McCain: Send Kerry to Israel
July 6th, 2014
05:15 PM ET
2 weeks ago

McCain: Send Kerry to Israel

Washington (CNN) - As tensions between Israelis and Palestinians ramp up, the United States must begin shuttle diplomacy, according to Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

One of the top Senate Republicans, McCain argued that Secretary of State John Kerry should go to the region and initiate a dialogue between the two sides.

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Filed under: John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Middle East
July 6th, 2014
02:25 PM ET
2 weeks ago

John McCain's favorite Democrat?

Washington (CNN) - Arizona, please do not read on.

Republican Sen. John McCain joked that he hopes CBS does not air in the Grand Canyon state so that his constituents don't hear what he has to say next: "I respect Hillary Clinton."

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • John McCain
July 6th, 2014
12:54 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Border-state Democrat: Obama 'one step behind' on immigration

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is facing fresh criticism for its handling of the immigration crisis from two voices at the center of the debate.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Mayor Alan Long of Murrieta, California - the small town that rose up in protest after federal officials bused illegal immigrants to a facility there - both criticized the administration for failing to fix a broken system and address what they called a foreseeable problem.

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Filed under: Immigration
Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference
May 31st, 2014
03:43 PM ET
2 months ago

Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

(CNN) – Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders.

The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week.

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Blogger's arrest shakes up Mississippi Republican primary
May 17th, 2014
10:38 PM ET
2 months ago

Blogger's arrest shakes up Mississippi Republican primary

Updated 2:30 p.m. ET, 5/18/2014

(CNN) – The arrest of a man who allegedly obtained an image of a senator's bedridden wife has shaken up an already intense Republican primary battle in Mississippi.

Political blogger Clayton Kelly was arrested Thursday, accused of exploiting a vulnerable adult and illegally and improperly obtaining a photo of her without her consent for his own benefit, according to the Madison Police Department.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Thad Cochran
Holder: Donald Sterling not the real issue
May 17th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
2 months ago

Holder: Donald Sterling not the real issue

(CNN) - Outbursts like Donald Sterling's recorded rant or Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's controversial comments are not the real problem, says Attorney General Eric Holder.

"More subtle" forms of racism that "cut deeper" cause the real harm, he argued Saturday.

In a commencement speech at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, Holder used the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that desegregated schools to highlight inequalities that persist today.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
May 12th, 2014
09:38 PM ET
2 months ago

King: Don’t negotiate for kidnapped Nigerian girls

(CNN) - The former chairman of the House Homeland Security committee is urging the United States and others not to negotiate with Boko Haram, the terrorist group in Nigeria that has kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls.

Instead, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said he would support President Obama if he were to send U.S. special forces to rescue them.

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Filed under: Peter King • Terrorism
Obama uses weekly address to send Easter, Passover wishes
Passover Seder at the White House, 2013
April 19th, 2014
03:37 PM ET
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
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