Obama losing chief economic adviser
June 6th, 2011
08:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama losing chief economic adviser

(CNN)–The White House is losing one of its most public faces when it comes to issues related to the economy. Dr. Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, announced he is returning to teaching at the University of Chicago later this summer.

Goolsbee has served as President Obama's economic adviser since the presidential campaign and has become the White House's point man to explain the administration's interpretation of economic reports to the American public.

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Filed under: Austan Goolsbee • Economy
Romney: Sarah Palin’s the ‘best thing’ that could happen to me
June 6th, 2011
07:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Romney: Sarah Palin’s the ‘best thing’ that could happen to me

(CNN) – For any other candidate, raining on a presidential announcement parade would be seen as sabotage. Not former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The 2012 presidential candidate told CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday that he wasn’t offended when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on the same day he was set to formally announce his intention to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Mitt Romney • Sarah Palin • TV-Piers Morgan
Obama deciding on size of initial Afghanistan troop withdrawal
June 6th, 2011
06:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama deciding on size of initial Afghanistan troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will hold a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday, but has yet to reach a decision on the size and scope of the U.S. troop withdrawal that will begin next month, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday.

Carney told reporters that the troop withdrawal will begin in July, as planned. What remains undecided are the number and kinds of U.S. force members coming home, he said.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama
Democrats turn up pressure on Weiner, rally behind ethics probe
June 6th, 2011
05:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats turn up pressure on Weiner, rally behind ethics probe

Washington (CNN)– Democratic leaders took the initiative Monday to go after one of their own, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, hours after he admitted to lying about posting an explicit photo on his Twitter account and carrying on inappropriate relationships with women he'd met online.

Two Democratic sources said that Weiner, in a brief telephone conversation Monday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, made it abundantly clear that he was not going to resign. At his press conference later that day, the New York Democrat said that Pelosi was "not happy" but "also told me that she loved me and wanted us to ... pull through this."

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Nancy Pelosi
DNC chair Wasserman Schultz under fire for Jim Crow comments
June 6th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
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DNC chair Wasserman Schultz under fire for Jim Crow comments

Washington (CNN)-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz might "say anything," but she also might take it back. After being blasted by opponents for invoking Jim Crow during a critique of voter identification laws backed by Republicans, the congresswoman admitted using the "wrong analogy."

When asked about the measures including identification requirements and shorter windows for early voting Sunday, the Florida congresswoman told Roland Martin, CNN contributor and host of "Washington Watch" on TV One, "You have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally-and very transparently-block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates." But she later backed down.
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC
June 6th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
4 years ago

Weiner apologizes for lying, 'terrible mistakes,' refuses to resign


(CNN) - A week after claiming a hacker had posted a lewd photo to his Twitter account, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday apologized for lying about the ordeal and admitting carrying on inappropriate relationships with several women he'd met online.

Weiner, a New York Democrat, said he is not resigning his seat, nor is he planning on separating from his wife. But he said he took responsibility for his actions - both the relationships and for lying about sending photos.


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Rollins to steer likely Bachmann White House bid
June 6th, 2011
04:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Rollins to steer likely Bachmann White House bid

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann is looking to a campaign veteran to run her likely bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

CNN has confirmed that the congresswoman from Minnesota has signed GOP strategist Ed Rollins to run her campaign, if as expected, she announces her candidacy later this month.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • Michele Bachmann
Blitzer’s blog: Odd alliance on Afghanistan withdrawal
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets with troops on June 6, 2011 at Combat Outpost Andar in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
June 6th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Blitzer’s blog: Odd alliance on Afghanistan withdrawal

(CNN)- There’s an increasingly vocal group of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans calling for a much more speedy withdrawal from Afghanistan. They are also getting frustrated with the stalemate in Libya. This odd alliance includes folks like Representatives Ron Paul and Jason Chaffetz on the right and Dennis Kucinich and Barney Frank on the left.
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Filed under: TV-The Situation Room
FreedomWorks asking members for advice
Freedom Works Chairman and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey
June 6th, 2011
03:15 PM ET
4 years ago

FreedomWorks asking members for advice

Washington (CNN) - FreedomWorks is reaching out to its membership for guidance on which Republican candidates to endorse in next year's GOP Senate primary battles.

"We are determined to support the most fiscally conservative person who can help put a stop to the Obama/Reid big government agenda in Washington, DC. The most important part of this decision-making process is hearing from you, our hard-working, liberty-loving FreedomWorks members," says FreedomWorks Chairman and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, in an email to supporters.
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Filed under: Congress • FreedomWorks • Republican • Senate
Herman Cain: 'We've got to beat Mitt Romney's money, not Mitt Romney'
June 6th, 2011
01:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Herman Cain: 'We've got to beat Mitt Romney's money, not Mitt Romney'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he perceives Mitt Romney's well-funded campaign as more of a threat than the man himself, according to The Daily Caller.

"We've got to beat Mitt Romney's money, not Mitt Romney," the radio talk show host said in an article published Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Sarah Palin
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