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politics lead

November 17th, 2013
04:01 PM ET

An awkward Cheney family Christmas

Mary Cheney, who married a woman last year, had some choice words for her sister, Liz Cheney, Sunday after Liz again voiced her opposition to same-sex marriage.

"Liz - this isn't just an issue on which we disagree - you're just wrong - and on the wrong side of history," Mary Cheney posted on Facebook.

Their father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, weighed in on the sisters' disagreement last month in an interview with Jake Tapper:
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politics lead

November 6th, 2013
05:24 PM ET

Rubio: Don't jump to conclusions about meaning of Christie win

Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio downplayed Wednesday any national takeaways from GOP Gov. Chris Christie's crushing victory in the blue state of New Jersey and Republican Ken Cuccinelli's loss in Virginia, saying what happened in Tuesday's elections carry little implications for the future of the GOP.

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world lead

September 13th, 2013
06:27 PM ET

Op-ed for Op-ed: McCain to strike back in 'Pravda'

Responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin's controversial opinion piece in the New York Times, Sen. John McCain jokingly told CNN's Jake Tapper he'd like to write a commentary for Pravda, the historic Russian newspaper connected to the Communist Party.

Well, now it looks like McCain may get his wish.

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national lead

September 4th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Happening now: House members take on Obama officials

(CNN) – Three top Obama officials begin another round Wednesday in their campaign to sway Congress to support the president's proposal for limited military strikes in Syria.

Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey return to the Hill, this time to be grilled by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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politics lead

August 23rd, 2013
03:15 PM ET

Howard Dean blasts Ted Cruz

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Thursday described Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and others who support threatening a government shutdown in order to defund Obamacare as "irresponsible" and "petty, radical-right people."

"We can do better this, and I think the American voters are going to throw these people out," he said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "If they keep doing this, the impossible may become possible. We could take back the House in 2014."

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR MORE ON HOWARD DEAN'S POLITICAL FUTURE

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