Zing! Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert
April 23rd, 2014
12:13 PM ET
13 hours ago

Zing! Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.

The morning after Letterman was joined by his successor Steve Colbert on "The Late Show," Christie made his excitement for Letterman's departure known in a tweet.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • David Letterman
White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber
April 18th, 2014
08:49 PM ET
3 days ago

White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the People" Whitehouse.gov petition system allows the Executive Office to dodge comments "to avoid the appearance of improper influence."

Although the official response did not address the petition's position directly, the White House did drop a few Bieber references, while making its case for the President's immigration plan.

 

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Biden: Undocumented immigrants 'already American citizens'
March 27th, 2014
09:25 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Biden: Undocumented immigrants 'already American citizens'

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden echoed the West Wing’s “we can’t wait” mantra Thursday, telling a crowd at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Summit that “undocumented aliens” are already American citizens.

“You know, 11 million people that are living in the shadows. I believe they’re already Americans citizens,” Biden said. “These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to be able to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans in my view.”

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Filed under: Immigration • Joe Biden
CNN's ‘Inside Politics’ is on Flipboard
March 5th, 2014
07:56 PM ET
1 month ago

CNN's ‘Inside Politics’ is on Flipboard

(CNN) – Every story, every angle, every minute. Now, all of the leading political articles, videos and social media content that the best reporters in the business talk about on CNN’s newest show, “Inside Politics” can be found in one place - on the show’s Flipboard Magazine.

CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King, the host of the show, sat down with Flipboard to discuss the changing landscape of political coverage including new technologies, how he uses the infamous “Magic Wall,” and what it’s like covering political races from every state across the country.

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Bill Clinton honored with #42 Jersey at University of Arkansas NCAA Championship team celebration
February 16th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
2 months ago

Bill Clinton honored with #42 Jersey at University of Arkansas NCAA Championship team celebration

(CNN) – Former President and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was presented with a framed #42 jersey on Saturday from the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team as a part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the NCAA Championship team.

Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States and 42nd governor of Arkansas, attended the championship game 20 years ago in 1994 when the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team defeated Duke in the NCAA Championship game.

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Filed under: Arkansas • Bill Clinton
Mitch McConnell on allowing debt-ceiling vote: "I had to do what's best for the country"
February 15th, 2014
06:49 PM ET
2 months ago

Mitch McConnell on allowing debt-ceiling vote: "I had to do what's best for the country"

Washington (CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, on Friday defended his decision back home in Kentucky to join Democrats in a vote to clear a filibuster hurdle that allowed a vote to raise the debt ceiling.

"My job is to protect the country when I can and to step up and lead on those occasions when it's required. That's what I did," he said at a campaign appearance in Louisville.

McConnell was one of 12 Republican senators to join Democrats on Tuesday in voting to end debate on the debt-ceiling bill that will extend the federal debt limit for a year, a move his opponents have been quick to criticize him for.

President Obama signed the bill into law Saturday in California, the White House said in a statement.
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Filed under: Debt • Mitch McConnell
Florida congressman calls Obamacare 'a breach of faith' for seniors
February 15th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
2 months ago

Florida congressman calls Obamacare 'a breach of faith' for seniors

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Florida, slammed President Obama for not doing his part to help lower health care costs for older Americans, calling his health care promises a "breach of faith" for seniors.

"Across the country, millions of seniors are now paying more money for fewer choices, less access and far less peace of mind," Rooney said. "This goes well beyond a glitch or a pocketbook issue. This is a breach of faith."
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Closely watched religious conservative skips Senate race in Iowa
February 15th, 2014
02:30 PM ET
2 months ago

Closely watched religious conservative skips Senate race in Iowa

Washington (CNN) - After weeks of speculation, religious conservative Bob Vander Plaats has announced he will not run for Senate in Iowa.

Vander Plaats’ possible entrance into the June primary worried some Republicans who believed he would have hurt their chances of wresting this Senate seat from Democratic hands if he had won the GOP nomination. While Vander Plaats is a popular figure among Christian conservatives, his candidacy may have alienated centrist Republicans and politically moderate independent voters, which are key to winning in a general election.
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Filed under: Bob Vander Plaats
January 29th, 2014
12:49 AM ET
3 months ago

Tea Party SOTU Response: ‘Obamacare is an inequality Godzilla'

Washington (CNN) - Utah Sen. Mike Lee blamed big government for growing inequality in America, calling Obamacare an “inequality Godzilla.”

Lee’s comments came during his Tea Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Mike Lee • President Obama • State of the Union • Tea Party
January 28th, 2014
05:23 PM ET
3 months ago

Ordinary Americans often heralded at State of the Union

(CNN) - For more than 30 years, a handful of lucky individuals are chosen to sit with the first lady during the State of the Union address.

Some are heroes, others are smiling examples of a president's policies. Still more represent small businesses or local school programs in small towns in politically important states.

How did the tradition begin?

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