August 17th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
11 months ago

Perry has no regrets about veto, critic tells CNN that’s not the point

Washington (CNN) - In a defiant interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said again that despite a recent indictment, he wouldn’t take back the veto threat that triggered the legal action. However, the leader of a Texas watchdog group told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday the veto isn’t the issue.

It’s a complicated case with long-term political implications. On Friday, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts related to his efforts to try and force a Democratic district attorney to resign after a DWI. FULL POST

Filed under: 2016 • Michael McCrum • Rick Perry • Rosemary Lehmberg • Texas • TV-State of the Union
August 10th, 2014
01:42 PM ET
12 months ago

McCain dismisses claim that he has it in for Obama

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is no stranger to the Sunday morning political talk show circuit, and viewers have apparently taken notice.

On Sunday, he appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” from Jakarta, Indonesia, primarily to discuss the U.S. airstrikes on Iraq and President Obama’s foreign policy. However, during the interview, CNN’s Candy Crowley asked him about the frequency of his Sunday show appearances and his regular criticism of Obama.


Filed under: John McCain • State of the Union
Dilemmas of the Internet age
March 29th, 2014
06:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Dilemmas of the Internet age

In a world of smart phones and smart cars, the Internet is no longer limited to your desktop; it follows you wherever you go. And as long as you are online, you could potentially be tracked at all times.

While all eyes are on the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data, a thriving economy built on mass consumer surveillance is growing. Companies are collecting information about consumers in order to sell ads more effectively.


Filed under: Al Franken • NSA • Tulsi Gabbard
Ryan supports Christie, disagrees with Cruz’s approach on budget
January 26th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan supports Christie, disagrees with Cruz’s approach on budget

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and former Republican vice presidential candidate, distanced himself from one of the most conservative leaders of his party and expressed reluctant support for one of its most embattled figures.

At the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Ryan took a swipe at Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for not recognizing "reality" and, when pressed, expressed moderate support for Gov. Chris Christie, R-New Jersey.

The chairman of the House Budget Committee and potential presidential contender in 2016 made the comments in a one-on-one conversation with Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith on Thursday.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Texas
Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill
October 27th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill

Washington (CNN) - All is not trouble and strife on Capitol Hill – at least according to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, of Texas, and Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, of California, who are co-sponsoring a new immigration bill.

Denham is so far the lone Republican to join 185 Democrats to support an immigration reform bill that could give millions of undocumented people a path to citizenship.


Election souvenirs: T-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers and toilet paper
November 2nd, 2012
05:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Election souvenirs: T-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers and toilet paper

Washington, D.C. (CNN) - With less than a week before Election Day, souvenir stores in the nation's capital are stocked with Obama and Romney paraphernalia – shirts, bumper stickers, buttons, shot glasses, bobble heads and magnets.

But compared to 2008 when Obama mania struck the District of Columbia, the lines of customers are generally short, vendors say.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Washington D.C.