April 3rd, 2014
10:02 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Fallon, dressed as Putin, calls Palin

(CNN) – Wearing a wig and what looked like a well-tailored Russian suit, Jimmy Fallon went into character as Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday on "The Tonight Show" and made a call to another participant in the skit: Sarah Palin.

"Hello, Miss Palin, it's me, Vladimir," he says.
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Filed under: Jimmy Fallon • Sarah Palin • Vladimir Putin
Leading Republican jumps into hot House race
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Virginia
January 7th, 2014
08:02 AM ET
4 months ago

Leading Republican jumps into hot House race

Washington (CNN) - A former aide to retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia Tuesday is officially jumping into the race for his U.S. House seat, which will be among the most contested and expensive congressional battles in this November's midterm elections.

Three-term state delegate Barbara Comstock will formally declare her candidacy Tuesday morning, her campaign told CNN.
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Filed under: 2014 • Frank Wolf • Virginia
Obama on debt ceiling battle: “This is not normal”
October 12th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
6 months ago

Obama on debt ceiling battle: “This is not normal”

Updated: 11:46 a.m. ET, 10/12/2013

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Saturday in his weekly address that Congress needs to "pass a budget, put people back to work, and end this shutdown."

The President's comments came with both the House and Senate in session this weekend, as lawmakers try to reach agreement on ending the partial federal government shutdown and extend the nation's debt ceiling in advance of next week's deadline.
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Capital city's money in shutdown "tug of war," says mayor
October 11th, 2013
01:53 AM ET
6 months ago

Capital city's money in shutdown "tug of war," says mayor

For 10 days since the partial government shutdown that began, Washington, DC has relied on its own reserves to keep itself running.

At a running cost of nearly $20 million a day, the city has spent nearly $200 million of its rapidly depleting contingency reserve of "several hundred million," according to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

Under federal law the nation's capital, home to 632,000 residents, is essentially treated as a federal agency, says the mayor.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Vincent Gray
Republican senators caught on hot mic
October 3rd, 2013
01:36 PM ET
7 months ago

Republican senators caught on hot mic

Washington (CNN) – A conversation between two Republican senators caught on an open microphone Wednesday provided a candid look into their thoughts about the politics surrounding the government shutdown.

Talking about the Democrats' stance of refusing to negotiate a compromise to the shutdown stalemate, Senator Rand Paul told fellow Senator Mitch McConnell:
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul
Cantor's hometown paper pushes for clean spending bill
October 3rd, 2013
01:00 PM ET
7 months ago

Cantor's hometown paper pushes for clean spending bill

(CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's hometown paper says, "Just do it."

The conservative Richmond Times-Dispatch published an opinion piece Thursday saying House GOP leadership should pass a clean continuing resolution and stop "placating the tea party caucus."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • Government Shutdown • Virginia
Booker winning the money race in N.J. Senate race
October 2nd, 2013
05:20 PM ET
7 months ago

Booker winning the money race in N.J. Senate race

(CNN) – Democrat Cory Booker's U.S. Senate campaign says raised $2.85 million in the last two months, bringing the Newark, New Jersey mayor's total to $11.5 million since January. The Booker campaign is reporting $2.63 million cash on hand.

The campaign of New Jersey Senate Republican nominee Steve Lonegan tells CNN it brought in over a million dollars during that same time period, and has $241,000 in the bank.
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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan
Tom Clancy's political impact
October 2nd, 2013
03:31 PM ET
7 months ago

Tom Clancy's political impact

Washington (CNN) - Which political party would Tom Clancy have blamed for the federal government shutdown?

Probably Democrats, as the star American author of espionage was a conservative champion and outspoken critic of left-wing politicians.

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Filed under: Politics • Uncategorized
Top U.S. lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama
July 8th, 2011
07:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Top U.S. lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama

Washington (CNN) - Meeting with top U.S. lawmakers a day after his 76th birthday, the Dalai Lama cited the principle of church-state separation in his recent decision to step down as the political head of an exiled movement.

"The religious institution, the leader of the religious, and the political leadership, should be separate," he told the legislators during an appearance Thursday in the Capitol. "I myself combine! So my statement, my explanation, become like hypocrisy. Saying something, doing something different."

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Filed under: Congress • Dalai Lama