Barbour in Iowa on Presidents Day
February 21st, 2011
12:01 PM ET
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Barbour in Iowa on Presidents Day

Washington (CNN) - A potential GOP presidential contender is spending Presidents Day in the state that traditionally kicks off the race for the White House.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is in Iowa Monday, meeting with state Republican party officials and with some state lawmakers. Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee during the 1990's and chairman of the Republican Governors Association last cycle, is seriously considering a bid for his party's presidential nomination.
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Huckabee: Obama will be tough to beat
February 21st, 2011
10:50 AM ET
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Huckabee: Obama will be tough to beat

Washington (CNN) - Despite finding himself on top of several recent presidential polls, Mike Huckabee continues to appear tepid about mounting a second bid for the White House.

In an interview on ABC's Good Morning America Monday, Huckabee said the process of running is "grueling" and cautioned that President Obama will be extremely difficult for any Republican to unseat.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • President Obama
DNC & RNC see red
February 21st, 2011
09:06 AM ET
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DNC & RNC see red

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee both report being millions in the red as they gear up for the 2012 election cycle.

In an email release Sunday, the RNC says that it's more than $22 million in debt, with $15 million of in loans and just over $7 million owed to vendors.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • RNC
Report: Ex-aide slams Palin in leaked book
February 21st, 2011
08:45 AM ET
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Report: Ex-aide slams Palin in leaked book

(CNN) – An upcoming tell-all on Sarah Palin authored by a former top aide alleges the Republican firebrand despised her job as governor and broke campaign election laws in 2006.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, a 500-page manuscript authored by Frank Bailey was leaked to several Alaska media organizations over the weekend.
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Twelve for '12: A Dozen Republicans Who Could Be the Next President
February 21st, 2011
08:42 AM ET
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Twelve for '12: A Dozen Republicans Who Could Be the Next President

With the GOP's presidential-primary fight fast approaching, TIME looks at the prospective contenders to take on Barack Obama

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, February 21, 2011
February 21st, 2011
04:18 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, February 21, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Legislators hint at compromise on short-term spending extension
Leading Republicans and Democrats on Sunday signaled a desire for compromise on a short-term spending resolution to keep the government running while more substantive talks on budget cuts take place. On morning talk shows, members of both parties insisted that no one wants the government to shut down on March 4, when the current resolution authorizing government funding at last year's level runs out. The Republican-led House on Saturday passed a spending resolution for the rest of fiscal year 2011, which ends September 30, that would cut $61 billion from current spending levels. Senate Democrats, who hold a slim majority in their chamber, say those cuts have no chance of passing. They want to negotiate more targeted reductions that allow for new investment in education, energy research and other areas championed by President Barack Obama.

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