'30 Rock' star visits CNN at the White House
April 5th, 2011
08:05 PM ET
3 years ago

'30 Rock' star visits CNN at the White House

Washington (CNN) - The star of the hit television comedy "30 Rock" made a stop at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Actor Alec Baldwin was at the White House for a meeting with staffers over arts funding. While on campus, he stopped by the CNN cameras to tape an interview for HLN's "Joy Behar Show."

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Filed under: Alec Baldwin • White House
Republicans blast Obama, Holder for delay on 9/11 trial
April 5th, 2011
06:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans blast Obama, Holder for delay on 9/11 trial

Washington (CNN) – One day after Attorney General Eric Holder placed the blame squarely on Congress for forcing him to place the 9/11 plot conspirators before a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Congress struck back.

At a congressional hearing dominated by Republican lawmakers and a panel heavy with Obama administration critics, the much-delayed decision was met with derision and accusations of partisan politics.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Eric Holder • President Obama
Wasserman Schultz to chair Democratic National Committee
April 5th, 2011
05:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Wasserman Schultz to chair Democratic National Committee

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida will be named chair of the Democratic National Committee to succeed Tim Kaine, who is running for the U.S. Senate, according to an e-mail sent Tuesday to Democratic supporters.

Two women have previously chaired the DNC - Jean Westwood in 1972 and Debra DeLee in 1994-95.

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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • Tim Kaine
Huntsman heads to New Hampshire
April 5th, 2011
05:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman heads to New Hampshire

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman will travel to New Hampshire in May, further evidence the former Republican Utah governor is considering a run for the White House in 2012.

Huntsman will be the commencement speaker at Southern New Hampshire University May 21st, a University spokesman confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
Trump to address Tea Party rally in Florida
April 5th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump to address Tea Party rally in Florida

Washington (CNN) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump, whether he makes a run for president or not, is stepping up his political travels.

Trump's office confirms that he will address the South Florida Tea Party rally in Boca Raton April 16th, one of a number of tea party events planned around the country during the weekend before the tax deadline.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Tea Party
Romney opens wallet to GOP
April 5th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney opens wallet to GOP

Washington (CNN) – Once again, Mitt Romney's coming to the aid of fellow Republicans.

The former Massachusetts governor and probable 2012 GOP presidential candidate announced on Tuesday that Free and Strong America PAC, his political action committee, is contributing $15,000 each to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
GOP budget: Cut here, cut there, cut everywhere
April 5th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP budget: Cut here, cut there, cut everywhere

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Paul Ryan is a budget cutting machine. His ambitious new proposal tackles Medicaid, Medicare, long-term debt and short-term spending.

Most of the eye-popping $6 trillion in savings over the next decade come from getting a handle on those long-term issues.

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Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • Paul Ryan
Feds to Maine: Reinstall labor mural or repay funding
April 5th, 2011
03:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Feds to Maine: Reinstall labor mural or repay funding

(CNN) - The federal government says it wants back money it provided to Maine if the state's governor does not reinstall a mural the funds helped pay for in its Department of Labor building.

"We understand ... the mural is no longer on display in your headquarters," Gay Gilbert, a senior U.S. Labor Department official, wrote in a letter this week to the Maine department. "Thus, it is no longer being used for an administrative purpose permitted by the Reed Act."

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Filed under: Maine
Daniels to give closely watched DC speech
April 5th, 2011
02:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Daniels to give closely watched DC speech

Washington (CNN) – Days after the expected end of the Indiana legislative term, Gov. Mitch Daniels will come to Washington for a high profile speech on education.

The American Enterprise Institute announced Tuesday that Daniels, a possible Republican presidential candidate, would speak before the group May 4th. Daniels made education reform a centerpiece of his January State of the State address, pushing for voucher programs and expanded charter schools.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels
Democrats, Republicans fail to reach budget deal
April 5th, 2011
02:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats, Republicans fail to reach budget deal

Washington (CNN) – Top White House and congressional negotiators failed to reach an agreement Tuesday on a budget to cover the remainder of the current fiscal year, bringing the federal government closer to a shutdown at the end of the week.

Key Democrats rejected a Republican proposal to keep the government running for one more week at the cost of an additional $12 billion in cuts. Republicans, meanwhile, dismissed Democrats' insistence that there had been an agreement to cut $33 billion for the rest of the fiscal year.

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Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • President Obama • White House
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