President Obama tries to ease environmentalist fears
April 15th, 2011
09:32 PM ET
12 years ago

President Obama tries to ease environmentalist fears

Washington (CNN)- President Obama surprised a group of young environmental organizers Friday during what they thought was just a meeting with White House staffers about energy policy.

"We went in thinking we were meeting with senior staff and there walked in Barack Obama," said Courtney Hight, co-director of Energy Action Coalition, "We got to share with him what we care about."

Filed under: Al Gore • Environmental policy • President Obama
Dee Dee Myers talks about helping Aaron Sorkin with the 'West Wing'
February 8th, 2011
08:11 PM ET
12 years ago

Dee Dee Myers talks about helping Aaron Sorkin with the 'West Wing'

Washington (CNN) - As the first female White House press secretary, Dee Dee Myers will go into the history books, but she'll also be remembered for inspiring the creation of a female character on the popular TV series, "The West Wing." That character's name was C.J. Cregg, a press secretary for the fictional Bartlett administration during the series' run from 1999 to 2006.

Myers, Bill Clinton's press secretary for his first two years in office, talked about the show and the character of C.J. – portrayed by Allison Janney - on Monday during a roundtable discussion with previous White House press secretaries at George Washington University.

Filed under: White House
November 21st, 2010
02:03 PM ET
12 years ago

Jimmy Carter explains 'rabbit attack'

(CNN) - At 537 pages, former President Jimmy Carter's latest book, "White House Diary," is full of behind-the-scenes accounts of his time in the Oval Office - but one incident goes without mention, and it involves a rabbit.

In April of 1979, Carter used a paddle on his boat in Plains, Georgia to splash a rabbit and prevent it from swimming too close to his boat. Thirty-one years later, CNN's Howard Kurtz asked him about the ordeal.

Filed under: Jimmy Carter • Reliable Sources
October 31st, 2010
12:21 PM ET
12 years ago

Carter: Tea Party forebears elected me

- Former President Jimmy Carter dismissed any notion that he has ill feelings toward the Tea Party movement.

"I don't have any criticism of the members of the Tea Party," Carter told CNN's Howard Kurtz in an interview on "Reliable Sources." "A lot of those same people, 30 years ago, were the ones who put me in the White House."

October 10th, 2010
11:32 AM ET
12 years ago

Why Woodward is a registered Democrat…and doesn’t Tweet

(CNN) - Author and journalist Bob Woodward says he wants to teach his daughter about the electoral process, and that’s why he is a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz of Reliable Sources inquired about Woodward’s political registration because of recent comments Woodward made on C-SPAN where he said he was a registered Democrat, but acted as a political independent.

Filed under: Bob Woodward
October 8th, 2010
05:33 PM ET
12 years ago

Woodward says book was 'close to the bone'

Editor's Note: See the entire interview this Sunday, 11 a.m. ET on CNN's Reliable Sources

Washington (CNN) - Author Bob Woodward acknowledged that parts of his book hit "close to the bone" and may have caused some ill feelings in the White House.

"It's quite possible," Woodward said in an interview for CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz. "This is a total universe portrait in the nature of the relationships and attitudes."


Filed under: Bob Woodward • Obama administration
April 23rd, 2008
08:20 PM ET
15 years ago

CNN=Politics Daily

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(CNN)— Following Hillary Clinton’s victory in Pennsylvania’s primary, both Democrats spent Wednesday in the next critical battleground state: Indiana.

In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on Barack Obama’s efforts to blunt the impact of Clinton’s victory, and how both candidates are working to reach Indiana voters ahead of the state’s May 6 primary.

Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider provides his analysis of the exit polls out of Pennsylvania, while Senior National Correspondent John King breaks down how the state’s demographics helped Clinton pull off a big win.

Meanwhile, John McCain is urging the North Carolina Republican Party not to air its new attack ad, which takes aim at Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright. CNN’s Dana Bash travels with the presumptive Republican nominee as he travels to court some traditionally Democratic voters.

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