Former GOP consultant and Hotline founder Doug Bailey remembered as pioneer
June 11th, 2013
04:56 AM ET
10 months ago

Former GOP consultant and Hotline founder Doug Bailey remembered as pioneer

Washington (CNN) - Doug Bailey, one of the first successful political consultants of the modern era who later formed the influential political newsletter The Hotline, died Sunday.  He was 79.

Bailey passed away in his sleep, reported The National Journal, which published The Hotline.

Bailey's firm, Bailey Deardourf and Associates, was responsible for President Gerald Ford's ad campaign when he ran for re-election in 1976. It also helped elect a group of successful moderate Republican senators and governors.

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Romney weighs in on Washington controversies
May 18th, 2013
11:36 AM ET
11 months ago

Romney weighs in on Washington controversies

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Friday and weighed in on the barrage of controversies plaguing the White House in recent weeks.

The former Massachusetts governor said he's “over” the election but is "not a fan of the president." He said a special counsel should be appointed to investigate the Obama administration and the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
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Filed under: 2013 • IRS • Jay Leno • Libya • Mitt Romney • Obama administration • Washington D.C.
Prince Harry's latest U.S. tour
May 10th, 2013
09:14 AM ET
11 months ago

Prince Harry focuses on veterans in Washington

Washington (CNN) - Prince Harry started off his second day in the United States with a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Wearing formal dress uniform, the 28-year-old combat veteran laid a wreath Friday at the Tomb of the Unknowns and walked quietly among headstones in Section 60, the cemetery's plot largely dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the fight against terrorism.
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Filed under: Washington D.C.
April 20th, 2013
07:01 PM ET
12 months ago

Meanwhile in Washington ...

(CNN) - While the eyes of the nation were trained on Boston and West, Texas, this week, lawmakers in Washington turned their eyes to two major issues.

At the same time, they contended with a poisonous threat in the form of letters the FBI said tested positive for ricin sent to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator, and a Mississippi judge, as well as suspicious packages that turned up in the hallways of two Senate office buildings.
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Filed under: Congress • Washington D.C.
Eisenhower family supports bill to redesign presidential memorial
March 19th, 2013
07:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Eisenhower family supports bill to redesign presidential memorial

(CNN) – The family of President Dwight D. Eisenhower told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday that it supports legislation to force a redesign of a planned memorial in his honor.

A monument dedicated to the 34th president was commissioned by Congress in 1999 and has already cost nearly $60 million in the planning phase.
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Obama to speak at OFA dinner
March 11th, 2013
08:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama to speak at OFA dinner

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will appear at a dinner Wednesday night for Organizing for Action, the nonprofit group that originated from his re-election campaign, multiple sources tied to the organization confirmed Monday.

The dinner comes amid criticism that the group plans to grant special access to the president for top OFA donors–a claim that Jim Messina, the group's national chairman, has attempted to rebuke.
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March 6th, 2013
06:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Haute cuisine for Obama and GOP senators

(CNN) – So what was on the menu for Wednesday night's dinner between President Barack Obama and a group of Republican senators?

More importantly, who picked up the tab?
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Filed under: President Obama • Republicans • Washington D.C.
Environmentalists occupy National Mall to fight climate change
February 17th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Environmentalists occupy National Mall to fight climate change

(CNN) - Environmentalists packed several blocks around Washington's National Mall on Sunday, hoping to spur President Barack Obama to take strong measures against climate change.

Allison Spitz, 16, brandished a sign reading "Oil and Water Don't Mix," as she attended her first political demonstration.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. jobs: Ground zero for budget cuts
February 7th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Washington D.C. jobs: Ground zero for budget cuts

Washington (CNNMoney) - Washington, D.C., is ground zero for federal jobs. Which means, residents better prepare for layoffs and furloughs.

Come March 1, if Congress fails to act, the so-called "sequestration" would slash $85 billion from federal budgets through Sept. 30, part of some $1.2 trillion dollars in cuts expected over the next decade.

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Filed under: Jobs • Washington D.C.
Obama rolls with 'Taxation Without Representation' plates
January 19th, 2013
01:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama rolls with 'Taxation Without Representation' plates

(CNN) – In a sign of solidarity, President Barack Obama began using the standard license plate for the District of Columbia on Saturday on presidential vehicles. The plates famously state "Taxation Without Representation."

The head car in his motorcade on Monday bore plate number 800 002 as the president rolled across town to volunteer at an elementary school.
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Filed under: President Obama • Washington D.C.
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