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hillarytownhall:

Thanks for sending so many great questions. Keep them coming!
You have until Noon ET tomorrow to send us your text, image or video questions for Hillary Clinton. Your question may just get asked to Hillary Clinton during Tuesday’s CNN Town Hall at 5pm ET. 

hillarytownhall:

Thanks for sending so many great questions. Keep them coming!

You have until Noon ET tomorrow to send us your text, image or video questions for Hillary Clinton. Your question may just get asked to Hillary Clinton during Tuesday’s CNN Town Hall at 5pm ET. 

hillarytownhall:

CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour is moderating a live CNN Town Hall with Hillary Clinton this Tuesday at 5pm ET - and she’s looking for your Tumblr questions!

Send them to us in text, image or video format by Noon ET on Monday and Christiane may ask yours to Hillary Clinton. 

hillarytownhall:

Hillary Clinton is no stranger to tough questions. Now it’s your chance to ask her anything. 

Click on the ‘ask a question' button and send us your text, image and video questions. 

Christiane Amanpour may ask yours during Tuesday’s live town hall at 5pm ET. 

hillarytownhall:

Hillary Clinton has come a long way since her Yale Law School days in the 70’s. This is your chance to ask her anything. 
Send in your questions (text, GIF, video) via the submit button, and Christiane Amanpour will ask some during Tuesday’s live town hall event at 5pm ET. 

hillarytownhall:

Hillary Clinton has come a long way since her Yale Law School days in the 70’s. This is your chance to ask her anything.

Send in your questions (text, GIF, video) via the submit button, and Christiane Amanpour will ask some during Tuesday’s live town hall event at 5pm ET. 

hillarytownhall:

Any questions for Hillary? Send us your best text, animated GIF, image or video questions for Hillary Clinton via the submit button at the top of the page. 
Your question may be featured on air as part of our live town hall event moderated by Christiane Amanpour at 5pm ET on Tuesday, June 17.

hillarytownhall:

Any questions for Hillary? Send us your best text, animated GIF, image or video questions for Hillary Clinton via the submit button at the top of the page. 

Your question may be featured on air as part of our live town hall event moderated by Christiane Amanpour at 5pm ET on Tuesday, June 17.

Even President Obama needs to make the occasional afternoon coffee run. 
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Even President Obama needs to make the occasional afternoon coffee run. 

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Zimmerman guilty or not guilty?

After two weeks of testimony and arguments, the fate of George Zimmerman rests in the hands of the jury. 

They have three options: convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin’s death, convict him of manslaughter or find him not guilty. 

What do you think the verdict will be? 

We posed the question to @CNN Twitter followers: 

Using technology from Poptip, we can see the real-time results

As of 6pm ET on Friday, more than 1500 people responded to the question. The vast majority (72%) expects a guilty verdict, while 28% thinks he will be not be convicted. 

For the latest updates on the trial, visit HLN’s live blog or CNN.com.

After days of courtroom drama, 6 jurors deliberate Zimmerman’s fate. 

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Hiring picked up in February, helping to bring the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since December 2008.
The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That’s much stronger growth than in January, when employers hired a revised 119,000 workers.
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Hiring picked up in February, helping to bring the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since December 2008.

The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That’s much stronger growth than in January, when employers hired a revised 119,000 workers.

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Photo: Obama’s handwritten notes

(CNN) – A recently-released photo from the White House shows President Barack Obama editing his inauguration address just over a week before delivering it at the start of his second term.

Among the handwritten changes is the replacement of the phrase “not what we look like” with “not the color of our skin,” the words he went on to deliver January 21.

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In this photo released Saturday, President Obama shoots clay targets at Camp David, Maryland in August of 2012. What’s your reaction to this photo? (Photo credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In this photo released Saturday, President Obama shoots clay targets at Camp David, Maryland in August of 2012. What’s your reaction to this photo? (Photo credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

One year ago this week, Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary, blunting Mitt Romney’s momentum and challenging the Palmetto State’s perfect, modern day prediction of picking the GOP nominee.  When we arrived in South Carolina for the key CNN debate, we fully expected Texas Gov. Rick Perry to take the stage. We and everyone else was wrong and it capped off an intense 24 hours of political upheaval that resulted in a narrowing of the GOP field, symbolized by the removal Perry’s podium from the debate set. We were also greeted by proud South Carolinians holding banners declaring: “We pick presidents” — a nod to their track record at anointing the chosen one. So, in fantasy politics tradition, let’s say South Carolina got it right. That Gingrich’s momentum after an influx of money and strong debate performances translated into him securing the GOP nomination. Could Gingrich have defeated President Barack Obama? Would the former House speaker have been able to do better than Romney in making inroads among growing demographics?  Share your thoughts and we will use the best in today’s  Political Gut Check. You can share via Facebook, Twitter, or email (gutcheck@cnn.com).

One year ago this week, Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary, blunting Mitt Romney’s momentum and challenging the Palmetto State’s perfect, modern day prediction of picking the GOP nominee.

When we arrived in South Carolina for the key CNN debate, we fully expected Texas Gov. Rick Perry to take the stage. We and everyone else was wrong and it capped off an intense 24 hours of political upheaval that resulted in a narrowing of the GOP field, symbolized by the removal Perry’s podium from the debate set.

We were also greeted by proud South Carolinians holding banners declaring: “We pick presidents” — a nod to their track record at anointing the chosen one.

So, in fantasy politics tradition, let’s say South Carolina got it right. That Gingrich’s momentum after an influx of money and strong debate performances translated into him securing the GOP nomination.

Could Gingrich have defeated President Barack Obama? Would the former House speaker have been able to do better than Romney in making inroads among growing demographics?

Share your thoughts and we will use the best in today’s Political Gut Check. You can share via Facebook, Twitter, or email (gutcheck@cnn.com).

President Obama will go down in history as being the first social media president. Look at how much Obama’s social media platforms have grown since his first Inauguration in 2009.

President Obama will go down in history as being the first social media president. Look at how much Obama’s social media platforms have grown since his first Inauguration in 2009.