Political Circus: Barney Frank in Playboy
April 15th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Political Circus: Barney Frank in Playboy

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

He's baring it all - in interview

Rep. Barney Frank, the openly gay Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, is featured in the May edition of Playboy.
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Filed under: Barney Frank • Political Circus
House passes GOP budget proposal
April 15th, 2011
02:27 PM ET
4 years ago

House passes GOP budget proposal

(CNN) - The House of Representatives passed the Republican leadership's 2012 budget proposal Friday in a 235-193 vote, approving a blueprint for cutting federal deficits by roughly $4.4 trillion over the next decade while radically overhauling Medicare and Medicaid.

The measure is strongly opposed by President Barack Obama. It has little chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate.

This Sunday on State of the Union...
April 15th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
4 years ago

This Sunday on State of the Union...

With lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum in agreement that big cuts are mandatory, leaders of each party are moving to defend their competing budget proposals – and blast their opponents’. We’ll hear from both sides – Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York will join us, exclusively.

We’ll pivot to foreign affairs and examine the status of U.S. and NATO efforts in Libya as the violence continues and no endgame is in view. Former CIA Director, Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) will join us.
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Filed under: State of the Union
A golden opportunity for GOP 2012 hopefuls to court Tea Party?
April 15th, 2011
12:11 PM ET
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A golden opportunity for GOP 2012 hopefuls to court Tea Party?

(CNN) – It's April 15, the traditional deadline day for Americans to file their tax returns. And for the third straight year, it's also a day when Tea Party activists across the country gather to protest what they consider unfair federal tax rates.

But two things make this year different.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tea Party
Bachmann to meet with Haley in South Carolina
April 15th, 2011
10:35 AM ET
4 years ago

Bachmann to meet with Haley in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – With a possible presidential bid on the horizon, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has organized a private sit-down with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the state house next week.

Bachmann will be in South Carolina, a key early primary state, beginning Friday for a series of political events, including a fundraiser and two rallies in the Hilton Head area.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Georgia lawmakers pass Arizona-style immigration law
April 15th, 2011
10:23 AM ET
4 years ago

Georgia lawmakers pass Arizona-style immigration law

Atlanta (CNN) – Unmoved by threats of boycotts and lawsuits, the Georgia Legislature has joined Arizona in passing what may be one of the nation's toughest anti-illegal immigration laws.

The Republican-dominated state House and Senate passed House Bill 87 Thursday during the final hours of the 2011 Georgia General Assembly. Georgia GOP Gov. Nathan Deal intends to sign the bill into law, his spokesman, Brian Robinson, said Friday.

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Filed under: Georgia • Immigration
Hoekstra passes on Senate bid
April 15th, 2011
09:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Hoekstra passes on Senate bid

Washington (CNN) - Republican Pete Hoekstra is taking a pass at the opportunity to challenge Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the former 9-term congressman announced Friday.

"After serious consideration and many discussions with friends and supporters, Diane and I have made the decision that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2012," Hoekstra wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "This was an extremely difficult decision for us to make as we saw strong points both for and against running. However, in our final analysis, we agreed that it was not in the best interest of our family at this time to enter the race."
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Filed under: Michigan • Peter Hoekstra
President to sign congress budget deal
April 15th, 2011
09:16 AM ET
4 years ago

President to sign congress budget deal

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation Friday afternoon funding the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year, according to a senior administration official.

The measure, which was approved by Congress on Thursday, would cut spending by roughly $38 billion.


Filed under: Budget
Obama beats back Trump 'conspiracy theories'
April 15th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama beats back Trump 'conspiracy theories'

Washington (CNN) - Before President Obama left Washington Thursday for three fundraisers in his hometown, he tackled Donald Trump's recent concerns and outlined the road ahead as a candidate for re-election.

In an interview on ABC News, he addressed the on-going zings from the real estate mogul,  who's ramped up his questioning of Obama's birth place in recent months saying, "Over the last two and a half years there's been an effort to go at me in a way that is politically expedient in the short-term for Republicans."
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • President Obama
CNN Poll: Anger over taxes is on the rise
April 15th, 2011
08:45 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: Anger over taxes is on the rise

Washington (CNN) - Four in ten Americans are angry about the amount of federal income taxes that they paid last year, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey also indicates that nearly three-quarters of the public believes that the government wastes a lot of the tax dollars it collects.
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Filed under: Polls
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