Study: Fox News, MSNBC more 'extreme' in final week of campaign
November 20th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Study: Fox News, MSNBC more 'extreme' in final week of campaign

(CNN) - A new study finds the discrepancy between Fox News and MSNBC's coverage of the two presidential candidates differed most substantially during the final week of the campaign compared to the rest of the press' coverage of the election.

While the study, conducted by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, shows two cable news channels differed from the rest of the media's coverage about the candidates throughout the election, the difference was more pronounced from October 29 through November 5, the final week of the campaign.
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Detour at beginning of Hillary Clinton's farewell tour
November 20th, 2012
01:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Detour at beginning of Hillary Clinton's farewell tour

(CNN) – Before breaking off her trip to Asia to fly to the Middle East to address the crisis in Gaza, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the midst of what in many ways was the start of her world farewell as America's top diplomat.

During a historic stop this week in Myanmar at the home of Aung San Suu Kyi, the celebrated Nobel laureate and advocate for Burmese democracy, Barack Obama made a point to praise Clinton on what would likely be their final foreign trip together as U.S. president and secretary of state.

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Filed under: 2012 • Hillary Clinton
10-year-old with same-sex parents finds pen pal in President Obama
November 20th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
2 years ago

10-year-old with same-sex parents finds pen pal in President Obama

(CNN) – When Sophia Bailey-Klugh, a 10-year-old, invited President Barack Obama to dinner, she didn't get a response.

So when he replied to her second letter–this one thanking him for his position on same-sex marriage–the girl with two fathers was really surprised.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
Republican challenger calls for recount in unresolved House race
David Rouzer spoke at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 28.
November 20th, 2012
12:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Republican challenger calls for recount in unresolved House race

(CNN) - In the final House race considered too close to call, Republican David Rouzer has asked for a recount in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, where he trails the eight-term incumbent, Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre, by a small margin.

"In a race this close, accidental human error could easily change the outcome," he said in a statement. "It is important to ensure that every legal vote cast is properly and accurately counted."
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Filed under: 2012 • House • Mike McIntyre • North Carolina
Former Sen. Warren Rudman dead at 82
November 20th, 2012
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Sen. Warren Rudman dead at 82

(CNN) - Former Republican Sen. Warren Rudman of New Hampshire died from complications of lymphoma shortly before midnight on Monday, his press secretary Bob Stevenson confirmed Tuesday. He was 82.

Known as a centrist, Rudman was elected to the Senate in 1980 and served for two terms until 1993. Following his tenure on Capitol Hill, Rudman practiced law in Washington, D.C., where he was appointed by former President Bill Clinton to the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Senate
November 20th, 2012
11:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Jeb Bush, Jr. hopes dad will run for president

(CNN) – Jeb Bush, Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said Tuesday morning he "certainly" wants his dad to run for president.

Asked on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" if he wants to see his father make a White House bid, Bush said, "I don't know. No comment. I certainly hope so."

"Giving you the full loaf of bread right there," he continued, smiling.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Jeb Bush • Latinos • Marco Rubio
Obama campaign grassroots organization to be kept alive
November 20th, 2012
11:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign grassroots organization to be kept alive

Washington (CNN) – It's one of the biggest questions in the campaign world: What happens to Obama for America?

Tuesday, Jim Messina, chairman of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, gave some clues.
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Labor groups rally against spending cuts in fiscal cliff ads
November 20th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Labor groups rally against spending cuts in fiscal cliff ads

(CNN) – Several major labor unions joined together to release an ad campaign this week pushing members of Congress to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans and protect entitlement programs from major cuts as a solution to the looming fiscal cliff, the groups announced Tuesday.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the National Education Association say they're spending $300,000 on an initial TV and radio buy for the ad campaign, according to a high ranking labor official. Combined, the three labor groups have more than 6.7 million members.
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Filed under: Ads • Fiscal Cliff • Medicare • Social Security
Official: Changes to Benghazi talking points made by intel community
November 20th, 2012
08:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Official: Changes to Benghazi talking points made by intel community

Washington (CNN) – The intelligence community - not the White House, State Department or Justice Department - was responsible for the substantive changes made to the talking points distributed for government officials who spoke publicly about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the spokesman for the director of national intelligence said Monday.

The unclassified talking points on Libya, developed several days after the the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, were not substantively changed by any agency outside of the intelligence community, according to the spokesman, Shawn Turner.

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Filed under: Libya • State Department
West concedes in tight congressional race after recount
November 20th, 2012
07:59 AM ET
2 years ago

West concedes in tight congressional race after recount

(CNN) - Two weeks after Election Day, Rep. Allen West, R-Florida, conceded Tuesday to Democrat Patrick Murphy following a bitter campaign that resulted in a recount and legal action in Florida's 18th Congressional District.

The first-term congressman made his announcement the same day the unofficial results are to be certified by Florida's secretary of state. West had vowed he would not give up until the results, which consistently showed Murphy with a narrow lead, had become certified.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida • House
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