June 29th, 2014
06:22 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Poll: Majority think Hillary Clinton can relate to average Americans

(CNN) – Despite recent fumbles on the state of her personal wealth, a new national survey shows more than half of respondents believe Hillary Clinton can relate to average Americans as well as other possible White House hopefuls can.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll released Sunday indicates 55% surveyed think Clinton can relate to the problems of everyday citizens. But 37% said Clinton, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, isn't as relatable as other potential White House hopefuls.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
June 29th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Rogers: Benghazi suspect 'compliant but not cooperative'

(CNN) -- Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, said Sunday the suspect in the Benghazi attacks "likely" did not provide useful intelligence during his two-week detention aboard a ship to the United States.

The White House announced the capture earlier this month of Ahmed Abu Khatallah - the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

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Filed under: Libya • Mike Rogers • Terrorism • TV-State of the Union
June 29th, 2014
11:22 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Issa: 'We'll probably never know' what happened to Lerner's hard drive

(CNN) – Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday the committee he chairs will "probably never know" if a computer crash that destroyed sought-after e-mails was a deliberate act to cover up wrongdoing at the IRS.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, the California Republican said that though the hard drive belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner is “physically gone,” there's evidence that she was in violation of some agency regulations and laws.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS • TV-State of the Union
June 29th, 2014
10:28 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Lerner attorney: Client vilified by GOP out of convenience

(CNN) - The attorney for embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner said Sunday that Republicans are denigrating an innocent woman for purely political purposes.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, attorney William Taylor said it's "convenient" for the GOP to suggest that Lerner's computer crash, which destroyed documents sought by a House Committee, means something "nefarious" was going on.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS • TV-State of the Union
Republican businessman wins Florida race to replace cocaine congressman
June 24th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
1 month ago

Republican businessman wins Florida race to replace cocaine congressman

(CNN) - Republican businessman Curt Clawson won Tuesday's special general election in Florida to replace embattled former Rep. Trey Radel.

Clawson defeated Democrat April Freeman and two other candidates in the race for the state's 19th Congressional District.

Clawson had a 67%-29% lead with all precincts reporting, according to numbers compiled by The Associated Press.

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Filed under: 2014 • Florida
Michelle Obama: Woman president should happen ASAP
June 23rd, 2014
08:26 PM ET
1 month ago

Michelle Obama: Woman president should happen ASAP

(CNN) – Michelle Obama said Monday she's "definitely" not jumping into politics, but suggested the United States might not be too far away from having its first woman commander in chief.

Asked at the Washington event if she would consider a political career once her husband leaves the White House in 2017, Mrs. Obama gave a flat no.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Michelle Obama • Minimum wage • President Obama
Ethics panel disciplines Rep. Don Young over hunting trips
June 20th, 2014
03:04 PM ET
1 month ago

Ethics panel disciplines Rep. Don Young over hunting trips

(CNN) – Longtime Rep. Don Young misused campaign funds and accepted improper gifts relating to hunting trips he took with his family and staff over the years, the House Ethics Committee concluded on Friday.

The panel found that the 21-term Alaska Republican broke its rules when he used campaign funds for personal purposes and improperly accepted gifts for 15 trips between 2001-13.

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Filed under: Alaska • Congress • Don Young • House
Obamas: Daughters should experience hard work, minimum wage job
June 20th, 2014
12:39 PM ET
1 month ago

Obamas: Daughters should experience hard work, minimum wage job

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama agreed their two daughters should have an understanding of what it's like to earn a paycheck at a minimum wage job.

In an interview with Parade magazine released Friday, the first couple was asked if they think their teenage daughters, Sasha and Malia, should experience the kind of minimum wage jobs they did growing up.

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Filed under: Malia Obama • Michelle Obama • Minimum wage • President Obama • Sasha Obama
Jindal announces plan for Louisiana to back out of Common Core
June 18th, 2014
04:56 PM ET
1 month ago

Jindal announces plan for Louisiana to back out of Common Core

(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he plans to pull his state out of the Common Core academic standards, announcing an executive order aimed at blocking the testing program in the state.

At a news conference, Jindal said he's sent a letter requesting his state's withdrawal from the program to the Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) - a conglomerate of states developing the standards for students in the subjects of English and math.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Education • Louisiana
Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules
June 16th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
1 month ago

Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules

(CNN) – Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency is "on the table" in efforts to counter the Obama administration's proposed restrictions on carbon emission from power plants.

The Louisiana Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said Washington is waging a "war on coal," calling the EPA rules part of a "radical ideology" in President Barack Obama's energy policy.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • Rick Perry
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