Bush says working with vets helps him cope
February 23rd, 2014
12:00 PM ET
2 months ago

Bush says working with vets helps him cope

(CNN) – Asked whether President George W. Bush's work with veterans helps him cope with what happened in Afghanistan and Iraq - two wars that started during his presidency - the former President said there's "no question it helps."

"I have a duty," he continued in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "The Week." "Obviously, I get slightly emotional talking about our vets, because I have an emotional - I'm in there with them.
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Filed under: George W. Bush • Veterans
February 23rd, 2014
10:38 AM ET
2 months ago

Who’s ruling out a 2016 bid?

(CNN) – On CNN’s “State of the Union,” four governors were asked Sunday whether they want to rule out a presidential bid.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, considered a dark horse for the 2016 presidential race, didn’t directly answer the question.
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Filed under: 2016 • Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
February 23rd, 2014
10:04 AM ET
2 months ago

Four governors on the politics of pot

(CNN) – Four governors - two Republicans and two Democrats - indicated Sunday that their states would not be headed down the same road as Colorado and Washington in terms of legalizing recreational marijuana.

Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether they would consider making pot legal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the first to jump in with a flat “no.”
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Filed under: Dan Malloy • Jay Nixon • Mike Pence • Rick Perry • TV-State of the Union
Christie, Romney will appear at RGA fundraiser this week
February 22nd, 2014
02:33 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie, Romney will appear at RGA fundraiser this week

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Updated 3:19 p.m. ET, 2/22/2014

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mitt Romney will appear at a fundraising event this week for the Republican Governors Association.

The event is Thursday night in Boston, RGA spokesman Jon Thompson said.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • RGA
Christie to headline fundraiser in Atlanta with Gov. Deal
February 21st, 2014
02:09 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie to headline fundraiser in Atlanta with Gov. Deal

(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia–two governors associated with recent traffic controversies–will appear together at a fundraiser next month for the Republican Governors Association.

Christie will continue his fundraising swing as RGA chairman, traveling to Atlanta for the private March 7 luncheon, according to Deal's campaign.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Georgia • Nathan Deal • RGA
Christie says he can't 'let go' of Springsteen, talks about weight loss
February 20th, 2014
02:18 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie says he can't 'let go' of Springsteen, talks about weight loss

(CNN) - It doesn't look like Bruce Springsteen will ever lose a fan in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - no matter how much the rock legend and the Republican governor disagree on politics.

In his first town hall since last summer, Christie was encouraged Thursday to abandon his longtime loyalty to the liberal musician. The governor also drew some laughs when he talked about his weight loss, about a year after undergoing lap-band surgery.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger
February 19th, 2014
05:30 PM ET
2 months ago

Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger

(CNN) – Sarah Palin rallied Wednesday behind Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, endorsing the Republican gubernatorial hopeful and defending Abbott for appearing on the campaign trail this week with controversial rocker Ted Nugent.

"If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!" the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook.
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Filed under: Greg Abbott • Sarah Palin
GOP Sen. Cochran says he doesn't know much about the tea party
February 18th, 2014
02:51 PM ET
2 months ago

GOP Sen. Cochran says he doesn't know much about the tea party

(CNN) – While some Republican incumbents with primary challengers are trying to woo conservatives, Sen. Thad Cochran says he's not too familiar with the tea party.

"The tea party is something I don't really know a lot about," the six-term senator from Mississippi told reporters. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the election process."
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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
February 17th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
2 months ago

Hemp brings McConnell, Paul together

(CNN) - They're known for appealing to different factions of the GOP, but Kentucky's two U.S. senators - Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul - teamed up Monday for three joint appearances to roll out a hemp pilot program in their home state.

And with McConnell facing a GOP primary challenge from a candidate backed by the tea party this year, he was full of praise for Paul, who was elected to the Senate in 2010 with support from that wing of the party.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul
Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading
February 16th, 2014
08:14 PM ET
2 months ago

Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading

Washington (CNN) – The National Republican group whose mission is to elect GOP House members has altered some of its misleading websites for 2014 congressional candidates, making it more clear that any contributions made through the sites will be going toward defeating Democrats, not supporting them.

CNN Special Investigations Correspondent Drew Griffin featured the National Republican Congressional Committee’s strategy earlier this month. At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates are actually run by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • NRCC
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