Alec Baldwin on Capitol Hill
April 6th, 2011
06:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Alec Baldwin on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - Actor Alec Baldwin made a cameo on Capitol Hill Wednesday, advocating for a bill aimed at changing finance regulations for congressional elections.

At a press conference accompanied by Democrats Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Connecticut Rep. John Larson, and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree. Baldwin stressed the importance of "reducing the influence of corporate lobbyists and special interest money."
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Filed under: Campaign finance • Dick Durbin
2012ers throw punches at Obama
April 4th, 2011
07:00 PM ET
3 years ago

2012ers throw punches at Obama

Washington (CNN) - Likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined the list of White House hopefuls using President Obama's re-election announcement as a platform to voice criticism of the current economic climate under Obama.

"We can't take four more years of the 'change' the Obama Administration has forced upon America," Santorum said in a release Monday. "The only thing that has changed is the amount of our debt, the size of our government, the loss of our freedom, the fewer jobs for those wanting work, the diminished stature of America, and an expensive military commitment without a clear national security purpose."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • Rick Santorum • Tim Pawlenty
Thousands join fast to protest proposed budget cuts
April 1st, 2011
06:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Thousands join fast to protest proposed budget cuts

Washington (CNN) - Several leaders of progressive organizations announced Friday they will join a group of 6,000 participants in fasting to protest budget cuts that would affect those living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

Executives of MoveOn.org, Service Employees International Union, the Center for Community Change, and ColorOfChange.org are among those that have jumped onboard. They will protest the proposed cuts with fasting, advocacy, and prayer, Tony Hall, former Ambassador to the United Nation Agencies for Food and Agriculture, told CNN.
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Filed under: Budget
Congress members swap hill hallways for the basketball court
March 31st, 2011
03:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Congress members swap hill hallways for the basketball court

Washington (CNN) Members of Congress took to the courts Wednesday night in a Georgetown University Law Center sponsored charity basketball game against the "Hoya Lawya" law faculty.

The 24th annual "Home Court" game raised over $400,000 for the Washington Legal Clinic for the homeless, according to event chair Jill Collins.
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Filed under: Congress • John Thune • Uncategorized
Graham assesses command structure in Libya NATO mission
March 30th, 2011
10:48 PM ET
4 years ago

Graham assesses command structure in Libya NATO mission

Washington (CNN)– As the NATO mission in Libya progressively moves forward, Sen. Lindsey Graham posed the pivotal question of the day, "Can American forces fly under the NATO banner, or has President Obama taken that off the table?"

Under the current situation, at some point U.S. unit commanders would be reporting to NATO leaders who would not necessarily include high-ranking American officers. However, individual American servicemembers like pilots, Marines and soldiers would get orders from their own American unit commanders.
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Filed under: Libya • Lindsey Graham • TV-The Situation Room
Rumsfeld talks 2012 GOP field
March 30th, 2011
08:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Rumsfeld talks 2012 GOP field

Washington (CNN) - Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave his view of the 2012 presidential campaign field by saying, “I would recommend letting these people run around the track for a while, see how they do.”

In an interview that aired Wednesday on CNN’s “John King, USA” Rumsfeld wouldn’t divulge who out of the potential candidates would garner his support, but he mused about the pivotal moment in time for a presidential election.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Rumsfeld • TV-John King U.S.A.
Former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice to form presidential exploratory committee
March 28th, 2011
09:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice to form presidential exploratory committee

Washington (CNN) - Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who garnered attention and lost his job after building a Ten Commandments monument outside Alabama's judicial building, is considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination, his top aide confirmed to CNN.

Moore plans to announce in mid-April that he is setting up a presidential exploratory committee, the aide, Zachery Michael told CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Roy Moore
Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in Washington
Elizabeth Taylor and Nancy Reagan applaud during the GOP convention held in July of 1980.
March 23rd, 2011
06:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in Washington

(CNN) Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor had a lesser-known side as political activist and politician's wife.

Taylor, who died today at 79, married her sixth husband, former Republican Senator John Warner in 1976, and was an active figure during his 1978 campaign. The glamour Taylor brought to the campaign trail was said to have helped Warner gain the popularity that ultimately helped him win the seat as Virginia's senator.
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Filed under: Elizabeth Taylor • John Warner • Washington
Gov. Jerry Brown tells California voters to 'make the hard choice'
March 22nd, 2011
03:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Gov. Jerry Brown tells California voters to 'make the hard choice'

(CNN) Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown is calling for a special election on July 7th, where voters will decide between tax extensions or to double up on cuts in state services, in an effort to combat budget woes plaguing the state.

Brown highlights California's budget quandary in a YouTube video, where he places responsibility in the hands of California voters.
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Filed under: California • Jerry Brown
20 senators support Biden's efforts on Planned Parenthood
March 16th, 2011
07:12 PM ET
4 years ago

20 senators support Biden's efforts on Planned Parenthood

Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, along with 19 other Democratic senators, penned a letter Wednesday in support of Vice President Joe Biden's effort to maintain government subsidies for Planned Parenthood in the final budget negotiations for the 2011 funding bill.

The group said a Republican-led proposal to de-fund the organization would harm the economy.
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