'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire
April 12th, 2014
10:36 PM ET
5 days ago

'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Obamacare? Check. Harry Reid? Check. Kathleen Sebelius? Check.

A smattering of potential 2016 hopefuls looking to bank early points among Granite State conservatives sounded familiar refrains and trained their fire on oft-used targets at a New Hampshire summit on Saturday.

At Americans for Prosperity's New Hampshire Freedom Summit, the speakers spanned the conservative political spectrum from former presidential contenders, presumed top-flight 2016 Republican candidates, such as Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, potential dark horses and side-show spectacle.

But all those addressing the crowd Saturday fed the attentive listeners traditional conservative recipes featuring lots and lots of red meat.

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Filed under: 2016 • Americans for Prosperity • Donald Trump • Jeb Bush • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
March 30th, 2014
01:06 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Senate Intel chair: Crimea’s gone

Washington (CNN) - Some U.S. lawmakers are ready to say that it’s futile to try to persuade Russia to give up control of Crimea.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on Sunday that the debate over the Crimean Peninsula is "done" and the region is now under Moscow's control.

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Filed under: Dianne Feinstein • John Kerry • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Christie: Iowans 'love' me
March 27th, 2014
07:58 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie: Iowans 'love' me

(CNN) - Chris Christie thinks Iowans aren't tired by the bumper crop of questions circling his political future.

In fact, he says Hawkeye State voters like him almost as much as corn dogs at the state fair.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Christie: Bridge scandal doesn't change anything about 2016
March 26th, 2014
08:48 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie: Bridge scandal doesn't change anything about 2016

Washington (CNN) - Chris Christie continues to dance around the question of whether he will or won't run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

But the New Jersey governor made one thing clear on Wednesday evening: the George Washington Bridge scandal is not having an impact on that decision now.

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Filed under: Chris Christie
First on CNN: RNC makes play for unhappy Obama voters in new ad buy
March 16th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: RNC makes play for unhappy Obama voters in new ad buy

Washington (CNN) - The messages are all GOP meat and potatoes: smaller government, less regulation on industry, school choice, entitlement reform, and sparking job creation.

But the messengers aren't who you might expect from the Republican Party.

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Filed under: 2014 • Reince Priebus • RNC
March 16th, 2014
11:15 AM ET
1 month ago

McCain: U.S. needs 'fundamental reassessment' of Russia relationship

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, urged President Barack Obama again Sunday to re-evaluate the United States' relationship with Russia and to move past any notion of a "reset" with its old Cold War foe.

"The United States of America, first of all, has to have a fundamental reassessment of our relationship with Vladimir Putin," McCain told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.

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Filed under: John McCain • President Obama • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Republicans call on Obama to act on Ukraine
March 1st, 2014
04:40 PM ET
2 months ago

Republicans call on Obama to act on Ukraine

Washington (CNN) - As the Ukrainian military readied for a possible widespread Russian incursion into its Crimea region, Republican lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to take action to prevent the situation from descending into chaos.

In a statement released Saturday, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said he is "deeply concerned" Russia's presence in Ukraine could expand if the President does not outline consequences for President Vladimir Putin's regime.

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Filed under: Bob Corker • Buck Mckeon • House Republicans • John McCain • Tom Cotton • Ukraine
GOP: 'Another broken promise' on healthcare
March 1st, 2014
10:46 AM ET
2 months ago

GOP: 'Another broken promise' on healthcare

Washington (CNN) - Republicans continued assaulting President Barack Obama's administration over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, accusing the President of breaking his word and violating the trust of the America people.

In the weekly GOP address, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, cited a "quietly-released report" from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that claimed 11 million people would face higher premiums because of the healthcare law. The St. Louis lawmaker said this revelation is the latest piece of evidence that the Obama administration misled the public on how the President's signature piece of legislation would impact American families.

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Filed under: Ann Wagner • GOP weekly address • Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare
Burr slams VA over lapse in disability compensation
February 8th, 2014
01:07 PM ET
2 months ago

Burr slams VA over lapse in disability compensation

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, hammered the Department of Veterans Affairs for keeping soldiers waiting for their disability checks.

In Saturday's Republican weekly address, the ranking Republican on the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee scolded the VA for failing to deliver on its promise to address the backlog of disability claims. Burr called the department's inaction a "national embarrassment."

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Richard Burr • Veterans • Veterans Affairs
Crist: End the Cuba embargo
February 8th, 2014
12:01 PM ET
2 months ago

Crist: End the Cuba embargo

Washington (CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Friday his support for lifting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, a policy shift that shows how far the former Republican has moved since switching parties.

"The embargo has done nothing in more than 50 years to change the regime in Cuba," Crist said in a statement. "If we want to bring democracy to Cuba, we need to encourage American values and investment there."

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Filed under: Charlie Crist • Cuba
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