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June 21st, 2011
09:58 PM ET

Sen. Rand Paul introduces Libya resolution

Washington (CNN) – On the eve of President Barack Obama's major speech Wednesday night where he will reveal the scope of the initial troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, freshman Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul criticized the president’s use of the War Powers Act.

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room," the Kentucky senator said he plans to introduce a Libya resolution that says Obama is in violation of the War Powers Act.
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Filed under: Libya • Sen. Rand Paul
June 21st, 2011
08:53 PM ET

Greek PM wins backing for bailout cuts

Greece's reshuffled Cabinet survived a vote of confidence despite widespread opposition to budget cuts. Diana Magnay reports.

RELATED: Greek prime minister survives confidence vote


Filed under: Diana Magnay • Greece
June 21st, 2011
08:45 PM ET

Who the heck is Huntsman?

Mistaking Huntsman for a half-naked former Congressman, Jeanne Moos reports on the incognito candidate for president.

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Filed under: Jeanne Meserve • Jon Huntsman
June 21st, 2011
08:43 PM ET

FBI steps up hunt for Bulger

Agents are now focused on tracking down James "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend in the hopes of catching him.

RELATED: FBI hunts for girlfriend of Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive

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Filed under: FBI • Mary Snow • Whitey Bulger
June 21st, 2011
08:42 PM ET

'Manbabies'

Swapping heads: Man plus baby = manbaby. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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June 21st, 2011
08:33 PM ET

New candidate enters presidential race

Amidst dire predictions about America's future, Jon Huntsman entered the 2012 campaign. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED: BLITZER’S BLOG: Huntsman calls for civility in presidential race


Filed under: 2012 election • Jim Acosta • Jon Huntsman
June 21st, 2011
08:29 PM ET

How many U.S. troops to come home?

Obama on the clock. How fast will he bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan? Chris Lawrence reports.

RELATED: Obama to deliver speech on Afghanistan troop pullout


Filed under: Afghanistan • Chris Lawrence • President Obama • Troops
Hot shots: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
June 21st, 2011
06:57 PM ET

Hot shots: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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BLITZER’S BLOG: Huntsman calls for civility in presidential race
June 21st, 2011
01:54 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Huntsman calls for civility in presidential race

(CNN) – Here’s what I especially liked about Jon Huntsman’s presidential announcement in front of the Statue of Liberty. He called for some civility in the race for the White House.

Unlike several of the other Republican candidates, he did not open with a blistering assault on President Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Jon Huntsman • Wolf Blitzer
June 21st, 2011
12:41 PM ET

What Wolf's reading: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Each day, Wolf Blitzer scours several news sources to stay on top of the day's most important stories. Below are some of his top recommended reads for today. Tune in from 5- 7 PM on CNN for the latest on these stories and more.

CNN: Obama to announce plan to pull 30,000 troops out of Afghanistan

President Barack Obama is expected to announce this week that 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces will be fully withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, an administration official has told CNN.
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