New Jersey mayor uses Twitter to clear Newark streets
December 29th, 2010
10:56 AM ET
4 years ago

New Jersey mayor uses Twitter to clear Newark streets

Newark, New Jersey (CNN) - Cory Booker has added social media to his arsenal of snowplows as the active Newark, New Jersey, mayor helps get his city dug out from several feet of snow from this week's storm.

Booker is using Twitter to communicate directly with residents to help get roads cleared and people who are stuck in the snow some assistance.
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Filed under: New Jersey
Top NRSC official: Several Senate Dems up in '12 in 'serious trouble'
December 29th, 2010
10:27 AM ET
4 years ago

Top NRSC official: Several Senate Dems up in '12 in 'serious trouble'

Washington (CNN) - The number two man at the National Republican Senatorial Committee says he thinks several Democratic senators facing re-elections in 2012 are in "serious trouble."

But NRSC Executive Director Rob Jesmer also acknowledges that it's "very difficult to beat incumbents and I think most of the people we are running against are pretty smart and formidable and I don't think anything is going to be easy."
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Filed under: 2012
CNN Poll: Plurality say Obama's policies will likely fail
December 29th, 2010
09:52 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: Plurality say Obama's policies will likely fail

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama enters the new year with a growing number of Americans pessimistic about his policies and a growing number rooting for him to fail, according to a new national poll.

Full poll results [pdf]

But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday also indicates that while a majority of the public says Republican control of the House of Representatives is good for the country, only one in four say the GOP will do a better job running things than the Democrats did when they controlled the chamber.
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Filed under: 2010 • John Boehner • President Obama
Dem warns Bill Clinton: Back off
December 29th, 2010
08:45 AM ET
4 years ago

Dem warns Bill Clinton: Back off

(CNN) – Rep. Danny Davis, a Democrat from Illinois and mayoral candidate in Chicago has a message for former President Bill Clinton: Butt out.

Davis, a onetime ally of Clinton's, issued a strongly worded statement Tuesday, in which the Chicago Democrat said he is "seriously concerned and disturbed" by the news Clinton plans to throw his weight behind ex-Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and make a campaign stop in the Windy City next month.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, December 29, 2010
December 29th, 2010
05:00 AM ET
4 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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

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For the latest political news: www.CNNPolitics.com

CNN: Federal judge dismisses challenge to Murkowski's re-election
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. State officials have scheduled a Thursday morning ceremony to sign the election certification, according to Sharon Leighow, spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell.
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