February 23rd, 2013
05:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Colbert goes bowling for dollars for sister’s campaign

(CNN) - What would Stephen Colbert want in a Charleston, South Carolina, bowling alley?

Votes for his sister, who is running for Congress.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
February 23rd, 2013
11:13 AM ET
1 year ago

Michelle Obama dances like a mom

(CNN) - It’s the message of her fitness initiative: It doesn’t matter how you move, as long as you do.

So first lady Michelle Obama took to her feet and demonstrated the “Evolution of Mom Dance” with Jimmy Fallon on his NBC program Friday night, showing off classic dance steps like the “go shopping, get groceries,” the “driving the station wagon” and the “just the hands part of ‘Single Ladies.’”
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Filed under: Michelle Obama
February 23rd, 2013
10:24 AM ET
1 year ago

Mississippi politician urges gunmakers in Connecticut, elsewhere to relocate

(CNN) - Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has invited gunmakers such as Colt to relocate to his state from others including Connecticut, where firearms have been a controversial issue since a school shooting there last December left 20 students and six adults dead.

The gun industry in Connecticut is being attacked and "demonized" because of national politics, Gunn said in a letter this week to Colt's Manufacturing Company CEO Dennis Veilleux.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun control • Mississippi
DC firefighters' appearance with Obama under review
February 23rd, 2013
09:03 AM ET
1 year ago

DC firefighters' appearance with Obama under review

(CNN) - Washington firefighters who stood with President Barack Obama at a public appearance Tuesday are now under investigation by their department.

The firefighters joined the president at a news conference to illustrate the impact forced spending cuts would have on police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders.
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Filed under: Budget • President Obama
Republicans to Obama: Approve the Keystone pipeline
February 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans to Obama: Approve the Keystone pipeline

(CNN) – As Washington grapples with how to reduce the nation's deficit, Republicans are again pointing to the Keystone XL pipeline as a project that would boost the economy and ultimately make dents in paying off the federal debt.

Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota called on President Obama to approve the full transnational pipeline that would bring oil from Canada's tar sands down to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Filed under: Energy • John Hoeven • Republicans
Obama urges Republicans to act on spending cuts
February 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama urges Republicans to act on spending cuts

(CNN) - In another plea for congressional action, President Barack Obama on Saturday warned of the pitfalls should a series of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts go into effect late next week.

The president faulted Republicans for not acting and urged lawmakers to avert the crisis by drawing up a deficit-reduction plan that has both spending cuts and revenue.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • President Obama