October 28th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama nominees could be slowed over Benghazi concerns

Sen. Lindsey Graham will appear on "CNN's The Situation Room" Tuesday at 5pm

(CNN) - A top critic of the U.S. response to the terror attack on the Benghazi diplomatic compound said Monday that he would block all Obama administration nominees before the Senate until survivors of the deadly assault testify before Congress.

"I think the story was about the fact that our guys died in a different way than explained by the administration," Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Fox News on Monday following a dramatic CBS "60 Minutes" interview with a man described as a British security officer who witnessed last year's attack.
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Filed under: Lindsey Graham • Obama administration • Senate
October 28th, 2013
04:39 PM ET
8 years ago

How many times has Dick Cheney cheated death?

(CNN) - By his count, former Vice President Dick Cheney has cheated death at least three times – if you start after the fifth heart attack.

In December of 2009, the year after he left the White House, Cheney went into sudden cardiac arrest – which is normally fatal – while backing his car out of a garage. Cheney had an implanted defibrillator at the time, which kicked him back to life in 16 seconds.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney
October 28th, 2013
04:08 PM ET
8 years ago

GOP Rep: Many House Republicans will sign onto immigration bill

Washington (CNN) - The only House Republican to so far sign onto a Democratic immigration bill in the lower chamber thinks he will soon be joined by many other Republicans.

Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday how many other Republicans will sign onto the House bill, Rep. Jeff Denham answered that "I'm confident we're going to get a huge number of Republicans," he said, although "the ultimate number I think remains to be defined."
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Obamacare 'hub' back online after malfunction
October 28th, 2013
02:29 PM ET
8 years ago

Obamacare 'hub' back online after malfunction

(CNNMoney) - A key tech malfunction that brought down the Obamacare website Sunday was fixed Monday morning, a federal official said.

Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, said a networking problem at contractor Terremark, a subsidiary of Verizon, was to blame for the outage. Peters said Terremark had "experienced a failure in a networking component," and the attempted fix crashed the system.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Rubio favors House approach over immigration bill he helped author
October 28th, 2013
02:05 PM ET
8 years ago

Rubio favors House approach over immigration bill he helped author

Washington (CNN) –  He was a leading member of a bipartisan "Gang of Eight" Senators who pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the chamber earlier this year.

But with that measure facing little hope of passage in the Republican-controlled House, Sen. Marco Rubio feels Congress should play small ball when it comes to approving any bills on immigration reform.

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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
McCain: Hillary Clinton a 'formidable candidate'
October 28th, 2013
12:49 PM ET
8 years ago

McCain: Hillary Clinton a 'formidable candidate'

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden Monday, saying that Clinton would be a strong presidential candidate and that it would be a mistake to count out Biden's chances for the White House.

According to Bloomberg, McCain was speaking to reporters after a joint breakfast appearance in Chicago with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, when the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said that "I don't think there's any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • John McCain
October 28th, 2013
12:24 PM ET
8 years ago

Dick Cheney on latest NSA disclosure, spying on allies

(CNN) - The Obama administration is under fire anew about alleged National Security Agency snooping – this time of global leaders, including staunch European allies.

Documents reportedly leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have exposed this reach beyond U.S. call and e-mail traffic, and some of it has been going on for more than a decade.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney gives his take on it all – suggesting there is an interest in conducting surveillance on a country or a leader, even a clear ally.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney
House Rematch in Massachusetts?
October 28th, 2013
10:51 AM ET
8 years ago

House Rematch in Massachusetts?

(CNN) - The Massachusetts Republican state Senator who narrowly lost his bid last year to unseat Democratic Rep. John Tierney is planning another go at the state's sixth Congressional District.

In a statement, former state Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei announced Monday that he had filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form an exploratory committee. It is the first step in preparation for a possible 2014 rematch for Tierney's seat in the U.S. House.
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Filed under: Massachusetts
NYC mayoral poll: Democrat holds near-historic lead
October 28th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
8 years ago

NYC mayoral poll: Democrat holds near-historic lead

Updated 10/28/2013 at 9:58am

(CNN) - With just over a week to go until Election Day, Democrat Bill DeBlasio maintains his overwhelming lead in the race for New York City mayor.

According to a New York Times/Siena College Poll released Monday morning, 68% of likely voters say they're backing DeBlasio, the city's public advocate, with 23% supporting Republican candidate Joe Lhota, the former chairman of the city's transit authority and deputy mayor to then-GOP Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
Super PAC airing anti-McAuliffe ad during World Series
October 28th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
8 years ago

Super PAC airing anti-McAuliffe ad during World Series

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - A Texas-based conservative Super PAC will run a television ad taking aim at Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during Game 5 of the World Series on Monday evening.

 The 30-second spot, produced by the Super PAC "Fight For Tomorrow," tells viewers that the Virginia governor's race is a "referendum on Obamacare."

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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Obamacare • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
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