June 25th, 2010
12:55 PM ET
4 years ago

McMahon launches first ad referencing WWE

 Linda McMahon is out with a new ad featuring clips from World Wrestling Entertainment.
Linda McMahon is out with a new ad featuring clips from World Wrestling Entertainment.

(CNN) – Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon is up with a new ad - the first in which she acknowledges her 30-year tenure as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

"Before I decided to run for the Senate, I had a regular job," McMahon says before a string of hard-hitting wrestling footage is shown. "Okay, maybe not a regular job. I was the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, a soap opera that entertains millions every week."

A few more bodies are thrown around, followed by a clip of McMahon in the ring with a wrestler. The Republican candidate returns to break the news to voters: "That isn't real, but our problems are."

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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
June 25th, 2010
11:44 AM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton: 'Please donate $5 or more' to help Dem win Florida

 Bill Clinton sent out a fundraising letter on Friday for Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek.
Bill Clinton sent out a fundraising letter on Friday for Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek.

Washington (CNN) – Bill Clinton is asking for money – to help Democrats take back a Senate seat in Florida. The former president sent out a fundraising letter on Friday for Rep. Kendrick Meek.

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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Florida
June 25th, 2010
11:28 AM ET
4 years ago

Biden heads to Wisconsin to assist Feingold

 Vice President Joe Biden will be in Wisconsin Friday to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Russ Feingold.
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Wisconsin Friday to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Russ Feingold.

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden hits the campaign trail again on Friday.

Biden heads to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to headline a fundraiser for fellow Democrat Russ Feingold. The three-term senator is up for re-election this year. He'll face off in the general election in November against businessman Ron Johnson, who last month won the Wisconsin Republican party's endorsement, or businessman David Westlake. Those two candidates will face off in the GOP primary held on September 14.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Russ Feingold
June 25th, 2010
11:22 AM ET
4 years ago

Senate confirms TSA nominee

Washington (CNN) - The Senate has confirmed John Pistole as head of the Transportation Security Administration. Pistole was Obama's third nominee for the post.


Filed under: TSA
June 25th, 2010
11:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Questions raised about Gore accuser

The woman accusing Al Gore of sexual misconduct sought to sell her story for $1 million.
The woman accusing Al Gore of sexual misconduct sought to sell her story for $1 million.

(CNN) – Two days after Oregon authorities released a transcript of a massage therapist accusing forrmer Vice President Al Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" in connection with a 2006 encounter, questions are being raised about the accuser's motives and why media outlets did not report the story sooner.

Mark Garber, the editor of the Portland Tribune, said his paper investigated the matter for months but ultimately concluded there was not enough evidence to run the story.

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Filed under: Al Gore • Popular Posts
June 25th, 2010
10:36 AM ET
4 years ago

'Clock is ticking' on immigration reform legislation

 The 'clock is ticking' on immigration reform legislation, according to a leading Hispanic congressman involved in the fight for reform.
The 'clock is ticking' on immigration reform legislation, according to a leading Hispanic congressman involved in the fight for reform.

Washington (CNN) - With Arizona's controversial immigration law set to go into effect next month, calls for federal action on comprehensive immigration reform are growing louder.

But with other issues dominating Congress' schedule, can the bill currently in the House gain any traction?

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Filed under: Immigration • issues • Luis Gutierrez
June 25th, 2010
10:05 AM ET
4 years ago

Polls: Majority favor increased Wall Street regulation

 A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey conducted in late May indicated that a growing number of Americans support increased federal regulation over Wall Street banks and other financial institutions.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey conducted in late May indicated that a growing number of Americans support increased federal regulation over Wall Street banks and other financial institutions.

Washington (CNN) - A growing number of Americans appear to support a key provision in the financial reform legislation that Congress has moved a step closer to final passage.

After a grueling 20-hour session, lawmakers early Friday finished melding the House and Senate Wall Street reform bills, bringing Congress closer to passing the most sweeping changes to the financial system since the New Deal.

Hours later, President Barack Obama praised Congress.

The measure includes the "toughest financial reforms" since the Great Depression, said Obama.

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Filed under: CNN Polls • Financial Reform • issues
June 25th, 2010
09:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Acting national intelligence chief resigning at end of August

Washington (CNN) - David Gompert, the acting director of national intelligence, has informed Congress he is resigning effective the end of August regardless of whether the new nominee for the post is confirmed, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN.

The nomination of James Clapper has been delayed because of infighting over an intelligence bill.


Filed under: David Gompert • James Clapper
June 25th, 2010
09:07 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama pleased financial reform bill moving forward

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama praised Congress on Friday for moving closer to final passage of sweeping financial reform legislation. The measure includes the "toughest financial reforms" since the Great Depression, he said. It represents "90 percent of what I proposed when I took up this fight." The compromise plan "will hold Wall Street accountable," he said.


Filed under: Financial Reform • President Obama
June 25th, 2010
09:05 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin fund unlawful, investigator says

Supporters of Sarah Palin have 90 days to return nearly $400,000 in donations raised by her legal defense trust.
Supporters of Sarah Palin have 90 days to return nearly $400,000 in donations raised by her legal defense trust.

(CNN) - Supporters of Sarah Palin have 90 days to return nearly $400,000 in donations raised by her legal defense trust after an investigator ruled the fund ran afoul of state ethics laws.

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Filed under: Popular Posts • Sarah Palin
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