Pro-immigration attack ads to target House Republicans
November 7th, 2013
01:58 PM ET
12 months ago

Pro-immigration attack ads to target House Republicans

(CNN) - A new union-backed ad buy will look to drum up support for passing comprehensive immigration reform in the House of Representatives by targeting vulnerable chamber Republicans, according to a statement.

The Service Employees International Union said Thursday they are spending more than $500,000 on attack ads targeting seven House Republicans who face tough re-elections next year, and House Speaker John Boehner. SEIU has already spent more than $2.5 million promoting immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship, the group said.
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Filed under: House Republicans • Immigration
Conservative group continues to pile money into anti-Obamacare ads
November 7th, 2013
11:06 AM ET
12 months ago

Conservative group continues to pile money into anti-Obamacare ads

(CNN) - Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity's anti-Obamacare efforts have now topped $7.6 million in spending over the last few weeks with Thursday's announcement of a new $1.7 million ad buy.

According to a release, the ad buy marks the group's third wave of TV, radio and web ads going after the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. As the ads have done in the past, the new round will applaud lawmakers who've opposed the law and blast those who've supported it.
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Filed under: Ann Kirkpatrick • Health care • Nick Rahall • Obamacare
Jimmy Carter's grandson to run for Georgia Gov.
November 7th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
12 months ago

Jimmy Carter's grandson to run for Georgia Gov.

Updated 11/7/2013 at 12:45pm ET

(CNN) - The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter is hoping to follow in his famous grandfather's footsteps, as he launches a bid for Georgia governor.

Democratic state Senator Jason Carter is expected to formally announce his candidacy Thursday morning at an event in Atlanta, but he's already quoted on his campaign website as saying "I am running for Governor because I believe in Georgia at its best."
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Filed under: Georgia • Jimmy Carter
DNC: Election day 'a very good day to run as a Democrat'
November 6th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
12 months ago

DNC: Election day 'a very good day to run as a Democrat'

(CNN) - National Democrats touted their 2013 election victories in New York and Virginia as 2014 bellwethers while writing off Gov. Chris Christie's New Jersey landslide.

Representatives of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee held a conference call Wednesday with reporters to lay out their vision for the coming midterm election.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2014 • Chris Christie • DNC • Ken Cuccinelli • New Jersey • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Another ballot measure: Name the panda cub
November 5th, 2013
02:54 PM ET
12 months ago

Another ballot measure: Name the panda cub

Washington (CNN) – She's cute, she's fluffy and now she wants your vote as the Smithsonian's National Zoo invites Americans to cast one more ballot on Election Day to name the Giant Panda cub.

Online voting on Smithsonian.com opened Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET and will run until November 22. According to a statement from the National Zoo, the cub's name will be unveiled December 1, the date when the cub will be 100 days old and when babies are celebrated in Chinese culture.
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Filed under: Washington D.C.
Obama personally greets returning White House tours
November 5th, 2013
12:03 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama personally greets returning White House tours

Washington (CNN) - Visitors on the newly reopened White House tours were not just greeted by security guards and staffers Tuesday morning but by the building's residents, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

The President and the first lady greeted a long line of visitors one by one. Tours of the White House returned Tuesday for the first time in eight months after administration officials canceled them in March, citing funding constraints from the forced federal budget cuts, known in Washington speak as "the sequester."
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Filed under: White House
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to seek his old job
November 1st, 2013
07:06 PM ET
12 months ago

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to seek his old job

(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is looking to return to the state's highest office, according to documents filed Friday with the Florida Department of State.

Crist, who served as a Republican governor from 2007 to 2011, has an event scheduled for Monday in St. Petersburg for a "Major Announcement" where he is expected to formally declare his candidacy.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
Hillary Clinton aiming for the glass ceiling
November 1st, 2013
04:58 PM ET
12 months ago

Hillary Clinton aiming for the glass ceiling

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to live up to her "glass ceiling cracker" Twitter profile Friday, announcing a "No Ceilings" project to be run through her family foundation.

"Too many women here and around the world still face ceilings," Clinton said in a keynote speech in Philadelphia to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
November 1st, 2013
09:52 AM ET
12 months ago

White House defends Obamacare rule that forces new insurance

Washington (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday continued to defend the rule in the national health care law that may end up forcing millions of Americans from their health insurance.

Carney's defense of the law comes amid revelations that a grand total of six Americans signed up for Obamacare coverage on the first day the online exchanges went live October 1, according to internal notes provided to the Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • White House
'Scary' Halloween tweets from the right and left
October 31st, 2013
04:27 PM ET
12 months ago

'Scary' Halloween tweets from the right and left

(CNN) - The last day of October offers a chance for a different kind of political commentary, with some politicians and political brands sharing what they find "scary."

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, a Republican, feels that "Everyone is entitled to one good scare on Halloween," according to a tweet from an account bearing his name.
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Filed under: President Obama
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