Bachmann heads to New Hampshire in March
February 16th, 2011
09:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann heads to New Hampshire in March

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann will visit New Hampshire on March 11 and 12. It will be the Minnesota Republican's first visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state of this 2012 presidential cycle.

CNN has learned details of the potential presidential candidate's travels.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • New Hampshire
Poll: Voters divided between Obama and a Republican
February 16th, 2011
08:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Voters divided between Obama and a Republican

(CNN) - Registered voters are split over who they will support in the next presidential election, according to a new poll. The Gallup survey released Wednesday showed 45 percent of registered voters would support President Obama and 45 percent would support a no-name Republican candidate in a hypothetical 2012 match-up.

Four percent said they would support a different candidate and six percent had no opinion. But the new figures show little change from the same survey taken in February 2010 when President Obama received support from 44 percent of registered voters and the Republican candidate received 42 percent.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls • President Obama • Republicans
February 16th, 2011
07:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Thousands march in Wisconsin over proposed budget cuts

(CNN) - Furor over a bill that would strip Wisconsin public employees of most of their collective bargaining rights and have them pay dramatically more for benefits drew at least 10,000 protesters to the state Capitol Wednesday and forced the cancellation of classes in one large school district because of a teacher sick-out.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker said he is dealing with a budget crisis. Employees and unions contend his bill is an assault on worker rights.

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Bank of America subpoenaed over Countrywide loans
February 16th, 2011
07:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Bank of America subpoenaed over Countrywide loans

New York (CNNMoney) - Bank of America was subpoenaed Wednesday over a loan program that may have given influential people sweetheart deals on their mortgages.

The subpoena was issued by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California who has doggedly pursued the issue for several years.

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Filed under: Congress • Darrell Issa
Palin comic book (part two)
February 16th, 2011
06:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin comic book (part two)

Seattle, WA (CNN) - Sarah Palin is getting the comic book treatment, again.

On Wednesday, a Washington-state comic book company released their sequel to an illustrated biography on the former Alaska Governor.
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Your Congress at work: Lawmakers on contraception for wild horses
February 16th, 2011
06:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Your Congress at work: Lawmakers on contraception for wild horses

Washington (CNN) - The issue of dragging wild horses away was the topic of a House floor debate Wednesday. Wild horses and burros, actually.

Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton says the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) needs to saddle-up and find a better way to manage the horses and burros that graze public lands. The holding pens they're put in are expensive and Burton wants to cut $2 million from the "Management of Lands and Resources" account of BLM.
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Political odd couple testifies
February 16th, 2011
06:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Political odd couple testifies

Washington (CNN) - On Capitol Hill, you more often than not find organized labor and the Chamber of Commerce on opposite sides.

But on Wednesday AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue made for a political odd couple in their first joint public appearance. The two were testifying before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in favor of more infrastructure spending, and the irony was not lost on either man.
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Obama calls injured reporter Lara Logan
February 16th, 2011
06:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama calls injured reporter Lara Logan

Washington (CNN) - President Obama called injured CBS correspondent Lara Logan today according to a White House official. Logan, who had been covering the Egyptian revolution, was separated from her camera crew Friday in Tahrir Square as thousands of Egyptians gathered to celebrate President Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

A statement released Tuesday by CBS News said the correspondent "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers."

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Obama to meet with Zuckerberg
February 16th, 2011
05:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to meet with Zuckerberg

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will meet with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other business leaders when he visits San Francisco Thursday, according to a source familiar with the arrangements. The topics will be promoting American innovation and the president's stated commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy according to a White House official.

But at Wednesday's first press briefing by new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, reporters wanted to know if Zuckerberg and the president might discuss Facebook and the role of social media in the Egyptian revolution and similar unrest in other North African countries. Carney's answer: "the purpose of the discussion is on innovation. You know, obviously, other topics could come up."

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Filed under: Facebook • White House
Senator tells of sexual, physical abuse
February 16th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Senator tells of sexual, physical abuse

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, said that he was sexually abused by a camp counselor at the age of 10, and physically and psychologically abused by his stepfathers, in an interview scheduled to air Sunday on CBS.

"Fortunately, nothing was ever fully consummated, so to speak," Brown said of the sexual abuse. "But it was certainly, back then, very traumatic."
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