July 5th, 2011
11:02 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: Stimulus 'cost American jobs'

(CNN) - During an appearance on CNN's "American Morning" Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed the 2009 stimulus package resulted in a loss of jobs. He cited a government report that he said previously stated 280 million jobs had been created by December and now says only 240 million jobs were created.

When pressed by CNN's Ali Velshi, who said there's a difference between a loss of jobs and creating fewer jobs than initially reported, Santorum remained firm on his position that the current administration has cost Americans' jobs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Rick Santorum • TV-American Morning
Republican governors build war chest
July 5th, 2011
10:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Republican governors build war chest

(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association raised $22.1 million in the first half of the 2011, the group announced Tuesday.

According to the RGA, the haul eclipses figures from 2007 and outpaces totals from similar periods in 2008 and 2009.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republican Governors Association • RGA • Rick Perry
TIME: Behind the scenes, Christian right leaders rally behind Rick Perry
July 5th, 2011
09:34 AM ET
3 years ago

TIME: Behind the scenes, Christian right leaders rally behind Rick Perry

(TIME) - In early June, TIME has learned, a group of prominent figures on the Christian Right held a conference call to discuss their dissatisfaction with the current GOP presidential field, and agreed that Rick Perry would be their preferred candidate if he entered the race. Among those on the call were Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council; David Barton, the Texas activist and go-to historian for the Christian Right; and John Hagee, the controversial San Antonio pastor whose endorsement John McCain rejected in 2008.

Religious conservatives have often played a substantial role in choosing past Republican nominees, but leaders on the Christian Right have been conspicuously quiet so far in this campaign season. Privately, however, they are enthusiastic about Perry and are encouraging the Texas governor to throw his ten-gallon hat into the ring.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
Pawlenty of 'results' hits Iowa TV
July 5th, 2011
09:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Pawlenty of 'results' hits Iowa TV

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty will air a new ad Wednesday in Iowa touting his history of "results, not rhetoric" as governor of neighboring Minnesota.

The 30-second spot chronicles the state's transit strike in 2004 and government shutdown in 2005 while he was governor as examples of his willingness to stand up to labor unions and Democrats in the state's legislature.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Tim Pawlenty
Democrat first to reveal numbers in Virginia Senate battle
July 5th, 2011
08:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Democrat first to reveal numbers in Virginia Senate battle

Washington (CNN) – Tim Kaine is the first to show his money in what could be one of the most expensive Senate battles of 2012.

The former Virginia governor and former Democratic National Committee Chairman's campaign will announce Tuesday that it has raised $2.25 million since forming on April 5, with more than 4,600 supporters making contributions.
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Filed under: 2012 • George Allen • Tim Kaine • Virginia
Congress races for solution as debt ceiling deadline looms
July 5th, 2011
07:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Congress races for solution as debt ceiling deadline looms

Washington (CNN) - Senators are set to return to work on Tuesday to resume talks about the possibility of raising the federal government's debt ceiling.

House members are scheduled to take up the contentious talks on the issue Wednesday.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
July 5th, 2011
04:24 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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CNN: Congress races for solution as debt ceiling deadline looms
Senators are set to return to work on Tuesday to resume talks about the possibility of raising the federal government's debt ceiling. House members are scheduled to take up the contentious talks on the issue Wednesday. Congressional leaders remain at sharp odds over what sort of conditions should be attached to a hike in the current $14.3 trillion ceiling.

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