Notes on tragedy: Bush spokesman tweets 9/11 page
September 11th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
12 months ago

Notes on tragedy: Bush spokesman tweets 9/11 page

Washington (CNN) – Ari Fleischer knows exactly where he was the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

The press secretary of former President George W. Bush gave the rest of us a glimpse on Twitter Wednesday, tweeting a page of his handwritten notes detailing the minutes of that morning.
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Filed under: 9/11 • George W. Bush • Uncategorized
Economists to Obama: Pick Yellen for Fed chair
September 11th, 2013
09:48 AM ET
12 months ago

Economists to Obama: Pick Yellen for Fed chair

New York (CNNMoney) - More than 300 economists have signed a letter urging President Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve chair.

"Dr. Yellen is superbly qualified," the letter says.

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Filed under: Federal Reserve
Did Obama answer these 5 questions about Syria?
September 11th, 2013
09:10 AM ET
12 months ago

Did Obama answer these 5 questions about Syria?

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered one of the most crucial addresses of his presidency, seeking to convince an overwhelmingly skeptical public of the need to punish Syria militarily for alleged chemical weapons use while demonstrating a commitment to pursuing a surprise diplomatic opening to remove those stockpiles from the war-torn nation.

With many in Washington and on Main Street demanding clarity during fast-moving events, Obama had five questions to answer Tuesday night: Did he do it?

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Filed under: President Obama • Syria
September 11th, 2013
08:44 AM ET
12 months ago

Lawmakers give mixed reactions to Syria speech

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's Syria speech Tuesday night drew a variety of political commentary ranging from mostly supportive to harsh criticism of the diplomatic pinball that has led to this point.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said in a statement that he's "hopeful a diplomatic solution can be reached, however, I am skeptical of any proposal proffered by the Russians and doubt Assad's motives for agreeing to this plan ... the President still urgently needs to develop and execute a coherent strategy to address all of those threats."
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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Syria
September 11th, 2013
06:07 AM ET
12 months ago

Syria speech: What's next on Obama's to-do list

(CNN) - If you take the long view – and by "long view" we're talking 10 days - there have been three distinct paths the U.S. could have taken on Syria.

First, way back on August 31, President Barack Obama seemed imminently close to a strike on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. After Labor Day, came a detour toward seeking Congressional approval. That effort was overwhelmingly met by the public with a "No thanks. We'll pass." Then this week, thanks to a remark by Secretary of State John Kerry that may or may not have been off the cuff, Obama made a sharp turn - toward diplomacy.

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Filed under: President Obama • Syria
September 11th, 2013
01:55 AM ET
12 months ago

Weiner dodges sexting partner, flips the bird as he rides off

New York (CNN) – The now-immortalized final moment of Anthony Weiner's failed New York mayoral campaign was the candidate's middle finger directed at a reporter curbside as his car drove away Tuesday night.

CNN affiliate NY-1 captured Weiner flipping the bird on video as the candidate departed his primary election night party after delivering his concession speech, punctuating the end of his bizarre campaign and an odd evening.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
September 11th, 2013
01:20 AM ET
12 months ago

Colorado recall: Pro-gun control Democrats ousted

(CNN) – Voters booted out two Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday in a heated recall effort that generated national headlines as a referendum on the renewed gun control debate.

Both lawmakers voted in favor of the state's unpopular new gun laws earlier this year, sparking a wave of protest that got their names on the ballot for the state's first-ever recall at the state level.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights • NRA
De Blasio tops NY mayoral primary; Weiner distant fifth
September 11th, 2013
01:00 AM ET
12 months ago

De Blasio tops NY mayoral primary; Weiner distant fifth

New York (CNN) - New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who began his campaign as a long-shot but surfed a late wave of momentum by tapping into liberal anxiety over the three-term administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overwhelmed his opponents on Tuesday to finish first in the city's Democratic mayoral primary.

With results still being counted late Tuesday evening, de Blasio, the city's public advocate, was bobbing around the 40% mark needed to avoid a three-week runoff race for the Democratic nomination.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Christine Quinn • New York
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