Pawlenty unveils finance team
March 28th, 2011
09:51 AM ET
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Pawlenty unveils finance team

(CNN) – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is raising the curtain on a 16-member fundraising team for his expected run for the White House.

A source close to Pawlenty confirms to CNN the Monday unveiling, which comes one week after the former governor announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee.
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Obama Libya speech 'in development for weeks'
March 28th, 2011
09:26 AM ET
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Obama Libya speech 'in development for weeks'

Washington (CNN) – President Obama’s Libya speech began taking shape late last week, but the “themes have been in development for weeks,” according to a senior administration official.

Those themes “have been reflected in what the president and others have been saying about Libya all along,” the official added.
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McCain won't watch 'Game Change'
March 28th, 2011
09:16 AM ET
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McCain won't watch 'Game Change'

(CNN) - He is set to be portrayed by a four-time Oscar nominee, but Arizona Sen. John McCain says he has no intention of watching Ed Harris' upcoming interpretation of him.

"He's a very fine actor and a great actor," McCain said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. "I obviously haven't read the book, so I don't think I'll be watching the film."
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Senior adviser from 2008 rejoins Romney's team
March 28th, 2011
08:53 AM ET
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Senior adviser from 2008 rejoins Romney's team

(CNN) - A key adviser to Mitt Romney's 2008 bid for the White House is returning to the fold, another sign that the former Massachusetts governor is building up to what appears to be another run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Romney's Free and Strong America PAC announced Monday that Lanhee Chen will join the political action committee as policy director. Chen served as Romney's chief domestic policy adviser during the 2008 campaign. Chen was also a health policy adviser to President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign and served at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Bush administration.
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Details of Ferraro funeral services revealed
March 28th, 2011
08:30 AM ET
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Details of Ferraro funeral services revealed

(CNN) – Funeral services for former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro will be held Thursday Morning in New York City, according to a family statement.

It will be a private service at Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer for family and friends and closed to the press, according to the statement.
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Obama to defend Libya policy in speech
March 28th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
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Obama to defend Libya policy in speech

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama plans to address the nation at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday following calls from all quarters for the U.S. leader to clarify why he sent troops to enforce the U.N.-authorized military mission.

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the president's Libya policy.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, March 28, 2011
March 28th, 2011
04:13 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, March 28, 2011

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CNN: Obama's Libya decision debated before speech to nation
Presidential leadership or kowtowing to allies? Abuse of power or decisive action in the face of imminent catastrophe? Supporters and critics used Sunday talk shows to debate President Barack Obama's Libya policy on Sunday, the day before the president addresses the nation on the issue. The speech Monday night follows calls from all quarters for Obama to clarify the reason he sent U.S. forces to head the U.N.-authorized military mission intended to prevent Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from unleashing his military on his own people. Obama has said that U.S. policy is the ouster of Gadhafi. However, the mandate of the military coalition is only to enforce a no-fly zone and arms embargo in Libya while taking other necessary steps to protect civilians.

CNN: Lieberman: Libya mission sets precedent
Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Sen. Joe Lieberman said if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacks his own people, an international coalition should intervene as they did in Libya. "If Assad does what Gadhafi was doing, which is to threaten and go house-to-house and kill anybody who's not on his side. There's a precedent now that the world community has set in Libya. And it's the right one," Lieberman, I-Connecticut, said on "Fox News Sunday." "We're not going to stand by and allow this Assad to slaughter his people like his father did years ago."

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