Romney's new mission: To change perceptions
June 2nd, 2011
10:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Romney's new mission: To change perceptions

Washington (CNN) – On paper, Republican Mitt Romney seems to be the candidate's candidate.

The son of a former governor, Romney has demonstrated that he can raise swells of campaign cash - and has the name recognition that helps place him high in presidential preference polls.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Democrats insist 'Weinergate' is no scandal
June 2nd, 2011
10:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats insist 'Weinergate' is no scandal

(CNN) - Is Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner the innocent victim of a prank?

Or did the New York congressman post a barely clothed picture of himself on his Twitter feed over the Memorial Day weekend?

There are the two opposing camps that seem to be lining up on either side of the "Weinergate" affair, as the political pundits have dubbed it.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Democrats
Gov. Christie pays it back
June 2nd, 2011
08:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Gov. Christie pays it back

NEW YORK (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday he has reimbursed the state of New Jersey for the cost of using a state police helicopter to travel with his wife to his son's high school baseball game.

The Republican has come under fire from opposition lawmakers and the public since he touched down Tuesday near the ball field in Montvale, about 80 miles from Trenton, the capital.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Palin takes wait-and-see approach to 2012 race
June 2nd, 2011
07:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin takes wait-and-see approach to 2012 race

Seabrook, New Hampshire (CNN) – It’s become increasingly clear during the first leg of her “One Nation” bus tour that Sarah Palin plans to delay making a decision about entering the presidential race as long as she possibly can.

While other Republicans have already assembled full-blown campaign operations or formally declared their candidacies, Palin continues to suggest that a final verdict about the race could come as late as this fall.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Sarah Palin • Tim Pawlenty
House to vent anger over Libya
June 2nd, 2011
07:52 PM ET
4 years ago

House to vent anger over Libya

WASHINGTON (CNN) – As House Republicans grow increasingly restive over the continuing conflict in Libya, party leaders announced they will hold a vote Friday to demand more information from the president.

The Republican measure reflects widespread frustration in the party over what members call lack of details from the White House on the military effort and a lack of deference to Congress before taking military action.
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Filed under: Dennis Kucinich • John Boehner • Libya • President Obama
New York Times' new boss:  'I certainly don’t want to be in a war' with Arianna Huffington
June 2nd, 2011
07:41 PM ET
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New York Times' new boss: 'I certainly don’t want to be in a war' with Arianna Huffington

(CNN)–The Gray Lady’s new leading lady is not raring for a fight… at least with Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington. On the day she was named the New York Times’ first woman executive editor, Jill Abramson spoke to CNN’s Jessica Yellin in an interview airing tonight on CNN's “John King, USA.”

This past spring, outgoing New York Times executive editor Bill Keller wrote a highly critical essay in the New York Times magazine comparing the Huffington Post’s aggregation to “piracy.” A back-and-forth between him and Huffington ensued.
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Administration says Indiana law violates Medicaid rules
June 2nd, 2011
04:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Administration says Indiana law violates Medicaid rules

WASHINGTON (CNN)–The Obama administration is attempting to block Indiana from enforcing a new law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood.

The Department of Health and Human Services notified state officials of its decision by letter on Wednesday. The restrictive state law signed last month by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels was designed to keep clinics run by the private group from performing abortions, because any that did so would lose virtually all Medicaid-funded business.

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Filed under: Indiana • Medicare • President Obama
Is America ready for a Mormon president?
Former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced his presidential candidacy in New Hampshire Thursday.
June 2nd, 2011
04:05 PM ET
4 years ago

Is America ready for a Mormon president?

(CNN) - Mitt Romney’s campaign team knows that his Mormon faith scared off Republican voters the last time he ran for president.

But they believe a lot has changed in the last four years.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Belief Blog • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Democrats (HEART) Elizabeth Warren
June 2nd, 2011
02:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats (HEART) Elizabeth Warren

Washington (CNNMoney) – House Democrats are calling on President Obama to appoint Elizabeth Warren to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the next Senate recess.

Eighty-nine House Democrats have sent the president a letter dismissing a Senate Republican threat to block any nomination of a director to the new consumer bureau. They urged the president to "nominate Professor Warren as the CFPB's first director anyway," the letter released Thursday stated.

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Boehner says president must clarify U.S. military operations
June 2nd, 2011
02:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Boehner says president must clarify U.S. military operations

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner criticized President Barack Obama Thursday for not laying out a clear mission for U.S. military operations overseas and, at a time when Congress is struggling to make significant spending cuts, said the president owes the American people some answers.

"I really do believe that the president needs to speak out in terms of our mission in Afghanistan, our mission in Iraq, our mission in Libya and the doubts that our members have, frankly, are reflected, they're reflecting what they're hearing from their constituents," Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: Congress • House • John Boehner • Libya • President Obama
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