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(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner wants to get ahead of the GOP's women problem before the 2014 midterms, making sure Republican men in the House get a little sensitivity training to learn how to run against female opponents and appeal to female voters. Last year, Republican Senate candidates talked of "legitimate rape," among other things
Boehner is being candid, and it is not a secret that since the end of the last election, Republicans have been licking their wounds, and trying to figure out the best way to close the gender gap among voters and try to recruit more female candidates.
CNN's Dana Bash reports.
(CNN) - One sure-fire way to get the 2016 rumor mill churning is to promise you're not running for president. At a news conference Wednesday, Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren did just that.
"I pledge to serve out my term. I am not running for president. I am working as hard as I can to be the best possible senator I can be," said Warren.
But then-Senator Barack Obama said he wasn't running for president at one time. He obviously changed his mind.
Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson, CNN political commentator and Republican strategist Ana Navarro, and CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger discuss.
The first rule of re-branding Obamacare? You do not talk about "Obamacare." The White House launched a three-week rebranding campaign on the public's perception of the Affordable Care Act.
"Jim, there's not an insurance policy called obamacare. I think it's important to your viewers to understand that they are purchasing private insurance," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNN's Jim Acosta Tuesday.
Still, the president didn't shy away from the term today when he was defending the law, saying, "That seems to be the only alternative Obamacare's critics have, 'Let's just go back to the status quo,' because they sure haven't presented an alternative."
Editor of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol, former U.S. Senator of Arkansas Blanche Lincoln, and Washington bureau chief for USA Today Susan Page discuss.
(CNN) - They went from fierce opponents to fast friends, from hypothetical 3 a.m. phone calls, to "You hang up." "No, you hang up." At least on camera, that is.
"I consider Hillary a strong friend," President Barack Obama told CBS' "60 Minutes" in a joint interview with Hillary Clinton in January. Clinton practically finished his sentence.
"I mean, very warm, close. I think there's a sense of understanding that, you know, sometimes doesn't even take words," said Clinton.
Telepathy aside, can the bond between Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton survive if she makes a run for office? Or would a candidate Clinton inadvertently turn the current President into a lame duck before his time?
CNN political contributor and Republican strategist Kevin Madden, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" Van Jones, and associate editor for The Hill A.B. Stoddard discuss.
Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean discuss whether President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law can work in the long run.