May 29th, 2013
03:17 PM ET
11 months ago

McCain says State provided security in Syria trip

Updated at 10:43 p.m. ET Wednesday 5/29

(CNN) - The U.S. State Department helped Sen. John McCain with his trip into war-torn Syria this week, the senator from Arizona said Wednesday.

McCain acknowledged on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that the State Department and rebel groups were both involved in providing his security.
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Filed under: AC360 • John McCain • Syria
March 7th, 2013
03:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Brennan confirmed for CIA after drone delay

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate approved John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency Thursday after a Republican senator ended his delay of the vote earlier in the day.

Brennan was confirmed by a 63-34 vote that crossed party lines. His elevation to the post was widely expected, though he faced vocal opposition from critics like Sen. Rand Paul, who filibustered the vote and demanded more answers from President Barack Obama's administration on when they might use unmanned drones to target Americans suspected of being terrorists.
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Brennan, approved by committee, still faces battle from Republicans
March 5th, 2013
03:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Brennan, approved by committee, still faces battle from Republicans

Washington (CNN) – John Brennan, nominated last month by President Barack Obama to become the next CIA director, came one step closer Tuesday to assuming that role after being approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

But the former top counterterrorism adviser still faces a battle in the full Senate, where some Republicans have vowed to stall his nomination until they receive answers about the country's drone program and the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
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Romney describes shared conservative vision in 'closing argument'
November 2nd, 2012
12:59 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney describes shared conservative vision in 'closing argument'

West Allis, Wisconsin (CNN) – In a speech billed as the "closing argument" of Mitt Romney's year-and-a-half long presidential campaign, the GOP nominee Friday presented the case that four years of President Barack Obama had produced few of the economic results that were promised at the beginning of his term.

"The closing hours of a campaign have a dynamic of their own," Romney said in a speech outside Milwaukee, describing how some people were just beginning to tune into the presidential race as the contest comes to a close.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
Romney suggests $17,000 cap on tax deductions
October 3rd, 2012
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney suggests $17,000 cap on tax deductions

(CNN) – Mitt Romney detailed with fresh specificity this week how he would pay for large tax cuts he's proposed for all Americans, though his campaign says the suggestions were merely options and not a firm look into what policies he would seek to enact as president.

In the interview with CNN affiliate KDVR on Monday, Romney began by offering the broad strokes of his tax plan that he's been touting for months: lowering rates for all Americans and limiting deductions for higher income tax payers.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
September 5th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Convention floor chaos: Democrats alter platform, disagree

Charlotte, North Carolina(CNN) – In a rare display of just how quickly a tightly scripted national political convention can unwind, Democrats on Wednesday struggled to complete a voice vote amending their party platform to include language referring to Jerusalem and God.

It took three attempts from Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa before the platform was amended, and a loud chorus of delegates yelling "no" met each attempt to pass the changes by voice vote.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democratic National Convention • Israel