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Cuba on Wednesday accused former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson of "blackmail" and denied the government had invited him here to negotiate the release of an American contractor sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAsupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 07:22:00

Rick Downes' mission has brought him here, to the National Archives in suburban Washington, D.C. His goal: to find any records, information -- anything at all -- that would tell him what happened to his father.

Korean War MIAupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 07:22:00

Thousands of U.S. Korean War service members remain unaccounted for, but as Barbara Starr reports, the stats may change.

New Mexico chimps won't be used in additional research, pending reviewupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 15:19:00

More than 180 chimpanzees, used in research testing for decades and set to be transferred from a New Mexico colony to a Texas research facility for possible use in further testing, will not be moved pending a review of the situation, officials said.

Richardson won't pardon 'Billy the Kid'updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 15:32:00

In his last day in office, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson refuses to pardon a legendary outlaw.

No pardon for Billy the Kidupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 15:32:00

Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico will not pardon legendary Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid in the death of a law enforcement officer more than a century ago, he said Friday.

Well-known governors prepare to leave officeupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:43:00

Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.

Birthers, the story that won't go awayupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:43:00

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie seeks to put to an end the presidential birth skeptic theories.

Decision on whether to pardon 'Billy the Kid' expected by end of weekupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 15:03:00

The governor of New Mexico has until Friday to decide whether to pardon one of the West's most infamous outlaws in the killing of a law enforcement officer.

Richardson: We were 'very close' to warupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 13:48:00

Gov. Bill Richardson says North and South Korea were 'very close' to war when he arrived in North Korea last week.

Have your say on possible 'Billy the Kid' pardonupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 08:24:00

The governor of New Mexico has received about 400 responses on a special website dedicated to answering a generations-old question: Should outlaw Billy the Kid get a pardon in the killing of a sheriff?

South Korea says it will hold large land and air drills Thursdayupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 20:50:00

Tensions rippled across the Korean peninsula as South Korea geared up for its largest land and air winter drills on Thursday, maneuvers choreographed in the shadow of its reclusive tough-talking communist neighbor.

Inside Wolf Blitzer's N. Korea tripupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 14:02:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer is debriefed by CNN's Gloria Borger on his journey to North Korea with Gov. Bill Richardson.

South Korea on 'high alert'updated: Tue Dec 21 2010 10:25:00

North Korea says it will not retaliate against South Korean military exercises. CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports.

S. Korean official: North's lack of retaliation a political playupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 10:25:00

South Korea downplayed North Korea's decision to not follow through on threatened retaliation to its live-fire military drill this week as political maneuvering, according to a key South Korean military official.

Richardson: North Korea trip 'successful,' could lead to more talksupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 08:44:00

Fresh off his trip as a private citizen to North Korea, Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called the trip to the isolated country a success.

Richardson hopeful of N. Korea progressupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 08:44:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer traveled with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on his mission to North Korea.

Blitzer: How conflict was avertedupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 23:01:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports from Pyongyang on Gov. Bill Richardson's impact on defusing new threats from North Korea.

Blitzer: Korean tensions 'eased significantly'updated: Mon Dec 20 2010 23:01:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer has been in Pyongyang, North Korea, covering New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's diplomatic talks with the North Koreans. He was the only journalist on Richardson's trip to North Korea. He spoke via phone Monday evening to CNN's Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

N. Korea offers no retaliation for drill, agrees to measuresupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 22:12:00

North Korea did not retaliate as threatened Monday after a South Korean military exercise that it had warned could lead to war.

N. Korea agrees to nuclear inspectorsupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 11:27:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports on the latest meeting Gov. Bill Richardson had with North Korean officials.

N.Korea to allow return of U.N. inspectors after talks with Richardsonupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 11:27:00

North Korea has agreed to a series of actions, including the return of U.N. inspectors, following discussions with Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Richardson said Monday.

Richardson: North Korea offers to return remains of U.S. troopsupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 21:03:00

A top North Korean general offered Sunday to help return the remains of several hundred U.S. troops killed during the Korean War, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said.

U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Korean crisisupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 10:17:00

At Russia's urging, the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday morning aimed at defusing simmering tensions in the Korean peninsula.

In North Korea, New Mexico governor says situation is a 'tinderbox'updated: Sat Dec 18 2010 18:19:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Saturday he is concerned about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, where he is urging "maximum" restraint ahead of scheduled military exercises.

Blitzer: Everyone's trying to avoid warupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 18:19:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer says the Obama administration is concerned about South Korea's planned military exercises.

New Mexico governor says he is making progress in North Koreaupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 08:59:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday that he had made some progress after wrapping up his first meeting with a North Korean government official.

New Mexico governor goes to North Koreaupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 08:32:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he hopes to "to bring down the temperature in the Korean peninsula" during his trip to North Korea.

Richardson heads to North Koreaupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 08:32:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he hopes to "bring down the temperature" on the Korean Peninsula.

Political Circus: Congressional sleepoverupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 13:53:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:

Richardson: USDA should halt scheduled chimp transferupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 14:55:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson thinks Flo the chimpanzee needs a friend.

With election losses certain, Democrats discuss the way forwardupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 15:56:00

Democrats know they are going to lose congressional seats in the November elections. The question is what can they do to minimize the damage?

Richardson scheduled to leave Cuba after trade missionupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 00:49:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is expected to leave Havana on Friday after a series of meetings with Cuban officials, including the country's foreign minister.

Richardson presses Cuba to free American contractorupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 15:32:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wrapped up a week-long trade mission to Cuba Thursday, a trip in which he also pursued another goal -- bringing about the release of a jailed U.S. contractor.

A pardon for the notorious Billy the Kid?updated: Thu Aug 05 2010 23:16:00

Billy the Kid is dead and probably doesn't care, but a pardon for the cold-blooded killer may be in the offing.

Airlines getting billions from new fees, House panel hearsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 00:32:00

U.S. airlines make billions of dollars in fees for check-on luggage, refreshments and other services formerly included in ticket prices, but consumers have a hard time figuring out how much they'll pay in total to fly, a congressional committee heard Wednesday.

Identity, federal policy clash for Iroquois lacrosse teamupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 09:25:00

The clock is ticking on a U.S. government decision to allow members of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team to travel outside the United States on their own Haudenosaunee Confederacy, or Iroquois, passports.

$1.2 billion Ponzi scheme brings 50-year sentenceupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 19:15:00

Scott Rothstein, the politically connected lawyer and admitted mastermind of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison.

Richardson in Cubaupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 03:56:00

CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's week-long trip to Cuba.

New Mexico governor urges U.S., Cuba to improve tiesupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 03:56:00

The United States and Cuba should show some flexibility and take steps to improve relations, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday during a weeklong trade mission to the island nation.

N. Korea feels 'owed' direct talks with U.S., Richardson saysupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 19:20:00

North Korea believes it's owed bilateral talks with the United States after the communist government released two detained American journalists this month -- a notion that senior Obama administration officials quickly rejected on Wednesday.

North Korean envoys, Richardson to meetupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 14:46:00

Two top North Korean diplomats were traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to hold talks with Gov. Bill Richardson, the governor's spokesman said.

One giant leap toward space tourism in New Mexicoupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 16:36:00

The era when travelers will be able to catch a flight from New Mexico to outer space moved a step closer this week with the official start of construction of Spaceport America.

Families plead with N. Korea for releaseupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 20:49:00

The families of two U.S. journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea pleaded for clemency, urging the communist government to "show compassion" and release them.

N. Korea prison for journalistsupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 20:49:00

Two American journalists who were detained in North Korea have been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Detained journalistsupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 10:49:00

Anderson Cooper talks to the families of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two journalists who are being held in North Korea.

N. Korea bars observers at reporters' trialupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 10:49:00

Observers have been barred from a trial for two American journalists who were detained while covering the plight of North Korean defectors living along the China-North Korea border, a U.S. State Department spokesman said.

New Mexico governor repeals death penalty in stateupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 23:06:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday repealing the death penalty in his state, his office confirmed.

Locke nominatedupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 14:31:00

President Obama announces Gary Locke is his latest nominee to lead the Commerce Department.

Obama nominates Locke for Commerce chiefupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 14:31:00

President Obama named former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for commerce secretary Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Third time's the charm: Commerce head namedupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 12:14:00

President Barack Obama named former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for commerce secretary Wednesday.

Obama likely to tap Locke for commerce, sources sayupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 22:40:00

President Barack Obama's pick for commerce secretary is likely to be former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, two administration sources told CNN Monday.

GOP's Gregg accepts commerce secretary postupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 17:42:00

President Obama extended a political olive branch to the GOP on Tuesday, nominating Sen. Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire, to head the Commerce Department.

Gregg to lead Commerceupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 17:42:00

President Obama has nominated Sen. Judd Gregg as secretary of the Commerce Department.

McConnell: GOP senator wouldn't necessarily take Cabinet postupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 23:04:00

U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg won't take the job of commerce secretary in the Obama administration if his appointment would tip the Senate balance of power in favor of Democrats, the chamber's Republican leader said Sunday.

Obama appointee to face bruising confirmation fightupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 17:45:00

Barack Obama's presidential transition, already disrupted by the sudden withdrawal of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, may face another challenge in the confirmation hearings of his pick for attorney general.

Richardson withdrawal disappoints Latinosupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 07:24:00

Bill Richardson's withdrawal from his commerce secretary nomination Sunday didn't just leave a major gap in the new administration, but it also sorely disappointed Latinos who view the New Mexico governor as their most prominent representative.

Bill Richardson bows out of commerce secretary jobupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 18:45:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is withdrawing his nomination to be commerce secretary, citing the distraction of a federal investigation into ties to a company that has done business with his state.

Commentary: Obama ignored Latinos for top postsupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 23:54:00

About four years ago, I wrote a column praising President Bush for appointing Latinos to the Cabinet as he began his second term. The most obvious example was Bush's decision to nominate Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, which many liberals would insist was a big mistake.

Richardson's second cabinet postupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 22:22:00

President-elect Obama nominates Gov. Bill Richardson to serve as Secretary of Commerce.

Obama nominates Richardson for Cabinetupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 22:22:00

President-elect Barack Obama announced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his pick for secretary of commerce on Wednesday, calling him a "leading economic diplomat for America."

CNNMoney: Source: Richardson to head Commerceupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 18:21:00

President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be secretary of Commerce, a Democratic source told CNN on Tuesday.

Obama picks his communications teamupdated: Sat Nov 22 2008 22:52:00

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team announced several key appointments to his communications team Saturday.

Sources: Geithner 'on track' for Treasury postupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 20:39:00

President-elect Barack Obama's potential Cabinet is beginning to take shape, as transition team aides say he is closing in on nominations for some of the posts.

Clinton as Secy. of Stateupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 20:39:00

CNN's Paul Steinhauser discusses the New York Times reports that Sen. Hillary Clinton accepted the call to be secretary of state.

Obama discusses top Cabinet post with Richardson, Clintonupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 22:41:00

President-elect Barack Obama has spoken with two former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination about the secretary of state position in his administration, sources told CNN on Friday.

AC360: Secretary Clinton?updated: Fri Nov 14 2008 22:41:00

AC360's Anderson Cooper talks about what Sen. Hillary Clinton could gain by becoming Secretary of State.

People.com: Val Kilmer Considering New Mexico Governor Run?updated: Sun Sep 14 2008 23:10:00

The state's current governor, Bill Richardson, says he "likes the idea" of the actor running for office

Obama/McCain Veep choices nearupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 19:28:00

CNN's Candy Crowley takes a look at clues surrounding the Obama and McCain running mate decisions.

Campaign stops add to VP speculationupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 19:28:00

In the run-up to the vice presidential announcements, a campaign stop is less about what's said than where it is; geography and choreography are clues.

Obama VP watchupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 15:40:00

Ed Henry discusses Sen. Barack Obama's process for selecting a vice presidential candidate.

Analysis: Countdown is on for Obama's VP announcementupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 15:40:00

With the Democratic convention just a week away, the countdown is on for Sen. Barack Obama to make his VP announcement.

Richardson defends Obama voteupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 23:19:00

Gov. Bill Richardson talks with Kiran Chetry about Sen. Barack Obama's vote on a controversial surveillance bill.

Obama's surveillance vote spurs blogging backlashupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 23:19:00

Sen. Barack Obama's vote for a federal surveillance law that he had previously opposed has sparked a backlash from his online advocates, who had energized his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Drilling plan 'very bad idea'updated: Thu Jun 19 2008 04:55:00

Gov. Bill Richardson, a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, discusses the war on terror and energy policy.

Obama with Richardson in NMupdated: Tue May 27 2008 12:58:00

Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in New Mexico today with Gov. Bill Richardson.

Time.com: Chavez to Help Release US Hostagesupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 12:55:00

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday he will try to facilitate the release of three Americans held captive by Colombia's largest rebel group -- even though he has lost contact with the guerrillas

Richardson sees Chavez's help with U.S. hostagesupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 08:00:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has agreed to re-engage Colombian rebels in an effort to win the release of three Americans who have been hostages in Colombia since 2003, Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico said.

Endorsement politicsupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 15:42:00

Gov. Bill Richardson visits The Situation Room and defends his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama.

Richardson denies promise to Clintonsupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 15:42:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson sharply disputed that he made any promises to Bill Clinton about presidential endorsements, as Clinton reportedly has claimed.

Richardson: 'I am very loyal to the Clintons' updated: Sun Mar 23 2008 15:10:00

Facing fire from some fellow Democrats for his decision to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday he still considers himself loyal to the family that helped make his political career.

Richardson endorses Obamaupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 15:10:00

Superdelegate Bill Richardson throws his weight behind Barack Obama. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

Richardson: Obama speech 'clinched' endorsementupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 22:01:00

Sen. Barack Obama's speech on race was a decisive factor in Bill Richardson's endorsement of his presidential bid, the New Mexico governor revealed Saturday.

Commentary: Super Tuesday about a lot more than guacamoleupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 08:55:00

You'll hear a lot about the Hispanic vote leading up to "Super Duper Tuesday" on February 5. That's when presidential primaries occur in 23 states, several with large Hispanic populations.

Richardson bows outupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 20:58:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson pulls out of the race for the presidency.

Frustration with Washington makes 'experience' a liabilityupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 17:51:00

If experience were the only qualification, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson would be a shoo-in for president.

Analysis: Huckabee up, Clinton down heading to Granite Stateupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 08:59:00

Mike Huckabee needed incredible turnout from self-described evangelical voters Thursday to win Iowa. Hillary Clinton was counting on capturing the women's vote to carry the day.

Richardson plans upset in Iowaupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 13:23:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson.

Time.com: The Tone-Deaf Democratsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 00:50:00

Too many of them -- in Congress and the presidential campaign -- still don't get national security






I-Reporters weigh in on the Las Vegas debateupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 00:12:00

CNN hosted a Democratic debate Thursday evening on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. CNN.com users tuned in to see if Hillary Clinton would recover from the last Democratic debate and what questions, if any, would unravel the candidates this time.

Time.com: Ignoring Arab-Americans in '08? updated: Sun Oct 28 2007 21:40:00

A small but potent group of voters is feeling slighted after no-shows from the top candidates at a major conference

Time.com: The Republicans Flunk Spanishupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 17:45:00

Only one candidate has agreed to the next Univision Spanish- language debate. Has the GOP given up on the Latino vote?

Commentary: 'English-only' debate rule lost in translationupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 10:30:00

In politics, Hispanics are a bundle of contradictions.

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