Reagan's myth has grown over time
February 4th, 2011
09:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Reagan's myth has grown over time

Washington (CNN) - As the late President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday is observed, historians point out that his political successes, not his persona, have been mythologized over the years.

"Today's Republicans created this fantasy role of Reagan as anti-government," said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. "He was really Reagan of government efficiency."

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Filed under: Ronald Reagan
Congress calls out Facebook
February 4th, 2011
09:02 PM ET
4 years ago

Congress calls out Facebook

Washington (CNN)- Two co-chairs of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus have asked Mark Zuckerberg to reveal secrets about Facebook's ever-changing privacy policy in a letter sent this week.

Rep. Edward Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, sent the bipartisan request Wednesday with a deadline: Zuckerberg has 15 business days to cough up the answers.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Facebook • Joe Barton
Senate conservatives pressure Boehner on spending cuts
February 4th, 2011
08:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate conservatives pressure Boehner on spending cuts

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner is under new pressure from fellow Republicans in the Senate not to break a House GOP promise to cut $100 billion in spending this year, and do so in an upcoming bill to keep the government running.

Eleven Senate Republicans signed a letter to Boehner saying that "the total value of the fiscal year 2011 spending reductions in the upcoming continuing resolution should be no less than $100 billion. The American people expect at least this level - which is just one-fifteenth of the FY2011 budget deficit."
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Filed under: House Republicans • John Boehner • Senate
DNC bans corporate cash from convention
February 4th, 2011
07:22 PM ET
4 years ago

DNC bans corporate cash from convention

Washington (CNN)—The Democratic National Committee will not accept corporate contributions or donations from lobbyists to help fund the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a committee spokesman said on late Friday afternoon.

An excerpt of the contract with the Charlotte, North Carolina host committee provided to CNN reveals that the DNC required a ban corporate cash as well as contributions from political action committees and lobbyists.
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Barbour adviser: 'He’s running until he says he’s not'
February 4th, 2011
07:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Barbour adviser: 'He’s running until he says he’s not'

Washington (CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is increasingly likely to embark on a campaign for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, a source close to the Republican told CNN Friday.

“We have definitely shifted gears, there is no question about that,” the source said. “He's running until he says he's not.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Haley Barbour
White House announces new appointees to faith council
February 4th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
4 years ago

White House announces new appointees to faith council

Washington (CNN)–The White House announced a dozen appointments to its faith advisory council on Friday, with the leader of the nation’s largest evangelical group and the head of the nation’s leading Christian denomination serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are both on the list.

National Association of Evangelicals President Leif Anderson and Nancy Wilson, head of the and Metropolitan Community Church – the nation’s largest denomination expressly serving LGBT Americans – are among the appointees to the panel, which was launched by President Barack Obama in 2009.

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Filed under: President Obama • Religion
FEC increases campaign contribution limits
February 4th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
4 years ago

FEC increases campaign contribution limits

Washington (CNN) - Candidates running for federal office should expect slightly larger donations during the next election cycle.

The Federal Election Commission announced today that it is increasing the amount individuals can contribute to political campaigns and national parties.
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Filed under: FEC • Fundraising
This Sunday, exclusively on State of the Union
February 4th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

This Sunday, exclusively on State of the Union

As the second week of protests comes to an end, the discussion turns to America's standing in the Middle East and what's next for Egypt and the region. Joining us will be former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - exclusive, live and in-studio.

Then, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Edward S. Walker, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Negroponte, who shared their insights with us on last Sunday’s broadcast, join us again to assess the latest developments in this ever-changing story.
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Filed under: State of the Union
'O' novel debuts to slow sales
February 4th, 2011
02:23 PM ET
4 years ago

'O' novel debuts to slow sales

Washington (CNN) – The highly anticipated novel "O" debuted last month to surprisingly slow sales and sold only 2,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Bookscan. This comes after months of speculation and publicity over who its anonymous author might be.

Time Magazine published a report January 27th that Arizona Sen. John McCain's former political adviser, Mark Salter, was the author. Salter has yet to confirm or deny these reports.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Political Circus: 'Sarah Palin' gets trademarked
February 4th, 2011
01:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: 'Sarah Palin' gets trademarked

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

What's in a name?

A lot if you're one of the Palins.

Politics Daily reports that Sarah Palin's lawyer has filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the names "Sarah Palin" and "Bristol Palin."
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Filed under: Political Circus • Sarah Palin
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