November 8th, 2010
02:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Anti-Pelosi ads break records

Washington (CNN) - More money was spent and more commercials were run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in this midterm election cycle than against any other congressional leader since Newt Gingrich.

More than $65 million was spent on 161,203 ads that targeted Pelosi from January 1 through last week's election, according to a new analysis of TV ads for CNN by Campaign Media Analysis Group.
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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • Nancy Pelosi
November 8th, 2010
01:16 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP walks budget-cutting tightrope with seniors

Washington (CNN) – Republicans rode a tidal wave of senior support into control of the House, promising to cut government spending and restore fiscal sanity to Washington.

But can they deliver on that promise without cutting entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security and angering older voters?
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Filed under: 2010 • GOP • issues
November 8th, 2010
12:39 PM ET
4 years ago

White House Dispatch: India's intimate security blanket

New Delhi, India (CNN) - Traveling with President Obama whether domestically or abroad always means going through several layers of security screening.

But Indian law enforcement officials have taken security to an unusually high level.
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Filed under: India • President Obama • White House Dispatch
November 8th, 2010
12:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Political circus: The Obama boogie





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

Obama busts a move
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Filed under: Political Circus
November 8th, 2010
12:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Gibbs defends reporters

(CNN) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is sometimes known for his sarcastic responses and tough exterior during press briefings.

But according to a White House pool report from President Obama's trip to India, it was the security for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, not the press, who were in a standoff with Gibbs.
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Filed under: India • Robert Gibbs
November 8th, 2010
11:51 AM ET
4 years ago

Perry faults Bush for 'big government' initiatives

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush isn't the only Texas politician promoting a new book – so is his onetime lieutenant governor and successor, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, fresh off winning a historic third term in Austin.

Perry's new book, "Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington," is a 191-page polemic against what he calls "a Washington establishment that has abused our trust."
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • George W. Bush • Rick Perry • Texas
November 8th, 2010
11:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin's new target: Bernanke

(CNN) – After months of delivering red meat political speeches ahead of the midterm elections, Sarah Palin is pivoting towards tackling the Federal Reserve's monetary policy.

The former Alaska governor is the keynote speaker at the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) trade show in Phoenix Monday, during which she will take on the Fed's so-called "quantitative easing" plan.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin
November 8th, 2010
10:51 AM ET
4 years ago

Tea Party warning for Republicans up in 2012

Washington (CNN) - It's been less than a week since the 2010 midterm elections, but a Tea Party organization that targeted incumbent Republican senators in this year's GOP primaries already has a warning for 2012.
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Tea Party Express • Tea Party movement
November 8th, 2010
10:05 AM ET
4 years ago

Sessions backs off GOP whip fight

Washington (CNN) – House Republicans avoided a potentially contentious leadership fight Monday when Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, announced his decision not to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, for the position of majority whip - the third highest ranking position in the House GOP hierarchy.

Sessions will instead seek another term as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is tasked with heading House GOP campaign efforts.
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Filed under: Congress • GOP • Jeff Sessions
November 8th, 2010
08:52 AM ET
4 years ago

Bloomberg: Some new Congress people 'can't read'

(CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a colorful critique of some new incoming members of Congress over the weekend, saying during a trip through Hong Kong that many of them "can't read."

"If you look at the U.S., you look at who we're electing to Congress, to the Senate - they can't read. I'll bet you a bunch of these people don't have passports," said Bloomberg, according to the Wall Street Journal. "We're about to start a trade war with China if we're not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is."
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Filed under: 2010 • Michael Bloomberg
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