July 17th, 2014
07:25 PM ET
6 days 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
4 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
3 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
3 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
Perry urges Obama, Congress to work together on border security
July 3rd, 2014
04:55 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Perry urges Obama, Congress to work together on border security

(CNN) - Unlike some of his fellow Republicans, Texas Gov. Rick Perry declined to place direct blame on President Barack Obama for the recent influx of children illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.

Perry was given multiple opportunities at a congressional hearing Thursday in Texas to fault the Obama administration for what the White House and Republicans are calling a "humanitarian crisis."

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Christie vetoes bill to limit gun magazine capacity
July 3rd, 2014
12:50 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie vetoes bill to limit gun magazine capacity

(CNN) - Pushing back against gun control advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Wednesday that would reduce ammunition magazine limits from 15 rounds to 10 rounds.

Explaining his decision, the Republican governor bristled at the argument that reducing the legal maximum would spare lives in a mass shooting.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gun control • Gun rights • New Jersey
July 1st, 2014
10:15 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie gives no opinion on Hobby Lobby case

(CNN) – In a departure from other Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not give an opinion Tuesday on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, arguing there was no point in making a comment about the decision.

"The fact is that when you're an executive, your Supreme Court makes a ruling and you've got to live with it unless you can get the legislative body to change the law or change the Constitution," the potential presidential candidate said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Supreme Court
June 23rd, 2014
11:57 AM ET
1 month ago

How many ways can Romney say no to 2016?

Washington (CNN) – Guys, I think he means it.

With no clear frontrunner or obvious "next-in-line" candidate in the field of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders, Mitt Romney keeps getting asked if he's thinking about throwing his hat in the ring one more time.

But it's not entirely a far-fetched question.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney
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