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December 26th, 2013
07:52 PM ET

Shirley MacLaine on the record

Shirley MacLaine’s career spans six decades - on stage, in the movies and as an author detailing beliefs on everything from reincarnation to life on other planets.

This weekend she will be one of the stars receiving the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for their contributions to American culture.

MacLaine recently sat down with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. In the interview she said the honor is “more of a life appreciation award," and what a life she has had.

In the interview MacLaine recounted not only her amazing acting career, but also her involvement in politics and her views on life.

She also recalled her old pals, including the infamous "Rat Pack" rogues Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as well as President John F. Kennedy.

January 8th, 2013
06:06 PM ET

The politics of new gun initiatives

CNN's Gloria Borger looks at the politics of major gun control initiatives being weighed by the Obama administration.

RELATED STORY: NRA will participate in White House gun violence meetings

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December 4th, 2012
07:15 PM ET

Borger: Cliff is Congress' own creation

Congressional leaders brought the "fiscal cliff" upon themselves, CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger says.

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October 4th, 2012
08:15 PM ET

Exclusive: Ann Romney interview

Ann Romney's family describes her as "The Mitt Stabilizer." Gloria Borger asks her if that was role preparing for the first debate.

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September 20th, 2012
05:59 PM ET

Romney campaign aims to recalibrate around economic message

Washington (CNN) – In response to sagging battleground polls and criticism from some Republican party insiders, the Romney campaign – as part of its recalibration – intends to get more specific with its economic message, trying to reach out to the increasing number of voters who believe Mitt Romney doesn't understand their problems.

In interviews with senior Romney advisers and outsiders close to the campaign, the emerging strategy appears to boil down to a simple point: "We need to reassure Americans that Romney can fix things, and he (President Obama) can't," says one campaign insider. "Voters already believe Romney has a better chance of fixing the economy. We have to tell them just how it will be better for them."

FULL POST ON CNN'S POLITICAL TICKER

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Epic failure by Washington sets us adrift
President Ronald Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act in October 1986, with congressional leaders joining in the ceremony.
April 4th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

Epic failure by Washington sets us adrift

By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - There are plenty of ways to game the upcoming Supreme Court decision on health care reform, and they've all been said: President Obama loses in court, he wins with his base. Or it's a severe blow, potentially fatal. Or Republicans benefit if they win, because they were "right" all along. Or the GOP loses, because it has to figure out what to offer for health care instead.

And so it goes.

But there's something else going on here, and it's more meaningful than some short-term political skirmishing. This Supreme Court case is the Waterloo for political polarization, because it underscores something we should have known all along: Great changes in national public policy should never be erected on slender partisan majorities.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Gloria Borger • Health Care • Politics • Washington
February 3rd, 2012
05:56 PM ET

Borger: A winning message for Gingrich

Has Newt Gingrich found a single winning message yet? CNN's Gloria Borger discusses.

RELATED STORY: Gingrich: Romney didn't deserve congrats

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Filed under: 2012 election • Gloria Borger • Newt Gingtich
December 21st, 2011
07:38 PM ET

Ron Paul gets testy during interview

CNN's Gloria Borger talks to presidential candidate Ron Paul about past newsletters seen as racist.

RELATED VIDEO: Ron Paul says he won't stop negative ads

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December 20th, 2011
06:41 PM ET

What if Ron Paul wins Iowa?

CNN's Gloria Borger speaks with Iowa's governor about why the state is important and what would happen if Ron Paul wins.

RELATED: Cafferty: What will happen to the Republican field if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses?

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Borger: The GOP evolution: From hawks to bean counters
June 16th, 2011
12:05 PM ET

Borger: The GOP evolution: From hawks to bean counters

Washington (CNN) - It was hard to miss, even if you weren't looking for it. The Republican Party - once identified and driven by its hawks - was morphing into a party driven by its bean counters.

The party that had accused Democrats of being soft on national security for decades was suddenly the party that wants out of Afghanistan yesterday - and isn't so sure we ought to have gone into Libya in the first place.

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