Palin rolls out 'vision of the future' in video
May 27th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin rolls out 'vision of the future' in video

(CNN)-What begins with the howl of a grizzly bear and ends with a promise that "our best days are yet to come?"

The promotional video that caps off a roll-out announcement for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's bus tour.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Radio Political Notebook • Sarah Palin
Romney returns to Iowa, backs ethanol subsidies
Mitt Romney holds an ear of corn during a tour of an agriculture software business in Ankeny, Iowa Friday.
May 27th, 2011
04:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney returns to Iowa, backs ethanol subsidies

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - It was perhaps inevitable that on his first visit to Iowa as a likely presidential candidate, Mitt Romney couldn't avoid corn.

He fiddled with a corn cob at his first event Friday, a tour of an agriculture software business in Ankeny. He endorsed ethanol subsidies, marking a split with one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination. And a midday forum near the state capital was cut short when a fire alarm was triggered – by a bag of burnt microwave popcorn.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
2012 field making history already
May 27th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
3 years ago

2012 field making history already

(CNN) – For the first time since 1900, no sitting U.S. senator on either side of the aisle is running or considering a run for president, at least yet.

The last time the Republican party did not have a sitting senator running an active campaign for the White House was in 1944 when the active Republican candidates included Gov. Tom Dewey, Gov. John Bricker, utility executive Wendell Willkie, former Governor Harold Stassen, Gov. Earl Warren and several others, none of whom were sitting senators.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
High gas prices change holiday travel plans
May 27th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

High gas prices change holiday travel plans

New York (CNNMoney) – The high price of gas is forcing many Americans to change their travel plans for the Memorial Day weekend, according to a survey released Friday.

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A CNN/Opinion Research poll showed that one in four adult Americans have altered their plans for this weekend because of high gas prices, and more than half say they have changed their overall vacation plans.

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Filed under: CNN/ORP poll • gas prices • Polls
CNN/Opinion Research Poll – May 24-26 – Memorial Day, Gas Prices
May 27th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – May 24-26 – Memorial Day, Gas Prices

TOPICS: Gas prices, effect on vacation plans, Memorial Day weekend plans

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Giuliani to follow Romney in NH by just a few hours
May 27th, 2011
02:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani to follow Romney in NH by just a few hours

(CNN) – Talk about location and timing.

Just a few hours after Mitt Romney formally announces his candidacy for president at an event next Thursday in New Hampshire, Rudy Giuliani headlines a gathering for the state's Republican party.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Rudy Giuliani
Perry 'thinking' about presidential run
May 27th, 2011
01:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry 'thinking' about presidential run

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he will consider a run for the Republican presidential nomination.

"I'm going to think about it" after the Texas legislative session ends on Monday, Perry told reporters in Austin after a bill signing. Perry added, "But I think about a lot of things."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Texas
May 27th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
CNN Poll: U.S. not too fond of Pakistan
May 27th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: U.S. not too fond of Pakistan

(CNN) – Pakistan has appeared in the news consistently since the United States captured al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, and a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the Middle East country.

One in four surveyed consider the country an enemy of the U.S., and seven in ten think aid from the U.S. to Pakistan should stop or decrease.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Pakistan • Polls
Rise of the machines: Autopen puts bill into law, and touches off debate
May 27th, 2011
12:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Rise of the machines: Autopen puts bill into law, and touches off debate

(CNN) - Despite what we you learned in school, the president doesn’t actually have to sign a bill before it becomes a law. An automatic pen perhaps can do it for him.

That’s what happened Thursday evening when it came time to put President Obama’s John Hancock on the extension of the Patriot Act, a controversial set of anti-terrorism and law enforcement measures passed in the wake of 9/11 that was set to expire Friday.

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Filed under: Patriot Act • President Obama
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