Book club with political bent
April 22nd, 2014
08:11 AM ET
1 day ago

Book club with political bent

Washington (CNN) - A leading grassroots liberal group is forming a book club to try and help boost Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book to best seller status.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announcement Tuesday that it's forming a national progressive book club comes on the same day of the official book release from the freshman senator from Massachusetts. The group is encouraging its nearly one million members to purchase Warren's memoir, titled "A Fighting Chance," and spread it on social media.

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Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • PCCC
McCain calls Russia a 'gas station'
April 22nd, 2014
05:13 AM ET
1 day ago

McCain calls Russia a 'gas station'

(CNN) - Mad that he won't be vacationing in Siberia because of sanctions, Sen. John McCain sounded off on all things Russia on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Tuesday.

The longtime GOP senator from Arizona, who earlier this year used his Twitter account to announce sanctions imposed on him by Russian President Vladimir Putin, joked about his overseas account.

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Filed under: John McCain • John McCcain • President Obama • Russia • Vladimir Putin
Christie on pot: Colorado law 'not the quality of life we want'
April 21st, 2014
08:47 PM ET
1 day ago

Christie on pot: Colorado law 'not the quality of life we want'

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that – Colorado.

Christie was asked by a caller on his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio program on New Jersey 101.5 about revenue and other business benefits of decriminalizing pot.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Colorado • Marijuana • New Jersey
April 21st, 2014
08:25 PM ET
1 day ago

Chris Christie says he's not been subpoenaed in bridge probe

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave a firm "no" Monday when asked if he's been subpoenaed personally as part of a federal investigation of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Christie made the comments on New Jersey 101.5's monthly "Ask the Governor" radio program.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Another N.J. bridge controversy brewing, and a familiar name surfaces
April 21st, 2014
06:48 PM ET
1 day ago

Another N.J. bridge controversy brewing, and a familiar name surfaces

(CNN) - The George Washington Bridge may not be the only one used in an apparent act of political retribution by appointees of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and a familiar name in that scandal has surfaced anew.

While suggestions that top Christie officials orchestrated traffic jams around the nation’s busiest bridge in Fort Lee last year have fueled months of controversy, details have surfaced about another span just to the south.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
April 21st, 2014
04:44 PM ET
1 day ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for April 21, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 21, 2014 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BIDEN TO UKRAINE … Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine on Monday for a brief and symbolic show of support for the government in Kiev. The trip comes at a troubled time. There are complaints on all sides about the framework reached last week among Russia, the United States and European Union to reduce tensions in the region. – Zach Wolf

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Obama names new White House counsel
April 21st, 2014
04:20 PM ET
2 days ago

Obama names new White House counsel

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama has tapped Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston as White House counsel, the White House said Monday.

He starts the second week in May, replacing Kathryn Ruemmler, one of the President's most trusted advisers.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Is Justin Bieber getting special treatment?
Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 13 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
April 21st, 2014
02:33 PM ET
2 days ago

Is Justin Bieber getting special treatment?

Washington (CNN) – Justin Bieber is allowed to stay in the United States - for now.

The White House won't comment on a petition signed by more than 270,000 asking for the pop star to be deported for his repeated starring role in famous-people-behaving-badly.

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Filed under: Immigration • White House
April 21st, 2014
01:07 PM ET
2 days ago

Obamas open up South Lawn to eager children for Easter Egg Roll

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Easter Bunny to welcome a crowd of children, parents and volunteers to the White House South Lawn on Monday for the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll.

The first couple walked onto the Truman Balcony, which overlooks the South Lawn, and the President wished everyone a "Happy Easter." As he looked out onto the crowd he added, "This is the biggest event we have at the White House all year long."

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • President Obama • White House
World of Clinton super PACs growing
April 21st, 2014
12:12 PM ET
2 days ago

World of Clinton super PACs growing

Washington (CNN) - How many variations of Hillary Clinton 2016 can you think of?

It's an operative question for those organizing super PACs around a possible Clinton run at the presidency in 2016. Here’s a partial list of what is already taken: HillaryPAC, Hillary For The Win, Time for Hillary, Ready for Hillary, Madam Hillary 2016 and Hillary Clinton Super PAC. FULL POST


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
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