November 9th, 2010
04:57 PM ET
4 years ago

War of words between Palin and the Wall Street Journal


(CNN) – A Wall Street Journal reporter is hitting back after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to Facebook to blast his criticism of her recent speech on U.S. monetary policy, saying Palin's "view is not supported by the facts."

The tiff began after economics reporter Sudeep Reddy criticized Palin's keynote speech at the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) trade show in Phoenix on Monday in a post on the Wall Street Journal's 'Real Time Economics' blog.
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Filed under: Ben Bernanke • Sarah Palin
November 9th, 2010
04:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Federal workers vie to save the most money

New York (CNNMoney.com) - Last year, their boss issued a challenge: Give me your best ideas to save money.

Their boss is President Obama, and he has opened the final round of voting on his "SAVE Award" for federal employees. Designed to streamline government by eliminating waste, four finalists are now vying for a chance to meet the president and see their idea implemented.
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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • President Obama
November 9th, 2010
03:43 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP touts energy, values of a rising star

(CNN) – Reports that incoming freshman Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is in the running for a leadership slot may have most people asking, "Who?"

Three senior House GOP leadership sources told CNN on Monday that they are planning to add a leadership slot for a freshman member, and two of the sources said that South Dakota's Noem has expressed interest in the leadership post and appears to have the backing of the GOP leadership.
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Filed under: 2010 • Kristi Noem
November 9th, 2010
02:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Divided Democrats look ahead through 2012

Washington (CNN) – One week removed from the great "shellacking" of 2010, Democrats at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are still picking through the ashes of their lost House majority and debating the best way forward.

Rumors of their demise are, of course, exaggerated. Republicans survived midterm massacres in 1974 and 2006; Democrats lived to tell the tale of 1994.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats
November 9th, 2010
01:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Senator makes a leap to the big screen

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed.

Does he get SAG points?

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, is filming a scene in Chicago on Tuesday for director Steven Soderbergh's movie, "Contagion."

Durbin joked that his appearances on C-SPAN have "prepared me for this historic moment in my life, but I'm still a little nervous. All I can think of is going on too long with the thank-you list in my Oscar acceptance speech."

No word yet on if he gets Screen Actors Guild benefits.

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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Political Circus
November 9th, 2010
01:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich praises Clinton

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich has been a relentless critic of President Obama, but he appears to carry a decidedly higher opinion of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Appearing on Good Morning America Tuesday, the former speaker of the House whole-heartedly endorsed the Washington rumor that Clinton may succeed Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich
November 9th, 2010
11:51 AM ET
4 years ago

GOP showcases transition team

Washington (CNN) - The House Republican Transition team is busy crafting reforms to House rules for the next session of Congress and emphasizing that the GOP will get to work quickly on reducing spending and fixing an ailing economy.

But it is also making a deliberate effort to show that GOP House leaders are listening to the new members, specifically those with ties to the Tea Party.
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Filed under: 2010 • House Republicans
November 9th, 2010
11:47 AM ET
4 years ago

House election update

(CNN) - House Democrats had a disastrous Election Night, but they have been able to stop the bleeding so far when it comes to the races that were too close to call last week.

CNN Tuesday called two more races in favor of Democratic incumbents: Rep. Gerry Connolly from Virginia's 11th Congressional District and Rep. Rick Larsen from Washington's 2nd Congressional District.
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Filed under: 2010 • House of Representatives
November 9th, 2010
11:07 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama shortening Indonesia visit amid fears of volcanic ash

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) - President Barack Obama is officially shortening his visit to the Indonesian capital because of fears that volcanic ash spewing from Mount Merapi could ground Air Force One, according to administration officials.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs earlier told reporters aboard Air Force One that officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud and that forecasts show air traffic might again be disrupted. Experts say volcanic ash can wreak havoc on jet engines.

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Filed under: Indonesia • President Obama
November 9th, 2010
10:56 AM ET
4 years ago

Steele hits back at GOP critics, defends record

(CNN) – As he contemplates reelection for a second term heading up the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele is lashing out at fellow members of his party who he says "don't want me in this job."

"They don't want me in this job, to put it rather bluntly," Steele told NPR Monday. "That has been a concerted effort since I got the job."
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