October 19th, 2010
09:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Wife of Clarence Thomas asks Anita Hill to consider an apology

(CNN) - The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday that she reached out to Anita Hill, whose accusations of sexual harassment almost derailed Thomas' high court nomination 19 years ago.

In a statement to CNN, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas said: "I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get passed what happened so long ago. That offer still stands, I would be very happy to meet and talk with her if she would be willing to do the same. Certainly no offense was ever intended."

Hill, a law professor at Brandeis University, turned the message over to campus security, a university spokesman said.
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Filed under: Clarence Thomas
October 19th, 2010
09:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Polls: All tied up in Colorado & Wisconsin Senate contests

(CNN) – Two new polls suggest dead heats in the Senate battles in Colorado and Wisconsin, two states where Democrats are trying to hold onto seats.

A St. Norbert College Survey Center/Wisconsin Public Radio poll released Tuesday indicates that Republican nominee Ron Johnson holds a 49 to 47 percent advantage over Sen. Russ Feingold among likely voters. Johnson's two-point margin is well within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2010 • Colorado • Ken Buck • Michael Bennet • Polls • Ron Johnson • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
October 19th, 2010
09:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Axelrod on races to watch, Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy

Washington (CNN) - President Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, is weighing in on what races he thinks will be key indicators for how Democrats will fare on election night.

In an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, Axelrod spoke about which returns he is most interested to see.
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Filed under: 2010 • David Axelrod
October 19th, 2010
08:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Crist, Meek spar over use of 'Obamacare'

(CNN) – When independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist railed on health care reform legislation in a debate held Tuesday night, he didn't call it health care reform, he called it "Obamacare."

"I think that Obamacare was off the charts, was wrong," Crist said in a debate between the Sunshine State's three Senate candidates held at Nova Southeast University in Fort Lauderdale. "It taxed too much, has mandates that are probably unconstitutional and it's not the way to go."

"And it was rammed through," Crist added for good measure.

Moments later, the Democratic candidate, Rep. Kendrick Meek, saw an opening.
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Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • Florida • issues • Kendrick Meek • Marco Rubio
October 19th, 2010
07:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Hillary Clinton tells bullied gay teens: 'Hang in there and ask for help'

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has joined the YouTube internet campaign "It Gets Better" aimed at gay teenagers at risk of suicide.

Wearing a red dress and looking straight at the camera, the secretary of state says she was "terribly saddened" by the suicides of young people who were bullied because they were gay or thought to be gay.

"I have a message for you" she says. "First of all, hang in there and ask for help. Your life is so important to your family, your friends and to your country. And there's so much waiting for you, both personally and professionally. There are so many opportunities to develop your talents and make your contributions."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
October 19th, 2010
07:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Reality Check: Reid blames Angle for ad urging Latinos not to vote

New York (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came out swinging against GOP opponent Sharron Angle over a Spanish-speaking ad urging Hispanics not to vote.

"Listen to her latest – running ads on Hispanic television telling people not to vote," Reid said to a booing crowd at University of Nevada at Las Vegas. "She's trying to keep people from voting."
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
Is that a bass?
October 19th, 2010
05:39 PM ET
4 years ago

Is that a bass?

(CNN) - A tweet written to promote a local law enforcement association's endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman inadvertently went viral because it featured a YouTube video of a cross-dressing Asian man rocking out to a pop song.

In a negligee, garters and thigh high stockings.
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Filed under: Meg Whitman
October 19th, 2010
05:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Reid slams Angle: She 'screws up...quite often'

(CNN) – What happened in Vegas surely won't stay there.

At a rally Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took a pointed jab at his GOP challenger, former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle.

"As I look out over this crowd, I really don't know what my opponent was talking about," Reid said. "Because you all look like Nevadans to me."

Reid's comments come one day after news surfaced that Angle told a group of Hispanic school children that "some of you look a little more Asian to me."
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 19th, 2010
05:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Network pulls ad asking Latinos not to vote

(CNN) – The Spanish language television network Univision is pulling television and radio ads from the group Latinos for Reform, which urge people not to vote.

In the ads, which were set to begin airing on Univision on Thursday, a Spanish speaking narrator cites the Obama administration's lack of action on immigration reform and tells viewers "This November we need to send a message to all politicians. If they didn't keep their promise on immigration reform, then they can't count on our vote."
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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • Democrats • Immigration
October 19th, 2010
04:33 PM ET
4 years ago

White House Dispatch: Bill Clinton as powerful midterm weapon

Washington (CNN)–Former President Bill Clinton may have taken on one of the toughest assignments of his political career…trying to help congress stay in the hands of Democrats. "He's a tremendous advocate," White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.

Leading up to the midterm elections Clinton has been on the trail aggressively stumping for his party across the country.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • White House
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