RNC Chairman urges Florida not to move up 2012 primary
February 2nd, 2011
02:54 PM ET
9 years ago

RNC Chairman urges Florida not to move up 2012 primary

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus asked Florida legislators Wednesday not to move up the date of their state's 2012 presidential primary, and to comply with the nominating calendar agreed upon by both national parties.

Florida Republicans – who control the governor's mansion and both chambers of the legislature – are considering the move in hopes of wielding greater influence over the GOP nominating process.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • RNC
U.S. struggles to get Egypt policy right
February 2nd, 2011
02:36 PM ET
9 years ago

U.S. struggles to get Egypt policy right

Washington (CNN) - Watching the administration try to find the right balance in its response to the crisis in Egypt is like seeing the public face of the foreign policy establishment change before our very eyes:

First, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declares that Hosni Mubarak's regime is stable.
Next, Vice President Joe Biden declares that Mubarak's Egypt needs reform but that he is not a dictator.

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Gore says snow doesn't disprove global warming
February 2nd, 2011
02:32 PM ET
9 years ago

Gore says snow doesn't disprove global warming

Washington (CNN) - A crippling winter storm may be wreaking havoc across the United States, but former Vice President Al Gore says that doesn't mean global warming is debunked.

Gore, an outspoken environmentalist, took to his blog yesterday to post a response to Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly, who wondered on his show why much of New York State was covered in snow.
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Filed under: Al Gore • Global Warming
Political Circus: Snooki gushes over Dubya
February 2nd, 2011
01:29 PM ET
9 years ago

Political Circus: Snooki gushes over Dubya

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

Crush-worthy

Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, appearing at the Washington Auto Show in D.C., weighed in on who's cuter - Bush or Obama, according to the Washington Post's Celebritology blog.
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Gingrich: We're losing war on terror
February 2nd, 2011
01:23 PM ET
9 years ago

Gingrich: We're losing war on terror

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave a grim assessment on the war on terror last night during a debate with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, and suggested the situation unfolding in Egypt could pose a threat to the United States.

"Any honest assessment on 9/11 this year, ten years after the attack, I think will have to conclude that we're slowly losing the war," Gingrich said. "We're losing the war because there are madrassahs around the planet teaching hatred. We're losing the war because the network of terrorists is bigger, not smaller."
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Filed under: 2012 • Egypt • Newt Gingrich
American Sauce: What's in this bill?
February 2nd, 2011
12:44 PM ET
9 years ago

American Sauce: What's in this bill?

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Capitol Hill (CNN) - Democrats call it a "jobs bill."  Republicans are using it to restage the health care debate. We here at American Sauce feel that, perhaps, we should talk about what's actually in the FAA authorization and modernization bill on the floor of the Senate this week.

FAA Authorization and Modernization 101
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Mitt Romney on politics of Mormonism
February 2nd, 2011
12:15 PM ET
9 years ago

Mitt Romney on politics of Mormonism

(CNN)–As Mitt Romney eyes a 2012 presidential bid, he is facing the so-called Mormon question again, just as he did during his unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Republican nomination.

Embarking on a media tour to promote his new book – and, in the process, testing a potential White House run – the former Massachusetts governor is reprising lines on his Mormon faith from his last bout as presidential contender.

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Filed under: 2012 • Belief Blog • Content Partner • Mitt Romney • TV-Piers Morgan
Paul: Should the Tea Party compromise?
February 2nd, 2011
12:02 PM ET
9 years ago

Paul: Should the Tea Party compromise?

Washington (CNN) - During his first speech on the Senate floor, Tea Party champion Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, brought up what may be a dirty word for some of his constituents: compromise.

"Many ask will the Tea Party compromise? Will the Tea Party work with others to find a solution?" the senator asked in a speech that was part history lesson and part Socratic inquiry.
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Filed under: Congress • Rand Paul • Tea Party movement
Pentagon responds to 'Draft Gates' for President efforts
February 2nd, 2011
11:43 AM ET
9 years ago

Pentagon responds to 'Draft Gates' for President efforts

Washington (CNN) - Will a top member of the Obama administration try to take his boss' job in 2012?

If some people have their way, the answer would be, "Yes." But according to the Pentagon chief, the answer is, "No."
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Filed under: 2012 • Robert Gates
Unlikely bedfellows
February 2nd, 2011
11:33 AM ET
9 years ago

Unlikely bedfellows

Washington (CNN) - Elton John is expressing a newfound fondness for someone most would see as a foe, Rush Limbaugh, the outspokenly anti-gay marriage radio personality. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, to be released Friday, John discusses the thaw between the two, who many would expect to have a lot to disagree over.

John explained his reaction when asked by Limbaugh to perform at his wedding, "I could not believe when I was asked to play. I thought it was a joke."
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Filed under: Rush Limbaugh
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