Daniels to speak at CPAC
January 6th, 2011
11:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Daniels to speak at CPAC

Washington (CNN) – A day after remaining coy about any possible bid for the White House, CNN's confirmed that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will speak at a major conservative conference next month which is often seen as a cattle call for possible Republican presidential hopefuls.

Daniels will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference next month here in the nation's capitol, a CPAC official tells CNN. Politico's Jonathan Martin first reported the story.
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Portraying Boehner
January 6th, 2011
10:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Portraying Boehner

(CNN) - It was a moment on the House floor Wednesday that instantly made for a powerful photograph – newly installed House Speaker John Boehner clearly weeping as Democrat Nancy Pelosi gets ready to hand the gavel over.

Interestingly however, only two of the major, national papers featured this memorable and unique photograph in their Thursday editions, and they both happen to share one thing in common – conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
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American Sauce: What to watch today - it's a doozie
January 6th, 2011
10:12 AM ET
3 years ago

American Sauce: What to watch today - it's a doozie

Capitol Hill (CNN) – The first day was ceremony and rules, today the 112th Congress gets in the saddle for substantive health care action, our first taste of the partisan battleground and some historic symbolism.

I'll be tweeting all day @LisaDCNN. But here's a quick, American Sauce guide to events (all times Eastern):
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Filed under: American Sauce • Congress
Tea Party message to new Speaker
January 6th, 2011
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party message to new Speaker

(CNN) - A warning Thursday from a Tea Party movement leader to new House Speaker John Boehner.

"As you get down to work, there are a few things to remember. You did not become Speaker because America suddenly fell in love with you or the Republican Party. You became Speaker because America, led by the Tea Party, repudiated Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and the party of socialism," writes Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, a national Tea Party organization that's based in Tennessee.
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Filed under: John Boehner • Tea Party Nation
Volcker stepping down from White House advisory post
January 6th, 2011
09:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Volcker stepping down from White House advisory post

(CNN) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is stepping down as chairman of President Obama's outside economic advisory panel, according to Democratic sources familiar with the move, as the reshuffling of the White House's economic team continues.

The announcement comes as senior officials say Obama is expected on Friday to make a much more substantial move by officially naming Gene Sperling to replace Larry Summers as the chairman of the National Economic Council, the key policymaking office inside the White House.
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Dem ID down five points
January 6th, 2011
09:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Dem ID down five points

(CNN) – The number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats is at its lowest point in seven years, according to a new survey by Gallup - a warning sign for the president and his party as the next race for the White House gets set to begin.

According to the annual Gallup survey of party identification, 31 percent of Americans say they are Democrats – a number that is down five percentage points from 2008 and is the same as it was in 2003 – the year following impressive Republican gains in the House and Senate.
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Filed under: Democrats • Polls
Pizza man's first day as a Congressman
January 6th, 2011
08:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Pizza man's first day as a Congressman

Washington (CNNMoney) - At the open house gathering to celebrate the official swearing in to Congress of Rep. Bobby Schilling in Washington, D.C., the pizza and ice cream were shipped in from Illinois.

The pizzas came in overnight from Saint Giuseppe's Heavenly Pizza, the shop that Bobby Schilling has owned for 14 years in Moline, Ill. Before deciding to run for Congress, Schilling was a pizza man. And lucky for supporters, there are pizza ovens in the historic D.C. office building, so the pizza was hot.

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Filed under: Bobby Schilling • CNNMoney.com • Congress
Wife of Gen. Petraeus to be appointed consumer advocate, source says
January 6th, 2011
08:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Wife of Gen. Petraeus to be appointed consumer advocate, source says

Washington (CNN) - Holly Petraeus, the wife of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, is getting a high profile role of her own. Thursday she will be named to a key position in the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to a source who would not speak for attribution because the announcement has yet to be made.

Petraeus, a longtime advocate for military families, will be named to head the Office for Service Member Affairs, tasked with protecting military families from abusive lending practices.

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Filed under: David Petraeus • Veterans
Elizabeth Edwards' will leaves everything to her children
January 6th, 2011
08:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Elizabeth Edwards' will leaves everything to her children

(CNN) - Elizabeth Edwards left everything to her children, with no mention of her estranged husband, John Edwards, in her will.

View will [pdf]

"All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles ... to be divided among them ..." Edwards says in the document dated December 1.
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Constitution gets congressional reading by GOP
January 6th, 2011
07:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Constitution gets congressional reading by GOP

Washington (CNN) - Republicans will have the Constitution read on the House floor Thursday morning in a nod to the conservative Tea Party freshmen that helped put them back in the majority.

The reading will start at 10:30 a.m., with members taking turns until they complete the document - a process that could take up to a couple of hours.

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