President Obama is taking your questions
January 21st, 2011
01:15 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama is taking your questions

Washington (CNN) - If you have lingering questions after hearing President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, you may get the chance to ask them.

The president will participate in a live streamed YouTube interview on Thursday January 27th, taking questions posted by members of the YouTube community. According to a statement from the site, the posed questions "should be about 20 seconds long", and users will be able to vote for their favorites. The top choices will be submitted for the president to answer.
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Obama courting business
January 21st, 2011
01:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama courting business

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Trying to reverse the perception that his administration has not been friendly to business, President Obama is going out of his way to involve corporate America in the effort to turn the ailing economy around.

In the latest move, Mr. Obama has named General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to chair the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The panel, which will replace the President’s Economic Recovery Board, will be charged with finding new ways to grow private-sector jobs.

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Political Circus: Justice Kagan called for jury duty
January 21st, 2011
12:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Justice Kagan called for jury duty

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time.

The most informed juror

New Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan found herself among fellow Washington residents on Thursday - waiting at D.C. Superior Court after receiving a jury summons.

"Sporting dark trousers and a checkered patterned sweater jacket, she sat quietly, reading through what appeared to be a legal brief and making handwritten notes in the margin," ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports.
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Filed under: Elena Kagan • Political Circus
Huckabee: No presidential decision until summer
January 21st, 2011
12:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Huckabee: No presidential decision until summer

Washington (CNN) - Last time around, Mike Huckabee announced he was running for president on January 29, 2007. This time, the former Arkansas governor is content to wait a while.

The former presidential candidate – who finished second to Arizona Sen. John McCain in total number of delegates after the 2008 race – said Friday he won't make any decision about a second presidential bid until this summer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
CNN Poll of Polls: Obama approval at 52 percent
January 21st, 2011
12:05 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: Obama approval at 52 percent

Washington (CNN) - Four days before he gives his State of the Union address, an average of the most recent national surveys indicates that President Barack Obama's approval rating stands at 52 percent.

According to the CNN Poll of Polls average, compiled and released Friday, 42 percent of Americans say they disapprove of how Obama's handling his duties as president. The release of the survey comes one day after the second anniversary of Obama's inauguration as president.
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Filed under: Polls • President Obama
CNN/Opinion Research Poll – January 14-16 – State of the Union Seating
January 21st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – January 14-16 – State of the Union Seating

TOPICS: Republicans and Democrats sitting together during State of the Union speech

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: Most say Democrats & Republicans should sit together
January 21st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: Most say Democrats & Republicans should sit together

Washington (CNN) - More than seven in ten Americans think that Republican and Democratic members of Congress should sit next to each other when President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday indicates that 72 percent of the public says Democratic and Republican lawmakers should sit together next Tuesday when the president speaks in the House of Representatives chamber, with 22 percent preferring the traditional seating arrangement in which Republicans all sit on one side of the chamber and Democrats all sit on the other side of the aisle.

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Filed under: Democrats • Polls • Republicans • State of the Union
Ryan to give GOP response
January 21st, 2011
10:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Ryan to give GOP response

Washington (CNN) - Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the budget guru considered by many to be a rising star in the GOP, will give the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.

The address is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25.


Filed under: GOP • State of the Union
Presidential buzz surrounds Bachmann
January 21st, 2011
10:17 AM ET
4 years ago

Presidential buzz surrounds Bachmann

(CNN) - As if Rep. Michele Bachmann's foray into the early-voting state of Iowa didn't raise enough 2012 speculation already, now comes news the Minnesota Republican will meet behind closed doors with two of the most important GOP officials in the state.

Bachmann, who is heading to Des Moines Friday to deliver a keynote address at an event sponsored by the Iowans for Tax Relief, is also scheduled to meet with newly-minted Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa GOP head Matt Strawn, Bachmann spokesman Doug Sachtleben tells CNN.
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Filed under: Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Giuliani says door not closed to '12 bid
January 21st, 2011
10:02 AM ET
4 years ago

Giuliani says door not closed to '12 bid

Washington (CNN) - Rudy Giuliani says the door is "absolutely" open to making another run for the White House.

The former New York City mayor, who made a bid for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, adds that he's considering another presidential bid.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • Rudy Giuliani
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