Obama's uncle freed from custody after drunk-driving arrest
September 9th, 2011
09:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's uncle freed from custody after drunk-driving arrest

(CNN) - An uncle of President Barack Obama who was arrested last month for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol has been released from custody.

Onyango Obama was freed from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on Thursday under an order of supervision, according to a statement Friday from Brian P. Hale, director of public affairs for ICE. He will be required to check in regularly with immigration authorities, Hale said.

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Filed under: President Obama
Bachmann lauds seniors' 'safety net'
September 9th, 2011
07:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann lauds seniors' 'safety net'

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, defended Social Security on Friday, continuing what has become a steady drumbeat of Republican presidential hopefuls differentiating themselves from Texas Gov. Rick Perry's position on the program.

In an interview with CNN's John King, Bachmann characterized the program as "a safety net that many Americans have paid into their whole life."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Rick Perry • Social Security • TV-John King U.S.A.
Witness to history: White House photographer and the images of 9/11
In a holding classroom at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, President Bush talks on a secure phone while communications director Dan Bartlett points to a TV showing the second plane hitting the World Trade Center on 9/11.
September 9th, 2011
05:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Witness to history: White House photographer and the images of 9/11

Washington (CNN) - As the president's personal photographer and head of the White House Photo Office, Eric Draper was with President George W. Bush for nearly every day of his eight-year term, often just a few feet away.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, he was there, too.

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Filed under: 9/11 • George W. Bush
Romney South Carolina-bound
September 9th, 2011
05:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney South Carolina-bound

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will make a campaign stop in South Carolina before participating in Monday's CNN-Tea Party debate in Florida, according regional press secretary Ryan Williams.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.
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Perry-Romney fight over Social Security could flare again Monday
September 9th, 2011
04:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry-Romney fight over Social Security could flare again Monday

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – A battle over Social Security between the top two contenders in the race for the GOP nomination that started at this week's presidential debate doesn't show any signs of quieting down, and a presidential debate Monday night in Florida could serve as the setting for round two in the clash.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.
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BLITZER’S BLOG: The importance of Monday’s CNN-Tea Party Republican Debate
September 9th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: The importance of Monday’s CNN-Tea Party Republican Debate

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – I’ve moderated several presidential debates over the years. I did five of them four years ago, including the final Democratic presidential debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

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Summer's heated Capitol Hill debate yields to a cooler fall?
September 9th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Summer's heated Capitol Hill debate yields to a cooler fall?

Washington (CNN) - After nearly a month of contentious debate over the debt ceiling, many members of Congress appear to be striking a new tone of civility.

Following President Barack Obama's job speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday, members flooded the media with post speech reaction displaying a more tempered attitude.
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Filed under: Congress • Jobs • President Obama
Obama: Jobs plan needed to help stalled economy
September 9th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: Jobs plan needed to help stalled economy

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama hit the road Friday to rally public support for his new job creation plan, calling it critical to efforts to invigorate an ailing economy and avert a new downturn.

"This has been a terrible recession," the president told an enthusiastic crowd at the University of Richmond in Virginia. "You expect action, and you deserve it right now."

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Filed under: Congress • Jobs • President Obama
Obama's road trips: More than just jobs?
September 9th, 2011
03:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's road trips: More than just jobs?

(CNN) – President Barack Obama took his jobs plan to Virginia Friday during the first of two upcoming visits planned in the 2012 battleground.

The president traveled to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's district in Richmond to talk up his jobs recovery proposal, which is expected to be put before Congress next week.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Ohio • President Obama • Virginia
GOP gov doesn't exactly 'back' jobs plan
September 9th, 2011
01:14 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP gov doesn't exactly 'back' jobs plan

(CNN) - The White House press operation was hard at work following the president’s speech last night, sending out rapid-fire emails filled with endorsements of the president’s new jobs plan. Support came from all corners, everyone from California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer and St. Louis’ Democratic Mayor Francis Slay to the United Steelworkers union and the BlueGreen Alliance. More than 40 emails in all were sent by the White House between the time the president finished his speech at 7:40 p.m. and midnight last night.

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Filed under: Jobs • Michigan • President Obama • Republicans
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