October 19th, 2010
10:55 AM ET
4 years ago

Rumsfeld enters Twitterverse

(CNN) – Donald Rumsfeld may soon encounter the world of known tweets, known unknown tweets, and unknown unknown tweets.
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October 19th, 2010
10:35 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Bill Clinton more effective than Obama on campaign trail?

Washington (CNN) – As both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton separately criss-cross the country, helping out fellow Democrats on the campaign trail, a new poll suggests that the former president may be packing more of a punch.

A Gallup survey released Tuesday indicates that 53 percent of Democrats say that if Clinton campaigned for a candidate, they would be more likely to vote for that person. That's five points higher than the 48 percent of Democrats who say the same thing about the current president.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton
October 19th, 2010
10:26 AM ET
4 years ago

Preston on Politics: Tea Party could be key voting bloc in Senate

Washington (CNN) - The old proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is one way to describe the 2010 election - especially when explaining the complicated alliance between Tea Party activists and the Republican establishment.

These two former enemies - remember the contentious and divisive primary season - are now united in the common goal of trying to defeat Democrats on November 2. Look ahead to the next day, and there is a good chance the alliance will begin to show cracks should Tea Party candidates score big wins - especially those running for Senate.

As many as eight Tea Party candidates could be coming to Washington in January: Sharron Angle of Nevada, Ken Buck of Colorado, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, Joe Miller of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Marco Rubio of Florida.

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Filed under: 2010 • Tea Party movement
October 19th, 2010
09:57 AM ET
4 years ago

As poll shows lead for Kasich, Democrats fight hard

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Ohio's Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland thinks the pundits are wrong.

He tells CNN, "I don't think there is an enthusiasm gap in Ohio." As proof he cites he a state Democratic Party analysis that shows "across Ohio more Democrats have requested absentee ballots than have Republicans."

But even if that bears out, it might not be enough for the Democrat to hold onto his seat that one the state party calls "a firewall for President Obama in 2012."
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Filed under: 2010 • John Kasich • Ohio • Polls • Ted Strickland
October 19th, 2010
09:53 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: GOP up 7 points in battle for Congress

Washington (CNN) - A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Tuesday indicates that 48 percent of likely voters would choose a Republican candidate for Congress if the election were held today, and 41 percent of likely voters say they would vote for a Democrat.

Fourteen days before the election, Republicans continue to lead Democrats when voters are asked whom they would choose in a congressional contest. The Republican margin has increased one percentage point since the last CNN Poll of Polls, which was compiled and released last Friday.
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Filed under: 2010 • Poll of polls
October 19th, 2010
09:40 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin no fan of Maureen ‘O’Dowd’

(CNN) –- Sarah Palin is shrugging off a recent column from New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd - or rather Maureen “O’Dowd” - in which Dowd called Palin the “queen bee” of mean girls.

"That's so funny, because I don't think I've ever met that gal, Maureen Dowd - O'Dowd - whatever the heck her name is,” said a laughing Palin Monday in an interview with Fox News.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin
October 19th, 2010
08:51 AM ET
4 years ago

Angle in hot water for 'Asian' comment

(CNN) – A spokesman for Senate nominee Sharron Angle is downplaying the Nevada Republican's remarks to a group of Hispanic school children Monday during which she proclaimed, "Some of you look a little more Asian to me."

"Sharron is making the point that this country is a melting pot, and you cannot judge people based on stereotypes or the way they look," Jarrod Agen, a spokesman for Angle, told CNN.

The comments, video of which was posted by the Las Vegas Sun, came in response to a student's question asking the GOP Senate candidate why her television ads appear to portray all illegal immigrants as Latino.
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 19th, 2010
08:27 AM ET
4 years ago

LSU student body president takes Gov. Jindal to task for travels

(CNN) - A letter written by a Louisiana State University student leader and published Monday in a New Hampshire newspaper is taking Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to task for his out-of-state travels.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal
October 19th, 2010
07:55 AM ET
4 years ago

Exclusive: New Brown Ad Makes Whitman Schwarzenegger's Twin

(CNN) – Forget Danny Devito. Attorney General Jerry Brown thinks his opponent, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, is the perfect "twin" to California's unpopular Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In his next campaign ad set to release Tuesday, Brown casts the GOP gubernatorial nominee's message as identical to the current governor. Like Whitman, Schwarzenegger ran as a non-politician who'd bring business values to the statehouse. He now has a rock bottom approval of just 23 percent according to the latest Field Poll. Brown is clearly trying to capitalize on their apparent similarities, just two weeks before the election.

The ad, which CNN obtained exclusively Tuesday morning, begins running statewide later today.
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Filed under: 2010 • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman
October 19th, 2010
07:23 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: A preacher versus a gospel singer.

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.Today's featured district is:
TN 08: Rep. John Tanner (D) is retiring
Primary: August 5, 2010
Days until the election: 15

With 15 days to go until the midterm elections, it is probably fair to say that there is probably a fair amount of eye-glazing information out there about races that will come down to the wire. But this one – in Tennessee's 8th congressional district – to fill retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner's seat – is a fantastic little burst of color into the drab black and white of the political numbers game. A preacher versus a gospel singer....what could be better than that?!
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100
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