Cory Booker joins Democratic rivals in Senate primary debate
August 5th, 2013
09:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Cory Booker joins Democratic rivals in Senate primary debate

(CNN) – All four Democrats vying for a spot on the ballot in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election debated for the first time Monday, revealing similar stances on foreign policy but disputing Newark Mayor Cory Booker's record on education.

The winner of the August 13 primary will go on to compete in an October 16 general election contest, which was called after the death of longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg in June.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Senate
After meeting with Obama, Negro League player says current players need new approach
August 5th, 2013
07:42 PM ET
1 year ago

After meeting with Obama, Negro League player says current players need new approach

Washington (CNN) – They were a generation of African-American players barred from competing in big league baseball because of the color of their skin.

But on Monday, players and owners from the Negro League met with President Barack Obama at the White House – a reflection, they said, of the important place the league holds in American history.
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Filed under: President Obama
Weiner in video to supporters: I'm ready for tough questions
August 2nd, 2013
11:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Weiner in video to supporters: I'm ready for tough questions

(CNN) – It may be the first fundraising pitch in political history to include the words, "I did lie to my wife."

But Anthony Weiner's latest bid to rally support for his New York City mayoral campaign makes the case the candidate is ready to take tough questions head on – a quality he argues is necessary to helm the nation's largest metropolis.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Obamacare battle heads to states
August 2nd, 2013
10:21 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare battle heads to states

(CNN) – Does this sound familiar? The summer before campaigning begins in earnest for midterm congressional elections, activists hit the road to wage war on President Barack Obama's health care ideas.

If August 2013 is starting to shape up like August 2009 – that steamy month of angry town halls fueled by the then-burgeoning tea party movement – it's because the Affordable Care Act remains in the crosshairs for conservatives, whose commitment to repealing the law endures.
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Ted Cruz
Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded
August 1st, 2013
08:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded

(CNN) – Their home has its own bowling alley, movie theatre, and chef.

But while living in the White House could leave Sasha and Malia Obama with a distorted sense of how Americans live, their father says he's always conveying to his daughters how abnormal their situation really is.
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Filed under: President Obama
July 30th, 2013
10:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Congresswoman shares photo of 'miracle baby'

(CNN) – Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband shared a photo Tuesday of their "miracle baby," which was born in mid-July surviving an often-fatal medical condition.

Herrera Beutler, a Washington state Republican, gave birth on July 15 to a daughter who had been diagnosed with Potter's Syndrome while still in utero. The disorder is associated with low levels of amniotic fluid, which is essential to the healthy development of a baby's lungs.
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Filed under: Congress
July 30th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
1 year ago

Quinn: Forget about second chances

(CNN) – As scandal-tinged Democrats make runs for top New York City posts, another candidate in the running is highlighting the historic nature of her candidacy.

Christine Quinn, the city council speaker who is currently the frontrunner in the Democratic mayoral field, argued on CNN's "New Day" that the discussion about giving former congressman Anthony Weiner a second chance was misplaced.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Christine Quinn • New York
More green paint found on Washington landmarks
July 29th, 2013
05:08 PM ET
1 year ago

More green paint found on Washington landmarks

Washington (CNN) – Police in the nation's capital arrested a woman Monday in connection with the splattering of paint in two locations inside the National Cathedral, a spokesman at the department said.

Tian Jiamel, 58, is charged with defacing property.

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Filed under: Washington D.C.
After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid
July 29th, 2013
07:49 AM ET
1 year ago

After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul attempted to rebut recent criticism of his stance on national security issues on Sunday, telling attendees of a Republican fundraiser in Tennessee that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and GOP Rep. Peter King of New York were depleting the government's coffers by asking for federal disaster relief.

"The people who want to criticize me and call me names, they are precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending," Paul said at a "Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans" event in Franklin, according to CNN affiliate WKRN-TV.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Peter King • Rand Paul
July 28th, 2013
12:36 PM ET
1 year ago

No bailout coming for Detroit, treasury secretary says

(CNN) – City employees and pensioners in Detroit shouldn’t hold their breath for a federal bailout of their bankrupt city.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had that message for them Sunday, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” that Detroit’s debt problems were between the city and its creditors.
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Filed under: Jack Lew
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