November 15th, 2010
02:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Guess who didn't watch 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'?

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:

What does your Alaska look like?

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is busy these days as a ballot count is under way to determine whether she'll keep her seat, but she made it known to The Associated Press that she wouldn't be watching Sarah Palin's venture into reality television, TLC's "Sarah Palin's Alaska." "I know what my Alaska looks like," Murkowski told the AP.
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Filed under: Lisa Murkowski • Political Circus • Sarah Palin
November 15th, 2010
01:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden Advice to Coons: Don't Stay the Night

(CNN) – Senator-elect Chris Coons of Delaware, who will be sworn in later today to fill out the final four years of Joe Biden's Senate seat, got some advice Monday from the Vice President: don't spend the night in Washington.

"He said make it as physically uncomfortable as possible to spend the night," Coons recalled to a handful of reporters.
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Filed under: Chris Coons • Vice President Biden
November 15th, 2010
01:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Medical marijuana a go in Arizona

(CNN) - By a narrow margin of about 4,300 votes, Arizona voters approved a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana, state election officials said Sunday.

With all precincts reporting, the "yes" votes on Proposition 203 have 50.1 percent of the vote to 49.8 percent of "no" votes, according to unofficial results posted on the Arizona Secretary of State's website. More than 1.6 million votes were cast.

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Filed under: Arizona
November 15th, 2010
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Romney to support earmark ban

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's jumping into the battle over earmarks.

The former Massachusetts governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Monday announced that he's launching an on-line petition supporting Sen. Jim DeMint's push to ban legislative earmarks. Romney, who is considering a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, is launching the petition through "Free and Strong America PAC," his political action committee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Mitt Romney
November 15th, 2010
12:14 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Election not a mandate for GOP

Washington (CNN) - Americans approve of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in the midterms, but only one in six say the election results were a mandate for the GOP, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that President Barack Obama's approval rating has rebounded from an all time low in September, but is still below 50 percent.

Full Results after the jump:
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN Polls • Congress • Polls • President Obama
November 15th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – November 11-14 – GOP, Congress, Obama

TOPICS: Obama overall approval rating, approval rating on issues, GOP control of U.S. House, opinion of midterm elections, expectations for next Congress, favorable ratings on parties, opinion of Tea Party movement

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
November 15th, 2010
11:22 AM ET
3 years ago

'Sarah Palin's Alaska': Running for president on reality TV?

Washington (CNN) - Can Sarah Palin see 2012 from her house? You betcha.

"Sarah Palin's Alaska," a reality TV show that follows the adventures of the former governor and her family in their home state, debuted Sunday night on TLC.

The program, showcasing the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate as a rugged outdoorswoman, spotlights Palin's megawatt persona - just in time for the 2012 campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
November 15th, 2010
11:20 AM ET
3 years ago

Rubio, Nelson already clash over earmarks

(CNN) – In his first appearance on Capitol Hill as the Senator-elect from Florida, Republican Marco Rubio struck a markedly different tone on earmarks than that of his soon-to-be Florida Senate colleague, Bill Nelson.

Rubio, who like many Republicans campaigned hard on cutting government spending, told reporters at a joint press conference with Nelson Monday that he will vote in favor of a Senate GOP ban on the practice that often delivers millions of federal dollars to political pet projects and causes back home. The comments came after Rubio and Nelson met privately.
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Filed under: Ben Nelson • Marco Rubio
November 15th, 2010
10:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Rangel walks out of ethics hearing

Washington (CNN) - Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, walked out of his House ethics subcommittee hearing Monday morning, complaining that he has not had sufficient time to hire a new legal team to respond to corruption allegations.

The subcommittee members continued meeting behind closed doors.

"Fifty years of public service is on the line. And I truly believe that I am not being treated fairly," he declared. "I deserve a lawyer."
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Filed under: Charlie Rangel
November 15th, 2010
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: No major changes in image of parties

Washington (CNN) - A new poll suggests that the results of the midterm elections did not alter Americans' views of the two political parties.

A Gallup survey released Monday morning indicates that 43 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic party following the elections, down just one point from the 44 percent who said they had a favorable view of the party prior to the midterms.
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Filed under: Democratic Party • Polls • Republican Party
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