By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain
November 25th, 2013
12:13 PM ET
8 years ago

By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain

(CNN) - The Republican who lost by a sliver in Virginia's attorney general will wait a few more days before deciding whether to request a recount, his campaign said Monday.

The announcement came the same day as Virginia's Board of Election's ruled that Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring officially beat Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by 165 votes out of about 2.2 million.
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Filed under: 2013 • Virginia
November 25th, 2013
09:29 AM ET
8 years ago

Graham on Iran: We're so far away from the 'end game'

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, offered skepticism Monday of the interim deal reached over Iran's nuclear program.

"What will this deal accomplish in terms of the end game? The end game is to dismantle the plutonium reactor," he said on CNN's "New Day." "The end game to stop enrichment. This allows 18,000 centrifuges to stay in place and it basically suspends construction of the plutonium reactor. We're so far away what the end game should look like. I'm very worried."
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Filed under: Iran • Lindsey Graham
Polls: Majority still support pathway to citizenship
November 25th, 2013
08:47 AM ET
8 years ago

Polls: Majority still support pathway to citizenship

(CNN) - As the President makes another pitch for immigration reform Monday, recent polls show a majority of Americans support allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States and apply for citizenship.

But one poll indicates Americans are divided over whether immigration reform should be considered an immediate priority.
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Filed under: Immigration • Polls • President Obama
Nervous Dems get cash boost–and pep talk–from Obama
November 25th, 2013
07:19 AM ET
8 years ago

Nervous Dems get cash boost–and pep talk–from Obama

Updated 10:34 a.m. ET, 11/25/2013

Seattle (CNN) - Congressional Democrats, many downright scared of the political fallout from the botched rollout of Obamacare, are getting a boost this week as the President completes a month-long fundraising sprint a year ahead of 2014's midterm elections.

Obama–who has jetted to New York, Boston, Miami, Dallas and Philadelphia in the past several weeks to help add millions of dollars to Democrats' campaign coffers–is spending three days on the West Coast convincing donors his falling popularity and the faulty implementation of his signature legislation don't mean all is lost for the Democratic Party next year.
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Filed under: 2014 • California • DCCC • Fundraising • Obamacare • President Obama • Washington
November 25th, 2013
07:10 AM ET
8 years ago

Iran deal may define Barack Obama's legacy, for better or worse

Washington (CNN) - President Obama's record on foreign policy has changed dramatically since taking office - he now has one.

What was arguably candidate Barack Obama's biggest weakness in 2008 may become President Obama's biggest strength with the announcement of an interim deal with Iran to slow that country's nuclear program.

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Filed under: Iran • President Obama
President's marks as manager take hit in new CNN/ORC poll
November 25th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
8 years ago

President's marks as manager take hit in new CNN/ORC poll

Washington (CNN) - Only four out of 10 Americans believe President Barack Obama can manage the federal government effectively, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning also indicates that 53% of Americans now believe that Obama is not honest and trustworthy, the first time that a clear majority in CNN polling has felt that way.
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Filed under: Polls • President Obama
Of course presidents lie
These presidents told massive lies but deceit is vital for presidential power, historians say. Even "Honest Abe" lied.
November 25th, 2013
05:50 AM ET
8 years ago

Of course presidents lie

(CNN) - "I cannot tell a lie."

That's the signature line from a classic American story. When the nation's first president was asked as a boy if he had chopped down his father's cherry tree, he didn't say "I can neither confirm nor deny those reports," or "it depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

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Filed under: President Obama
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