March 28th, 2013
08:31 AM ET
1 year ago

'Argo' could help compensate former Iran hostages

Washington (CNN) – It won an Academy Award, made people forget "Gigli" when they think Ben Affleck, and now the movie "Argo" may even pull off another feat - help move legislation through Congress.

The frustrated Foreign Service officer on the phone as the U.S. embassy in Iran was under assault at the beginning of "Argo" was in real life John Limbert.

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Filed under: Iran
February 21st, 2013
07:21 AM ET
1 year ago

Establishment attacks only make Cruz more popular with supporters

Austin, Texas (CNN) – By the time Republican Sen. Ted Cruz arrived for an event at a gun manufacturing business outside Austin, there was a healthy-sized, cheering crowd to greet him. One constituent even held a handmade sign saying, "Ted Cruz Rocks."

The scene had the look and feel of a campaign event. Except that the freshman senator isn't up for re-election for six years.

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Filed under: Ted Cruz • Texas
January 31st, 2013
07:25 AM ET
1 year ago

McCain moves from backer to skeptic on Hagel

Washington (CNN) - During his 2000 presidential run, a New Hampshire voter asked Republican Sen. John McCain who he might choose as secretary of defense.

McCain responded by tossing out the name of a dear old friend and colleague, the very man who would be nominated to that post by a Democrat and frequent McCain target 13 years later.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • John McCain