Gotta Watch: Behind the scenes of the Reagan shooting
March 18th, 2011
12:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Gotta Watch: Behind the scenes of the Reagan shooting

(CNN) Breaking news, 1981-style – It's hard to believe it's been 30 years this month since the failed assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. CNN – less than a year on the air as the world's first 24-hour news network – sprang into breaking news mode to report initial details of the attack.

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Giuliani back to New Hampshire, but is he serious about running?
March 18th, 2011
11:29 AM ET
4 years ago

Giuliani back to New Hampshire, but is he serious about running?

(CNN) - Rudy Giuliani is returning for the first time since October to New Hampshire, the state that traditionally holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

The former New York City mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, who's thinking of making another bid for the GOP nomination, is scheduled to keynote fundraiser Friday night for the Manchester, New Hampshire Republican Committee.
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Rudy Giuliani
Democrats outpace GOP in fundraising, but carry more debt
March 18th, 2011
11:02 AM ET
4 years ago

Democrats outpace GOP in fundraising, but carry more debt

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised slightly more money than its Republican counterpart in February, but carries nearly $8 million more in debt heading into the 2012 elections.

The DCCC collected $5.2 million last month and has $5.9 in the bank, but has a debt of $17.3 million, according to data that will be filed with the Federal Election Commission. Conversely, the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $4.9 million in February, has $4.3 million cash-on-hand with a debt of $9.5 million, according to its monthly filing.
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President heading home next month for party event
March 18th, 2011
10:42 AM ET
4 years ago

President heading home next month for party event

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will head back to his hometown next month to headline a Democratic party event.

The president will be the main attraction at a Democratic National Committee gathering in Chicago on April 14, a Democrat with knowledge of the event confirms to CNN. The Chicago Tribune, which first reported word of Obama's appearance back in Chicago, terms the event a fundraiser.
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First Obama, now Biden, to help Nelson in Florida
March 18th, 2011
10:21 AM ET
4 years ago

First Obama, now Biden, to help Nelson in Florida

Washington (CNN) – Call it a one-two White House punch for Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida.

Vice President Joe Biden heads to Florida next week to help raise campaign cash for the two-term Democratic senator, who could face a challenging re-election next year.
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Filed under: Bill Nelson • Joe Biden
This Sunday on State of the Union...
March 18th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
4 years ago

This Sunday on State of the Union...

We’ll assess the future of nuclear energy in the U.S. with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

Then, we’ll get an update on Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant with Sharron Squassoni, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. And radiation epidemiologist John Boice will join us to discuss the effects of radiation exposure and the dangers facing thousands of Japanese.
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Arizona Senate defeats controversial birthright measures
March 18th, 2011
09:51 AM ET
4 years ago

Arizona Senate defeats controversial birthright measures

(CNN) - A series of hot-button immigration bills in Arizona that in part proposed stripping citizenship rights of children of illegal immigrants went down in defeat Thursday, averting for now a legal showdown that would likely have reached the Supreme Court.

A divided state Senate voted against a string of proposals that aimed to deny citizenship rights to children of illegal immigrants born in the United States, prevent illegal immigrants from acquiring drivers' licenses, and require schools and hospitals to check the legal status of students and patients before offering services.
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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration
Behind the scenes: How the GOP is selling its budget plan to itself
March 18th, 2011
09:41 AM ET
4 years ago

Behind the scenes: How the GOP is selling its budget plan to itself

Washington (CNN) – In a small conference room deep inside the Capitol, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan could be mistaken for a traveling salesman at a business meeting.

Using a PowerPoint presentation with alarming charts and frightening graphs, the Wisconsin Republican is trying to sell the need to tackle the politically explosive parts of the budget that have driven America's deep debt - entitlements.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Paul Ryan
Obama is checked out, Gingrich says
March 18th, 2011
08:27 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama is checked out, Gingrich says

(CNN) - President Obama has checked out, Newt Gingrich says.

Appearing on Fox News Thursday, the former House Speaker and likely presidential candidate kept up his criticisms of Obama for appearing on ESPN earlier in the week to reveal his NCAA tournament bracket.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • President Obama
CNN Poll: Gas price spike behind pessimism on economy
March 18th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: Gas price spike behind pessimism on economy

Washington (CNN) - The number of Americans who think the economy is in poor shape has risen to its highest level in two years, according to a new national poll. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday also suggests that the spike in gasoline prices may be a contributing factor to that rise.

Eighty-four percent of people questioned in the poll rate current economic conditions in the country as poor, up nine points from January.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Economy • Energy • Polls
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