American female politicos top power list
August 25th, 2011
09:33 AM ET
3 years ago

American female politicos top power list

(CNN) - Forbes' Most Powerful Women list of 2011 included six American political figures, with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann holding the highest spot of any current elected official in the U.S.

Rep. Bachmann of Minnesota was ranked 22nd, ahead of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at No. 34 and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi at No. 52.
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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Nancy Pelosi • Sarah Palin
Rove levels Palin accusation
August 25th, 2011
09:05 AM ET
3 years ago

Rove levels Palin accusation

(CNN) – Karl Rove accused Sarah Palin of "thin skin" over a message from her political action committee criticizing the speculation surrounding her presidential intentions.

"It is a sign of enormous thin skin if we speculate about her, she gets upset, and I suspect if we didn't speculate about her, she'd be upset and trying to find a way to get us to speculate about her," Rove said Wednesday night of Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
South Carolina congressman hospitalized with fever
August 25th, 2011
08:22 AM ET
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South Carolina congressman hospitalized with fever

(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina has been hospitalized with an "extended fever," his spokesman said Thursday.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the fever, though his office this week announced that a series of appearances would be rescheduled "due to his recent possible contraction of Lyme disease."

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Filed under: Joe Wilson • South Carolina
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, August 25, 2011
August 25th, 2011
04:17 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, August 25, 2011

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CNN: Co-chairs of special deficit panel issue first statement
President Barack Obama will propose ideas for how the special congressional committee created by the recent debt ceiling deal can reach a deficit reduction plan that exceeds the required $1.5 trillion total, a White House spokesman said Wednesday. …Meanwhile, the co-chairs of the committee said Wednesday they are working to set rules for how the panel will operate and to determine a meeting schedule.
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