Tweet of the Day: Perkins mocks Mitch Daniels
May 23rd, 2011
02:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Tweet of the Day: Perkins mocks Mitch Daniels

@tperkins: Gov. Mitch Daniels bowed out of the presidential race over the weekend. Proving that the "truce" really does set you free–to stay home.

Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization. His tweet is a reference to Daniel's repeated calls for Republicans to focus on fiscal and economic issues 2012 election. Daniel's proposed "truce" among Republicans on social issues earned him ridicule from the religious and socially conservative factions of the GOP.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • Tony Perkins
'The Beast' meets its match
May 23rd, 2011
01:34 PM ET
4 years ago

'The Beast' meets its match

(CNN) - “The Beast” met its match Monday in Dublin.

Obama’s heavily armored Cadillac, so nicknamed for its intimidating appearance, was stuck for more than 15 minutes as it emerged from the U.S. embassy in Dublin Monday.

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Filed under: President Obama
Pawlenty launches 2012 presidential campaign
May 23rd, 2011
12:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Pawlenty launches 2012 presidential campaign

(CNN) – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty officially announced his candidacy for president Monday in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, kicking off his "truth" campaign.

"In my campaign, I'm going to take a different approach. I am going to tell you the truth. The truth is Washington D.C.'s broken," Pawlenty said. "It's time for new leadership. It's time for a new approach. And, it's time for America's president – and anyone who wants to be president – to look you in the eye and tell you the truth."
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Filed under: 2012 • Tim Pawlenty
Huntsman steps up South Carolina campaign
May 23rd, 2011
11:34 AM ET
4 years ago

Huntsman steps up South Carolina campaign

(CNN) – Jon Huntsman has hired the South Carolina Republican Party's top staffer to run his day-to-day campaign in the early primary state, CNN has learned, a sign that the former Utah governor intends to compete seriously in the state's pivotal Republican primary should he decide to run for president.

Fresh off a five-day swing through New Hampshire, Huntsman has tapped Joel Sawyer for the job of South Carolina State Director, another signal that Huntsman is on the cusp of joining the GOP field.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • South Carolina
Business coalition takes aim at health care bill
May 23rd, 2011
11:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Business coalition takes aim at health care bill

(CNN) – A coalition of small business owners is speaking out against a provision in the health care reform law that it says will place an unfair burden on their businesses and employees.

The "Stop the HIT" Coalition's campaign is aimed at repealing a provision they've dubbed the "Hidden Insurance Tax (HIT)" - a fee in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will be levied on insurance companies based on companies' market-share.
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Filed under: Health care
Gingrich attempts to turn the tables
May 23rd, 2011
10:58 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich attempts to turn the tables

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich attempted to turn the tables on the negative press he's received inside the beltway at a breakfast with journalists in Washington Monday.

"I can't thank the Washington press corps enough for the last week," he said, recalling coverage of GOP colleagues who lashed out at the 2012 presidential candidate for appearing to reject House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal, before he acknowledged that it is the "beginning of the conversation."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Huntsman lunch with Bush in campaign spotlight
May 23rd, 2011
09:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Huntsman lunch with Bush in campaign spotlight

Washington (CNN) - After wrapping up a five day swing through the first in the nation primary state of New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman heads to Maine Monday afternoon to meet with former President George H.W. Bush.

Huntsman is expected to have lunch with former President Bush and first lady Barbara Bush at their compound Kennebunkport.
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Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush • Jon Huntsman • President George H.W. Bush
Why the debt ceiling doubters are wrong
May 23rd, 2011
09:39 AM ET
4 years ago

Why the debt ceiling doubters are wrong

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – What happens if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says it would be "catastrophic." A growing number of Republicans say that's false - at worst it would be "disruptive," in the words of Sen. Pat Toomey.


Filed under: Debt • Pat Toomey
Democrats go after Pawlenty
May 23rd, 2011
09:06 AM ET
4 years ago

Democrats go after Pawlenty

Washington (CNN) – Democrats continued their attacks against Tim Pawlenty with a new video Monday.

On the same day former the Minnesota governor will announce his candidacy for president, the Democratic National Committee released a web spot questioning the Republican's intentions.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Tim Pawlenty
Several high-profile Republicans insist they will not run
May 23rd, 2011
08:22 AM ET
4 years ago

Several high-profile Republicans insist they will not run

Washington (CNN) - Several of the leading Republicans who are the focus of speculation about whether they will enter the 2012 presidential sweepstakes insist they will not run for the GOP presidential nomination.

At the top of some Republicans' wish list is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is now championing education reform.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Jeb Bush • Paul Ryan • Rick Perry
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