2012ers hit the road
June 5th, 2011
09:00 PM ET
3 years ago

2012ers hit the road

(CNN) - While the presidential waiting game continues, potential and declared 2012 GOP candidates are traveling this week, mostly in early presidential-contest states.

MONDAY:
- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum: Somerset, Pennsylvania: Officially declares his candidacy for president
- Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain: Iowa at Sioux Center, Pell and Iowa City: Delivers lectures as part of the Family Leader Lecture Series
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: New York City: Appears on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight”
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012ers hit the road • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Tim Pawlenty
Nancy Reagan honors anniversary of President Reagan's death
June 5th, 2011
06:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Nancy Reagan honors anniversary of President Reagan's death

(CNN) - Former first lady Nancy Reagan visited the gravesite of her deceased husband, President Ronald Reagan, on the seventh anniversary of his death at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.


Filed under: Nancy Reagan • Ronald Reagan
Ron Paul's big cash goal
June 5th, 2011
04:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Ron Paul's big cash goal

Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is using his "money bomb" campaign tactic Sunday, aimed at raising $2 million in one day.

The technique helped him raise millions during the last presidential election and he made a similar push in May. This round is billed as "The Revolution vs. Romneycare," criticizing the health care law Romney signed while governor of Massachusetts that bears resemblance to the national law.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • TV-State of the Union
Economic woes give Republicans early campaign focus
June 5th, 2011
01:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Economic woes give Republicans early campaign focus

Washington (CNN) – Eight months before the Iowa caucuses, a spate of bad economic reports last week gave Republicans a chance to start framing the 2012 campaign on their topic of choice - President Barack Obama's record.

With the unemployment rate ticking up to 9.1 percent, home prices falling further and consumer confidence down, GOP strategists and possible and declared presidential contenders harmonized their criticism of Obama administration economic policies that they say have stymied recovery.

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • TV-State of the Union
Source: Jail time at heart of collapse of plea talks in Edwards case
June 5th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Source: Jail time at heart of collapse of plea talks in Edwards case

Washington (CNN) - The insistence that former Sen. John Edwards serve some jail time over allegations he broke campaign finance laws caused a collapse in plea negotiations between lawyers for the former presidential candidate and the Justice Department last week.

Edwards wanted to have as "minimal" impact on his two younger kids as possible, a source with knowledge of the talks confirmed to CNN Sunday.

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Palin’s threat for those who disagree
June 5th, 2011
11:34 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin’s threat for those who disagree

(CNN) – Fresh off the first leg of her “One Nation” bus tour, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she did not mean to distract from Mitt Romney’s presidential announcement by visiting New Hampshire on the same day, adding that she reserves ill intent for those with whom she disagrees.

“I do apologize if I stepped on any of that PR that Mitt Romney needed or wanted that day. I do sincerely apologize. We didn’t mean to step on anybody’s toes,” Palin said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I’ll step on the toes of those who are making poor decisions for our nation … I don’t have a problem stepping on toes of those … who keep screwing up.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Sarah Palin
Florida governor defends measure requiring drug tests for welfare
June 5th, 2011
10:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Florida governor defends measure requiring drug tests for welfare

(CNN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying the law provides "personal accountability."

"It's not right for taxpayer money to be paying for somebody's drug addiction," Scott told CNN's T.J. Holmes on Sunday. "On top of that, this is going to increase personal responsibility, personal accountability. We shouldn't be subsidizing people's addiction."

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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
Economy needs private sector boost, Goolsbee says
June 5th, 2011
09:22 AM ET
4 years ago

Economy needs private sector boost, Goolsbee says

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The private sector must become the driver of a still fragile economic recovery buffeted by high gas prices, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and other "headwinds" so far this year, President Barack Obama's top economic adviser said Sunday.

Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told CNN's "State of the Union" that the administration's focus is on strengthening business investment and expansion to keep the recovery going.

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Filed under: Austan Goolsbee • Economy
State of the Union Early Bird for June 5, 2011
June 5th, 2011
05:04 AM ET
4 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for June 5, 2011

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar this morning:  The economy and the latest on the 2012 presidential candidates.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interviews with W.H. chief economist Austan Goolsbee and Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul.
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