RNC names new chief of staff
February 2nd, 2011
07:35 PM ET
4 years ago

RNC names new chief of staff

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee will tap longtime GOP operative Jeff Larson to serve as chief of staff on Thursday, CNN has learned.

Larson, 52, was CEO of the Republican National Convention's host committee in 2008. The Minnesota native is a former RNC Regional Political Director and worked for former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.


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McCain now calling for Mubarak to step down
February 2nd, 2011
06:48 PM ET
4 years ago

McCain now calling for Mubarak to step down

Washington (CNN) – Senator John McCain is now calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down and let an interim government take control of Egypt.

"The rapidly deteriorating situation in Egypt leads me to the conclusion that President Mubarak needs to step down and relinquish power," said McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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Filed under: Egypt • John McCain
February 2nd, 2011
06:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate Democrats block GOP bid to repeal health care law

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort to repeal the health care reform bill passed last year.

The 51-47 vote, along party lines, meant the procedural motion failed to get the necessary 60 votes to pass.

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Filed under: Health care • Senate
Moseley Braun urged to leave Chicago mayor’s race after 'strung out on crack' comment
February 2nd, 2011
05:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Moseley Braun urged to leave Chicago mayor’s race after 'strung out on crack' comment

Washington (CNN) -One of Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun's opponents is urging her to withdraw from the contest citing what she terms her "volatility" and "insensitivity."

This comes after the two women exchanged fiery words on Sunday – with the former senator accusing her opponent of previously being "strung out on crack." Moseley Braun later apologized for the remarks.
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Senator seeks expedited Supreme Court review of health care law
February 2nd, 2011
05:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Senator seeks expedited Supreme Court review of health care law

(CNN) - A Democratic senator who faces a potentially tough re-election battle in a political swing state wants the Senate to approve a non-binding resolution urging the U.S. Supreme Court to decide quickly if the new health care law is constitutional.

Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who voted for the law when it was approved last year, announced his proposal Wednesday as the Senate debated a Republican resolution to repeal the health care law, which gets mixed reviews in opinion polls. Reflecting the deep divisions over the issue, the repeal is expected to fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate but it easily passed the Republican-led House last month.
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Filed under: Bill Nelson • Health care • Supreme Court
Deep pockets for Alaska's Joe Miller
February 2nd, 2011
05:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Deep pockets for Alaska's Joe Miller

(CNN)- Joe Miller has some cash burning a hole in his pocket–$825,000 dollars, that is.

According to paperwork filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission, his campaign war chest is fairly well-stocked one month after the Alaska Supreme Court declared Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski the winner of Alaska's U.S. Senate race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Joe Miller
Rep. Giffords' husband to close National Prayer Breakfast
February 2nd, 2011
05:15 PM ET
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Rep. Giffords' husband to close National Prayer Breakfast

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband will speak at the Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on the congresswoman's behalf, her office announced Wednesday.

Capt. Mark Kelly, a NASA astronaut, will deliver closing prayer at the event, the Arizona congresswoman's office said in a statement.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
Senate to vote on repeal of health care law
February 2nd, 2011
04:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate to vote on repeal of health care law

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday are expected to block a Republican effort to consider repealing the health care reform bill passed last year.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed a bill to repeal the health care overhaul. However, Democrats hold a majority in the Senate, dooming the chances of a similar measure being proposed by the Republican minority as an amendment to another bill.

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Filed under: Health care • Senate
Daniels wants to 'mute' debate over social issues
February 2nd, 2011
03:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Daniels wants to 'mute' debate over social issues

Washington (CNN) - Potential presidential candidate Mitch Daniels irked more than a few conservatives last year when he called for a "truce" on social issues while the country works through its economic problems.

Now he's doubling down on that position.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels
Bachmann heading to South Carolina
February 2nd, 2011
02:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Bachmann heading to South Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, will travel to the early primary state of South Carolina later this month as she mulls a possible White House bid in 2012, CNN has learned.

The outspoken conservative and Tea Party favorite will address a South Carolina Federation of Republican Women lunch in Columbia on Feb. 19, Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairwoman LaDonna Ryggs told CNN Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • South Carolina
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