Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to 'rein in' proliferation of guns
May 6th, 2014
12:38 PM ET
6 years ago

Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to 'rein in' proliferation of guns

Updated 2:06 p.m. ET, 5/6/2014

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told an audience of mental health professionals on Tuesday that the United States needs to rein in its gun culture or risk a world where insignificant disagreements could lead to shootings.

Asked about the mental health aspects of guns, Clinton said "I think we've got to rein in what has become a almost article faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime. I don't believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people."

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Filed under: 2016 • Gun control • Health care • Healthcare • Hillary Clinton • Obamacare
May 6th, 2014
11:38 AM ET
6 years ago

Lewinsky writes about affair with Bill Clinton

(CNN) - Saying "It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," Monica Lewinsky is writing for the first time about her affair in the 1990s with President Bill Clinton.

"I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened," says the now 40 year old Lewinsky in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
May 6th, 2014
10:58 AM ET
6 years ago

Inside Politics speed read: Can Obama do anything on climate change?

WH: Climate change is happening now, and it is alarming: The White House has released a years-in-the-making climate change assessment that predicts the alarming effects of rapidly changing global weather patterns. Rising sea levels, more droughts in the West, more hurricanes and more tornadoes will affect every American, the report says.

So what to do about it? Congress has shown no willingness to act. Democrats passed a sweeping climate change bill in 2010 and promptly lost their control of the House of Representatives.

President Obama is expected to enact new regulations unilaterally in June that would place new restrictions on power plants. The White House climate change fixer, new special adviser John Podesta, said efforts by Republicans to rein in Obama’s climate change authority have “zero chance” of working.

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Filed under: climate change • Inside Politics • Keystone XL • North Carolina
May 6th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
6 years ago

White House sets out looming climate risks for U.S., calls for 'urgent action'

Washington (CNN) - Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires.

Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • President Obama • White House
May 6th, 2014
10:20 AM ET
6 years ago

Primaries will be a key test of GOP establishment-tea party battle

(CNN) - Voters in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday kick off five straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment Republicans have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party.

The results could back up recent tough talk from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, who predicted big wins for incumbents facing primary challenges from the right, saying, "I think we are going to crush them everywhere."

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina
May 6th, 2014
07:39 AM ET
6 years ago

Jeb Bush edges up, Hillary Clinton slightly slides, in CNN 2016 poll

Washington (CNN) - She's still the overwhelming front runner in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but according to a new national poll Hillary Clinton's support has slightly deteriorated since the beginning of the year.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday morning also indicates that while the hunt for the Republican nomination remains wide open at this very early point, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is now tied with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at the top of a crowded list of potential contenders.

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First on CNN: O’Malley to campaign for Sheheen in South Carolina
May 6th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
6 years ago

First on CNN: O’Malley to campaign for Sheheen in South Carolina

Washington (CNN) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has not been coy about his interest in a 2016 White House bid, is showing up in the early primary state of South Carolina on Friday to campaign with Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor this year.

O’Malley will join Sheheen for an afternoon meet-and-greet at The Alley, a restaurant in downtown Charleston, sources familiar with the planning told CNN.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Martin O'Malley • South Carolina • Vincent Sheheen
Oregon governor performs CPR on woman
May 6th, 2014
02:44 AM ET
6 years ago

Oregon governor performs CPR on woman

(CNN) - A night out to dinner became a night of rescue for the governor of Oregon.

Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, was on the way to dinner Monday evening and noticed a woman in need of help in downtown Portland.

Kitzhaber ordered his driver to stop and performed CPR on the unconscious woman, according to CNN Affiliate KOIN.

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