February 2nd, 2012
02:25 PM ET
By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor
In addition, Obama used the platform in front of religious dignitaries and politicians to express his vision of how faith and government intersect and can work together.
After his remarks, the president received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Washington Hilton, the White House pool reporter said. Journalists are barred from attending the breakfast with the exception of the White House pool, which follows the president. CNN requested and was denied access to the event.
The breakfast has hosted every president since Eisenhower.
December 6th, 2011
01:58 PM ET
From the CNN Wire Staff
(CNN)–Evangelist Billy Graham left an Asheville, North Carolina hospital Tuesday after being treated for pneumonia.
Graham, 93, returned home after six days at Mission Hospital, the medical center said in a statement.
"We are gratified that he has had a good response to treatment and we're committed to good home care to continue his improvement," said Graham's personal physician, Lucian Rice, said in the statement.
December 1st, 2011
02:42 AM ET
By CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) – Evangelist Billy Graham has been admitted to a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, for "evaluation and treatment of his lungs," the hospital said Wednesday.
When Graham, who turned 93 on November 7, was admitted to Mission Hospital, "He was alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff," according to a statement from the hospital.
"While no date has been set for discharge, Mr. Graham is looking forward to returning home to spend the upcoming Christmas holidays with his family," the statement said.
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