Hawaii to become 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage
November 12th, 2013
06:48 PM ET
9 months ago

Hawaii to become 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Hawaii's legislature gave final passage to a measure Tuesday to make it the 16th American state to legalize same-sex marriage.

"With today's vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law," President Obama, a native Hawaiian, said in a statement.

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Filed under: Hawaii • Same-sex marriage
Mystery source, high stakes as Menendez denies prostitutes allegations
January 31st, 2013
09:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Mystery source, high stakes as Menendez denies prostitutes allegations

(CNN) - This story is about a U.S. senator's alleged trips on a private plane to the Caribbean for sex parties with prostitutes.

If it proves to be true, it would most likely topple a powerful politician and affect President Barack Obama's ability to pass legislation. If it is false, it would raise questions about how government watchdog groups and the media handle anonymous tipsters and their information.

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Filed under: Robert Menendez
BREAKING: Jesse Jackson Jr. quits Congress, cites health reasons
November 21st, 2012
02:22 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Jesse Jackson Jr. quits Congress, cites health reasons

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health."

Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several investigations and was recently treated at the Mayo Clinic for what was described as "several serious health issues."

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Filed under: 2012 • Jesse Jackson Jr.
'Inspiring,' 'insane' describe New York polling places in Sandy's wake
November 6th, 2012
02:30 PM ET
2 years ago

'Inspiring,' 'insane' describe New York polling places in Sandy's wake

(CNN) - Long, slow-moving lines stretched around polling stations across New York City a week after Superstorm Sandy's fury threatened to keep many citizens from voting.

"It's inspiring to see so many people up and out to vote already," said one woman at a makeshift polling station in Brooklyn established to replace regular precinct locations made unusable by storm damage.

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Filed under: 2012 • New York
Extra day of voting possible in New York
November 4th, 2012
02:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Extra day of voting possible in New York

(CNN) - Voters in some New York counties may get an extra day to cast ballots if disruptions caused Superstorm Sandy prevent enough citizens from showing up at the polls, a state official said Sunday.

County election officials could ask New York state Board of Elections to allow polls to re-open for another day if Tuesday's turnout is less than 25%, according to state board spokesman Thomas Connolly said.

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Filed under: 2012 • New York
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life shaped by history
July 12th, 2012
09:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life shaped by history

(CNN) - Jesse Jackson Jr. grew up in his father's shadow, placing him on history's stage as the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. led civil rights campaigns, including Operation PUSH and the Rainbow Coalition.

Jackson was born in 1965, just months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which forced election changes that opened up the political process for African-Americans in the United States.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Rep. Jesse Jackson
Newt Gingrich wanted 'open marriage,' ex-wife says
January 19th, 2012
03:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Newt Gingrich wanted 'open marriage,' ex-wife says

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich offered his second wife a choice of an open marriage or a divorce when he revealed to her he was having an affair with the woman he later made his third wife, Marianne Gingrich said in interviews with ABC News and the Washington Post.

A day after he told his wife about his affair with Callista Bisek in May 1999, the former House speaker delivered a speech titled "The Demise of American Culture" to a group of Republican women in Pennsylvania, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
CNN Exclusive: Newly recovered court files cast doubt on Gingrich version of first divorce
December 26th, 2011
12:04 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Exclusive: Newly recovered court files cast doubt on Gingrich version of first divorce

Editor's note: Alan Duke grew up in Carrollton, Georgia, and began his career covering politics there. He began covering Newt Gingrich during Gingrich's first campaigns for public office.

CARROLLTON, Georgia (CNN) - Newt Gingrich claims that it was his first wife, not Gingrich himself, who wanted their divorce in 1980, but court documents obtained by CNN appear to show otherwise.

The Republican presidential candidate, now in his third marriage, has been peppered with attacks and questions about his divorce from Jackie Gingrich for the past three decades.

Gingrich Court Documents: Original Divorce Decree


Gingrich Court Documents: Contempt of Court filing


Gingrich Court Documents: Divorce Modification

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Maria Shriver files for divorce
July 1st, 2011
09:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Maria Shriver files for divorce

Los Angeles (CNN)– Maria Shriver cited "irreconcilable differences" in a petition filed Friday to dissolve her 25-year marriage to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The move comes more than a month after Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he fathered a child outside of his marriage.

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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Huma Abedin is not a typical congressional wife
June 7th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Huma Abedin is not a typical congressional wife

(CNN) - When Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted Monday to sending inappropriate messages and photos "of an explicit nature" to women online, his wife of 11 months was not standing at his side. Huma Abedin was with another politician, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Abedin, 34, began working for Clinton as a White House intern in 1996, eventually becoming the former first lady's traveling chief of staff - or "body man" - during her campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner
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