July 25th, 2014
07:22 PM ET
10 hours ago

Sonia Sotomayor sets kids upon Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – It was a mad dash to hug Hillary Clinton.

Toward the end of an event Friday at the Bronx Children’s Museum, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor set dozens of kids upon the former secretary of state, urging them to hug her and other leaders who attended.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Sonia Sotomayor
#awkward: Lawmaker mistakes U.S. officials for representatives of India
July 25th, 2014
06:52 PM ET
10 hours ago

#awkward: Lawmaker mistakes U.S. officials for representatives of India

(CNN) – Rep. Curt Clawson, a congressman for all of one month, made an embarrassing mistake this week when he confused two Obama administration officials with representatives from India.

At a Thursday hearing of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Clawson talked how much he admired the witnesses' country.

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Filed under: Congress
Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad
July 24th, 2014
03:20 PM ET
4 days ago

Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad

(CNN) – U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has been featured in endorsements for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Campbell's Soup.

Now she's promoting something else: Her husband's political campaign.

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Filed under: 2014 • Rhode Island
Paul Ryan lays out new poverty plan
July 24th, 2014
08:06 AM ET
4 days ago

Paul Ryan lays out new poverty plan

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan spelled out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

According to the plan, which the Wisconsin Republican detailed at the American Enterprise Institute, states would voluntarily submit their own anti-poverty proposals in order to get money.

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Filed under: Paul Ryan • Uncategorized
In Colorado, Christie doesn’t shy away from pot comments
July 23rd, 2014
07:52 PM ET
4 days ago

In Colorado, Christie doesn’t shy away from pot comments

(CNN) – While in Colorado on Wednesday, Chris Christie said he’s “not backing off an inch” from his previous comments against the state’s decision to legalize marijuana.

“What I said is what I believe,” the New Jersey Republican governor said. “I think legalizing marijuana is the wrong thing to do from a societal perspective, from a governmental perspective.”

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Colorado • Marijuana
Rubio decries ‘intolerance’ against same-sex marriage opponents
July 23rd, 2014
03:14 PM ET
5 days ago

Rubio decries ‘intolerance’ against same-sex marriage opponents

Washington (CNN) – Citing a “growing intolerance” against opponents of same-sex marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio argued that those who advocate same-sex marriage need to be more respectful of those who oppose it.

“Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay. It's pro-traditional marriage,” the Florida Republican said in a speech at Catholic University. “And if support for traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot until just before the 2012 election.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Marco Rubio • Same-sex marriage
Christie defends gun bill veto despite Newtown protesters
July 22nd, 2014
05:03 PM ET
5 days ago

Christie defends gun bill veto despite Newtown protesters

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood by his decision not to meet with Newtown families before and following his veto of gun-control legislation.

Some of those same families and other gun-control advocates protested Monday outside an event in Connecticut where Christie campaigned for GOP gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gun control • Gun rights • New Jersey
Republican candidate: Maybe Christie should step down from RGA
July 22nd, 2014
01:18 PM ET
5 days ago

Republican candidate: Maybe Christie should step down from RGA

(CNN) – Blame it on the bridge.

Rob Astorino, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York, suggested Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie's decision not to support Astorino in his longshot race against incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have something to do with the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New York • RGA
Issa: Back-up records of Lerner’s emails may exist
July 21st, 2014
08:00 PM ET
6 days ago

Issa: Back-up records of Lerner’s emails may exist

(CNN) – Copies of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails that were deemed unrecoverable might actually be retrievable, an IRS lawyer appeared to indicate in a recent testimony, according to House Republicans.

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, selectively released information Monday about a closed session the committee held with IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane last week.

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Filed under: Congress • Darrell Issa • IRS
Deval Patrick picks two sites to house undocumented children in MA
July 18th, 2014
01:12 PM ET
1 week ago

Deval Patrick picks two sites to house undocumented children in MA

(CNN) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick proposed two locations in the Bay State to temporarily house undocumented immigrant children who are currently stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Noting the country's tradition of accepting "desperate" children in dire circumstances abroad, Patrick said he had an obligation to meet requests by the federal government to allocate shelter for up to 1,000 children.

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Filed under: Deval Patrick • Immigration
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