Archive for March 7, 2011

Open Senate seats in November (as of 3/7/2011): Democrats 5 Republicans 3 TOTAL 8 Democratic open seats: RETIRING: 5 Kent Conrad (North Dakota) – announced 1/18/2011 Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut) – announced 1/19/2011 Jim Webb (Virginia) – announced 2/9/2011 Jeff Bingaman (New Mexico) – announced 2/18/2011 Daniel Akaka (Hawaii) – announced 3/2/2011 Republican open seats: RETIRING: 3 Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) – announced 1/13/2011 Jon Kyl (Ariz … Read More

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Supreme Court has again rejected an appeal from a "birther" proponent questioning the citizenship of President Barack Obama. The justices Monday turned aside without comment a request for a rehearing of various claims, after dismissing the original appeal in late January. The long-shot petition by Gregory Hollister had called on Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to withdraw from considering the constitutional claims … 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 CNNMoney: Budget battle: Neither side blinks On Day 157 of operating without a full budget, and with 13 days to go before the latest short-term fix expires, lawmakers appear no closer to a deal to keep the government running. La … 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 CNNMoney: Budget battle: Neither side blinks On Day 157 of operating without a full budget, and with 13 days to go before the latest short-term fix expires, lawmakers appear no closer to a deal to keep the government running. La … Read More

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