June 18th, 2014
10:00 AM ET
4 months ago

Cheney rips Obama over foreign policy in op-ed

Washington (CNN) –Former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney penned a scathing op-ed in which they offered a blistering critique of President Barack Obama’s handling of the escalating violence in Iraq.

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," wrote Cheney and his daughter, a conservative pundit and former State Department official in the Bush administration, in an opinion piece  for the Wall Street Journal. "Instead, he abandoned Iraq and we are watching American defeat snatched from the jaws of victory."

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Iraq • Liz Cheney • President Obama
Primary problems: GOP women struggle to come out on top
Erika Harold, Miss America 2003, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National at National Harbor, Maryland on March 8.
June 4th, 2014
10:55 AM ET
5 months ago

Primary problems: GOP women struggle to come out on top

Washington (CNN) – Erika Harold, a biracial, former Miss America-turned-Harvard Law School-educated attorney in her 30s, would seem to be the type of congressional candidate the Republican Party would break its neck to back in a race.

But, as she barnstormed across Illinois' 13th Congressional District in a maverick effort to defeat first-term incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis in March's primary, Harold came face-to-face with an extreme example of the types of challenges female GOP congressional hopefuls sometimes face.

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Filed under: Republicans
U.S. Army's new hairstyle rules
April 10th, 2014
04:48 PM ET
6 months ago

African-American lawmakers ask Army to reconsider new hairstyle rule

Washington (CNN) - African-American female lawmakers are taking the Army to task for a new ban on a number of ethnic hairstyles, guidelines which some are calling racially discriminatory.

The group from the Congressional Black Caucus wrote Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday urging the military to reconsider the rule.

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Filed under: Military
March 28th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
7 months ago

Political Circus: The joke's on us

Washington (CNN)—Come on House Speaker John Boehner.

We know you’re miffed about Obamacare’s latest extension...
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Filed under: John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama • Rand Paul • Scott Brown • Uncategorized
March 14th, 2014
02:07 PM ET
7 months ago

An Ode to Dr. Seuss (and the politicians who misuse his work)

We do not like Seuss filibusters.

Such lengthy speeches are full of bluster.

We do not like them in the House.

We do not like them from Todd Palin’s spouse.

We do not like them here or there.

We do not like them anywhere.

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Filed under: Colin Powell • John Boehner • President Obama • Rep. Randy Weber • Rick Perry • Todd Palin
Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous
February 21st, 2014
02:24 PM ET
8 months ago

Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous

Washington (CNN) – The Internet is kind of like that annoying friend from college who remembers you at your sloppy drunk worst and keeps telling the stories over and over again.

While combing through 25,000 documents related to the now-closed investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, when he was the Milwaukee County executive, we came across this gem.

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February 19th, 2014
04:41 PM ET
8 months ago

Rand Paul fights for felon voting rights

(CNN) – Tayna Fogle sat just behind Sen. Rand Paul, nodding her head and listening as he pressed the case with Kentucky state senators to restore felon voting rights.

"Kids do make mistakes. White kids make mistakes. Black kids make mistakes. Brown kids make mistakes," Paul told the Kentucky state Senate committee considering a constitutional amendment to restore the voting rights of some felons on Wednesday. "But when you look at the prison population, three out of the four people in prison are black or brown."

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Filed under: Kentucky • Rand Paul
Political Circus: Boehner...A songbird he is
February 14th, 2014
04:43 PM ET
8 months ago

Political Circus: Boehner...A songbird he is

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is kind of like Yoda.

Both have to contend with rebellious youth. For Boehner, it’s the tea party caucus. For Yoda, it was Anakin and Luke Skywalker.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Joe Biden • John Boehner • Marco Rubio • Marijuana
Political Circus: Kerry's a soul man. Clinton lights up the Web. And Biden is...
February 7th, 2014
03:38 PM ET
9 months ago

Political Circus: Kerry's a soul man. Clinton lights up the Web. And Biden is...

Washington (CNN) - Deep down inside-and we mean way down, like behind his spleen-Secretary of State John Kerry has blue eyed soul. Really.

Back during his prep school days he laid down tracks for The Electras.

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January 28th, 2014
11:41 PM ET
9 months ago

State of the Union: Bravado vs. political reality

(CNN) - It was a speech filled with proclamations and bold promises for action.

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama vowed to make 2014 a "year of action."

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