Cruz to Obama: Speak up for Sudanese woman
June 19th, 2014
02:47 PM ET
1 month ago

Cruz to Obama: Speak up for Sudanese woman

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz called on President Barack Obama to speak up for a Sudanese woman who's been sentenced to death because she won't renounce her Christian faith.

"We need to speak out against these atrocities," the Texas Republican said Thursday. "We need the president of the United States to say in no uncertain terms, 'Send Meriam home'."

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Filed under: Faith • Sudan • Ted Cruz
June 17th, 2014
08:40 PM ET
1 month ago

Ted Cruz responds to Hillary Clinton on Benghazi

Updated 12:15 p.m. ET, 6/18/2014

(CNN) – While Hillary Clinton said Tuesday “there are still some unanswered questions” on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, Sen. Ted Cruz argued the former secretary of state is blocking those questions from being answered.

“Secretary Clinton from the beginning has stonewalled on this rather than acting as a partner getting to the bottom of what happened,” the Texas Republican said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iraq • Libya • Ted Cruz
June 17th, 2014
07:13 PM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton shakes stalking squirrel’s hand, gives him book

(CNN) – About eight minutes before the start of CNN’s town hall meeting Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s motorcade pulled off to the side of the street and the former secretary of state stepped out to greet a giant orange squirrel.

"Hello, Mr. Squirrel, how are you?" she said as she walked toward him and handed him a signed copy of her book “Hard Choices.”

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • RNC
The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat
June 13th, 2014
08:35 PM ET
1 month ago

The best Q&As from Christie’s Facebook chat

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie stopped by Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where he spoke with employees and also did a live chat for about an hour Friday night.

The governor’s blunt style came across on a computer screen just as well as it does on camera.

“Is there a way to impeach yourself?” one person asked.

“Unfortunately for you, no,” Christie responded.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Facebook
McCain: Fire the joint chiefs chairman, too
June 13th, 2014
07:06 PM ET
1 month ago

McCain: Fire the joint chiefs chairman, too

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain added Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to his list of people the President should fire over the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

In an interview Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” the Arizona Republican also called for the United States to conduct airstrikes in Iraq to stop advances by the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
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Filed under: Iraq • John McCain • TV-The Situation Room
Romney rips Obama, Clinton on foreign policy
June 12th, 2014
06:06 PM ET
1 month ago

Romney rips Obama, Clinton on foreign policy

(CNN) – Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over foreign policy Thursday, saying their leadership during Obama’s first term helped weaken America’s standing in the world.

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee went after Clinton in particular for arguing that the five Taliban detainees released last month in exchange for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl aren’t a threat to the United States.

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Hillary Clinton: Cantor's defeat will affect 2016
June 12th, 2014
12:59 PM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton: Cantor's defeat will affect 2016

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton argued Thursday that the ripple effect of Eric Cantor's crushing primary defeat will extend to 2016.

"I think it shows the continuing conflict within the Republican Party over its direction," said the potential presidential candidate. "That will be a challenge. It may not affect necessarily the outcome of the elections in November–we'll see–but it will certainly have long-term implications for 2016 and maybe beyond."

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Filed under: 2016 • Cuba • Eric Cantor • Hillary Clinton • Vladimir Putin
June 11th, 2014
01:45 PM ET
1 month ago

Rand Paul on immigration: GOP trapped in word 'amnesty'

(CNN) - Immigration may not have been "the paramount issue" in Eric Cantor's crushing primary loss, Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday.

The Kentucky Republican, on a conference call with reporters, added that he's still in favor of immigration reform and partly blamed Republican gridlock over the issue to a misunderstanding over the word "amnesty."

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • Immigration • Rand Paul
Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton sings a 'sad song' about financial struggles
June 10th, 2014
05:18 PM ET
1 month ago

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton sings a 'sad song' about financial struggles

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton and Sen. Rand Paul went toe-to-toe in the media this week, amplifying 2016 tension between perhaps the two most active potential presidential candidates.

On Tuesday, the Kentucky Republican argued Clinton was out of touch for saying she was "dead broke" after she and her husband left the White House.

"She's going to have some surprises once she gets out of her limousine and meets the American people," Paul told reporters on Capitol Hill, according to reports by Politico and Breitbart.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul
Was Rand Paul's red meat joke a bit too raw?
June 10th, 2014
02:48 PM ET
1 month ago

Was Rand Paul's red meat joke a bit too raw?

Washington (CNN) – More than any other Republican lawmaker, Sen. Rand Paul has aggressively gone after nontraditional GOP voters in the past year, trying to lure Democrats and independents into his party's column as he considers a presidential bid.

So it seemed odd last week when the libertarian-leaning senator from Kentucky made a partisan joke about the prisoner swap that secured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bowe Bergdahl • Rand Paul
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