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.
(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.
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."
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.
(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.
(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.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 14, 2014 | 5 p.m.
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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.
(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."
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.
Washington (CNN) - Redeploying a major argument from the battle over traditional cigarettes, a dozen Democratic members of Congress released a report on Monday concluding that electronic cigarettes “aggressively (promote) their products by using techniques and venues that appeal to youth” and should be strictly regulated like the non-electronic versions.
“E-cigarette manufactures don’t have to play by the same rules (as traditional cigarette makers),” said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California, one of the leaders behind the investigation.