Palin blasts White House's rapper invite
May 12th, 2011
08:21 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin blasts White House's rapper invite

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the anti-Common refrain Wednesday night, questioning the White House's judgment for inviting the rapper to participate in a poetry event.

"You know, the judgment, it's just so lacking of class and decency and all that's good about America with an invite like this," Palin said on Fox News Channel. "It's just so easy to assume that they're just inviting someone like me or somebody to ask, 'Come on, Barack Obama, who are you palling around with now?"
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Gingrich jumps into presidential race
May 12th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich jumps into presidential race

Washington (CNN) –Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made it official Wednesday: He's running for president.

The Georgia Republican announced via Twitter that he is formally seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, May 12, 2011
May 12th, 2011
04:42 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, May 12, 2011

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CNN: Bin Laden was communicating with other terrorists, U.S. official says
Data and documents taken from the compound show that messages from Osama bin Laden did make it out of the compound to other members of al Qaeda, a U.S. official says. …The official also provided new details on bin Laden's personal journal, which was seized during the Navy SEAL raid, the official said. The handwritten journal, which was referred to last week by other officials as the al Qaeda playbook, is being reviewed by intelligence officials. Other handwritten materials are being reviewed, too.

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