Beyonce, ‘My Dog Skip’ and cigarettes: 7 things we learned in Mike Huckabee’s new book

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 21:21 GMT // 0 Comments

Huckabee thinks Miley Cyrus is a bad dancer but Beyonce is a good one. He describes Cyrus’ 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance as one in which she “contorted her barely-clad, barely legal-age body in a disgustingly pornographic performance that showed just about everything she had — except talent — and focused national attention on a […]

Report: Christie interviewed by feds in bridge scandal

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 21:16 GMT // 0 Comments

ABC News first reported Friday that the New Jersey Republican privately sat down with officials at the governor’s mansion in Princeton, New Jersey, where he answered questions for more than two hours in December. RELATED: Chris Christie tests limits of authenticity –

Christie to meet with GOP leaders in South Carolina

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 21:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Invitees include business leaders, state legislators and Republican power-brokers from around the state, a GOP source with knowledge of the event said. The confab was arranged by the South Carolina Republican Party, state Rep. Phyllis Henderson, and Republican attorney Leighton Lord, a college friend of Christie’s from the University of Delaware. – Correction: An earlier […]

Joni’s June event: Bikes and a pig roast

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 20:40 GMT // 0 Comments

Ernst’s political action committee, the Jobs, Opportunity and New Ideas or JONI PAC, has sent out a save-the-date for what is certain to become one of the premiere political events in Iowa this summer: “Joni’s 1st Annual Roast and Ride.” Given Ernst’s popularity, it’s hard to imagine any of the prospective GOP presidential candidates turning […]

Obama: The U.S. ‘stands with’ France in wake of attacks

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 19:43 GMT // 0 Comments

He made the remarks during an appearance in Knoxville, Tenn. to announce a new higher education initiative. Obama told the audience in Knoxville “we stand for freedom, and hope, and dignity of all human beings,” adding, “that’s what Paris stands for.” “That spirit will endure forever,” he added, “long after terrorism is banished from this […]

New Congress, new nuclear showdown over Iran

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 19:42 GMT // 0 Comments

With fewer than two months until diplomats’ March 1 framework agreement deadline, and expecting the White House to start knocking on swing senators’ doors, supporters know the clock is ticking to pass a sanctions bill they say will ratchet up pressure on Iran. But for opponents of additional sanctions, the ticking is more like a […]

Harry Reid ‘hopeful’ about regaining sight in injured eye

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 18:43 GMT // 0 Comments

The former Senate majority leader broke several ribs and bones in his face and was also diagnosed with a concussion, his office said after the accident. Reid explained that he had been exercising with a resistance band that broke, flinging him into several cabinets and badly injuring his right eye. Asked if he would recover […]

House OKs Keystone XL pipeline

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 18:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The vote was 266-153, with more than two dozen Democrats joining nearly all Republicans to pass the measure. It was the first time the legislation passed in the new session of Congress which began Tuesday, but the tenth time the GOP-controlled House has sent a bill approving the pipeline to the Senate. Rep. Justin Amash, […]

Bridenstine previews conservative opposition to Boehner

by CNN // January 4, 2015 // Updated 01:34 GMT // 0 Comments

On Friday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine pointed to Boehner’s moves in December to advance a measure favored by President Barack Obama to fund the government for the next 10 months. “Speaker Boehner went too far when he teamed with Obama to advance this legislation. He relinquished the power of the purse, and with it he lost […]

Cuomo’s ‘eloquent voice for the voiceless’ remembered

by CNN // January 3, 2015 // Updated 16:53 GMT // 0 Comments

New York Rep. Nita Lowey, who worked with him as assistant secretary of state before she was elected to Congress, said part of his power was how he couched the liberal ideal of government as a helping hand for the needy in relatable terms. “What was so important to my development was his absolute conviction […]

Hinckley won’t face new charges in Reagan press secretary’s death

by CNN // January 3, 2015 // Updated 15:47 GMT // 0 Comments

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen’s office announced the decision Friday, citing two legal barriers it couldn’t overcome in attempting to press new charges stemming from Hinckley’s 1981 attempt to assassinate Reagan, during which Brady was shot in the head, outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. –

U.S. slaps new sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

by CNN // January 3, 2015 // Updated 15:01 GMT // 0 Comments

The White House said a new executive order targets leaders in North Korea’s government, preventing them from accessing property and entering the United States. The isolated nuclear regime, which has denied involvement in the Sony hack, was already subject to a strict set of U.S. economic restrictions. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has maintained North […]

Harry Reid breaks ribs and facial bones in New Year’s Day exercising accident

by CNN // January 2, 2015 // Updated 21:05 GMT // 0 Comments

The Nevada Democrat was using a piece of equipment to exercise on Thursday when it broke, causing him to fall. His doctors expect a full recovery, and he’s set to return to Washington over the weekend before the Senate reconvenes next week. – Reid will become the Senate Minority Leader when Congress reconvenes.

Obama New Year’s Day menu: Honolulu’s high-end dining

by CNN // January 2, 2015 // Updated 16:12 GMT // 0 Comments

With a prix-fixe meal of $295 per person and expensive wines likely paired with the haute cuisine meal, a dinner for two can run upwards of $1,000, according to Honolulu Magazine. – RELATED: 2014 in White House Photos

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