Official: Walmart Foundation head to be tapped as next OMB director
Sylvia Mathews Burwell is the top choice to lead the White House budget office. (Courtesy: Wal-Mart)
March 3rd, 2013
07:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Official: Walmart Foundation head to be tapped as next OMB director

(CNN) – Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be nominated Monday by President Barack Obama to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget, a senior Obama administration official said.

Burwell is currently the head of the Walmart Foundation, the retail chain's charitable organization.

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'Hell-bent': Graham, McCain threaten to stall Brennan nomination over Libya
March 3rd, 2013
06:05 PM ET
1 year ago

'Hell-bent': Graham, McCain threaten to stall Brennan nomination over Libya

(CNN) – Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham have vowed to hold up a full Senate vote on CIA Director nominee John Brennan until they get answers about the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

"I'm not going to vote on a new CIA director until I find out what the CIA did in Benghazi," Graham said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."
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Filed under: CIA • John McCain • Libya • Lindsey Graham
Adelson's company 'likely' violated bribery laws
March 3rd, 2013
05:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Adelson's company 'likely' violated bribery laws

New York (CNNMoney) – Las Vegas Sands Corp said it "likely" violated the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits American companies from bribing foreign officials.

In a regulatory filing, the Las Vegas Sands Corp., run by controversial Republican party donor Sheldon Adelson, also admitted that the company was under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission for violating the international bribery law.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com
Ann Romney considered 'Dancing with the Stars'
March 3rd, 2013
04:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Ann Romney considered 'Dancing with the Stars'

(CNN) - Ann Romney, the wife of former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, confirmed in an interview that she considered an offer to join ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," but ultimately declined.

"I would've loved to have done it, and I am turning 64, and I started thinking about it," she said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm not really as flexible as I should be."
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Filed under: Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
March 3rd, 2013
04:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden apologizes for not being in Selma in 1965

(CNN) – At the commemoration of the historic Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed guilt for not joining the Alabama demonstration nearly half a century ago.

The vice president also used the opportunity to lament the dozens of voting restrictions proposed by states in the last couple of years and argued against a challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that's now being heard in the Supreme Court.
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Filed under: Alabama • Joe Biden • Voter Problems
Romney: 'My heart said we were going to win'
March 3rd, 2013
01:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney: 'My heart said we were going to win'

(CNN) – Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney looked back to the moment on election night that he knew he had lost.

"It was a slow recognition, until ultimately when the Ohio numbers began coming in and they were disappointing, I said, 'Look, this looks like we lost.' Wasn't certain. Some people said 'Oh, look, if this number comes in you could win,' but by 8 or 9 o'clock it was pretty clear that we were not going to win."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Boehner 'hopeful' on preventing government shutdown
March 3rd, 2013
12:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner 'hopeful' on preventing government shutdown

(CNN) - As Washington moved on to the next fiscal battle, House Speaker John Boehner sounded optimistic about the prospect of passing a measure by March 27 that would continue funding the government and avoid a shutdown.

"The president this morning agreed that we should not have any talk of a government shutdown," Boehner said in an interview that was taped Friday and aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I'm hopeful that the House and Senate will be able to work through this."
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Filed under: Budget • Debt • Deficit • John Boehner • Mitch McConnell
Boehner unsure if spending cuts will hurt economy
March 3rd, 2013
11:40 AM ET
1 year ago

Boehner unsure if spending cuts will hurt economy

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner says he doesn't know if the forced spending cuts that began taking effect Friday will actually have a negative impact, although he argued in a recent op-ed that the sequester would threaten "U.S. national security, thousands of jobs and more."

"I don't know whether it's going to hurt the economy or not," he said in an interview that aired Sunday. "I don't think anyone quite understands how the sequester is really going to work."
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • John Boehner • President Obama
March 3rd, 2013
11:29 AM ET
1 year ago

McConnell takes on liberal group, defends wife

(CNN) - During an interview on CNN, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday defended his wife against what he described as a "racial slur" by a left-wing group.

The group, Progress Kentucky, ignited controversy after it drew a connection between McConnell's wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and the practice of outsourcing.
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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • State of the Union
March 3rd, 2013
10:05 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama worked the phones, adviser says

(CNN) - One day after ordering $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to go into effect, President Barack Obama was on the phone with members of both parties Saturday, trying to find the "bipartisan compromise that we need to get out of this," said Gene Sperling, the president's senior economic aide.

"He's reaching out to Democrats who understand we have to make serious progress on long-term entitlement reform, and Republicans who realize if we have that type of entitlement reform, they'd be willing to have tax reform that raises revenues to lower the deficit," Sperling said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Gene Sperling • President Obama • State of the Union
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