Warren explains Native American listing was to meet people
May 3rd, 2012
02:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Warren explains Native American listing was to meet people

(CNN) – Elizabeth Warren, currently engaged in a heated U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, said Wednesday she listed herself while teaching at Harvard law school as having Native American roots so she could meet others with similar backgrounds.

Warren made the comments while speaking to reporters, according to the website of the Boston Herald. It was first reported earlier this week that the former economic adviser to President Barack Obama listed herself as a minority in law school directories in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
May 3rd, 2012
02:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney questions Obama actions surrounding Chinese activist

(CNN) – Mitt Romney used his harshest words to date to criticize the Obama administration's actions surrounding the situation with Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee characterized reports over the last day as "troubling developments."
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Filed under: China • Mitt Romney • President Obama
BLITZER'S BLOG: President Obama's olive branch to the Taliban
May 3rd, 2012
02:12 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: President Obama's olive branch to the Taliban

(CNN) – For a long time, U.S. intelligence officials have testified before Congressional committees that there are probably fewer than 100 al Qaeda terrorists remaining in Afghanistan right now. They have suggested that there are many more al Qaeda members in other countries, including Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

If true, and I believe it is, that raises this question: Why does the United States still have 90,000 troops in Afghanistan and virtually none in those other countries?

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Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama
Chen case is another human rights issue for Obama
May 3rd, 2012
02:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Chen case is another human rights issue for Obama

Washington (CNN) - Iran, Syria, and now China. President Barack Obama faces a third front of vulnerability on his administration's record of defending human rights with the muddled situation involving activist Chen Guangcheng.

With his re-election campaign just hitting full stride, Obama hoped to capitalize on foreign policy successes such as last year's raid that killed Osama bin Laden to blunt Republican attacks on the sluggish U.S. economic recovery.

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Filed under: China • President Obama
Kirk to return home after stroke
May 3rd, 2012
01:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Kirk to return home after stroke

(CNN) – Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois will be released from the hospital after suffering a stroke in January, according to a Thursday press release.

The announcement from the first term Republican's office said he will continue his recovery as an out patient in his home state.
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Filed under: Illinois • Mark Kirk • Senate
Obama ad heads to more states
May 3rd, 2012
12:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama ad heads to more states

(CNN) - A recent ad from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign will start running in Florida, Nevada and Colorado on Friday.

The spot, which ties presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to outsourcing jobs and trying to hide a Swiss bank account, started running earlier this week in Iowa, Ohio and Virginia.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
May 3rd, 2012
12:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann endorses Romney

(CNN) – Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann threw her support behind Mitt Romney on Thursday.

Standing on stage with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee at an event in Portsmouth, Virginia, the Minnesota congresswoman said she was there to "lend my voice and my endorsement to Mitt Romney as our president to take the county back."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney
Billy Graham backs North Carolina amendment to ban gay marriage
May 3rd, 2012
12:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Billy Graham backs North Carolina amendment to ban gay marriage

(CNN) – The Rev. Billy Graham, the world's best-known evangelist, has endorsed a ballot initiative to constitutionally ban gay marriage in his home state of North Carolina, a rare move for a preacher who has typically avoided political fights.

North Carolinians will vote on the state's Marriage Amendment Act before North Carolina voters next Tuesday.

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Filed under: North Carolina • Religion • Same-sex marriage
Would you pay $40,000 for dinner with Obama and Clooney?
May 3rd, 2012
12:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Would you pay $40,000 for dinner with Obama and Clooney?

(CNN) – It's always a heady combination–the intersection of politics and Hollywood–and now Team Obama is reportedly cashing in big time.

The campaign just capped a contest called "Obama, Clooney, and You," which offered supporters a chance to win two tickets for dinner with the president, George Clooney, and a host of other high-dollar donors at the movie star's Los Angeles home next week.

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Filed under: President Obama
U.S. Chamber floods Indiana mailboxes in support of Lugar
May 3rd, 2012
11:40 AM ET
3 years ago

U.S. Chamber floods Indiana mailboxes in support of Lugar

(CNN) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a major conservative, pro-business group, is showing its support for Sen. Dick Lugar with hundreds of thousands of direct mail pieces, just days before the longtime senator faces his biggest primary challenge in 35 years.

In the flier, the group praises Lugar for supporting the Keystone pipeline, a proposal that Republicans argue would create thousands of private sector jobs but has faced heavy pushback from Democrats and the president over environmental concerns.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Richard Lugar • Senate
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