November 9th, 2010
10:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Wake up call for Menendez 2012 re-election bid ?

(CNN) - A new poll may serve as an early wake up call for Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who's up for re-election in 2012.

A Quinnipiac University surveys released Tuesday indicates that 38 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Menendez is doing as senator, with 41 percent disapproving, and one in five undecided.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Jersey • Robert Menendez
November 9th, 2010
10:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Olbermann says sorry to viewers, but not NBC

(CNN) - At the end of a two-business day suspension for contributing to three Democratic candidates last month, Keith Olbermann is apologizing – but not to his bosses.

Back on the air Tuesday night, the liberal talk show host said in a statement released Monday evening that he was sorry to his fans "for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama."
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Filed under: Democrats • Keith Olbermann
November 9th, 2010
09:38 AM ET
3 years ago

New Jersey on Christie 2012 run: Forgetaboutit

(CNN) – Despite lots of chatter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie keeps saying he won't run for president in 2012, and a new poll suggests that's just fine with people in his state.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey, 51 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Christie's doing as governor, an approval rating higher than President Barack Obama or any other statewide leader. But the poll, released Tuesday, indicates that more than six in ten say Christie would not make a good president and six in ten say Christie will not run for the White House in 2012. Two-thirds say that speculation over a possible Christie bid is just political gossip.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
November 9th, 2010
09:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Schwarzenegger admission: Who cares if you smoke pot?

(CNN) - With only a couple months left in office, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently feels free to speak his mind - at least when it comes to marijuana.

Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, the outgoing governor commented on the failure of Proposition 19 - the ballot initiative in California that would have legalized recreational use of marijuana.
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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger
November 9th, 2010
04:33 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 9, 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: Signs of trouble for Dems who want to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell'
In the wake of the gains by Republicans in last week's election, the prospects for a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" appear to be diminishing daily. Over the weekend, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that while he continues to support the repeal of the policy, which bans openly gay troops from serving, he does not see it as a foregone conclusion.

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