(CNN) - Outspoken billionaire Donald Trump weighed in on public outrage over President Barack Obama's perceived faux pas on his trip to South Africa, as well as the possibility of a yet-to-be known political star in 2016, in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Wednesday. The real estate titan also said the "real" rate of […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 11, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING: Facebook to join closely-watched S&P 500 index, S&P announces. (www.CNNMoney.com) PAUL RYAN TO JAKE TAPPER: “WE HAVE THE VOTES”… Despite criticism from Republican colleagues, and indications that […]
(CNN) – The House approved legislation on Wednesday that would take $126 million in federal money set aside over 10 years for political conventions and apply it to pediatric cancer research. The bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act passed over the strong objections of senior Democrats, who opposed it as a publicity stunt that […]
(CNN) - A Democratic group is going up with one of their first attacks against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over his administration's lane closures to one of the nation's busiest bridges, allegedly for political purposes. Correct the Record, formed in part to defend Hillary Clinton, is an arm of American Bridge, an pro-Democratic group […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 10, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING … BUDGET DEAL REACHED. CNN’s Lisa Desjardins reports that bipartisan budget negotiators have reached a deal that would set government spending levels and eliminate arbitrary forced spending […]
A panel of political strategists and analysts on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper on Tuesday noted that President Barack Obama is bringing on former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, John Podesta, as a counselor amid historically low job approval ratings. Show More Summary
CNN reports: German President Joachim Gauck will boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, according to a report Sunday. The announcement would make Gauck, a former pastor, the first major political figure to boycott the Games, which will be held at the Black Sea resort in February. According to a report in the German publication […]
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo observed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa is likely to be dissected politically for some time. He said, however, that the handshake should be viewed in light of the larger themes of “reconciliation” that characterized Mandela’s life.
It's not often that a political pundit will admit to being wrong or apologize for a segment or comment they have done because it was blatantly false or misleading, but CNN's Jake Tapper did just that.
It started, as hyperventilating political spats tend to do, on social media. Following the death of Nelson Mandela, former Speaker of the House and CNN co-host Newt Gingrich praised the former South African leader in a Facebook eulogy as "one of the greatest leaders of our lifetime." "His life was a triumph of the human spirit," Gingrich said. Show More Summary
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 9, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle OH, WHAT A FLIGHT! PRESIDENT OBAMA EN ROUTE TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH GEORGE W. BUSH AND HILLARY CLINTON: The high-profile figures mostly congregated in the plane's conference room, […]
(CNN Politics): "Obama flies to South Africa with Bushes, Hillary Clinton" (New York Times): "Israeli top leaders not attending Mandela funeral" (Time): "The top ten finalists for person of the year in 2013" (Pew Research): "Limited support for Iran nuclear agreement" (Washington Post): "Budget deal expected this week amounts to a cease-fire as sides move to avert a standoff"
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 5, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING: NELSON MANDELA DIES … The revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died. […]
(CNN) – U.S. lawmakers and former presidents from both sides of the aisle took time Thursday to mark the death of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner-turned-president who reconciled South Africa after the end of apartheid, is dead. Mandela was age 95. Former President George W. Bush: “Laura and I join the people of South Africa and […]
Good jobs in journalism are hard to come by (we should know), so this is good news for at least one lucky individual out there in DC Journo-Land! CNN is hiring an “innovative and inspiring leader” to run their digital politics coverage,...Show More Summary
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 4, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING …. ELIZABETH WARREN RULES OUT WHITE HOUSE BID IN 2016: The Boston Herald reports: “U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged today she will not run for president in […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 3, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle SOURCES: TRAIN ENGINEER SAID HE WAS 'IN A DAZE' BEFORE CRASH Results from alcohol breath tests for the train engineer of the New York commuter train that derailed […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 2, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING … METRO NORTH TRAIN WAS TRAVELING AT 82 MPH WHEN IT DERAILED: The commuter train involved in a deadly weekend derailment in the Bronx was doing 82 mph […]
Washington (CNN) - The mayor of the nation's capital says he's going to run for re-election next year, ending one of the biggest guessing games in the city's local politics. Mayor Vincent Gray visited the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday to pick up nominating petitions. He has one month to collect 2,000 signatures to […]
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, […]