January 12th, 2013
11:56 AM ET
10 years ago

Gabby and Mark: The new 'Bradys' of gun control

(CNN) - Two couples rooted in the American mainstream. Two spouses who were nearly killed by mentally ill gunmen.

The comparisons are striking.

Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control
Gingrich promises JFK-like space speech
January 24th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich promises JFK-like space speech

(CNN) - Could it be a coincidence that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich describes his upcoming speech on space policy Wednesday as a "visionary" address "in the John F. Kennedy tradition?"

Perhaps not. After all 2012 is the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's iconic "we choose to go to the moon in this decade" speech, where he performed a presidential Babe Ruth. Like the Sultan of Swat, Kennedy dared to point out a seemingly impossible goal and swing for it – hitting a home run.


Filed under: 2012 • Florida • NASA • Newt Gingrich
Environmental 'gut check time' for Obama?
October 7th, 2011
08:21 AM ET
11 years ago

Environmental 'gut check time' for Obama?

(CNN) - Courtney Hight told herself not to cry as police handcuffed her outside the White House. "I knew I was doing the right thing," she said. "So I did not cry."

On a cloudy day last month Hight, a former member of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, took a huge career risk and joined more than 1,200 protesters who were demanding that President Obama deny a building permit for Keystone XL, a planned oil pipeline that would stretch from Alberta, Canada, to Texas.

Lost moon rock found among Bill Clinton files
This moon rock was found among memorabilia from ex-President Bill Clinton's time as Arkansas governor.
September 22nd, 2011
06:09 PM ET
11 years ago

Lost moon rock found among Bill Clinton files

(CNN) - Only 843 pounds of moon rocks exist on Earth, according to NASA.

Now, 30 years after it went missing, one of those precious rocks has been found among memorabilia belonging to former President Bill Clinton.


Filed under: Arkansas • President Clinton
Gotta Watch: Behind the scenes of the Reagan shooting
March 18th, 2011
12:09 PM ET
12 years ago

Gotta Watch: Behind the scenes of the Reagan shooting

(CNN) Breaking news, 1981-style – It's hard to believe it's been 30 years this month since the failed assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. CNN – less than a year on the air as the world's first 24-hour news network – sprang into breaking news mode to report initial details of the attack.


Filed under: Ronald Reagan
November 1st, 2008
11:17 AM ET
14 years ago

After millions of votes, Democrats outnumber GOP

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/10/31/early.voting/art.ohio.voters.gi.jpg caption=" An election worker explains a sample ballot on Friday at an early voting location in Dayton, Ohio."] (CNN) - Early voting is changing campaign strategy and voter behavior like no other presidential race in history, experts say, as Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama make final cross-country pushes this weekend.

Both candidates are hoping to reap the lion's share of more than 23 million votes that have been cast nationwide. They're targeting states where polls remain open through the weekend - and, in some cases, into Monday.

Calculations by CNN and other news organizations indicate that many, if not most, of the early votes in more than 30 states are being cast by registered Democrats, although it's unknown who voted for which candidate.

"It would surprise me, but Republican voters in early voting states may simply be holding their ballots," Paul Gronke of the Early Voting Information Center said Friday. "But I wouldn't be surprised to see the Republican race start to catch up a little bit." See where people are voting early

Of 23,298,564 total in-person and mail-in ballots in 25 states, at least 6,057,527 - or 26 percent - were cast by Democrats or Republicans, according to election officials. Of that 6 million, 57.8 percent were Democrats, and 42.2 percent were Republicans. iReport.com: Did you vote early?

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Filed under: Uncategorized
April 17th, 2008
04:40 PM ET
15 years ago

Watergate-era Republican backs Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/17/art.ruckelshaus.jpg caption="Wiliam Ruckelshaus endorsed Obama Thursday."]
(CNN) - From the politics/strange bedfellows file: Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has won an endorsement from Republican and former Nixon Watergate figure William D. Ruckelshaus.

Ruckelshaus was serving as deputy attorney general in 1973 when he made history as part of the infamous Saturday Night Massacre. He and his boss, Attorney General Elliot Richardson, were fired after they refused Nixon’s order to dismiss the independent counsel investigating the Watergate break-ins.

The former Nixon FBI director and secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency hopes to help Obama defeat Democratic rival Sen. Hillary Clinton in the May 6 primary in Ruckelshaus’ homestate of Indiana. The state has been a longtime Republican stronghold in presidential politics.

“Senator Obama’s ability to attract not only Democrats, but also Republicans and Independents, makes him uniquely qualified to build the broad coalitions needed to address our nation’s challenges,” said Ruckelshaus in a statement.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama