October 31st, 2010
05:50 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for October 31, 2010

(CNN)–It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the Sunday morning headlines to go with your coffee.

On our radar this morning:  The aftermath of explosives found in cargo planes, Tuesday's midterm elections, and President Obama's agenda in the next two years.

Check out what we're reading and make sure to watch the show at 9AM and 12PM ET.

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Filed under: TV-State of the Union
October 31st, 2010
12:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama returns home to make final pitch to voters

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin remembers sitting down for a meeting at the White House with the rest of the Democratic leadership a month ago, when President Obama promised he was blowing up his schedule to try to help keep control of Congress.

"He said, 'I'm going on the campaign trail for the next month, and I told my scheduler to ignore me when I say I'm tired,'" Durbin, D-Illinois, recalled in the cold of an outdoor rally just a few blocks from Obama's home. The Saturday event drew at least 35,000 people, according to Democratic officials.
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Filed under: 2010 • Illinois • issues • President Obama
October 30th, 2010
07:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Battle over D.C. in Alaska

(CNN) - A new 30-second spot by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee went up Saturday in Alaska going after Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski as someone who has "gone Washington."

"Maybe it was the fancy cocktail parties or all those pretty monuments," the narrator says. "Whatever the reason, Lisa Murkowski has gone Washington."
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Scott McAdams
October 30th, 2010
07:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama does cable

(CNN) - Some cable television viewers will see a commercial from President Obama beginning Saturday.

The 30-second spot, paid for by the Democratic National Committee, will air on MSNBC and BET and features a speech by the president that lays out the stakes in Tuesday’s election, according to a Democratic Party source.
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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • DNC • President Obama
October 30th, 2010
06:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Stewart and Colbert fans in D.C.: Serve us up sanity, not Tea

Washington (CNN) - Ethan Williamson traveled from Wilmington, North Carolina, to the nation's capital Saturday with a clear message in mind: To support sanity in politics.

Williamson, 45, was just one of the thousands who ventured to the National Mall in Washington to see the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" - the brainchild of Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

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Filed under: 2010 • Jon Stewart • Stephen Colbert
October 30th, 2010
04:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin’s plan to stop Obama

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) – Stopping the Obama agenda means electing John Raese to the Senate, Sarah Palin said Saturday.

At an event in West Virgnia, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee appeared with rock star and conservative activist, Ted Nugent, and told the crowd that Obama's policies must end.

"Obama points backwards and blames everyone else, and yet he has perpetuated the problem in these last two years," Palin said.
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Filed under: 2010 • John Raese • Sarah Palin • West Virginia
October 30th, 2010
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton takes credit for inducing labor

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton often causes a stir when he stumps on the campaign trail, but at a rally for Ohio Democrats Gov. Ted Strickland and Rep. John Boccieri, it was Boccieri who initiated the commotion when he rushed offstage to be with his pregnant wife, Stacey.

Clinton was in the middle of his speech at a rally in Canton, Ohio on Saturday when he paused as Strickland tapped his elbow and told him Boccieri's wife was in labor.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • John Boccieri • Ohio • Ted Strickland
October 30th, 2010
03:18 PM ET
October 30th, 2010
02:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton to stump for Meek

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will campaign with Florida Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek in Orlando on Monday night, just days after controversial reports that Clinton asked Meek to withdraw from the race and throw his support behind independent Senate candidate, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Clinton said that he spoke with Meek twice regarding the possibility of leaving the race, but that he had not asked him to do so.

"He was trying to determine what was the best thing for him to do," Clinton said in an interview with CNN's Susan Candiotti on Thursday. "I knew it was being discussed, people had discussed it on and off. It was no secret."
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Florida • Kendrick Meek
October 30th, 2010
02:55 PM ET
3 years ago

New polls, races still close

(CNN) – New poll numbers released show the so-called battleground states of the mid-term election are still battlegrounds.

According to new McClatchy-Marist poll numbers released Saturday, the races in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin remain closely contested three days before Election Day.
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Filed under: 2010 • Colorado • Pennsylvania • Polls • Washington • Wisconsin
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