June 1st, 2014
04:17 PM ET
2 months ago

Members of Congress waiting for briefing on Bergdahl release

(CNN) – More than 24 hours after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said he still has not been briefed by administration officials on the swap.

The California Republican plans to hold hearings about the Bergdahl exchange, he told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on Sunday.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Buck Mckeon • Congress • Guantanamo Bay • President Obama • Terrorism
Priebus: Book, Benghazi politics help Clinton make money
June 1st, 2014
02:26 PM ET
2 months ago

Priebus: Book, Benghazi politics help Clinton make money

(CNN) - Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus argued Sunday that Hillary Clinton's book rollout–including last week's leak of the Benghazi chapter and her anticipated book tour–may not be a buildup to a presidential campaign, but simply a strategic effort to make more money.

The chapter, according to Politico, contained a defense of her response to the attack, as well as criticism of Republicans who Clinton says play politics with the deadly assault that killed four Americans.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Libya • Reince Priebus • RNC
June 1st, 2014
12:35 PM ET
2 months ago

Jim Webb weighs in on his political future

(CNN) – Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb is still not ruling out a potential presidential bid.

"We're taking this one day at a time," Webb said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if he was interested in the presidency.

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Filed under: Jim Webb • TV-State of the Union
June 1st, 2014
10:55 AM ET
2 months ago

Rogers on negotiating for soldier's release: 'We have now set a price'

(CNN) - Releasing five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for the return of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a "dangerous" decision that could set a risky precedent for future kidnappings of Americans, according to Rep. Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee

"We have now set a price," the Michigan Republican said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "We have a changing footprint in Afghanistan, which would put our soldiers at risk for this notion that 'If I can get one, I can get five Taliban released.'"

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Mike Rogers • Terrorism • TV-State of the Union
June 1st, 2014
10:01 AM ET
2 months ago

Susan Rice responds to political debate over negotiations for soldier's release

(CNN) - White House national security adviser Susan Rice defended the Obama administration's decision to exchange Guantanamo detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, amid criticism that the United States negotiated with terrorists in the process.

She also said the “acute urgency” of Bergdahl’s health condition justified President Obama’s not notifying Congress beforehand that Bergdahl was being swapped for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

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Christie, Martinez hit the trail in New Mexico
May 29th, 2014
06:41 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie, Martinez hit the trail in New Mexico

(CNN) - Govs. Chris Christie and Susana Martinez certainly weren't trying to tamp down their mutual admiration Thursday, making a joint appearance that could further fuel speculation of a potential presidential ticket.

Talking to reporters after a meet-and-greet in Roswell, New Mexico, Christie labeled Martinez "one of my best friends in the entire Republican Governors Association."

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • New Mexico • RGA • Susana Martinez
Harvard awards George H.W. Bush honorary degree
May 29th, 2014
12:30 PM ET
2 months ago

Harvard awards George H.W. Bush honorary degree

(CNN) - When Harvard University leaders awarded former President George H.W. Bush an honorary degree Thursday, they made sure to mention his alma mater.

"It is seldom on this stage that we take the occasion to honor a former member of the cheerleading squad at Yale," Harvard Provost Alan Garber said in light-hearted remarks about the 41st president.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush
Biden: 'Name one innovative product' from China
May 28th, 2014
02:48 PM ET
2 months ago

Biden: 'Name one innovative product' from China

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden blasted China on Wednesday in a speech about foreign policy, arguing the country hasn't produced anything innovative.

"China-and it's true - is graduating six to eight times as many scientists and engineers as we have. But I challenge you, name me one innovative project, one innovative change, one innovative product that has come out of China," the vice president said forcefully.

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Filed under: China • Joe Biden
Rand Paul: I want to return to medicine 'at some point'
May 27th, 2014
03:50 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul: I want to return to medicine 'at some point'

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul, who practiced as an ophthalmologist for 17 years before entering Congress, is back at home performing free eye surgery for patients Tuesday.

The Kentucky Republican said it's "an amazing thing to see someone sit up and be able to see better," but he's also keeping up his skills so he can eventually return to the medical field.

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Filed under: Kentucky • Rand Paul
May 27th, 2014
03:00 PM ET
2 months ago

Michelle Obama to Congress: 'This is unacceptable'

(CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama argued Tuesday that it's "unacceptable" for House Republicans to consider making major changes to the 2010 child nutrition law - a hallmark of her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.

"The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health," she said. "Now is not the time to roll back everything that we have worked for. Our kids deserve so much better than that."
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Filed under: Congress • Michelle Obama
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