Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony
August 31st, 2013
05:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony

Washington (CNN) - In June, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined four of her Supreme Court colleagues in overturning the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

This weekend, she is poised to officiate at a same-sex wedding.
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Jersey Shore reunion for Obama, Christie
August 29th, 2013
02:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Christie: 'I kicked the president's ass'

(CNN) - Maybe Gov. Chris Christie was striking back at President Obama for the grief Republicans gave him over their post-Sandy photo-op.

Or maybe he developed his throwing arm summer after summer on the Jersey Shore.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • President Obama
Dolphin deaths have Christie diving in to help
August 29th, 2013
01:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Dolphin deaths have Christie diving in to help

(CNN) - Rebuilding after last fall's Superstorm Sandy isn't the only reason Gov. Chris Christie has his mind on the Jersey shore.

The New Jersey Republican is putting his state's environmental protection agency behind an investigation into the spike of dolphin deaths up and down the East Coast.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
de Blasio races to top of NY mayoral poll
The candidates. From left to right, Weiner, Albanese, Liu, Quinn, Thompson, Salgado and de Blasio at the August 21 primary debate.
August 28th, 2013
04:17 PM ET
1 year ago

de Blasio races to top of NY mayoral poll

(CNN) - Remember when Anthony Weiner led the pack for the Democratic New York mayoral nod?

That was July.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Bill de Blasio • Christine Quinn • Mayoral races • New York
Biden: Chemical weapon use violates 'essential international norm'
August 27th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden: Chemical weapon use violates 'essential international norm'

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday "there is no doubt" that the Syrian government is responsible for alleged chemical weapons use and that he has been in touch with foreign leaders as the U.S. contemplates a military response.

"There is no doubt that an essential international norm has been violated," he said in Houston at the American Legion National Convention. "No one doubts that innocent men women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria and there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime."
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Syria
'Whatever:' Flake dismisses call to defund Obamacare
August 26th, 2013
08:18 PM ET
1 year ago

'Whatever:' Flake dismisses call to defund Obamacare

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona had two words to conservatives who want him to back a government shutdown threat in their effort to defund Obamacare:

"Oh, whatever."
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Filed under: Budget • Health care • Jeff Flake
August 26th, 2013
07:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Senator: Avoid optics of 'Western vs. Islamic struggle' on Syria

Washington (CNN) - A top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Obama administration against taking unilateral military action in Syria, in part because of how it would look in the international community.

Sen. Jack Reed said Monday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" that unilateral action would be "a mistake" and that with a coalition the "political pressure would be sufficient" to pressure the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad. Potential partners could include Great Britain, France and Turkey, he said.
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Filed under: Jack Reed • John Kerry • Syria
August 26th, 2013
03:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Medal of Honor recipient faced 'blizzard of bullets'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama recognized a soldier's struggles on and off the battlefield when he presented the Medal of Honor on Monday.

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter received the top combat valor medal for demonstrating "the urge to serve others at whatever cost," Obama said, when his combat station in Afghanistan came under attack.
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Filed under: Medal of Honor
Obama briefed on security threat
August 4th, 2013
10:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama briefed on security threat

Updated 3:46 p.m. ET, 8/4/2013

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spent much of his birthday weekend away from the White House but was briefed about the terror threat that prompted embassy closings and heightened military readiness across the Middle East and North Africa.

On Sunday afternoon, he returned to Washington from the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, where he had flown Saturday afternoon after golfing with close friends earlier in the day. Obama turned 52 Sunday.
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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • John Kerry • President Obama • Susan Rice • Terrorism
Obama administration overturns ban on some Apple products
August 3rd, 2013
04:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama administration overturns ban on some Apple products

Washington (CNN) - A ban on the sale of some Apple products - including iPhones and iPads - will not go into effect after President Barack Obama’s administration stepped in Saturday, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.

Ambassador Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, overturned a June decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission – which, according to its website, is an “independent, quasijudicial federal agency” that investigates trade issues - that certain Apple products designed for the AT&T network could not be imported to or sold in the United States.
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Filed under: Technology
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