Kerry in talks with White House over Libya resolution
May 17th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Kerry in talks with White House over Libya resolution

Washington (CNN) – As U.S. military action in Libya approaches the 60-day mark this Friday, does the Congress need to vote to continue that involvement to comply with the War Powers Act?

Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday he is "talking to the administration" about what exactly Congress and the White House might do to abide by the 1973 law which says Congress must authorize any military action that lasts more than 60 days.
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Filed under: John Kerry • Libya • White House
Key GOP senators steer clear of Gingrich's Medicare swipe
May 17th, 2011
03:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Key GOP senators steer clear of Gingrich's Medicare swipe

Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's criticism of the House GOP plan for Medicare reform has opened a hornet's nest inside the party, but at least two influential Republicans are steering clear of the controversy.

"I don't comment on other candidates," Sen. John McCain, the last GOP nominee for president, said with a grin. "I spent a couple of years doing that."
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Filed under: 2012 • John Cornyn • John McCain • Medicare • Newt Gingrich
Cindy Crawford jumps to team Romney?
May 17th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Cindy Crawford jumps to team Romney?

(CNN) – She backed President Obama in the 2008, but now actress and model Cindy Crawford is appearing in a video for all-but-declared GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Romney said "Cindy Crawford appears in a demonstration video at Romney call day to show people how to use ComMitt fundraising software," via Twitter Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
A photo finish for Jane Harman's old seat?
May 17th, 2011
02:48 PM ET
3 years ago

A photo finish for Jane Harman's old seat?

(CNN)-It's Election Day in California's 36th district and 16 candidates are vying to replace retired Democratic Rep. Jane Harman, who left Congress in February.

The heavily blue district is not likely to have a final winner by the day's end, as frontrunners Debra Bowen, the current secretary of state, and City Councilwoman Janice Hahn are expected to finish in the lead. The margin between the two will likely be so close that neither will win more than half the vote, forcing a run off in two months.
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Carney: Obama will have 'specific new ideas' in Middle East speech
May 17th, 2011
01:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Carney: Obama will have 'specific new ideas' in Middle East speech

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will have "specific new ideas" about U.S. policy for the Middle East in his highly anticipated speech about the region this week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.

"I can say safely the president will make news Thursday when he gives his speech," Carney told reporters.

He declined to provide further details, but officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have said new sanctions against Syria are under consideration.


Filed under: Middle East • President Obama
Borger: Gingrich inspires another GOP revolt - against himself
May 17th, 2011
01:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Borger: Gingrich inspires another GOP revolt - against himself

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN)
- It's unusual, to say the least, for a presidential candidate to have a defining campaign moment on Day One of the campaign, but Newt Gingrich never disappoints: Right out of the box on Sunday TV, fresh from his presidential announcement, he declared the House GOP plan for Medicare "right-wing social engineering." Then he went on to explain how he still supports individual mandates in health care - despite the fact that the mandates are the key to the Republican attacks on the president's health care law.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Republicans
Kerry's star rises with global conflicts
May 17th, 2011
01:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Kerry's star rises with global conflicts

Washington (CNN) - Whenever a conflict pops up around the world, he has become the go-to guy, either rolling up his sleeves in the Senate or flying from hot spot to hot spot.

John Kerry is, after all, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, holder of one of the most influential positions in Congress and one of the United States' ambassadors to the world.

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Filed under: John Kerry • Middle East
Gingrich says his ideas will evolve openly
May 17th, 2011
01:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich says his ideas will evolve openly

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – As he fends of charges of shifting on key positions, embattled Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he will allow his ideas to evolve openly throughout the course of his campaign.

"Normally campaigns are very secretive, they don't reveal anything until they're totally ready and then they spring something," Gingrich told CNN after a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa Monday night. "I really think you're better off when you engage the American people in a dialogue where they get to participate in the development of the ideas."

Listen to a conversation about the state of the 2012 race with CNN Radio Washington Correspondent Bob Costantini and CNN Lead Political Anchor Wolf Blitzer:

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Obama: Two-state solution critical in Middle East
May 17th, 2011
12:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: Two-state solution critical in Middle East

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it is critical for Israelis and Palestinians to restart negotiations on a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Obama made his remarks during a meeting at the White House with Jordan's King Abdullah II.


Filed under: Middle East • President Obama
Tweet of the Day: Granholm weighs in on Arnold
May 17th, 2011
12:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Tweet of the Day: Granholm weighs in on Arnold

@GovGranholm Another guy guv admits 2 cheating on his wife. Maybe we need more women governors. Guys: keep ur pants zipped, for Pete's sake. #Arnold

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