State lawmaker likens Obamacare sign-ups to Nazi 'train rides'
May 5th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
3 months ago

State lawmaker likens Obamacare sign-ups to Nazi 'train rides'

Updated 2:56 p.m. ET, 5/5/2014

(CNN) – The Tennessee state Republican Party condemned a member of its own Monday after state Sen. Stacey Campfield compared Obamacare sign-ups to Nazi "train rides."

"While Stacey Campfield routinely makes remarks that are over the top, today's comments are ignorant and repugnant," Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney said in a statement.
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April 30th, 2014
02:45 PM ET
3 months ago

Rep. Thompson doubles down on racial remarks in interview with CNN's Dana Bash

(CNN) - In an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Rep. Bennie Thompson doubled down on controversial remarks he made about race over the weekend.

The Mississippi Democrat had argued Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a black conservative, is an "Uncle Tom" who doesn't stand up for African Americans.
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Sen. John Boozman has surgery
April 22nd, 2014
01:02 PM ET
3 months ago

Sen. John Boozman has surgery

Updated 2:22 p.m. ET, 4/22/2014

(CNN) – Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, experienced an aortic aneurysm and underwent surgery Tuesday morning, according to a source familiar with the senator's condition.

The senator started feeling sick Monday night, and he and his wife canceled their plans, the source said. As his symptoms worsened, he went to the hospital, where the surgery appeared to be a success.
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High court upholds Michigan's ban on college-admissions affirmative action
April 22nd, 2014
11:03 AM ET
3 months ago

High court upholds Michigan's ban on college-admissions affirmative action

(CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's voter-approved law that bans use of racial criteria in college admissions.

In a 6-2 vote, the court ruled a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the law.

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Filed under: Michigan • Supreme Court
More Clinton documents released
April 18th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
3 months ago

More Clinton documents released

(CNN) - The William J. Clinton Presidential Library released a fourth batch of confidential memos, notes and other papers from the Clinton White House on Friday.

Collectively, the documents open a window into the Clinton years and cover a variety of topics, including the office of former first lady Hillary Clinton, who's now considered the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 if she decides to run.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
April 11th, 2014
04:59 PM ET
3 months ago

Obama on 'birther' controversy: 'That was crazy'

New York (CNN) – President Barack Obama grew nostalgic and paused with laughter Friday while remembering the noisy controversy over his birth certificate a few years ago.

Speaking in New York at an event hosted by Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Obama was blasting a recent push by some states for stricter voting laws, many of which require various forms of photo identification.
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Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas
April 9th, 2014
05:16 PM ET
4 months ago

Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas

(CNN) – Two key figures caught up in the George Washington Bridge traffic controversy that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not have to hand over information sought by a state legislative committee investigating the matter.

Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on Wednesday dismissed the panel’s complaints that Bill Stepien and Bridget Kelly had not complied with requests for documents, citing their constitutional right against self-incrimination.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Key figure in N.J. traffic scandal, David Wildstein, meets with prosecutors
April 7th, 2014
08:38 PM ET
4 months ago

Key figure in N.J. traffic scandal, David Wildstein, meets with prosecutors

(CNN) – David Wildstein, a central figure in a political scandal that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, met recently with federal prosecutors, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter told CNN.

The U.S. attorney's office in Newark is investigating suggestions that top Christie appointees and allies orchestrated traffic tie-ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last September.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Obamas to attend Fort Hood memorial
April 6th, 2014
11:23 AM ET
4 months ago

Obamas to attend Fort Hood memorial

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend Wednesday's memorial service for the victims of last week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, a top White House official announced.

Obama vowed after the shootings that "We're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened" at Fort Hood, where three soldiers were killed and 16 wounded Wednesday afternoon by a soldier who then took his own life. Investigators have identified the killer as Spc. Ivan Lopez, a 34-year-old Iraq war veteran with a history of depression and anxiety.

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Obama meets again with tech CEOs on privacy issues
March 21st, 2014
09:05 AM ET
4 months ago

Obama meets again with tech CEOs on privacy issues

Updated 7:43 p.m. ET, 3/21/2014

(CNN) - President Barack Obama met with tech company chief executives on Friday as a part of the administration's dialogue with the private sector on "issues surrounding intelligence, technology and privacy," according to the White House.

"The President reiterated his administration's commitment to taking steps that can give people greater confidence that their rights are being protected while preserving important tools that keep us safe," the White House said in a readout of the meeting, which was closed to reporters.

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Filed under: Facebook • President Obama • White House
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