Yellin: Response to last night’s Assange discussion
December 28th, 2010
10:54 PM ET
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Yellin: Response to last night’s Assange discussion

Last night’s discussion on John King, USA about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s book deal and his philosophy triggered an online debate and prompted a blog post by one of the guests. Some thoughts:

1) Glenn Greewald suggests that I am among those “leading the crusade against the transparency brought about by WikiLeaks.” This is an unfair accusation.

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Filed under: WikiLeaks
Conclusion to Alaska U.S. Senate race near
December 28th, 2010
08:27 PM ET
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Conclusion to Alaska U.S. Senate race near

(CNN)– A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in election victory last month, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in for a second term next week.

Murkowski was defeated in the Republican primary in August by Tea Party-backed candidate Joe Miller. She then waged the write-in campaign in the general election in November to defeat Miller, who filed a lawsuit challenging the result.

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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Senate
The White House: A year in review
December 28th, 2010
08:17 PM ET
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The White House: A year in review

(CNN)–President Obama's second year in office has been a year of ups and downs, from getting health care passed to a "shellacking" in his midterms. White House producers and photojournalists share images from the year that capture the most memorable moments from 2010.

This gallery, as a well as this great story by John Helton, can be found on CNN Politics.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Rangel raising funds for a legal defense trust
December 28th, 2010
05:58 PM ET
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Rangel raising funds for a legal defense trust

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Saddled with legal fees and facing possible new allegations, Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday he has started raising funds for a trust to pay his legal expenses.

A statement from Rangel, D-New York, said the House Committee on Standards and Official Conduct authorized his fundraising for the Charles B. Rangel Legal Expense Trust.

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Filed under: Charlie Rangel • House
Christie responds to vacation amid snow crisis
December 28th, 2010
05:01 PM ET
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Christie responds to vacation amid snow crisis

(CNN) - While New Jersey remains blanketed in snow, Gov. Chris Christie's staff is defending his trip to Disney World with his family that left control of the crisis in the hands of the Senate president.

Following local criticism, Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak mounted a forceful response to defend the Republican governor.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
CNN Poll: Plurality of Democrats say Cleveland rocks
December 28th, 2010
11:38 AM ET
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CNN Poll: Plurality of Democrats say Cleveland rocks

Washington (CNN) – Democratic voters are weighing in on where they want their party's 2012 national nominating convention to be held, and according to a new poll, there's no runaway favorite among the four finalists.

The Republican National Committee earlier this year chose Tampa, Florida as the site of their next convention. The Democratic National Committee is likely to announce their city early next year. The four finalists are (in alphabetical order) Charlotte, North Carolina, Cleveland, Ohio, Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Democratic National Convention • DNC • Polls
CNN 2012 Poll: Obama and Palin going in different directions?
December 28th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 2012 Poll: Obama and Palin going in different directions?

Washington (CNN) – As the start of the next presidential campaign nears, a new national poll suggests that President Barack Obama's tax-cut compromise with congressional Republicans did not hurt his standing among Democrats, while former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may be dropping in the eyes of Republicans.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday, 78 percent of Democrats questioned in the poll say they want to see Obama at the top of their party's ticket in 2012, with only 19 percent saying they would prefer someone else as the Democratic presidential nominee. The 19 percent figure is the lowest figure since March, when the question was first asked.

Full results (pdf)
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN poll • Polls • President Obama • Sarah Palin
CNN/Opinion Research Poll – December 17-19 – 2012 Election
December 28th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – December 17-19 – 2012 Election

TOPICS: 2012 election, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
A rush of deals in Congress follows 'shellacking'
December 28th, 2010
08:04 AM ET
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A rush of deals in Congress follows 'shellacking'

(CNN) - The year in Washington began with Republicans complaining that President Obama and Democrats were ramming health care reform down their throats and ended with House Democrats complaining that Obama and Republicans were ramming a tax cut deal down their throats.

In between, there was a major shift in power as Democrats saw their short-lived control of Congress end in a midterm "shellacking," as Obama called it, fueled by the Tea Party movement on the right and a distaste for politics as usual in the middle.

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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Congress • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
December 28th, 2010
04:24 AM ET
4 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL

For the latest political news: www.CNNPolitics.com

CNN: Governor Vows to End Birther Controversy
Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie vowed to end the "birther" controversy surrounding President Obama's nationality once and for all. Abercrombie, a newly-elected Democrat, told CNN that he will do whatever it takes to prove once and for all that Obama was born in Hawaii.

Wall Street Journal: Obama's Budget Delayed a Week
President Barack Obama's budget proposal for fiscal 2012 will be released in mid-February, a little more than a week after its planned release date. The administration is scrambling to assemble what could be a pivotal document following a six-week delay in the confirmation of the White House's new budget director, a senior administration official said Monday.
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Filed under: Political Hot Topics