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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First on CNN: Texas Dem. candidate gets national nod

First on CNN: Texas Dem. candidate gets national nod


First on CNN: Texas Dem. candidate gets national nod

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 03:50 AM PDT

Leticia Van de Putte, a Democrat running for the second-highest office in Texas, will receive an endorsement Wednesday that gives her campaign needed exposure and fund-raising opportunities.

Biden urges men to be part of fight against campus rape

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 10:31 AM PDT

After she was raped at Harvard, Madeleine Smith said that in her pursuit of justice she encountered people with good intentions who could not help her.

Ryan tries to clear air with Black Caucus, but poverty divide remains

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:28 PM PDT

It was a much-anticipated summit between Rep. Paul Ryan and the Congressional Black Caucus.

Racial controversies on Capitol Hill

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:08 PM PDT

Racial controversies hit Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Inside Politics: Ryan's utopia

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:08 PM PDT

John King, Julianna Goldman and Scott Conroy debate Paul Ryan's budget and what it will mean for both political parties.

Inside Politics: 'Tailspin of Culture'

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:09 PM PDT

John King, Nia-Malika Henderson and Ron Fournier on Rep. Paul Ryan's comments about inner city men who aren't working.

GOP blocks wage bill

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:28 PM PDT

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a top legislative and political priority of Democrats, a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Obama: 'A simple issue'

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:19 PM PDT

President Obama called upon Congress to pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage on Wednesday.

Ryan tries to clear air on race

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:33 PM PDT

It was a much-anticipated summit between Rep. Paul Ryan and the Congressional Black Caucus.

Race controversies on the Hill

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:33 PM PDT

Racial controversies hit Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Clintons' relationship with media still testy after all these years

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:56 PM PDT

During the Arab Spring, Hillary Clinton heralded Al-Jazeera's coverage of momentous events in Egypt in 2011.

New documents on Benghazi attack

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:30 PM PDT

Newly released Benghazi documents reinforce White House was pushing video was to blame. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

U.S. defense intelligence chief to step down

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 01:50 PM PDT

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, will step down from his post later this year, a defense official told CNN.

Al Qaeda affiliate groups gaining strength, terror report says

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 10:58 AM PDT

Al Qaeda's central leadership and its ability to direct operations from beyond its base in Pakistan has diminished, but its affiliate organizations, along with other terror groups, have grown more dangerous, according to a new report from the State Department.

Pentagon vows to untwist black hairstyle controversy

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 11:41 AM PDT

The Pentagon will review its polices on hairstyles following backlash from African-American soldiers, who said the Army's revised rules are racially and culturally biased.

Why NATO is such a thorn in Russia's side

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 10:47 AM PDT

In a telephone call Monday between Russia's Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu and the U.S. Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, Shoigu described the activity of U.S. and NATO troops near Russia's border as "unprecedented."

Dems seek to rally base over minimum wage

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:04 PM PDT

An election-year showdown over a Democratic priority -- raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour -- saw Senate Republicans block the measure on Wednesday, unleashing a torrent of criticism from President Barack Obama and his party.

Obama: 'A simple issue'

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:19 PM PDT

President Obama called upon Congress to pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage on Wednesday.

The push for $10.10

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:42 PM PDT

John King, Julie Pace and Ron Fournier weigh in on the upcoming Senate vote that could raise the federal minimum wage.

Divert, deny, distract: The Republican way

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 04:29 PM PDT

Donna Brazile says when it comes to race, the GOP has a simple game plan: Divert, deny, distract

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