September 24th, 2010
08:18 PM ET
September 24th, 2010
07:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Fiorina: Boxer 'dressing down' military officer was 'outrageous'

(CNN) – California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina expounded on the message of her new television ad on Friday, saying her Democratic opponent's insistence that she be addressed as "senator" by a high-ranking military officer during a hearing last year was "outrageous."

"Nothing symbolizes stale, entrenched incumbency more than a senator dressing down a general for using the wrong title," Fiorina said on John King USA. "People are tired of politicians who think that the point is their job, when the point is everyone else's job."

Watch the interview here.

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Filed under: 2010 • California • Carly Fiorina • JKUSA • John King USA
September 24th, 2010
06:10 PM ET
September 24th, 2010
05:27 PM ET
4 years ago

McMahon stands behind ad blasted by Kennedy nephew

(CNN) - Connecticut Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is ignoring a request from Ted Kennedy, Jr., the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of the late Senator, to remove an ad in which she uses a clip from one of the late president's speeches.

The online ad, entitled "A Good Idea– Then and Now," features President Kennedy in 1963 speaking about tax cuts as a way to prevent a recession.

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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
September 24th, 2010
05:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Libertarian leader: Republicans should apologize, not pledge

(CNN) - One day after Republican leaders unveiled their legislative agenda-dubbed "Pledge to America" - a top voice in the Libertarian Party said it is erroneously titled; instead, he says, it should be called "Apology to America."

The 21-page pledge was revealed Thursday and represents the Republican Party's proposed legislative agenda should they re-take control of Congress in November's midterm elections. It includes promises to slash taxes, reduce the size of government and reverse President Obama's health care reforms.

Libertarian Party executive director Wes Benedict ripped into the document and its Republican authors on Friday, saying in a statement "there are so many lies, distortions, hypocrisies, and idiocy in this document that it's hard to know where to start."

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Filed under: John Boehner • Libertarian Party
September 24th, 2010
04:58 PM ET
4 years ago

The GOP 'Pledge' vs. the White House

New York (CNNMoney.com) - The "Pledge to America" spells out what House Republicans would do if they were in charge, and the economy is issue No. 1. The 48-page document is full of broadly worded ideas (not to mention glossy photos of cowboys and Mt. Rushmore). We've compared their prescriptions with those of the White House. On many issues, the rhetoric is surprisingly similar, though on two, there is no middle ground: health care (the Pledge calls for full repeal) and stimulus (Republicans want to put a halt on all unspent funds).

Check out the comparison at CNNMoney.com.

September 24th, 2010
04:53 PM ET
4 years ago

DNC blasts Republicans' 'pledge'

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee released a web video Friday accusing House Republicans of violating their "Pledge for America" just hours after introducing it.

The 40-second video shows clips of House Minority Leader John Boehner and Illinois Republican Rep. Peter Roskam on Thursday morning touting their plan to help small businesses before flashing to coverage of the House voting to pass a $30 billion small business bill.

They ad says that by proclaiming support for small business initiatives, but then summarily voting against a the bill, "The GOP broke their 'Pledge to America' within hours of making it."

"The House passed President Obama's $30 billion small business bill, just one Republican voted for the bill," a television commentator says.


Filed under: 2010 • DNC
September 24th, 2010
04:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Pelosi won't rule out House vote on tax cuts

Washington (CNN) - A day after divided Senate Democrats had to delay a pre-election vote on renewing tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday still didn't rule out a House vote on extending tax breaks for middle-income Americans before voters go to the polls.

"We will retain the right to proceed as we choose. We take it one day at a time," Pelosi said Friday at her weekly press conference.
Although Pelosi is still holding out the option of a vote, several senior House Democratic aides say that it's unlikely the House will take up the matter before the midterms.

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Filed under: House • issues • Nancy Pelosi • Taxes
September 24th, 2010
04:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Colbert fallout, if any

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Washington (CNN) - Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who invited Stephen Colbert to testify before her subcommittee, slipped out before we could talk to her.

Her spokesman says she ran to catch a flight at Dulles airport.

The only on the record comment his from Lofgren spokesman Pedro Ribeiro is "the hearing stands on its own."

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Filed under: Stephen Colbert • Zoe Lofgren
September 24th, 2010
01:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Tea Party backed candidate appeals to high court over ballot signatures

Washington (CNN) - An independent candidate for Congress, affiliated with the conservative Tea Party movement, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to force Virginia election officials to accept signatures on petitions to place his name on the ballot.

Herb Lux of Rapphannock, Virginia has filed an emergency appeal with Chief Justice John Roberts, arguing with less than six week before the election, he needs a final ruling on whether his name can appear alongside other office-seekers.

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Filed under: Supreme Court • Tea Party movement
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