January 19th, 2014
11:40 AM ET
6 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
6 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
7 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
Lawmakers provide some glimmers of hope in Washington
December 15th, 2013
11:24 AM ET
7 months ago

Lawmakers provide some glimmers of hope in Washington

Washington (CNN) – That warm and fuzzy feeling lawmakers had on Capitol Hill last week for doing their jobs and finally passing a budget continued into the weekend, as the architects of the deal patted each other on the back for a job well done.

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill based on a bipartisan agreement crafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, chairwoman of the Senate’s Budget Committee.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan: Boehner ‘just got his Irish up’
December 15th, 2013
11:05 AM ET
7 months ago

Paul Ryan: Boehner ‘just got his Irish up’

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner was peeved last week at conservative groups that blasted a bipartisan budget agreement before one was even announced. But House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan said it was really just that Irish temper of his.

"I think John just kind of got his Irish up. He was frustrated that these groups came out against our budget agreement before we reached a budget agreement. I was frustrated too,” Ryan said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • House • John Boehner • Paul Ryan
Rand Paul ‘seriously considering’ run for president
December 8th, 2013
10:21 AM ET
8 months ago

Rand Paul ‘seriously considering’ run for president

(CNN) – Tea party darling Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday he’s seriously considering a run for president in 2016 - but he also has serious concerns.

"The thought has crossed my mind,” Paul said on “Fox News Sunday.”
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul
Deeds released from hospital
November 22nd, 2013
09:21 AM ET
8 months ago

Deeds released from hospital

Updated 11:47 a.m. ET, 11/22/2013

(CNN) - Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was discharged from the hospital Friday morning, according to Eric Swensen, a spokesman for the University of Virginia Health Systems.

Deeds' release comes three days after he was stabbed more than 10 times in the head and neck by his son, who later committed suicide.
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Filed under: Creigh Deeds
Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can’t predict effect on Dems in midterms
November 17th, 2013
11:12 AM ET
8 months ago

Pelosi defends Obamacare claims, can’t predict effect on Dems in midterms

Washington (CNN) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday neither she nor President Barack Obama misled the American people when they said, during the run-up to the passage of Obamacare, that people could keep their health insurance plans.

Pelosi clarified their remarks, saying they only meant people could keep their plans if they had already signed up before Obama signed the bill in 2010.
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Filed under: 2014 • Nancy Pelosi • Obamacare
Appeals court strikes down Obamacare birth control mandate
November 2nd, 2013
12:57 PM ET
9 months ago

Appeals court strikes down Obamacare birth control mandate

Washington (CNN) – In a ruling likely to set the stage for a battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court has struck down an Obamacare mandate requiring some businesses to provide insurance coverage for birth control.

A key provision of Affordable Care Act championed by President Obama requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide medical insurance and coverage for contraceptives and pregnancy-related care. The companies must provide the coverage or pay a substantial financial penalty.
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Filed under: Obamacare
Rubio weighs in on McConnell’s election fight
October 20th, 2013
11:31 AM ET
9 months ago

Rubio weighs in on McConnell’s election fight

Washington (CNN) – One-time tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said Sunday he supports Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid for re-election in 2014.

McConnell is facing a primary challenge in his home state of Kentucky from businessman Matt Bevin, who was endorsed by the influential Senate Conservatives Fund on Friday.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Marco Rubio • Mitch McConnell • Senate
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