McCain gets cast
March 23rd, 2011
09:26 PM ET
4 years ago

McCain gets cast

(CNN) - Casting continues for HBO's upcoming movie "Game Change," based on the bestselling book that chronicled the 2008 presidential campaign.

Four-time Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris is set to play John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, according to a release from HBO.
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Remembering Elizabeth Taylor as a senator’s wife
1981: After a long absence, film star Elizabeth Taylor returns to the stage as the lead character in Lillian Hellman's play 'Little Foxes'. Here she attends an after show reception in the company of her husband, politician John Warner.
March 23rd, 2011
09:02 PM ET
4 years ago

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor as a senator’s wife

Washington (CNN) - A politician’s wife was one of Elizabeth Taylor’s more unusual roles.

Former Sen. John Warner, who was then chairman of the nation’s bicentennial, met Taylor when Queen Elizabeth visited the United States in July 1976.
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Filed under: John Warner • Virginia
Politics and baseball for the vice president
March 23rd, 2011
08:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Politics and baseball for the vice president

(CNN) - Campaign politics came to Florida Wednesday with the arrival of Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden was in the sunshine state to campaign for incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, and he took time to criticize Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott for turning down federal money for a high-speed rail project, a move Biden said will hurt business in the state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Nelson • Florida • Joe Biden
Maine governor orders labor mural takedown
March 23rd, 2011
08:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Maine governor orders labor mural takedown

(CNN) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered a 36-foot mural depicting the state's labor history be removed from the lobby of the Department of Labor headquarters building in Augusta, Maine, according to LePage's office.

The plan put forth by the Republican's administration also includes renaming several department conference rooms that carry names of pro-labor icons.
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Filed under: AFL-CIO • Maine
Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in Washington
Elizabeth Taylor and Nancy Reagan applaud during the GOP convention held in July of 1980.
March 23rd, 2011
06:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in Washington

(CNN) Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor had a lesser-known side as political activist and politician's wife.

Taylor, who died today at 79, married her sixth husband, former Republican Senator John Warner in 1976, and was an active figure during his 1978 campaign. The glamour Taylor brought to the campaign trail was said to have helped Warner gain the popularity that ultimately helped him win the seat as Virginia's senator.
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Filed under: Elizabeth Taylor • John Warner • Washington
Trump again questions Obama's birthplace
March 23rd, 2011
05:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Trump again questions Obama's birthplace

(CNN) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump called on President Barack Obama Wednesday to produce his birth certificate and prove he was born in the United States.

"I want him to show his birth certificate. I want him to show his birth certificate," Trump said on ABC's "The View." "There's something on that birth certificate that he doesn't like."
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • President Obama
Trio of presidential contenders woo evangelicals over home schooling
March 23rd, 2011
05:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Trio of presidential contenders woo evangelicals over home schooling

Washington (CNN) - Christian evangelicals will surely have a major say in who becomes the next Republican presidential nominee.  On Wednesday, a trio of conservative possible presidential contenders courted evangelicals with full-throated support for one group's cause.

The potential presidential candidates are Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain.  At an event in Des Moines, Iowa, all three expressed adamant support for home schooling to a group organized around that issue.
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Filed under: Herman Cain • Michele Bachmann • Ron Paul
Libya questions swirl as Obama comes home
March 23rd, 2011
04:39 PM ET
4 years ago

Libya questions swirl as Obama comes home

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is returning home Wednesday to a firestorm of criticism over his handling of the crisis in Libya, and mounting calls for a clearer explanation of U.S. policy in the war-torn North African nation.

The president, who just wrapped up a five-day trip to Latin America, has insisted that the goal of the U.N.-sanctioned military mission is strictly to prevent a humanitarian crisis. Specifically, the mission is meant to prevent a slaughter of Libyan rebels and other civilians by forces loyal to strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

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Filed under: Libya • President Obama
Rep. Flake meets dead end on immigration reform
March 23rd, 2011
04:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Rep. Flake meets dead end on immigration reform

(CNN) – GOP Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake is reversing his position on immigration, according to a report in The Arizona Republic. The six-term Congressman, who was a staunch proponent of broad immigration reform including a pathway to citizenship, has had a change of heart.

"In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform – increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do. I've been down that road, and it is a dead end," Flake is expected to announce in a statement on his website, according to the article. His congressional office has not responded to a CNN request for the statement.
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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Jeff Flake
Obama administration tells Hill aides U.S. 'not at war' with Libya
March 23rd, 2011
03:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama administration tells Hill aides U.S. 'not at war' with Libya

Washington (CNN) - As coalition planes cleared ground threats to support a no fly zone over Libya, the Obama administration briefed a bipartisan group of congressional aides Tuesday on the mission.

According to one official who attended the briefing in the Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium, the panel (recently removed Ambassador to Libya, two military, two intelligence and one treasury official) made clear that the U.S. is "not at war" with Libya.
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Filed under: Capitol Hill • Libya • President Obama
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