Mayoral hopefuls spar over stop and frisk in debate
August 21st, 2013
09:41 PM ET
11 months ago

Mayoral hopefuls spar over stop and frisk in debate

(CNN) - Candidates vying to become the next mayor of New York displayed deep disagreements in a televised debate Wednesday over the city's controversial stop-and-frisk searches, which a federal judge said earlier this month violate the Constitution by targeting minorities.

While all of the Democratic candidates have proposed reforms to the policy, frontrunners Christine Quinn, the City Council speaker: and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio sparred over the substance of how the controversial policy would change under their watch.
FULL POST


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Bill de Blasio • Christine Quinn • New York
August 21st, 2013
02:34 PM ET
11 months ago

No change in marijuana laws coming, White House says

(CNN) – President Barack Obama isn't looking to change current federal laws dictating the classification of marijuana, his spokesman explained Wednesday.

Josh Earnest, the deputy press secretary, said Obama "does not, at this point, advocate a change in the law" that places marijuana in the same class of drugs as heroin, ecstasy and psychedelic mushrooms, and which deems cannabis to have no medical use.
FULL POST


Filed under: drug trafficking • President Obama
Cruz says citizenship talk evidence of 'silly season'
August 20th, 2013
11:30 PM ET
11 months ago

Cruz says citizenship talk evidence of 'silly season'

(CNN) – The newfound attention to Sen. Ted Cruz's citizenship is merely evidence of the "silly season in politics," the Texas Republican said Tuesday.

Speaking to CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley, Cruz said he didn't mind answering the questions about where he was born and where he's a citizen. However, he said, the question of whether he's eligible to be president is better left to legal experts.
FULL POST


Filed under: Ted Cruz
After Iowa, Howard Dean will head to New Hampshire
August 20th, 2013
07:29 PM ET
11 months ago

After Iowa, Howard Dean will head to New Hampshire

(CNN) – Make that two stops for Howard Dean on the roster of visits to early voting states – though this one is a little closer to home.

The former Vermont governor, who speaks in Iowa Wednesday, will head to his neighbor state New Hampshire in September for a speech on health care.
FULL POST


Filed under: Howard Dean • New Hampshire
Presidential Pets
August 19th, 2013
08:07 PM ET
11 months ago

New member of the Obama family introduced

Updated at 9:33 p.m. ET on 8/19

(CNN) – There's a new Obama in town.

Sunny – a female Portuguese Water Dog – is joining Bo as “first pet,” the White House announced Monday.
FULL POST


Filed under: White House
Giuliani will raise campaign cash for Christie in the Hamptons
August 16th, 2013
02:03 PM ET
11 months ago

Giuliani will raise campaign cash for Christie in the Hamptons

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election bid will get a boost from Rudy Giuliani later this month when the former New York City mayor hosts a fundraiser for his fellow Republican in the Hamptons.

The cocktail event – which will cost attendees $3,800 a ticket – will take place August 24 at a beachfront mansion in Southampton owned by Clifford Sobel, who served as ambassador to Brazil under former President George W. Bush, and his wife Barbara.
FULL POST


Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Rudy Giuliani
Rand Paul sees no evidence of voter discrimination
August 15th, 2013
10:48 AM ET
11 months ago

Rand Paul sees no evidence of voter discrimination

(CNN) – As new voter ID laws take effect in states across the country – to the objections of civil rights leaders and Democrats – GOP Sen. Rand Paul says he doesn't see evidence African-Americans are facing obstacles casting ballots.

The Kentucky Republican's remarks came the same week a new measure was signed into law in North Carolina requiring voters present a valid government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Similar laws are being proposed in several other states after June's Supreme Court decision gutting the federal Voting Rights Act. That ruling effectively invalidated a key provision of the 1965 law that gives the federal government oversight of states and localities with a history of voter discrimination.
FULL POST


Filed under: Rand Paul
August 15th, 2013
09:01 AM ET
11 months ago

Steve King: 'Spell' cast over GOP on immigration

(CNN) – Leaders in his party have been blinded to the consequences of immigration reform by the potential for gaining votes among Latinos, Rep. Steve King claimed in an interview Thursday.

Speaking to Kate Bolduan on CNN's "New Day," King said the push to overhaul the nation's immigration system was being adopted by Republicans, despite their opposition in the past to similar efforts.
FULL POST


Filed under: Immigration • Steve King
Hillary Clinton jumps back into political fray with speech on voting rights
August 12th, 2013
07:32 PM ET
11 months ago

Hillary Clinton jumps back into political fray with speech on voting rights

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's self-imposed absence from the country's political discourse ended Monday when the former secretary of state issued biting criticism of Republican-backed voter ID laws during a speech to a group of lawyers.

Clinton said her appearance at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association marked the beginning of a speaking series she'll embark upon that will also include an address on the United States' national security policies next month in Philadelphia.
FULL POST


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Sen. Ted Cruz's dad makes fiery anti-Obama speech
August 12th, 2013
11:31 AM ET
11 months ago

Sen. Ted Cruz's dad makes fiery anti-Obama speech

(CNN) – Rafael Cruz, a pastor who left Cuba as a teenager amid the nation's revolution in the 1950s, told a crowd of evangelical conservatives this weekend that President Barack Obama's policies mirror those of Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro.

Cruz, whose son Ted serves as a U.S. senator from Texas, linked Obama and Castro through their promises to citizens, describing Castro as a "young charismatic leader who rose up talking about hope and change."
FULL POST


Filed under: Iowa • President Obama • Ted Cruz
« older posts
newer posts »