September 11th, 2009
05:10 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama welcomes Penguins to the White House

Obama welcomes Penguins to the White House.
Obama welcomes Penguins to the White House.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – It was anything but chilly when the Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House Thursday to be honored by the nation's chief executive for winning the 2009 Stanley Cup .

The team's captain, twenty-one year old Sidney Crosby, is the youngest captain ever to conquer the coveted hockey prize.

President Obama congratulated the team jokingly pointing out that "Sidney must be pretty fast, cause there are some big hockey players and he's not one of them."

The Penguins brought the cup to the White House and Obama did not leave empty handed either. After posing for photos with the president, the team presented him with with a personalized "Obama 44" Pittsburgh Penguin jersey.


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September 11th, 2009
05:07 AM ET
5 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: September 11, 2009

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CNN: Democratic leaders in Congress soften on public option
The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate on Thursday signaled their willingness to drop a government-run public health insurance option from a final health-care bill.

CNN Poll: Terror concerns dropping
Concern about a terrorist attack in the United States is roughly half of what it was immediately after the September 11 attacks, according to a new national poll.

CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan
Two out of three Americans who watched President Barack Obama's health care reform speech Wednesday night favor his health care plans — a 14-point gain among speech-watchers, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national poll of people who tuned into Obama's address Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress.

CNN: In selling health care, Obama's numbers pick may be telling
President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday was heavily salted with statistics.

CNN: Biden predicts health care bill 'before Thanksgiving'
Vice President Joe Biden predicted Thursday Congress will have a resolution on the health care bill "before Thanksgiving."

CNN: Holder credits GOP predecessor Mukasey for 'restoring Justice'
At a rare Justice Department event featuring a mix of smiling Democratic and Republican luminaries, Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday praised his GOP predecessor Michael Mukasey for "skill, honor, and great integrity" during his 15-month tenure.

CNN: Town hall anger echoed in Congress
Shouting from the audience. Holding up signs blasting the health care reform bill before Congress. Frequent hissing and booing.

CNN: Wilson apologizes again to Obama
A day after heckling President Obama during his address to a joint session of Congress, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, said Thursday that he regretted the outburst, but stood by his belief that Obama had misrepresented elements of the health care bills.

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