Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes
August 22nd, 2014
12:14 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes

Washington (CNN) – Harry Reid, who faulted his 2010 Republican opponent for making an insensitive remark to Asian-Americans, cracked two Asian-themed jokes at a Las Vegas event Thursday.

"I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are," the Senate Majority Leader said to laughs from the audience at a Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce event.

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Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad
August 22nd, 2014
11:42 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee blasted Sen. Rand Paul on Friday for criticizing the President while on a foreign trip.

"America has a proud tradition of letting politics stop at the water’s edge, but Paul doesn’t think that tradition applies to him," Michael Czin, the DNC's press secretary, said in a memo to reporters. “Regardless of political party, we do not go abroad and slam our own because of policy differences.”

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Rand Paul
Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama
August 22nd, 2014
10:25 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney feels vindicated by Hillary Clinton.

At a book event for Rep. Paul Ryan, his former running mate, Romney said that Hillary Clinton distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy was reminiscent of the campaign he ran against the President.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan gleefully dumps ice water on Mitt Romney
August 22nd, 2014
10:05 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Paul Ryan gleefully dumps ice water on Mitt Romney

(CNN) – "It is cold."

That's what Mitt Romney said, letting out a slight chuckle after his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, dumped a bucket of ice water on his head.

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N.H. Poll: Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen statistically tied
August 21st, 2014
06:50 PM ET
2 weeks ago

N.H. Poll: Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen statistically tied

(CNN) - Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.

The WMUR Granite State Poll indicates Shaheen leads Brown 46% to 44%, with 9% of likely voters undecided. Because the margin is within the survey's sampling error, the candidates are statistically tied.

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Filed under: Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Polls • Scott Brown • Senate
Rick Perry: It’s possible ISIS has crossed southern border
August 21st, 2014
02:38 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Rick Perry: It’s possible ISIS has crossed southern border

Washington (CNN) – It’s a “very real possibility” that individuals with the extremist group ISIS may have crossed into the United States at the southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday, though he added he doesn’t have any evidence.

Because the border is insecure, Perry said that “individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be” taking advantage of the situation. “I think it's a very real possibility that they may have already used that,” he told an audience at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

“We have no clear evidence of that,” he continued.

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Filed under: Iraq • Rick Perry
White House: No concessions to hostage takers
August 21st, 2014
02:23 PM ET
2 weeks ago

White House: No concessions to hostage takers

Edgartown, Massachusetts (CNN) - National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden tells CNN that U.S. policy on ransom for hostage takers is clear. She said Thursday that it "does not grant concessions to hostage takers.”

“Doing so would only put more Americans at risk of being taken captive," she said.

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Filed under: Iraq • White House
The 'Honest Politician' strikes again
August 21st, 2014
01:26 PM ET
2 weeks ago

The 'Honest Politician' strikes again

(CNN) - Gil Fulbright is coming to the Granite State.

The satirical Senate candidate, who also made an appearance earlier this year in Kentucky, is pretending to run for office under the banner of the anti-corruption group Represent.Us. He will appear in a television ad airing across New Hampshire starting this Friday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Campaign finance • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
Biden: No 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
August 21st, 2014
12:49 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Biden: No 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Sorry to disappoint, but the affable Vice President Joe Biden is the latest politician who will not be taking the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."

Biden was challenged by fictional VP Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the vice president on the HBO comedy series Veep.

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August 21st, 2014
11:43 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Rick Perry's lawyers call cancer research accusation a 'red herring'

(CNN) - Rick Perry’s lawyers pushed back against a central accusation by Democrats that the Texas governor’s office was being investigated about questionable funding for a cancer research project.

The accusations over the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, CPRIT, are tangential to the two felony charges against the longtime Republican governor over his veto of funding for the Public Integrity Unit. His lawyers Thursday called the cancer funding accusations a “red herring.”

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