Casu Marzu (Italy)
September 8th, 2014
02:19 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Foodies beware: The FDA is coming for your French cheese

WASHINGTON (CNN) – America's food police are patrolling and arresting suspicious French dairy products, which are either delicious cheese or a bacteria-laden menace. You decide.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Food and Drug Administration rules could effectively ban age-old recipes for cheeses like Roquefort, St. Nectaire, Morbier and Tomme de Savoie.

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Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll
August 27th, 2014
06:15 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll

(CNN) – Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker can’t seem to shake Democrat Mary Burke, the Trek bicycle executive, in her bid to unseat in him November's election.

The latest polling shows the race statistically tied.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Conservative group uses Charlie Crist to attack Charlie Crist
August 14th, 2014
04:09 PM ET
1 month ago

Conservative group uses Charlie Crist to attack Charlie Crist

(CNN) – Charlie Crist is robo-calling Florida voters, talking about his conservative values as he wages another campaign for governor.

The only problem is Crist is now a Democrat, and the recorded phone message is actually from 2006, when he was a Republican.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida
Cuomo gets new lawyer as controversy swirls
August 1st, 2014
01:57 PM ET
2 months ago

Cuomo gets new lawyer as controversy swirls

(CNN) – New York State politics have never been the cleanest but it seems things are getting a bit murkier in Albany.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained new counsel to the Executive Chamber, CNN confirmed Friday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
Maggie Gyllenhaal sours on Obama: 'Not sure what he believes in anymore'
July 31st, 2014
01:07 PM ET
2 months ago

Maggie Gyllenhaal sours on Obama: 'Not sure what he believes in anymore'

(CNN) – Hollywood actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, one of President Barack Obama’s biggest backers in 2008 and 2012, has grown disillusioned with the President, she told Time Magazine in an interview released Thursday.

The actress said, “I really believed in him, and I’m not sure what he believes in anymore.”

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Filed under: Hollywood • President Obama
Climate group attacks Ernst on tax pledge, not climate
July 30th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
2 months ago

Climate group attacks Ernst on tax pledge, not climate

Updated 4:40 p.m. ET, 7/30/2014

(CNN) - NextGen Climate, a Super PAC backed by liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, is dedicated to "act politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity."

But its latest attack ad is all about taxes.

The group says the television commercial, which was released Wednesday, will air in three major media markets across Iowa. But the spot never once mentions climate change or the environment. Instead the ad focuses on the Americans for Tax Reform's "no new taxes" pledge Iowa GOP Senate nominee Joni Ernst signed.

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Filed under: Iowa • Joni Ernst
GOP Rallies at Capitol to 'Fire Reid'
July 29th, 2014
02:46 PM ET
2 months ago

GOP Rallies at Capitol to 'Fire Reid'

Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Tuesday joined half dozen House Republican lawmakers at a rally outside the Senate steps to call on the American people to "fire" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) by winning control of the Senate in 2014.

Speaking to a crowd of around 100 GOP staffers and supporters (and a handful of curious tourists), Priebus said, "For too long now, Sen. Reid has run the Senate with an iron fist, blocking legislation that would help working families."

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Reince Priebus
Frustrated Tennessee governor writes Obama about unannounced border kids
July 29th, 2014
02:39 PM ET
2 months ago

Frustrated Tennessee governor writes Obama about unannounced border kids

(CNN) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam expressed frustration with the Obama administration’s decision to place 760 unaccompanied minors in his state without notification.

In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama dated July 25, Haslam said it was “unacceptable” that the state discovered the presence of the unaccompanied minors through an online posting by the Department of Health and Human Services.

A spokesman for Haslam said Tuesday the governor has not been notified by the administration. HHS said it would review the letter and respond to the governor as soon as possible.

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Filed under: Bill Haslam • President Obama • Tennessee
Hillary’s spin on the Reagan vs. Clinton economies off-mark
July 23rd, 2014
06:16 PM ET
2 months ago

Hillary’s spin on the Reagan vs. Clinton economies off-mark

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton, throughout much of her book tour, has made bold claims comparing the Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton economies.

Last week, Clinton stepped up those claims in an interview with Charlie Rose when she asserted “if I just were to compare Reagan's eight years with Bill's eight years, it's like night and day in terms of the effects, the number of jobs that were created, the number of people lifted out of poverty 100 times more when Bill was president. And did policies have something to do with that? I would argue that they did.”

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Filed under: Economy • Hillary Clinton
The Bush dog joke you never heard
July 18th, 2014
04:54 PM ET
2 months ago

The Bush dog joke you never heard

(CNN) - In a draft speech prepared for President Bill Clinton’s appearance at the 1997 Alfalfa Club dinner, a speechwriter’s joke went too far for someone in the White House.

“Socks has been a [sic] exemplary first pet; I don’t want to disparage Millie but some have described her as – well it starts with ‘B’ and rhymes with ‘witch’,” read the joke.

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Filed under: Barbara Bush • Bill Clinton
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