Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement
February 23rd, 2014
02:03 PM ET
7 months ago

Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement

Washington (CNN) – In her first "Meet the Press" appearance since her use of Benghazi “talking points” set off a political firestorm in 2012, National Security Adviser Susan Rice was asked point-blank whether she has any regrets about her involvement in informing the public of developments regarding the violence before, during and after the attacks on a U.S. post in Libya.

"No," Rice bluntly told David Gregory on the NBC program.
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Filed under: Libya • Susan Rice
GOP Sen. Graham latest to sign up for Obamacare, refuse subsidy
December 9th, 2013
02:47 PM ET
9 months ago

GOP Sen. Graham latest to sign up for Obamacare, refuse subsidy

Updated 3:22 p.m ET, 12/9/2013

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has decided to sign up for federal health care coverage in the South Carolina exchange, rather than through the Washington, D.C., exchange where he would qualify for a federal subsidy offered to both lawmakers and congressional aides.

"I don't think members of Congress should get a special deal," Graham said in a press release.
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Filed under: Health care • Lindsey Graham • Obamacare
KY Gov: McConnell's Obamacare criticism will hurt him
December 5th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
10 months ago

KY Gov: McConnell's Obamacare criticism will hurt him

(CNN) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's criticism of the Affordable Care Act may come back to haunt him in the next year's midterm race, according to Steve Beshear, the Democratic governor of McConnell's home state of Kentucky.

"I have a U.S. Senator who keeps saying Kentuckians don't want this. Well, the facts don't prove that out," the Governor said at Thursday's Democratic House Leaders caucus meeting on Obamacare.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
House Democrats amplify criticism of Boehner for shutdown
October 8th, 2013
02:46 PM ET
11 months ago

House Democrats amplify criticism of Boehner for shutdown

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leaders Tuesday sought to show party solidarity by continuing to blame congressional Republicans, specifically House Speaker John Boehner, for the partial government shutdown.

Following a caucus leadership meeting, Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly compared Boehner's influence over the House to a 19th century monarch.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • John Boehner
WH disavows quote, says it cares when shutdown ends
October 4th, 2013
03:49 PM ET
12 months ago

WH disavows quote, says it cares when shutdown ends

Washington (CNN) - On Day Four of the shutdown, the White House sought to distance itself from a quote that depicted a celebratory Obama administration with a strategic upper hand.

White House spokesman Jay Carney responded to a Politico reporter asking if he stands by a quote published by The Wall Street Journal that cites a senior administration official as saying: "We are winning...It doesn't really matter to us" how long the shutdown lasts "because what matters is the end result."
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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Jay Carney
Obama blasts Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus awards
September 22nd, 2013
12:54 AM ET
12 months ago

Obama blasts Republicans at Congressional Black Caucus awards

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama blasted Republicans Saturday evening for risking a government shutdown in their effort to defund Obamacare saying, “It is time for these folks to stop governing by crisis."

President Barack Obama was speaking at the 43rd Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner. His speech focused on an array of topics, including health care, gun violence and creating economic opportunity.
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Obama welcomes NCAA Champs to the White House
July 23rd, 2013
06:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama welcomes NCAA Champs to the White House

Washington (CNN) - It's not every day that President Barack Obama gets to mix work with play.

Tuesday in the White House East Room, he was able to do just that.
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Obama to Bush 41: We are a ‘gentler nation’ because of you
July 15th, 2013
06:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to Bush 41: We are a ‘gentler nation’ because of you

(CNN) – It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.

The Points of Light Foundation, now the world's largest service organization coordinating volunteer projects, started during the Bush administration. The 41st president serves as the non-partisan, non-profit foundation's honorary chairman and his son, Neil Bush, is the president.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • President Obama • White House
Obama awards medals in arts; humanities
July 10th, 2013
05:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama awards medals in arts; humanities

Washington (CNN) - What does President Barack Obama think George Lucas, Marilynne Robinson and Joan Didion all have in common?

Aside from the fact they’re among this year's recipients of the National Medal of Arts and Humanities, the president proclaimed Wednesday, “They are all teachers.”
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Illinois becomes 50th state to allow concealed weapons
July 9th, 2013
09:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Illinois becomes 50th state to allow concealed weapons

(CNN) - Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow the carrying of concealed weapons in public on Tuesday.

Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, vetoed the legislation, but the Illinois General Assembly overrode the governor. The law allows the state to distribute permits for the carrying of firearms in public if applicants meet certain requirements.
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Filed under: Gun control • Illinois
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