White House fights Democrats on judicial nominee
May 17th, 2014
06:40 PM ET
3 months ago

White House fights Democrats on judicial nominee

Washington (CNN) - The White House is sticking it to Democrats and standing by its nominee.

Despite mounting protests from Democrats on Capitol Hill, a spokesman made clear Saturday that President Barack Obama will not withdraw Michael Boggs' nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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Filed under: Senate Democrats
May 17th, 2014
05:01 PM ET
3 months ago

Bush family mourns pooch Miss Beazley

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura are mourning the death of White House pet Miss Beazley.

“This weekend our beloved dog, Miss Beazley, was put to rest after a battle with lymphoma. She was a source of joy during our time in Washington and in Dallas," Bush said in a statement Saturday.

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Filed under: Bush administration
May 13th, 2014
11:46 PM ET
3 months ago

Tea party wins Nebraska; WV to elect first woman senator

(CNN) –Ben Sasse, a tea party favorite, has emerged Tuesday as the winner in a crowded GOP primary battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.

Sasse will be considered the favorite over Democratic trial attorney David Domina in the heavily Republican state's November general election. The winner of that race will succeed retiring GOP Sen. Mike Johanns.

Nebraska gubernatorial race: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association, issued a statement Wednesday congratulating Pete Ricketts on his win for the Cornhusker state's Republican gubernatorial primary, beating out six other candidates.

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Filed under: GOP • Nebraska • Senate Primaries • Tea Party • West Virginia
Sen. Cruz walks out on Castro speech at Mandela memorial
December 11th, 2013
01:04 AM ET
8 months ago

Sen. Cruz walks out on Castro speech at Mandela memorial

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, part of a Congressional delegation at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, walked out of the service Tuesday while Cuban President Raul Castro delivered his speech.

"Sen. Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela," his spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, said.

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Filed under: Nelson Mandela • Ted Cruz
After Iran deal, Obama and Kerry pivot to Middle East peace
December 7th, 2013
08:12 PM ET
9 months ago

After Iran deal, Obama and Kerry pivot to Middle East peace

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry made explicit the administration's renewed attempts to negotiate a peace deal between Israel and Palestine Saturday as the United States begins to assume a more muscular role in talks.

At the Brookings Institution's annual Saban Forum on Middle East issues and U.S.-Israeli relations, Obama and Kerry each spoke about a budding interim deal that would work towards a two-state solution.
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Filed under: John Kerry • Middle East • President Obama
December 7th, 2013
12:45 PM ET
9 months ago

Gingrich pushes back against Mandela critics

Updated 10:36 a.m. ET, 12/9/2013

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is fighting back against conservative critics who attacked the former Speaker of the House and co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" for his praise of Nelson Mandela.

After Mandela passed away Thursday, Gingrich posted a statement, praising him as "one of the greatest leaders of our lifetime."
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Filed under: Nelson Mandela • Newt Gingrich
November 28th, 2013
10:08 AM ET
9 months ago

Mike Tyson to Piers Morgan: Obamacare is 'really bad'

(CNN) - He used to be a big supporter of the Affordable Care Act, but Mike Tyson now says Obamacare's suffered a knockout.

"It just really went horrible," the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world told CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview that aired Wednesday evening on "Piers Morgan Live."

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
More 2016 speculation for birthday boy Biden
November 20th, 2013
12:05 PM ET
9 months ago

More 2016 speculation for birthday boy Biden

Washington (CNN) - As Vice President Joe Biden marks his 71st birthday Wednesday, speculation over whether he'll make another bid for the White House continues.

On a visit to Panama on Tuesday, Biden was questioned about a possible 2016 presidential run.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • President Obama
Obama reveals daughter Malia's peanut allergy at bill signing
November 13th, 2013
09:08 PM ET
9 months ago

Obama reveals daughter Malia's peanut allergy at bill signing

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a bill that, it turns out, hits close to home.

H.R. 2094, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, was passed with bipartisan support to help students with food allergies, including oldest daughter Malia.
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Filed under: Malia Obama • Obama family • President Obama
RNC targets Daily Show for anti-Obamacare ad
October 29th, 2013
09:05 AM ET
10 months ago

RNC targets Daily Show for anti-Obamacare ad

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee is continuing its attack on Obamacare, this time with an ad aimed at one of the law's premier audiences, young people.

The RNC says that they'll run a commercial Tuesday night on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, a program that's popular with younger viewers. The spot, which the party committee says will air only in the Washington, D.C. television market, is one of four the RNC has produced.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • RNC
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