Clinton announces Haiti trip
December 15th, 2010
08:06 AM ET
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Clinton announces Haiti trip

(CNN) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton plans to visit Haiti on Wednesday to discuss the recent cholera outbreak and efforts to rebuild after a punishing earthquake, the Clinton Foundation said.


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TIME Magazine names person of the year
December 15th, 2010
07:52 AM ET
3 years ago

TIME Magazine names person of the year

(CNN) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year, according to the magazine’s managing editor Rick Stengel.


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CNN, WMUR and Union Leader to produce the first New Hampshire GOP debate
December 15th, 2010
07:45 AM ET
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CNN, WMUR and Union Leader to produce the first New Hampshire GOP debate

Washington (CNN) - CNN is joining with WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader to produce the first 2012 Republican Presidential Primary debate in the "First in the Nation" primary state, the media organizations announced Tuesday. It is scheduled to take place on June 7, 2011.

As the first state to hold a primary, New Hampshire has played a historic role in helping determine each party's presidential nominees. In 2008, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, won the New Hampshire primary and went on to capture the GOP presidential nomination.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
December 15th, 2010
04:16 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, December 15, 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: Senate set to pass tax package; House divided over estate tax deal
Senators made speeches into the evening Tuesday on the tax and benefits package negotiated by President Barack Obama and Republican leaders, while House Democrats argued about whether they will change the measure after expected Senate approval. The deal received strong bipartisan support in clearing a key Senate procedural hurdle Monday, with an 83-15 vote to end debate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, announced Tuesday night that the final vote would take place Wednesday. The package includes a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire December 31, and also would extend unemployment benefits for 13 months, cut the payroll tax by 2 percentage points for a year, lower a restored estate tax, and continue a series of other tax breaks.

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