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February 7, 2014

Democrats staying close on Christie’s heels as he travels

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

(CNN) — Democrats will again be ready and waiting next week to make noise when embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hits the road for another high-profile trip.

The Democratic National Committee says it will send former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to hold a news conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the same day Christie will be in the Windy City fundraising as chairman for the Republican Governors Association.

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January 1, 2014

De Blasio & the Clintons: The ties that bind?

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

(CNN) — Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday formally swore in Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York.

The very public move by the former President appeared to wrap a bow around long-standing ties between the new mayor and both Bill and Hillary Clinton. And it could pay political dividends for the former Secretary of State if she decides to make another run for the White House in 2016.

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January 1, 2014

Bill Clinton wishes full recovery to his other ‘mother,’ Barbara Bush

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton sent good wishes Wednesday to his adoptive Republican mother and former first lady Barbara Bush, who’s been hospitalized in Houston since Monday.

“I’ll be rooting for Barbara Bush’s full recovery while she’s rooting for Baylor today. All my best to her and @GeorgeHWBush,” he tweeted.

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January 1, 2014

Federal Judge Upholds Most Of New York’s Gun Law–Bullet Limit Struck From Law

Originally posted on CAFFEINATED POLITICS:

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There was no way for gun control advocates not to be pleased with the tough gun control measure passed earlier this year in New York.  While a federal judge found the law within the constitution when it came to the right of New York to regulate deadly firearms that wreak so much havoc and bloodshed on society on the one hand,  he struck down one of its signature provisions – a seven-round limit on ammunition as “arbitrary” on the other hand.  That may be a legal viewpoint, but when it comes to the on-the-street ramifications of such a ruling it is deadly.  The law when boiled down made it illegal to carry more than 7 bullets in larger magazines more commonly made to hold up to 10 bullets.

It is obvious the intent of the law was to make it harder for a gun user to unload his bullets before being…

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December 11, 2013

Have Obama’s falling numbers stabilized?

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

Washington (CNN) — Forty-two percent.

That’s where President Barack Obama’s approval ratings stands in a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the seven national surveys released over the past 48 hours (with six of the seven coming in the past day).

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December 4, 2013

Obama to talk Obamacare with young Americans

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday gets the chance to address younger Americans, a key demographic for the success of the health care exchanges set up under his signature reforms.

In remarks at a White House Youth Summit, Obama was expected to tout the benefits of the 2010 Affordable Care Act for young people, who often don’t think they need health insurance.

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December 4, 2013

IS THE GOP DEAD. . .YET? – Cartoon #6

November 30, 2013

Obama does some ‘Small Business Saturday’ shopping

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama continued what’s become an annual post-Thanksgiving tradition by stopping at a bookstore for Small Business Saturday.

With his two daughters alongside, the President went to Politics and Prose in Washington to pick up a few books, telling reporters he bought a “long list” of titles for every age group, including his own. (Read the full list below)

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November 27, 2013

White House: Enroll in Obamacare, but not too fast

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

Update 1:53 p.m. ET, 11/27/2013

Washington (CNN) — It’s a welcome sign with a caveat.

President Barack Obama and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are urging people to try again on the problem-plagued Obamacare website, insisting it will work better by Saturday’s self-imposed deadline to improve its performance from last month’s botched launch.

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November 19, 2013

State senator stabbed, son dead, state police say

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:

(CNN) — A top Virginia politician lay in a Charlottesville hospital with multiple stab wounds Tuesday evening after what state police called a fight with his son, who appears to have killed himself shortly afterward.

A cousin found state Sen. Creigh Deeds, the 2009 Democratic nominee for governor, walking down a road near his home Tuesday morning, bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his head and chest, state police reported. State troopers who came to Deeds’ home in Millboro, about 150 miles west of Richmond, then found 24-year-old Austin “Gus” Deeds with a gunshot wound, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. The troopers were unable to save him.

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