House candidate legally changes name before primary
March 3rd, 2014
05:08 PM ET
8 months ago

House candidate legally changes name before primary

(CNN) – An Arkansas congressional candidate who served in the Army for 29 years says voters know him simply as "Colonel." So when he wasn't able to run using his military title on the ballot, he decided to legally change his name.

Conrad Reynolds is now Colonel Conrad Reynolds, and his name will be listed that way on the ballot for the 2nd Congressional District GOP primary in May.
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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • House
George W. Bush encourages Alabama kicker with letter
December 12th, 2013
08:32 AM ET
11 months ago

George W. Bush encourages Alabama kicker with letter

(CNN) – Cade Foster, the embattled kicker for the University of Alabama, posted online Wednesday night a photo of a letter he received from former President George W. Bush

"Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know! However you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best," the 43rd President wrote.
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Filed under: George W. Bush
Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill
November 14th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
11 months ago

Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill

Atlanta (CNN) - While troubles over health care and immigration continue to dog the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden addressed a friendly crowd Thursday, delivering the keynote speech at a naturalization ceremony.

In his remarks, Biden strongly condemned House Speaker John Boehner’s comments about immigration bill that passed the Senate earlier this year. On Wednesday, Boehner said the House had "no intention" of voting on the bill.
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Filed under: Immigration • Joe Biden • John Boehner
Abortion rights supporters return cookies from N.C. governor
July 31st, 2013
09:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Abortion rights supporters return cookies from N.C. governor

Updated at 9:49 a.m. ET on 7/31

(CNN) – "Incredibly bizarre" is not the typical response to a plate of chocolate chip cookies, particularly when the treats are delivered personally by a state's governor.

But that's how Irene Godinez, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund, describes the moment North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory handed the baked goods to a woman staked outside his home, protesting the controversial abortion bill McCrory signed into law earlier this week.
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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
First lady tells black, Hispanic caucuses: We need you
September 5th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady tells black, Hispanic caucuses: We need you

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - The reminder from the first lady needed no additional explanation. "62 days."

As Charlotte woke up to dismal skies and the Democratic National Convention Committee was forced to change venues for Thursday because of forecasted bad weather, the pressure was on as Michelle Obama told excited crowds in separate remarks before the African American Caucus and the Hispanic Caucus that she was tired from her convention speech last night, but that the fight for re-election was urgent.
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Presidential candidates have long history of releasing tax returns
July 16th, 2012
08:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Presidential candidates have long history of releasing tax returns

Atlanta (CNN) - Mitt Romney has insisted that he will only release two years of his personal income taxes. But while candidates running for president are not legally obligated to release their taxes, there is a long tradition of doing so, in addition to public financial disclosure laws candidates must follow.

On Friday, Romney stated that his 2010 and, when complete, his 2011 taxes will be all that he makes public. He already released a 2011 estimate of taxes when he filed an extension with the Internal Revenue Service. He told CNN in an interview that the two years are "what we're going to put out…those are the two years that people are going to have."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
May 8th, 2012
04:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden defends Iran stance: 'We were the problem'

Atlanta (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden spoke out forcefully against the Iranian government Tuesday at the Rabbinical Assembly Convention meeting, saying actions taken by the Obama White House were preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. But the Romney campaign was quick to disagree.

Military assistance, coupled with financial and oil sanctions passed by the U.S. and the European Union, would cripple the Iranian economy, Biden promised.
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Filed under: Iran • Vice President Biden
Sen. Lee to endorse Romney
March 25th, 2012
06:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Lee to endorse Romney

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday, a Romney campaign source confirmed to CNN.

Lee, a popular figure in the Tea Party movement, will be the first member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus to endorse the former Massachusetts governor. Romney previously received the support of most of the Utah congressional delegation, including Sen. Orrin Hatch and Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop.
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Filed under: Mike Lee • Mitt Romney • Utah
Over 200,000 ballots already cast in Arizona
February 21st, 2012
07:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Over 200,000 ballots already cast in Arizona

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – Arizona's Republican presidential primary is still a week away, but more than 200,000 people have already cast ballots.

According to officials in Maricopa County, 167,838 Republican ballots have been returned, out of over 388,000 early ballots that were requested. In neighboring Pima County, officials said 40,688 ballots have been returned, out of 85,041 that were mailed out.

CNN LIVE: Tune in Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday, the CNN/Arizona Republican Party Debate hosted by John King. Follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate and on Facebook at CNN Politics. For real-time coverage of the Arizona and Michigan primaries, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona
Man tries to use dead man's name to vote
January 10th, 2012
07:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Man tries to use dead man's name to vote

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - A man tried to vote in New Hampshire's largest city Tuesday by using the name of a dead man.

Gloria Pilotte, supervisor at the Ward 9 polling area, immediately became suspicious because she recognized the name as a man she knew who recently died.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire