Bachmann highlights Rubio in campaign speech
August 29th, 2011
09:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann highlights Rubio in campaign speech

(CNN) - White House hopeful Michele Bachmann said she wants to campaign for 2012 Senate candidates who embody the politics of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

"I want to elect 13 more like-minded Republican senators, and I'm thinking on the order of a Marco Rubio," the Minnesota congresswoman said Monday at a campaign stop in Miami.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Florida • Jim DeMint • Marco Rubio • Michele Bachmann
Bernie Sanders on Ron Paul: He's 'out to lunch'
August 29th, 2011
07:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Bernie Sanders on Ron Paul: He's 'out to lunch'

(CNN) - Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont criticized Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Monday for blasting the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a useless entity.

"I like Ron Paul, but on these issues, he's completely out to lunch," Sanders told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, anchor of "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Bernie Sanders • FEMA • Ron Paul • TV-The Situation Room • Vermont
Bachmann memoir due this fall
August 29th, 2011
06:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann memoir due this fall

(CNN) – She's a congresswoman, presidential candidate and now author.

Michele Bachmann is publishing a memoir scheduled for release this November according to Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group publishing.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
Is deficit fever a political disaster in the making?
August 29th, 2011
05:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Is deficit fever a political disaster in the making?

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Just as Hurricane Irene was slamming the East Coast, the political rhetoric was approaching category 5 strength in other parts of the country.

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann joked at a campaign event in Florida that the disaster was a sign from God that federal spending was out of control.

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Filed under: FEMA • Michele Bachmann • Ron Paul • Roy Blunt
Obama's uncle arrested in Massachusetts
August 29th, 2011
04:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's uncle arrested in Massachusetts

(CNN) - An uncle of President Barack Obama was arrested last week in Framingham, Massachusetts, for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, police Lt. Ronald Brandolini told CNN on Monday.

Onyango Obama was arrested on Wednesday after failing a field sobriety test, Brandolini said.

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Filed under: President Obama
Inhofe endorses Perry
August 29th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Inhofe endorses Perry

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up his first Senate endorsement Monday from Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma.

"Fourteen months ago I called him up. I said, 'Rick, I don't know if it's really going to happen, but I really believe you're the only guy who can really win this thing," Inhofe said at the Tulsa event. "And when the time comes, I'm going to be there to endorse you'."
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim Inhofe • Rick Perry
BLITZER’S BLOG: 'No love lost' between Cheney and Powell
August 29th, 2011
03:42 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: 'No love lost' between Cheney and Powell

(CNN) – In May 1990, CNN asked me to serve as its Pentagon correspondent. I was expecting a relatively slow news story since the Cold War was winding down. I thought I would spend most of my time covering base closings and new weapons systems. That was not to be because Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait that August.

It was during the six months of Operation Desert Shield and the six weeks of Operation Desert Storm that I really got to know the then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and the then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell. They were the leaders of the U.S. military. They became the chief spokesmen for the war buildup and then for the war itself.

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Tweet of the Day: McCain jokes about birthday
August 29th, 2011
02:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the Day: McCain jokes about birthday

(CNN) - Turning 75 on Monday, Sen. John McCain of Arizona tweeted: "Thanks for all the birthday wishes. If I had known I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!"


Filed under: John McCain • Tweet of the Day
Obama names new top economic adviser
August 29th, 2011
02:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama names new top economic adviser

Washington (CNNMoney) - President Obama on Monday nominated Alan Krueger to run his Council of Economic Advisers, moving to fill an important vacancy on an economic team that has undergone a nearly total makeover.

Krueger, 50, a Princeton University economics professor, would step up to the vacancy created by the departure of Austan Goolsbee.

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Filed under: Alan Krueger • Economy • President Obama
Perry warns of military 'adventurism'
August 29th, 2011
01:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry warns of military 'adventurism'

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appeared before a ballroom of veterans Monday as the governor of Texas, but used the platform to deliver a national message on foreign policy and war strategy.

Speaking before the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in San Antonio, Texas, Perry said the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks should cue a renewed commitment against America's enemies, "wherever they are, before they strike at home."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
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