Edwards drops one prominent DC lawyer for another
August 19th, 2011
08:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Edwards drops one prominent DC lawyer for another

(CNN) - Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has requested a new attorney in his defense of federal charges roughly two months before the criminal conspiracy trial is set to begin.

In a copy of the motion filed Friday, Edwards requested representation by prominent DC attorney Abbe Lowell, indicating that he has dropped defense attorney and former White House counsel Greg Craig.
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Filed under: John Edwards • Rielle Hunter
Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Immigration is a 'federal responsibility'
August 19th, 2011
07:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Immigration is a 'federal responsibility'

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry may not think Washington should help create jobs but when it comes to illegal immigration, he doesn't think the federal government is doing enough.

That's what Margaret Gunderson of Abbeville found out when she asked the governor of the state that shares the largest border with Mexico where he stands on the issue.
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Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Rick Perry • South Carolina
GOPer: O'Donnell's actions were 'beyond indefensible'
August 19th, 2011
07:02 PM ET
3 years ago

GOPer: O'Donnell's actions were 'beyond indefensible'

(CNN) - President of the Media Research Center and conservative thought leader Brent Bozell blasted former Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell in an exclusive column for CNN.com

O'Donnell walked off the set of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Wednesday while promoting her new book, a move deemed by Bozell as "downright bizarre."

Calling the tea party darling a "buffoon," the head of the media watchdog group said CNN host Piers Morgan's questions may have been "trite," but were not "inappropriate."

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Dems and GOP neck-and-neck in Senate committee fundraising
August 19th, 2011
06:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Dems and GOP neck-and-neck in Senate committee fundraising

Washington (CNN) – Democrats may have outraised Republicans when it comes to July fundraising totals for the upcoming Senate battle, but not by much.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee fell short of Democratic numbers by roughly $20,000, according to statements released by the NRSC and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Friday.
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Huntsman decries debt debate 'lunacy'
August 19th, 2011
05:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman decries debt debate 'lunacy'

(CNN) - Threats of a national default during the debt ceiling debate amounted to "lunacy." That is, according to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.

He accused those who spoke of risking a possible default to force the government's hand in facing its rising debt–including some of his Republican opponents–of behaving like lunatics during an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" scheduled to air Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Economy • Jon Huntsman • President Obama • TV-Piers Morgan
Obama slammed for vacation, but that's nothing new
August 19th, 2011
05:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama slammed for vacation, but that's nothing new

Hyannis Port, Massachusetts (CNN) - After returning late Wednesday night from a three-day bus tour of Middle America, President Obama left Washington once again Thursday afternoon - this time for Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts and a 10-day vacation with his family.

Obama's vacation comes at a tumultuous time for the country, domestically and overseas. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 410 points just as the president boarded Air Force One. He is set to release a new job creation proposal in early September, and a U.S.-led call from the international community for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave power was publicly released the morning of Obama's departure.

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Filed under: President Obama
BLITZER'S BLOG: Assad must go – but where?
August 19th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Assad must go – but where?

(CNN) - Now that President Obama has declared that Bashar al-Assad must go, my question is this: Where does the Syrian leader go?

I suspect he can't simply retire somewhere in Syria. The protesters in Syria no doubt would like to arrest him and try him for killing more than 2,000 people in the last few months. They probably would like to see him in a courtroom cage – sort of like what Egyptians have done to their former president, Hosni Mubarak.

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Immigration reform in August: Why now?
August 19th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Immigration reform in August: Why now?

Washington (CNN) - It's late August. Would you rather hit the beach or discuss immigration reform?

The White House seems to be betting on the former, slipping out news of a major shift in the federal government's approach to illegal immigrants at a time when most Americans traditionally hit the road for summer vacation.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration
What is a yell leader?
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives / Texas A&M University
August 19th, 2011
11:40 AM ET
3 years ago

What is a yell leader?

(CNN) - Much has been made of Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's college experience as a "cheerleader" during his days at Texas A&M University. Except that Perry was never a cheerleader. He was a "yell leader."

Both are spirit organizations at college sporting events, but otherwise they're quite different, and Perry's role as a yell leader during his college days may serve as an early indicator of political instinct and electoral prowess.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Texas
No Feingold on ballot in 2012
August 19th, 2011
10:12 AM ET
3 years ago

No Feingold on ballot in 2012

(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold will not run for public office in 2012, he announced Friday on the website of his political action committee.

The former Democratic Sen. from Wisconsin, who lost his re-election bid in 2010, left the door open to a run in the future, but said he has enjoyed his time away from elected office and will not run for Senate or governor.
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Filed under: 2012 • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
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