Very ill child keeps Santorum off the campaign trail
March 28th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Very ill child keeps Santorum off the campaign trail

(CNN) – Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a probable GOP presidential candidate, canceled a trip to Iowa this past weekend because one of his children was very sick.

Aides close to the Pennsylvania Republican tell CNN that Santorum's daughter, Isabella Maria, became very ill on Friday. The three year old girl was born with Trisomy 18, a condition where a person is born with three number 18 chromosomes rather than the normal two. Many newborns suffering from this disease rarely survive beyond a week after birth, with those who do survive battling serious medical conditions.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
TIME: Best Twitter feeds
March 28th, 2011
03:16 PM ET
4 years ago

TIME: Best Twitter feeds

(CNN) - Our colleagues at TIME magazine have published "140 Best Twitter Feeds," a list of those most influencing the conversation in the Twitterverse. Their political list can be found here.

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Filed under: Twitter
Obama re-election campaign to set up shop in Chicago office tower
March 28th, 2011
02:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama re-election campaign to set up shop in Chicago office tower

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama sets up his 2012 re-election campaign, it will be headquartered in a downtown Chicago office building.

A Democratic source confirms to CNN that the re-election campaign will be housed in One Prudential Plaza, a skyscraper which faces the city's Grant Park, where Obama held his 2008 election night victory rally. The story was first reported earlier Monday by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
American Sauce: Spending and shutdown battle 101
March 28th, 2011
02:53 PM ET
4 years ago

American Sauce: Spending and shutdown battle 101

Capitol Hill (CNN) – Consider this a spending battle intervention. Congress has two weeks to come up with another spending bill or government will shut down, sending millions of federal workers home and delighting producers of Sunday talk shows.

Instead of focusing on the potential Smithsonian-closing drama, this week American Sauce offers a cut-to-the-chase map of the spending battle reality.

Congress may get its closest yet to a shutdown and we explain why, without adding exclamation marks about passport offices shuttering.

Want to cut through all the jibber jabber and get your hands around the spending battle that could shut down government? Listen to our podcast here.

Or keep reading for a few bullet points.
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Filed under: American Sauce
Hunger strike aims at congressional cuts
March 28th, 2011
02:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Hunger strike aims at congressional cuts

(CNN) Amid a delicate dance to cut the budget in Congress, agitated religious leaders in Washington said Monday that the cuts being proposed are too deep.

Food aid for people at home and abroad, mosquito nets, and Head Start preschool programs are all on the chopping block. That, many religious leaders say, has crossed a moral line. In response, they have begun a fast – a hunger strike.
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Filed under: Congress
Political Circus: Bloomberg is 'friendly neighborhood Spider-Mike'
March 28th, 2011
01:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Bloomberg is 'friendly neighborhood Spider-Mike'

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

Harnessing his influence

New York City Michael Bloomberg dusted off his acting chops by joining the cast of Broadway musical hits "Mama Mia," "Hair," and "The Little Mermaid" among other shows for the Inner Circle charity dinner, the New York Post reports.
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • Political Circus
Trump is now 'really concerned' about Obama's birthplace
March 28th, 2011
12:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Trump is now 'really concerned' about Obama's birthplace

(CNN) – He off-handedly questioned President Obama's birthplace last week – a comment that drew strong rebukes from some quarters - but now business mogul Donald Trump says he's more concerned than ever that the president was, in fact, not born in the United States.

Trump – who, however improbably, claims to be considering a presidential bid – said Monday that since his first public statement on the issue last week, "a lot of facts are emerging" that are making him question more seriously where Obama was born.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • President Obama
March 28th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – March 18-20 – Budget, Congress, Mood of Nation

TOPICS: Mood of nation, approval ratings of Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress, which party's approach to budget do you prefer?

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: Neither Democrats or GOP have edge in budget battle
March 28th, 2011
11:42 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: Neither Democrats or GOP have edge in budget battle

Washington (CNN) - A new national poll suggests that neither party has an edge as Congress returns to the nation's capital with the clock ticking towards a possible government shutdown in just a week and a half.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday, 46 percent of Americans say they prefer President Barack Obama's approach on budget negotiations, with 45 percent saying they prefer congressional Republicans' approach to the tough choices involved in both cutting programs to reduce the deficit and at the same time maintain needed federal programs.
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Filed under: Congress
Carter in Cuba
March 28th, 2011
11:17 AM ET
4 years ago

Carter in Cuba

(CNN) - Former President Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba on Monday and was received by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

Carter's plane landed about 10:50 a.m. ET.


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