White House chief of staff knew of IRS report before its release
May 20th, 2013
03:50 PM ET
9 years ago

White House chief of staff knew of IRS report before its release

Washington (CNN) - New details emerged Monday of what the White House knew about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups, with spokesman Jay Carney disclosing Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was among the top officials made aware of the matter late last month.

In a new timeline provided by Carney to reporters, General Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler learned on April 24 of a pending Treasury inspector general's report on how IRS staff used criteria targeting conservative groups in assessing eligibility for tax-exempt status.

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Filed under: IRS • White House
Second-term polls: How do Obama and Clinton compare?
May 20th, 2013
11:21 AM ET
9 years ago

Second-term polls: How do Obama and Clinton compare?

(CNN) - A second term Democratic president, battling back against series of controversies.

Sound familiar?
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First on CNN: Rand Paul donates $10,000 to New Hampshire GOP
May 20th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
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First on CNN: Rand Paul donates $10,000 to New Hampshire GOP

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has donated $10,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party, stoking further speculation he is eyeing a run for president.

The donation will be announced publicly on Monday hours before Paul headlines a state GOP fundraising dinner in Concord. Nearly 500 people will attend the fundraiser, which will also feature Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. The dinner is sold out.
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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Rand Paul
Christie scrutinized for cameo in NJ tourism ad
May 20th, 2013
09:29 AM ET
9 years ago

Christie scrutinized for cameo in NJ tourism ad

(CNN) - New Jersey Democrat and gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono released a new web video Monday–but it's not the ad getting the most attention in the Garden State these days.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie is taking heat for his role in a new tourism ad for his state following the devastating impact of Superstorm Sandy.
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First on CNN: RNC raises $7.2 million in April
May 20th, 2013
09:11 AM ET
9 years ago

First on CNN: RNC raises $7.2 million in April

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised $7.2 million in April, one month after releasing its rebranding and outreach efforts following the presidential election loss in 2012.

Last month's cash haul brings the committee's cash-on-hand total to $9.8 million, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will announce Monday.
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CNN Washington AM Note
May 20th, 2013
05:43 AM ET
9 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: North Korea fires another projectile into the sea off its east coast, South says

North Korea on Monday fired a projectile into the sea off its east coast for the third day in a row, South Korean officials said, urging Pyongyang to refrain from "tension-creating acts." The South Korean Defense Ministry still needs to analyze exactly what the North fired, said Choi Yong-su, an official in the ministry's spokesperson's office. The projectiles the North launched over the weekend could be short-range missiles or a new kind of large-caliber artillery, the defense ministry said earlier Monday. The North fired three objects into waters off its east coast on Saturday and a fourth on Sunday, according to South Korea's semiofficial news agency Yonhap.

ALSO SEE: NYT: North Korea Seized Chinese Boat

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