April 3rd, 2014
06:43 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Bill Clinton 'wouldn’t be surprised' by an alien visit

(CNN) – It has been a question plaguing man for ages: Are we alone in the universe?

If you ask former President Bill Clinton, he would tell you that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if we were visited by extraterrestrials someday. At least that’s what he said on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show Wednesday.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton
March 21st, 2014
08:22 AM ET
1 month ago

Rep. Lewis' 'Happy' Dance

(CNN) - You may not have known that Thursday was International Happiness Day. Rep. John Lewis definitely knew, and he has the dance moves to prove it.

A video of the Georgia Democrat dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was posted on YouTube by one of Lewis’ staff.

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Filed under: John Lewis
March 7th, 2014
08:17 AM ET
1 month ago

Obama tries to show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Washington (CNN) - President Obama celebrated the music that shaped "our American story" with some of the biggest female music legends Thursday night at the White House but came up a little lacking when he tried to show his R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

The White House welcomed the performances by American musical icons Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, and Patti Labelle as well as contemporary female artists Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae, and Jill Scott.

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Obama: Democrats “sleepy” during midterms
March 5th, 2014
05:18 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama: Democrats “sleepy” during midterms

President Barack Obama is hoping to send a wake-up call to “sleepy” Democrats this November.

Obama called out his party for what he says it’s lacking during midterm elections.

“It’s something about midterms. I don’t know what it is about us. We get a little sleepy, we get a little distracted. We don’t turn out to vote. We don’t fund campaigns as passionately,” the president said during a Democratic fundraiser in Virginia on Tuesday night.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • President Obama
February 28th, 2014
05:13 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama and Biden show us their moves

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are running again. But this time, not for office.

Demanding jobs aside, the two jogged around the White House in their ties to highlight the need to keep in shape.

"Mr. President, are you ready to move," Biden asked as he entered the Oval Office.

"Absolutely, let's do this thing. Let's move," Obama responded.

The two taped the video as part of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, which aims to reduce childhood obesity.

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February 25th, 2014
03:56 AM ET
2 months ago

Biden jokes about 2016 announcement

Had it not been the debut night for Seth Meyers as the new host of NBC’s “Late Night,” Vice President Joe Biden may have revealed his plans for 2016.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum asked the Vice President if he would share his thoughts on a potential presidential run in 2016.

“I was planning on making a major announcement tonight, but I decided tonight’s your night,” Biden joked. “So I hope you’ll invite me back.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Joe Biden
Military-bought American flags now made in America
February 24th, 2014
06:46 AM ET
2 months ago

Military-bought American flags now made in America

You might be surprised if you looked at a tag on an American flag bought by the military. It could easily read “Made in China.”

While the flags were made correctly with 13 stripes and 50 stars, representing the original 13 American colonies and the 50 U.S. states, there was no law that said flags bought by the Pentagon had to be made in the United States.

That is until this past Friday.

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McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’
February 21st, 2014
09:29 AM ET
2 months ago

McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’

(CNN) – While millions are transfixed watching the Olympics in Sochi, Sen. John McCain said he is focusing on Russia’s next moves concerning Ukraine after the Games.

“I’m very worried about what actions after the Olympics that (President Vladimir) Putin may take,” McCain said Thursday night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.” “… He will do what’s necessary to keep Ukraine the crown jewel of the Russian empire in the Russian orbit.”

The Arizona Republican said he disagreed with President Barack Obama’s assessment that the U.S. approach “is not to see these as some Cold War chessboard in which we’re in competition with Russia.
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February 21st, 2014
03:46 AM ET
2 months ago

First Lady: Show me your moves

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama wants to know – how do you move?

The First Lady announced a new component of her “Let’s Move” initiative during her appearance Thursday on NBC's “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

“What we ask people to do is show us how you’re moving,” she said. “I want to see how people around the country are moving and changing the standards for health for our kids because people are doing some amazing things.”

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Filed under: Jimmy Fallon • Michelle Obama
February 10th, 2014
03:43 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama and Hollande: A strong alliance

(CNN) – A day ahead of a state dinner at the White House welcoming French President, President Barack Obama and Francois Hollande released an op-ed Monday describing the strong resurgence between the two countries.

“A decade ago, few would have imagined our two countries working so closely together in so many ways. But in recent years our alliance has transformed,” the two presidents wrote in the Washington Post piece.

The pair pointed to the joint efforts in discussions with Iran, preventing the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon, as well as in Syria, using their “credible threat of force” to dispose of Syria’s chemical weapons.

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Filed under: Francois Hollande • President Obama
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