Crisis on the border
July 22nd, 2014
02:30 PM ET
1 week ago

Key questions about Rick Perry's border plan

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the southern border is the latest move in a controversy over the influx of migrant youths from Central America, many unaccompanied, streaming into the United States.

It represents concrete action over concerns raised by Perry and other Republicans that border security be given more resources generally and specifically in this case to deal with what most agree is a humanitarian crisis.

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Filed under: Immigration • Rick Perry • Texas
Perry sending National Guard troops to border
July 21st, 2014
04:40 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.

Perry also wants President Barack Obama and Congress to hire an additional 3,000 border patrol agents for the Texas border, which would eventually replace the temporary guard forces.

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Filed under: Immigration • Rick Perry • Texas
Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis
July 18th, 2014
06:05 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis

(CNN) – Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.

But the crisis on the southern border involving an influx of nearly 60,000 migrant children this year from Central America may help Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Perry repair a broken trust on immigration with conservatives.

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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Marco Rubio
July 1st, 2014
09:54 AM ET
1 month ago

Monica Lewinsky: ‘I was a virgin to humiliation of that level’

(CNN) – After a self-imposed exile from the public eye, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appeared on Tuesday in her first interview in a decade.

In a National Geographic documentary on the 1990s, Lewinsky, “the most humiliated woman in the world,” described the public shaming as former President Bill Clinton’s mistress as “alarming … frightening … confusing … and excruciating.”

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
June 23rd, 2014
11:44 AM ET
1 month ago

Congress had chances over the years, but action on VA not enough

(CNN) – The day before Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned in May, nearly 25 senators signed a letter calling for him to step down amid a widening scandal over delayed medical care for vets.

In the weeks before that, lawmaker after outraged lawmaker rose to denounce systemic problems at the sprawling agency that provides medical and other care to more than 8.5 million veterans. Reports of "cooked books," dying patients on waiting lists, and a warped management culture made headlines.

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Filed under: Congress • Veterans Affairs
June 11th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
2 months ago

Jack Trammell is the Democrat who no longer has to face Eric Cantor

(CNN) - What a difference 24 hours makes.

Jack Trammell unanimously won the Democratic nomination for Virginia's 7th Congressional District seat at the party convention last weekend. That's because no one else wanted to to run against Rep. Eric Cantor, the second most powerful Republican in the House.

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Filed under: 2014 • Dave Brat • Eric Cantor • Virginia
Deported veterans ask Obama for relief
May 15th, 2014
09:33 AM ET
3 months ago

Deported veterans ask Obama for relief

(CNN) - "My hands are tied."

Those are words that Howard Dean Bailey never wants to hear again.

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Filed under: President Obama • Veterans
Tea party members in North Carolina might give up on national races
May 7th, 2014
04:58 PM ET
3 months ago

Tea party members in North Carolina might give up on national races

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) - It was a tough loss.

Tea party members in North Carolina put in countless hours to elect U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon.

When he didn’t get enough votes to force a runoff against establishment GOP opponent Thom Tillis in Tuesday’s primary election, the leaders of one local tea party group wondered if it's worth competing in national races.

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina • Tea Party • Tea Party movement
North Carolina tea party pushes back against establishment
Jane Bilello, chairwoman of the Asheville tea party
May 5th, 2014
07:37 PM ET
3 months ago

North Carolina tea party pushes back against establishment

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) - On the eve of North Carolina primary balloting, the state tea party is not backing down, despite reports the Republican establishment is fighting to "humiliate" and win big.

Will the tea party be humiliated in the primaries?

"The establishment – they want to keep their turf and they look at us as a threat," Jane Bilello, chairman of the Asheville Tea Party, told CNN on Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina • Tea Party
In GOP civil war, an outsized advantage
April 25th, 2014
09:41 AM ET
3 months ago

In GOP civil war, an outsized advantage

Washington (CNN) – It's been widely reported. The Republican Party is locked in battle. Establishment Republicans are being challenged by insurgents hoping to purify the brand and return the GOP to small government, free market principles.

The conservative grassroots are organizing this election season to elect their preferred, ideologically pure candidate, even if that means unseating House and Senate incumbents. It's a strategy they had in 2010 and 2012 with mixed results.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • GOP
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