November 26th, 2012
10:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Heads or tails: Election decided with the flip of a coin

(CNN) - Coin tosses aren't just for athletic games.

Just ask the two men who ran for a seat on the County Board in DeWitt County, Illinois. With the results coming to a tie, both men (reluctantly) agreed to abide by the flip of a coin for the final ruling, according to CNN affiliate WMBD.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Illinois
November 26th, 2012
09:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: 'I'm open' to 2016 bid

(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.

"I'm open to that possibility," the Republican said when asked on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" about a 2016 White House bid.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Rick Santorum • TV-Piers Morgan
No follow-up White House meeting scheduled yet in fiscal cliff talks
November 26th, 2012
06:19 PM ET
2 years ago

No follow-up White House meeting scheduled yet in fiscal cliff talks

Washington (CNN) – Talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff are expected to pick up this week as Congress returns to work.

But a promised second White House meeting on the crisis between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders still has not been scheduled – a possible sign that staff discussions over the Thanksgiving recess did not yield the progress leaders hoped.
FULL POST


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Fiscal Cliff • White House
November 26th, 2012
06:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Ambassador Rice to meet with lawmakers on Libya

Washington (CNN) - After facing criticism from Republican lawmakers surrounding her characterization of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will hold meetings on Capitol Hill about Libya, an administration official said Monday.

Rice will meet with Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire on Tuesday morning, Ayotte told CNN. She said Rice's staff contacted her office about setting up the meeting.
FULL POST


Filed under: John McCain • Libya • Susan Rice
Mexico's president-elect to meet with Obama
November 26th, 2012
05:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Mexico's president-elect to meet with Obama

(CNN) – Mexico's new leader has a message for U.S. officials as he heads to Washington this week: Ties between the neighboring nations must go beyond the drug war.

Just four days before his inauguration, Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday. And he says he wants to reshuffle the list of priorities the United States and Mexico share.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Mexico • President Obama
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 26, 2012
November 26th, 2012
04:46 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for November 26, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 26, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: OBAMA OVER 50 Fifty-two percent of Americans approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job, with 43% saying they disapprove, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Monday afternoon.

FILED: CHRIS CHRISTIE FILES FOR RE-ELECTION New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has filed papers to set in motion a run for re-election, a source close to the New Jersey Republican said Monday.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 26, 2012
November 26th, 2012
04:46 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for November 26, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 26, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: OBAMA OVER 50 Fifty-two percent of Americans approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job, with 43% saying they disapprove, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Monday afternoon.

FILED: CHRIS CHRISTIE FILES FOR RE-ELECTION New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has filed papers to set in motion a run for re-election, a source close to the New Jersey Republican said Monday.

FULL POST


Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
House GOP leaders to meet with Bowles, CEOs
Erskine Bowles speaking at a press conference last month while former Sen. Alan Simpson stands behind him.
November 26th, 2012
04:26 PM ET
2 years ago

House GOP leaders to meet with Bowles, CEOs

(CNN) - House Republican leaders will meet Wednesday with business leaders including Erskine Bowles, Republican aides on Capitol Hill said Monday, as congressional leaders work to avert a plunge off the so-called "fiscal cliff."

Bowles was the Democratic co-chairman of President Barack Obama's 2010 deficit reduction panel. After the commission's recommendations failed to garner enough support, Bowles and the Republican co-chairman of the group, Alan Simpson, went on to found the group Campaign to Fix the Debt.
FULL POST


Filed under: Congress • Fiscal Cliff
Illinois governor orders special election for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s old seat
November 26th, 2012
04:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Illinois governor orders special election for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s old seat

(CNN) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that a special election will be held to fill the congressional seat vacated by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who stepped down last week amid an ethics probe and ongoing health problems.

Quinn said a primary election would be held on February 26, which coincides with an already-scheduled local primary election, and proposed setting April 9 as the date for the general election to coincide with another previously-scheduled vote.
FULL POST


Filed under: Illinois • Jesse Jackson Jr.
CNN Poll: 52 percent give Obama thumbs up
November 26th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: 52 percent give Obama thumbs up

Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans give President Barack Obama a thumbs up on the job he's doing in office, but according to a new national poll they are less optimistic about the country's future than they were four years ago when Obama won the White House for the first time.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Monday indicates that 56% of the public thinks the country will be better off four years from now, with four in ten saying it will be worse than they are now.
FULL POST

« older posts