April 6th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
1 week ago

Lawmakers agree military base security must be reviewed

(CNN) - Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agreed Sunday that everything from security procedures to budget cuts must be reviewed in light of last week’s shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, which left four dead and 16 wounded.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said he’d like to have more military police on bases but doesn’t see how that’s possible with budget cuts like sequestration.

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Filed under: Fort Hood • Mike McCaul • Tim Kaine
Rogers retiring from Congress, doesn’t rule out 2016 presidential bid
March 30th, 2014
10:57 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Rogers retiring from Congress, doesn’t rule out 2016 presidential bid

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Mike Rogers said Sunday that while he’s calling it quits from Congress, he’ll stay active in politics by hosting a new national radio program, which might even serve as a launchpad for a 2016 presidential run.

The Michigan Republican said last week that he isn’t running for re-election this fall, after serving a little over a decade in office, the last few years as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mike Rogers
House Intel chair says Putin isn’t done in Ukraine
March 23rd, 2014
10:47 AM ET
3 weeks ago

House Intel chair says Putin isn’t done in Ukraine

(CNN) - Rep. Mike Rogers said Sunday he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin has even more aspirations in Ukraine - and the troops to back them up.

Rogers is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and said he based his belief on information from U.S. intelligence officials.

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Filed under: Mike Rogers • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Rep. Issa says IRS's Lois Lerner will testify
March 2nd, 2014
11:32 AM ET
1 month ago

Rep. Issa says IRS's Lois Lerner will testify

Updated 2:39 p.m. ET, 3/2/2014

(CNN) – Lois Lerner, former director of tax exempt organizations for the IRS, will testify this week on Capitol Hill, Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday.

Issa said he received word from Lerner's attorney that she will provide testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about her role in potentially unfair targeting of certain political groups by the IRS.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS
The Cold War is over. Right?
February 23rd, 2014
01:02 PM ET
2 months ago

The Cold War is over. Right?

(CNN) – Gay rights, Edward Snowden, Syria and now Ukraine: They’re all recent issues in which the United States and Russia have had disagreements.

Tension has always seemed to exist between the two countries, and that’s certainly been the case for President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some days, it almost seems like the Cold War never went away.
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Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Vladimir Putin
Another showdown in D.C. on the horizon? Yup.
January 26th, 2014
11:58 AM ET
3 months ago

Another showdown in D.C. on the horizon? Yup.

Washington (CNN) – It was just over a month ago that lawmakers on Capitol Hill passed a bipartisan budget and members were singing "Kumbaya."

Those days are over.
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Filed under: Dan Pfeiffer • Debt • Mitch McConnell
Did Snowden get Russian help? Some lawmakers think yes
January 19th, 2014
03:47 PM ET
3 months ago

Did Snowden get Russian help? Some lawmakers think yes

Washington (CNN) – While former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has been holed up in Russia pending an asylum request, some in the intelligence community openly wonder if he’s received more help from the Russians than just a safe place to stay.

“Let me just say this: I believe there's a reason he ended up in the hands, in the loving arms of an FSB (Russia’s Federal Security Service) agent in Moscow. I don't think that's a coincidence,” said Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

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Filed under: Edward Snowden
January 19th, 2014
11:40 AM ET
3 months ago

U.S. lawmakers: Winter Olympics aren’t safe

Washington (CNN) - Members of both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees say they are extremely concerned about security surrounding next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he wouldn’t go to the games himself – “and I don't think I would send my family,” he told CNN’s State of the Union.

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Filed under: Angus King • Mike Rogers • Russia
50 years of the 'war on poverty'
January 12th, 2014
11:54 AM ET
3 months ago

Lawmakers agree poverty level is high, disagree on how to solve it

Washington (CNN) - Nearly 50 million. That’s how many Americans are living in poverty today. It’s an obvious problem, but unfortunately without an obvious solution.

President Barack Obama last week announced economic “Promise Zones,” aimed at hard-hit areas, where the administration is trying to attract investments for improving job creation, education, affordable housing and overall economic security.
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Filed under: Chris Van Hollen • Economy
Sen. Paul has his own Obamacare debacle
January 5th, 2014
11:49 AM ET
3 months ago

Sen. Paul has his own Obamacare debacle

Washington (CNN) - It seems everyday Americans aren’t the only ones suffering through a disastrous rollout of Obamacare; politicians are, too.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he’s had trouble signing up his own family through the Kentucky state health exchange.

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Filed under: Health care • Healthcare • Obama administration • Obamacare • Rand Paul
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