Nation's largest teachers union endorses Obama re-election
July 4th, 2011
06:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Nation's largest teachers union endorses Obama re-election

(CNN) - A year earlier than usual, the nation's largest teachers union on Monday endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.

The National Education Association, which represents 3.2 million teachers and administrators, approved the recommendation from its political action committee at its annual meeting in Chicago.

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Romney sticks to Obama criticism, despite naysayers
July 4th, 2011
03:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney sticks to Obama criticism, despite naysayers

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeated his campaign line that President Obama has made the economy worse in New Hampshire Monday, a sentiment that has received criticism from those on the left and independent fact-checkers.

"The recession is deeper because of our president, it's seen an anemic recovery because of our president," Romney said after a July 4th parade in Amherst.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Fireworks in Congress as debt ceiling deadline looms
July 4th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Fireworks in Congress as debt ceiling deadline looms

Washington (CNN) - Senators and representatives crammed in their July 4 parades and other festivities Monday as Congress prepared to cut short its Independence Day break and resume talks over the need to raise the federal government's debt ceiling.

The Senate is set to return to work on Tuesday; House members follow suit on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit
To the parades go the prez candidates
A man waves while riding on a float during the Fourth of July parade in Des Plaines, Illinois.
July 4th, 2011
09:01 AM ET
3 years ago

To the parades go the prez candidates

(CNN) - With this Independence Day comes a myriad of events courtesy of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates who will frequent July 4th celebrations mostly in important early voting states.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will walk in a parade along Main Street in Amherst and another in Laconia. He will also visit a holiday celebration in Andover.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Jon Huntsman • July 4 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Debt deal: Brace for spending cuts
July 4th, 2011
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Debt deal: Brace for spending cuts

New York (CNNMoney) - Huge spending cuts, and maybe some targeted tax hikes.

That's how the deal to raise the debt ceiling is shaping up. Details are thin, as negotiations have been carried out behind closed doors and involve only a few of Washington's heaviest hitters.

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Poll: 1776 date puzzles some Americans
Men dressed as Continental Army soldiers march to demonstrate a 'fight during revolutionary war' as they celebrate George Washington's birthday at Mount Vernon, Virginia, on February 21, 2011.
July 4th, 2011
08:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: 1776 date puzzles some Americans

(CNN) - A slight majority of Americans know what year the United States declared independence, according to a new national survey.

The Marist Poll released in honor of America's Independence Day, July 4, showed 58 percent of residents aware their country declared independence in 1776. Twenty-six percent were unsure and 16 percent named another date. Younger Americans, those under 30 years of age, were less likely to have the correct answer with 31 percent, compared to Americans between the ages of 45 and 59 who said 1776 75 percent of the time.
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Filed under: July 4 • Polls
Fox News Twitter feed says Obama dead in apparent hack
July 4th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Fox News Twitter feed says Obama dead in apparent hack

(CNN) - Hackers apparently broke into the FoxNews.com's Twitter feed for political news early Monday and used it to announce - falsely - that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

Obama was "shot twice at a Ross' restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family," read one of several Twitter messages posted on @FoxNewsPolitics early Monday.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, July 4, 2011
July 4th, 2011
04:23 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, July 4, 2011

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CNN: McCain: Americans 'don't want compromise' on tax revenue hikes
The American people do not want Republicans to compromise on their opposition to any form of tax increase as part of a deficit reduction deal being negotiated with Democrats, veteran Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Sunday. "The principle of not raising taxes is something that we campaigned on last November and the results of the election was the American people don't want their taxes raised and they wanted us to cut spending," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union." "They don't want compromise."

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