Predicting a Gingrich administration
May 13th, 2011
11:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Predicting a Gingrich administration

Macon, Georgia (CNN) - Newt Gingrich's first trip of his presidential campaign brought him home to a warm welcome in Georgia on Friday night.

The former Georgia congressman and House speaker addressed the Georgia State Republican Party's Victory Celebration in Macon, which gave him two standing ovations in a mostly full ballroom at the city's Centreplex venue.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Another group gets into New York special election
May 13th, 2011
07:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Another group gets into New York special election

Washington (CNN) – One more group is jumping into the ad wars for the special election in New York's 26th congressional district, which has become a referendum of sorts on the House GOP budget plan.

House Majority PAC, a new, independent Democratic-leaning group, is planning TV ads next week targeting Republican candidate Jane Corwin for her support of the Republican budget plan passed through the House.
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Filed under: Congress • New York
Lawsuit filed over bin Laden death photos
May 13th, 2011
05:18 PM ET
4 years ago

Lawsuit filed over bin Laden death photos

Washington (CNN) - A conservative legal watchdog group has filed the first lawsuit seeking public release of video and photographs of the U.S. military raid and aftermath that left al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead.

Judicial Watch is asking the Department of Defense to comply with a Freedom of Information request for the material, especially photos of the September 11 mastermind lying dead on the third floor of his Pakistan hideout. The legal complaint to force compliance was made in federal court in Washington on Friday.

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Filed under: Al Qaeda • Osama bin Laden
Democrats, GOP at odds over new Medicare, Social Security warning
May 13th, 2011
04:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats, GOP at odds over new Medicare, Social Security warning

Washington (CNN) - Social Security and Medicare will run short of funds earlier than expected, according a report released Friday by the programs' trustees.

What's the significance? Your answer, at least in the halls of Congress, apparently depends on your party affiliation.

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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • Medicare • Republicans • Social Security
Ron Paul: 'I see and feel the enthusiasm'
May 13th, 2011
04:42 PM ET
4 years ago

Ron Paul: 'I see and feel the enthusiasm'

Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul said he is in a better position now than he was the last time he ran for president, in 2008.

"Before, I was trying to get people's attention about the seriousness of our economic crisis and the financial bubble and the housing bubble. But that became very clear, you know, in – in 2008," Paul said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room." "People are starting to realize that was the case."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • TV-John King U.S.A. • TV-The Situation Room
The Situation Room turns 50
May 13th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
4 years ago

The Situation Room turns 50

Washington (CNN) - President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the White House Situation Room Friday by naming a secure conference room after former President John F. Kennedy, delivering remarks and thanking staffers for their "around-the-clock" work.

"We could not meet the national security challenges that we face without the capabilities of this room and the people who work here," the president said, according to a release sent out by the White House press office. "It's the President's eyes and ears. Providing the latest information and alerts, it's the nerve center for the U.S. government, the place where we come together to make policy and respond to crises from wars abroad to floods at home."


Filed under: President Obama • White House
Justice Stevens says bin Laden killing legally justified
May 13th, 2011
03:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Justice Stevens says bin Laden killing legally justified

Washington (CNN) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has voiced support for the killing of al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces, saying it was legally justified.

In remarks Thursday evening at his alma mater, Northwestern University, the 91-year-old former justice said the order by President Barack Obama for the covert mission by U.S. Navy SEALs was "to remove an enemy who had been trying every day to attack the United States," according to two people who attended a symposium and dinner that was closed to the media.


Filed under: John Paul Stevens • Osama bin Laden
Georgia governor signs controversial anti-illegal immigration law
May 13th, 2011
03:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Georgia governor signs controversial anti-illegal immigration law

Atlanta (CNN) - Despite protests outside his office and boycott threats, Georgia's governor on Friday signed into law one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures yet enacted by an individual state.

The measure, which Gov. Nathan Deal inked about a month after it cleared the Republican-dominated Georgia legislature, allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations.

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Filed under: Georgia • Immigration • Nathan Deal
Huckabee to make 2012 announcement
May 13th, 2011
03:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Huckabee to make 2012 announcement

(CNN) - Current and former advisers to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee insist they do not know what he plans to announce Saturday on his Fox News show, fueling speculation he won't seek a second shot at the Republican nomination.

Signs have mounted for the last two years that Huckabee - while keen on staying in the political arena - has not been preparing to embark on a second national campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
Mitt Romney hits back
May 13th, 2011
02:34 PM ET
4 years ago

Mitt Romney hits back

(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney lashed out at the Wall Street Journal in an open letter Friday, written in response to a scathing editorial published Thursday that criticized health care reform he led in the state.

"I was not surprised to read yet another editorial in the Journal yesterday criticizing the health-care reforms we enacted in Massachusetts," he wrote. "I was, however, not expecting the distortions of what we accomplished."
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care
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