October 21st, 2010
09:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee calls on Congress to cut NPR funding

(CNN) – In the wake of NPR's firing of contributor Juan Williams over comments about Muslims, Mike Huckabee is calling on the next Congress to cut the radio network's funding when it convenes next year.

"NPR has discredited itself as a forum for free speech and a protection of the First Amendment rights of all and has solidified itself as the purveyor of politically correct pabulum and protector of views that lean left," Huckabee said in a statement provided to CNN.
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Filed under: Juan Williams • Mike Huckabee
October 21st, 2010
08:37 AM ET
3 years ago

More than half thinks Obama a one-termer

(CNN) – President Obama is busy trying to convince voters that Democratic incumbents deserve to keep their jobs, but a new poll out Thursday suggests a majority of Americans doesn’t think he deserves to keep his.

According to the survey from Gallup, only 39 percent of Americans say the president deserves to be re-elected while 54 percent think he should join the ill-fated ranks of one-term presidents.
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • issues • President Obama
October 21st, 2010
08:22 AM ET
October 21st, 2010
08:07 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign swing takes Obama to West Coast

Seattle, Washington (CNN) – President Obama will wake up in Seattle on Thursday amid a four-day, multi-state tour aimed at propping up embattled Senate incumbents in Washington, California and Nevada.

Obama will hold a rally and fundraiser with Sen. Patty Murray, who is fighting for her political life against Republican Dino Rossi.

The president also will hold a backyard economic event focused on women, a not-so-subtle appeal to ensure Murray's voters come home.

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Filed under: 2010
October 21st, 2010
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN 100: The GOP has a good shot to win in Hawaii

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.

Today's featured district is:

HI 01: Rep. Charles Djou (R) is fighting to keep the seat he won in a special election.
Primary: September 18, 2010
Days until the election: 13

This race is a little quirky. Hawaii's first congressional district, former home to President Barack Obama, longtime Democratic district, but the GOP has a great shot at keeping this seat. Why? Well – a couple reasons: foremost being that this year seems to be the year where the impossible becomes possible in Hawaii politics: a Republican, Charles Djou, won the special election for former Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie's seat and now, when Democrat Colleen Hanabusa is trying to take it back, Djou is well-positioned to keep the seat.
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Filed under: 2010 • Charles Djou • CNN 100 • Hawaii
October 21st, 2010
07:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Preston on Politics: Democrats prepare for the worst

Washington (CNN) - It has been said over and over again: The 2010 midterm is the anti-incumbent, anti-Washington and by virtue of their position in power, the anti-Democratic election.

A sputtering economy, 9.6 percent national unemployment rate, housing crisis and little hope for a quick turnaround on the jobs front has forced Democrats on the defense heading into November.

OK, that is an understatement.
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Filed under: 2010
October 21st, 2010
07:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Black councilman told he should work in a cotton field

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) - A squabble at a council meeting in a small Georgia town has caught the attention of the NAACP after a white councilman told his black counterpart that he should be working in a cotton field.

The exchange took place in a recent city council meeting near Macon, Georgia, said Larry Holmes, the president of the NAACP in Houston County.

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Filed under: Georgia
October 21st, 2010
04:19 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, October 21, 2010

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

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CNN: Campaign swing takes Obama to West Coast
President Obama will wake up in Seattle on Thursday amid a four-day, multi-state tour aimed at propping up embattled Senate incumbents in Washington, California and Nevada. Obama will hold a rally and fundraiser with Sen. Patty Murray, who is fighting for her political life against Republican Dino Rossi. The president also will hold a backyard economic event focused on women, a not-so-subtle appeal to ensure Murray's voters come home.

CNN: Democrats prepare for the worst
It has been said over and over again: The 2010 midterms is the anti-incumbent, anti-Washington and by virtue of their position in power, the anti-Democratic election. A sputtering economy, 9.6 percent national unemployment rate, housing crisis and little hope for a quick turnaround on the jobs front has forced Democrats on the defense heading into November. OK, that is an understatement. Democrats are under siege all across the country and are in deep danger of losing control of the House and if a massive wave develops on November 2, perhaps even the Senate.

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Filed under: Political Hot Topics
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