Huckabee announces he will not seek presidency
May 14th, 2011
08:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Huckabee announces he will not seek presidency

Washington (CNN) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Saturday that he will not seek the GOP nomination for president in 2012.

Huckabee ended speculation that he would run for president during his weekly Fox News Channel show saying, "All the factors say go, but my heart says no. And that's the decision that I have made."
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Boehner avoids mention of criticism surrounding appearance at Catholic University
May 14th, 2011
05:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Boehner avoids mention of criticism surrounding appearance at Catholic University

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner emphasized "humility, patience and faith" in his commencement speech Saturday at the Catholic University of America, steering clear of addressing concerns raised by dozens at the college over his role in passing the 2012 budget.

Boehner, a Catholic and a Republican, made no mention of a letter that was sent to him this week by a group of 70 people from Catholic University as well as other Catholic colleges across the country, criticizing the 2012 budget that Boehner helped guide through the House. The signatories included faculty, priests and nuns, among others.
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Filed under: Belief Blog • Budget • John Boehner
TIME: Huckabee e-mail hints at 'yes' decision
May 14th, 2011
11:56 AM ET
4 years ago

TIME: Huckabee e-mail hints at 'yes' decision

(TIME)-First on The Page: An e-mail from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee seems to lean the potential presidential candidate more in the "yes" direction.

The e-mail to his inner circle states:

Tomorrow night (Saturday) I will announce the next step in my plans for 2012 during my show on the Fox News Channel. I would like to be able to call you or email you personally and in advance of the announcement, but due to the fact that the decision was not finalized until today and that I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel, that became impractical.





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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • Time.com
Mueller bumped, bruised - but largely backed - for FBI extension
May 14th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
4 years ago

Mueller bumped, bruised - but largely backed - for FBI extension

Washington (CNN) – It will take an act of Congress to keep Robert Mueller at the helm of the FBI, and all signs indicate that's precisely what lawmakers will do.

No sooner had President Barack Obama announced plans to extend Mueller's statutorily limited 10-year term to 12 years than Democrats and
Republicans alike began to smartly salute the decorated Marine and declare the move a grand idea.
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Filed under: Justice Department • Robert Mueller
Obama announces steps to speed oil drilling in weekly address
May 14th, 2011
09:10 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama announces steps to speed oil drilling in weekly address

Washington (CNN) – With gas topping $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama on Saturday announced new plans to speed up domestic drilling for oil.

In his weekly address to the nation, the president outlined his plans for what he calls "safe and responsible" oil production.

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Filed under: Alaska • Energy • gas prices • President Obama