Obama takes flak for ESPN appearance
President Obama takes a turn at a CBS microphone during a 2010 Georgetown/Duke basketball game (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
March 16th, 2011
03:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama takes flak for ESPN appearance

(CNN) – Republicans are taking aim at President Obama Wednesday for appearing on an ESPN segment to reveal his bracket picks for the NCAA Basketball tournament.

The GOP's beef?  The president should be focusing his attention elsewhere.
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Filed under: President Obama
March 16th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – March 11-13 – Favorable Ratings

TOPICS: Favorable ratings for Hillary Clinton, Timothy Geithner, Robert Gates, John Boehner

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Angle running for Congress
March 16th, 2011
02:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Angle running for Congress

(CNN) – Sharron Angle, the conservative firebrand who narrowly lost her bid to unseat Sen. Harry Reid last November, announced Wednesday she will now seek a congressional seat.

In an e-mail to supporters, the former Nevada State Assemblywoman said she plans to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by current GOP Rep. Dean Heller.  Heller, a two-term congressman, announced Tuesday he will run for the Senate seat scandal-plagued John Ensign is giving up.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
Clinton says no to second term
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on March 16, 2011.
March 16th, 2011
01:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton says no to second term

(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN's Wolf Blitzer she does not want to serve a second term as secretary of state or run for president of the United States.

Blitzer sat down with the former 2008 presidential candidate in Cairo.

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Political Circus: No Jane Fonda videos for these congressmen
March 16th, 2011
12:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: No Jane Fonda videos for these congressmen

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

'Bring it'

The Wall Street Journal catches up with some congressmen who are trading in weight benches for a DVD workout described as the "most extreme home fitness training program."

"Every morning at 6:30, about a dozen lawmakers on the P90X A-list gather toward one end of the basketball court in the no-frills, slightly stinky House gym, located near the Capitol," writers Elizabeth Williamson and Patrick O'Connor note.
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Filed under: Aaron Schock • Paul Ryan • Political Circus
Barbour hires key adviser, plans N.H. trip
March 16th, 2011
11:44 AM ET
4 years ago

Barbour hires key adviser, plans N.H. trip

Washington (CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has hired a key political operative and is planning to visit New Hampshire later this month, as he inches closer to a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Michael Dennehy, a veteran of New Hampshire politics, has signed on as an adviser to Barbour's political action committee, Haley's PAC. It is a significant addition to Barbour's political operation as Dennehy is widely respected as an influential operator who oversaw Sen. John McCain's Granite State primary campaigns in 2000 and 2008.
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Filed under: 2012 • Haley Barbour
Gingrich to headline Liberty University conference
March 16th, 2011
11:38 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich to headline Liberty University conference

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich is slated to return to Liberty University in early April, six months after the likely presidential candidate delivered a speech at the Christian school founded by the late evangelical leader Rev. Jerry Falwell.

According to the university, Gingrich will join more than 40 conservatives for The Awakening conference, a gathering that aims to "empower a new revolution" around issues of faith and core social values.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Pawlenty in South Carolina for first time since June
March 16th, 2011
10:56 AM ET
4 years ago

Pawlenty in South Carolina for first time since June

Washington (CNN) – Former Minnesota Gov. and probable 2012 Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty returns to South Carolina Wednesday, his first visit since last June to the state that traditionally holds the first southern primary in the race for the White House.

Pawlenty's scheduled to address a luncheon at the Aiken Republican Club, as well as holding private meetings in the state. A Pawlenty aide tells CNN that he expects that the former two-term governor, in his comments in Aiken, will talk about need to return to common-sense principles including the importance of faith, balancing the budget, and promoting strong national defense. The themes are similar to what Pawlenty talked about in his speech last month in Washington, DC at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina • Tim Pawlenty
Bloomberg's approval hits new low
March 16th, 2011
10:24 AM ET
4 years ago

Bloomberg's approval hits new low

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hit his lowest approval rating in eight years, according to a new poll.

In a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, New York City voters disapproved of the job the three-term mayor is doing, 51 to 39 percent. The numbers are the lowest for Bloomberg since his approval was rated at 51 percent in 2003.
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • Polls
Barbour says unknown status an advantage
March 16th, 2011
08:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Barbour says unknown status an advantage

(CNN) - Mississippi Gov. and possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour says his lack of name identification may actually help him if he decides to take the plunge and run for the White House.

"I start off with hardly any Americans who really know me. There are some political leaders, some elected officials, some reporters, but the average American has no reason to have ever heard of Haley Barbour," the governor said Tuesday during an interview with Radio Iowa.
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Filed under: 2012 • Haley Barbour
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