Coburn objects to 'cut and paste' job on DHS nominee's questionnaire
Sen. Tom Coburn
November 13th, 2013
03:10 PM ET
7 months ago

Coburn objects to 'cut and paste' job on DHS nominee's questionnaire

Washington (CNN) - There was a heated exchange at the confirmation hearing for Homeland Security Secretary designate Jeh Johnson, but it had nothing to do with questions over his qualifications or politics, but rather questions over his questionnaire.

"I'm extremely disturbed by the responses to the questionnaire," Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said in his opening statement. "Either the legislative staff or the White House has cut and pasted identical answers to 23 questions in your response. Identical responses to that of other nominees."
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Filed under: Homeland Security • Tom Coburn
EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants
September 20th, 2013
11:23 AM ET
1 year ago

EPA limits carbon pollution from new power plants

Washington (CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules aimed at limiting the amount of carbon pollution coming from new power plants.

The standards, which would set separate limits for natural gas and coal power plants, are being called the first uniform national limits for new plants.

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Filed under: EPA
Passengers left out of convention get airline break
September 6th, 2012
04:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Passengers left out of convention get airline break

Washington (CNN) - Two airlines say passengers who won't be able to attend President Obama's speech tonight can fly home early without paying change fees.

The last night of the Democratic National Convention, including the president's speech, was scheduled to be outside in Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. However, severe weather forecasts prompted organizers to move it inside to the much smaller Time Warner Cable Arena where the rest of the convention has been held.
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Mitt Romney flies U2's plane; Paul Ryan's aircraft is as old as he is
CNN obtained photos of Mitt Romney's charter airplane in Lakeland, Florida on Thursday, which now has his campaign slogan, "Believe in America," emblazoned on its side.
September 1st, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Mitt Romney flies U2's plane; Paul Ryan's aircraft is as old as he is

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan showed off the campaign's new planes shining in the bright Florida sun Friday, but the aircraft are hardly brand new.

The Republican presidential candidate's aircraft is a MD-83 built by McDonnell Douglas in 1990, according to FAA records.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Gabrielle Giffords' anti-drug legislation signed into law
February 10th, 2012
07:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords' anti-drug legislation signed into law

Washington (CNN) – Gabrielle Giffords' final piece of legislation is now law.

President Barack Obama signed the bill in the Oval Office at the White House on Friday with the former Arizona congresswoman and her husband, Mark Kelly, looking on.

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Filed under: Congress • Gabrielle Giffords
December 8th, 2009
04:08 PM ET
10 months ago

Tight Atlanta mayoral race headed to a recount

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - The razor thin election for mayor of Atlanta is headed to a recount.

Tuesday city councilwoman Mary Norwood made the official request to the Fulton County, Georgia election department.

The official vote totals from the December 1 runoff place former state senator Kasim Reed ahead of Norwood by 715 votes out of 84,383 votes cast.
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Filed under: Georgia