Clinton’s 2008 mega-donors wait with open wallets
January 30th, 2014
05:45 AM ET
3 months ago

Clinton’s 2008 mega-donors wait with open wallets

Washington (CNN) – During Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, a loyal group of fundraisers – called the "Hillraisers" – donated and bundled millions of dollars for the then-senator's White House bid.

With the prospect of another run in 2016, the fundraisers watch Clinton’s moves with great interest, prepared to help any prospective run by opening their wallets and tapping their contacts as they did eight years earlier.
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Filed under: 2016 • Fundraising • Hillary Clinton
January 29th, 2014
01:21 AM ET
3 months ago

A bipartisan outpouring for wounded war hero at State of the Union

(CNN) - It’s a partisan see-saw that marks when Democrats and Republicans stand and applause at a State of the Union address. Tax cuts – cue Republicans, raise the minimum wage – hurrah go the Democrats.

But on Tuesday night, an Army soldier with a heroic and remarkable story obliterated that custom, receiving arguably the most heartfelt expression of bipartisan gratitude any Congress could muster – a nearly two-minute standing ovation.

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January 29th, 2014
12:13 AM ET
3 months ago

A softer Republican side in response to Obama

(CNN) – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers relied heavily on themes of family and compassion to draw divisions with President Barack Obama on Tuesday in the Republican response to his State of the Union address.

In her nationally televised appearance, she knocked him for policy proposals that "won't solve the problems actually facing Americans."

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January 28th, 2014
07:00 PM ET
3 months ago

Reid will allow vote on Democratic-backed Obamacare changes

Washington (CNN) – In a nod to vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he will allow the Senate to vote on some Democratic proposals to change Obamacare.

In an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Reid said he is meeting with Democrats who have suggestions about altering Obamacare and hopes to bring their changes to the Senate floor for a vote.
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Filed under: 2014 • Harry Reid • President Obama
January 28th, 2014
01:39 PM ET
3 months ago

Reid says vulnerable Democrats should not run away from Obama

Updated 2:09 p.m. ET, 1/28/2014

Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraced President Barack Obama's standing in an exclusive interview with CNN on Tuesday, stating that he encourages vulnerable Senate Democrats running for re-election in 2014 to invite the President to campaign with them even in states where he is unpopular.

Reid's exclusive comments to CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash come just hours ahead of the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday night and months ahead the 2014 midterm elections, where Democrats will fight to keep the majority in the Senate.
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Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • Harry Reid • President Obama
January 27th, 2014
12:52 PM ET
3 months ago

Clinton's biggest regret at State: Benghazi

Updated 1:33 p.m. ET, 1/27/2014

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya was her biggest regret during the four years she served as America's top diplomat.

In a speech to the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Clinton addressed a number of auto-related topics, including some of the more colorful cars former President Bill Clinton has owned and the fact that she hasn't driven a car since 1996.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Louisiana
January 24th, 2014
07:08 PM ET
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton lurks in corners of Republican meeting

Washington (CNN) -- Even though it was Republican party leaders meeting in Washington this week, Hillary Clinton might as well have been there.

In the halls between Republican National Committee meetings, the former secretary of state's name came up in conversation regularly. At a rules committee meeting on Thursday night, Clinton - the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 - was referred to as "she who should not be named." And at the powwow's most-watched events, Republicans pledged a laser-like focus on winning back the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • RNC
Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention
January 23rd, 2014
05:12 PM ET
3 months ago

Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention

Washington (CNN) - Behind the glitzy photos spreads, the slick highlight reels and the overstuffed swag bags, a few cities vying to hold the Republican National Convention in 2016 are making demographics a subtle but important part of their pitch to Republican Party leaders.

For Western cities like Las Vegas, Denver and Phoenix – all of which are vying to hold the party's presidential nomination convention – their pitches could be boiled down to this: We have both the infrastructure and political symbolism you need.
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Filed under: 2016 • Arizona • Colorado • Missouri • Nevada • Ohio • RNC
Stop Hillary PAC asks for investigation into pro-Hillary group
January 22nd, 2014
03:15 PM ET
3 months ago

Stop Hillary PAC asks for investigation into pro-Hillary group

Washington (CNN) - Stop Hillary PAC, a group aimed at making sure former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn't become president, filed a complaint on Wednesday against a group looking to do the exact opposite.

In their complaint with the Federal Election Commission, the anti-Hillary group contends that Ready for Hillary, a group urging Clinton to run for president, violated election laws when they rented Clinton’s 2008 campaign email list.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton set for California swing in April
January 22nd, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton set for California swing in April

Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a multi-day swing through California in April, speaking at events in San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego that are sure to spark more talk about whether the former first lady will run for president in 2016.

The trip, which has Clinton appearing in front of an array of business and corporate groups, will likely happen behind closed doors, however, as all three appearances are closed to the press.
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Filed under: 2016 • California • Hillary Clinton
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