Ann Coulter surveys GOP 2012 field
June 7th, 2011
10:41 PM ET
4 years ago

Ann Coulter surveys GOP 2012 field

(CNN) – Conservative columnist Ann Coulter hearts former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“She’s fabulous,” Coulter said during an interview Tuesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

“She is a big star. She’s virtually the biggest thing on the planet.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Coulter • Chris Christie • Content Partner • GOP • Mitt Romney • Sarah Palin • TV-Piers Morgan
Santorum: ‘I talk the talk and I walk the walk’
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum greets supporters in Somerset, PA during the announcement that he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2012.
June 7th, 2011
09:13 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum: ‘I talk the talk and I walk the walk’

(CNN) - New GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum continued to tout his conservative credentials in an interview set to air Wednesday on CNN’s “John King, USA.”

“I’ve been a great, consistent leader of the conservative cause,” said Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator. “I’ve been someone who’s had ideas, fought for those ideas and have been able to accomplish things.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • TV-John King U.S.A.
Daniels: No regrets
June 7th, 2011
08:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Daniels: No regrets

(CNN)–He thinks he could have won, but he is still not interested in the job.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who announced last month he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination, told CNN, “I don’t believe in looking back, so no, I think we made the right and only decision for our family and I’ve got plenty to keep me busy and occupied.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Mitch Daniels
Democrats unload Weiner campaign donations
June 7th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats unload Weiner campaign donations

Washington (CNN)–In a sign of widening political fallout from so-called “Weinergate,” two House Democrats who represent competitive districts announced Tuesday they were donating campaign contributions from Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to charity.

Weiner confessed Monday that he had lied about sending inappropriate text messages and photos to several women. He said he is not resigning, but top House Democrats called for the House ethics committee to investigate the matter.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • House Democrats
Pawlenty's talking points on Obama
June 7th, 2011
06:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Pawlenty's talking points on Obama

Washington (CNN) - According to potential Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, President Obama does not tell the truth or have the courage to lead. And, in a nutshell, that's the refrain running through many of the former Minnesota governor's speeches and television interviews in his presidential campaign launch.

While he has used both the strains of truthfulness and courage on the domestic front in the weeks since his official announcement on May 23rd, he had previously questioned the president's courage on foreign policy earlier in the year. That stopped not long before Osama Bin Laden met his end at the hands of US forces. Now Pawlenty's mantra is limited to issues at home, mainly, the nation's fiscal straits.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Tim Pawlenty
Santorum: I still disagree with McCain on enhanced interrogation
June 7th, 2011
06:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum: I still disagree with McCain on enhanced interrogation

West Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)- Former Pennsylvania senator and –since Monday– Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is standing by comments he made regarding "enhanced interrogation" and Sen. John McCain's position on the technique.

Santorum caught flack just over two weeks ago when he said McCain, a former prisoner of war, "doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works."
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Filed under: John McCain • Rick Santorum
Mitch Daniels talks Ryan budget
June 7th, 2011
06:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Mitch Daniels talks Ryan budget

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan's budget has become a litmus test for any Republican considering a White House run, but now even non-candidates like Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels are weighing in on the budget chairman's proposed plan.

"Congressman Ryan's made tremendous contribution and nobody should criticize his plan unless they've something of similar dimension of their own to offer up," Daniels said in an interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger that is to air Tuesday night on "In the Arena."
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Gloria Borger • House • Medicare • Mitch Daniels • Paul Ryan
Santorum could siphon off religious conservative support from GOP field
June 7th, 2011
05:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum could siphon off religious conservative support from GOP field

(CNN)- Rick Santorum appears to face long odds in the race for the White House, but he threatens to siphon off religious conservative support from better known GOP candidates like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawlenty during the primary season.

Santorum, a former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, officially launched his presidential campaign on Monday.

- On Monday, June 13, CNN will host the first New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate, live from Manchester, NH at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Good eating: State Dinner menu
June 7th, 2011
05:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Good eating: State Dinner menu

(CNN)- Looking for a good meal tonight? The White House has it covered. But you’ll need a much-sought after invite to the State Dinner to get a taste. The White House says many of the vegetables and herbs used to prepare the dinner came from the White House Kitchen Garden.

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Filed under: President Obama
Former Secret Service agent becomes political challenger
June 7th, 2011
05:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Former Secret Service agent becomes political challenger

Washington (CNN)- Not long ago, he was willing to give his life to protect President Barack Obama, as a Secret Service agent on the presidential protection detail. But last month, Daniel Bongino quit his job as an agent ready to take a bullet for the president, to become a potential political adversary.

Bongino announced last week he is running for the Republican nomination in next year's Senate race in Maryland.
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Filed under: Maryland • President Obama • Senate
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