Lawmakers debate U.S.-Pakistan ties after bin Laden's death
May 5th, 2011
07:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Lawmakers debate U.S.-Pakistan ties after bin Laden's death

Washington (CNN) - The fact that Osama bin Laden was found in Pakistan continued to be a hot topic on Capital Hill on Thursday among lawmakers from both chambers and both sides of the aisle.

At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that was planned before the death of bin Laden, Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., asked what seems to be on everyone's mind.
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Filed under: Congress • John Kerry • Pakistan
South Carolina Democrats mock GOP debate
May 5th, 2011
06:48 PM ET
4 years ago

South Carolina Democrats mock GOP debate

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina Forward Progress, an independent group formed this week by a group of Democratic operatives, held a carnival-like press conference outside Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina.

Lachlan McIntosh, one of the group's founders, mocked the five candidates appearing in the debate, calling the Fox News production a "circus" and "a celebration of extremism."
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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina
Carl Lewis to stay on state ballot for now
May 5th, 2011
06:42 PM ET
4 years ago

Carl Lewis to stay on state ballot for now

(CNN) - A federal appeals court issued an injunction Thursday to allow the name of former Olympic star Carl Lewis to remain on the ballot for the June 7 Democratic primary for a New Jersey state Senate seat.

The injunction requested by Lewis prevents ballots from being printed without his name, at least for now.

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Filed under: 2012 • Carl Lewis • New Jersey
House Republicans send mixed message on Medicare
May 5th, 2011
06:30 PM ET
4 years ago

House Republicans send mixed message on Medicare

Washington (CNN) – Top House Republicans appeared divided Thursday on whether to keep pushing a controversial plan to overhaul Medicare – creating what some GOP aides admit is a confused message on an already politically charged topic.

Leading into the first bipartisan talks on reducing the deficit hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, the Washington Post reported Thursday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor "…said Republicans recognize they may need to look elsewhere to achieve consensus after President Obama 'excoriated us'" for proposing to transform Medicare.
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Filed under: House • Medicare • Republicans
Haley to GOP field: 'It's go time'
May 5th, 2011
05:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Haley to GOP field: 'It's go time'

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley urged a crowd of Tea Party activists to hold Republican presidential candidates accountable for their tough rhetoric as they campaign through the early primary state.

"We don't want to hear what President Obama is doing wrong," Haley said of the 2012 candidates. "We want to hear what they are going to do right and how it's going to affect our wallets every day."
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Filed under: 2012 • Nikki Haley • Republicans
Fox terminates Gingrich and Santorum
May 5th, 2011
05:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Fox terminates Gingrich and Santorum

(CNN) - Fox News Channel has terminated the contracts of paid contributors and potential 2012 candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, a spokesman for the network confirmed to CNN.

Contracts for the former House Speaker and former Pennsylvania senator were suspended until May 1st while they considered runs for the White House in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fox News • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Gas prices spark partisan debate in Congress
May 5th, 2011
04:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Gas prices spark partisan debate in Congress

Washington (CNN) – Four-dollar-a-gallon gas sparked a partisan and predictable debate on the House floor Thursday about legislation Republicans argued would reduce prices at the pump by promoting more domestic energy production.

The GOP bill, which passed 266-149, is named the "Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act" and directs the Obama administration to move forward with leases for drilling in areas in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia that were already approved but were suspended after the BP oil disaster last year.
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Obama visits ground zero; honors 9/11 victims
May 5th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
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Obama visits ground zero; honors 9/11 victims

New York (CNN) – Six picture frames hang inside a firehouse in Manhattan, each displaying a photograph of a man who died in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

"We always say never forget," said one firefighter from New York's Engine 23.

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Filed under: 9/11 • President Obama
Obama to meet SEAL team involved in bin Laden operation
May 5th, 2011
03:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to meet SEAL team involved in bin Laden operation

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet Friday with members of the U.S. Navy SEAL team involved in the assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, a senior administration official told CNN.

Obama met with Vice Adm. William McRaven, who was the military commander of the operation against bin Laden, on Wednesday, according to the official.
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Filed under: Osama bin Laden • President Obama
Poll shows 3 percent now think Obama born abroad
May 5th, 2011
03:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll shows 3 percent now think Obama born abroad

(CNN) - President Obama's decision to release his birth certificate appears to have satisfied all but a tiny fringe who continue to believe he was not born in America.

According to a recently released Washington Post poll, only 3 percent of Americans now believe the president was born abroad while 77 percent say he was definitely born in the United States. Nearly 20 percent have no opinion on that matter.
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Filed under: Polls • President Obama
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