Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’
August 18th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
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Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’

(CNN) – Asked if there was a general problem in the United States with the way police deal with young African-American men, Gov. Chris Christie argued people shouldn’t be quick “to make generalizations.”

“Whatever happened in Ferguson, we have a justice system in this country that will be able to make that judgment, and if there are people who need to be held accountable, I'm confident they will be,” the New Jersey Republican said in a response to a question by WNYC’s Matt Katz.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Missouri • Rand Paul
Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who left GOP in memorable political drama, dies
August 18th, 2014
12:20 PM ET
4 days ago

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who left GOP in memorable political drama, dies

(CNN) – Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he left the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

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Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad
August 18th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
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Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton isn't running for Congress in Virginia's 10th district. But you wouldn't know that based on a Democratic super PAC web ad targeting the race.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and likely presidential contender in 2016, is featured prominently in a House Majority PAC web ad released Monday that looks to target Barbara Comstock, the Republican nominee for the northern Virginia seat.

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Filed under: Ads • Hillary Clinton • Virginia
Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa
August 18th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
4 days ago

Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry next month, according to organizers, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

Former President Bill Clinton will also speak at the September 14 event, according to a release about the steak fry.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa
Obama on hiatus from vacation with Iraq, Ferguson on his agenda
August 18th, 2014
09:24 AM ET
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Obama on hiatus from vacation with Iraq, Ferguson on his agenda

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama returned to the White House late Sunday night, taking the unusual step of interrupting his Martha's Vineyard vacation for two days.

The short visit was announced on August 6, the day before Obama authorized targeted airstrikes in Iraq aimed at protecting U.S. personnel and preventing a potential genocide of minorities by terrorist group ISIS.

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Filed under: President Obama
Christie dances in the Hamptons
August 18th, 2014
08:29 AM ET
4 days ago

Christie dances in the Hamptons

(CNN) – He's back on the dance floor.

Two months after Gov. Chris Christie showed off his moves on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, the New Jersey Republican was swinging his hips again this weekend, this time in the Hamptons with a roomful of celebrities.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie
Rogers: ‘Never say never’ for combat troops in Iraq
August 17th, 2014
02:56 PM ET
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Rogers: ‘Never say never’ for combat troops in Iraq

Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Mike Rogers told CNN Sunday he’ll “never say never” to the possibility of U.S. combat troops returning to the ground in Iraq to fight Islamic extremists.

The question has come up in recent weeks as the Obama administration has watched the Iraqi leadership stumble in a bitter war against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, cautioned that he doesn’t think sending in combat troops is necessarily beneficial at this point. But he also said President Obama is giving away too much strategically by placing such strict limits on the U.S. military role up front. FULL POST


Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • Mike Rogers • President Obama
August 17th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
4 days ago

Perry has no regrets about veto, critic tells CNN that’s not the point

Washington (CNN) - In a defiant interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said again that despite a recent indictment, he wouldn’t take back the veto threat that triggered the legal action. However, the leader of a Texas watchdog group told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday the veto isn’t the issue.

It’s a complicated case with long-term political implications. On Friday, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts related to his efforts to try and force a Democratic district attorney to resign after a DWI. FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • Michael McCrum • Rick Perry • Rosemary Lehmberg • Texas • TV-State of the Union
August 17th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
4 days ago

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Political fallout from teen’s shooting

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Missouri Democratic family feud, a Kentucky Senate tactic worth tracking and some new nuggets about the busy 2016 GOP presidential maneuvering made for an action packed trip around the Inside Politics table: FULL POST

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted
August 15th, 2014
07:28 PM ET
4 days ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was indicted on Friday on charges relating to his efforts to try and force a local district attorney to resign.

A Travis County grand jury handed up the charges.

The two counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his threat to veto funding for a public integrity unit run by the DA, who had been arrested on a drunk driving charge.

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Filed under: Rick Perry • Texas
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