Rubio has Tea Party concerns
January 24th, 2011
10:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Rubio has Tea Party concerns

Washington (CNN) – When the Senate Tea Party Caucus convenes for the first time Thursday, one of the movement's biggest stars will be noticeably absent.

Alex Burgos, spokesman for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed the event is not on the senator's schedule, but said he has not made a decision regarding caucus membership.
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Tea Party activists urge Lugar to retire
January 24th, 2011
10:04 AM ET
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Tea Party activists urge Lugar to retire

Washington (CNN) - Tea Party activists in Indiana head to the nation's capital Monday morning to try and urge longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar not to run for re-election. But retirement appears to be far from Lugar's mind as he begins to ramp up his bid for a seventh term.

Members of Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate are expected outside Lugar's Capitol Hill office Monday morning to deliver a scroll urging Lugar to retire. members of the Tea Party Express, a national tea party organization, as well as D.C.-area tea party activists, will attend to show their support, said a representative of the Indiana group.
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Filed under: Congress • Dick Lugar • Tea Party movement
Democrats criticize Allen in advance of announcement
January 24th, 2011
09:26 AM ET
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Democrats criticize Allen in advance of announcement

Washington (CNN) - GeorgeAllen.com says "stay tuned" right now, but later Monday expect the former senator from Virginia to use his website to announce a 2012 bid for his old job.

Allen is expected officially announce his candidacy in an email to supporters and by posting a video on his website, a source confirms to CNN.
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Filed under: George Allen • Jim Webb • Virginia
After 2010 State of the Union jab, how many justices will attend?
January 24th, 2011
08:45 AM ET
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After 2010 State of the Union jab, how many justices will attend?

Washington (CNN) - Tuesday's State of the Union address will be watched closely not only for what is said, but also for who will there in person to hear it - especially the black-robed members of the U.S. Supreme Court.

At least one member of the bench, Justice Samuel Alito, has publicly stated he will not attend after the dramatic criticism leveled at a court ruling by President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: SOTU 2011 • Supreme Court
Pawlenty book tour hits New Hampshire
January 24th, 2011
08:39 AM ET
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Pawlenty book tour hits New Hampshire

(CNN) - Probable GOP presidential contender Tim Pawlenty's book tour winds through the crucial early voting state of New Hampshire Monday and Tuesday.

The former Minnesota governor is scheduled to sign copies of "Courage to Stand" in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday, as well as speak at a Merrimack County GOP dinner in Concord. On Tuesday, Pawlenty is the featured speaker at the "Politics and Eggs" speaking series event in Bedford, which is a must-do for any potential White House hopeful.
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Tucson Shooting Hero to be honored at State of the Union
January 24th, 2011
08:34 AM ET
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Tucson Shooting Hero to be honored at State of the Union

Washington (CNN) – It is a Washington ritual at the State of the Union address. The president honors special guests by inviting them to sit alongside the first lady in her reserved box in the House chamber.

This year the special guests will include at least one of the heroes from the tragic Tucson shooting. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro tells CNN Daniel Hernandez, the intern who assisted Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the Safeway parking lot, will join First Lady Michelle Obama for the speech.
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Scalia set to speak to Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill
January 24th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
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Scalia set to speak to Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is scheduled to speak Monday in a closed-door meeting with the Tea Party Caucus - an informal group of conservative lawmakers.

The conservative justice is a popular speaker and keeps a busy off-the-bench schedule, talking in various forums around the world.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, January 24, 2011
January 24th, 2011
04:31 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, January 24, 2011

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CNN: Senate Republicans eye health care repeal
Democratic and Republican senators agreed Sunday that the Senate will vote to change elements of the health care legislation passed in the last Congress, most likely through amendments to other bills. With Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, saying he will not allow a full repeal bill on the Senate floor, Republicans said they will offer provisions that could include repealing the entire law or, if that fails, addressing concerns one by one. "If they don't want to have the vote, we'll have the vote," Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said on "Fox News Sunday." "I can assure you we'll have a vote on repeal."

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