October 22nd, 2010
11:48 AM ET
4 years ago

White House Dispatch: Obama confidant to take on new role

Washington (CNN)–President Obama is staying "in the family" to fill another vacancy in the White House.

Denis McDonough, who has been one of his most trusted advisors and is a full time resident of the president's tight inner circle, is being tapped as deputy national security advisor.
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Filed under: Dennis McDonough • President Obama
October 22nd, 2010
10:14 AM ET
4 years ago

Majority of voters oppose Prop. 19, new poll shows

(CNN) - A new poll indicates that a majority of likely voters in California oppose the state's proposition to legalize marijuana.

According to a USC/Los Angeles Times Poll, 51 percent of likely voters said they would vote against Proposition 19, which would allow people 21 years-old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use. Thirty-nine percent of likely voters said they support the measure.
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Filed under: 2010 • California • Proposition 19
October 22nd, 2010
10:04 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton the closer in Kentucky?

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Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is returning to Kentucky the day before the midterm elections to try and help pry an open Senate seat out of Republican party hands.

The former president will team up on November 1 with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, the Democrats' Senate nominee, a Conway campaign official confirms to CNN. But the campaign doesn't have details yet on where the event will be held. Clinton headlined a Conway rally in Lexington on October 11.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
October 22nd, 2010
09:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Where are Bush, Cheney as election nears?

Washington (CNN) – Dick Cheney is certainly not one to hold back on how he really feels. George W. Bush, on the other hand, has been mum.

Despite their differing approaches to handling the post-White House years, their absence on the campaign trail has been obvious.
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Filed under: 2010 • Dick Cheney • George W. Bush
October 22nd, 2010
08:41 AM ET
4 years ago

Reid says he doesn't need to prove his manhood

(CNN) – In a Senate race that has devolved into a bravado competition of sorts, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he doesn't have to prove his manhood.

"People in Nevada know me. From the street to the ring to the Senate chambers, I've never had to prove my manhood to anyone," Reid, a one-time boxer, told MSNBC on Thursday.
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 22nd, 2010
08:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Indiana's 8th leaning GOP

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:
IN 08: Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D) is running for Senate in Indiana leaving an open seat.
Primary: May 4, 2010
Days until the election: 11

Indiana's 8th congressional district comes with voters who definitely lean to the more conservative side of the political spectrum, and in a year when conservatives are making a come-back, this one is a key for the GOP. Since the district's representative, Rep. Brad Ellsworth, a Democrat, has decided to run for the state's open Senate seat, this seat is up for grabs, and it's looking more and more like Republicans will take this seat on November 2.
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Filed under: 2010 • Brad Ellsworth • CNN 100 • Indiana
October 22nd, 2010
07:57 AM ET
4 years ago

Campaign swing takes Obama to California, Nevada

San Francisco, California (CNN) - President Obama will wake up in San Francisco, California, on Friday amid a five-state, four-day tour aimed at propping up embattled key Senate incumbents.

Obama will fly to Los Angeles, California, to attend a fundraiser luncheon at the University of Southern California for Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Gov. Jerry Brown, before delivering remarks at a Democratic National Committee rally at USC's Alumni Park.
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Listen to State of Union host Candy Crowley and CNN's Bob Costantini talk about President Obama's travels and message.


Filed under: 2010 • President Obama
October 22nd, 2010
07:47 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama tapes anti-bullying message

Washington (CNN) - In the wake of several recent suicides by young people who were being bullied or taunted for being gay, President Barack Obama has taped an anti-bullying video message.

The White House released the video, which appears on the website itgetsbetterproject.com, late Thursday night.
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Filed under: President Obama
October 22nd, 2010
05:05 AM ET
4 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday October 22, 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 California, Nevada
President Barack Obama will wake up in San Francisco on Friday amid a five-state, four-day tour aimed at propping up embattled key Senate incumbents. Obama will fly to Los Angeles to attend a fundraiser luncheon at the University of Southern California for Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Gov. Jerry Brown, before delivering remarks at a Democratic National Committee rally at USC's Alumni Park.

CNN: Obama heading to four key states, including Illinois, final weekend
As President Obama stumps here in the West for several Senate incumbents in deep trouble, Democratic officials revealed Thursday he will shift his attention to the Midwest and Northeast in the final weekend of the midterm election. Obama will headline four major rallies for the Democratic National Committee in the final stretch, starting Saturday Oct. 30 in Philadelphia and Bridgeport. Pennsylvania and Connecticut have Senate battles that are simply too close to call, as well as competitive gubernatorial battles.

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