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Inside Politics Archive: November 2013

  • Joe Biden picks new chief of staff

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden announced Wednesday he has tapped senior aide Steve Ricchetti as his new chief of staff. Published November 13 2013

  • Rep. John Lewis: Keep Braves in Atlanta

    Count Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who has represented Atlanta in Congress for more than 25 years, among those disappointed in the Atlanta Braves' stated intention to move from the city to Cobb County in 2017. Published November 13 2013

  • Former Sen. Scott Brown: 'I'm a Scott Brown Republican'

    Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, while on a jaunt to Iowa to speak at a Republican fundraiser, said that "demonizing and criticizing others" isn't the path to victory and Republicans must promote problem-solving and civility. Published November 13 2013

  • Obama calls Aquino to discuss Philippines relief aid

    President Obama spoke Tuesday with President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines to express "deep condolences" for the lives lost and damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Published November 12 2013

  • Palin: Some of Pope's 'liberal' statements have 'taken me aback'

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, says she's been taken aback by some of Pope Francis's "liberal" statements but that she needs to dig into their context further to eliminate any possible media filter. Published November 12 2013

  • Obama hits lowest approval rating of presidency: Poll

    President Obama has reached his lowest approval rating in any Quinnipiac University national poll since being elected president, with 39 percent of registered voters now approving of his job performance and 54 percent disapproving. Published November 12 2013

  • Congress' approval rating at all-time low: Gallup

    Congressional approval is at 9 percent, the lowest in Gallup's 39-year history of asking the question, the polling outfit said Tuesday. Published November 12 2013

  • Sarah Palin: Hard for some not to comment on Chris Christie's 'extreme' weight

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has been lukewarm on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie since his landslide re-election last Tuesday, took a swipe at his weight in an interview with CNN, saying that "it's been extreme" and that "it's hard for some people not to comment on." Published November 12 2013

  • White House hopes email blasts will convince users to return to Obamacare site

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it will blast out emails this week to 275,000 users who got "stuck" on the federal Obamacare website during early attempts to enroll for coverage on the troubled system. Published November 12 2013

  • Paul: Benghazi should disqualify Clinton from holding higher office again

    Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Tuesday that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's decisions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, "should preclude" her from holding higher office again. Published November 12 2013

  • Obama, Biden lunch with military members

    President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden took service members from each branch of the military out to lunch Tuesday in Washington, prior to a meeting with the soldiers' top brass later at the White House. Published November 12 2013

  • Rep. Phil Gingrey pledges to 'repeal Obamacare ... or go home' to Georgia

    Rep. Phil Gingrey, a Georgia Republican running for the U.S. Senate, is out with a new ad pledging that he'll try to repeal President Obama's health care overhaul in his first term if elected — or go home. Published November 12 2013

  • Mitt Romney aiding Boston bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, reportedly is assisting a group quietly exploring the possibility of bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Published November 12 2013

  • Tough-talking Chris Christie gets taken to school by Hillary Clinton

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a 44 percent to 34 percent over newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a would-be 2016 presidential match-up, a new NBC News poll shows. Published November 12 2013

  • College Republicans back Mitch McConnell as new poll portends tight race

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the support of the Kentucky Federation of College Republicans in his 2014 re-election bid as a new poll conducted for a liberal group puts him in a dead heat with Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Published November 12 2013

  • Sarah Palin blasts 'angry atheists armed with an attorney'

    Former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has turned her counter-attack on the so-called "War on Christmas" up a notch, decrying "angry atheists armed with an attorney" and saying that people should be free to exercise whatever faith they want to. Published November 12 2013

  • GOP Sen. Inhofe: Christie responsible for Obama's re-election

    There are at least a few Republicans who aren't quite ready to throw in with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a savior of the party — including Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who says he blames Mr. Christie for President Obama's re-election last year. Published November 11 2013

  • Glitches plague another government website

    A website that publishes U.S. government regulations crashed Monday, adding to the Obama administration's Internet woes as the main Obamacare health care registration site reels from glitches and produces frustrated users. Published November 11 2013

  • Clinton holds slight lead over Christie in 2016 matchup: Poll

    A poll released Monday shows a would-be 2016 presidential match-up between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a statistical dead heat, with Mrs. Clinton holding a two-point lead, 43 percent to 41 percent, over her potential Republican rival. Published November 11 2013

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham gets fourth primary challenger in S.C.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, is getting a fourth primary challenger in the race for his U.S. Senate seat next year. Published November 11 2013