Issa: Back-up records of Lerner’s emails may exist
July 21st, 2014
08:00 PM ET
1 week 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
2 weeks 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
Christie now says he supports Hobby Lobby ruling
July 17th, 2014
08:47 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Christie now says he supports Hobby Lobby ruling

(CNN) - After first declining to take a position on the decision earlier this month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he backs the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in its case against Obamacare.

Asked about his thoughts on the case at a campaign stop in Iowa, Christie unveiled his support.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa • Supreme Court
July 17th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Christie: N.J. may consider housing kids from southern border influx

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis.

"I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Immigration • Iowa
July 17th, 2014
07:25 PM ET
1 week ago

Biden applauds protesters at his own speech

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden appeared to embrace some protesters Thursday who loudly criticized the Obama administration's record of deportations.

About 20 minutes into his speech at the progressive Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, Biden was interrupted by demonstrators in the audience who repeatedly chanted “Stop deporting our families.”

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Filed under: Immigration • Joe Biden • Michigan • Netroots Nation
Biden: Not on 'God's green Earth' was I going to stay silent on same-sex marriage
July 17th, 2014
07:17 PM ET
1 week ago

Biden: Not on 'God's green Earth' was I going to stay silent on same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Speaking to an audience of progressives on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden reflected on the moment when he came out in favor of same-sex marriage before President Barack Obama.

Biden received high praise from his introducer at the event, who complimented him on his "candor" and credited him with changing the dialogue on the issue in the White House.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Same-sex marriage
July 17th, 2014
02:58 PM ET
2 weeks ago

McCain: 'Profound repercussions' if plane shot down

(CNN) – If the Malaysia airliner in Ukraine was shot down, then the United States will need to take action against the assailants, two Republican senators argued Thursday.

"If it is the case, then we're going to have to act and act in the most stringent fashions, including real sanctions, including giving the Ukrainians the ability to defend themselves, which we have not done so far," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

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Filed under: John McCain • Russia • Ukraine
Poll: Republicans slightly behind Clinton in key 2016 states
July 17th, 2014
11:04 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: Republicans slightly behind Clinton in key 2016 states

(CNN) – A new poll indicates Hillary Clinton is either tied with or holds a narrow advantage over potential Republican presidential contenders in Iowa and New Hampshire.

According to a new NBC News/Marist survey, Clinton is tied with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 45% in Iowa and barely edges out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 44%-43%.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Rand Paul
Hillary Clinton weighs in on speaking fees, Supreme Court rulings
July 4th, 2014
02:11 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton weighs in on speaking fees, Supreme Court rulings

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she's donated her speaking fees from colleges and universities over the past year and a half to her family's foundation.

In an interview with ABC News, Clinton also weighed in on immigration, as well as the Supreme Court's recent rulings thwarting Obamacare mandates that require certain employers to cover contraceptives.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Immigration • Supreme Court
Hillary Clinton: Snowden has right to public defense
July 4th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton: Snowden has right to public defense

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton said Friday NSA leaker Edward Snowden should be able to defend himself if he returns to the United States.

"In any case that I'm aware of as a former lawyer, he has a right to mount a defense," she told the UK-based Guardian, which published classified documents last year that detailed U.S. surveillance programs and were obtained by Snowden. Clinton is in Europe promoting her new book, "Hard Choices."

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Hillary Clinton • NSA
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