May 2nd, 2014
10:52 AM ET
6 years ago

Political battle over jobs report

Washington (CNN) - A mostly positive jobs report Friday didn't stop Republicans from criticizing the White House over the economy.

Soon after the Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs last month (more than economists had predicted), some top Republicans went on the attack.

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Filed under: 2014 • Economy • Jobs • unemployment
Rick Scott would sign bill in favor of medical marijuana
May 2nd, 2014
10:49 AM ET
6 years ago

Rick Scott would sign bill in favor of medical marijuana

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said he would sign a bill that legalizes a limited strain of medical marijuana.

The state House passed the measure on Thursday, and the state Senate is expected to pass it on Friday, the last day of the legislative session. Both houses are controlled by Republicans.
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Filed under: Florida • Marijuana • Rick Scott
First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
10:44 AM ET
6 years ago

First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a draft proposal under consideration by the Democratic National Committee.

The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27, according to the proposal provided to CNN by a source, who asked not to be named. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary.

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • South Carolina
6 factors that will influence the midterms
May 2nd, 2014
09:33 AM ET
6 years ago

6 factors that will influence the midterms

(CNN) - Sunday marks six months until Election Day.

Up for grabs this November, the Democrats' 55-45 majority in the Senate. The party's defending 21 of the 36 seats in play, with half of those Democratic-held seats in red or purple states.

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