Obama hits Fox News
May 10th, 2011
04:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama hits Fox News

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama used an immigration speech Tuesday to take a jab at News Corporation CEO, Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel.

Obama quoted the CEO, an Australian native, who said "Immigrants have made America great as the world leader in business, science, higher education and innovation."
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Filed under: Fox News • Immigration • President Obama
Perry and Obama take a pass on meeting
May 10th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry and Obama take a pass on meeting

(CNN) –Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not meet with President Obama Tuesday when he travels to the Lone Star State. Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks on immigration in El Paso and headline two fundraisers in Austin Texas, but he will not visit with the governor. And in a classic case of he-said, she-said, it's unclear who is refusing to meet with whom.

Perry has been outspoken about his displeasure with the president's refusal to sign a disaster declaration for the wildfire-plagued state and turned down an offer to meet Obama at the airport, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.
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Filed under: FEMA • President Obama • Rick Perry • Texas
New York special election in national spotlight
May 10th, 2011
03:28 PM ET
3 years ago

New York special election in national spotlight

Washington (CNN) – A hefty third party advertising buy is bringing renewed national attention to New York's 26th district as the race there becomes a referendum of sorts on the House GOP budget plan.

The May 24th special election pits Republican New York State Assembly member Jane Corwin against Democrat Kathleen Hochul and independent Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, a conservative former Democrat who may siphon votes from Corwin.
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Filed under: DCCC • NRCC • Uncategorized
Obama raising some green in red Texas
May 10th, 2011
03:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama raising some green in red Texas

(CNN) - President Barack Obama starts his one day visit to Texas with policy, but he ends it with pure politics.

After speaking out on the need for immigration reform at an event in El, Paso, Texas, near the border with Mexico, the president travels to the Austin, the state capital, to headline two fundraisers Tuesday evening
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Filed under: President Obama • Texas
Immigration reform advocates urge Obama to take action
May 10th, 2011
02:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Immigration reform advocates urge Obama to take action

(CNN) - Activists on both sides of the immigration debate agree on one thing: The current system doesn't work, and states have stepped in with their own laws because the federal government hasn't done enough.

Some hope President Barack Obama's speech on the issue Tuesday will be a turning point, shifting from talk into action.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Pols and pain at the pump: Been there, done that
May 10th, 2011
01:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Pols and pain at the pump: Been there, done that

Washington (CNN) - When gas prices started spiking again this month, President Barack Obama turned to a move that worked in the past: Make noise and talk tough about price gouging, then direct his attorney general to launch an investigation.

Immediately.

If that sounds familiar, it is. It's part of the rhetorical playbook politicians have used for years when gas prices go up - that is until prices fall and what felt like urgent ideas go back on the shelf.

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Filed under: gas prices • President Obama
Federal appeals judges show support for health care reform law
May 10th, 2011
01:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Federal appeals judges show support for health care reform law

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - A federal appeals court panel expressed strong support Tuesday for the sweeping health care reform bill championed by President Barack Obama. It was the first appellate hearing on the law's constitutionality.

The cases are a certain prelude to eventual Supreme Court review.

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Filed under: Health care • U.S. Court of Appeals
Giuliani on Gingrich and 'the' question for Obama's 2012 run
May 10th, 2011
01:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani on Gingrich and 'the' question for Obama's 2012 run

(CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani deflected the 2012 spotlight from himself and toward soon-to-be presidential candidate Newt Gingrich late Monday, saying, "I think he is going to add a tremendous amount of intellectual heft to this debate."

During an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan he was questioned about his reaction to Gingrich's tweet that he will announce Wednesday, and what it means for him, a 2008 presidential candidate and a rumored hopeful for 2012. Giuliani responded, "I don't know when you are going to hear about me, because I haven't really decided or focused on it yet. I'm glad that Newt has joined the race. I admire Newt Gingrich very much."
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • Rudy Giuliani • TV-Piers Morgan
Top Republicans demand Obama weigh in on Boeing dispute
May 10th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Top Republicans demand Obama weigh in on Boeing dispute

Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and a group of Republican senators demanded Tuesday that the Obama administration weigh in on the National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Boeing, saying the complaint could jeopardize thousands of South Carolina jobs and the future of free enterprise in the country.

The NLRB complaint alleges that Boeing decided to build a new 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina, a so-called "right-to-work" state, in retaliation against union workers in Washington state who had engaged in past strikes.
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Filed under: Boeing • Jim DeMint • Lamar Alexander • Lindsey Graham • Nikki Haley • President Obama • Rand Paul • Republicans
Romney to talk about troublesome issue: Health care
May 10th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney to talk about troublesome issue: Health care

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is expected to tackle health care reform later this week, an issue that could be problematic for the probable Republican presidential candidate.

The former Massachusetts governor's presidential exploratory committee announced Tuesday that Romney will travel to Michigan Thursday to "present his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that lower costs and empower states to craft their own health care solutions."
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Iowa • Mitt Romney
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