2012 hopefuls to address South Carolina GOP Convention
April 21st, 2011
10:38 AM ET
3 years ago

2012 hopefuls to address South Carolina GOP Convention

(CNN) – Several Republicans with presidential aspirations will address the South Carolina GOP's annual Silver Elephant Banquet in Columbia on May 6, a source familiar with the plans told CNN.

The dinner, which takes place every year at the South Carolina Republican Party Convention, is the party's biggest fundraising event of the year and the keynote address is usually offered to a possible White House contender or one of the party's rising stars looking to make inroads in the early primary state.
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DNC bests RNC in first quarter fundraising
April 21st, 2011
10:35 AM ET
3 years ago

DNC bests RNC in first quarter fundraising

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee raised $20.6 million in the first three months of the year, besting its Republican counterpart by close to $3 million, according to new documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission.

The DNC now has $9.7 million cash on hand while carrying more than $17 million in debt. That compares to the $3.2 million the Republican National Committee has on hand and the nearly $20 million debt it faces.


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11 political myths that we still fall for
April 21st, 2011
09:22 AM ET
3 years ago

11 political myths that we still fall for

Washington (CNN) – Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracy theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors - type "George W. Bush IQ" into Google and watch what you get - especially when it comes to politics.

Did you know that George Washington wasn't the nation's first president? The Mob killed JFK. And, oh yeah, President Obama wasn't born in Hawaii.

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Obama hits up big fundraisers
April 21st, 2011
09:08 AM ET
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Obama hits up big fundraisers

San Francisco (CNN) – With his re-election campaign officially up and running, President Obama offered supporters in San Francisco a robust defense of accomplishments thus far in his first term, while asking them to step up their efforts to help him win a second.

“Our work is not finished,” he told a largely enthusiastic crowd at a ‘Gen 44’ fundraiser at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, even as he cited his administration’s efforts to battle a deep recession, reform the education system, and passage of health care reform legislation. His remarks were met with loud applause by the crowd when he mentioned the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ as well as his appointment of two women to the Supreme Court.
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April 21st, 2011
08:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Trump says he'll reveal 'interesting things' on Obama

(CNN) – Possibly-serious Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is giving few details about the investigation he claims to have launched in Hawaii to get to the bottom of where President Obama was born, but the business mogul told CNN Thursday Americans will be "very surprised" by what he has found.

"We're looking into it very, very strongly. At a certain point in time I'll be revealing some interesting things," Trump said on CNN's American Morning.
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Santorum beefs up staff in Iowa
April 21st, 2011
06:00 AM ET
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Santorum beefs up staff in Iowa

(CNN)– Former Sen. Rick Santorum is adding to his squad of advisers and strategists in the state that kicks off the presidential primary and caucus season.

Santorum announced Thursday that Cody Brown will manage the Pennsylvania Republican's testing the waters effort in Iowa. Brown ran conservative Ben Lange's bid last year to unseat Democratic Rep. Bruce Bradley in Iowa's first congressional district. Lange came close to upsetting Bradley in last November's midterm elections.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, April 21, 2011
April 21st, 2011
05:18 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, April 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: Obama targets youth, tech crowd at Facebook town hall
President Barack Obama wasn't just in the news Wednesday. He's also in your news feed. The White House held a "town hall" at Facebook's headquarters, where the president answered questions before a small audience about the economy and the federal deficit. The event was broadcast live, available to Facebook's more than 500 million users. Facebook representatives chose questions from among the queries submitted in advance by audience members and by people tuning in on the Web. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg moderated.

Politico: GOP escalates demands on debt limit
One day after being named to a presidential task force to negotiate deficit reduction, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor fired off a stark warning to Democrats that the GOP “will not grant their request for a debt limit increase” without major spending cuts or budget process reforms. The Virginia Republican’s missive is a clear escalation in the long-running Washington spending war, with no less than the full faith and credit of the United States hanging in the balance. In the most recent budget battle — over a six-month spending bill — Republican leaders carefully avoided threatening to shut down the government. Now, Cantor says he’s ready to plunge the nation into default if the GOP’s demands are not met. People close to Cantor say that he hopes to make clear that small concessions from Democrats, including President Barack Obama, will not be enough to deliver the GOP on a debt increase.

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