Mrs. Daniels: family undecided on White House run
February 18th, 2011
07:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Mrs. Daniels: family undecided on White House run

Washington (CNN) - Before he tries to convince voters to put him in the White House, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has a more important audience to sell: his family.

"I think we're all sort of undecided about it," First Lady Cheri Daniels told CNN affiliate WSBT before an appearance in Elkhart, Indiana.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels
Amid the budget cutting, goodbye to Jane Harman
February 18th, 2011
06:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Amid the budget cutting, goodbye to Jane Harman

Washington (CNN) - House members took a quick break from partisan attacks Friday to salute one of their own - Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, whose last day in Congress is February 28.

After voting to cut billions from this year's budget, members made a slightly awkward turn to say goodbye to the long-time congresswoman, who celebrated bipartisanship in her remarks.
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Setback for conservatives as many Republicans reject sharply deeper cuts
February 18th, 2011
05:26 PM ET
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Setback for conservatives as many Republicans reject sharply deeper cuts

Washington (CNN) - In a highly visible setback for fiscal conservatives in the House, many Republicans joined the majority in rejecting an additional $22 billion in budget cuts after heated interparty debate.

The Republicans' free-wheeling and open approach to debate over a resolution to fund the government offered insight into disagreements within the party that played out on the House floor Friday. The head of the conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC), Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, authored an amendment that would have cut 5.5 percent from non-security funding across-the-board-slashing $22 billion more than the $60 billion the GOP leadership already had committed to cutting. The measure failed 147 to 281, with 92 Republicans and all Democrats voting against it.
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Filed under: Budget • Republicans
Sharron Angle on possible 2012 run: 'No, I'm not'
February 18th, 2011
05:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Sharron Angle on possible 2012 run: 'No, I'm not'

Washington (CNN) - Former Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle is getting a fresh round of publicity as she tours the country promoting "The Genesis Code," a Christian film that explores the tension between science and faith.

Angle's travels have taken her to three of the four early presidential caucus and primary states - Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina - something Angle says is by design.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sharron Angle
Senate fundraising by the numbers
February 18th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate fundraising by the numbers

Washington (CNN) - The fundraising outlook is better for Republicans than Democrats this month, since the GOP outraised the current Senate majority party by roughly $200,000.

Though the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee broke its own fundraising record for the first month of an election cycle by bringing in $2.63 million, the National Republican Senatorial Committee edged out Dem fundraising numbers by taking in $2.86 million in the month of January.
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Filed under: DSCC • Fundraising • NRSC
House votes to defund health care law
February 18th, 2011
03:14 PM ET
4 years ago

House votes to defund health care law

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives voted Friday to bar any federal agency from spending money to implement the new health care law.

The vote was on an GOP amendment to a bill that would cut government spending for the rest of this fiscal year, and fell mostly along party lines, 239-187.
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Planned Parenthood debate takes personal turn
February 18th, 2011
03:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Planned Parenthood debate takes personal turn

Washington (CNN) – Disclosing a miscarriage is a powerful revelation for any woman to make. For a US Congresswoman on the House floor, it's downright striking.

During a debate Thursday evening over whether to defund Planned Parenthood, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, described her own personal experience with the dilation and evacuation procedure.
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Filed under: Abortion • Congress
This Sunday on State of the Union
February 18th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

This Sunday on State of the Union

Will the federal government shut down next month? Why can’t lawmakers compromise on a federal budget? We’ll talk domestic politics with the senior senator from New York, Chuck Schumer.

Then, as protests unravel across the Middle East, we’ll assess their implications for the United States with the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar.

Plus, looking ahead with a man who's held nearly every job in Washington, Donald Rumsfeld. He joins us to dissect the recent turmoil in the Middle East, the future of Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, President Obama’s first term and much more.

And finally, with President’s Day around the corner, we’ll close with interviews with two former commanders-in-chief.


Filed under: State of the Union
Nazi symbols show up at Wisconsin rally
February 18th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Nazi symbols show up at Wisconsin rally

Washington (CNN) - The protests outside the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin this week aren't without some eyebrow-raising elements.

CNN producers have spotted at least three Nazi signs in the 25,000 person-deep crowd. Some signs depict Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dressed as Hitler while others show a swastika and call Walker a "fascist dictator."
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Obama to Florida for Nelson fundraiser
February 18th, 2011
02:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to Florida for Nelson fundraiser

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Florida next month to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Bill Nelson, who could face a rough road to re-election next year.

The president will attend the March 4 event along with Nelson and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a source with knowledge of the event. The dinner and reception is being held at the Miami Beach, Florida home of Judith and Michael Adler, large contributors to Democratic candidates and causes.
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Filed under: Bill Nelson • President Obama
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