July 18th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Borger receives Emmy nod


(CNN) - The CNN Political Unit congratulates CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger on her Emmy nomination for "Odd Couple," a piece about Ted Olson and David Boies.

Olson and Boies teamed up in support of gay marriage, against Proposition 8 in California in 2010. The two sat down with Borger in March 2010 to explain their position, what they saw as the last civil rights battlefield.
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McConnell, Reid tweaking debt limit fallback plan to boost its chances
July 18th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
3 years ago

McConnell, Reid tweaking debt limit fallback plan to boost its chances

Washington (CNN) - Because there is a growing consensus on Capitol Hill that the White House talks are unlikely to bear fruit, lawmakers in both parties are looking to a plan offered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as the most likely legislative solution to avoiding a default.

McConnell, R-Kentucky, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, are now considering adding to the measure in order to boost its chances of passing the GOP-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Harry Reid • Mitch McConnell
Obama nominates Ohio's ex-attorney general to lead consumer bureau
July 18th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama nominates Ohio's ex-attorney general to lead consumer bureau

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - President Obama nominated Richard Cordray on Monday to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent agency set to launch on Thursday.

"I look forward to working with Richard Cordray as this bureau stands up on behalf of consumers all across the country," Obama said Monday in an address from the Rose Garden.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • President Obama
'Palinistas' pleased with 'The Undefeated'
July 18th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
3 years ago

'Palinistas' pleased with 'The Undefeated'

Kennesaw, Georgia (CNN) - The distributor of the Sarah Palin biopic "The Undefeated" is expected to announce details of a wider run after a 10-city opening over the weekend.

The film's distributor, ARC Entertainment, said the film averaged $5,000 per screen Friday and Saturday night, with sold-out screenings at several locations. ARC Entertainment said in a statement "... with the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month."

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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
'Cut, cap and balance' unlikely to end debt ceiling struggle
July 18th, 2011
01:54 PM ET
3 years ago

'Cut, cap and balance' unlikely to end debt ceiling struggle

Washington (CNN) - "Cut, cap and balance" is all the rage in some Republican quarters.

Cut a substantial amount of spending to bring down the roughly $1.5 trillion deficit expected this year.

Cap federal spending at 18 percent of the gross domestic product. It's at 24 percent of the GDP now.

Pass a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution that includes spending caps and makes it difficult to raise federal taxes.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • President Obama • State of the Union
Despite Bachmann controversy, many Christians cool to conversion therapy for gays
July 18th, 2011
01:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Despite Bachmann controversy, many Christians cool to conversion therapy for gays

(CNN) - When presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, addressed accusations that his Christian counseling business encourages homosexual clients to try to change their sexual orientation, he appeared to play down the role of so-called conversion therapy at his clinics.

"Is it a remedy form that I typically would use?" Bachmann told Minnesota's Star Tribune newspaper. "It is at the client's discretion."

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
Florida Republican backs out of Senate race
July 18th, 2011
01:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Florida Republican backs out of Senate race

(CNN) – Mike Haridopolos announced Monday he has decided to drop out of the race for the Republican Senate nomination in Florida.

The Florida state senate president, who had planned to continue his state role while running for Senate, said the responsibilities "on both fronts are in conflict."
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Filed under: Bill Nelson • Florida • Senate
Roemer to make presidential run official
July 18th, 2011
01:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Roemer to make presidential run official

(CNN) - He was one of the first Republicans to form a presidential exploratory committee back in March, but now former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer is officially throwing his hat into the ring.

The White House hopeful, soon to be the 11th GOP presidential candidate, will announce his decision Thursday in New Hampshire, where he'll be living and "campaigning the heck out of the state," according to campaign manager Carlos Sierra.
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Filed under: 2012 • Buddy Roemer • Republicans
Romney leads new S.C. primary poll
July 18th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney leads new S.C. primary poll

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's at the top of a new poll of people likely to vote in South Carolina Republican presidential primary.

According to an American Research Group survey released Monday, 25 percent of those questioned say if the primary were held today, they'd vote for the former Massachusetts governor, who's making his second bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • South Carolina
Sunday White House debt ceiling meeting yields no progress
July 18th, 2011
12:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Sunday White House debt ceiling meeting yields no progress

Washington (CNN) - As part of the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor met Sunday with President Obama at the White House, Boehner's spokesman Michael Steel confirmed to CNN.

When asked about the meeting, Steel provided this statement: "As we said throughout the weekend, the lines of communications are being kept open. But there is nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress. We believe cut, cap and balance represents the best path forward, and we are looking forward to the House vote on it tomorrow."


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • President Obama
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