November 15th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Potential foes, friends for now

(CNN) - They may soon be fighting for the GOP presidential nomination, but for now Newt Gingrich is sticking up for Mitt Romney over his health care stance.

The Massachusetts health care plan enacted while Romney was governor of the state is often criticized by conservatives for its similarities to the health care bill passed by Congress last year. But former House Speaker Gingrich came to his defense.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
November 15th, 2010
04:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Welcome to the Senate

(CNN) – Delaware Democrat Chris Coons and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin were sworn in to the U.S. Senate Monday.


Filed under: Uncategorized
November 15th, 2010
03:40 PM ET
4 years ago

'Crush videos' first order of business for House

(CNN) - Who says nothing gets done in a lame-duck session of Congress?

The House immediately passed its first resolution shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET Monday with resounding bipartisan support – though the measure in question had nothing to do with taxes, the economy, or job creation.
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November 15th, 2010
03:21 PM ET
4 years ago

In turnaround, McConnell backs ban on earmarks

Washington (CNN) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the chief, old-bull defenders of earmarks, bowed to growing pressure from the public and his fellow GOP senators, and announced Monday he would support a ban on earmarks by Republican lawmakers in the new Congress.

"I have come down to this spot and said the Democrats are ignoring the wishes of the American people," McConnell said in a surprise announcement on the Senate floor. "When it comes to earmarks, I won't be guilty of the same thing."
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Filed under: earmarks • Mitch McConnell
November 15th, 2010
03:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Dictionary love for Palin

(CNN) - Sarah Palin has made her way into the dictionary, sort of.

"Refudiate" was named the 2010 word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary.

The former Alaska governor famously used the made-up word on her Twitter account in July, which sent the media into a tizzy.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin
November 15th, 2010
03:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Thomas' wife steps down from conservative group

(CNN) – Virginia Thomas, a conservative political activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas announced she will be stepping down as head of Liberty Central, a grassroots political organization she founded a year ago, and which has links to the Tea Party Movement.

The decision was announced by the Virginia-based group's public relations firm.
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Filed under: Clarence Thomas • Ginni Thomas
November 15th, 2010
02:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin show ratings gold

(CNN) - TLC appears to have found gold in Alaska – or, at least in Sarah Palin's Alaska.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin
November 15th, 2010
02:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Hill Hallways: It's 'Real World,' Congress for freshman Rep.

Washington (CNN) - Standing outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in the Capitol waiting for a meeting to break up, I bumped into Wisconsin Republican Rep-elect Sean Duffy who was wandering around the second floor of the building on Monday giving himself his first tour of the Capitol.

Sunday was the first time the incoming freshman Republican set foot in the Capitol building and he was especially excited and surprised when House GOP Leader John Boehner took incoming freshmen on the House floor. Duffy told me "it was pretty awesome."
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Filed under: 2010 • Hill Hallways • House
November 15th, 2010
02:21 PM ET
4 years ago

McConnell's announcement on earmarks

(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a longtime defender of congressional earmarks, said Monday he will back a ban on the controversial spending items when congressional Republicans meet on Tuesday.


Filed under: earmarks • Mitch McConnell
November 15th, 2010
02:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Chalk up another win for Dems in Kentucky

(CNN) –Democrats continue to rack up wins in unresolved races for the U.S. House.

Republican Congressional candidate Andy Barr's concession to Democratic incumbent Rep. Ben Chandler has brought Kentucky's 6th district race to a close, adding another seat to the Democratic tally.
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Filed under: 2010 • Democrats • House of Representatives • Kentucky
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