Obama meets with lawmakers after House rejects debt ceiling increase
June 1st, 2011
01:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama meets with lawmakers after House rejects debt ceiling increase

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama met Wednesday with congressional Republicans a day after the GOP-controlled House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a measure to raise the national debt ceiling without any accompanying deficit or spending reduction provisions.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, made clear after the White House meeting that his majority caucus wants the government to cut more spending than the amount it needs to raise its borrowing limit to pay all obligations.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Joe Biden • President Obama • Republicans
Inside the case against Edwards
June 1st, 2011
12:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Inside the case against Edwards

Raleigh, NC (CNN) - The John Edwards case as we know it may hinge on a single question: when and whether a gift to a candidate for federal office can be considered a political contribution.

A source with knowledge of the behind the scenes legal maneuvering in the case of former U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards has told CNN that the government is basing its investigation of alleged campaign finance law violations on an 11 year-old advisory opinion issued by the Federal Election Commission, which asserted that a gift to a candidate for federal office would be considered a campaign contribution.
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Filed under: John Edwards • North Carolina
Edwards' fate on hold as grand jury delayed
June 1st, 2011
12:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Edwards' fate on hold as grand jury delayed

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - The fate of former presidential candidate John Edwards will rest in the hands of the U.S. Justice Department for another week after an investigation into his campaign finances was delayed.

A grand jury was set to meet this week in North Carolina, but those proceedings were put on hold, sources told CNN. Sources familiar with the inquiry told CNN last week that prosecutors want Edwards to plead guilty to a felony charge and the former senator and his legal team are discussing a plea deal.
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Filed under: John Edwards • North Carolina
Christie to Iowa but still not running for W.H.
June 1st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Christie to Iowa but still not running for W.H.

(CNN) - Chris Christie's headed to Iowa next month.

But aides to the New Jersey governor say this doesn't mean he has changed his mind and is now interested in running for the GOP presidential nomination.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Iowa • TV-CNN Newsroom
Alaska government to release Palin emails
June 1st, 2011
11:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Alaska government to release Palin emails

(CNN) - The Alaska governor’s office is set to release more than 24,000 pages of records relating to Sarah Palin’s term as governor. Requests from media organizations for the documents stem as far back as the 2008 campaign.

Members of the media, including CNN, were informed Tuesday evening in an email from the governor’s office that the release would occur soon. The notification said some of the documents will be redacted and others will be withheld due to several legal privileges that are permissible under the state’s disclosure law, including attorney-client and some executive deliberations.
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Filed under: Alaska • Sarah Palin
DeMint: Considering presidential bid?
June 1st, 2011
10:40 AM ET
4 years ago

DeMint: Considering presidential bid?

Washington (CNN) - He's said no over and over again, but now Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is saying maybe to a possible run for the Republican presidential nomination. But an aide to DeMint seems to be downplaying such a move by the senator.

DeMint, who helped launch the Tea Party caucus in the Senate and who's very influential with many tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives, says many of his supporters have been urging him to run for the White House, and that he's letting them have their say.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint
June 1st, 2011
10:36 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin and Trump team up


New York (CNN) – Potential presidential hopeful Sarah Palin brought her "One Nation" bus tour to Manhattan on Tuesday, splitting a pizza with Donald Trump, who recently opted not to launch a bid for the Republican nomination.

"We talked about specific candidates and potential candidates, and kind of just what our perception was of each of these folks," the former Alaska governor said without getting into specifics. "It was interesting. We're kind of on the same page there."

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Sarah Palin
Palin embraces unconventional strategy ahead of possible 2012 bid
June 1st, 2011
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin embraces unconventional strategy ahead of possible 2012 bid

Jersey City, New Jersey (CNN) - A presidential campaign typically begins at the micro-level in Iowa or New Hampshire, with small town meet-and-greets and well-timed endorsements from elected officials and grassroots leaders.

But nothing Sarah Palin and her team do these days seems typical.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
June 1st, 2011
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Liberal congressman plays down Twitter controversy over lewd photo


(CNN) - A prank or a possible glimpse of scandal?

Liberal Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner tried Tuesday to deflect attention away from a controversy involving a lewd photo briefly posted on his Twitter account, saying the matter was undeserving of further attention.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Congress • House
Borger: What's behind the Sarah Palin rebranding tour
June 1st, 2011
08:40 AM ET
4 years ago

Borger: What's behind the Sarah Palin rebranding tour

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) - So Sarah Palin walks into a Pennsylvania coffee shop, virtually unannounced. She sits down with a bunch of guys, gets her picture taken and is asked whether she would declare her candidacy right there.

Palin's response: She needs to make up her mind first.

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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
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