Ad spotlights Republican support for gay marriage
February 20th, 2013
08:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Ad spotlights Republican support for gay marriage

(CNN) - Prominent Republicans who support marriage rights for same-sex couples are the focus of a new million-dollar ad campaign that's set to roll out Wednesday.

The spot, from the Respect for Marriage Coalition, feature clips of former Vice President Dick Cheney, former first lady Laura Bush, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell all voicing their support for same-sex marriage rights. The ads also use a clip from President Barack Obama's second inaugural address in January.
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Filed under: Colin Powell • Dick Cheney • Laura Bush • Same-sex marriage
Budget cuts will mean more time at the airport
February 20th, 2013
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Budget cuts will mean more time at the airport

Washington (CNNMoney) - If you thought airport wait times were long, get ready for worse.

How about an extra hour to go through security? And, international travelers, brace for this - four hours to clear customs?

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Filed under: Budget
Unemployed would lose benefits if federal budget cuts go through
February 20th, 2013
07:24 AM ET
2 years ago

Unemployed would lose benefits if federal budget cuts go through

(CNNMoney) - The long-term unemployed can kiss goodbye almost 10% of their weekly jobless benefits if federal budget cuts go into effect on March 1.

Many safety net programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid, are protected from the $85 billion in forced spending cuts, but extended federal unemployment benefits are vulnerable.

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Filed under: Budget • Jobs
February 20th, 2013
03:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife plead guilty to charges involving campaign funds

Washington (CNN) - With moist eyes and soft voices, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday related to years of using campaign funds for personal expenses that included purchases of Michael Jackson memorabilia and a Rolex watch.

"Guilty, your honor," Jackson responded to U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins while dabbing his eyes with a handkerchief after he looked back at family members in the courtroom, including his father, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.

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Filed under: Jesse Jackson Jr.
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