Giffords goes outside for physical therapy
January 20th, 2011
08:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Giffords goes outside for physical therapy

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Thursday continued her dramatic recovery from a gunshot wound to the brain by going outside for physical therapy, one of her principal doctors in Tucson, Arizona, told CNN.

"Today actually, we were glad to say that we were able to take her outside and she was able to do her physical therapy," Dr. Peter Rhee told John King.

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Kennedy takes family advice
January 20th, 2011
08:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Kennedy takes family advice

(CNN) - On the 50th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy's swearing in and the delivery of the iconic line, "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country," former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy said he's heeding his uncle's words.

The most recent Kennedy to serve elected office plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his uncle's charge to the nation with his own plan to "unlock the mysteries of the mind" and find cures for neurological disorders. Kennedy stressed the importance of treating soldiers that suffer from those illnesses and the need to "de-stigmatize wounds of the brain."
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Giffords will be flown to Houston rehabilitation hospital Friday
January 20th, 2011
07:58 PM ET
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Giffords will be flown to Houston rehabilitation hospital Friday

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) – Accompanied by a veterans' motorcycle escort, Arizona U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords will be taken Friday from a Tucson hospital to a nearby Air Force base for a flight to Texas and the beginning of her extended recovery, according to the congresswoman's office.

Giffords, thus far, has made a remarkable recovery after being shot through the brain in an assassination attempt, but doctors said she will require further rehabilitation.

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Boehner: Barring federal funds for abortion one of GOP's 'highest' priorities
January 20th, 2011
04:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Boehner: Barring federal funds for abortion one of GOP's 'highest' priorities

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday that the House of Representatives will consider legislation to permanently bar federal funding for elective abortions, calling the measure "one of our highest legislative priorities."

"A ban on taxpayer funding of abortions is the will of the people and it ought to be the will of the land," Boehner said at his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: Abortion • John Boehner • Republicans
Conservative GOP group wants to cut $2.5 trillion
January 20th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Conservative GOP group wants to cut $2.5 trillion

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - In the run-up to President Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday, Republicans are turning up the volume on their pledges to cut spending.

On Thursday, the House Republican Study Committee - which includes some of the party's most conservative members - introduced a bill that the committee said would reduce spending by $2.5 trillion over a decade.

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Group says 2 justices may have conflict of interest in election case
January 20th, 2011
03:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Group says 2 justices may have conflict of interest in election case

Washington (CNN) - A liberal reform group has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations of conflict of interest by Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

Washington-based Common Cause filed a petition Thursday with the Obama administration, urging that a controversial campaign finance reform decision be vacated because, the group says, the justices attended closed-door political gatherings sponsored by two top Republican donors and industrialists.

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Filed under: Antonin Scalia • Clarence Thomas • Supreme Court
House to begin work on health care law substitute
January 20th, 2011
03:31 PM ET
3 years ago

House to begin work on health care law substitute

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans stepped up their campaign against President Obama's health care overhaul Thursday, voting to begin drafting a measure to replace the controversial new law.

Thursday's vote followed a first move Wednesday, when the GOP-controlled House voted largely on partisan lines to repeal the health care overhaul, fulfilling a Republican promise from last fall's midterm election.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care • House
Photo: Biden at JFK ceremony
Vice President Joe Biden remembers former President John F. Kennedy at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of his inauguration.
January 20th, 2011
02:49 PM ET
Photo: Caroline Kennedy at JFK ceremony
Caroline Kennedy remembers her father at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy's inauguration.
January 20th, 2011
02:45 PM ET
Huckabee's book tour lavishes attention on Iowa, South Carolina
January 20th, 2011
02:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee's book tour lavishes attention on Iowa, South Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Mike Huckabee will visit six cities in Iowa and five in South Carolina during his upcoming book tour – one more sign that the former Arkansas governor wants to keep his name in the presidential mix for 2012 even as he enjoys the comforts of a lucrative talk show career.

The tour to promote his new book, "A Simple Government," kicks off in Davenport, Iowa on February 27 and will take him to five more cities in the first-in-the-nation caucus state over two days: Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Des Moines.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
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