Archive for April 11, 2011

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama's sister thinks the birther movement is "unfortunate." "I think it's unfortunate. He was born in Hawaii, there is a tremendous amount of proof that has already been presented," Maya Soetero-Ng told CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday. "I think that it is time for people to put that to bed, put it to rest completely." And what about real estate mogul Donald Trump's repeated calls f … Read More

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Wasington (CNN) – Top Obama advisor David Plouffe Sunday laughed off suggestions Donald Trump will ever be a serious presidential candidate, but the business mogul says he is actually the Obama campaign's "worst nightmare." "I am leading a lot of polls and doing very well," Trump told Fox News Monday as part of his weekly segment for the network. "I can tell you I am their worst nightmare." The comments come after Plouffe joked on ABC's "This Wee … 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: House takes up budget deal The House is scheduled to begin considering on Monday a budget deal covering the remainder of this fiscal year. A vote is expected on Wednesday. The Senate would take up the bill at some point aft … Read More

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Well, that was close. Halfway through the fiscal year, and countless partisan power plays later, Congress finally managed to reach a deal on the 2011 budget. Its signature feature: $38.5 billion in spending cuts or, as it's referred to by the key players, "the largest spending cut in American history." … Read More

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