Rumsfeld, architect of Iraq war, says Obama hasn't yet justified Syria attack
August 29th, 2013
09:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Rumsfeld, architect of Iraq war, says Obama hasn't yet justified Syria attack

(CNN) – Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who along with President George W. Bush helped send the United States military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, said in an interview Wednesday the White House has yet to justify potential strikes in Syria.

And he sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s administration for allowing details about that potential military action to become public before any decisions have been made.
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Palin jumps onto defund Obamacare effort
August 27th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Palin jumps onto defund Obamacare effort

(CNN) – The effort by some Capitol Hill Republicans to wield leverage in upcoming budget battles in order to defund President Barack Obama's health care law gained the backing of Sarah Palin Tuesday.

The former Alaska governor and one-time GOP vice presidential nominee said she was signing on to a petition launched by conservative U.S. senators who say they won't support any measure funding the federal government that includes support for Obamacare.
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Filed under: Health care • Sarah Palin
August 27th, 2013
09:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Ford describes glimpsing gun before assassination attempt

(CNN) – A bright red dress. A weathered face. And a gun, almost as large as the shooter's hand.

Those were the images seared into President Gerald Ford's memory as he recalled the September day in 1975 when Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, pointed a gun at him near the California capitol in Sacramento.
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Jindal ‘rejects’ Obama impeachment calls from fellow Republicans
August 25th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Jindal ‘rejects’ Obama impeachment calls from fellow Republicans

(CNN) – Republican lawmakers who suggest there are grounds to impeach President Barack Obama are focusing their energy in the wrong direction, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said on Sunday.

Jindal, a Republican, said GOP lawmakers should focus instead on getting rid of Obama’s signature health care law and promoting greater school choice for parents.
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Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten
August 25th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten

(CNN) – A jury’s decision in July to acquit George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin represented “questionable judgment,” former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview aired Sunday.

But the retired four-star general, who was the first African-American to serve in the top U.S. diplomatic post, went on to suggest the case wouldn’t have a lasting impact on Americans’ lives.
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Cruz: Not enough votes now for Obamacare shutdown threat
August 25th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Cruz: Not enough votes now for Obamacare shutdown threat

Updated at 10:16 a.m. ET on 8/25

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz, who has crafted a plan to put the government's finances on the line if President Barack Obama's health care plan isn't stripped of its funding, said in an interview this week there aren't enough Republicans on board currently to make his idea a reality.

"We do not have the votes right now," Cruz said, noting that to succeed, he'd need 41 senators or 218 representatives to get behind his legislation - which would provide a year of funding for the federal government, minus Obamacare.
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Filed under: Ted Cruz • TV-State of the Union
President celebrates five years of Biden in VP's hometown
August 23rd, 2013
06:12 PM ET
1 year ago

President celebrates five years of Biden in VP's hometown

(CNN) - President Barack Obama may have been the headliner at the last stop on his bus tour on Friday, but it was Vice President Joe Biden who stepped on stage as the hometown star.

Speaking in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Obama noted it had been five years to the day he named Biden as his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign - a choice, he said, that marked "the best decision I ever made politically."
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Filed under: Joe Biden • President Obama
August 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Preparing to be 'empty nesters,' the Obamas turn to Sunny

(CNN) – Even the leader of the free world can't make time stop. And just like every other parent, President Barack Obama is being forced to watch his children grow up. His two daughters, Sasha and Malia, are still years away from heading off to college, but Obama said he and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, are still bracing for it.

"What I'm discovering is that each year, I get more excited about spending time with them, they get a little less excited," Obama said of his two daughters in an exclusive interview with CNN "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo to air Friday.
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Filed under: President Obama • White House
August 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama: Conservatives, liberals share blame on college cost spike

(CNN) – The skyrocketing cost of a college education has been fueled both by liberals who haven't demanded that colleges control costs, and conservatives who downplay the burden placed on students, President Barack Obama told CNN in an exclusive interview Friday.

The president, speaking with CNN "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo, said he was working to forge a middle ground in his latest bid to help students graduate college with less debt.
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Filed under: Education • President Obama
August 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama: Syria will 'require America's attention'

(CNN) – Essential American interests are at stake as Syria's two-year-old civil war continues to rage, President Barack Obama asserted in an exclusive interview with CNN that aired Friday.

Speaking with "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo, Obama defended his administration's decision to not intervene militarily in the conflict so far, but predicted that American focus on the country's strife would be necessary for the fighting to come to an end.
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