BREAKING: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ hearings scheduled
November 24th, 2010
11:03 AM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ hearings scheduled

(CNN) – The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday announced two days of hearings on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

On the first day, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen will testify. The service chiefs will appear on the second day.

The hearings will come two days after the Pentagon releases its report on the impact of a repeal of the policy on the military. The authors of the study will appear on the first day of hearings.


Filed under: Congress • Don't Ask Don't Tell
Poll: Most air travelers ok sacrificing privacy for security
November 24th, 2010
10:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Most air travelers ok sacrificing privacy for security

Washington (CNN) - Do those new full-body screening procedures now in use at airports across the country make you mad? A new national poll suggests that if your answer is yes, you are in the minority.

Despite heavy coverage by the media and calls for a boycott against the procedures, a USA Today/Gallup survey indicates that 71 percent of Americans who consider themselves air travelers say that a potential loss of personal privacy from such screening is worth it as a method to prevent terrorist acts, with 27 percent disagreeing.
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Filed under: Polls • TSA
TSA demonstrates new pat down to hill staff
November 24th, 2010
10:25 AM ET
3 years ago

TSA demonstrates new pat down to hill staff

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hoping to quell growing concerns in Congress about enhanced security procedures for airline passengers, top administration officials who oversee airport security went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to explain the new methods and why they are needed.

The closed, nearly two-hour briefing for congressional staff members included a detailed explanation of new advanced imaging technology that has sparked outrage from some passengers because it captures an image of their bodies through their clothing. Also, Transportation Security Administration officials demonstrated the invasive pat downs required for passengers who either refuse a full body scan or who need a follow-up inspection after an image is taken.

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Filed under: Congress • TSA
Bristol meets her dancing fate
November 24th, 2010
09:20 AM ET
3 years ago

Bristol meets her dancing fate

(CNN) - Despite the roll-out of Sarah Palin's new book and her first book stop, it was her daughter that received most of the attention Tuesday night.

Bristol Palin received her "Dancing with the Stars" fate during Tuesday's show, losing the mirror-ball trophy to actress Jennifer Grey.
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Filed under: Bristol Palin • Sarah Palin
Turkeys ride looks, charm to White House; they won't be gobbled
November 24th, 2010
08:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Turkeys ride looks, charm to White House; they won't be gobbled

(CNN) - Two White House-bound turkeys can thank good looks and personality for saving their lives.

The 45-pound birds endured months of rigorous training and rose to the head of a class of 20,000 feathered friends vying for a pardon from the dreaded Thanksgiving Day buffet.

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Filed under: President Obama • Turkey
Obama doesn't think about Palin
November 24th, 2010
08:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama doesn't think about Palin

(CNN) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin spends a lot of time talking about President Obama, but the microphone doesn't swing both ways.

"I don't think about Sarah Palin," Obama told ABC's Barbara Walters in an interview set to air Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Sarah Palin
Defeated Democrats look back, don't see agreement ahead
November 24th, 2010
08:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Defeated Democrats look back, don't see agreement ahead

Washington (CNN) – Walking the hallways of the Rayburn House Office Building and through many of its offices, you saw rows and rows of boxes already packed up and even cartons of books being given away.

The more than 50 defeated House Democratic incumbents were forced last week to not only return to attend the lame-duck session of Congress but also to start packing up their offices, sorting through decades of papers, photos and mementos.

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Filed under: 2010 • Congress
Palin kicks off book tour amid fresh speculation of a White House bid
November 24th, 2010
07:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin kicks off book tour amid fresh speculation of a White House bid

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) – A political rock star welcome and adoring chants of "Go Sarah" greeted Sarah Palin at a Phoenix bookstore as the former Alaska governor kicked off her latest book tour that, to some, also looks like a much hyped, early bid for the White House.

Palin's book, "America by Heart," went on sale Tuesday. The former 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee appeared at a Barnes & Noble Bookstore shaking hands, chatting up supporters and signing books.

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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
November 24th, 2010
04:50 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 24, 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: Palin kicks off book tour amid fresh speculation of a White House bid
A political rock star welcome and adoring chants of "Go Sarah" greeted Sarah Palin at a Phoenix bookstore as the former Alaska governor kicked off her latest book tour that, to some, also looks like a much hyped, early bid for the White House. Palin's book, "America by Heart," went on sale Tuesday. The former 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee appeared at a Barnes & Noble Bookstore shaking hands, chatting up supporters and signing books. At one point, Palin was even seen doing what's become essentially customary for any presidential hopeful: cooing over a baby.

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