March 1st, 2011
04:53 PM ET
Gingrich to meet with Georgia governor on Thursday
March 1st, 2011
04:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich to meet with Georgia governor on Thursday

Washington (CNN) – On the same day Newt Gingrich is expected to announce that he is officially exploring a White House bid, the former House Speaker will meet with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at the state capitol building in Atlanta.

The Thursday afternoon meeting will be "strictly policy related," a spokeswoman for Deal told CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
House passes short-term funding bill
March 1st, 2011
04:21 PM ET
4 years ago

House passes short-term funding bill

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would extend funding for the federal government by another two weeks - through March 18 - while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels.

The bill was approved in a 335-91 vote. Republicans overwhelmingly backed the measure while Democrats were sharply divided.

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Filed under: Budget
Oops! Huckabee says Obama grew up in Kenya
March 1st, 2011
04:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Oops! Huckabee says Obama grew up in Kenya

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee said Monday that President Obama's world view is most certainly colored by where he grew up.

The problem? Huckabee appears to falsely believe the president grew up in Kenya.
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Filed under: Mike Huckabee • President Obama
Dodd goes Hollywood
March 1st, 2011
02:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Dodd goes Hollywood

Washington (CNN) - Former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd will be the new head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the powerful Hollywood lobbying group that advocates for the American motion picture and television industries.

The MPAA on Tuesday officially announced Dodd as their new chairman and chief executive officer. Dodd became a widely speculated candidate for the coveted post after announcing last January that he would not seek reelection, ending a 30-year Senate career.
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Filed under: Chris Dodd
Obama to appear with Jeb Bush on Friday
March 1st, 2011
02:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to appear with Jeb Bush on Friday

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will appear in Miami Friday with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to highlight education as a key element of economic growth.

"The President will deliver remarks on the importance of out-educating our competition" the White House said in a statement.

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Filed under: Florida • Jeb Bush • President Obama
Fourth time the charm in Nebraska Senate race?
March 1st, 2011
02:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Fourth time the charm in Nebraska Senate race?

(CNN) - Another Republican has announced his intent to run against Nebraska Democratic Senator Ben Nelson in 2012– and he is hoping the fourth time is the charm.

Don Stenberg, the current Nebraska State Treasurer, announced Tuesday that he intends to run for the Senate seat currently occupied by Nelson. The Nebraska Attorney General, Republican Jon Bruning, announced his bid for the seat last month. Businessman Pat Flynn is also running for the GOP nomination.
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Filed under: Ben Nelson • Nebraska
House set to pass short-term government funding bill
March 1st, 2011
01:57 PM ET
4 years ago

House set to pass short-term government funding bill

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives is set to vote Tuesday on a bill that would extend funding for the federal government by another two weeks - through March 18 - while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels.

If approved, the measure, which also needs to be cleared by the Senate, would trim spending in earmarks and other programs agreed to by leaders of both political parties. It would prevent a government shutdown after March 4.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
Issa fires top aide
March 1st, 2011
01:18 PM ET
4 years ago

Issa fires top aide

Washington (CNN) – A top aide to California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has been fired after allegations that he improperly shared e-mails with a New York Times reporter surfaced Thursday, according to a statement from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Kurt Bardella, a spokesman and long-time aide for the chairman of the committee, is alleged to have shared e-mails from other reporters with Mark Leibovich, who is penning an inside baseball book about the political culture of Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: Darrell Issa
Romney contributes to congressional Republicans
March 1st, 2011
01:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Romney contributes to congressional Republicans

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's coming to the aid of dozens of Republican members of Congress who he says are trying to cut government spending.

The former Massachusetts governor and probable 2012 GOP presidential candidate announced on Tuesday that Free and Strong America PAC, his political action committee, is contributing $83,500 to 40 House and Senate Republicans.
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