Census numbers to help determine which party controls Congress and the White House
December 20th, 2010
05:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Census numbers to help determine which party controls Congress and the White House

Washington (CNN) - How many people live in the United States, and in each state? And which states will gain congressional seats and electoral votes and which states will lose them?

These are all questions that the Census Bureau is expected to answer Tuesday, when it releases the results of the 2010 Census. The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census be conducted every ten years to accurately reflect the population shifts in the country. The new numbers spell out congressional reapportionment, as the states divvy up the 435 seats in the House of Representatives.
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Census
CNN Poll:  North Korean threat imminent?
December 20th, 2010
05:37 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: North Korean threat imminent?

(CNN)–Most Americans say that North Korea does not pose an immediate threat to the United States, but a new national survey indicates that more than half say that the U.S. should use troops to help defend South Korea if the country is attacked by its northern neighbors.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research poll released Monday, support for using U.S. troops to defend South Korea crosses political boundaries. More than half of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents believe the U.S. should use troops in the case of an attack against South Korea. More Republicans-68 percent-support the notion than Democrats or Independents, and more men support the hypothetical action than women.

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Filed under: CNN poll • North Korea • Polls • Wolf Blitzer
December 20th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – December 17-19 – Korea

TOPICS: North and South Korea

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
American Sauce: Big vote cheat sheet, jobless Congressmen and health care action
December 20th, 2010
04:45 PM ET
4 years ago

American Sauce: Big vote cheat sheet, jobless Congressmen and health care action

Washington (CNN) – Congress is making two years worth of decisions now, while the rest of the world is at the mall, packing up the car and otherwise bracing for Christmas and New Year's.

This week's American Sauce cuts through the political noise to give you you a 20-minute summary of the massive news which has been almost eclipsed by the holidays: Government spending. Don't Ask Don't Tell. A major vote on illegal immigration. Taxes. Unemployment. Click here to listen. Click below to see a written cheat sheet.

Health care anyone? This Sauce episode also breaks free from the D.C. media peloton and digs into last week's Virginia court ruling that impacts the new health care law. Finally, we interview a soon-to-be unemployed congressman. Defeated in November, he and his dwindling staff now work out of a single cubicle in an almost Orwellian room packed with lawmakers on their way out of Congress.

Click to listen, or keep reading for our cheat sheet.
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Wagner urges RNC rivals not to back Steele
December 20th, 2010
03:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Wagner urges RNC rivals not to back Steele

Washington (CNN) - Ann Wagner, one of six candidates seeking the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, is promising not to support Chairman Michael Steele under any circumstance if she happens to come up short in her bid to lead the organization.

The former Missouri GOP Chairwoman and onetime Ambassador to Luxembourg told CNN Monday that she will "absolutely not" endorse Steele or tell her supporters to do so if she fails to make it to the final round of what is likely to be a multi-ballot election come January.
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Filed under: Ann Wagner • RNC
CNN Poll: How Obama stacks up against predecessors
December 20th, 2010
03:13 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: How Obama stacks up against predecessors

Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama ends his second year in office, a new national poll indicates that just under half of all Americans approve of the job he's doing in the White House, lower than most of his recent predecessors at the same time in their first term in office.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday, the public is split on how Obama has handled his duties, with 48 percent saying they approve and an equal amount saying they disapprove.

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Filed under: CNN Polls • Polls • President Obama
Murkowski camp: Senator could be certified as winner this week or early next
December 20th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Murkowski camp: Senator could be certified as winner this week or early next

Washington (CNN) - It's been nearly 17 weeks since Alaska's Republican Senate primary and nearly seven weeks since Election Day. Could the end finally be in sight in the nation's last, undecided Senate race between Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Republican challenger Joe Miller? Ask one side and the answer appears to be: yes.

Murkowski's campaign said that the state could certify the incumbent Republican as the winner within days.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
December 20th, 2010
02:01 PM ET
4 years ago

TRENDING Is America ready for a gay prez? White House isn't weighing in

(CNN) – The White House isn't weighing in yet on a recent interview with Jimmy Carter during which the former president proclaimed America is ready for an openly gay president.

"I haven't asked," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters when questioned about whether President Obama agrees with Carter's recent comments.
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Filed under: President Carter • White House
N.Y. governor fined for accepting free World Series tickets
December 20th, 2010
01:41 PM ET
4 years ago

N.Y. governor fined for accepting free World Series tickets

New York (CNN) - A New York state ethics board has fined Gov. David A. Paterson $62,125 for "soliciting, accepting and receiving" five free World Series tickets from the New York Yankees in 2009.

Patterson said he had "always intended to pay for the tickets," a claim later found to be false, according to a written statement Monday from the state's Commission on Public Integrity.

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Filed under: David Paterson • New York
Stimulus has big price tag
December 20th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Stimulus has big price tag

(CNNMoney.com) - How much does it take to shock the U.S. economy back to life? Almost $1 trillion a year.

Since the recession began three years ago, the total tally of Congress' efforts to jumpstart the economy has reached a total of $2.8 trillion.

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Filed under: Economy • Stimulus
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