February 13th, 2009
04:31 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, February 13, 2009


CNN: Obama makes 11th hour push for stimulus package

Taking no chances, President Barack Obama is exerting last-minute pressure on Congress to approve his stimulus plan by highlighting stories of people affected by the economic downturn.

CNN: Senate Democrats optimistic about 2010, targeting nine states

Nearly two years before Election Day 2010, the Senate Democrat charged with expanding the party's already-strong majority sounded a bullish tone Thursday, suggesting the national mood and political environment make it nearly impossible for the GOP to pick up seats.

CNN: Gregg 'probably' won't seek re-election in 2010

Judd Gregg made clear Thursday he would rather serve in the Senate than in the Obama administration, but the New Hampshire Republican said he “probably” will not seek a fourth term next year.

CNN: House, Senate plan Friday votes on economic stimulus

The Senate plans to vote on the $789 billion compromise stimulus late Friday after an all-day debate, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday from the chamber floor.


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February 12th, 2009
06:16 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, February 12, 2009


CNN: Clinton could name N. Korea envoy before Asia trip

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could appoint a special envoy for North Korea before leaving for Asia next week, senior administration officials told CNN.

CNNMoney: Deal struck on economic stimulus package

Democratic leadership sources say they have worked out a way around the disagreement between the Senate and House over education funding in the economic stimulus bill.

CNN: Louisiana governor to give high-profile GOP response to Obama

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to deliver the Republican response to President Obama's upcoming joint address to Congress, a high-profile slot the party often gives to one of its rising stars.

CNN: Homeless woman's plea to Obama draws flood of support

She's being hailed as the "face of the economic crisis," and now Henrietta Hughes has become something of a media star after reaching out to President Obama in an emotional plea for help.


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February 11th, 2009
05:48 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, February 11, 2009


CNN: Bank CEOs to defend use of TARP money

The chief executive officers of eight of the nation's largest banks will defend the use of hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout money to lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

CNN: House and Senate close in on compromise

Top lawmakers and White House officials ended more than nine hours of closed-door negotiations on the economic stimulus bill shortly before midnight Tuesday indicating a final deal on the roughly $800 billion bill is possible as early as Wednesday.

CNN: Palin won't be making CPAC appearance

Sarah Palin will not be attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington later this month, her office confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

CNN: Franken back in DC for Senate updates

Democrat Al Franken will return to the nation's capitol Tuesday night in order to "prepare" for the possibility that he will be named the junior senator from Minnesota, his spokeswoman Jess McIntosh confirmed to CNN.


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February 10th, 2009
04:47 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, February 10, 2009


CNN: Official: Bailout overhaul will include public-private partnerships to ease lending

Partnerships with the private sector — aimed at restoring the flow of credit to families and businesses– will be a key feature of an overhaul of the $700 billion financial bailout to be announced by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Tuesday morning, according to a senior White House official.

CNN: Obama: This isn't your 'run-of-the-mill recession'

President Obama appeared before a national audience Monday night to make the case for his economic stimulus plan, saying this is not your "run-of-the-mill recession.

CNN: Obama to talk economy in GOP stronghold

When Air Force One touches down in Fort Myers, Florida, Tuesday morning, the weather will be different than northern Indiana. Little else will be.

CNN: Obama: U.S. looking for dialogue with Iran

The United States is looking for opportunities for "face-to-face" dialogue with Iran after nearly three decades without diplomatic ties, President Barack Obama said Monday, but still has "deep concerns" about Tehran's actions.

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February 9th, 2009
04:46 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, Feburary 9, 2009


CNN: Payments to sister's company were 'legitimate,' Steele says

New Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said Sunday that payments to his sister’s company by his 2006 Senate campaign were proper.

CNN: Stimulus will lead to 'disaster,' Republican warns

Leading Republicans warned Sunday that the Obama administration's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus effort will lead to what one called

CNN: Russian official: Biden's words 'very positive'

A top Russian official Sunday labeled as "very positive" remarks by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the Obama administration's stance on major nuclear issues and relations with Russia.

CNN: SC Governor: We're moving close to 'a savior-based economy'

As many state and local officials clamor for their share of the billions of dollars in federal aid in the stimulus bill under consideration in Washington, South Carolina’s Republican governor is sounding a note of dissent about federal efforts to help the economy.


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