Key part of HeathCare.gov passed test, but Anonymous Shopper shelved anyway
November 22nd, 2013
07:20 AM ET
11 months ago

Key part of HeathCare.gov passed test, but Anonymous Shopper shelved anyway

Washington (CNN) – When the troubled federal health care website came online, the key "Anonymous Shopper" function was nowhere to be found - even though it passed a key test almost two weeks before HealthCare.gov launched.

That successful test, noted in documents obtained by CNN and confirmed by a source close to the project, contradicts testimony from an Obama administration official overseeing HealthCare.gov, who told lawmakers earlier this month the function was scrapped because it "failed miserably" before the October 1 launch.

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Filed under: Obamacare
The George W. Bush Presidential Center
April 24th, 2013
06:17 PM ET
1 year ago

A glimpse at a Bush White House before everything changed

Dallas (CNN) - It's getting harder to remember life before September 11, 2001, but as soon as you walk through the door, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum aims to take you back there.

Bush was first elected on November 7, 2000, and sworn in on January 20, 2001, so the months before the 9/11 terrorist attack were but a brief moment in the Bush presidency.

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Filed under: George W. Bush • Texas
Rubio, Rand Paul among the rising stars at CPAC
March 14th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Rubio, Rand Paul among the rising stars at CPAC

(CNN) - Expect Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to follow up on his response to the State of the Union address when he addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, according to a source familiar with his remarks.

And Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is also expected to have a big day, as he speaks a week after holding the Senate floor in a nearly 13 hour filibuster.
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Filed under: Marco Rubio • Rand Paul
Obama will nominate Jewell to replace Salazar at Interior
February 6th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama will nominate Jewell to replace Salazar at Interior

(CNN) - Sally Jewell, the CEO of outdoor gear company REI, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Ken Salazar as secretary of the interior, a senior administration official tells CNN.

Salazar announced in mid-January that he was stepping down from his post. He did not intend to serve another term in Obama's Cabinet, he said.

The senior administration official said Jewell is "uniquely qualified" for the new post because of her management in the private sector and understanding of energy and conservation issues.


Filed under: President Obama
December 25th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Fiscal cliff bill could come down to wire

Honolulu (CNN) – Though the U.S. Senate is slated to reconvene Thursday, Democrats in the chamber are considering delaying the roll out of their bill to avert the year-end fiscal cliff within just a couple days of the new year, according to a Senate Democratic leadership aide.

The move is part of an effort to gain some Republican backing for a bill, but also to run out the clock and increase pressure on House Speaker John Boehner to take up the bill and House Republicans to support it.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff
December 15th, 2012
10:00 PM ET
2 years ago

In shooting aftermath, what does Obama mean by ‘meaningful action?’

Washington (CNN) - A moved President Barack Obama on Friday appeared to promise to tackle gun violence in his second term, speaking just hours after a gunman left 20 students and six adults dead at a Connecticut elementary school.

But supporters of tighter gun control measures want to see more: specifics on his call for the country to “come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Gun rights • President Obama
December 15th, 2012
07:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to travel to Newtown, Conn. on Sunday

(CNN) - President Obama will travel to Newtown, Connecticut, on Sunday to meet with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the White House said Saturday.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Meeting behind closed doors to resolve the fiscal cliff
November 16th, 2012
10:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Meeting behind closed doors to resolve the fiscal cliff

Washington (CNN) - After cameras left the photo-op of President Barack Obama and congressional leaders at the White House on Friday, the actual meeting got under way with the president explaining how he would like to resolve the fiscal cliff and tackle deficit reduction. House Speaker John Boehner went next and so on, until Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi all spoke, a source familiar with the discussion said.

But after that, according to the source, the perfunctory stating of now well-known positions gave way to a free-flowing discussion about how to deal with the fiscal cliff.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Boehner • President Obama
FIRST ON CNN: Biden debate prep photos
October 11th, 2012
12:11 PM ET
2 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Biden debate prep photos

Danville, Kentucky (CNN) - CNN has obtained exclusive pictures showing Vice President Joe Biden practicing for the vice presidential debate against Rep. Paul Ryan in the Sheraton Hotel in Wilmington, Delaware where Biden spent the last four days in an intensive debate camp.

This look at Biden's practice set up shows the lengths his team went to replicate the debate conditions he will experience tonight as he squares off in his only debate against his Republican opponent at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

Tune to CNN for Thursday's vice presidential debate coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter.

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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Vice presidential debate
Ad linking Mitt Romney to woman's death continues to dog Obama campaign
August 9th, 2012
06:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Ad linking Mitt Romney to woman's death continues to dog Obama campaign

(CNN) - A television ad by Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC backing President Obama, linking Mitt Romney to a woman's death continues to dog the Obama campaign.

For the third day in a row, reporters peppered the White House and Obama campaign about the new ad, which CNN fact-checked Tuesday and found to be inaccurate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
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