Michelle Obama's second 'Vogue' cover
March 14th, 2013
09:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama's second 'Vogue' cover

(CNN) - Michelle Obama appears on the cover of April's edition of Vogue, the second time the first lady's photo has graced the front of the fashion bible.

Vogue has, for the past decade, run its "Shape issue" in April, focusing on what they describe as "the beauty and well-being of women's bodies." Past covers have featured Brooke Shields, Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bundchen.
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CPAC straw poll list shows wide array of 2016 potential
March 14th, 2013
09:11 AM ET
2 years ago

CPAC straw poll list shows wide array of 2016 potential

(CNN) - A few high-profile conservatives and potential White House hopefuls who weren't invited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference nevertheless made it onto the ballot for the closely-watched 2016 presidential straw poll at the annual gathering.

While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are notably absent from the speakers list, both appear on the 23-name ballot obtained by CNN for the next GOP presidential nomination. (McDonnell will still appear at CPAC on a panel but will not be a featured speaker.)
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Major conservative conference comes at crucial time for GOP
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
March 14th, 2013
07:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Major conservative conference comes at crucial time for GOP

Washington (CNN) - Take a political party trying to find its way, add thousands of conservative leaders and activists gathered from across the country, mix in the first real cattle call in next race for the White House, and controversies over who is allowed to speak and you get CPAC 2013.

The Conservative Political Action Conference touts itself as the largest and oldest annual gathering of conservatives. The three-day event is considered a good gauge of the mood of the conservative movement, but it's also increasingly criticized as more political carnival than conference.

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CNN Washington AM Note
March 14th, 2013
06:09 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: After 143 days in space, astronauts set to return

Nearly five months of cramped living in zero gravity will come to an end Thursday for one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. Their Soyuz capsule is set to undock at 8:30 p.m. ET, and land less than three and a half hours later in Kazakhstan.

CNN: Source: Governor to recommend emergency manager for Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will recommend that a Washington attorney become Detroit's emergency manager, a source close to the governor said Wednesday. At 2 p.m. Thursday, the governor is expected to publicly recommend attorney Kevyn Orr step in to help Detroit manage its challenging financial situation, the source said. Members of Michigan's Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board would make the official appointment.

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