GOP blocks 'paycheck fairness' bill in Senate
April 9th, 2014
12:12 PM ET
2 weeks ago

GOP blocks 'paycheck fairness' bill in Senate

(CNN) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic-backed proposal that aims to even the pay gap between men and women.

GOP members argued there are already laws against pay discrimination and the "paycheck fairness act" would lead to government interference in the workplace.
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Brown's sky high numbers
April 9th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Brown's sky high numbers

(CNN) - Call it a belated birthday gift for Jerry Brown.

A new poll in California indicates that the Golden State governor's approval rating is soaring and that he's far ahead of his Republican challengers as he runs this year for an unprecedented fourth term in office. The Wednesday release of the Field Poll comes two days after Brown turned 76.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown • Polls
RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul
April 9th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 weeks ago

RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee said Wednesday it brought in $25.2 million in first-quarter fundraising, highlighting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million this election cycle.

The group said it raised $10.2 million in March alone, pushing its 2014 total to $105.9 million, with $12.3 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: Fundraising • RNC
April 8th, 2014
09:43 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Mike Huckabee: Not 'homophobic' but on the 'right side of the Bible'

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee told an Iowa crowd on Tuesday that he’s "not homophobic," but believing marriage should be between one man and one woman is being “on the right side of the Bible.”

Huckabee, who is also a pastor, told a conservative crowd, "I'm not against anybody. I'm really not. I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic."

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Same-sex marriage
President’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, dies
April 8th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
2 weeks ago

President’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, dies

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's aunt has died in Boston after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to her immigration lawyer.

Margaret W. Wong and Associates released a statement Tuesday that Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, Barack Obama, Sr., had died on Monday in Boston.

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Poll: Voters dislike politicians who abuse power more than those who cheat
April 8th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Voters dislike politicians who abuse power more than those who cheat

(CNN) - American voters dislike a politician who abuses official power more than an elected official caught in an extra-marital affair, according to a new national poll.

The Tuesday release of the Quinnipiac University survey comes one day after newly-elected GOP Rep. Vance McAllister of Louisiana apologized after a local newspaper published what it said was a surveillance video of the married congressman kissing a female staffer.

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Filed under: Polls
April 8th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Bush-Clinton team up at NCAA championship game

(CNN) - Just two sports fans, hanging out together, watching the NCAA men's basketball championship game.

But in this case, it was former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who sat next to each other Monday night in a luxury box at the championship game between Connecticut and Kentucky, which was played in Arlington, Texas.

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Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops
April 7th, 2014
10:15 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

(CNN) - A new survey indicates 15.6% of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, the current rate is down from 18% in the third quarter of 2013, which was an all-time high.
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Filed under: Obamacare • Polls
April 7th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton poses with Pussy Riot members

(CNN) – A photo of Hillary Clinton and members of the Russian pop band Pussy Riot has gone viral, with more than 9,000 retweets on Twitter and over 10,000 "favorites."

Clinton's Twitter account posted the photo, saying "Great to meet the strong & brave young women from #PussyRiot, who refuse to let their voices be silenced in #Russia."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Russia
April 6th, 2014
11:50 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Former mentor might not back a Christie presidential run

(CNN) – Chris Christie may not have the blessing of his longtime mentor should he decide to run for president in 2016.

Tom Kean, former Republican governor and a staple in New Jersey politics, told author Ryan Lizza he's not sure he'd back Christie if he decides to jump into the 2016 race - a dramatic statement coming from the man who helped Christie get his start in politics.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Inside Politics • New Jersey
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