Perry not ready to praise Obama's handling of Hurricane Irene
August 27th, 2011
10:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry not ready to praise Obama's handling of Hurricane Irene

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – As Hurricane Irene strikes and spooks large parts of the U.S., Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is not yet ready to praise President Barack Obama's handling of the storm.

The Texas governor appeared at a county GOP picnic in Des Moines on Saturday. During an exchange with reporters, Perry was asked if the president has been an effective leader during a week that saw two menacing natural disasters: an earthquake and currently the hurricane.
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Filed under: 2012 • FEMA • President Obama • Rick Perry • Ron Paul
Tea Party Express kicks off nationwide tour in Napa
August 27th, 2011
04:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party Express kicks off nationwide tour in Napa

NAPA, California (CNN) - Just beyond the cabernet and merlot halls at the Napa Expo, wine country chatter such as "I want something smooth and fruity" gave way to political debate Saturday.

The Tea Party Express, one of the nation’s largest tea party groups, launched its 29-city bus tour this weekend in California.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Tea Party Express
Organized opposition dominates Bass town hall
August 27th, 2011
04:31 PM ET
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Organized opposition dominates Bass town hall

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) – Working-class anger bubbled over at a town hall hosted by Rep. Charlie Bass Saturday, when dozens of organized activists berated the Republican congressman for not helping the job market in his home state.

"During the ’90s we could afford to hire members of the community, but now we're barely able to pay ourselves," said Greg Goldberg, a furniture store manager who wore an Obama 2012 cap. "How much longer are we going to be able to do even that if companies continue to get tax breaks while continuing to send our jobs overseas?"
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Filed under: House • New Hampshire
Ron Paul: We don't need FEMA
August 27th, 2011
03:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul: We don't need FEMA

(CNN) - As Hurricane Irene barrels along the U.S. East Coast, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said the nation would be much better off without the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"I live on the Gulf Coast. We put up with hurricanes all the time," the GOP presidential candidate told CNN after a New Hampshire campaign event Friday. "There's no magic about FEMA. More and more people are starting to recognize that."
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Filed under: 2012 • FEMA • Ron Paul
Rep. Joe Wilson released from hospital
August 27th, 2011
03:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Joe Wilson released from hospital

(CNN) – South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson was released from the hospital Saturday after being treated five days for an extended fever and "chronic viral-type infection," according to information released by his staff.

Last week, when Wilson's office announced that a series of appearances in his district would be rescheduled, they initially attributed his illness "to his recent possible contraction of Lyme disease."
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Filed under: Joe Wilson • South Carolina
Early voting begins in Nevada special election
August 27th, 2011
01:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Early voting begins in Nevada special election

(CNN) – Early voting began Saturday for the special election in Nevada’s 2nd congressional district, with the final voting date set for September 13.

Then-Rep. Dean Heller left the seat in May when Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed him to replace former Republican Sen. John Ensign, who resigned amid an ethics scandal.
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Filed under: Congress • John Ensign • Nevada • Sharron Angle
Obama: 'Going to be a long 72 hours'
August 27th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: 'Going to be a long 72 hours'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama toured FEMA headquarters in Washington Saturday as Hurricane Irene continued up the east coast of the U.S.

On a conference call with emergency officials, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, while at the command center, Obama warned of the worsening conditions, saying “it’s going to be a long 72 hours.”

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Filed under: President Obama
King remembered for his triumphs over a 'mountain of despair'
August 27th, 2011
12:02 PM ET
3 years ago

King remembered for his triumphs over a 'mountain of despair'

(CNN) - Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered Saturday as an irrepressible civil rights leader who many times triumphed over a "mountain of despair."

"Everywhere he went, the mountain of despair was thrust upon him by the evils" of the world, said former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young during a national prayer service at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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Filed under: Washington D.C.
Republicans slam president on jobs
August 27th, 2011
06:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Republicans slam president on jobs

(CNN) - In the GOP weekly address, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller blasted President Barack Obama for his economic policies and said the country is still waiting for an effective job-creation plan.

“It is clear that the approach of this administration and its supporters have taken for economic recovery has failed miserably,” Heller said Saturday.
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Filed under: Dean Heller • Economy • Jobs • President Obama • Republicans
August 27th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – August 24-25 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

TOPICS: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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