Obama will not change vacation plans
August 24th, 2011
12:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama will not change vacation plans

(CNN) – There have been no discussions about President Barack Obama changing his vacation plans and leaving Martha's Vineyard early, according to White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

But White House officials are "watching the weather reports" and tracking the progress of Hurricane Irene closely, Earnest said.


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Rubio not running for VP, pivots spotlight to Reagan legacy
August 24th, 2011
12:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Rubio not running for VP, pivots spotlight to Reagan legacy

(CNN) - While national Republicans suggest Sen. Marco Rubio would be well suited as the GOP vice presidential candidate in the next election, the Florida freshman did his best to dispel the rumors Tuesday night, instead focusing his attention on his state and the American dream.

In a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, his first major address out of Florida or Washington, D.C. since he was elected, Rubio said he has "no interest in serving as vice president."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Marco Rubio
Romney turns down DeMint Labor Day forum
August 24th, 2011
11:23 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney turns down DeMint Labor Day forum

(CNN) – Mitt Romney will not attend a Labor Day forum in South Carolina organized by conservative kingmaker Sen. Jim DeMint, who endorsed Romney's run for president four years ago.

Romney spokesperson Ryan Williams, citing scheduling conflicts, said the candidate will instead spend the day in New Hampshire, sending another signal that the former Massachusetts governor is not focusing on the early Southern primary state like he did in 2008. He was not previously listed as attending the event by the organizers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Mitt Romney • South Carolina
Engineers checking Washington Monument after rare earthquake
August 24th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Engineers checking Washington Monument after rare earthquake

Washington (CNN) - The Washington Monument remained closed Wednesday as engineers studied ways to repair cracks at the top of the capital's iconic structure - one day after a rare 5.8-magnitude East Coast earthquake.

Washington's National Cathedral also remained closed after sustaining what its staff described as "substantial damage," including numerous cracks in the building's limestone blocks and broken pinnacles on its towers.

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Weber goes from Pawlenty to Romney
August 24th, 2011
08:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Weber goes from Pawlenty to Romney

(CNN) – Former Rep. Vin Weber of Minnesota joined Team Romney Wednesday, throwing his support behind the former Massachusetts Gov. after backing Tim Pawlenty in his failed bid for the White House.

Weber, a Washington, D.C. lobbyist, will serve as a special adviser on policy, providing counsel on foreign and economic issues, according to a statement from Romney's campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
Battle still looms for Libya after Gadhafi
Libyans celebrate on August 24, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi, after rebels overran Gadhafi's fortified Bab al-Azizya headquarters in the capital Tripoli following heavy fighting.
August 24th, 2011
07:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Battle still looms for Libya after Gadhafi

(CNN) - As what might be the final battle rages in Libya, another is looming: the political battle to create a functioning democracy.

As Libyan rebels try to consolidate their military gains in Tripoli, the National Transitional Council in Benghazi is trying to activate plans for a political transition.

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Filed under: Libya • President Obama • Susan Rice
Nancy Reagan falls during California event
August 24th, 2011
07:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Nancy Reagan falls during California event

(CNN) - Former First Lady Nancy Reagan lost her balance and fell Tuesday night as she arrived at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California to hear U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) speak.

Rubio caught Reagan, 90, before she hit the ground and a library spokeswoman said she is fine.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
August 24th, 2011
04:18 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNNMoney: Economists: Fed should stay put for now
Economists aren't looking for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to announce some new plan to rescue the struggling U.S. economy in a much-anticipated speech this Friday. In fact, most will be happy if Bernanke and the Fed decide to stand pat, despite growing fears about the risks of a double dip recession.

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