Photo: First family watches World Cup
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia watch the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Japan, from the Treaty Room office in the residence of the White House, Sunday, July 17, 2011.
July 17th, 2011
05:01 PM ET
Cain: Opposing mosque construction is not discrimination
July 17th, 2011
03:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain: Opposing mosque construction is not discrimination

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities should be able to prevent the construction of mosques in their neighborhoods.

Cain said he sided with some residents of a Tennessee town who tried to prevent Muslims from worshiping nearby.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
McDonnell ready to lead GOP group if Perry runs
July 17th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
3 years ago

McDonnell ready to lead GOP group if Perry runs

Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Saturday he is "absolutely" ready to take the helm of the Republican Governors Association if the current chairman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, decides to step down and run for president.

McDonnell is the current Vice Chairman of the RGA, meaning he is next in line for the chairmanship.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Republicans • RGA • Rick Perry
Cain: I'm more qualified than Bachmann
July 17th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain: I'm more qualified than Bachmann

(CNN) - Herman Cain said Sunday he is a more experienced candidate for president than Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota in the battle for the 2012 GOP nomination.

"The choice is real simple," Cain said on "Fox News Sunday," when asked why voters should choose him over Bachmann. "My entire career has been problem-solving, not politics."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Michele Bachmann
Obama will nominate Cordray to head the new consumer bureau
July 17th, 2011
11:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama will nominate Cordray to head the new consumer bureau

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the White House announced Sunday.

The move sets up formal leadership for the bureau created under the Wall Street reform bill passed last year.

FULL STORY

Filed under: President Obama
First family to church
July 17th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
3 years ago

First family to church

Washington (CNN) - The first family attended St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday morning, according to White House pool reports.

President Obama and first lady Michele Obama waved en route to the church with their daughters Sasha and Malia.

St. John's is near the White House, across from Lafayette Park.


Filed under: Malia Obama • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Sasha Obama
Graham defiant over constitutional amendment
July 17th, 2011
11:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Graham defiant over constitutional amendment

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday that a balanced budget amendment, one of the provisions of the “cut cap and balance” pledge, is the only solution to stave off default on the country’s loans.

“The real deal to limit spending and get us in balance would be an amendment to our constitution,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Without that we’re just going to talk to each other and run America into the ground.”
FULL POST


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Lindsey Graham • TV-State of the Union
Meeting U.S. debt obligations is the only plan, Lew says
July 17th, 2011
09:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Meeting U.S. debt obligations is the only plan, Lew says

Washington (CNN) - If the White House has a plan for how it will deal with a potential default on its bills, budget director Jacob Lew wasn't talking about it Sunday.

"There is no plan other than meeting our obligations," Lew told CNN's "State of the Union" when asked how the government would spend revenues that make up about 60 percent of obligations if Congress fails to allow it to borrow more money by August 2.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Jacob Lew • TV-State of the Union
Giuliani makes his presidential case
July 17th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani makes his presidential case

(CNN) - Rudy Giuliani said he's uniquely qualified to be president given the economic turnaround in New York City over which he presided as mayor.

Giuliani said the Big Apple experienced a drop in the number of residents on welfare, a decrease in the unemployment rate and the deficit transforming into a surplus, facts he used to make the case he could do the same for the country as president.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Rudy Giuliani • TV-State of the Union
Giuliani to GOP: Stay out of gay marriage
July 17th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani to GOP: Stay out of gay marriage

(CNN) - He may not agree with the vote in New York to legalize gay marriage, but former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the Republican Party should butt out of the bedroom and stick to fiscal policy.

"I think the Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people's bedrooms and let these things get decided by states," Giuliani said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "We'd be a much more successful political party if we stuck to our economic, conservative roots."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Rudy Giuliani • TV-State of the Union
« older posts