Gingrich: Hillary Clinton to pursue 'left-wing ideas'
August 15th, 2013
11:53 AM ET
8 months ago

Gingrich: Hillary Clinton to pursue 'left-wing ideas'

Boston (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is back to tangling with the Clintons.

In an interview with CNN, the former House speaker and presidential candidate accused Hillary Clinton of planning to pursue "left-wing ideas" in a series of upcoming speeches that may be setting the stage for her own White House run in 2016.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Hillary Clinton • Newt Gingrich
July 16th, 2013
07:12 AM ET
9 months ago

N.C. governor brushes off criticism amid weekly protests

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - Washington no longer has a monopoly on bitter partisanship. Much of the nation's political rancor has spread to statehouses across the country. And the weekly demonstrations outside the North Carolina legislature, dubbed "Moral Mondays," are only the latest example.

As they have for three months

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Filed under: North Carolina
Obamas to return to Martha's Vineyard
President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia bicycle on Martha's Vineyard in 2011.
July 12th, 2013
04:33 PM ET
9 months ago

Obamas to return to Martha's Vineyard

(CNN) – After an election year break in vacations to Martha's Vineyard, the President Barack Obama will return to the island off Massachusetts in August for a week-long getaway from the White House.

A White House official said the president and first lady would travel to the summer resort on August 10, staying for a week. The official added that there were no public events currently scheduled for the stay.
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Filed under: President Obama
Former undocumented immigrant at Bush naturalization event
July 10th, 2013
10:58 AM ET
10 months ago

Former undocumented immigrant at Bush naturalization event

Dallas (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday welcomed newly sworn-in citizens at a naturalization ceremony, offering each individual a certificate and handshake before giving his own address on immigration reform.

Among the newly naturalized at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Danny Diaz admitted he illegally crossed the U.S.- Mexico border in 1994 in a long journey from his native Guatemala.
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Filed under: George W. Bush • Immigration • Texas
Wendy Davis: Disputed Texas abortion bill likely to pass
July 9th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
10 months ago

Wendy Davis: Disputed Texas abortion bill likely to pass

Austin, TX (CNN) - Two weeks after her marathon filibuster against new abortion restrictions in Texas made her instant political celebrity, reality has set in for State Senator Wendy Davis.

Following the launch of a "Stand with Texas Women" bus tour with fellow Democrats to oppose the state's hotly contested abortion bill, Davis conceded to CNN the measure is likely to pass.
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Filed under: Abortion • Texas • Wendy Davis
July 8th, 2013
02:17 PM ET
10 months ago

Ex-advisers hint at future as Perry announces exit as governor

San Antonio, TX (CNN) – Rick Perry may be giving up what he called "the greatest job in modern politics." But he's not leaving the Texas-sized political stage that launched his last run for the White House anytime soon.

After an event Monday in San Antonio where he announced he will not be seeking a fourth term as Texas governor, Perry was asked what he plans on doing with the time off he has coming.
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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Rick Perry
Obama to make Keystone announcement during speech
June 25th, 2013
01:45 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama to make Keystone announcement during speech

(CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to make clear in an upcoming speech that the State Department should approve the controversial Keystone pipeline project "only if it will not lead to a net increase in overall greenhouse gas emissions," a senior administration official said Tuesday.


Filed under: President Obama
June 11th, 2013
06:54 PM ET
11 months ago

President, put-downs, and privacy loom over Mass. Senate race

Update 8:49 p.m. ET, Tuesday, 6/11 - Updated to reflect Tuesday night's debate

Springfield, Massachusetts (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Ed Markey and Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez squared off in their second of three debates Tuesday night, two weeks before the special election and just as recent polls indicate the contest is tightening up.

In a sometimes fiery exchange that veered from the issue of digital privacy to the contested Keystone pipeline, both candidates often reverted back to negative attacks.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts • Senate
Weiner reacts to surprising poll numbers
May 28th, 2013
06:26 PM ET
11 months ago

Weiner reacts to surprising poll numbers

New York (CNN) - Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace after sending lewd photos via Twitter, got some good news Tuesday with a new poll indicating he's gaining ground in the New York City mayoral race.

Asked by CNN if he's getting a second chance, Weiner argued voters aren't focused on his scandal.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Obamacare applications get shorter
April 30th, 2013
09:24 AM ET
12 months ago

Obamacare applications get shorter

(CNN) – Applications for health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law will go from 21 pages to three, according to a White House official, who said the change was part of an effort to simplify the implementation of Obamacare.

"The President wants the Administration to be as flexible and nimble as possible in implementing the ACA law," the White House official said, referring to the law's official name, the Affordable Care Act. "It is a complex undertaking, and it is particularly important to the success of the law that enrollment into the Markteplaces be as user friendly as possible."
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama
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