Huntsman distances himself from another Dem
June 22nd, 2011
04:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Huntsman distances himself from another Dem

(CNN) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman may not have donated to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's campaigns, but his family sure did.

Huntsman took to Twitter Wednesday to sound off on reports of his family's generosity toward the Democratic senator from Nevada saying, "I've never donated a dime to @HarryReid and wouldn't."
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Filed under: 2012 • Harry Reid • Jon Huntsman
Obama to announce summer 2012 U.S. force withdrawal from Afghanistan
June 22nd, 2011
04:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to announce summer 2012 U.S. force withdrawal from Afghanistan

Washington (CNN)–President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday night that he's ordering the withdrawal of all 33,000 surge forces in Afghanistan by summer of 2012, a senior administration official told CNN.


Filed under: 2012 • Afghanistan • President Obama
Gore: Obama has 'failed'
June 22nd, 2011
04:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Gore: Obama has 'failed'

(CNN) – Former vice president and environmental advocate Al Gore sharply criticized President Obama's "failed" approach to global warming Wednesday, forcing the White House to defend its record on climate change.

Gore was supportive of Obama's action in the first six months of his administration, but the former Democratic presidential nominee said the administration has not made the case for action among the American people.
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Filed under: Al Gore • President Obama
BLITZER’S BLOG: Despite drawdown, Afghanistan still costly
June 22nd, 2011
02:24 PM ET
4 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Despite drawdown, Afghanistan still costly

(CNN) - The President tonight will announce an initial troop withdrawal from Afghanistan but will also make his case for keeping tens of thousands of U.S. troops there through the end of 2014.

Just to recap: There were 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when Obama took office on January 20, 2009. He quickly doubled down on the Bush counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency strategy and increased that number to the current 100,000.

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Perry to headline New Hampshire dinner
June 22nd, 2011
01:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Perry to headline New Hampshire dinner

(CNN) - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry will deliver the keynote address at the New Hampshire Cornerstone Dinner in October, according to the group.

The October 28 awards banquet in Manchester is a large fundraising event in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
Borger: Obama, Superman on national security?
June 22nd, 2011
12:48 PM ET
4 years ago

Borger: Obama, Superman on national security?

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is chief political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA," and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN) - After George W. Bush famously strode onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003 in front of a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," there's no way a politician would emulate that now-derided photo op. Arrogant, self-assured and - most of all - wrong, it's a place no leader wants to find himself.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama
Huntsman meeting with potential donors in South Carolina
June 22nd, 2011
12:42 PM ET
4 years ago

Huntsman meeting with potential donors in South Carolina

(CNN) – The day after collecting $1.2 million at a Manhattan fundraiser, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman plans to meet with potential Republican donors in the key early primary state of South Carolina.

The closed-door meeting comes as the field of Republican presidential candidates race against the clock to build flush campaign war chests ahead of the second quarter fundraising deadline on June 30.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • South Carolina
Ups and downs: Gingrich notes history's lessons
June 22nd, 2011
12:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Ups and downs: Gingrich notes history's lessons

Atlanta (CNN) -Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich began his remarks at the Atlanta press club Wednesday with an admonition for the pundits and media already reporting the death of his campaign.

"I want to say one thing about the campaign before I begin," Gingrich said to flashing bulbs and feverishly clacking laptops. "In July of 2007 Hillary Clinton was going to be the Democratic nominee and Rudy Giuliani the Republican (nominee). John McCain was out of money and written off by the press. The fact is campaigns go up and down."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Boehner warns against 'precipitous withdrawal' from Afghanistan
June 22nd, 2011
11:57 AM ET
4 years ago

Boehner warns against 'precipitous withdrawal' from Afghanistan

Washington (CNN) – Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday the American public is "a bit weary" about the war in Afghanistan, but warned President Obama against any "precipitous withdrawal" of U.S. forces saying that the country has invested too much at this point.

"Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle reflect the opinions of attitudes of their constituents, and the American people are a bit weary about Afghanistan and you can't blame them," Boehner told reporters Wednesday.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • John Boehner
WH official: Edits 'still being made' to Afghanistan speech
June 22nd, 2011
11:55 AM ET
4 years ago

WH official: Edits 'still being made' to Afghanistan speech

Washington (CNN) -A senior administration official tells CNN that edits are "still being made" to the speech President Obama will deliver in primetime on troop levels in Afghanistan.

The official said the speech, that will take place in the East Room, is expected to last anywhere from "10 to 15 minutes….less than 15 minutes."

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Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama
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