Boehner: House not with McCain on Libya campaign
June 22nd, 2011
11:53 AM ET
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Boehner: House not with McCain on Libya campaign

Washington (CNN) - Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicated Wednesday that the GOP-controlled House of Representatives will not back a resolution sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, expressing congressional support for limited American involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.

"I don't think that's where the House is," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill. "The fact is the president has not made his case to the members of Congress. He has not made his case to the American people."

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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Libya
Huntsman calls for substantial Afghan troop reduction
June 22nd, 2011
10:04 AM ET
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Huntsman calls for substantial Afghan troop reduction

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman suggested more than 30,000 American troops could head home from Afghanistan, the level President Obama is expected to announce in Wednesday night's speech.

"I think we can go beyond that," Huntsman said Wednesday on CNN's "American Morning." "I'm not a fortune teller here, but I can tell you that at some point, the hundred thousand troops on the ground will have to be taken out substantially. It's heavy, it's expensive, it's disproportionate in terms of where our spending ought to be."
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • TV-American Morning
Michelle Obama brings ‘Yes We Can’ to Africa
June 22nd, 2011
09:22 AM ET
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Michelle Obama brings ‘Yes We Can’ to Africa

(CNN) - Echoing the now-famous phrase that came to define her husband’s 2008 presidential campaign, Michelle Obama urged young African women Wednesday to win the battles against hunger, AIDS, and poverty that have long run rampant in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Yes we can,” Mrs. Obama repeated four times to an excited crowd at the Young African Women Leaders Forum as she concluded her speech in Soweto, South Africa.

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Filed under: Africa • Michelle Obama
Obama to deliver speech on Afghanistan troop pullout
US soldiers from Viper Company (Bravo), 1-26 Infantry, stand guard on a watch tower overlooking villages at Combat Outpost (COP) Sabari in Khost province in the east of Afghanistan on June 21, 2011.
June 22nd, 2011
08:18 AM ET
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Obama to deliver speech on Afghanistan troop pullout

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver a highly anticipated speech Wednesday evening about troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.

The address is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • President Obama
First Pawlenty ads air in Iowa
June 22nd, 2011
07:00 AM ET
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First Pawlenty ads air in Iowa

(CNN) - Call it another example of how crucial Iowa is to Tim Pawlenty's hopes of winning the Republican presidential nomination.

The former Minnesota governor became the first GOP White House hopeful to go up with television commercials in Iowa, the state that holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar, a source close to Pawlenty confirmed to CNN Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Tim Pawlenty
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
June 22nd, 2011
04:37 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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CNN: Obama to deliver speech on Afghanistan troop pullout
President Barack Obama will deliver a highly anticipated speech Wednesday evening about troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. …On Tuesday, an administration official told CNN that Obama will announce this week that 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces will be fully withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012. Members of Congress are being informed that 10,000 troops will be withdrawn by the end of this year, followed by another 20,000 next year, a congressional source said.

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