CNN's GUT CHECK for January 28, 2014
January 28th, 2014
06:10 PM ET
8 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for January 28, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for January 28, 2014 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

CNN'S SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE STATE OF THE UNION
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A DEFINING MOMENT FOR OBAMA… Three numbers to keep in mind Tuesday night as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address: six, 30 and 43. Six as in the number of seats Republicans need to gain this November to take control of the Senate. 30: The historical average of House seats gained by the other party - in this case the Republicans - in a two-term president's "six-year itch" midterm election. And 43%, of course, is Obama's job approval rating - a reminder that his political standing is weak, though up slightly from its recent low point, as he stands before a closely divided Congress - and country - to lay out his agenda for year six of his presidency. – John King
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CNN's GUT CHECK for January 13, 2014
January 13th, 2014
07:09 PM ET
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CNN's GUT CHECK for January 13, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for January 13, 2014 | 5 p.m.
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CNN EXCLUSIVE: FEDS EYE CHRISTIE’S USE OF SANDY AID … CNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used Superstorm Sandy relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family. In the new probe, federal auditors will examine New Jersey's use of $25 million in Sandy relief funds for a marketing campaign to promote tourism at the Jersey Shore, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone told CNN – Chris Frates (Follow the @frates)

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CNN's GUT CHECK for November 27, 2013
November 27th, 2013
04:17 PM ET
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CNN's GUT CHECK for November 27, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 27, 2013 | 5 p.m.
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DEVELOPING … BIG DELAY FOR SMALL BUSINESS:
Small businesses looking to purchase insurance coverage for their employees will not be able to do so online for another year, the Obama administration announced Wednesday. The delay will give the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services until November 2014 to develop a functioning online enrollment feature for those employers. – Jim Acosta

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CNN's GUT CHECK for November 14, 2013
November 14th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
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CNN's GUT CHECK for November 14, 2013

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 14, 2013 | 5 p.m.
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OBAMA: “WE FUMBLED”
In a long, riveting press conference, President Barack Obama apologized for the “rough” roll out of Obamacare and offered a fix for many Americans to keep their individual insurance plans for one more year.

– Obama to Democrats: ‘I’m sorry’ –
PRESIDENT OBAMA AT A WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING: "There is no doubt that our failure to roll out the ACA smoothly has put a burden on Democrats whether they are running or not because they stood up and supported this effort through thick and thin. And you know I feel deeply responsible for making it harder for them rather than easier for them to continue to promote the core values that I think led them to support this thing in the first place which is in this country, as wealthy as we are, everybody should be able to have the security of affordable health care."
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