Weekly addresses: GOP says Obamacare fails young people; White House looks ahead to 2014
December 21st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

Weekly addresses: GOP says Obamacare fails young people; White House looks ahead to 2014

(CNN) – House Republicans took aim at Obamacare in their weekly address, while in his own weekly address President Obama looked back on recent progress in Congress.

Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, in remarks released Saturday, delivered the Republicans’ address from Eureka College, in Eureka, Illinois. He condemned Obamacare as a “bad product” for young people while criticizing the administration for designing a publicity campaign that focuses on attracting millennials.

Meanwhile, Obama didn't mention health care in his address, also released Saturday morning from the White House, but described the progress he feels Congress is making in finding consensus when it comes to the budget and clearing the President's nominations for a number of key positions.
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Filed under: Aaron Schock • House Republicans • Obamacare • President Obama
Republican Congressman slams Senators Cruz, Paul – calls for moderate GOP voice
December 16th, 2013
09:00 PM ET
10 months ago

Republican Congressman slams Senators Cruz, Paul – calls for moderate GOP voice

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King on Monday unveiled a Political Action Committee called "American Leadership Now" aimed at supporting moderate voices within the Republican Party.

King of New York was in the early primary state of New Hampshire to speak with conservative groups.

He told CNN the location for the unveiling of the PAC was not a coincidence.
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Filed under: GOP • New Hampshire • Peter King • Republican Party
Vance McAllister wins special Congressional election
November 16th, 2013
11:49 PM ET
11 months ago

Vance McAllister wins special Congressional election

(CNN) – A Congressional seat from Louisiana will remain in Republican hands - although that was never in question.

With 99% of the vote in, the state's Secretary of State announced a winner in a special election for Louisiana's 5th district that pitted Republican against Republican.
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Filed under: Congress • Louisiana • special election • Vance McAllister
Liz Cheney asserts her Wyoming roots in first ad
November 13th, 2013
08:51 PM ET
11 months ago

Liz Cheney asserts her Wyoming roots in first ad

(CNN) - A fifth-generation Wyomingite, a family woman of conservative principles, and a member of a new generation of leaders.

That's the picture Liz Cheney's campaign paints in its first television ad, which will debut across the Cowboy State on Thursday.
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Filed under: Liz Cheney • Wyoming
October 30th, 2013
09:49 PM ET
12 months ago

Sebelius apologizes for Obamacare site

Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius gets an earful from Congress over the Obamacare website debacle – Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Health care • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare
Biden is all smiles when it comes to 2016
October 30th, 2013
09:22 PM ET
12 months ago

Biden is all smiles when it comes to 2016

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden laughed off a question about his plans for 2016 from HLN's Christi Paul Wednesday.

The two were discussing attending this year's inaugural parade when Paul asked the Vice President if she might see him at the next inauguration in 2017.

Biden, who's considering another run for the White House, didn't say much in response but he gave Paul a big grin, and perhaps a gleam in the eye.
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Filed under: 2016 • Inauguration • Joe Biden
Emanuel thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president
October 30th, 2013
07:01 PM ET
12 months ago

Emanuel thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president

(CNN) – Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he thinks that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will once again run for the White House, and pledged to support her campaign if she did.

“I’m behind Hillary if she runs,” the Chicago mayor and former senior aide to President Bill Clinton said in an interview with Jake Tapper on the Lead. “And I think she will, but that’s up to her. If she runs, I’m in.”

As for his own rumored presidential ambitions, Emanuel, a former congressman, dismissed it outright. “Absolutely not.” He added, “I have no interest.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rahm Emanuel
Emanuel: “Heads are rolling” over botched Obamacare rollout
October 30th, 2013
06:52 PM ET
12 months ago

Emanuel: “Heads are rolling” over botched Obamacare rollout

(CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, said he expects that people will be held accountable for the botched rollout of the healthcare website.

“I have all the confidence and all the assurance that heads are rolling, and they’re spinning right now to fix the problem,” Emanuel said in an interview with Jake Tapper on The Lead.

“That's what the president wants everybody’s energy on: fix the problem. We'll deal with culpability later, because the most important thing you've got to do is get the problem fixed,” said Emanuel.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • Rahm Emanuel
Las Vegas makes formal bid to host 2016 RNC
October 29th, 2013
10:03 PM ET
12 months ago

Las Vegas makes formal bid to host 2016 RNC

(CNN) - What happens in Vegas … goes to the White House?

That's what the Nevada Host Committee, Inc. is hoping. The group has made a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas.

It may seem early to bid for a convention scheduled for three years from now but hosting a national convention is a major undertaking for any city, no matter how well equipped. The Republican National Committee usually makes its choice two years in advance.
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October 29th, 2013
06:56 PM ET
12 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham: White House said take a hike, when asked for Benghazi access

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham is doubling down on his promise to filibuster any White House nominees until he gets answers on Benghazi.

When the South Carolina Republican has asked for survivors of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission to be interviewed by Congress, the response, he said, was "take a hike."

The refusal to make the survivors available is "an unacceptable way for the Obama administration to behave," Graham told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Lindsey Graham • Senate
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