Presidential seal recovered from Philly freeway
June 2005: A U.S. Secret Service agent affixes the presidential seal to President George Bush's limousine.
July 2nd, 2011
12:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Presidential seal recovered from Philly freeway

Washington (CNN) – The round gold-trimmed presidential seal is an impressive symbol affixed to the door of the limousine known as "The Beast."

It appears to be a permanent part of the limo. But in reality, it's a magnetic seal that comes on and off, vulnerable to wind and elements just like anything we'd put on our own cars.
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Obama shares spotlight with Palin, Bachmann
June 26th, 2011
12:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama shares spotlight with Palin, Bachmann

Washington (CNN) – It's not every day that a presidential trip takes a back seat to another political story in the state he's visiting.

But that may be the case for President Obama Tuesday, as he visits a manufacturing plant in battleground Iowa.
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Filed under: Iowa • Michele Bachmann • President Obama • Sarah Palin
Fox News: No change in Palin status
May 26th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Fox News: No change in Palin status

Washington (CNN) – Fox News Channel said Thursday that Sarah Palin will remain on air as a paid contributor, despite renewed speculation over whether she will run for president.

Palin's political action committee announced she was launching a week-long bus tour Memorial Day weekend, beginning in Washington and heading to sites of historical significance on the East Coast.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
Democrat Kathy Hochul wins House seat in New York special election
May 24th, 2011
10:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrat Kathy Hochul wins House seat in New York special election

(CNN) - Democrat Kathy Hochul swept to victory Tuesday night in a closely watched Congressional election in New York state, which turned into a proxy battle on a House Republican proposal on Medicare.

The race in New York's 26th Congressional district was to fill the seat of former Republican Congressman Chris Lee, who resigned over pictures and e-mails of him trying to find a date on Craigslist.
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Filed under: House of Representatives • New York • NY-26
Potential GOP presidential candidates react to bin Laden's death
May 2nd, 2011
10:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Potential GOP presidential candidates react to bin Laden's death

(CNN) – Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates issued statements following bin Laden's death.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:
"It is unusual to celebrate a death, but today Americans and decent people the world over cheer the news that madman, murderer and terrorist Osama Bin Laden is dead ... Welcome to hell, bin Laden. Let us all hope that his demise will serve notice to Islamic radicals the world over that the United States will be relentless is tracking down and terminating those who would inflict terror, mayhem and death on any of our citizens."
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Filed under: 2012 • Al Qaeda
Romney quickly moves to clarify misstep
April 30th, 2011
12:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney quickly moves to clarify misstep

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney quickly moved to clarify a misstep as he metaphorically discussed hanging bad economic news around the neck of President Obama Friday night. His spokesman called stories about the gaffe "a ridiculous exaggeration of his actual comments."

It happened as Romney was speaking at a forum on job creation and spending last night in Manchester, New Hampshire, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Political realities and gas prices
April 23rd, 2011
04:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Political realities and gas prices

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama confronted two political realities this week:
– Rising gas prices are bad for a politician's poll numbers
– There is almost nothing a politician can do about it, at least in the short run.

The national average for gas rose another eight-tenths of a cent in the last 24 hours, to $3.856 a gallon, according to AAA. That's the 32nd consecutive day with an increase. Prices have risen nearly 31 cents a gallon during that streak, or nearly 9 percent.

CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley discusses the implications of the high gas prices for President Obama:

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Filed under: gas prices • President Obama
Pawlenty calls for action on Syria
April 22nd, 2011
08:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Pawlenty calls for action on Syria

Washington (CNN) - Likely Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said Friday that the White House should push for a special meeting of the U.N. Security Council amid the Syrian government’s crackdown on protesters.

Pawlenty issued the statement shortly after President Obama called out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by name, and accused him of "seeking Iranian assistance in repressing Syria's citizens through the same brutal tactics that have been used by his Iranian allies."
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Filed under: 2012 • Syria • Tim Pawlenty
Daniels to give closely watched DC speech
April 5th, 2011
02:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Daniels to give closely watched DC speech

Washington (CNN) – Days after the expected end of the Indiana legislative term, Gov. Mitch Daniels will come to Washington for a high profile speech on education.

The American Enterprise Institute announced Tuesday that Daniels, a possible Republican presidential candidate, would speak before the group May 4th. Daniels made education reform a centerpiece of his January State of the State address, pushing for voucher programs and expanded charter schools.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels
TRENDING: Pawlenty: Obama administration 'naive' on Syria
March 28th, 2011
09:24 PM ET
3 years ago

TRENDING: Pawlenty: Obama administration 'naive' on Syria

Washington (CNN) - Likely Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty accused the Obama administration of "naivety" on Syria, as he called for the United States to recall its ambassador and toughen sanctions on the country.

Pawlenty's comments came in a radio interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show Monday evening, shortly before President Obama addressed the nation on the military operation in Libya.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tim Pawlenty
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