Kelly and Giffords to share story in book
June 21st, 2011
01:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Kelly and Giffords to share story in book

(CNN) - Astronaut Mark Kelly and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will write their memoirs in an untitled book to be published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

The book will tell the Arizona congresswoman's survival and recovery story from the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson that left her severely wounded and killed six others.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Mark Kelly
Person close to Shriver: She is not adrift
May 17th, 2011
09:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Person close to Shriver: She is not adrift

(CNN) - A source close to Maria Shriver tells CNN it would be a mistake to assume that the former California first lady is a wreck in the wake of revelations of her husband's infidelity.

"It's a misperception that Maria is adrift, that she's lost trying to figure out where to go next," this source says, adding, "This is an empowered woman. Even her decision to leave (her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger) was the choice of an empowered woman who knows where she's going and what she wants in life."
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What does Barbour's exit mean for the GOP race?
April 25th, 2011
07:43 PM ET
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What does Barbour's exit mean for the GOP race?

Washington (CNN) – Haley Barbour's exit from the GOP presidential sweepstakes leaves his endorsement and donors up for grabs. "He's a campaign without a candidate," says GOP strategist Alex Castellanos. And those who know Barbour expect him to take sides in the GOP primary.

"I doubt Barbour will sit on the sidelines for this," one top Republican strategist tells CNN, who points out Barbour didn't endorse anyone in the 2008 presidential primary and later regretted it. This person adds, "Now he's a free agent," but don't expect anything immediate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Haley Barbour
Breaking: Obama launches re-election bid
April 4th, 2011
07:18 AM ET
3 years ago

Breaking: Obama launches re-election bid

WASHINGTON (CNN) – With a short video on BarackObama.com, the sitting president of the United States has launched his bid for re-election.

With the message, "It begins with us," the campaign has told supporters that the kickoff of the campaign has started and that means the race for contributions is on.

A top Obama aide tells CNN the video is tailored to grassroots supporters to get them activated and engaged.
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Sources say Kaine plans to announce Senate bid
April 3rd, 2011
03:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Sources say Kaine plans to announce Senate bid

Washington (CNN) - Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is planning to announce he will run in 2012 for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat currently held by fellow Democrat Jim Webb, who is retiring, two senior Democratic sources told CNN on Sunday.

One source said Kaine's announcement will come in the next two weeks.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tim Kaine • Virginia
Obama re-election announcement
April 2nd, 2011
07:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama re-election announcement

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to send supporters a text or e-mail message with a video announcing his intention to run for re-election, multiple Democratic sources tell CNN.

The message could come as early as Monday morning. The sources say his campaign team also hopes to file papers with the Federal Election Commission Monday to launch his 2012 re-election campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
GOP contenders say foreigners in charge of American forces - What's true?
March 29th, 2011
09:26 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP contenders say foreigners in charge of American forces - What's true?

(CNN) - In a recent interview on Fox Business Network, potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called it “unconscionable” that President Obama would allow American servicemen and women to serve in a NATO mission helmed by a non-American.

“I don’t believe there was (sic) ever a point at which U.S. troops should be getting their orders from someone who is not sworn to uphold the same Constitution,” the former Arkansas governor said.

Sarah Palin seemed to second that, telling Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, “Are we really going to turn over command and control to the Arab League and to the British and the French? And when do we reclaim our command and control over our troops?”

We asked a handful of experts if American service members are taking orders from non-Americans.
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Filed under: 2012 • Libya
Gingrich planning May presidential announcement
March 9th, 2011
02:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich planning May presidential announcement

Washington (CNN) - In a conference call Wednesday with former staffers and supporters former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said "we are leaning toward a yes" on a presidential run, CNN has learned.

Leaning heavily.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Pawlenty demands explanation from Obama's DNI
February 11th, 2011
06:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty demands explanation from Obama's DNI

Washington (CNN) - "If he doesn't have a good explanation he should go," Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said of President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, in an exclusive interview with CNN Friday.

Pawlenty, a possible Republican presidential contender, was reacting to Director James Clapper's testimony before a House panel Thursday. Clapper described the Islamic group the Muslim Brotherhood as "a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam."
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Filed under: James Clapper • Tim Pawlenty
Rand Paul on Donald Trump: 'his chances are less than my father's'
February 10th, 2011
05:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Rand Paul on Donald Trump: 'his chances are less than my father's'

Washington (CNN) - Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is standing up for his Dad. In an interview with CNN he said Donald Trump will regret taking a dig at Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, during his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering.

In his first public address to CPAC Donald Trump said Rep Ron Paul of Texas "has zero chance of being elected" president. The crowd, filled with Ron Paul supporters, booed loudly. (Trump got a very friendly reception, Paul diss aside.)
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Rand Paul
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