Rep. Terry was late to hearing, and his excuse necessitated an apology
April 1st, 2014
10:22 PM ET
6 months ago

Rep. Terry was late to hearing, and his excuse necessitated an apology

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska had to issue an apology Tuesday after remarks he made explaining his late arrival to a hearing on the botched General Motors recall.

“I’m sorry for being late but my plane was canceled for mechanical reasons, probably an ignition switch,” Terry said to the committee.
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Quick read: Key points of the new debt deal
October 17th, 2013
04:28 AM ET
11 months ago

Quick read: Key points of the new debt deal

(CNN) – OK, so Congress passed a bill, the President signed it into law and the government's finally back in business.

But with all the last-minute press conferencing, speechifying, and endless partisan tweeting, the one thing that wasn't extensively discussed was the actual details of the bill. Since it evolved constantly and was pushed through at the 11th hour, things got a tad confusing.

Here's are the key points you need to know about the bill that saved the government:

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More furloughed intelligence officers to return to work
CIA Director John Brennan
October 10th, 2013
07:39 AM ET
12 months ago

More furloughed intelligence officers to return to work

(CNN) – The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will begin calling more of its furloughed employees back into the office this week despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.

70% of the intelligence community has been furloughed as a result of the shutdown, leaving the leaders of all intelligence agencies scrambling to carry out their core missions.

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Stewart to Sebelius on health care law “Am I a stupid man?”
October 8th, 2013
01:27 AM ET
12 months ago

Stewart to Sebelius on health care law “Am I a stupid man?”

(CNN) - "The Daily Show" took a more serious turn Monday night when host Jon Stewart introduced his guest for the evening, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Sebelius, who has been on a media blitz in recent weeks as the health care exchanges for the Affordable Care Act opened for business on October 1st, has appeared on multiple networks to promote the new law and to attempt to temper criticism of its rollout.

As the secretary sat down to begin the segment, Stewart opened a laptop on his desk. “I’m going to attempt to download every movie ever made, and you’re going to try to sign up for Obamacare, and we’ll see which happens first.”
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Filed under: Health care • Jon Stewart • Kathleen Sebelius
Timeline to a government shutdown
October 4th, 2013
10:09 AM ET
12 months ago

Timeline to a government shutdown

Washington (CNN) – The government shutdown has been in place less than a week, though it certainly feels longer than that to many Americans.

That may be because the drama in Congress leading up to the actual shutdown was so drawn out and convoluted.

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Government shutdown: Navy-Air Force football game on; others in limbo
Saturday's Navy-Air Force game will go on, but the government shutdown leaves the fate of other athletic events in limbo.
October 3rd, 2013
07:25 AM ET
12 months ago

Government shutdown: Navy-Air Force football game on; others in limbo

(CNN) – Are you ready for some football? Not so fast!

The Navy-Air Force and the Boston -Army games are on. But there's no word yet on whether 23 other weekend athletic events at service academies will take place, thanks to the government shutdown.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
Pandas, goats and asteroids: The shutdown's other effects
October 1st, 2013
09:48 AM ET
12 months ago

Pandas, goats and asteroids: The shutdown's other effects

Washington (CNN) – Furloughed workers. Shuttered offices. Lost pay.

By now, we know well the awful mess we're in due to the government grinding to a halt.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown
Obama, Netanyahu meeting comes with baggage
September 30th, 2013
01:42 AM ET
12 months ago

Obama, Netanyahu meeting comes with baggage

President Barack Obama once again finds himself in the middle of a high stakes, tension fraught meeting with a key leader from the Middle East.

Must be Monday.

Just days after a historic phone call between Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the U.S. president is scheduled to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House late Monday morning.

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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • President Obama
McCain publishes opinion piece in Pravda – but not the one he wanted
A screenshot of Pravda.ru
September 19th, 2013
03:40 AM ET
1 year ago

McCain publishes opinion piece in Pravda – but not the one he wanted

Updated 9 a.m. ET 9/19/2013

Washington (CNN) – Senator John McCain has a message for the Russian people: “I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today.”

In an opinion piece titled “Russians Deserve Better Than Putin,” published by the Russian news website Pravda.ru, McCain took aim at the current Russian leadership, including President Vladimir Putin.
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Filed under: John McCain • Russia • Syria
IRS finalizes penalties for Obamacare "individual mandate"
August 28th, 2013
02:38 AM ET
1 year ago

IRS finalizes penalties for Obamacare "individual mandate"

(CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service has issued finalized rules for the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s healthcare plan.

The individual mandate penalty has long been one of the contentious components of health care reform, with lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of the law reaching the Supreme Court.
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Filed under: Health care • IRS
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