Giffords serves dinner to troops
November 24th, 2011
02:53 PM ET
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Giffords serves dinner to troops

(CNN) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held her first constituent event Thursday since being gravely wounded in a mass shooting in January.

The Democratic congresswoman and her husband, Mark Kelly, retired Navy captain and NASA astronaut, helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to military families at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.
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GOP presidential candidates give thanks
November 24th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
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GOP presidential candidates give thanks

(CNN) - Several of the Republican White House hopefuls issued statements Thursday, wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to supporters and thanking members of the military for their service.

See each message after the jump.
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Obama: Let’s overcome partisan gridlock
November 24th, 2011
11:49 AM ET
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Obama: Let’s overcome partisan gridlock

(CNN) -– Drawing from the spirit of Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Washington to sidestep the partisan bickering that has taken center stage in American politics this year.

“With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible,” Obama said in his Thanksgiving address. “But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community and country.”
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Filed under: Democrats • President Obama • Republicans
NBC apologizes to Bachmann over song
November 24th, 2011
10:03 AM ET
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NBC apologizes to Bachmann over song

Washington (CNN) - NBC has apologized to Rep. Michele Bachmann after the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" played an inappropriate song during her appearance on the show Monday, CNN confirmed Thursday.

Bachmann received a letter Wednesday from Doug Vaughan, NBC's senior vice president for special programs and late night, that apologized for what happened, said Alice Stewart, the Republican presidential hopeful's spokeswoman.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
November 24th, 2011
09:21 AM ET
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Husband: Giffords will come back 'stronger than ever'

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords works hard every day to overcome the devastating effects of a gunshot wound in the brain that would have killed most people.

The grueling physical, occupational and speech therapy is helping the Arizona congresswoman get to a point where she can make a decision about returning to office, said her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly.

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Filed under: Congress • Gabrielle Giffords • Mark Kelly • TV-Piers Morgan
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, November 24, 2011
November 24th, 2011
04:23 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, November 24, 2011

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

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CNN: Political gamble for Gingrich on immigration
Newt Gingrich said he was ready to "take the heat" for backing limited amnesty for longtime illegal immigrants. The heat came quickly.

CNN: CNN Poll: Blue collar Democrats’ supports for Obama drops
Although President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains steady, his standing among Democrats, and in particular among blue-collar Democrats, appears to have dropped, according to a new national survey.

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