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May 21st, 2012
07:11 PM ET

Booker backs off criticisms of team Obama

Mayor Cory Booker's comments against attack ads sends ripples through Obama campaign. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • Cory Booker • Jim Acosta
May 21st, 2012
07:06 PM ET

Karzai: Still no agreement with NATO

Afghan Pres. Hamid Karzai tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer there is still no resolution on allowing supplies into Afghanistan.

RELATED STORY: Karzai: I will not let congressman into Afghanistan


Filed under: Afghanistan • Hamid Karzai • Interviews • Pakistan
May 21st, 2012
06:56 PM ET

Karzai: I will not let congressman into Afghanistan

If Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, an influential member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is looking for a country to visit as a member of a congressional delegation, he can cross Afghanistan off his list.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Rohrabacher have been at loggerheads over the congressman's push for a more decentralized Afghan government. Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the disagreement, Karzai said he is against letting Rohrabacher into the country.

FULL STORY ON CNN"S SECURITY CLEARANCE BLOG

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Dana Rohrabacher • Hamid Karzai • Wolf Blitzer
Blitzer to interview Afghan President Hamid Karzai
May 21st, 2012
11:35 AM ET

Blitzer to interview Afghan President Hamid Karzai

CNN's Wolf Blitzer sits down with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for an exclusive interview at the NATO summit in Chicago. This will air Monday during the 5pm ET hour on CNN.

On Monday, NATO countries are expected to sign off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year and the withdrawal of troops by the end of 2014.

Karzai met with President Obama on Sunday and both agreed that the end of the war is close. Karzai reiterated his commitment to the withdrawal timetable, "so that Afghanistan is no longer a burden on the shoulder of our friends in the international community, on the shoulders of the United States and our other allies."

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Chicago • Hamid Karzai • NATO