Wisconsin candidate asks for recount and investigation into vote
April 21st, 2011
02:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Wisconsin candidate asks for recount and investigation into vote

(CNN) – A candidate for Wisconsin state Supreme Court justice has asked the Government Accountability Board to investigate possible violations of state election law by Waukesha County election officials.

The campaign of JoAnne Kloppenburg filed a formal complaint Wednesday, asking for the appointment of a special investigator to conduct the inquiry specifically regarding Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus.

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Filed under: Wisconsin
Obama interrupted by singing woman at fundraiser
April 21st, 2011
01:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama interrupted by singing woman at fundraiser

(CNN) - A woman wearing a T-shirt supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning interrupted President Barack Obama at a California fundraiser Thursday by breaking into song.

After completing her song, in which others at her table joined as it progressed, the unidentified woman was escorted out by two White House aides as she said: "Free Bradley Manning. I'm leaving. I hope I don't get tortured in jail."

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Filed under: President Obama
Senator demands answers from Apple
April 21st, 2011
01:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Senator demands answers from Apple

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota, fired off a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs late Wednesday demanding to know why the company's iPhones and iPads are reportedly compiling secret data tracking customers' whereabouts when they use or carry their devices.

A self-described hacker and a former Apple employee say they recently discovered secret lines of code in Apple's latest operating system known as IOS-4 and, in an article released Wednesday, say it contains data showing consumers' whereabouts every time they use or even just carry a web enabled iPhone or iPad.
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Filed under: Al Franken
Borger: Is Donald Trump bankrupting the GOP?
April 21st, 2011
01:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Borger: Is Donald Trump bankrupting the GOP?

Washington (CNN) - At this stage in a presidential campaign, there's always someone (and sometimes it's more than one) who flirts with running and thinks a few things, as in: Why not me? (I'm smarter than the rest of those clowns!) What's the worst that could happen? (I'll be in demand on the lecture circuit!) My fill in the blank (book, TV show) will be assured of take your pick (readers, ratings) and I will be rich.

Or, in Donald Trump's case, richer.

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Filed under: Donald Trump • GOP
Political Circus: Seinfeld snubs 'The Donald'
April 21st, 2011
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Political Circus: Seinfeld snubs 'The Donald'

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

"No soup for you," Donald

Donald Trump, a possible GOP contender for president, lashed out at comedian Jerry Seinfeld after the former sitcom star pulled out of a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation, CNN's Marquee Blog reports.

At issue: Seinfeld was not happy with Trump's recent "birther" claims about President Obama's citizenship, the comedian's reps said.
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Political Circus
Counter-attack in the campaign fight over Medicare
House Democrats called on the Republicans not to end Medicare during a news conference, April 15, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
April 21st, 2011
12:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Counter-attack in the campaign fight over Medicare

Washington (CNN) – The political battle over Medicare is getting hotter.

60 Plus, a conservative group, says it's going up with radio ads across the country to thank House Republicans for passing a budget that they say saves Medicare. This follows moves earlier this week by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and House Majority PAC, a Democratic-leaning political action committee, to go up with radio ads targeting Republicans who voted for their party's budget, accusing them of "ending Medicare."
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Filed under: Medicare
Donald Trump to head to first in the nation primary state
April 21st, 2011
12:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Donald Trump to head to first in the nation primary state

Washington (CNN) - As he considers a possible presidential bid, Donald Trump next week will check off another of the must stop states for any contender as he is set to visit New Hampshire Wednesday, April 27.

He is expected to give some type of speech, do a walking tour to meet with voters as well as sit down with donors, organizers and grass roots supporters in the state during his one day visit, Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization told CNN. Cohen is the organizer of a website pushing his boss to run, ShouldTrumpRun.com.
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Filed under: Donald Trump
Gingrich says Obama 'has never yet become president'
April 21st, 2011
11:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich says Obama 'has never yet become president'

(CNN) - Likely GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich delivered a harsh assessment of President Obama Wednesday, describing him as a "left-wing activist who has never yet become president."

According to the Concord Monitor, the tough remarks came during a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, during which the former House Speaker suggested to a small gathering that the president has eschewed his governing responsibilities and is instead a "permanent candidate."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
Time 100 list: Obama honors Giffords
April 21st, 2011
11:31 AM ET
3 years ago

Time 100 list: Obama honors Giffords

WASHINGTON (CNN)– Injured Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is among the one hundred people selected by TIME magazine for its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2011. President Barack Obama who also made that list wrote the tribute to her for the magazine.

"Gabrielle Giffords may not have been a household name. But the reason she has long been admired by people of all political stripes is that she embodies the best of what public service should be: hard work and fair play, hope and resilience, a willingness to listen and a determination to do your best in a busy world," Mr. Obama wrote.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • President Obama
Former New Mexico gov. joins the GOP presidential pack of contenders
April 21st, 2011
10:45 AM ET
3 years ago

Former New Mexico gov. joins the GOP presidential pack of contenders

Washington (CNN) – Joining the colorful group of Republicans throwing their hats in the ring for the 2012 presidential nomination, is former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who announced his candidacy Thursday on the steps of New Hampshire's State House.

The libertarian-leaning Republican, who has been compared to the likes of Ron Paul, is an avid supporter of the legalization of marijuana, gay marriage, and abortion rights in most cases. Johnson is also a vocal advocate of cutting a huge chunk - 90 percent - of the defense budget.
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Filed under: 2012
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