February 6th, 2014
07:49 PM ET
2 months ago

Why do Republicans oppose unemployment benefits?

Washington (CNN) - Republicans have once again blocked an extension of benefits intended to aid the long-term unemployed.

Thursday's vote in the Senate was third time Democrats have attempted unsuccessfully to pass legislation intended to help some 1.7 million people who have had their benefits cut off since the recession-era program expired on December 28.

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Filed under: Republicans • unemployment
February 4th, 2014
02:09 PM ET
2 months ago

A tale of two Republicans: A story of the GOP and immigration reform

Washington (CNN) – The similarities are plentiful.

Both congressmen are Republican. Both represent central California - their districts share a border. Both are recently elected to Congress. Both have outspoken positions on immigration reform.

And that's where the similarities end.

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Filed under: California • House Republicans • Immigration • Republican Party
February 3rd, 2014
08:32 PM ET
2 months ago

Chris Christie again says: I knew nothing about lane closures

Washington (CNN) - Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday forcefully reiterated he knew nothing about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September before media reports appeared.

Christie, whose administration is under fire for suggestions top appointees orchestrated traffic jams at the foot of the bridge in Fort Lee to punish that town's mayor politically, said again that he "had nothing to do with this."

In a radio interview with New Jersey 101.5, Christie was asked to respond to a new allegation from a central figure in the scandal that "evidence exists" showing he was aware of the lane closings in real time over a work week last September, contradicting his recollection of events.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
January 23rd, 2014
08:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Abortion: a polarizing, emotional debate 41 years after court ruling

Washington (CNN) – The abortion issue is far from settled. It's just as contentious today as it has ever been in the United States.

Wednesday's 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which upheld legalized abortion before about 24 weeks, ignited the polarized, emotional battle.

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Filed under: Abortion
January 16th, 2014
12:11 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie: What you need to know

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can’t get out of the spotlight. The Governor is surrounded by controversy over lane closures near the George Washington Bridge and possible misuse of Superstorm Sandy funds. Questions swirling around the controversies continue to come up and distract from his agenda. And they threaten to overshadow his message as he heads out on a trip to promote Republican governors and candidates and at the same time the Christie brand.

But let’s cut to the chase. Here’s what you need to know:

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Political vendettas 'as American as apple pie'
January 12th, 2014
05:35 PM ET
3 months ago

Political vendettas 'as American as apple pie'

(CNN) – The world of political intrigue with backstabbing revenge against troublesome foes and threats against friends all in the name of winning an election or consolidating political power - is not just for Netflix’s hit drama “House of Cards.”

“Revenge and payback in politics is as American as apple pie,” said Princeton University presidential historian Julian Zelizer.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
The political war over poverty
GINI ratios measure income inequality. This graph, compiled with U.S. Census Bureau information, shows that income inequality is growing. A value of zero shows complete equality, and a value of 1.0 represents complete inequality.
January 7th, 2014
12:36 PM ET
3 months ago

The political war over poverty

Washington (CNN) - Tianna Gaines-Turner is so politically active, she gave 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney a questionnaire to answer on policy positions. When he failed to respond, she volunteered on President Barack Obama's campaign. She also encourages her neighbors to vote.

Her activism is persistent despite feeling like she is an ignored component of the American electorate.

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Filed under: President Obama
Mostly ignored, shifts emerge in the politics of poverty
GINI ratios measure income inequality. This graph, compiled with U.S. Census Bureau information, shows that income inequality is growing. A value of zero shows complete equality and a value of 1.0 represents complete inequality.
January 1st, 2014
11:30 AM ET
4 months ago

Mostly ignored, shifts emerge in the politics of poverty

Washington (CNN) - Tianna Gaines-Turner is so politically active she gave 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney a questionnaire to answer on policy positions. When he failed to respond, she volunteered on President Barack Obama's campaign. She also encourages her neighbors to vote.

Her activism is persistent despite feeling like she is an ignored component of the American electorate.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
December 19th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
4 months ago

Surveillance program is now Obama's to own

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama stands at a significant crossroad.

On Wednesday, he received a set of recommendations from a panel he appointed to review the government's surveillance programs - a decision he made after Edward Snowden's blockbuster leaks about National Security Agency spying triggered outrage.


Filed under: NSA • President Obama
December 18th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
4 months ago

Budget deal: Progress or pragmatism?

Washington (CNN) -- When Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray held a news conference - together - to announce that they reached a deal on the federal budget, the ideological opposites received immediate praise for their cooperation.

And they reached their agreement that would avert a potential government shutdown in January just two days before the Congressionally imposed deadline for doing so.

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Filed under: Budget • Senate
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