Reed aims to keep his momentum
June 3rd, 2011
08:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Reed aims to keep his momentum

Washington (CNN)–"We think it's a great weekend but it's not just about a confab," Ralph Reed said as he took a break from hustling from one end of the ballroom to the next after wrapping up interviews with ABC and CNN's Eliot Spitzer. Day one at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference was a big success, Reed said.

"The purpose of this conference is to build the organization. It's to train people to teach people and then they go back to their communities and keep growing and building."
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Obama and Boehner to hit the links
June 3rd, 2011
05:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama and Boehner to hit the links

Washington (CNN) – Speaker John Boehner's office confirms that he and President Barack Obama have a golf date.

The bipartisan round will be played on Saturday June 18th. The president extended the invitation for the Speaker to join him on the links. According to Boehner aide Kevin Smith, staffers from the White House and the speaker's office scheduled the game three or four weeks ago.

No word on which of the many golf courses in and around Washington they'll play.


Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama
House Democratic leadership privately push Weiner
June 3rd, 2011
05:25 PM ET
4 years ago

House Democratic leadership privately push Weiner

Washington (CNN) - Members of the House Democratic leadership have talked repeatedly to Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to try to get him to end what several Democrats call an unwelcome political distraction, a member of the party's leadership tells CNN.

"It's frustrating because we'll talk to him, and say clean it up, and then he goes out and does stuff," said the member of the House Democratic leadership, who declined to speak for the record about private discussions with Weiner.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • House Democrats
Pawlenty to give economic address
June 3rd, 2011
04:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Pawlenty to give economic address

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty will deliver a speech Tuesday morning in Chicago to unveil his economic plan, a Pawlenty aide told CNN Friday.

"His speech will include a plan to balance the Federal budget, overhaul the Federal tax code, reduce regulation and increase American innovation and investment," the aide said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Tim Pawlenty
It's the economy, again
June 3rd, 2011
03:44 PM ET
4 years ago

It's the economy, again

(CNN) – Republican presidential hopefuls placed the blame for Friday's disappointing jobs report for May squarely on President Barack Obama and his administration's economic policies.

The government reported Friday that the economy gained 54,000 jobs in May, far less than the predicted 170,000 gain. The nation's unemployment rate also worsened to 9.1 percent from 9 percent in April.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Jobs
Obama on auto bailout: 'American industry is back'
June 3rd, 2011
03:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama on auto bailout: 'American industry is back'

Washington (CNNMoney) -- President Obama touted the recovery of the Big Three automakers in a speech at a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, saying it couldn't have happened without his 2009 bailouts.

At a Chrysler plant that makes Jeep Wranglers, the president talked about the jobs saved in Toledo, as an example of the broader economic recovery.
"Each day, when you clock in, you're doing more than earning your pay, you're standing up for this company. . . and showing the world that American manufacturing

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Filed under: Auto Bailout • President Obama
Presidential hopefuls, entrepreneurs mob Faith and Freedom Coalition conference
June 3rd, 2011
03:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Presidential hopefuls, entrepreneurs mob Faith and Freedom Coalition conference

Washington (CNN) – Someone pushed a baseball and a ballpoint pen at Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, through the scrum of reporters' note pads and tape recorders as she was chased up an escalator.

Her heels clicked as her staff hustled her out of the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference at the glitzy Renaissance hotel in Washington, DC.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney
Cheat Sheet: Unemployment Report
June 3rd, 2011
03:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Cheat Sheet: Unemployment Report

Capitol Hill (CNN) - There are few hotter topics in Washington or on the campaign trail than jobs. And we just got a new, gloomier report. To save you time, here's your cheat sheet to Friday's U.S. unemployment report.

Two headlines:

Obvious headline: U.S. created just 54,000 jobs in May, below the meager expectations.
Bigger Headline: Average length of unemployment hits record high of 39.7 weeks.
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Filed under: American Sauce • Jobs • unemployment
Weiner cancels speech in Wisconsin
June 3rd, 2011
03:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Weiner cancels speech in Wisconsin

(CNN) – New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner cancelled a speech he was scheduled to make Friday evening at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party confirms to CNN.

Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, tells CNN that they got a call this morning and were told that "given the circumstances he is going to stick around New York and hang out with his wife." Zielinski said he was not sure if the congressman himself called, or a member of his staff.
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House rips Obama Libya policy
June 3rd, 2011
02:33 PM ET
4 years ago

House rips Obama Libya policy

Washington (CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives issued a rebuke of President Barack Obama's Libya policy Friday, passing a measure declaring that the president has failed to provide a "compelling rationale" for military involvement in the North African country.

The non-binding resolution criticizes the president for insufficiently consulting Congress before launching air strikes in Libya and urges the administration not to put any ground troops in the country, something Obama has already promised not to do.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Libya
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