Scrubbed launch doesn't deter Obama visit
April 29th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
4 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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President Obama visits storm-damaged Tuscaloosa
April 29th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
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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
4 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
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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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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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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
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