Holder: DOJ to respond 'appropriately' to judges' questions about health care law
April 4th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
8 years ago

Holder: DOJ to respond 'appropriately' to judges' questions about health care law

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department is scrambling to meet a federal court's Thursday deadline to answer fundamental constitutional questions dealing with the health care law championed by President Barack Obama, an escalating political battle that has embroiled all three branches of government.

Administration officials said Wednesday they were deciding how to respond to an order from a three-judge appeals panel hearing a separate challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Department lawyers were told to explain whether federal courts could intervene and strike down congressional laws as unconstitutional. Such a power has been guaranteed since the Supreme Court's landmark 1803 ruling in Marbury v. Madison.

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Supreme Court
No African-American senators likely in near future
April 4th, 2012
03:45 PM ET
8 years ago

No African-American senators likely in near future

(CNN) - Few might realize it, but Tuesday's primary elections might have quietly sealed the racial and ethnic makeup of the U.S. Senate for a couple of more years.

On Tuesday, C. Anthony Muse, thought to be the strongest black candidate for U.S. Senate this year, lost his Democratic primary race in Maryland, coming in a distant second to Sen. Ben Cardin, the incumbent. CNN found only one other African-American on a Senate ballot, a Florida candidate who isn't getting much attention among a wide field of contenders.

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Filed under: Congress
April 4th, 2012
02:53 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama signs STOCK Act to address 'deficit of trust' in Washington

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Wednesday aimed at restoring Americans' faith in the nation's public institutions at a time they rank at record lows in opinion polls. The act bans insider trading by members of Congress and many executive branch employees.

In a ceremony at the White House, the president referred to the need to address public skepticism about an uneven system.

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama
April 4th, 2012
02:52 PM ET
8 years ago

Santorum: Romney attacks to fall short in Pennsylvania

Carnegie, Pennsylvania (CNN) - One day after suffering a trio of primary losses, Rick Santorum fired off a political warning shot to Mitt Romney's supporters: essentially saying that negative attacks won't work in his home state and drawing a contrast between Romney and his own "blue collar" appeal.

"We have to win here. And we plan on winning here," the former Pennsylvania senator reiterated to reporters outside a diner in Carnegie on Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
Mitt Romney's new general election message
April 4th, 2012
02:32 PM ET
8 years ago

Mitt Romney's new general election message

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - After hammering Republican rivals for months, Mitt Romney is gearing up for the main event and turning his full attention to President Obama.

The two camps are now openly trading broadsides - and the first salvos are over the economy, a topic likely to be at the fore of political discourse until Election Day.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
April 4th, 2012
02:25 PM ET
8 years ago

Romney blasts Obama after latest primary victories

Washington (CNN) - Fresh off a three-primary sweep that bolstered the perception he is the inevitable Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney on Wednesday blasted President Barack Obama for running what he called a "hide-and-seek" campaign that lacked candor.

In remarks to a media luncheon that Obama addressed the day before, Romney responded to the president's harsh attacks on Republicans by accusing Obama of trying to divert attention from his own failed record through "straw men" arguments.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
RNC touts new 'leaner' yet 'speedier' response efforts
April 4th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
8 years ago

RNC touts new 'leaner' yet 'speedier' response efforts

Washington (CNN) - Tuesday afternoon was a good example of the message war being fought each day by the Republican National Committee.

President Barack Obama, at a speech in the nation's capital at the Newspaper Association of America, slammed the budget put out by congressional Republicans, calling it "so far to the right, it makes the Contract with America look like the New Deal."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Republicans • RNC
Brown appears with Obama, linked to Romney in video
April 4th, 2012
02:03 PM ET
8 years ago

Brown appears with Obama, linked to Romney in video

(CNN) – Sen. Scott Brown's Wednesday morning appearance alongside President Barack Obama didn't go unnoticed by his rivals in the Massachusetts Democratic Party, who seized upon the opportunity to link the GOP senator to another presidential candidate: Republican Mitt Romney.

Brown joined Obama at the White House signing of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, which prohibits members of Congress and their staffs from using non-public information for financial gain.
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Filed under: President Obama • Scott Brown
April 4th, 2012
11:52 AM ET
8 years ago

At Easter breakfast, Obama talks faith in face of doubt

Washington (CNN) - Facing a re-election bid and contending with a bitterly partisan Congress, President Obama spoke Wednesday at a White House Easter prayer breakfast about keeping faith in the face of doubt.

"I am not going to stand up here and give a sermon," Obama said in the East Room of the White House, addressing an audience thick with Christian leaders. "It's always a bad idea to give a sermon in front of professionals."

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Filed under: President Obama • Religion
Obama to introduce airing of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
April 4th, 2012
11:23 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama to introduce airing of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

(CNN) – Boo Radley and Atticus Finch will soon be returning to a television near you, but this time they’ll come with a presidential introduction.

On Tuesday, USA Network announced that it will be premiering a “digitally remastered and fully restored” version of the 1962 classic film “To Kill a Mockingbird” with a new introduction from President Barack Obama. The presentation will honor the 50th anniversary of the film's release.

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Filed under: President Obama
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