Barbour's wife 'horrified' at presidential prospects
April 1st, 2011
09:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Barbour's wife 'horrified' at presidential prospects

(CNN)- The wife of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says she is "horrified" that her husband is seriously considering a bid for the presidency.

In an interview with CNN affiliate WLOX in Biloxi, Marsha Barbour admitted the "overwhelming" task of a presidential run is something she may not quite be ready for.
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Filed under: 2012 • Haley Barbour • Mississippi
Jesse Ventura: Palin will 'do what she's told'
April 1st, 2011
08:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Jesse Ventura: Palin will 'do what she's told'

(CNN)–Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says Sarah Palin will be the GOP nominee for president in 2012, and she'll "be controlled by the status quo."

Appearing on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monday at 9 p.m. EST, the one-term Reform Party governor said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is being groomed for the role, though he doesn't care who the presidential nominees are for either party.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Jesse Ventura • Sarah Palin • TV-Piers Morgan
Signs of hope as government shutdown looms
April 1st, 2011
06:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Signs of hope as government shutdown looms

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - With a deadline looming at the end of next week, leaders in both parties sent hopeful signals Friday that they can pass spending legislation to avert a U.S. government shutdown.

"We know that both sides are close. We know that a compromise is within reach," said President Barack Obama.

"We are on the doorstep of a deal," said Sen. Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Senate Democrat.

"I am not preparing for a government shutdown," House Speaker John Boehner told reporters.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
Thousands join fast to protest proposed budget cuts
April 1st, 2011
06:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Thousands join fast to protest proposed budget cuts

Washington (CNN) - Several leaders of progressive organizations announced Friday they will join a group of 6,000 participants in fasting to protest budget cuts that would affect those living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

Executives of MoveOn.org, Service Employees International Union, the Center for Community Change, and ColorOfChange.org are among those that have jumped onboard. They will protest the proposed cuts with fasting, advocacy, and prayer, Tony Hall, former Ambassador to the United Nation Agencies for Food and Agriculture, told CNN.
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'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal ready by summer, Pentagon says
April 1st, 2011
05:30 PM ET
3 years ago

'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal ready by summer, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The military expects to be ready to implement the repeal of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy by midsummer, a top Pentagon official said Friday.

Clifford Stanley - the Defense Department under secretary tasked with overseeing the repeal - told members of a House Armed Services subcommittee that the process will not be rushed "because we want to make sure that it's done right."
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Filed under: Don't Ask Don't Tell • Pentagon
Trump gets Fox News gig
April 1st, 2011
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump gets Fox News gig

Washington (CNN) - There appears to be another sign business mogul Donald Trump is at least considering a White House bid:

He's landed a regular gig at Fox News.
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Filed under: Donald Trump
Bachmann outraises Romney
April 1st, 2011
03:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann outraises Romney

Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the most aggressive fundraisers on Capitol Hill, collected $1.7 million for her re-election campaign during the first three months of the year, a Bachmann adviser told CNN Friday.

And since that money sits in a federal account, it can be transferred to a presidential campaign account should the Tea Party favorite officially join the race for the Republican nomination in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney
Job growth could be good for Obama's job
April 1st, 2011
02:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Job growth could be good for Obama's job

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – A pickup of 216,000 jobs in March is good news for President Obama's bid to keep his own job.

With unemployment edging down to its lowest level since March 2009, President Obama is well-poised to take some credit and enjoy the political after-glow of job growth, political experts say. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.8%, an entire percentage point lower than it was four months ago.

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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama
Obama announces 'clean fleets' program
April 1st, 2011
01:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama announces 'clean fleets' program

(CNN) - President Barack Obama continues his clean energy push Friday by announcing a new National Clean Fleets Partnership that works with major companies to cut gasoline consumption by their trucks.

The program is part of Obama's plan announced Wednesday to reduce U.S. oil imports by a third by 2025.

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Filed under: President Obama
Political Circus: GOP 'endorses' Obama 2012 bid
April 1st, 2011
12:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: GOP 'endorses' Obama 2012 bid

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

April Fools!

President Obama should be re-elected in 2012, according to a spoof re-election ad paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

"Today, we celebrate a president that brought Americans together (images then appear of Tea Party protests) ... celebrate the end to our dependence on American energy (image showing gas prices, referring to U.S. dependence on foreign oil).
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Filed under: NRSC • President Obama
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