Christie calls Obamacare a ‘train wreck’
November 26th, 2013
08:28 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie calls Obamacare a ‘train wreck’

(CNN) - In an interview with a local radio station Monday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Obamacare a “train wreck.”

"This is just an awful law. It made no sense and that's why I didn't get into a state exchange. And no, I have absolutely no regrets. In fact, I’m really glad that the train wreck’s not mine; it’s his," Christie told listeners on New Jersey 101.5FM, referring to President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Obamacare
D.C. mayor: City will not shut down
September 25th, 2013
08:14 PM ET
7 months ago

D.C. mayor: City will not shut down

Washington (CNN) – If city leaders have their way, the nation’s capital will not come to a standstill if the federal government shuts down next week.

Mayor Vincent Gray told the White House on Wednesday that all city operations are essential and would continue if Congress fails to renew spending, which expires September 30.
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Rep. Steve King defends immigration comments amid outrage
July 24th, 2013
09:25 PM ET
9 months ago

Rep. Steve King defends immigration comments amid outrage

Washington (CNN) – As the outcry from Democrat and Republicans alike grows over Rep. Steve King's remarks regarding immigration and drugs, the GOP congressman defended his comments Wednesday.

The comments originally came during a controversial interview last week where he suggested the possibility of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented children who excel while receiving an American education was not worth also legalizing the immigration status of drug smugglers.
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Filed under: Immigration • Steve King • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
July 5th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
10 months ago

Kerry again swamped by nautical controversy

(CNN) - When it comes to public relations, John Kerry can't seem to keep his head above water.

After initially denying the report, the State Department released a correction Friday morning acknowledging that the Secretary of State was indeed yachting on Wednesday, the day Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsy was overthrown by a coup staged by the Egyptian military.
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Filed under: Egypt • George W. Bush • John Kerry • State Department
Poll: Americans not confident immigration reform will pass
May 31st, 2013
11:58 AM ET
11 months ago

Poll: Americans not confident immigration reform will pass

Washington (CNN) – More than two-thirds of Americans don't believe that Congress will be able to work together to pass immigration reform, according to a new poll released Friday.

After months of talks and negotiations between the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators on immigration reform, a new Quinnipiac University poll indicates that only 24% of Americans are confident that Republicans and Democrats will be able to negotiate an immigration reform deal in the next year, while 71% believe that Congress will fail.
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Markey airs ad referencing Newtown
May 17th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
11 months ago

Markey airs ad referencing Newtown

Washington (CNN) – Directly mentioning the Newtown, Connecticut shootings for the first time in a campaign ad, Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Ed Markey criticized his Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez for opposing gun-control legislation.

"Gomez is against battling assault weapons," the ad says. "And Gomez is against banning high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the Newtown school shooting."
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Gun control • Gun rights
Michelle Obama challenges black youth priorities
May 17th, 2013
04:04 PM ET
11 months ago

Michelle Obama challenges black youth priorities

Washington (CNN) – Speaking at the historically black Bowie State University commencement Friday, first lady Michelle Obama called out African American youth for not challenging themselves to excel in school while instead fantasizing about being a "baller or a rapper."

"Today, more than 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, more than 50 years after the end of Separate But Equal, when it comes to getting an education too many of our young people just can't be bothered," Obama said. "Today instead of walking miles every day to school they're sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV instead of dreaming of being a teacher or lawyer or business leader they're fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper."
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Filed under: Michelle Obama
IRS drops the ball in game with GOP Senator
May 16th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
11 months ago

IRS drops the ball in game with GOP Senator

Washington (CNN) – The Internal Revenue Service's softball team, the "Cheetahs," were scheduled to play Republican Senator John Cornyn's softball on Friday. The Cheetah's backed out.

"We contacted them to confirm our game which was scheduled for tomorrow night, and they said they needed to reschedule," Cornyn's Press Secretary Drew Brandewie said. "Guess they needed an extension."
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Filed under: IRS • John Cornyn
Markey gives Confederate flag booster the boot
May 15th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
11 months ago

Markey gives Confederate flag booster the boot

Washington (CNN) - Ed Markey disinvited former Georgia Congressman Ben Jones from performing at his fundraiser on Tuesday evening in Washington claiming that he did not know the former Dukes of Hazzard star supported the Confederate flag as a symbol of southern culture.

"Ed Markey only learned about Ben Jones' comments yesterday, he strongly disagrees with them and we asked Jones not to be part of last night's event. Ed believes such confederate relics are highly offensive, and should not be displayed in public settings, period," Markey's Senate Campaign spokesman Andrew Zucker said.
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Filed under: Ben Jones • Ed Markey
Sestak makes an early announcement
May 14th, 2013
02:21 PM ET
11 months ago

Sestak makes an early announcement

Washington (CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak announced an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with a campaign titled "Leadership for a Better America."

The Pennsylvania senatorial race is in 2016, making this an unusually early declaration, but Sestak said that the formation of the exploratory committee is not just for his Senate bid, but also to address problems that currently affect Pennsylvanians.
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Filed under: Joe Sestak • Pat Toomey
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