Archive for June, 2011

(CNN)-After pledging that he wouldn't use his own wealth to support a bid for the presidency, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has dipped almost $2 million deep into his own pockets after all. According to his campaign, Huntsman has raised $4.1 million in the second fundraising quarter as he seeks the 2012 GOP nomination for president, but almost half of it comes from the candidate's personal funds. But Huntsman told reporters in early May that he w … Read More

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(CNN)–Republican congressional leaders Wednesday rejected President Barack Obama's call to include tax revenues as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Obama said at a White House press conference Wednesday that he's already made concessions to significantly cut spending for government programs. In return, he said, Republicans should now accept proposals to end corporate tax subsidies, such as those given to oil and gas companies or tax bre … Read More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann revealed to a town hall audience Wednesday that she once suffered a “devastating” miscarriage. Bachmann, a congresswoman from Minnesota, told the story in the course of answering a question about her position on abortion. “After our second was born, we became pregnant with a third baby,” she said, referring to her husband, Marcus. “It was an unexpected baby, but … Read More

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(CNN) — The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA launched a television ad Wednesday in states they deem competitive in the next election, directly responding to an ad from the conservative Crossroads GPS, an independent group founded by Karl Rove. The 30-second spot from Priorities USA, which according to the group will run for the next two weeks in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia, calls the Crossroads ad "politics at its wor … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — A top State Department legal adviser told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday that the 1973 War Powers Resolution does not apply to the U.S. military intervention in Libya — an assertion sharply disputed by many members of Congress. Harold Koh argued that the measure is not applicable because America's role in the NATO-led mission is limited in terms of its scope, means, exposure of U.S. forces, and chan … Read More

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(CNN) — Bristol Palin said her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has made up her mind about whether to run for president in 2012- but didn't reveal the decision. "She definitely knows," Bristol said Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News. "We've talked about it before. Some things just need to stay in the family." Sarah Palin's Tuesday visit to Pella, Iowa for the premiere of her biographical movie title "Undefeated" coincides with Presid … Read More

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(CNN) — Nick Charles, who started off as a taxi driver and later became the first sports anchor at CNN, died Saturday after battling bladder cancer since 2009. He was 64. Charles began at CNN on the network's first day, June 1, 1980, and covered nearly every sporting event over the years. … Read More

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Jimmy Cliff: We Don't Want Another Vietnam in Afghanistan Dandelion Salad StoptheWarCoalition on June 25, 2011 Stop the war sang Jimmy Cliff at Glastonbury 2011, changing the title of his 1960s anti-war hit Vietnam to Afghanistan. Bob Dylan called Vietnam the best protest song he ever heard. Jimmy Cliff's many hits include Wild World, You Can Get It If You Really Want It, I Can See Clearly Now, Wonderful World Beutiful People. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. [youtube=http:// … Read More

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(CNN) — The day after collecting $1.2 million at a Manhattan fundraiser, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman plans to meet with potential Republican donors in the key early primary state of South Carolina. The closed-door meeting comes as the field of Republican presidential candidates race against the clock to build flush campaign war chests ahead of the second quarter fundraising deadline on June 30. After making two campaign appearances in South Ca … Read More

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