L.A. councilwoman announces run for Harman's seat
February 7th, 2011
04:55 PM ET
9 years ago

L.A. councilwoman announces run for Harman's seat

Washington (CNN) - The ink has barely dried on Rep. Jane Harman's letter to constituents notifying them she may resign from the House of Representatives, but one potential replacement has already announced her candidacy.

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat, announced this afternoon that she will run for the vacant seat.
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Filed under: California • Congress
Mitt Romney tells conference call announcement 'down the road'
February 7th, 2011
03:03 PM ET
9 years ago

Mitt Romney tells conference call announcement 'down the road'

Washington (CNN) - Fresh off a media blitz promoting the paperback release of his book "No Apology," Mitt Romney told a conference call of 300 supporters that he would make an announcement about a presidential run "down the road," a Romney aide confirmed to CNN.

The call, which happened Friday, involved 300 friends and donors to his Political Action Committee: Free and Strong America.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Gibbs will leave Friday
February 7th, 2011
02:46 PM ET
9 years ago

Gibbs will leave Friday

Washington (CNN) - White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that Friday will be his last day on the job. Gibbs announced his decision to leave in January. He will continue as an adviser to the president after he leaves the White House.

Jay Carney, the current communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, will succeed him at the podium.


Filed under: Jay Carney • Robert Gibbs • White House
American Sauce: Soaring unemployment for recent vets and other things missed
February 7th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
9 years ago

American Sauce: Soaring unemployment for recent vets and other things missed

Capitol Hill (CNN) - Let's get down to the main question: what the heck is going on with jobs?

Friday confused economists tweeted in question marks as the Labor Department reported both that the unemployment rate plummeted in January (from 9.4 percent to 9 percent) and that job creation barely has a pulse (just 36,000 jobs created, a figure that usually corresponds to an increase in unemployment).

In this week's American Sauce, we are not content to be confused. We look at exactly what's going on with jobs and what's generating these conflicting numbers.

Listen to the podcast here or keep reading for our list of "3 things others missed on jobs," which includes a troubling statistic about our veterans.
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Filed under: American Sauce • Uncategorized
Political Circus: will.i.am's halftime message to Obama
February 7th, 2011
12:42 PM ET
9 years ago

Political Circus: will.i.am's halftime message to Obama

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

Tonight's (not) going to be a good night for ...

President Obama, that's who.

During Sunday's Super Bowl XLV halftime show featuring the Black Eyed Peas, singer will.i.am lashed out at the president dent in the hit song "Where Is the Love?"
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Filed under: Political Circus • President Obama
Conservative group welcomes Lugar challenger
February 7th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
9 years ago

Conservative group welcomes Lugar challenger

Washington (CNN) - A conservative group that hopes to find a consensus candidate to launch a primary challenge against Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana says it welcomes the announcement that the state treasurer will mount a bid to oust the longtime Republican lawmaker.

"Hoosiers for Conservative Senate are pleased to learn that Senator Lugar will be challenged in the May 2012 primary," says Greg Fettig, one of the organization's founders. "We welcome State Treasurer Mourdock into the race and wish him success and look forward to the likely entrance of others into the race.
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Filed under: Dick Lugar
Harman leaving Congress for DC think tank
February 7th, 2011
11:42 AM ET
9 years ago

Harman leaving Congress for DC think tank

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Jane Harman will retire from Congress and head the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, three Democratic sources familiar with Harman's plans confirm to CNN.

Harman, who served in Congress from 1993-1999 and then from 2001 until the present, is expected to take the top post at the Washington think tank being vacated by former Rep. Lee Hamilton. It is not clear when Harman will officially resign from Congress, but she will not serve out the rest of her term, one Democratic source says.
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Filed under: Jane Harman
National Review editor urges Jeb to run
February 7th, 2011
11:29 AM ET
9 years ago

National Review editor urges Jeb to run

(CNN) – Fresh off putting Jeb Bush on the cover of his magazine this week, National Review Editor Rich Lowry is now actively urging the younger brother of the former president to seek the White House himself - now.

Writing on the National Review’s website Monday, Lowry says it’s now or never for the popular former Florida governor who has already explicitly ruled at a 2012 bid, saying waiting four years will risk diminishing his legacy while a bumper crop of new Republican leaders emerge.
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Filed under: Jeb Bush
Pawlenty kicks off Iowa "presidential lecture" series
February 7th, 2011
10:22 AM ET
9 years ago

Pawlenty kicks off Iowa "presidential lecture" series

(CNN) - Tim Pawlenty's back in Iowa Monday, kicking off a presidential lecture series hosted by the Family Leader, an influential pro-family social conservative group in the state that goes first in the presidential caucus and primary calendar.

A release by the Family Leader says that the former Minnesota governor and probable Republican White House hopeful "will deliver a 25-minute pro-family lecture."
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Tim Pawlenty
Daniels takes aim at health care
February 7th, 2011
09:36 AM ET
9 years ago

Daniels takes aim at health care

Washington (CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a potential presidential candidate, is taking to the pages of the Wall Street Journal Monday to zero in on the healthcare law, one of the signature fiscal issues that wrangle the GOP rank-and-file and Republican leaders alike.

Daniels, a favorite for president among some members of the GOP because of his no-nonsense style, economic credentials and record of cutting spending in Indiana, writes the new law is a "massive mistake" that could decimate state budgets.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels
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