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January 12th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

Report: Distortions in anti-Romney film

CNN's Brian Todd fact checks some disputed claims found in an inflammatory new anti-Romney documentary.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Brian Todd • Mitt Romney
January 12th, 2012
08:16 PM ET

Hood: We will catch pardoned criminals

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says they will find criminals pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

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BLITZER’S BLOG: President Obama in full campaign mode
January 12th, 2012
03:37 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: President Obama in full campaign mode

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) - President Obama is now in full re-election campaign mode. If there was any doubt, just check out the campaign speeches he delivered Wednesday night at three separate fundraising events in Chicago.

“I’ve said before, I’m not a perfect man,” he told one Chicago group. “I’m not a perfect president. But I’ve promised you this, and I’ve kept this promise. I will always tell you what I believe. I will always tell you where I stand. I will wake up every single day thinking about how I can make this country better, and I will spend every ounce of energy that I have fighting for you.”
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Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • Wolf Blitzer
January 12th, 2012
12:10 AM ET

Savor the Twinkie

Is it the twilight of the Twinkie? Should you hoard your snack? CNN's Jeanne Moos has an ode to an icon.

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January 12th, 2012
12:06 AM ET

Michelle Obama: I'm no angry black woman

Michelle Obama responds to claims in a new book on the Obamas that alleges tensions between her and Cabinet members.

RELATED STORY: Mrs. Obama speaks her mind

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Filed under: Lisa Sylvester • Michelle Obama
January 12th, 2012
12:01 AM ET

Videos capture D.C. city bus crashes, near crashes

Washington (CNN) – You have to brace yourself watching them. One video shot from the dashboard of a bus shows a pedestrian being hit full-force and dropping. Another video shows a woman crossing in front of a bus and nearly getting plowed over.

Others show buses running red lights, turning into oncoming traffic and hitting cars. In each case, the bus is driven by an accredited, trained city bus driver in the nation's capital.

The newly released videos show events that occurred last August and September. They include dozens of collisions, 134 near-collisions and a number of traffic violations.

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