Paul continues threat to hold FBI director nomination
July 26th, 2013
06:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul continues threat to hold FBI director nomination

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul is vowing to block a confirmation vote on the next FBI director unless he gets sufficient answers from the law enforcement agency about the use of surveillance drones in the United States.

The FBI revealed in a recently unclassified letter to the Kentucky Republican that it has used unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance in 10 cases on U.S. soil - eight of them criminal and two involving national security.
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Filed under: FBI • James Comey • Rand Paul • Robert Mueller • Senate
Newtown families featured in first political ad
March 28th, 2013
08:23 AM ET
1 year ago

Newtown families featured in first political ad

(CNN) – Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released on Thursday the first television ad buy featuring family members of victims in the Newtown, Connecticut massacre.

In the spots–one is 60 seconds, the other is 90 seconds–family members talk about their loved ones and call on political leaders to embrace tougher gun laws. The ads come more than three months after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in addition to his mother, before taking his own life.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg
Hillary Clinton to speak next month in New York
March 21st, 2013
08:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Hillary Clinton to speak next month in New York

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make one of her first public appearances since leaving the Obama administration when she speaks at the annual Women in the World Summit next month, the Daily Beast and Newsweek, presenters of the summit, announced Thursday.

Clinton has attended the New York summit every year since it started in 2010. This year's event takes place April 4 and 5.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • New York
Clinton to head to PA in battleground state swing
November 2nd, 2012
02:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton to head to PA in battleground state swing

Washington (CNN) – Add one more high-profile name to the list of those making surprising, last-minute stops to Pennsylvania just days before Election Day: Former President Bill Clinton.

After Mitt Romney's campaign said Thursday that the GOP presidential nominee and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, would both stump in the Keystone State this weekend, an Obama campaign official confirmed Friday that the 42nd president would also hit the Pennsylvania trail.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Bill Clinton • Pennsylvania
Clinton to campaign with Obama
September 28th, 2012
08:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Clinton to campaign with Obama

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will campaign with President Barack Obama in Los Angeles a week from Sunday, an Obama campaign aide told CNN on Thursday.

The campaign is using the joint appearance to raise money.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • California • Fundraising • President Obama
Crossroads blasts Obama over economy in new ad
July 31st, 2012
11:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads blasts Obama over economy in new ad

(CNN) - Crossroads GPS, the private arm for the Karl Rove-backed super PAC American Crossroads, released a new television ad Tuesday blaming President Barack Obama for the still-lagging economy.

The ad opens with CBS News anchor Scott Pelley saying in a July newscast, "Good evening. This is the worst economic recovery America has ever had."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Crossroads GPS • Economy • President Obama
Obama to return to Iowa
July 3rd, 2012
09:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to return to Iowa

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will hold a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, next week, an official from his re-election team said Tuesday.

The event, set for July 10, comes a few days after the president goes on a bus tour in two other crucial battleground states: Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • President Obama
Santorum, Perry privately met in Texas
April 6th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum, Perry privately met in Texas

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum met with former opponent Rick Perry earlier this week, CNN confirmed Friday.

"We viewed it was a courtesy visit," Perry's spokesman Ray Sullivan said, without discussing specifics of the conversation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Texas
Cain wades into abortion controversy again
October 28th, 2011
12:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain wades into abortion controversy again

(CNN) - The campaign of Herman Cain again worked to clarify his stance on abortion Thursday night after the GOP presidential candidate raised new questions at a Texas campaign stop when he said he was "pro-life, no exceptions."

The "no exceptions" phrase seemed to contradict statements Cain recently made, suggesting abortion rights should be a family's decision when it came to cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother was in danger.
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Herman Cain
Nevada reschedules caucus for February 4
October 22nd, 2011
03:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Nevada reschedules caucus for February 4

(CNN) - Under pressure and amid threats of candidates boycotting the state, the Nevada Republican Party pushed back the date of its caucus to February 4.

The state's GOP central committee voted in overwhelming favor of the new date on Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • RNC