Obama uses weekly address to send Easter, Passover wishes
Passover Seder at the White House, 2013
April 19th, 2014
03:37 PM ET
4 days ago

Obama uses weekly address to send Easter, Passover wishes

Washington (CNN) - Politics were put aside Saturday as President Barack Obama wished the American people a Happy Easter in his weekly address.

In remarks to people of all faiths, “believer or nonbeliever,” the President noted the special time of year, for Christians and Jews especially, and called on all to “love and serve one another, particularly ‘the least of these’ among us.”

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Filed under: President Obama
Heartbleed causes HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords
April 19th, 2014
02:05 PM ET
4 days ago

Heartbleed causes HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords

Washington (CNN) - A cybersecurity scare is forcing Obamacare enrollees who used the HealthCare.gov site to sign up for an insurance plan to now change their passwords.

The Obama administration says that although there is no immediate threat to users, all enrollees have had their password reset and now must create a new password.

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Filed under: cybersecurity • Obamacare
GOP as the "iPhone party"
April 19th, 2014
11:43 AM ET
4 days ago

GOP as the "iPhone party"

(CNN) - "Imagine your government as your iPhone."

That was the message from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, in the GOP's weekly address Saturday.

In a call for free markets and open platforms, Alexander argued that government should be more like Apple, Inc. - working to give private citizens the means "to create a happier, safer, more prosperous life."

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Lamar Alexander
GOP 2016 hopefuls address big donors in Vegas
March 29th, 2014
08:19 PM ET
2 weeks ago

GOP 2016 hopefuls address big donors in Vegas

(CNN) - They may have their sights set on the White House, but Saturday they were in Sin City, talking up donation high rollers.

Several GOP leaders spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual spring leadership meeting in Las Vegas, where some of the party's most influential donors and fundraisers meet to talk politics and policy.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • John Kasich • Scott Walker • Sheldon Adelson
Scott Walker highlights executive experience to GOP donors
March 29th, 2014
04:29 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Scott Walker highlights executive experience to GOP donors

Updated 4:36 p.m. ET, 3/29/2014

(CNN) – Touting his executive experience and Wisconsin's success, it certainly sounded like he was running for national office. But Scott Walker wanted to make one thing clear Saturday: Anyone focused on 2016 has the wrong idea.

"Any Republican who's talking about anything other than 2014 is doing a disservice both to the party and to the country," he said.

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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker
Clintons talk policy (not so much candidacy) with Jimmy Kimmel
March 22nd, 2014
11:56 PM ET
1 month ago

Clintons talk policy (not so much candidacy) with Jimmy Kimmel

(CNN) - Not even Jimmy Kimmel can get her to spill the beans.

Hillary and Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, joined the comedian and late night talk show host for the final night of the Clinton Global Initiative University conference, discussing everything from campaign trail stories to trade policy, to the inevitable question: Will Hillary run in 2016?

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton talks jobs, economy to millennials
March 22nd, 2014
09:24 PM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton talks jobs, economy to millennials

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton on Saturday spoke to an audience of thousands of college students in Arizona about the economic uncertainty facing their generation and the importance of education.

The former senator and secretary of state spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference at Arizona State University, a weekend of speeches, panels, and seminars that address higher education and other issues facing young voters.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Weekly addresses: GOP, Obama offer different views on moving forward
March 8th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
2 months ago

Weekly addresses: GOP, Obama offer different views on moving forward

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, agree on at least one thing: The economic status quo is not working.

But in their weekly addresses, the President and the freshman senator presented very different ideas on how to fix the problem - and what is causing it in the first place.

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • President Obama
Paul, McConnell together on the circuit in Kentucky
February 22nd, 2014
07:44 PM ET
2 months ago

Paul, McConnell together on the circuit in Kentucky

updated 745am ET Sunday

(CNN) – In a  joint appearance, Kentucky's two U.S. senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, shared the floor at a fundraiser in Louisville.

The two attended the "Party for the Party Dinner" of the Jefferson County GOP on Friday evening. Each spoke for a few minutes, attempting to stir supporters and galvanize the grassroots.

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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul
Obama pushes for minimum wage increase
February 22nd, 2014
01:19 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama pushes for minimum wage increase

Washington (CNN) - It may be a "year of action" for President Obama, but there is one thing he cannot do without Congress: raise the minimum wage.

In his weekly address Saturday, the President took the opportunity to make another plea, appealing to the public to pressure representatives to "give America a raise."

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Filed under: Minimum wage • Obama address • President Obama
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