Group rallies for Washington representation
June 25th, 2011
07:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Group rallies for Washington representation

Washington (CNN) - Activists advocating congressional representation for the District of Columbia had a clear message at a rally Saturday in Washington: "President Obama, stand up for D.C."

Several hundred residents gathered Saturday morning at a rally organized by D.C. Vote, a voting-rights organization. The rally was a response to legislative moves by the U.S. House of Representatives to restrict the city's use of local tax revenue, demanding the right for representation in Congress and fighting for the right to statehood.
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Filed under: Eleanor Holmes Norton • Washington
June 25th, 2011
12:06 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint: America should 'finish the job' in Afghanistan


Washington (CNN) – Sen. Jim DeMint is criticizing President Obama’s decision to draw down troops in Afghanistan, telling CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that the United States needs to “finish the job” there.

“I’m concerned about what the president said earlier this week,” DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, said. “I think we need to finish the job to honor the people that have lost their lives.”
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June 25th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
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Michelle Obama: We don't talk about the election


(CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama took a break from her tour of Africa Friday to sit down with CNN's Robin Curnow. Here are some highlights of her interview.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Uncategorized
Palin to Iowa for movie debut
June 25th, 2011
09:48 AM ET
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Palin to Iowa for movie debut

Washington (CNN) –- When the Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated” makes its premiere in Iowa next week, the film’s star will be on hand for the big debut.

The production company behind the film announced Saturday that Palin and her husband Todd would be in Pella, Iowa, for the showing on Tuesday.
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It's all about jobs for Obama, Republicans in weekly addresses
June 25th, 2011
09:17 AM ET
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It's all about jobs for Obama, Republicans in weekly addresses

Washington (CNN) - President Obama and Republicans again focused on job creation and the economy in their weekly addresses Saturday, returning to an issue that remains at the front of Americans' minds as millions continue to face unemployment and a lagging job market.

Obama, speaking from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, tied his decision earlier this week to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of summer 2012 to jumpstarting the economy.
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Filed under: Economy • President Obama • Republicans
Renowned CNN sports broadcaster Nick Charles dies at 64
June 25th, 2011
09:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Renowned CNN sports broadcaster Nick Charles dies at 64

(CNN) - Nick Charles, who started off as a taxi driver and later became the first sports anchor at CNN, died Saturday after battling bladder cancer since 2009. He was 64.

Charles began at CNN on the network's first day, June 1, 1980, and covered nearly every sporting event over the years.

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Filed under: CNN
New York governor signs same-sex marriage bill into law
June 25th, 2011
04:30 AM ET
3 years ago

New York governor signs same-sex marriage bill into law

Albany, New York (CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state's marriage equality bill hours after it passed the Republican-controlled Senate on Friday night, making it the sixth state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Cuomo signed the bill into law after the legislature cleared the way to legalize same-sex marriage with a 33-to-29 vote, the first time a state Senate with a Republican majority has approved such a bill.

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Filed under: Gay rights • New York