Liberal congressman involved in Twitter controversy over lewd photo
May 30th, 2011
08:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Liberal congressman involved in Twitter controversy over lewd photo

(CNN) - A weekend controversy involving a lewd photo posted on the Twitter account of Rep. Anthony Weiner is a "prank" caused by a hacker, Weiner told CNN on Monday.

Weiner, a New York Democrat who is one of the leading liberal voices in the House, blamed the photo on a hacker who got control of his social networking accounts.

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Crowds wait and wait and wait for Palin
Sarah Palin rides a motorcycle during the 'Rolling Thunder' Memorial Day event Sunday in Washington on the first day of her 'One Nation' bus tour.
May 30th, 2011
06:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Crowds wait and wait and wait for Palin

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) - A crowd of more than 100 waited and waited throughout a hot and humid Memorial Day at one of the Gettysburg battlefield's major monuments hoping Sarah Palin would show up. As evening broke they were still waiting.

The crowd, made up of both tourists and local citizens, had different reasons for showing up - some wanted to urge her to run for president, others just wanted a glimpse.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
May 30th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – May 24-26 – Obama Approval Ratings

TOPICS: Overall Obama approval rating, approval rating on issues, Obama personal qualities

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: Obama's approval rating edges up thanks to foreign policy
May 30th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama's approval rating edges up thanks to foreign policy

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's performance on national security and international affairs and his image as a strong leader appear to be behind his rising approval rating, according to new national poll conducted as the president was on an overseas visit to four countries.

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A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday indicates that Obama's approval rating among Americans stands at 54 percent, with 45 percent saying they disapprove of the job he's doing as president. Obama's approval rating appears to have steadily risen in the past two months, from 48 percent in early April to 52 percent in early May and the current mark of 54 percent.

Listen to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer CNN Radio's Bob Costantini discuss the new poll numbers:

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Filed under: CNN/ORC poll • Polls • President Obama
Palin pressed on Medicare during bus tour stop
May 30th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin pressed on Medicare during bus tour stop

Mount Vernon, Virginia (CNN) - The politically charged battle over entitlement reform briefly interrupted Sarah Palin's tightly scripted bus tour on Monday, when a tourist visiting George Washington's historic home at Mount Vernon told Palin to "protect our Medicare."

A middle-aged woman who said she worked in the health care industry approached Palin while she was signing autographs and posing for pictures with tourists at Mount Vernon, the second stop on Palin's closely watched "One Nation" bus tour.
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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Sarah Palin
Iowa-bound Palin: Republican presidential field will change
May 30th, 2011
03:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Iowa-bound Palin: Republican presidential field will change

(CNN) – Sarah Palin told CNN on Monday that she plans to take her "One Nation" bus tour to Iowa, the state that votes first in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

"I'm sure at some point I will be going to Iowa," Palin said during a visit to Fort McHenry in Baltimore. "At some point."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Sarah Palin
Romney, take two
May 30th, 2011
03:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney, take two

(CNN) - In lieu of a public event on Memorial Day, Mitt Romney sent a twit pic to his followers of his family, featuring the former Massachusetts governor in a polo shirt with slightly disheveled hair.

The new image is a far cry from the stuffed shirt of the 2008 election, when Romney appeared at event after event with perfectly coiffed hair, a perfectly pressed suit and a perfectly tied tie, an image with which late night comedians and political observers had a field day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Obama leads country in marking Memorial Day
May 30th, 2011
12:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama leads country in marking Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Virginia (CNN) – President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances Monday, laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns and declaring that Americans owe "a debt to our fallen heroes that we can never fully repay."

"The blessings we enjoy as Americans came at a dear cost," Obama told a crowd at the cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater. "For those of you who mourn the loss of a loved one today, my heart goes out to you."

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Palin mum on run in latest stop
May 30th, 2011
11:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin mum on run in latest stop

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin remained coy about her presidential intentions during a visit Monday to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. as part of her "One Nation" bus tour.

The former Alaska governor said she is "still kind of contemplating a run," but was optimistic about Republicans' chances of winning back the White House in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
Obama nominates Army head new Joint Chiefs chairman
May 30th, 2011
09:17 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama nominates Army head new Joint Chiefs chairman

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Gen. Martin Dempsey, the relatively new Army chief of staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The term of the current chairman, Adm. Michael Mullen, ends in September.

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Filed under: Mike Mullen • President Obama
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