Rep. Giffords cleared to attend shuttle launch
April 24th, 2011
10:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Giffords cleared to attend shuttle launch

(CNN) - Astronaut Mark Kelly visits U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords twice a day, witnessing and aiding her recovery from a devastating bullet wound suffered nearly four months ago.

Friday, the Arizona congresswoman will witness her husband's own inspiring moment: Commanding the space shuttle Endeavour on its last launch.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
2012ers hit the road
April 24th, 2011
04:09 PM ET
3 years ago

2012ers hit the road

(CNN) – As the presidential waiting game continues, potential 2012 GOP candidates are off on various travels this week, mostly in presidential contest states.

MONDAY:
- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum: Goose Lake, Iowa: GOP dinner

TUESDAY:
- Santorum: Dubuque, Iowa: Town hall meeting
- Santorum: Dyersville, Iowa: Meeting with conservative activists
- Santorum: Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Address at the Chairman’s Series Dinner
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Santorum admits Medicare 'mistake'
April 24th, 2011
03:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum admits Medicare 'mistake'

Washington (CNN) – Potential 2012 candidate Rick Santorum called his Senate vote in 2003 to create the Medicare prescription drug benefit "a mistake."

The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania said Republicans did "two things that were wrong" - providing a universal benefit and failing to fund the program.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Obamas attend local church on Easter Sunday
April 24th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Obamas attend local church on Easter Sunday

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and his family attended the Easter Sunday service at Shiloh Baptist Church, which was founded by freed slaves in 1863.

The first family entered the church to a standing ovation, then joined in singing with the choir, backed by a live band that included a guitar, keyboard and drums.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Obama family • President Obama
Bloomberg: Stop the birther talk
April 24th, 2011
12:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Bloomberg: Stop the birther talk

Washington (CNN) - Republicans will suffer electorally if they continue to fan the flames of the so-called "birther" debate instead of focusing on the economy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday.

"I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue," Bloomberg, an independent, said on "Fox News Sunday." "We have the deficit. We have the economy. Those are the things that the public cares about."
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • Michael Bloomberg
TRENDING: Rev. Graham on 2012: Maybe Trump?
April 24th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

TRENDING: Rev. Graham on 2012: Maybe Trump?

Washington (CNN) - The Rev. Franklin Graham said he might support real estate mogul Donald Trump as his candidate of choice in the 2012 presidential election.

Graham, whose family has close ties to past presidents, said when Trump began interjecting himself in the conversation he thought it was a joke, but “the more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, ‘You know, maybe the guy’s right.’”
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Sarah Palin
McCain: Perils in Libya include al Qaeda
April 24th, 2011
10:43 AM ET
3 years ago

McCain: Perils in Libya include al Qaeda

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain warned of a stalemate in Libya that could lead to al Qaeda filling a leadership void in the African country.

“If you have a stalemate, I think it's very possible that Al Qaeda could come in and take advantage of a stalemate situation,” McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But right now it's not al Qaeda that motivated this and it's not al Qaeda that's running it.”
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Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain • Libya • TV-State of the Union
Graham: 'Cut the head of the snake off' in Libya
April 24th, 2011
09:03 AM ET
3 years ago

Graham: 'Cut the head of the snake off' in Libya

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has a recommendation to NATO and the Obama administration when it comes to their involvement in Libya: bomb Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle and remove him from power.

"Go to Tripoli, start bombing Gadhafi's inner circle, their compounds, their military headquarters in Tripoli," Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think the focus should now be to cut the head of the snake off. That's the quickest way to end this."
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Filed under: Libya • Lindsey Graham • TV-State of the Union