Rep. Ron Paul announces candidacy for president
May 13th, 2011
07:31 AM ET
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Rep. Ron Paul announces candidacy for president

(CNN)-Saying "the time is right" because more people agree with his positions, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas on Friday announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.

The long-time lawmaker, who was first elected to the House of Representatives 35 years ago, says he's optimistic about his chances and that his "supporters are enthusiastic."
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Mitch the moderate? Daniels backers tout his conservative record
May 13th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
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Mitch the moderate? Daniels backers tout his conservative record

Indianapolis, Indiana (CNN) - In 2001, a Washington Monthly magazine profile described Mitch Daniels, then White House budget director under President George W. Bush, as "deeply conservative with a moderate demeanor."

Ten years on, Daniels, now teetering on the brink of a presidential bid, is the repeated target of tongue-lashings from Rush Limbaugh, who this week blasted the "boring and moderate" Indiana governor as the favorite son of Washington elites who are out of step with today's conservative movement.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, May 13, 2011
May 13th, 2011
04:40 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, May 13, 2011

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CNN: U.S. interviews 'hostile' bin Laden widows, with Pakistan officials
Three of Osama bin Laden's widows have been interviewed by U.S. intelligence officers under the supervision of Pakistani's intelligence service, according to sources in both governments. The women - who were all interviewed together this week - were "hostile" toward the Americans, according to a senior Pakistani government official with direct knowledge of the post-bin Laden investigation and two senior U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

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