Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels still deciding on presidential campaign
April 30th, 2011
03:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels still deciding on presidential campaign

(CNN)-Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' potential run for the Republican presidential nomination is still up in the air. The governor refused to settle the will-he-or-won't-he question Saturday when he told reporters "you can't announce a decision you haven't made."

When a reporter pointed out that the issues Daniels has handled as chief executive of Indiana are similar to those of someone who may have ambition for higher office, Daniel quipped, "It occurred to me while I was making my breakfast this morning, if I switched from oatmeal to corn flakes, someone would say it's a move to the Iowa Caucus. It's just a weird time."
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Mitch Daniels
Romney quickly moves to clarify misstep
April 30th, 2011
12:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney quickly moves to clarify misstep

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney quickly moved to clarify a misstep as he metaphorically discussed hanging bad economic news around the neck of President Obama Friday night. His spokesman called stories about the gaffe "a ridiculous exaggeration of his actual comments."

It happened as Romney was speaking at a forum on job creation and spending last night in Manchester, New Hampshire, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
President, GOP wrestle with rising gas prices in weekly addresses
April 30th, 2011
11:20 AM ET
3 years ago

President, GOP wrestle with rising gas prices in weekly addresses

Washington (CNN)-President Obama reflected on pain at the gas pump during his weekly address Saturday.

Noting figures that suggest the economy is growing again with an increase of almost 2 million private sector jobs over the last 13 months, the president recognized it's "still too hard to find a job" and "rising gas prices mean real pain for our families at the pump."
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Filed under: Energy • gas prices • GOP weekly address • President Obama
Guess who's coming to dinner
April 30th, 2011
09:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Guess who's coming to dinner

Washington (CNN) – Saturday night the stars will shine just a bit more brightly in the nation’s capital when the White House Correspondents' Association hosts it annual dinner at the Washington Hilton.

The ballroom will once again be at capacity. All 262 tables are sold out. That means over 2,600 men and women decked out in their finest trying to see and be seen. Here is a list of invited guests scheduled to attend this year’s dinner:

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Judge rules John Edwards must be deposed again in sex-tape lawsuit
April 29th, 2011
07:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Judge rules John Edwards must be deposed again in sex-tape lawsuit

(CNN) – A North Carolina judge ruled Friday that one-time presidential candidate John Edwards must testify more in a lawsuit pitting his former mistress against a top Edwards aide, lawyers said.

Edwards has given a deposition in the lawsuit of Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child, against Andrew Young, a key figure in the politician's 2008 presidential campaign. Hunter is suing Young to reclaim materials that she says belong to her, including an alleged sex tape that involves Edwards.

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Filed under: John Edwards
Daniels to sign controversial Planned Parenthood bill
April 29th, 2011
06:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Daniels to sign controversial Planned Parenthood bill

Washington (CNN) - Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said Friday he will sign a bill to cut off much of the federal funds aimed for Planned Parenthood's chapter in his state. The group had said the bill will eliminate key health services for many women in the state.

"I commissioned a careful review of access to services across the state and can confirm that all non-abortion services, whether family planning or basic women's health, will remain readily available in every one of our 92 counties," he said in a written statement.
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Filed under: Mitch Daniels • Planned Parenthood
New attack ads aimed at Brown, McCaskill
April 29th, 2011
05:55 PM ET
3 years ago

New attack ads aimed at Brown, McCaskill

(CNN)-The League of Women Voters launched an ad attack without party boundaries Friday as they singled out Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, whom they accuse of supporting "polluters," not people. In scathing ads released for television in Boston, St. Louis, and Jefferson City as well as online, the nonpartisan advocacy group calls out both senators for voting to block air pollution standards.

"Senator McCaskill voted to block EPA's implementation of the Clean Air Act and allow big companies to continue pumping unlimited amounts of carbon dioxide pollution into the air for at least another two years," states one, while the other declares, "Sen. Brown voted for legislation that would stop the EPA from making badly-needed updates to clean air safeguards to protect public health from carbon pollution."
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • EPA • Scott Brown
President meets with Giffords
April 29th, 2011
05:48 PM ET
3 years ago

President meets with Giffords

Kennedy Space Center, Florida (CNN)–President Obama and the first lady went to the final launch site for the space shuttle Endeavour Friday where Obama personally visited with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for about 10 minutes, a White House official said.

Obama also met the entire Endeavour crew, including Gifford's husband and mission commander Mark Kelly.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • President Obama
When political speech turns profane
April 29th, 2011
05:29 PM ET
3 years ago

When political speech turns profane

Washington (CNN) – F#&$. S%&!. A@$.

Not quite the language you'd expect from U.S. politicians. But that's never stopped them from expressing themselves, in private and in public, as we saw during a recent speech by Donald Trump to supporters in Las Vegas.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Donald Trump • Jimmy Carter • Joe Biden • John Kerry • political speech • President Obama
Texas Gov. Rick Perry laments lack of federal aid for wildfires
April 29th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry laments lack of federal aid for wildfires

(CNN)- Republican Gov. Rick Perry accused President Obama of neglecting Texas Thursday when he slammed the administration for failing to declare a disaster in the wildfire-damaged state.

"You see hundreds of thousands of acres of Texas burning and you know that there will soon be emergency declarations, and we did that now a couple of weeks ago, but still no response from this administration," he told local news radio station WOAI in an interview.
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Filed under: President Obama • Rick Perry • Texas
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