November 17th, 2009
09:44 AM ET
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Cheney endorsing Hutchinson in Texas governor's race

Cheney is backing Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the Texas GOP gubernatorial primary.
Cheney is backing Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the Texas GOP gubernatorial primary.

(CNN) - Dick Cheney is weighing in on the Republican intra-party battle in Texas
The former vice president teams up with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson at Houston's Hobby Airport Tuesday afternoon to officially endorse her bid for Texas governor.

Hutchinson is challenging two-term incumbent Rick Perry in next year's Republican Party primary. Perry has already won a re-election nod from the person who had hoped to succeed Cheney, Sarah Palin - last year's GOP vice presidential nominee.

While Cheney's favorable ratings among all Americans remain low, he's still well liked by conservative voters, who are crucial in a Republican primary battle.

Last week Hutchinson, who previously said she would resign her senate seat to run for governor, announced she will remain in the Senate as she seeks the gubernatorial nomination.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

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November 17th, 2009
08:42 AM ET
4 years ago

Biden to make history on 'The Daily Show'

Biden will become the first VP on to appear on The Daily Show Tuesday.
Biden will become the first VP on to appear on The Daily Show Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – It could be an historic day for Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden heads to New York City late Tuesday afternoon and will appear on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." That's nothing new for Biden, who's appeared on the program as a guest five times over the past few years.

But this will be Biden's first time on the show since his inauguration as vice president in January. And apparently it will be the first time any sitting vice president will appear as a guest on the program.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


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November 17th, 2009
07:05 AM ET
4 years ago

Noteworthy Senate debates throughout U.S. history

The Senate has witnessed divisive debates over the course of history.
The Senate has witnessed divisive debates over the course of history.

Washington (CNN) - The Senate is about to embark on what could be the showdown of the year as top Democrats work to push through sweeping health care legislation.

The legislative chamber, however, is no stranger to history-changing debate. Lawmakers need to look no further than their predecessors to see how it's done.

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Filed under: Congress
November 17th, 2009
04:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin slams Levi for 'porn'

Palin slams Levi for 'porn'.
Palin slams Levi for 'porn'.

(CNN) - In her big interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Monday, Sarah Palin took a slap at Levi Johnston, the father of her nearly year-old grandson, for engaging in what amounts to "porn."

"We don't want to mess up the gig he's got going, aspiring, aspiring porn, some of the things that he's doing," the former Alaska governor told Winfrey. "It's kind of heartbreaking."

Winfrey asked if Palin was referencing Johnston's upcoming photo spread for Playgirl.

Palin said she was. "I call that porn, yes. So it's a bit heartbreaking to see the road that he's on right now," she said.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate appeared on Winfrey's show ahead of the release of her new book, 'Going Rogue.'


Filed under: Sarah Palin
November 17th, 2009
04:44 AM ET
4 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: November 17, 2009

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

CNN: Obama, Hu envision cooperative future
Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama talked in Beijing on Tuesday of a cooperative future of shared responsibilities and economic opportunities.

Wall Street Journal: Beijing Limits Obama's Exposure
As he dives into the heart of his trip to China, U.S. President Barack Obama is finding it hard to bring his trademark charisma to bear.

CNN: Task force opposes routine mammograms for women age 40-49
Women in their 40s should not get routine mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, according to updated guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Los Angeles Times: National intelligence director to evaluate CIA missions
Sensitive CIA operations overseas will face new scrutiny from the nation's intelligence director under a plan approved by the White House and outlined in a memo to the espionage workforce last week.

CNN: Senator's stance likely to help health care overhaul
Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who last week insisted that the Senate health care bill include tight restrictions passed by the House on the use of federal money for abortion coverage, now says he would be satisfied with the less restrictive language approved by the Senate Finance Committee.

CNNMoney: 1 in 6 Americans goes hungry
The number of Americans that have trouble putting food on the table shot up last year in an unprecedented spike to a record 17 million households, the government reported on Monday.

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