Judge rules John Edwards must be deposed again in sex-tape lawsuit
April 29th, 2011
07:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Judge rules John Edwards must be deposed again in sex-tape lawsuit

(CNN) – A North Carolina judge ruled Friday that one-time presidential candidate John Edwards must testify more in a lawsuit pitting his former mistress against a top Edwards aide, lawyers said.

Edwards has given a deposition in the lawsuit of Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child, against Andrew Young, a key figure in the politician's 2008 presidential campaign. Hunter is suing Young to reclaim materials that she says belong to her, including an alleged sex tape that involves Edwards.

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Filed under: John Edwards
Daniels to sign controversial Planned Parenthood bill
April 29th, 2011
06:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Daniels to sign controversial Planned Parenthood bill

Washington (CNN) - Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said Friday he will sign a bill to cut off much of the federal funds aimed for Planned Parenthood's chapter in his state. The group had said the bill will eliminate key health services for many women in the state.

"I commissioned a careful review of access to services across the state and can confirm that all non-abortion services, whether family planning or basic women's health, will remain readily available in every one of our 92 counties," he said in a written statement.
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Filed under: Mitch Daniels • Planned Parenthood
New attack ads aimed at Brown, McCaskill
April 29th, 2011
05:55 PM ET
3 years ago

New attack ads aimed at Brown, McCaskill

(CNN)-The League of Women Voters launched an ad attack without party boundaries Friday as they singled out Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, whom they accuse of supporting "polluters," not people. In scathing ads released for television in Boston, St. Louis, and Jefferson City as well as online, the nonpartisan advocacy group calls out both senators for voting to block air pollution standards.

"Senator McCaskill voted to block EPA's implementation of the Clean Air Act and allow big companies to continue pumping unlimited amounts of carbon dioxide pollution into the air for at least another two years," states one, while the other declares, "Sen. Brown voted for legislation that would stop the EPA from making badly-needed updates to clean air safeguards to protect public health from carbon pollution."
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • EPA • Scott Brown
President meets with Giffords
April 29th, 2011
05:48 PM ET
3 years ago

President meets with Giffords

Kennedy Space Center, Florida (CNN)–President Obama and the first lady went to the final launch site for the space shuttle Endeavour Friday where Obama personally visited with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for about 10 minutes, a White House official said.

Obama also met the entire Endeavour crew, including Gifford's husband and mission commander Mark Kelly.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • President Obama
When political speech turns profane
April 29th, 2011
05:29 PM ET
3 years ago

When political speech turns profane

Washington (CNN) – F#&$. S%&!. A@$.

Not quite the language you'd expect from U.S. politicians. But that's never stopped them from expressing themselves, in private and in public, as we saw during a recent speech by Donald Trump to supporters in Las Vegas.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Donald Trump • Jimmy Carter • Joe Biden • John Kerry • political speech • President Obama
Texas Gov. Rick Perry laments lack of federal aid for wildfires
April 29th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry laments lack of federal aid for wildfires

(CNN)- Republican Gov. Rick Perry accused President Obama of neglecting Texas Thursday when he slammed the administration for failing to declare a disaster in the wildfire-damaged state.

"You see hundreds of thousands of acres of Texas burning and you know that there will soon be emergency declarations, and we did that now a couple of weeks ago, but still no response from this administration," he told local news radio station WOAI in an interview.
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Filed under: President Obama • Rick Perry • Texas
Scrubbed launch doesn't deter Obama visit
April 29th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Scrubbed launch doesn't deter Obama visit

Kennedy Space Center, Florida (CNN) - As many as 700,000 people, including the first family, were hoping to watch space shuttle Endeavour lift off at 3:47 p.m. for its final space flight. Any excitement was replaced with disappointment when news spread that the launch had been postponed.

President Obama was wrapping up his visit in Alabama, surveying tornado damage, when NASA tweeted that the launch was scrubbed “because of an issue with Auxiliary Power Unit 1 heaters.”

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Filed under: NASA • President Obama
President Obama visits storm-damaged Tuscaloosa
April 29th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
3 years ago

President Obama visits storm-damaged Tuscaloosa

(CNN) – President Barack Obama toured tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Friday, saying the federal government would "do everything we can to help these communities rebuild." Obama, who also met with families affected by the storms, told reporters that "I've never seen devastation like this."


Filed under: Alabama • President Obama
Romney hit with complaint
April 29th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney hit with complaint

Washington (CNN) - The New Hampshire Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Friday against potential 2012 candidate Mitt Romney, raising questions about how the former Massachusetts governor is using money raised through his state political action committees to aid his probable bid for the White House.

Romney's federal and state-level PACs have raised $1.9 million through the end of March. Though these funds may not be used toward a presidential bid, the complaint alleges that the Romney campaign is using these committees to circumvent federal contribution limits, which caps the maximum individual contribution at $5,000 for both the primary and general election seasons. Money raised through the committees may only be spent ahead of a candidate's official presidential announcement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Final Space Shuttle Endeavour flight delayed
April 29th, 2011
12:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Final Space Shuttle Endeavour flight delayed

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida (CNN) - The final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour was delayed Friday, temporarily putting off what has promised to be an emotional moment for mission's commander.

Liftoff - originally scheduled for 3:47 p.m. ET - was delayed by 48 hours due to concerns with the shuttle's heating system.

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Filed under: NASA
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