Obama keeps his Bieber promise
June 27th, 2011
11:11 AM ET
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Obama keeps his Bieber promise

(CNN) - Add another task to President Obama's job description: matchmaker-in-chief.

There's word Monday that the president kept a big promise to Payton Wall, a 14 year-old Justin Bieber mega fan whose father was a victim of the 9/11 attacks.

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High court strikes down taxpayer-supported campaign spending law
June 27th, 2011
10:38 AM ET
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High court strikes down taxpayer-supported campaign spending law

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court has tossed out an Arizona law that provides extra taxpayer-funded support for office seekers who have been outspent by privately funded opponents or by independent political groups.

A conservative 5-4 majority of justices on Monday said the law violated free speech, concluding the state was impermissibly trying to "level the playing field" through a public finance system.

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Filed under: Arizona • Supreme Court
Bachmann: Fox apology not accepted
June 27th, 2011
09:30 AM ET
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Bachmann: Fox apology not accepted

Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota didn't exactly accept an apology from Fox News' Chris Wallace following an interaction she felt was "insulting" on "Fox News Sunday."

Wallace asked Bachmann "Are you a flake?" in a Sunday interview and later apologized via web video.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fox News • Michele Bachmann
Dem group keeps up budget attacks
June 27th, 2011
08:48 AM ET
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Dem group keeps up budget attacks

Washington (CNN) - Eight members of Congress are the targets of ads, released Monday by the Democratic House Majority PAC, that criticize their votes on the House GOP budget proposal.

The six-figure ad buy from the independent expenditure group will run through Thursday as Democrats continue to hit Republicans over tax and Medicare proposals in the budget of Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. The House passed that budget this year.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • House • House Majority PAC
Bachmann well-positioned for Iowa, and maybe beyond
June 27th, 2011
07:32 AM ET
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Bachmann well-positioned for Iowa, and maybe beyond

Washington (CNN) - Forget political pedigree, executive experience or ties to deep-pocketed donors.

No Republican presidential candidate is better positioned to capitalize on the recent tide of conservative anger toward President Barack Obama than Michele Bachmann.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Positions harden as Obama intervenes in deficit talks
June 27th, 2011
07:00 AM ET
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Positions harden as Obama intervenes in deficit talks

Washington (CNN) - Congressional leaders hardened their positions on a possible deficit reduction deal the day before President Barack Obama is to intervene in the negotiations.

Talks led by Vice President Joe Biden concluded last week without an agreement, and the White House announced that Obama will meet Monday with the Senate Democratic and Republican leaders to keep the process going.

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Filed under: Congress • Deficit • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, June 27, 2011
June 27th, 2011
06:08 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, June 27, 2011

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CNN: Positions harden as Obama intervenes in deficit talks
President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democratic and Republican leaders on Monday to keep the negotiations going on a possible deficit reduction deal. The session comes after talks led by Vice President Joe Biden concluded last week without an agreement and as congressional leaders hardened their positions, making a possible compromise more difficult.

Washington Post: GOP compromise on debt: Cut military spending?
Senior GOP lawmakers and leadership aides said it would be far easier to build support for a debt-reduction package that cuts the Pentagon budget — a key Democratic demand — than one that raises revenue by tinkering with the tax code. Last week, Republicans walked out of talks led by Vice President Biden, insisting that the White House take tax increases off the table.

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