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April 4th, 2012
06:33 PM ET

Romney: Pres. Obama intent on 'hiding'

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer responds to Romney's attacks on Obama's comments to the Russian President.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Interviews • Mitt Romney • White House
April 4th, 2012
05:05 PM ET

GOP Chair: Race will end in next month or two

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus how much longer he thinks Rick Santorum will stay in the race.

RELATED STORY: Romney blasts Obama after latest primary victories


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Reince Priebus • Republicans • Rick Santorum
April 4th, 2012
04:44 PM ET

Toobin: This was a "judicial hissy-fit"

An appeals court judge has publicly taken on Obama on health care. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses.

RELATED STORY: Holder: DOJ to respond 'appropriately' to judges' questions about health care law


Filed under: Health Care • Jeffrey Toobin • Supreme Court
Epic failure by Washington sets us adrift
President Ronald Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act in October 1986, with congressional leaders joining in the ceremony.
April 4th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

Epic failure by Washington sets us adrift

By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360Ëš" "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - There are plenty of ways to game the upcoming Supreme Court decision on health care reform, and they've all been said: President Obama loses in court, he wins with his base. Or it's a severe blow, potentially fatal. Or Republicans benefit if they win, because they were "right" all along. Or the GOP loses, because it has to figure out what to offer for health care instead.

And so it goes.

But there's something else going on here, and it's more meaningful than some short-term political skirmishing. This Supreme Court case is the Waterloo for political polarization, because it underscores something we should have known all along: Great changes in national public policy should never be erected on slender partisan majorities.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Gloria Borger • Health Care • Politics • Washington
April 4th, 2012
01:26 PM ET

Palin pokes fun at herself on 'Today'

Sarah Palin laughs at her own expense and chats about the political scene during her appearance on NBC's "Today." CNN's Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Katie Couric's 'GMA' spot doesn't best 'Today'


Filed under: Dana Bash • NBC • Sarah Palin
April 4th, 2012
12:28 PM ET

Tractor trailors tossed into the air

A trucking company spokeswoman describes the scene near Dallas where a tornado tore through, sending tractor trailers flying through the air.

RELATED STORY: Dallas mayor: It's a 'miracle' nobody died in tornadoes

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Texas • Tornado