2012ers hit the road
June 26th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
3 years ago

2012ers hit the road

(CNN) - 2012 Republican presidential candidates are traveling this week, mostly in early presidential-contest states. Here's a look at where they're headed:

MONDAY:
- Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota: Waterloo, Iowa: Official campaign announcement
- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman: San Francisco and Los Angeles: Holds fund-raisers
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Christie for VP? 'Forget it'
June 26th, 2011
02:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Christie for VP? 'Forget it'

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie not only shoots down questions about running for president in 2012, he also doesn't think he's vice presidential material.

"The person that picked me as vice president would have to be sedated," Christie said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Seriously, forget it."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Chris Christie
Candy Crowley's post-game analysis
June 26th, 2011
01:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Candy Crowley's post-game analysis

(CNN) - Highlights from "State of the Union":

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) on CNN's "State of the Union":
In this political mess, well I've got a 2012 campaign, which unfortunately I think this was more written by the political shop than it was by the Pentagon… I think it's very hard to come to any other conclusion when the time line is exactly in line with the 2012 election, with the commanders on the ground saying don't do this.
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Obama shares spotlight with Palin, Bachmann
June 26th, 2011
12:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama shares spotlight with Palin, Bachmann

Washington (CNN) – It's not every day that a presidential trip takes a back seat to another political story in the state he's visiting.

But that may be the case for President Obama Tuesday, as he visits a manufacturing plant in battleground Iowa.
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Filed under: Iowa • Michele Bachmann • President Obama • Sarah Palin
Poll: Good news for Romney, Bachmann in Iowa
June 26th, 2011
12:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Good news for Romney, Bachmann in Iowa

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann lead a new poll of caucus goers in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.

The Des Moines Register Iowa Poll released Saturday night showed former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, a familiar face from his 2008 bid, with 23 percent followed by Congresswoman Bachmann of Minnesota, who will officially kick off her campaign in Iowa Monday, with 22 percent.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Iowa • Jon Huntsman • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Tim Pawlenty
Rogers: Obama playing politics with Afghanistan?
June 26th, 2011
10:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Rogers: Obama playing politics with Afghanistan?

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, questioned the timing of President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan Sunday, suggesting it is politically motivated.

The Michigan Republican said Obama’s plan to remove 33,000 “surge” troops by September 2012 is “concerning.”
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Bachmann boasts of having a 'titanium spine'
June 26th, 2011
10:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann boasts of having a 'titanium spine'

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann boasted of having a "titanium spine" in an interview Sunday, the day before she formally enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

However, Bachmann had some difficulty in clarifying her stance on key issues and explaining federal funding that benefited her family in the interview on "Fox News Sunday" and another one with the CBS program "Face the Nation."

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
Huntsman loses DeMint's stamp of approval
June 26th, 2011
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman loses DeMint's stamp of approval

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Jim DeMint isn't sold on who to support in the 2012 presidential election, but Jon Huntsman will not make his list.

The South Carolina king maker and early supporter of the tea party movement has called on Republican presidential candidates to sign a "cut, cap, balance" pledge to slash spending and balance the budget. He has said a commitment to the pledge is necessary to win his support that could prove valuable in the early voting state of South Carolina and within his larger conservative following.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Jon Huntsman • TV-State of the Union
Pelosi's campaign-style hit on GOP
June 26th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Pelosi's campaign-style hit on GOP

Washington (CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi framed her campaign argument against Republicans ahead of the 2012 elections, predicting the GOP will be blamed for the high unemployment rate.

"When the … unemployment rate is high, it's hard for the incumbent to win," Pelosi said in an interview with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. "I remind you though, we're not the incumbent. The Republicans are the incumbent."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Nancy Pelosi
State of the Union Early Bird for June 26, 2011
June 26th, 2011
04:54 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for June 26, 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:  Policy analysis for military action in Afghanistan and Libya, the latest in 2012 politics, and more.

Check out what we're reading, and make sure to watch the show today at 9am/12pm ET, which includes an interview with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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