February 18th, 2014
12:18 PM ET
6 months ago

Ted Nugent hits campaign trail after calling Obama 'subhuman mongrel'

Updated 5:06 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

(CNN) - Controversial 65-year-old rock star Ted Nugent is campaigning Tuesday with likely Texas GOP gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott, the state's current attorney general who makes no apologies for inviting Nugent on the trail with him.

Democrats were quick to point to Nugent's outlandish comments, with likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis calling Abbott's decision "repulsive."
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Filed under: Greg Abbott • Texas
GOP gubernatorial candidate will attend Christie event in Chicago
February 11th, 2014
11:27 AM ET
6 months ago

GOP gubernatorial candidate will attend Christie event in Chicago

Updated 3:23 p.m. ET

Chicago (CNN) - Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady will attend Gov. Chris Christie's only public event Tuesday with the Economic Club of Chicago, Brady's campaign manager Dan Egler told CNN.

Brady is one of several Republican candidates running for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this year.
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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • Illinois • RGA
Obama tells Dems keeping control of the Senate is top priority for 2014
February 5th, 2014
06:51 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama tells Dems keeping control of the Senate is top priority for 2014

(CNN) – President Barack Obama assured Democrats that maintaining control of the Senate is his top priority this year, according to sources present at a meeting between the President and Senate Democrats on Wednesday.

Continuing outreach to members of his party ahead of this year's midterm elections, Obama, along with former President Bill Clinton, attended the Senate Democrats' issues conference at the Washington National's Park.

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Filed under: 2014 • Senate Democrats
Sen. Lindsey Graham clarifies Christie 'bully' comments
January 9th, 2014
06:46 PM ET
8 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham clarifies Christie 'bully' comments

(CNN) – South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham clarified comments he made Thursday in which he called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a "bully."

Graham told NBC News that New Jersey's unfolding bridge scandal furthers a "troublesome" narrative about Christie, calling the governor “kind of a bully.” Graham told CNN those comments were made before he saw Christie’s news conference in which the governor apologized for the political payback scandal and continued to insist that he had no knowledge of his aides' actions.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Lindsey Graham
December 19th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
8 months ago

Inside the Capitol's crumbling dome

It's a symbol of our democracy and a masterpiece of American ingenuity. But the dome on the Capitol building is falling apart. CNN's Dana Bash gets rare access inside and outside the rotunda as architects prepare to cover it for renovations.


Filed under: Capitol
House passes kids cancer bill, Senate action not expected
December 11th, 2013
05:31 PM ET
8 months ago

House passes kids cancer bill, Senate action not expected

(CNN) – The House approved legislation on Wednesday that would take $126 million in federal money set aside over 10 years for political conventions and apply it to pediatric cancer research.

The bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act passed over the strong objections of senior Democrats, who opposed it as a publicity stunt that papers over billions in spending cuts for federal cancer research.
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Filed under: House
December 11th, 2013
11:34 AM ET
9 months ago

Will Congress carry on Gabriella's fight?

Washington (CNN) – Everywhere 10-year-old Gabriella Miller went, from Philadelphia to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, she brought along a frying pan, and used it to smash a walnut.

It was a tradition that started about a year ago, when Gabriella's father broke the news to his young daughter that she had a terminal brain tumor.

"They told us it was about the size of a walnut in her head," recalls Mark Miller.

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Cantor
Bipartisan Senate group nears deal on new Iran sanctions
December 9th, 2013
09:00 PM ET
9 months ago

Bipartisan Senate group nears deal on new Iran sanctions

(CNN) – A bipartisan group of Senators is close to an agreement on tougher Iran sanctions in opposition to the White House, which is easing them as part of an interim accord Tehran struck with world powers aimed at curbing its nuclear ambitions, CNN has learned.

A Senate deal would include a new round of sanctions to begin in six months and would not allow for the enrichment of uranium. But it would permit commercial nuclear power as long as it was monitored by the international community.
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Filed under: Iran
November 13th, 2013
12:46 PM ET
9 months ago

White House officials get earful from Democrats on Obamacare

Washington (CNN) - A private meeting on Capitol Hill with House Democrats and White House officials on Wednesday became heated when rank-and-file members expressed frustration about continued Obamacare problems, according to multiple sources in the room.

One congressional Democrat who attended the meeting said senior Obama administration officials Mike Hash and David Simas really "got hit" by House Democrats about everything from the troubled website to the broken promise that people can keep the insurance plans they like.

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Filed under: Health care • House Democrats • Obamacare • White House
October 31st, 2013
08:47 PM ET
10 months ago

GOP on insurance cancellations: "We told you so"

Washington (CNN) - The White House isn't in damage-control mode solely over a bad health care website.

As the Obama administration is trying to calm concerns across the country from Americans being dropped from their current plans, Republicans on Capitol Hill are saying, "We told you so."

In March 2010, then-Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, came to the House floor as Democrats were poised to pass Obamacare and issued a warning.

"Look at this bill," Boehner said. "Ask yourself: Do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have, that you can keep it? No, you can't."

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