The vice president joins Instagram
April 16th, 2014
02:26 PM ET
1 day ago

Ad for aviators or Joe Biden's Instagram account?

(CNN) – The vice president has joined the world of filter-obsessed smartphone photographers on the popular photo-sharing site Instagram.

Joe Biden's Instagram account posted its first picture on Wednesday - displaying the vice president's signature eyewear in the foreground and a studious Biden reading what may be an important White House memo, blurred in the background.

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Christie: Sky's the limit for campaign donations
April 16th, 2014
09:41 AM ET
1 day ago

Christie: Sky's the limit for campaign donations

(CNN) - Chris Christie says that limiting campaign donations is "ridiculous," and is calling for a 48-hour reporting period for disclosing contributions.

New Jersey's Republican governor said at a town hall in Somerset Tuesday that rules limiting the amount someone can give to a campaign doesn't "stop money from getting into politics anyway."

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Campaign finance • Chris Christie
Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran
April 13th, 2014
03:57 PM ET
3 days ago

Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul said the United States shouldn't rule out the containment of Iran’s nuclear program.

The Kentucky Republican is sticking to his guns on the issue that left him standing alone as the sole Senate vote against a 2012 resolution to pursue a policy other than containment, if necessary, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iran • Rand Paul
April 13th, 2014
01:43 PM ET
3 days ago

Sebelius’ resignation and the politics of Obamacare

(CNN) – Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing health and human services secretary, said the decision to step down from her post was hers - not the Obama administration's.

After seeing Obamacare through its botched rollout and the eight-week fix period, and past the 7 million sign-up goal after the open enrollment deadline, Sebelius announced last week she would step down, saying Sunday it was a "logical time to leave."

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April 13th, 2014
01:07 PM ET
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GOP base includes racist 'elements,' congressman charges

(CNN) - Over 50 years after Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, the issue of race is back in the political headlines, after comments from Attorney General Eric Holder and events marking the anniversary of the law’s passage renewed the dialogue over race relations in the 21st century.

Rep. Steve Israel, D-New York, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that "not all" of his GOP colleagues are racist but "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism."

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April 13th, 2014
11:14 AM ET
3 days ago

Democratic campaign chair: 2014 too early to call

(CNN) - It's too early in the game to predict which party will clean up in November's midterm elections, Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Sunday.

But his Republican counterpart, Rep. Greg Walden, indicated Obamacare and a still-struggling economy are issues enough to stoke enthusiasm for the GOP in this year's election.

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Filed under: 2014 • TV-State of the Union
Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'as bad or worse' than President Obama on government surveillance
April 11th, 2014
07:36 PM ET
5 days ago

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'as bad or worse' than President Obama on government surveillance

(CNN) – Presidential politics were in the air Friday in New Hampshire as Sen. Rand Paul took direct aim at potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.

The Kentucky Republican said Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic senator, is "as bad or worse" than President Barack Obama on issues of government surveillance.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul
April 9th, 2014
03:19 PM ET
1 week ago

Scott Walker: College degree not a 'requirement' for higher office

(CNN) – Scott Walker suggested it's not necessary for a presidential candidate to have a college degree - after all, he didn't need one to become governor of Wisconsin.

Walker, who's a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, was asked at an event Wednesday if he thinks someone seeking the Oval Office should have a college degree.

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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Airwaves heating up in Mississippi Senate race
April 7th, 2014
04:12 PM ET
1 week ago

Airwaves heating up in Mississippi Senate race

Updated 6:05 p.m. ET, 4/7/2014

(CNN) – Two leading fiscal conservative groups are going after Thad Cochran, one of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election.

Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Action announced Monday they would each begin airing television ads against the Mississippi incumbent.

And Cochran's team is hitting back with an ad of their own, slamming GOP challenger Chris McDaniel for his views on government assistance programs and post-Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in the state. And Cochran is also getting assistance from an outside group as the ad wars in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary heat up.

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Filed under: Club for Growth • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
April 6th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
1 week ago

Jeb Bush: Immigration is 'not a felony' but 'an act of love'

(CNN) - Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants.

The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States illegally are often looking for opportunities to provide for their families that are not available in their home countries.

"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family," Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at town hall event at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.

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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Republican Party
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