Last WWI vet likely not to have Capitol Rotunda honor
March 3rd, 2011
08:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Last WWI vet likely not to have Capitol Rotunda honor

Washington (CNN) - The last living U.S. World War I veteran, who passed away this week, will receive an honors burial at Arlington National Ceremony, but he likely will not be honored in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as many had hoped.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-West Virginia, had introduced a resolution in the Senate that would authorize the use of the Capitol to honor Frank Buckles.
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Biden holds bipartisan talks to break spending stalemate
March 3rd, 2011
07:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden holds bipartisan talks to break spending stalemate

Washington (CNN) - White House officials led by Vice President Joe Biden met for the first time Thursday with House and Senate leaders in both parties to begin negotiations on major differences over government funding levels and spending cuts.

According to multiple sources familiar with the meeting, negotiators agreed to hold Senate votes on each side's position, in the hopes of demonstrating the necessity of compromise to powerful voices in both parties who have been resisting a deal.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
After ban, Harvard to allow ROTC back on campus
March 3rd, 2011
07:39 PM ET
3 years ago

After ban, Harvard to allow ROTC back on campus

(CNN) – Harvard moved Thursday to allow ROTC programs to set up on campus, after years of restricting the U.S. military's access in claiming that its "don't ask, don't tell" policy discriminated against gay and lesbian
service members.

School President Drew Faust will sign an agreement with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to reestablish a home for Reserve Officer Training Corps on the Cambridge, Massachusetts, university campus, the school announced in a press release.

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Filed under: Don't Ask Don't Tell • ROTC
Interest groups spending millions on TV ads in Wisconsin
March 3rd, 2011
06:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Interest groups spending millions on TV ads in Wisconsin

Washington (CNN) - A major union and an influential conservative interest group have each spent $1 million on television commercials in Wisconsin over the past two months in an effort to try and shape public opinion on the issues of collective bargaining and budget cuts.

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO and the Club for Growth Wisconsin account for $2 million of the more than $2.5 million worth of TV ads that have run statewide in the last 60 days, according to a new analysis conducted by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, CNN's consultant on political and issue advertising.
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Filed under: AFL-CIO • Club for Growth • Wisconsin
Lady Gaga concert will be used to raise money for Florida Democrats
March 3rd, 2011
06:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Lady Gaga concert will be used to raise money for Florida Democrats

Washington (CNN) – "I want your love" won't be the only lyrics rock star Lady Gaga sings from her top ten repertoire but Florida Democrats will be singing right along as they use tickets to her concert as a lure for donors.

The Sunshine state's Democrats hope to raise funds for its "House Victory 2012" campaign by selling tickets to Gaga's April 16 concert in Tampa. That's according to the St. Petersburg Times.
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Filed under: Democrats • Florida
Budget held hostage: Day 154
March 3rd, 2011
06:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Budget held hostage: Day 154

New York (CNNMoney) - Thursday was the 154th day the federal government has operated without a budget.

It's also the day that President Obama took the reins and deployed top-ranking officials to talk the matter over with congressional leaders from both parties.

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Filed under: Budget • CNNMoney.com
Greg Craig joins John Edward's team
March 3rd, 2011
06:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Greg Craig joins John Edward's team

(CNN) - Former White House Counsel Greg Craig confirms to CNN he and several of his colleagues are now working for John Edwards as part of his legal team adding inside-the-beltway firepower as he hopes to stave off federal charges.

"Senator Edwards asked me to help him, and I agreed to do so. He has not violated any laws," Craig told CNN.
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Political leaders debate budget stalemate
March 3rd, 2011
05:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Political leaders debate budget stalemate

Washington (CNN) – White House officials led by Vice President Joe Biden met for the first time Thursday with House and Senate leaders in both parties to begin negotiations on major differences over spending cuts.

The meeting, held on Capitol Hill, was prompted by congressional Democrats who implored the White House to get more involved in the battle with Republicans over spending.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
Preston on Politics: Campaign for GOP nod began in 2009
March 3rd, 2011
04:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Preston on Politics: Campaign for GOP nod began in 2009

Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich's decision to acknowledge publicly he is exploring a White House bid will be seen as a significant moment, a line drawn in the sand that will mark the official beginning of the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Except, the start of the 2012 campaign dates to 2009 when several candidates began taking strategic steps toward a run for the GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2012 • GOP
Huckabee team defends 'madrassas' comment
March 3rd, 2011
04:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee team defends 'madrassas' comment

(CNN)–Mike Huckabee's political committee is defending comments the former Arkansas governor made Wednesday that referred to President Barack Obama as growing up around Muslim madrassas.

"People who read the Governor's full comments about the President in his new book will completely understand – but those who don't, probably won't hear the whole story," Hogan Gidley, Executive Director of HuckPAC, said today in a statement to CNN.
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Filed under: Mike Huckabee • President Obama
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