Photo Gallery: President Obama welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to White House
June 7th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Photo Gallery: President Obama welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to White House

(CNN) – Click the headline above to take a look at the festivities held in honor of Chancellor Merkel.


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Texas governor convenes day of prayer and fasting
June 7th, 2011
04:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Texas governor convenes day of prayer and fasting

(CNN)- On August 6, Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants you to drop the Texas BBQ, grab a moist towelette and fold your hands to pray. On Monday, Perry declared the date a “day of prayer and fasting for our nation’s challenges.”

"America is in crisis, " the Republican governor says on a website promoting the event. "We have been besieged by financial debt terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters."

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Huma Abedin is not a typical congressional wife
June 7th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Huma Abedin is not a typical congressional wife

(CNN) - When Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted Monday to sending inappropriate messages and photos "of an explicit nature" to women online, his wife of 11 months was not standing at his side. Huma Abedin was with another politician, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Abedin, 34, began working for Clinton as a White House intern in 1996, eventually becoming the former first lady's traveling chief of staff - or "body man" - during her campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Weiner: Liberal firebrand or political opportunist?
June 7th, 2011
03:25 PM ET
4 years ago

Weiner: Liberal firebrand or political opportunist?

Washington (CNN) - Before Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal broke, he was best known for a passionate, theatrical rant on the House floor over a bill that funded health care costs for 9/11 first responders.

And he might have become better known as New York's next mayor, had he not put his political future in jeopardy with his sexting scandal.

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Reid to Weiner: 'Call somebody else'
June 7th, 2011
03:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Reid to Weiner: 'Call somebody else'

Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid gave embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner no love on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

"I know Congressman Weiner and I wish there was some way I can defend him, but I can't. OK?" Reid said.
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Boehner's gotta up his game ... of golf
June 7th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Boehner's gotta up his game ... of golf

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said he's "gotta get my golf game in shape" before he plays with the president in a few weeks.

"I played so bad yesterday and it was nothing to brag about. So I gotta get my golf game in shape," Boehner told reporters in Middletown, Ohio Tuesday. "I am playing with the president and vice president."
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Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama
Democrats try to tie GOP congressional candidate to Palin
June 7th, 2011
12:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats try to tie GOP congressional candidate to Palin

(CNN) - Democratic congressional candidate Janice Hahn is leaving nothing on the table in her race to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman (D) in next month's special election for California's 36th district.

Although the West Los Angeles district has traditionally leaned Democratic, Hahn's campaign says it is going up Tuesday with a television ad that compares her Republican opponent, Craig Huey, to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
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Filed under: Ads • Congress • Janice Hahn • Sarah Palin
Top GOPer: Weiner should resign
June 7th, 2011
11:46 AM ET
4 years ago

Top GOPer: Weiner should resign

(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner Tuesday, becoming the first major official to urge on Weiner to leave office.

"Congressman Weiner's actions and deception are unacceptable and he should resign," Priebus said in a statement. "We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation."
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Will constituents forgive Weiner?
June 7th, 2011
10:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Will constituents forgive Weiner?

NEW YORK (CNN) – As news of his admission and apology reverberated Tuesday throughout the country and in the halls of Congress, those who hold Rep. Anthony Weiner's political future in their hands debated whether the scandal will be his downfall.

"It's scary that, you know, a political person that we elected would be able to do something like that," said Ally Nekta, a voter in Weiner's New York district.

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Old school dining Obama-style
June 7th, 2011
10:29 AM ET
4 years ago

Old school dining Obama-style

(CNN) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was treated to an old-fashioned Washington experience Monday evening, courtesy of President Obama.

The two ate at 1789 Restaurant in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. They dined for approximately two hours in the six room restaurant decorated with American antiques and period equestrian prints that specializes in local, seasonal flare.
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