April 15th, 2009
08:30 AM ET
9 years ago

Bo draws media frenzy

(CNN) - CNN's Joe Johns is watching the media rush as the first family parades their new pet before cameras.

Filed under: President Obama
April 15th, 2009
05:33 AM ET
9 years ago

Is 'The Nanny' pondering a campaign bid?

Fran Drescher is a women's health advocate and a public diplomacy envoy for the State Department.

Fran Drescher is a women's health advocate and a public diplomacy envoy for the State Department.

(CNN) - Is it time to get ready for the Nanny state?

Actress Fran Drescher - who asked last year to be considered as a possible replacement for Hillary Clinton as New York's junior senator – said Tuesday that she's weighing a bid for public office sometime in the next three years.

"I feel very privileged to be able to articulate my positions and my opinions on a myriad of subjects, and now I've been encouraged by many people in the general public, as well as Democratic funders and high level elected officials on both sides of the party line to seriously consider running," the former star of "The Nanny" told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington.

"And so, now I have to decide whether or not I want to run and that would be for 2010 or 2012. And, you know, that's yet to be decided."

The native New Yorker said that she had put herself in the mix for the secretary of State's old Senate seat to draw attention to her work as a health activist. Since a bout with uterine cancer, she has become an advocate for better health care for women. Drescher was named a State Department public envoy on the issue last year, and traveled to Eastern Europe to raise awareness of the issue.


Filed under: Uncategorized
April 15th, 2009
05:14 AM ET
9 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, April 15, 2009


The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world.

For the latest political news: www.CNNPolitics.com.

CNN: Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship but fail to get aboard
The Liberty Sun, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship bound for Mombasa, Kenya, was attacked Tuesday night by Somali pirates, according to the company and senior U.S. military officials.

CNN: Obama administration opens door for Iran
One of the main stumbling blocks to talk with Iran has been the condition that Iran suspends its uranium enrichment. Now, the Obama administration may take that option off the table, at least for now.

CNN: Pentagon looks to move battle against pirates ashore
As the Defense Department weighs options to prevent a repeat of the drama that unfolded on the seas this weekend, those who patrol the waters say pirates must be rooted out before they leave land.

CNN: First dog Bo meets White House press corps
Bo the Portuguese water dog made his White House debut under cloudy skies Tuesday afternoon, spending several minutes taking his new family on a lively romp over the South Lawn with frequent stops for hearty sniffs at his new surroundings.

CNN: New York governor to propose legalizing same-sex marriage
Gov. David Paterson will announce plans Thursday to introduce same-sex marriage legislation in the state Assembly, according to an assemblyman who was asked to be present for the announcement.

Washington Post: At Summit of Americas, U.S. May Face World of Blame for Economy
President Obama plans to take his message of partnership to Latin America and the Caribbean this week, but he will face a group of leaders far less forgiving than their European counterparts were about the United States' central role in the global financial crisis.


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