DC firefighters' appearance with Obama under review
February 23rd, 2013
09:03 AM ET
2 years ago

DC firefighters' appearance with Obama under review

(CNN) - Washington firefighters who stood with President Barack Obama at a public appearance Tuesday are now under investigation by their department.

The firefighters joined the president at a news conference to illustrate the impact forced spending cuts would have on police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders.
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Filed under: Budget • President Obama
CNN Fact Check: Romney says automatic weapons illegal
October 17th, 2012
08:29 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Romney says automatic weapons illegal

(CNN) – Responding to a question at Tuesday's presidential debate that referred to reintroducing the Clinton-era assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said that it was already illegal to own those kinds of guns in the United States.

The claim: "Yeah, I'm not in favor of new pieces of legislation on - on guns and taking guns away or making certain guns illegal. We, of course, don't want to have automatic weapons, and that's already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons," Romney said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Gun rights • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Eisenhower family still opposed to memorial design
A rendering shows the proposed design of a memorial commissioned to honor the late President Dwight Eisenhower.
May 30th, 2012
09:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Eisenhower family still opposed to memorial design

Washington (CNN) - The family of the late President Dwight Eisenhower continued to express disapproval Wednesday for the design of a memorial commissioned to honor the 34th U.S. president in Washington

In a posted letter, Susan Eisenhower, President Eisenhower's granddaughter, expressed the family's gratitude for recent changes by architect Frank Gehry, but opposed the memorial's expansive modern construction and asked that more time be given to the process.

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