Final House race of 2012 settled with Boustany win
Landry, left, and Boustany
December 8th, 2012
05:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Final House race of 2012 settled with Boustany win

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(CNN) - Rep. Charles Boustany defeated Rep. Jeff Landry in the final unsettled U.S. House race of the 2012 campaign on Saturday, according to unofficial election results from the Louisiana secretary of state.

The 2010 census cost Louisiana a seat, and redistricting led to the two Republican incumbents facing off in a head-to-head bid for re-election.
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana
White House adds another social networking site to its cache
The National Christmas Tree at the White House was lit this past week.
December 8th, 2012
04:36 PM ET
1 year ago

White House adds another social networking site to its cache

(CNN) - Pin it up under home decor, food, or even pets: The White House is now on Pinterest.

"Whitehouse44" is the latest user of the social networking site, which lets users post and categorize their favorite recipes, outfits, photographs, memes and do-it-yourself projects.
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Filed under: President Obama
Senator calls MTV show a 'travesty'
December 8th, 2012
01:59 PM ET
1 year ago

Senator calls MTV show a 'travesty'

(CNN) - "Whatever happens, happens."

That's the motto of the cast of the new MTV show "Buckwild," which has drawn the eye of a U.S. senator.
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • West Virginia
December 8th, 2012
12:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Booted from plum committee seats, three GOP reps want answers

(CNN) - Three Republican lawmakers who say they were removed from committee assignments without explanation fired off a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Friday demanding answers.

"After learning of our removal, it came to our attention that a scorecard was presented to the Steering Committee to make the case for our removal from those committees," the freshmen lawmakers wrote.
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Filed under: House • John Boehner
December 8th, 2012
11:52 AM ET
1 year ago

Video: Polls show public OK with tax hike for wealthy

(CNN) - What do Americans want, and what don't they want, in a deal to avert the fiscal cliff? CNN Political Paul Steinhauser looks at that, and at just how optimistic Americans are a deal will be reached this year.


Filed under: Fiscal Cliff
Obama, Rubio offer different prescriptions for middle class
December 8th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Rubio offer different prescriptions for middle class

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Sen. Marco Rubio addressed the importance of the middle class during their weekly addresses Saturday, but each offered different prescriptions for prosperity.

Obama urged Congress to pass his plan for deficit reduction, which includes an extension of the Bush-era tax breaks for middle-income earners.
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Filed under: Marco Rubio • President Obama