Top Pelosi ally retiring from the House after 40 years
January 13th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Top Pelosi ally retiring from the House after 40 years

Washington (CNN) - Rep. George Miller of California, a top ally of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the dean of the state's congressional delegation, announced Monday he will not run for re-election this fall, marking the end of a 40 year career on Capitol Hill.

"I'm proud of what I have been able to accomplish on behalf of children, working people and the environment, in my district and for our country, especially passage of national health care reform. Now, I look forward to one last year in Congress fighting the good fight and then working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me," Miller said in a written statement.
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Democratic senator will not attend Obama's North Carolina speech
January 13th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
6 years ago

Democratic senator will not attend Obama's North Carolina speech

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who finds herself in a tough race for re-election this year, will not attend a speech President Barack Obama is delivering in her home state on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Hagan confirmed to CNN on Monday that because the "Senate is in session on Wednesday," the Democratic senator will not attend Obama's event on the economy in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Filed under: 2014 • Kay Hagan • Mary Landrieu • North Carolina • President Obama
New Jersey Democrats ramp up bridge controversy investigation
January 13th, 2014
12:30 PM ET
6 years ago

New Jersey Democrats ramp up bridge controversy investigation

(CNN) - New Jersey Democratic legislative leaders are forming a special new committee to investigate the George Washington Bridge gridlock scandal that has rocked Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration.

Controversial lane closures last September caused massive traffic jams on the Garden State side of the nation's busiest bridge, and ensnared Christie, who's considering a bid for the White House in 2016, in the biggest political controversy of his career.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Report details 'list' of Clinton supporters, detractors from 2008
January 13th, 2014
12:22 PM ET
6 years ago

Report details 'list' of Clinton supporters, detractors from 2008

(CNN) - In the ongoing buzz about Hillary Clinton's potential bid for the White House in 2016, the latest talk surrounds a list that her aides created not long after her unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008.

The list, which meticulously details high-profile figures who supported Clinton's campaign as well as those who backed then-foe Barack Obama, was jointly reported by The Hill's Amie Parnes and Politico's Jonathan Allen as part of their upcoming book, "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton."
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Hillary Clinton
High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban
January 13th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
6 years ago

High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside Arizona's appeal to reinstate its law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A federal appeals court last year said the restrictions were unconstitutional.
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Filed under: Abortion • Arizona • Supreme Court
January 13th, 2014
09:24 AM ET
6 years ago

CNN exclusive: Feds investigating Christie's use of Sandy relief funds

Washington (CNN) - Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing questions over the use of Superstorm Sandy relief funds.

CNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used those relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Justices lean toward Congress in White House fight over recess appointments
January 13th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Justices lean toward Congress in White House fight over recess appointments

Updated 6:04 p.m. ET, 1/13/2014

(CNN) - Supreme Court appeared on Monday to lean toward Congress in the fight over presidential recess appointments – those placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.

It’s a high-stakes constitutional and political confrontation over a practice that has accelerated in recent years due to partisan gridlock in Congress.

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Filed under: Mitch McConnell • President Obama • Supreme Court
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