Government to revise proposed regulations on controversial tax-exempt groups
May 22nd, 2014
06:08 PM ET
3 months ago

Government to revise proposed regulations on controversial tax-exempt groups

Washington (CNN) – The IRS and Treasury Department are going to revamp proposed regulations regarding the controversial advocacy groups and how much politics they should be allowed to do and still keep their tax-exempt status.

After the government last November proposed new regulations for these groups, known by their tax status as 501c4s, the IRS received over 150,000 comments – the most ever received on a possible tax regulation change officials said.

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Republicans pounce on Margolies' defeat
May 21st, 2014
03:29 PM ET
3 months ago

Republicans pounce on Margolies' defeat

Washington (CNN) – Republicans didn't waste much time in trying to score some political points off of Tuesday's loss by Marjorie Margolies in her bid to re-capture the House seat she lost 20 years ago.

Margolies, the mother-in-law to Chelsea Clinton, was handily defeated as she ran in the Democratic Primary for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District. State Representative Brendan Boyle soundly defeated Margolies by 13-percentage points.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
May 18th, 2014
06:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Romney calls for NH police commissioner to apologize, resign for Obama slur

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is calling on a police commissioner to apologize and resign after using the N-word to describe President Obama

"The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community: He should apologize and resign,” Romney said Sunday in a statement provided to CNN.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • President Obama
Biden courts Iowa leaders
Vice President Joe Biden visits the Iowa Reception at the Hotel W on Wednesday May 7, 2014. (Photo courtesy: Greater Des Moines Partnership)
May 8th, 2014
10:08 AM ET
4 months ago

Biden courts Iowa leaders

Washington (CNN) - It's not so noteworthy for Vice President Joe Biden to stop by a social reception. But what was noteworthy about the one he attended Wednesday evening was its audience – full of Iowans.

Biden stopped by a party at a Washington hotel for a group of 195 Iowans from the Greater Des Moines Partnership – a group aimed at promoting economic development in Des Moines. The group of Iowans are on a three-day trip to the nation's capital to help spur job creation in Des Moines and lobby Congress.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Joe Biden • Vice President Biden
Jeb Bush meets with influential evangelical leader
May 2nd, 2014
06:11 PM ET
4 months ago

Jeb Bush meets with influential evangelical leader

Washington (CNN) – As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush considers a possible presidential run, he met Friday with one of the nation’s most prominent evangelical leaders - Russell Moore, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the policy branch of the Southern Baptist Convention, CNN has learned.

No details were available.

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Filed under: 2016 • Jeb Bush
George W. Bush to unveil paintings
April 3rd, 2014
09:47 PM ET
5 months ago

George W. Bush to unveil paintings

Dallas (CNN) - As former President George W. Bush unveils his paintings for the first time publicly, he said he expects some of the world leaders who were his artistic subjects to be surprised at the quality.

"I think they're going to be (like), 'Wow, George Bush is a painter,"' Bush told NBC's "Today" show in an interview set to air Friday. "I'm sure when they heard I was painting, (they said), 'Wow, I look forward to seeing a stick figure he painted of me.'"

Among those he painted were former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.

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Filed under: George W. Bush • Vladimir Putin
Jeb Bush gets good reception from top GOP donors
March 28th, 2014
10:41 AM ET
5 months ago

Jeb Bush gets good reception from top GOP donors

(CNN) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke about foreign policy and the economic importance of immigration reform to a group of some of the most prominent Republican fund-raisers Thursday evening in Las Vegas, several attendees told CNN. Bush addressed a private, VIP dinner of major supporters of the Republican Jewish Coalition kicking off the group's spring meeting.

"He was passionate on the economic importance of immigration reform," an attendee told CNN. Bush has repeatedly pushed for action on immigration in the last couple of years.

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Filed under: 2016 • Jeb Bush • Sheldon Adelson
Obamacare applicants to get more deadline flexibility
March 25th, 2014
11:35 PM ET
5 months ago

Obamacare applicants to get more deadline flexibility

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration will give more time to people who try to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by Monday but encounter difficulty, administration officials said Tuesday evening.

Monday is the deadline for people to enroll in order to have coverage for this year or face penalties under the Affordable Care Act.

"Open enrollment ends March 31. We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment - either online or over the phone," said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Jeb Bush picks up political activity
March 18th, 2014
06:28 PM ET
5 months ago

Jeb Bush picks up political activity

Washington (CNN) – As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush considers whether to enter the Republican presidential sweepstakes, he is lending his powerful name to an increasingly busy schedule of fundraisers and events for candidates seeking re-election.

Bush, who raised money for the Republican National Committee last month, will appear with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam at a business leaders’ forum on education reform Wednesday and then headlines a fundraiser for Sen. Lamar Alexander that evening in Nashville. Both Haslam and Alexander are running for re-election.

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Filed under: 2016 • Jeb Bush
Cruz’s comments draw fire from Dole, McCain
March 7th, 2014
05:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Cruz’s comments draw fire from Dole, McCain

Washington (CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole and John McCain are pushing back against Sen. Ted Cruz for comments he made Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

As Cruz was talking about how the Republican Party had not been successful in recent campaigns and what it needed to do to win, he said if “you want to lose elections, stand for nothing.”
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Filed under: Bob Dole • CPAC • John McCain • Ted Cruz
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