Is Cantor going 'rogue' or sticking to principles?
July 14th, 2011
05:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Is Cantor going 'rogue' or sticking to principles?

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has been a thorn in Democrats' side when it comes to the debt ceiling talks.

He has shown an unwillingness, critics argue, to agree to a deal that includes both spending cuts and raising revenue through tax loopholes - two things Obama has called for.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Eric Cantor
Trial date for John Edwards tentatively set for October
July 14th, 2011
04:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Trial date for John Edwards tentatively set for October

(CNN) - The criminal conspiracy trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is tentatively scheduled to begin in October, U.S. District Court Judge Norwood Carlton Tilley Jr. said on Thursday.

Edwards, a former U.S. senator and two-time presidential candidate, pleaded not guilty in June to conspiracy and campaign law violations.

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Filed under: John Edwards
Santorum defends signing marriage pledge
July 14th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum defends signing marriage pledge

(CNN)- GOP 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Santorum struck back at criticism of his decision to sign a controversial marriage pledge earlier this week, maintaining that the vow solidifies his commitment to campaign promises.

"When we sign these pledges, that is what we are doing, solemnizing our words," former Pennsylvania Sen. Santorum wrote in a USA Today editorial published Thursday. "We are asking our fellow citizens for the most precious commitment they can give in a democracy: their vote. In turn, it shouldn't be too much to ask that we offer a guarantee as well. With all candidates say and do, we should not shrink from offering our civic commitments, either."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Obama to head home for birthday fundraisers
July 14th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to head home for birthday fundraisers

(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads home to Chicago early next month to celebrate his 50th birthday and raise some campaign cash for his re-election bid.

The president turns 50 on August 4. According to two Democratic sources with knowledge of the gatherings, the night before Obama will attend two fundraising events at the Aragon theater, a historic ballroom in the "Uptown" section of Chicago.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Palin raises over $1.6 million
July 14th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin raises over $1.6 million

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's political action committee raised over $1.6 million in the first half of 2011, according to a report set to be released Thursday.

She now has approximately $1.4 million cash on hand despite having spent almost $1.6 million over the same period, according to Sarah PAC. But the funds raised cannot be used for a potential run for the White House in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
Romney: Obama has power to end debt crisis
July 14th, 2011
02:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: Obama has power to end debt crisis

(CNN) - Speaking to the Portsmouth Rotary Club Thursday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney called on the president to end the debt crisis.

"Come on, Mr. President," said the Republican presidential candidate. "You can, by yourself, cut spending, agree to cap the spending and put in place a balanced budget amendment."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Debt ceiling talks turn to revenues
July 14th, 2011
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Debt ceiling talks turn to revenues

Washington (CNN) – As increasingly tense debt limit talks continue Thursday afternoon, "revenue neutral items" are expected to be the focus, according to a senior administration official.

This is the moment, according to the source, when the administration hopes the GOP will deliver specifics on what, if any, revenue raisers Republicans would be willing to accept in exchange for tax cuts.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • GOP
Poll: Romney still front-runner in NH
July 14th, 2011
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Romney still front-runner in NH

(CNN) – Mitt Romney remains far ahead of the rest of his rivals for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination in the first poll of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire conducted entirely in July.

According to an American Research Group survey released Thursday, 29 percent say they're likely to back the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, who's making his second bid for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Poll
Grover Norquist: The man who drew the GOP's 'line in the sand'
July 14th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Grover Norquist: The man who drew the GOP's 'line in the sand'

Washington (CNN) – At the heart of the contentious talks between the White House and congressional Republicans on whether to raise the debt ceiling is a simple, one-sentence document many conservative lawmakers have signed, pledging not to increase taxes.

Ever.

"I _____ pledge to the taxpayers of the state of _____ and all the people of this state, that I will oppose and vote against all efforts to increase taxes," reads the version of the pledge signed by Republican lawmakers.

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Filed under: 2012 • Grover Norquist
Ron Paul to launch ad opposing debt ceiling increase
July 14th, 2011
11:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul to launch ad opposing debt ceiling increase

(CNN) – Coming Friday to the airwaves in Iowa and New Hampshire: Rep. Ron Paul's first television ads of the 2012 campaign.

The 60-second commercial, which looks at the onset like a movie preview ad, highlights opposition by the longtime Republican congressman from Texas who is making his third bid for the White House to raising the nation's debt ceiling.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul
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