October 10th, 2007
10:00 AM ET
7 years ago

All eyes on Thompson

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports Fred Thompson's campaign has been heavily scrutinized, even by Saturday Night Live.

NEW YORK (CNN) – CNN's Jeanne Moos reports former Sen. Fred Thompson's tepid start as a presidential candidate has been the subject of significant media scrutiny - and has even found its way onto Saturday Night Live.


Filed under: Fred Thompson
October 10th, 2007
08:32 AM ET
7 years ago

After sparring on stage, Giuliani, Romney find common enemy

The two fierce rivals for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination do not disagree on everything.

DEARBORN, Michigan (CNN) – Turning their attention away from their fight over taxes and spending, GOP presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney found a common enemy at Tuesday’s debate: Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Giuliani, who makes Clinton a frequent target on the campaign trail, accused Clinton of trying to “put a lid on our growth."

Poking fun at Clinton’s proposal for a $5,000 bond for newborns, he said it would come “with her picture on it.”

Giuliani said, “I challenged her. She has backed off that. She has a new one today. This one is, she's going to give out $1,000 to everybody to set up a 401(k).The problem is, this one costs $5 billion more than the last one.” (CNNPolitics.com: Romney, Giuliani spar during Thompson's debate debut)

Making it clear he expects Clinton to be the Democratic nominee, Romney said, “I can't wait to talk about the fact that I spent my life in the economy. I understand how jobs come and why they go. I know how to get a health care plan not just talked about, but actually implemented. I know how to make sure that we keep our taxes down and our spending down. I know how to help American companies do business around the world and stop those foreign companies from coming in here unfairly. I can't wait to debate with her, because I've done it. She's just talked about it."

–CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Rudy Giuliani
October 10th, 2007
08:30 AM ET
7 years ago

Thompson joins GOP cast of White House hopefuls

Watch the Best Political Team on TV analyze Fred Thompson's debut and the dynamics of the GOP presidential field.

(CNN) - Wolf Blitzer and John King take a look at Fred Thompson's debate debut on Tuesday night in Michigan. King also discusses the continuing fireworks between Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.

Click here to see CNN's new political portal: CNNPolitics.com


Filed under: Fred Thompson • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Rudy Giuliani • The Situation Room
October 10th, 2007
08:00 AM ET
7 years ago

Democrats withdraw from Michigan 'beauty contest'

Watch Bill Schneider's report on why several Democrats removed their names from the ballot in Michigan's presidential primary.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Five Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday sought to officially withdraw from Michigan's January 15 primary, rendering the event virtually insignificant.

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio all announced the move Tuesday, the deadline for filing such paperwork.

The feud between the Michigan Democratic Party and the DNC comes as the Republicans face off in a presidential debate in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Filed under: Michigan • Presidential Candidates
October 10th, 2007
07:02 AM ET
7 years ago

The Ticker AM - What's making news?

Click below to see what stories the CNN Political Unit has its eye on today!

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Filed under: Uncategorized
October 10th, 2007
07:01 AM ET
7 years ago

On the Political Radar today

Where are the presidential candidates today? What are today's biggest political events? Check out what's on the Ticker's political radar below, compiled by CNN's Lauren Kornreich.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
October 10th, 2007
07:00 AM ET
7 years ago

Today's political hot topics

Click below to see the top political stories making news across the country, compiled by CNN's Lindsey Pope.

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Filed under: Uncategorized
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