Mark Kelly says he won't run for political office
July 1st, 2011
09:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Mark Kelly says he won't run for political office

Washington (CNN)- Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, put rumors to rest Friday that he may run for political office.

“Gabby is the politician in the family. I’m the space guy and I see no reason to change that,” Kelly said during a National Press Club event on NASA activities.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Mark Kelly
Maria Shriver files for divorce
July 1st, 2011
09:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Maria Shriver files for divorce

Los Angeles (CNN)– Maria Shriver cited "irreconcilable differences" in a petition filed Friday to dissolve her 25-year marriage to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The move comes more than a month after Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he fathered a child outside of his marriage.

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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ailes and Nixon
July 1st, 2011
08:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Ailes and Nixon

Washington (CNN) - The claim is ubiquitous on Fox News Channel: we're "fair and balanced". To many observers, that's a way of saying Fox is a conservative foil to what some believe is the liberal-leaning mainstream news media. Was there a blueprint for Fox News Channel in the early days of the Nixon administration?

A fascinating document from the early-1970s, obtained by CNN from the Nixon Presidential Library, is entitled "A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News." The memo openly says it's an idea to avoid "the censorship, the priorities and the prejudices of network news selectors and disseminators." The stated goal: "To provide pro-Administration, videotape, hard news actualities to the major cities of the United States."
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Filed under: Fox News • Richard Nixon
Huntsman campaign fires back at Meg Whitman
July 1st, 2011
07:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman campaign fires back at Meg Whitman

Washington (CNN) – Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign fired back at former eBay CEO Meg Whitman after she described the Republican candidate as a career politician.

Whitman, who mounted an expensive but unsuccessful bid for the California governorship in 2010, made the criticism in a Reuters story this week about the competition for GOP donors between Huntsman and and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Meg Whitman
141 White House staffers make six figures
July 1st, 2011
06:41 PM ET
3 years ago

141 White House staffers make six figures

New York (CNNMoney) – One out of every three White House employees makes at least $100,000 a year, according to data released by the White House on Friday.

Top earners pull down a salary of $172,200 a year, while three employees have a salary of $0. Most staffers fall somewhere in the middle.

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Filed under: White House
Who would follow Geithner?
July 1st, 2011
05:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Who would follow Geithner?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Timothy Geithner said Thursday that he plans to stay on as Treasury Secretary for the foreseeable future. But that hasn't stopped speculation about who might take his place later this year.

Sources told CNN and other news outlets Thursday that Geithner is considering leaving the Obama administration later this year, once negotiations on raising the government's debt ceiling and cutting the budget deficit are complete.

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Filed under: Debt • Economy • Tim Geithner
Blitzer's Blog: Bill Clinton on 'class warfare'
July 1st, 2011
04:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Blitzer's Blog: Bill Clinton on 'class warfare'

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton strongly rejects Republican accusations that President Obama is engaging in "class warfare" when he proposes increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

Clinton is very familiar with the accusation. He was accused of engaging in "class warfare" when he raised taxes on upper-income Americans shortly after he took office in 1993.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • TV-The Situation Room
Pawlenty raised $4 million in second quarter
July 1st, 2011
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty raised $4 million in second quarter

Washington (CNN) Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty raised just over $4 million between April and June, his campaign announced Friday, a figure that experts call disappointing for the GOP presidential candidate.

"Gov. Pawlenty will report that his campaign has raised about $4.2 million and begins the third quarter with more available cash-on-hand than the Republicans who won the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary had in 2007," spokesman Alex Conant said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tim Pawlenty
DeMint backers plan presidential forum
July 1st, 2011
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint backers plan presidential forum

Washington (CNN) - Supporters of South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint are quietly organizing a Republican presidential forum slated for sometime around Labor Day, Republican sources confirm to CNN.

The event would be more of a question-and-answer session rather than a debate. Candidates will be asked to offer concrete plans for fixing the debt and growing the economy, according to one person involved in the planning.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint
Cuomo calls special election in Weiner's former district
July 1st, 2011
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Cuomo calls special election in Weiner's former district

(CNN) - The date is set.

A special election to fill former Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat will be held on Sept.13, according to a statement released Friday by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Anthony Weiner • New York
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