GOP 2016 hopefuls address big donors in Vegas
March 29th, 2014
08:19 PM ET
4 months 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 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
GOP again highlights Obamacare in weekly address
February 22nd, 2014
11:06 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP again highlights Obamacare in weekly address

Washington (CNN) - If there were any doubts left that running against Obamacare is the GOP's strategy in 2014, the President's signature healthcare law was again the message of the GOP's weekly address.

In a message released Saturday, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, slammed the administration for "the sad reality of Obamacare: lose your insurance, lose your doctor, lose your job."

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Tom Cotton
Huckabee defends comments as Miley Cyrus, Cosmo weigh in
January 25th, 2014
03:20 PM ET
6 months ago

Huckabee defends comments as Miley Cyrus, Cosmo weigh in

(CNN) - As more female voices are joining the clamor against him, Mike Huckabee is speaking out against critics, who, he says, distorted his comments on women.

"My whole point was that the women I know are intelligent, thoughtful, educated, capable of running things, capable of making big decisions - and they didn’t need the government to hold their hands. They were not victims of their gender," said the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate.
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Filed under: Mike Huckabee • RNC
White House: Obama “will not wait for Congress”
January 25th, 2014
12:03 PM ET
6 months ago

White House: Obama “will not wait for Congress”

Tune in to CNN for complete State of the Union coverage, starting Tuesday, January 28 at 7 pm ET.

Updated 1:58 p.m. ET, 1/25/2014

Washington (CNN) - Just days from President Obama's State of the Union address, a senior adviser is providing a glimpse into the speech's central themes: "opportunity, action and optimism."

In an e-mail message to supporters, Dan Pfeiffer is rallying supporters ahead of the address this Tuesday, with a glimpse at the President's plans for 2014.
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Filed under: State of the Union • White House
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