November 11th, 2010
11:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich's plan

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich has a 10-year plan for America and it may or may not include him running for president.

"Rejection doesn't fix a center-left coalition," Gingrich said. "We have to decide we're going to replace the left."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
November 11th, 2010
09:10 PM ET
3 years ago

TRENDING: Palin to hit the road – and presidential primary states

(CNN) – Sarah Palin is gearing up to promote her new book, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag.”

The former Alaska governor will travel to 13 states in 11 days, including Iowa and South Carolina, sites of early presidential battles, according to a schedule provided to CNN by the book’s publisher, Harper Collins.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
November 11th, 2010
07:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Sources: Compromise could temporarily extend all Bush tax cuts

Washington (CNN) - An emerging tax cut compromise could be to temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, congressional sources in both parties told CNN Thursday.

Republican and Democratic sources say in this scenario - a short term extension across the board - both sides would be giving ground.
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Filed under: Congress • Taxes
November 11th, 2010
07:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Tapped conservative chief of staff bows out

Washington (CNN) - Florida conservative radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman will not become the chief of staff to Congressman-elect Allen West in light of controversial comments she made on her show.

Kaufman had been a staunch supporter of West, a Republican and Tea Party favorite. He defeated incumbent Rep. Ron Klein in Florida's 22nd congressional district.
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Filed under: Allen West • Florida
November 11th, 2010
06:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Breaking down exit polls

(CNN) - This election will definitely go down in history, and not just because the Republicans re-gained control of the House and will have at least a 60 vote margin. An in-depth analysis of the exit polls tells us for the first time since exit polling began more women voted for Republican congressional candidates than Democratic ones. This election also saw the greatest number of self-identified conservatives voting since exit polling began. CNN national political correspondent Jessica Yellin broke down the numbers: who voted, who didn't and what trends we saw.

November 11th, 2010
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod clarifies tax cut remarks

(CNN) - Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod is clarifying comments made Wednesday to the Huffington Post where he seemed to signal a willingness to negotiate on extending the Bush-era tax cuts.

Axelrod told Gloria Borger, CNN senior political analyst, he simply reiterated what the president said previously.
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Filed under: David Axelrod • Taxes
November 11th, 2010
05:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Candidate payrolls: keeping it in the family

Washington (CNN) - A number of candidates for Congress had their spouses or other family members on their campaign payrolls during the last cycle, public records show.

For example, according to Federal Election Commission filings, Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California paid his wife Rhonda Rohrabacher $73,238 over the past two years, and Democrat Bobby Rush of Illinois paid his wife $103,000.
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Filed under: Congress
November 11th, 2010
04:49 PM ET
3 years ago

When "M-u-r-k-o-w-s-k-i" spells a vote for Murkowski

Juneau, Alaska (CNN) – When does "M-u-r-k-o-w-s-k-i" spell "M-u-r-k-o-w-s-k-i"?

It depends on who's deciding.

The nation's last Senate race is beginning to look a lot like high stakes hair-splitting.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
November 11th, 2010
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Retreat for new lawmakers to emphasize Tea Party goals

(CNN) – A leading conservative grassroots organization that spent millions of dollars helping elect Tea Party backed candidates in the midterm elections is holding a two day retreat in Baltimore, Maryland Thursday and Friday for many of those soon to be congressional lawmakers.

FreedomWorks says the meetings, at a hotel in downtown Baltimore, will focus on what they call a "Tea Party legislators policy agenda for the 112th Congress."
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Filed under: Dick Armey • FreedomWorks • Tea Party movement
November 11th, 2010
03:20 PM ET
3 years ago

McConnell 'willing to listen' on temporary extension of Bush tax cuts

Washington (CNN) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who supports making permanent all the Bush-era tax cuts, signaled Thursday he's open to considering compromises with the White House to temporarily extend them instead.

"I'm willing to listen to what the President has in mind for protecting Americans from tax increases," McConnell said.
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Filed under: Mitch McConnell • Taxes
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