Democrats on guest list for Romney event
April 23rd, 2013
01:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats on guest list for Romney event

(CNN) – Some high-profile Democrats are heading to Park City, Utah this summer to attend a policy retreat held by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the guest list, obtained by CNN from a source close to Romney, former senior adviser to President Obama's re-election campaign, David Axelrod, and outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are among those expected to attend.
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Filed under: David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • Utah
Romney to attend same Boston memorial as Obama
April 17th, 2013
08:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney to attend same Boston memorial as Obama

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will attend an interfaith service honoring those who suffered or lost their lives in the Boston bombing, two sources close to Romney confirmed.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are also scheduled to be at the event, the White House announced Tuesday.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Hagel:  McCain tells CNN he still doesn't have answers from WH
February 14th, 2013
11:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Hagel: McCain tells CNN he still doesn't have answers from WH

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain - who has the ability to make or break the Hagel nomination - told CNN Thursday he had not received a White House letter with new information on the Benghazi attacks, exacerbating the partisan wrangling ahead of a looming Senate vote on cabinet nominee Chuck Hagel Friday.

A trio of Republican senators - McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Lindsey Graham - have said they would hold up the Senate vote on Hagel until the White House answered questions about President Obama's communications with the Libyan government the night of the Benghazi attack.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • John McCain • Kelly Ayotte • Lindsey Graham
February 12th, 2013
11:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Three GOPers say Obama needs to reach out, schmooze more

Washington (CNN) – As President Obama prepares to lay out an agenda Tuesday night, three congressional foes say his challenge might be a lot easier if he spent a little more time schmoozing.

"I think it would make a difference from this standpoint: It is easier to understand where someone is coming from when you have a relationship with him," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time State of the Union live blog at cnn.com/conversation.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Kristi Noem • President Obama • State of the Union
January 31st, 2013
12:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Old friends McCain and Hagel spar at hearing

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain fired away at Cabinet nominee Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, repeatedly interrupting his old friend and accusing him of refusing to answer direct questions.

The sharp exchange marked a years-long falling out between two long-time friends and colleagues. Thirteen years ago, McCain, then a presidential candidate, named Chuck Hagel as a man he'd like to see run the Defense Department.
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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • John McCain
Sen. Mark Kirk planning dramatic return to Capitol after stroke
January 2nd, 2013
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Mark Kirk planning dramatic return to Capitol after stroke

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) will make a triumphant return to the Senate Thursday, following a year's recuperation from a stroke.

The senator's office said Kirk, 53, plans to climb up the steps of the Capitol building– a new milestone for a man who participated in intensive walking studies as part of his physical therapy.
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Filed under: Illinois • Mark Kirk • Senate
Senate Republicans strike back at President
June 30th, 2011
02:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate Republicans strike back at President

Washington (CNN) – A day after President Obama testily blamed Republicans for blocking a debt deal, a Senate Republican struck back, calling the president's words "disgraceful" and saying "he should be ashamed."

"I respect the office of the President of the United States," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in a speech on the Senate floor. "But I think the president has diminished that office and himself by giving the kind of campaign speeches that he gave yesterday."
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Filed under: Republicans • Senate
The new face of drug addiction
May 24th, 2011
03:54 PM ET
3 years ago

The new face of drug addiction

Washington (CNN) - The face of drug addiction has changed, and the government is working to adapt.

The 21st-century drug addict is more likely to get a fix from a medicine cabinet than from a needle. More than 5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in a one-month period in 2009, according to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health from that year.
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Filed under: Senate
House approves bill that would permanently restrict abortion funding
May 4th, 2011
06:11 PM ET
3 years ago

House approves bill that would permanently restrict abortion funding

Washington (CNN) – House Republicans overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to pass a bill permanently prohibiting federal funding of abortion, addressing one of their chief social objectives.

"Forcing taxpayers to pay for the indiscriminate killing of helpless little baby Americans is not good government and it should be ended once and for all," said Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona.
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Filed under: Abortion • Congress • House Republicans
Women Dem. senators angry family planning funds part of negotiations
April 8th, 2011
04:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Women Dem. senators angry family planning funds part of negotiations

Washington (CNN) - Nine female Senate Democrats stood grimly together Friday afternoon in a move to ramp up pressure on House Republicans and force a compromise on the budget.

"We are heading to a shutdown not because of a debate over money, not because of a debate over cuts but because Republicans continue to push a radical agenda against women," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland.
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Filed under: Budget • Democrats • Government Shutdown
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