October 1st, 2013
12:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Veterans break past World War II Memorial barricade

Update 1:45 p.m. ET: House GOP leadership sources tell CNN they plan to vote on a series of bills to fund the government, beginning Tuesday with three measures–spending for veterans, the District of Columbia and the Park Service.

Washington (CNN) – Busloads of World War II veterans, many in wheelchairs, broke past a barricade Tuesday morning to cross into the World War II Memorial, as onlookers applauded and a man playing the bagpipes led the way.

Moments earlier, a few Republican members of Congress had removed a section of the black gates that surrounded the site, allowing a line of veterans to roll past security officers, who willingly stood aside.
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Filed under: Congress • Washington D.C.
'Without question': Reid says more revenue needed to fix budget problems
February 3rd, 2013
11:24 AM ET
2 years ago

'Without question': Reid says more revenue needed to fix budget problems

(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called for more revenue Sunday as a solution for the nation's budgetary problems.

The Senate's top Democrat pointed to measures that Republicans previously supported, such as closing tax loopholes and eliminating oil subsidies, as potential options.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Harry Reid • Senate