July 16th, 2014
05:37 AM ET
5 months ago

Clinton tells 'Daily Show' she wants office with 'fewer corners,' talks Mideast peace

Washington (CNN) - When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid - and she touched on the disintegration of a Middle East cease-fire she negotiated two years ago.

The former Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady and Cabinet member told the Comedy Central host that she wants a home office.

"Do you have a favorite shape for that home office? Would you like it to have corners?" he asked her.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Israel • Jon Stewart • Middle East • Palestine • Presidential Candidates
Nevada votes for none of the above
June 11th, 2014
09:04 AM ET
6 months ago

Nevada votes for none of the above

(CNN) - In a race like this, nobody wins. Actually, in a race like the primary for governor in Nevada on Tuesday night, if nobody wins, then the runner-up wins. That’s because of a nearly 40-year-old initiative in Nevada that lets voters select “none of these candidates” on the ballot.

The vote is in, and "none of these candidates" is the top vote getter in the Nevada Democratic governor's primary.

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Filed under: 2014 • Nevada
Obama: Midterm elections will decide the fate of immigration reform
May 23rd, 2014
07:41 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama: Midterm elections will decide the fate of immigration reform

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said Thursday night before a hometown Chicago crowd that it was up to Congress to move on immigration reform. He predicted that if Democrats don't win big in the midterm elections, the overhaul won't get done.

Obama told supporters at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fund-raiser, "You have a President who is fighting for you in the White House."

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Filed under: 2014 • President Obama
April 3rd, 2014
10:02 AM ET
9 months 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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