Mamma Mia! It’s Newt on the phone
December 4th, 2011
10:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Mamma Mia! It’s Newt on the phone

Washington (CNN) - Longtime ABBA fan and Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has a favorite among this year's Kennedy Center lifetime achievement honorees.

Speaking on the red carpet on his way into the 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, Gingrich said, "Since my ring tones are from “Mamma Mia,” I have a certain bias towards Meryl Streep."

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Administration defends Obama omitting Saudis from Mideast speech
May 23rd, 2011
04:58 PM ET
4 years ago

Administration defends Obama omitting Saudis from Mideast speech

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama did not specifically mention key U.S. ally Saudi Arabia in his Middle East speech last week because he couldn't single out every Middle Eastern country individually, an administration official said Monday.

"You can't, obviously, address every single issue and relationship in the Middle East," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Monday, answering a reporter's question at a press briefing.
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Filed under: Middle East • President Obama