DNC ups tech push ahead of midterms
February 25th, 2014
04:57 PM ET
6 years ago

DNC ups tech push ahead of midterms

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is working to leverage the voter data and election tools refined during Barack Obama's historically tech-savvy campaigns in upcoming elections.

The DNC said it's making accessible to Democratic campaigns nationwide this year a voter file with constantly updated data from past elections in an effort to coordinate voter information as well as help those campaigns better strategize and manage volunteers.

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Christie makes big budget address
February 25th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Christie makes big budget address

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie pledged to make New Jersey's largest payment ever to the state's pension plan as he presented his budget for fiscal year 2015 at the state house Tuesday afternoon.

With a hoarse voice, Christie said, "Today, I present to you a budget that is balanced, and, for the fifth year in a row, requires no new taxes on the people of New Jersey."

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House demands more Target docs
February 25th, 2014
01:58 PM ET
6 years ago

House demands more Target docs

Washington (CNN) – House lawmakers are stepping up their look into how Target handled last fall's massive data breach, with a top Republican requesting that the company turn over a pile of internal documents about the security problem.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, sent a letter to Target president Gregg Steinhafel Monday requesting all "documents and communications" from last fall that relate to suspicions of a data breach or decisions about how to notify customers.
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February 25th, 2014
01:42 PM ET
6 years ago

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer expected to veto 'religious freedom' bill

(CNN) - All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely veto politically-charged legislation that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents contend discriminates against gays and lesbians.

Brewer did not signal her intention either way in an exclusive interview with CNN on Monday at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gay rights • Jan Brewer
Biden on 2016: If Hillary runs, it won't affect my decision
February 25th, 2014
01:36 PM ET
6 years ago

Biden on 2016: If Hillary runs, it won't affect my decision

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden weighed in further Tuesday on his thinking process about a potential 2016 presidential bid and perhaps hinted what a potential campaign theme might look like.

On ABC's "The View," the Democrat said Hillary Clinton's decision on a second presidential campaign would not be a factor as he considers his own White House run.
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February 25th, 2014
01:23 PM ET
6 years ago

Rubio: U.S. in a 'geopolitical battle for influence'

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday the Defense Department's plan to reduce troop levels comes at a time when there's great unrest in parts of the world.

"In the middle of all of this, the U.S. announcing that we may have troop levels as a low as they've been since World War II. I think that's a pretty startling contrast in terms of where our priorities are and where the world's challenges look like," the Florida Republican told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
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February 25th, 2014
10:36 AM ET
6 years ago

George W. Bush to feature paintings in gallery showing

(CNN) - Former President-turned-painter George W. Bush will feature his work in an art exhibit starting this April, unveiling more than two dozen portraits that have never been made public.

The exhibit, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," will feature his paintings, as well as artifacts, photographs, and personal reflections about his relationships made on the world stage, according to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, which is hosting the exhibit.
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February 25th, 2014
09:12 AM ET
6 years ago

New rules would ban junk food from being marketed in schools

Updated 1:02 p.m. ET, 2/25/2014

Washington (CNN) – New rules first lady Michelle Obama proposed on Tuesday would limit the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools.

Under the suggested federal regulations, companies would no longer be permitted to use logos of high calorie products on cups, vending machines or posters, a common sight in schools around the nation.
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Atheists plan conservative outreach with booth at CPAC
February 25th, 2014
07:33 AM ET
6 years ago

Atheists plan conservative outreach with booth at CPAC

Washington (CNN) – American Atheists, an outspoken organization that advocates for atheists nationwide, will have a booth at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference.

The atheist institution, which is well known for its controversial billboards and media campaigns, informed CNN of its inclusion on Monday night, and a representative from CPAC confirmed that the group will have a booth at the annual national gathering of conservative leaders and activists in March. American Atheists hopes to use the forum to tap into the conservative movement and bring conservative atheists “out of the closet.”

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I'm quitting my job. Thanks, Obamacare!
Obamacare will allow Karen Willmus to quit her job and form a start-up with her daughter.
February 25th, 2014
07:27 AM ET
6 years ago

I'm quitting my job. Thanks, Obamacare!

New York (CNNMoney) - Now that Karen Willmus can get health insurance through Obamacare, she plans to quit teaching 9th grade English at the end of the school year.

The 51-year-old found policies on the Colorado state exchange for about $300 a month. That's less than what she's paying now for employer-sponsored coverage and less than half what she paid on the individual market in 2007.

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