Archive for February, 2011

(CNN) — In a moment that Mitt Romney's future GOP opponents couldn't have scripted better themselves, President Obama Monday issued a full-throated embrace of the former Massachusetts governor's stance on health care. "I know that many of you have asked for flexibility for your states under this law," Obama said during a speech to a governors meeting at the White House. "In fact, I agree with Mitt Romney, who recently said he's proud of what he … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Politics is serious business — but not all the time. Obama at the Oscars (sort of) President Obama appeared in a taped clip during Sunday's Academy Awards show on ABC, letting the world know that his favorite movie song was "As Time Goes By." The song by Dooley Wilson was featured in the classic "Casablanca." Full Story … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Responding to fierce criticism of his new health care law, President Obama is now supporting an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key requirements sooner if they can match or come up with a better plan. "If your state can create a plan that covers as many people as affordably and comprehensively as the Affordable Care Act does without increasing the deficit," Obama said, "you can implement that plan and we'll wor … Read More

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by William Bowles Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://williambowles.info Crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation February 28, 2011 Pre-amble: I started writing this before events in Libya escalated, but it illustrates why it is imperative that we understand what exactly is going on in the Middle East and North Africa, especially when it comes to distinguishing between our wishes and reality. This is especially true of what is happening in … Read More

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Phoenix (CNN) — Which Republican should become the next president? Herman Cain, according to a number of Tea Party activists gathered at a weekend summit in Phoenix. Cain, a conservative talk show host and former Godfather's Pizza chief executive, won the American Policy Summit's presidential live straw poll on Sunday. Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won the summit's online poll. The survey is a chance for conservative activists gathered on th … Read More

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The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more. WASHINGTON/POLITICAL For the latest political news: http://www.CNNPolitics.com CNN: GOP keeps up pressure on Democrats to accept spending cuts U.S. House Speaker John Boehner told a gathering of religious broadcasters that the nation's mounting debt is a moral threat to the country. "You may recall Preside … Read More

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Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich, the potential presidential candidate who is intimately familiar with the last government shutdown 16 years ago, says queasy Republicans afraid of the political ramifications of history repeating itself need to cool down. After all, Gingrich says, the effects of the last government shutdown weren't all that bad. "Those who claim that the shutdown was politically disastrous for Republicans ignore the fact that our … Read More

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Washington (CNN)– One week before a potential government shutdown House Republican leaders stepped up pressure on Senate Democrats by moving ahead with their proposal that would keep the government running for two more weeks while cutting $4 billion. "If they walk away from this offer they are actively engineering a government shutdown, " House Deputy Whip Peter Roskam told reporters in a conference call Friday. While the GOP effort is aimed at l … Read More

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Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich, the potential presidential candidate who is intimately familiar with the last government shutdown 16 years ago, says queasy Republicans afraid of the political ramifications of history repeating itself need to cool down. After all, Gingrich says, the effects of the last government shutdown weren't all that bad. "Those who claim that the shutdown was politically disastrous for Republicans ignore the fact that our … Read More

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The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more. WASHINGTON/POLITICAL For the latest political news: http://www.CNNPolitics.com CNN: Obama talks Libya with leaders of France, Italy, UK President Barack Obama spoke Thursday with the leaders of France, Italy and the United Kingdom on coordinating an international response to the crisis in Libya, the White … Read More

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