Appeals court lifts ban on federal funding for stem cell research
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology Stormy Chamberlain holds a tray of stem cells at the University of Connecticut`s Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut.
April 29th, 2011
12:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Appeals court lifts ban on federal funding for stem cell research

Washington (CNN) - A federal court has given the Obama administration the go-ahead to continue funding embryonic stem cell research.

The controversial 2-1 decision Friday is a victory for supporters of federally-funded testing for a range of diseases and illnesses.

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On the menu: Politics and schmoozing
U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton May 1, 2010 in Washington, DC.
April 29th, 2011
12:11 PM ET
4 years ago

On the menu: Politics and schmoozing

Washington (CNN) - Washington and Hollywood will come together Saturday night.

President Obama will address the annual black tie gathering of Washington's press corps, political establishment as well as actors, actresses, musicians, business people and sports celebrities known as the White House Correspondents Association dinner.
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This Sunday on State of the Union
April 29th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
4 years ago

This Sunday on State of the Union

The political consequences of entitlement reform came into focus during the Congressional recess. Will Washington act or punt past the 2012 election? We’ll ask Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen about that, the debt ceiling, gas prices and more when they join us live and in studio.

Then, we’ll discuss President Obama’s national security shuffle with former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and a former ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, former Rep. Jane Harman.
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Filed under: State of the Union
Groupon pulls ads from Trump site
April 29th, 2011
11:54 AM ET
4 years ago

Groupon pulls ads from Trump site

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Guns, abortion and Donald Trump: Three topics so controversial that Groupon doesn't want its brand anywhere near them.

The daily-deals website said late Thursday that it will pull its ads from the website of Donald Trump's television show "The Apprentice" to distance itself from the "political criticism" swirling around Trump and his presidential ambitions.

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump
New Hampshire GOP 'cattle call' comes as Obama's numbers drop
April 29th, 2011
11:52 AM ET
4 years ago

New Hampshire GOP 'cattle call' comes as Obama's numbers drop

Washington (CNN) – As five likely Republican presidential candidates head Friday to New Hampshire for the first real cattle call in the state that holds the nation's first primary, a new poll in the Granite state could spell some trouble for the man they want to beat, President Barack Obama.

According to a WMUR/Granite State poll, 52 percent New Hampshire adults say they disapprove of the job the president's doing in the White House, with 44 percent saying they approve of how Obama's handling his duties. The president's approval rating edged down slightly by two points from February, when Obama had a 46 percent approval rating and a 49 percent disapproval rating.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama
Poll: Tea Party support continues to hurt
April 29th, 2011
11:47 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Tea Party support continues to hurt

(CNN) – The Tea Party movement has grown more unpopular among Americans with nearly half now seeing it in an unfavorable light, according to a new poll. The sentiment will be closely watched by both sides of the aisle for its potential influence as the 2012 presidential campaign gears up.

According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, 47 percent of Americans view the Tea Party movement in an unfavorable light while 33 percent hold a favorable view.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Polls • Tea Party movement
The Endeavour’s presidential send-off
April 29th, 2011
11:36 AM ET
4 years ago

The Endeavour’s presidential send-off

Kennedy Space Center, Florida (CNN) - With the curtain closing on America’s space shuttle program, President Obama will bring his wife and two daughters to witness the 25th and final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, which appears to be a “go” for it’s scheduled 3:47pm launch.

Before takeoff, the family will tour the Orbiter Processing Facility, where the space shuttle Atlantis is being prepared for its final launch in June.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • President Obama
New independent group has got Obama's back
April 29th, 2011
10:09 AM ET
4 years ago

New independent group has got Obama's back

Washington (CNN) - Saying it's time "fight back," Democrats with strong ties to President Barack Obama are unveiling a double-fisted fundraising push to counter an expected tidal wave of money from independent GOP-leaning groups in the 2012 battle for the White House.

Organizers say the two groups launched Friday, Priorities USA and Priorities USA Action, aim to raise a combined $100 million to defend the president from what they say will be a flood of attack ads from similar independent groups on the Republican side.
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Filed under: Democrats • Fundraising • President Obama
Trump's f-bomb tirade
April 29th, 2011
09:04 AM ET
4 years ago

Trump's f-bomb tirade

(CNN) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump served up a profanity laced speech to Republican supporters in Las Vegas Thursday night, attacking American policies and continuing his flirtation with a run for the GOP presidential nomination.

At a reception hosted by two Republican women's groups at the Treasure Island Casino, Trump acknowledged he is not the typical candidate for president, and may lose in 2012, but is still serious about a bid for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • President Obama
For Boehner, budget cuts tougher when it comes to Ohio jobs
April 29th, 2011
07:41 AM ET
4 years ago

For Boehner, budget cuts tougher when it comes to Ohio jobs

Lima, Ohio (CNN) – The battle-tested heavyweights of American wars - 65-ton giant M1A2 Abrams tanks - are brought to this corner of Ohio to be rebuilt, rewired and reassembled. They roll out of the huge joint Army and General Dynamics plant better than new.

The 1,000 workers here use computers, robots and lasers - and old-fashioned muscle and sweat - to cut armored steel, they use high-tech sighting systems to align weaponry and they use quiet precision to swing 34-ton tank turrets through the air.

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Filed under: John Boehner • Ohio
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