Meghan McCain expects HBO movie to 'crucify' her family, Palin
April 1st, 2011
12:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Meghan McCain expects HBO movie to 'crucify' her family, Palin

Washington (CNN) – Add Meghan McCain to the list of those who are not looking forward to HBO's upcoming adaptation of "Game Change" - the 2009 book by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin that provided an inside look into the last presidential race.

In her regular column Friday for the website The Daily Beast, McCain suggests she found the book itself reviling and says she expects the movie to "crucify" her family and Sarah Palin.
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This Sunday on State of the Union
April 1st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

This Sunday on State of the Union

Gen. James Jones (Ret.) joins us exclusively, live and in-studio, for his first Sunday show interview since leaving the White House last October. We’ll ask President Obama’s former national security adviser about the conflict in Libya and the role of U.S. military assets going forward.
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Florida GOP chairman: We can go fifth
April 1st, 2011
09:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Florida GOP chairman: We can go fifth

Washington (CNN) - The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida says he's open to moving his state's primary date from the first to the fifth position on the 2012 presidential nominating calendar.

The statement Thursday night by RPOF Chairman Dave Bitner came hours after the South Carolina and Iowa Republican parties demanded that the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa be re-located to a different state unless Florida Republicans move their presidential primary to a later date.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Republican National Committee • South Carolina
Borger: Is the U.S. now 'just one of the boys'?
April 1st, 2011
09:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Borger: Is the U.S. now 'just one of the boys'?

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN) - To recap: The United States and its allies are scrambling to defeat Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. There's a no-fly zone, a freezing of assets, threats about prosecution in international courts and an arms embargo. We're trying to get Gadhafi to surrender - and, hopefully, leave.

And, by the way, the president has secretly ordered the CIA to try to figure out just who the rebels are - and whether they're a dependable enough crew, worthy of our money or our arms. "We haven't ruled out arming the rebels," a senior administration official tells me. "But there are a lot of questions that need to be answered first - including whether they are even trained to use what we might give them."
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Bush warns of fallout from early Afghanistan exit
April 1st, 2011
08:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Bush warns of fallout from early Afghanistan exit

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush is worried the U.S. might pull out of Afghanistan too early to the detriment of that country's women.

In an interview with Fox News that aired Thursday, Bush warned that Afghan women will "suffer" should the Obama administration decide to downscale troop levels there.
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March jobs report: Jobs gain, unemployment falls
April 1st, 2011
08:51 AM ET
3 years ago

March jobs report: Jobs gain, unemployment falls

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – The job market continued to improve in March as strong business hiring took the unemployment rate to its lowest level in two years.

The economy gained 216,000 jobs in the month. That's better than the gain of 180,000 predicted by economists surveyed by CNNMoney, and also a significant improvement over the 194,000 jobs added in February.
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Filed under: Economy • unemployment
CNN Poll: Americans flunk budget IQ test
April 1st, 2011
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Americans flunk budget IQ test

Washington (CNN) – If you think cutting the government's budget is as easy as taking the ax to some unpopular federal programs, a new national poll suggests that you should think again.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday, most Americans think that the government spends a lot more money than it actually does on such unpopular programs as foreign aid and public broadcasting.
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Filed under: Budget • CNN poll • Polls
April 1st, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – March 11-13 – Federal Budget

TOPICS: How much federal government spends on individual programs

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
South Carolina prepares for 2012 spotlight
Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
April 1st, 2011
05:00 AM ET
3 years ago

South Carolina prepares for 2012 spotlight

Washington (CNN) – Iowa and New Hampshire: get ready to share the stage.

April is shaping up as the unofficial launch of the South Carolina campaign, with several potential Republican presidential candidates readying appearances in the first-in-the-south primary state and a flurry of 2012 straw polls planned for local party events from the conservative upstate on down to the coast.
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • South Carolina
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, April 1, 2011
April 1st, 2011
04:37 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, April 1, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Obama administration pushes dual-track policy in Libya
Despite having CIA agents on the ground and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's exit as stated policy, U.S. officials continue to say the NATO-led military mission in Libya is only for its authorized humanitarian purposes. The seeming discrepancy is part of a delicate diplomatic posture by the Obama administration on the complex overseas operation that involves a U.N. Security Council resolution, a multinational military force and the symbolism of presidential statements and actions. With the military mission shifting Thursday to a new phase of full NATO control after initial U.S. leadership, divisions among alliance partners and within Congress became more evident, exacerbated by the administration's differing military and political goals.

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