April 6th, 2014
01:19 PM ET
2 weeks ago

White House has talked with Samsung about Obama-Ortiz selfie

(CNN) – Samsung's reported selfie marketing stunt last week got the company into a bit of trouble with the White House.

Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on CBS’s "Face the Nation" that the White House counsel's office has had "conversations" with Samsung, after Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz took a picture of himself and President Barack Obama during a visit to the White House by the 2013 World Series winners.

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Filed under: White House
April 6th, 2014
11:10 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Pelosi: Cheney is ‘proud’ of Bush-era CIA that misled public

(CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said former Vice President Dick Cheney "set a tone and attitude for the CIA" that allowed for the controversial techniques used by the agency in the Bush-era detention and interrogation program.

Her comments follow a Senate Intelligence Committee vote last week to release key parts of a report that concludes the CIA misled the government and public about aspects of the agency’s practices in the post-9/11 program.

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Filed under: CIA • Dick Cheney • Mike Rogers • Nancy Pelosi • TV-State of the Union
April 4th, 2014
04:45 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Nancy Pelosi on Hillary Clinton, women in politics: 'I never expected anything but a double standard'

(CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday if there's a double standard for women in power, Hillary Clinton's felt it.

In an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley, the top House Democrat said, "If Hillary Clinton thinks there is a double standard - she's been in the main event, and that is a presidential race - then I respect that."

Watch more of Pelosi's interview with Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union," Sundays at 9 a.m. / 12 p.m. ET

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Nancy Pelosi • TV-State of the Union
Ted Cruz: Religious liberty 'never been more in peril'
April 2nd, 2014
02:51 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Ted Cruz: Religious liberty 'never been more in peril'

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz struck a familiar refrain in a speech Wednesday, calling on Americans to defend religious liberty against the overreach of the federal government.

The freshman Republican senator from Texas cited two cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court fighting requirements in President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Filed under: Health care • Ted Cruz
Rand Paul: GOP needs to 'get beyond deportation'
April 1st, 2014
03:12 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Rand Paul: GOP needs to 'get beyond deportation'

(CNN) – Rand Paul said Tuesday it's critical for Republicans to broaden their message on immigration to the Latino community if the party is going to have a chance at gaining support from the politically imperative group in future elections.

"We're not just the party of deportation. We got to get beyond deportation to get to the rest of the issues," the senator from Kentucky said at a Latino media forum in Washington.

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Filed under: Immigration • Rand Paul
Sarah Palin endorses in high-stakes Georgia race
March 27th, 2014
12:44 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Sarah Palin endorses in high-stakes Georgia race

(CNN) – Sarah Palin strikes again - this time lending her conservative star power to candidate Karen Handel in the jam-packed battle for the GOP Senate nomination in Georgia.

The stakes in the race are high for both parties as Democrats eye the seat in the red state as one of their few potential pick-ups in 2014 – a prospect Palin underscored Thursday in her endorsement.

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Filed under: Georgia • Karen Handel • Michelle Nunn • Sarah Palin
Kirsten Gillibrand insists that Hillary Clinton run in 2016
March 25th, 2014
05:28 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Kirsten Gillibrand insists that Hillary Clinton run in 2016

Updated 2:06 p.m. ET, 3/26/2014

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's successor in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, isn't taking no for an answer.

The New York Democrat said on Tuesday that she's not running for president in 2016 but will "make sure" Clinton does.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Kirsten Gillibrand
Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton together again to talk education
March 24th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton together again to talk education

(CNN) – Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton - two central figures in modern politics with 2016 prospects - joined forces Monday to talk global education.

In her keynote address, Clinton praised Bush's dedication to education reform since serving two terms as governor of Florida, where he overhauled the state's education system, introducing a school voucher program and banning using race as a factor in university admissions.

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Filed under: 2016 • Education • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush
March 23rd, 2014
03:26 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Panel: Rand Paul is 'clearly a factor in 2016'

(CNN) – Rand Paul isn't your run-of-the-mill Republican teasing 2016 ambitions.

It's early in the game, but Paul's crusade against government overreach and his willingness to buck the establishment GOP are turning heads. And his recent popularity has some arguing the Kentucky Republican might have some staying power.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul • TV-State of the Union
Jimmy Carter believes the NSA monitors his e-mails
March 23rd, 2014
01:47 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Jimmy Carter believes the NSA monitors his e-mails

(CNN) – Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday he believes the National Security Agency is monitoring his e-mails, so when he wants to communicate with a foreign leader, he sends an old-fashioned letter via snail mail.

Asked by NBC's Andrea Mitchell about the debate surrounding the spy agency and the conflict between privacy and national security, Carter said the surveillance practices have "been extremely liberalized and I think abused by our own intelligence agencies."

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Filed under: Jimmy Carter • NSA • President Obama
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