Obama to speak on situation in Libya
March 25th, 2011
07:32 PM ET
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Obama to speak on situation in Libya

(CNN) – President Obama will speak to the nation about Libya at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday from the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., the White House announced.


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White House, taxes and the CEO who shall not be named
March 25th, 2011
06:26 PM ET
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White House, taxes and the CEO who shall not be named

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The Obama administration has been talking about corporate tax reform a lot lately. And so it was on Friday - but not through prepared bullet points.

Reporters peppered White House Press Secretary Jay Carney with questions about a story in the New York Times detailing the efforts of General Electric to avoid paying taxes.

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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama • White House
'Good against evil' in Iowa
March 25th, 2011
05:36 PM ET
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'Good against evil' in Iowa

Washington (CNN) – Several potential Republican candidates emphasized various themes important to social conservatives – a key constituency in Iowa - during speeches there at a conference of several hundred pastors.

On Thursday night, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told the Rediscover God in America event, held in West Des Moines, that the country is in a battle pitting good against evil.
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Filed under: Haley Barbour • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Mike Huckabee • Newt Gingrich
Family medical issue forces Santorum Iowa cancellation
March 25th, 2011
05:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Family medical issue forces Santorum Iowa cancellation

(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum cancelled a Saturday address to a major social conservative conference citing a family medical issue, in a statement released Friday.

A spokeswoman for Santorum said the issue was not related to the former senator's health. He was in Minneapolis en route to Iowa when he decided to change plans.
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Filed under: Rick Santorum
March 25th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
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BREAKING: Obama to hold conference call on Libya with Congress

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will speak about Libya with congressional leaders via conference call at 2 p.m. ET, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

Obama will update the leaders on "what we've accomplished so far" and the transition to NATO leadership, Carney said.

Obama participated in a National Security Council meeting on Libya earlier in the day, Carney noted.


Filed under: Congress • Libya • President Obama
Obama juggles Libya promises, realities
March 25th, 2011
01:23 PM ET
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Obama juggles Libya promises, realities

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The domestic political stakes of America's military intervention in Libya were raised Friday as the Obama administration worked to balance promises of a rapid U.S. transition to a supporting role with an apparent unwillingness among coalition partners to have NATO assume full control of the mission.

Top Republicans insisted critical questions about the mission remain unanswered. One veteran Democratic senator questioned the wisdom of the intervention.
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Filed under: Libya • President Obama
This Sunday on State of the Union
March 25th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
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This Sunday on State of the Union

After seven days of military action in Libya, the United States seeks to hand over power to NATO, but questions remain over whether the mission has been clearly defined – to the military, the Congress and to the American people. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, supports the mission; and former director of the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley will weigh in.
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Connie Mack won't run for Senate
March 25th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Connie Mack won't run for Senate

(CNN) -Rep. Connie Mack has decided not to run for Senate, the Florida Republican announced Friday, a surprise to some political watchers who had considered him the likely frontrunner in what is expected to be a crowded field vying to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

In an interview with the St. Petersburg Times Friday, the three-term congressman cited personal reasons for his decision not to enter the race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connie Mack • Florida
March 25th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
Armey: Daniels should run for White House
March 25th, 2011
11:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Armey: Daniels should run for White House

(CNN) – Dick Armey wants Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to run for president.

The chairman of FreedomWorks, a national organization that provides much of the organization behind the tea party movement, tells CNN that "Mitch is exactly the kind of candidate that our folks across the country are looking for."
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Armey • FreedomWorks • Mitch Daniels
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