Obama to deliver commencement address at Ohio State University
February 20th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to deliver commencement address at Ohio State University

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at The Ohio State University on May 5, the school announced Wednesday, becoming the third sitting president to deliver a commencement address at the school.

Obama has visited the Columbus, Ohio school at least five times, including on May 5, 2012 for the first campaign rally of his re-election campaign. His most recent visit to the university was in October for a campaign rally in the important battleground state.
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RNC adds to bank in January
February 20th, 2013
01:35 PM ET
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RNC adds to bank in January

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised $6.9 million in the first month of the year, the group announced Wednesday.

The haul brings their cash on hand to $7.1 million heading into the midterm election cycle - a very different picture than after the 2010 midterms, when the RNC was $19.2 million in debt.
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Filed under: Republican National Committee • RNC
February 20th, 2013
01:21 PM ET
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Ex-Sen. Domenici admits to fathering son outside of marriage 30 years ago

(CNN) - Pete Domenici, the longtime GOP senator who represented New Mexico for more than thirty years, admitted Wednesday that an extramarital affair three decades ago produced a son, who was kept secret from the public since then.

In statements, the former senator and his son's mother explained the circumstances surrounding the affair and why they were going public with the information on Wednesday.
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Filed under: New Mexico • Pete Domenici
Rubio, on Mideast trip, says Jerusalem is Israel's capital
February 20th, 2013
12:01 PM ET
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Rubio, on Mideast trip, says Jerusalem is Israel's capital

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio told Israeli leaders Wednesday he was glad President Barack Obama would be visiting the Jewish state this spring, and waded into the politically sensitive subject of Jerusalem's status as the capital of Israel.

Ahead of his meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, Rubio said of the city, "Of course the capital of your country but the spiritual capital of million around the world."
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Marco Rubio
Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds
February 20th, 2013
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Washington (CNN) - Dabbing at this eyes with a handkerchief, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court to one charge related to using campaign funds for personal expenses.

"Guilty, your honor," Jackson responded to U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins after looking back at family members in the courtroom, including his father, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.

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Filed under: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Conan O'Brien to entertain White House Correspondents Dinner
February 20th, 2013
10:56 AM ET
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Conan O'Brien to entertain White House Correspondents Dinner

(CNN) - It's the biggest dinner inside the Beltway, and one of the biggest questions surrounding the annual White House Correspondents Dinner is which entertainer will headline the event.

The answer for this year's dinner, which will take place on April 27, is Conan O'Brien, host of the late night talk show "Conan" on TBS. White House Correspondents Association president Ed Henry announced the news Wednesday morning.
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Spending cut squabbling turns to blame game
February 20th, 2013
10:45 AM ET
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Spending cut squabbling turns to blame game

(CNN) – As time winds down for lawmakers and the White House to forge a plan averting the latest fiscal catastrophe, each side looked past a fix Wednesday and instead sought to pin the blame for the painful forced spending cuts on the other party.

Congress, which isn't even in session this week, doesn't appear close to taking action on the $85 billion in forced cuts, which take effect March 1. Lawmakers and aides told CNN Tuesday not to expect any measure staving off the budget slashing to pass in the near future.
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Filed under: Budget • John Boehner
Pentagon: Furloughs for civilian workers if sequester happens
February 20th, 2013
10:36 AM ET
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Pentagon: Furloughs for civilian workers if sequester happens

(CNN) – Nearly 800,000 civilian workers would be forced to take one day of leave per week without pay if automatic spending cuts go into effect as scheduled on March 1, the Defense Department told Congress on Wednesday morning.

The furloughs would start in the last week of April and last for 22 weeks, according to the Pentagon plan.

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Dead heat in Virginia governors' race
February 20th, 2013
09:46 AM ET
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Dead heat in Virginia governors' race

(CNN) - The race for governor in Virginia couldn't get any tighter.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli both stand at 38% among registered voters in a poll released Wednesday from Quinnipiac University. Another 21% said they didn't know which candidate they'd support. Virginia will decide on a new governor in November.
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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Poll: Clinton vs. Christie in 2016
February 20th, 2013
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Clinton vs. Christie in 2016

(CNN) - What if it came down Hillary Clinton vs. Chris Christie in the 2016 presidential election?

While Christie's home state of New Jersey hasn’t been carried by the GOP in a presidential election since 1988, a new poll suggests voters there would be divided between their Republican governor and Clinton in a hypothetical presidential showdown.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton
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