Democratic Party have changed a lot in the meantime. Nunn is running as a political outsider and her first TV ad makes clear she wants voters to think she’ll have her sights set on Washington and members of Congress if they send her to Capitol Hill.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Michelle Nunn
First on CNN: Romney takes sides in GOP primary battle
April 23rd, 2014
08:46 AM ET
13 hours ago

First on CNN: Romney takes sides in GOP primary battle

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California - the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

CNN has learned that Wednesday Romney will endorse Tony Strickland for Congress in California's 25th district, to succeed longtime GOP Rep. Buck McKeon. The House Armed Services committee chairman announced in January that he wouldn't run for re-election this November.

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Filed under: 2014 • GOP • Mitt Romney • Republican Party
Christie issues tough talk, warns of economic disaster
April 22nd, 2014
09:21 PM ET
1 day ago

Christie issues tough talk, warns of economic disaster

Washington (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie offered some strong rhetoric to his colleagues from New Jersey Tuesday night, cautioning that if they don't further overhaul the state's pension system, they could set their state on a path toward financial ruin.

"It's time to dig in and make a few people unhappy so that the greater good can be achieved," Christie said at an event in Washington.
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Filed under: Chris Christie
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