October 14th, 2010
07:53 PM ET
4 years ago

White House Dispatch: Bush Cabinet official to visit Oval Office

Washington (CNN) - President Obama has been known to occasionally criticize the Bush administration, but he's rolling out the red carpet for a member of the former President's Cabinet.

On Friday, Mr. Obama is scheduled to sit down in the Oval Office with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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October 14th, 2010
07:45 PM ET
October 14th, 2010
07:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Several House Democrats in tough races boast about breaking with Pelosi

(CNN) – Several House Democrats facing tough re-election contests are openly boasting about how little they agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Mississippi Congressman Travis Childers says in his latest campaign commercial, "The leaders of both parties in Washington are out of touch and I'm independent. I voted against Nancy Pelosi's agenda 267 times."

Pennsylvania Democrat Mark Critz insists he's more in line with House Republican Leader John Boehner than Pelosi.

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Filed under: 2010 • House Democrats
October 14th, 2010
07:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Whitman accepts Brown's apology

(CNN) – Heading into the final weeks of the election, Meg Whitman may be letting bygones become bygones.

"Californians deserve better than the traditional politics of slurs and personal attacks… But I accept [Jerry Brown's] apology," the Republican California gubernatorial candidate said of her opponent on Thursday in an interview on CNN's The Situation Room.
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Filed under: 2010 • California • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman
October 14th, 2010
07:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama faces tough questions from students

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama heard young people speaking their minds Thursday at a respectful but challenging town hall-style event where he was asked tough questions by students who support and oppose him.

"Oh, no!" Obama responded when told one of the more than 15,000 tweets submitted to the event said the greatest fear was his re-election.
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Filed under: issues • President Obama
Gutierrez says no to Chicago mayoral run
October 14th, 2010
06:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Gutierrez says no to Chicago mayoral run

(CNN) – Cross a big name off the list of possible candidates in the Chicago mayor's race.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) has decided not to throw his hat into the ring.
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Filed under: 2010 • Chicago mayoral race • Luis Gutierrez • Mayoral races
October 14th, 2010
05:18 PM ET
4 years ago

NRSC to give another $1.8 million to Fiorina

(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee is committing an additional $1.8 million to Carly Fiorina's bid to unseat Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to two Republican sources.

This will bring the committee to $4.8 million invested which is the total amount allowed by federal election law in a coordinated campaign. The money is being shifted from Florida, where Republican candidate Marco Rubio seems to have solidified a strong lead.

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Filed under: 2010 • Carly Fiorina • NRSC
October 14th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Belief Blog: Nearly half of evangelical leaders have met their lawmakers

Nearly half of the nation's top evangelical Protestant leaders have met with their current senator or representative personally, according to a poll released Thursday by the National Association of Evangelicals.

Some 48 percent of the group's board of directors have done so, while others have met congressional staffers or phoned or written to their elected officials, the survey found.

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Filed under: CNN Belief Blog
October 14th, 2010
04:50 PM ET
4 years ago

White House Dispatch: Delaware matters

Washington (CNN) –The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate is leading by double digits in Delaware, but that isn't stopping President Obama and Vice President Biden from stumping for Chris Coons on Friday.

Delaware's senatorial battle has gained national attention, and a debate between Coons and the Republican challenger Christine O'Donnell was broadcast live on CNN Wednesday night.
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Filed under: 2010 • Delaware • White House Dispatch
October 14th, 2010
04:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama: Homosexuality is not a choice

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that he believes homosexuality is not a choice, but the result of people being born with "a certain make-up."

Asked directly if gay or transgender people have a choice or are born that way, Obama told a town-hall style event with students that he was no expert, then added: "I don't think it's a choice. I think people are born with a certain make-up."

"We're all children of God," Obama said. "We don't make determinations about who we love. That's why I think discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong."


Filed under: President Obama
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