Democrats hold the Washington governorship
November 9th, 2012
11:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats hold the Washington governorship

(CNN) - Democrats held onto the governorship in Washington on Friday, bringing an end to the only outstanding election from this week's governors' races.

Republican candidate Rob McKenna conceded to Democratic candidate Jay Inslee in a video statement. Inslee, a former U.S. representative, will succeed two-term Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire.
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Rep. Bono Mack concedes House race to Democratic foe
November 9th, 2012
11:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Bono Mack concedes House race to Democratic foe

(CNN) - The Democrats picked up another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday after longtime Rep. Mary Bono Mack conceded defeat three days after the election.

Bono Mack - who in 1998 succeeded her late husband Sonny Bono, one half of the famous Sonny and Cher singing duo before he went into politics - said Friday in a statement that she had called Democrat Raul Ruiz "and congratulated him on his impressive victory."
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Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting
November 8th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting

(CNN) – Jared Loughner is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the January 2011 attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the killings of six people and attempted murder of 13 others.

"The evidence clearly shows that he knew what he was doing, despite his mental illness," U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said.


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Obama plans to visit Myanmar during upcoming Asia trip, White House says
November 8th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama plans to visit Myanmar during upcoming Asia trip, White House says

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will travel to Myanmar, where he will meet with President Thein Sein and activist Aung San Suu Kyi, on a trip to Asia later this month, the White House said Thursday.

Obama will stop in Myanmar, also known as Burma, during a November 17-20 trip to "speak to civil society to encourage Burma's ongoing democratic transition," according to a news release.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • White House
Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election
November 6th, 2012
02:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election

(CNN) - Long lines and sporadic problems with voting machines caused snags in some key states during Tuesday's closely watched U.S. election.

Voters waited for two hours in northern Virginia and three hours in some parts of south Florida, leading some people to walk away before casting a ballot.

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Long lines for early voting before Tuesday's election
November 5th, 2012
04:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Long lines for early voting before Tuesday's election

(CNN) - A day before Tuesday's election, millions of people in key states have already cast absentee or early ballots despite long lines, legal disputes over poll procedures and damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy.

In Ohio, which may be the decisive battleground state, the deadline for early voting passed Monday afternoon. By Friday, more than 1.6 million of Ohio's 7.9 million registered voters had cast ballots, either in person or by mail, said Matt McClellan, a spokesman for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. About 200,000 of the 1.3 million absentee ballots that had been distributed were still out, he said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
The Undecided: Have they made up their minds?
November 5th, 2012
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

The Undecided: Have they made up their minds?

(CNN) - They represent a sliver of the electorate yet could still hold the key to the Oval Office.

In a contest that's already the most expensive in history, we set out to meet the men and women whose choices are so highly prized: the undecided voters.

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Protesters (and their puppets) march to support public broadcasting
A man carrying puppets of Sesame Street characters Elmo and Kermit takes part in the "Million Puppet March" on Saturday.
November 4th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Protesters (and their puppets) march to support public broadcasting

Washington (CNN) – "El-mo. We won't go!"

The twist on a popular protest chant echoed Saturday as people marched - many in costume or with puppets - in support of public broadcasting.

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Filed under: 2012 • Washington D.C.
October 29th, 2012
12:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Hurricane Sandy will affect millions

(CNN) - Hurricane Sandy is a powerful storm that will affect millions of people, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday.

"We are certain that this is going to be a slow-moving process through a wide swath of the country, and millions of people are going to affected," Obama said, speaking to reporters from the White House after a Situation Room briefing on the storm.

Obama called on Americans to heed local storm evacuation orders. Anyone who doesn't follow evacuation orders, he said, is "putting first responders in danger."


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • White House
McGovern remembered as politician, humanitarian, man of conscience
October 26th, 2012
05:17 PM ET
2 years ago

McGovern remembered as politician, humanitarian, man of conscience

(CNN) - George McGovern accomplished more than most could ever dream in his lifetime: as a war hero, a congressman and presidential nominee.

But he was so much more than all that, his family and friends said at the late senator's memorial service Friday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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Filed under: 2012 • George McGovern • Montana
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