Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates
March 2nd, 2012
09:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates

Pasco, Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum continued to cast himself as a scrappy fighter against a mighty Republican "establishment" late Thursday – even lumping together former presidents and former presidential hopefuls into a losing clan of Republican moderates.

"You have an opportunity, here in Washington state, to join me …To say we want a conservative nominee for the Republican Party in the fall," Santorum told hundreds of supporters in Pasco, Washington, ahead of the state's caucuses on Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Dole • George H.W. Bush • John McCain • Rick Santorum • Washington
Seattle Times supports Romney as ‘default choice’ ahead of caucuses
March 1st, 2012
10:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Seattle Times supports Romney as ‘default choice’ ahead of caucuses

(CNN) - Call it a “nonendorsement” endorsement.

The Seattle Times, the largest daily newspaper in the solidly blue state of Washington, on Thursday picked Mitt Romney as the “default choice” for Republican voters in the state’s upcoming contest on Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Washington
Obama's West Coast gold rush raises questions about big money
February 17th, 2012
06:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's West Coast gold rush raises questions about big money

Everett, Washington (CNN) – In sports terms, President Obama's West Coast fund raising blitz was mostly for the skybox and courtside crowd. Events in San Francisco were held at lavish estates with majestic views.

The invite lists were as impressive. Celebrities like George Clooney, Jack Black and Jim Belushi rubbed shoulders with the president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Washington
February 14th, 2012
04:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Protesters disrupt Santorum event, get arrested

(CNN) – A group of protesters disrupted a Rick Santorum campaign rally in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday, prompting the presidential hopeful to brand it as a “radical element” that represents “true intolerance.”

After Santorum was introduced to raucous applause, the protestors launched into the Occupy movement’s traditional “mic check, mic check” call. After hearing that, the conservative crowd attempted to shout down the Occupy protestors with chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Occupy Wall Street • Rick Santorum • Washington
Obama returns to chilly Washington, political scene
January 2nd, 2012
10:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama returns to chilly Washington, political scene

(CNN) –President Barack Obama returns Tuesday to a chilly Washington, going from a family holiday in Hawaii to a decidedly different climate rife with political battles, overseas crises and continued economic uncertainty.

The president and his family left from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam outside Honolulu around 5:40 p.m. (10:40 p.m. ET), on an overnight flight that should land them in the nation's capital around 7:30 a.m ET Tuesday.

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Filed under: President Obama • Washington
Occupy Wall Street: The tea party of the left?
October 6th, 2011
04:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Occupy Wall Street: The tea party of the left?

Washington (CNN) - Wall Street should have seen it coming. After all, market forces were at work.

Take a financial crisis that yielded few prosecutions; add a broken government in Washington; then mix in millions of unemployed adults with nothing but time on their hands and it's no wonder Occupy Wall Street came screaming out of the economic chaos.

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Filed under: Jobs • Tea Party • Wall Street • Washington
Hundreds in Washington decry U.S.-led wars, economic woes
October 6th, 2011
04:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Hundreds in Washington decry U.S.-led wars, economic woes

Washington (CNN) – As anti-Wall Street protests continued across the country, several hundred people gathered Thursday in the nation's capital in a scheduled anti-war demonstration that also adopted new overtones in decrying economic disparities.

Demonstrators first congregated in the shadow of Congress, at its height filling about half of Washington's Freedom Plaza, which is about the size of a city block. Many carried placards and listened to speeches from activists railing against inequality, corporate greed, as well as the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Filed under: Jobs • Wall Street • Washington
Group rallies for Washington representation
June 25th, 2011
07:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Group rallies for Washington representation

Washington (CNN) - Activists advocating congressional representation for the District of Columbia had a clear message at a rally Saturday in Washington: "President Obama, stand up for D.C."

Several hundred residents gathered Saturday morning at a rally organized by D.C. Vote, a voting-rights organization. The rally was a response to legislative moves by the U.S. House of Representatives to restrict the city's use of local tax revenue, demanding the right for representation in Congress and fighting for the right to statehood.
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Filed under: Eleanor Holmes Norton • Washington
Prince Charles to meet with Obama during Washington visit
May 3rd, 2011
07:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Prince Charles to meet with Obama during Washington visit

Washington (CNN) – Britain's Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, is coming to Washington, D.C., Tuesday, days after many in the United States were glued to the television watching the wedding of his elder son, William.

He is expected to meet with President Barack Obama during the three-day visit, according to a statement from his office. He is also expected to make several stops related to agriculture.

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Filed under: President Obama • Washington
Delegate: DC residents should tell Congress to 'go straight to hell'
April 7th, 2011
12:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Delegate: DC residents should tell Congress to 'go straight to hell'

Washington (CNN) – District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton lashed out at Congress over the budget battle on Capitol Hill, saying it's time the District of Columbia "told the Congress to go straight to hell."

The Democratic non-voting member of Congress represents many of those who would be affected by a possible government shutdown. President Obama and congressional leaders are currently negotiating a deal to try to avoid a shutdown when the current continuing resolution that funds the government expires Friday. A visibly agitated Norton criticized members of Congress for their treatment of her constituents.
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