Obama: Congress 'least productive' in modern history
April 10th, 2014
12:15 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama: Congress 'least productive' in modern history

(CNN) –President Barack Obama didn't mince words about Congress and the opposition during a speech at a Houston dinner Wednesday evening.
"This has become the least productive Congress in modern history, recent memory," Obama said at the Texas dinner, according to media pool reports. The event was closed to cameras.

Obama spoke to about 60 people at a Democratic fundraiser at the home of John Eddie and Sheridan Williams.
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Filed under: Congress • GOP • President Obama
December 27th, 2013
01:58 AM ET
10 months ago

Caught on video: Snoop Dogg and the secretary of state

A surreal video surfaced on social media Thursday in which rapper Snoop Dogg and Secretary of State John Kerry fist-bump and talk hip-hop at the White House. Seriously.

Snoop tweeted a link to the video posted on his Instragram account Thursday afternoon. “@SnoopDogg “Boss life. me n john kerry at d white house !!! #reincarnated #khc instagram.com/p/iZstshv9Ha/”

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Filed under: John Kerry
Campaigning for Libertarians, Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli in VA
November 5th, 2013
01:08 AM ET
12 months ago

Campaigning for Libertarians, Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli in VA

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Hours before the polls open in Virginia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli enlisted Libertarian hero and former Texas Congressman Ron Paul to speak at a campaign rally in Richmond in a final effort to unite the base.

Supporters who turned out for the late evening event at the Richmond Convention Center embraced a message that focused on Libertarian themes.

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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Libertarian Party • Ron Paul • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Police investigating threats against Ted Cruz
October 18th, 2013
10:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Police investigating threats against Ted Cruz

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Capitol Police are investigating threats made Friday on Twitter against Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who gained national notoriety following his high-profile stand pushing Republicans to only allow the federal government to be funded if Obamacare was not. When the Senate refused to go along, the 16 day government shutdown resulted – and Ted Cruz became the de-facto face of it.

The posts came from a man who identifies himself as a military veteran and included, “Ted Cruz needs to be taken out,” and, “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home.”
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Controversial Wal-Mart bill headed to Washington mayor's desk
August 27th, 2013
06:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Controversial Wal-Mart bill headed to Washington mayor's desk

Washington (CNN) - The controversial "living wage" bill that retailer Wal-Mart has said would cause it to stop development projects in the nation's capital will go to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray for consideration on Friday, a city council official told CNN Tuesday.

If signed, the bill, officially known as the Large Retailer Accountability Act, would require big retailers in the District of Columbia to pay a minimum wage of $12.50 - a 50% hike above the district's current minimum wage.
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Filed under: Washington • Washington D.C.
Frederick Douglass statue dedicated in U.S. Capitol
June 19th, 2013
06:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Frederick Douglass statue dedicated in U.S. Capitol

Washington (CNN) - A statue honoring the legacy of abolitionist, author and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled Wednesday in the United States Capitol.

Hundreds of people filled Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony dedicating the seven-foot bronze statue.
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Filed under: Congress • Washington D.C.
LGBT protesters arrested at Boehner office
June 13th, 2013
07:41 PM ET
1 year ago

LGBT protesters arrested at Boehner office

(CNN) - Police arrested members of an LGBT group on Thursday during a protest outside of House Speaker John Boehner's district office on Capitol Hill.

The activists who were handcuffed and taken into custody are affiliated with GetEQUAL action, the same lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization that disrupted the first lady's DNC event last week.
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Filed under: Gay rights • John Boehner
CNN Washington AM Note
April 15th, 2013
04:30 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Iraq bombings kill at least 17, wound more than 120
A series of car bombings across Iraq on Monday killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 120 others, police said. The 17 attacks took place in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmato and Hilla. Two of the bombings happened at a checkpoint to Baghdad's international airport.
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First lady gives White House Easter Egg Roll tickets to military kids
March 20th, 2013
06:19 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady gives White House Easter Egg Roll tickets to military kids

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama and first dog Bo brought a basket filled with White House Easter Egg Roll tickets to military families Wednesday at the Fisher House, home for recovering military veterans and their families, in Bethesda, MD.

Obama once again rang in the first day of spring with a trip to the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • White House
Eisenhower family supports bill to redesign presidential memorial
March 19th, 2013
07:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Eisenhower family supports bill to redesign presidential memorial

(CNN) – The family of President Dwight D. Eisenhower told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday that it supports legislation to force a redesign of a planned memorial in his honor.

A monument dedicated to the 34th president was commissioned by Congress in 1999 and has already cost nearly $60 million in the planning phase.
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Filed under: Washington D.C.
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