Pelosi: There is a war on women
April 7th, 2011
06:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Pelosi: There is a war on women

Washington (CNN) - House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told a summit of female activists she believes Republicans are engaged in a war on women and women's rights.

"There is actually a war on women," the minority leader told several hundred activists attending the Women Money Power Summit sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation. "Abortion is one issue but contraception and family planning and birth control are opposed by this crowd too. Understand what is at risk here," Pelosi said, referring to proposals promoted by the new House Republican leadership.
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Filed under: Nancy Pelosi • Republicans
The price of a shutdown
April 7th, 2011
05:37 PM ET
3 years ago

The price of a shutdown

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - So if the federal government shuts down, taxpayers would save a lot of money, right?

Not quite.

It would actually cost taxpayers money. And for every day the shutdown continues, the bill would go up.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown
Military: No problems so far preparing for 'don't ask, don't tell' end
April 7th, 2011
04:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Military: No problems so far preparing for 'don't ask, don't tell' end

Washington (CNN) - Preparations for repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bans openly gay people from the military have gone better than expected so far, military leaders told a House committee Thursday.

"I've been looking for issues, but honestly we haven't seen it," said Gen. James Amos, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant who was perhaps the most resistant of the military chiefs to the repeal measure passed by Congress in December.

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Filed under: Congress • Don't Ask Don't Tell
What happens in a shutdown?
April 7th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
3 years ago

What happens in a shutdown?


Washington (CNN) – A government shutdown may sound like an abstract idea, but at the end of the day it affects actual places and actual people.

CNN Radio's Lisa Desjardins takes a look at what happens if the government shuts down and how it affects different areas of the country.


Filed under: American Sauce • Budget • Government Shutdown
Facebook event: Let's dump trash at Boehner's pad
April 7th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Facebook event: Let's dump trash at Boehner's pad

Washington (CNN) - If the federal government shuts down come Friday, House Speaker John Boehner may be in for quite a mess at his Washington, D.C. residence if some Facebook users have their way.

A Facebook event, entitled "If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash to his house," has popped up and is gaining steam as the shutdown showdown ramps up on Capitol Hill. If the federal government shuts down, one of the District's services that will stop is trash pickup.
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Filed under: Budget • John Boehner
Boehner: Still no budget deal
April 7th, 2011
02:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Boehner: Still no budget deal

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday afternoon that Democrats and Republicans have not yet reached a budget agreement. But "we continue to have productive conversations," he said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, indicated that he and Boehner would return to the White House at 7 p.m. for additional talks.


Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown • Harry Reid • John Boehner
House passes one-week funding bill
April 7th, 2011
02:39 PM ET
3 years ago

House passes one-week funding bill

(CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a one-week government funding bill Thursday that cuts spending by $12 billion and funds the Pentagon for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

The measure is not expected to clear the Democratic-controlled Senate. President Barack Obama has promised to veto the measure if it reaches him because of the programs it would cut.


Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • House
Palin unfavorable rating reaches new high
April 7th, 2011
01:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin unfavorable rating reaches new high

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin is getting more bad polling news: her unfavorable rating has reached an all time high in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey.

According to the new poll released Wednesday, 53 percent of all Americans say they hold a negative or very negative view of the former Alaska governor while only 25 percent give Palin high marks.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Sarah Palin
April 7th, 2011
01:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump: Obama's citizenship may be a 'scam'

(CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who's flirting with a presidential run, continued to question President Obama's birthplace during an appearance on CNN's "Newsroom" Thursday.


Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • TV-CNN Newsroom
Furlough notices arrive on Capitol Hill
Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2011 urging government spending cuts.
April 7th, 2011
01:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Furlough notices arrive on Capitol Hill

(CNN) - CNN has learned that the first furlough notices are being sent out to congressional staffers, explaining to them whether they are considered essential or non-essential — and if they would be expected to come to work in case there is a government shutdown.

See the full announcement here.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Congress • Government Shutdown
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