Town hall voters fear for country
August 10th, 2011
09:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Town hall voters fear for country

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A restive crowd vented to Rep. Frank Guinta over pocketbook issues and political wrangling in Washington at a town hall Wednesday.

Questions for the freshman Republican ranged from Medicare reform to immigration, but two topics that raised contention were tax cuts for the wealthy and U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Libya.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • House • Iraq • New Hampshire
Poll: New Yorkers want same-sex marriage law to stay put
August 10th, 2011
09:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: New Yorkers want same-sex marriage law to stay put

Washington (CNN) - Just weeks into a new law that recognizes same-sex marriage in New York, a new poll finds a majority of voters in the state not only support the legislation but would resist efforts to overturn it, as well.

According to a NY1/YNN-Marist poll released Wednesday, about 55 percent of voters favor same-sex marriage in the Empire State, while 37 percent are against it.
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Filed under: Gay rights • New York • Poll
Stephen Colbert backs Rick 'Parry' for prez
August 10th, 2011
08:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Stephen Colbert backs Rick 'Parry' for prez

Washington (CNN) - It's not a typo. Comedian Stephen Colbert wants America to vote for Rick Parry - that's right, Parry with an "A."

In the first released ad by his "super" political action committee, Colbert urged Iowa voters to write in "Rick Parry" at the Ames straw poll on Saturday, suggesting in a satiric nod that he's throwing his weight behind Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas for president.
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Filed under: Rick Perry • Stephen Colbert
Democrat lauds Republican's spot on debt committee
August 10th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrat lauds Republican's spot on debt committee

(CNN) - In a show of Washington bipartisanship, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown praised fellow Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, for being tapped to serve on the Congressional "super committee."

"Minority Leader McConnell was right to select Senator Portman as one of the three Republican Senators for the deficit reduction committee," Brown said in a statement Wednesday. "Rob has shown a willingness to find common ground by looking at both tax reform and spending cuts in order to reduce the deficit."
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Filed under: Congress • Ohio • Rob Portman • Sherrod Brown
U.S. Supreme Court asked to review Arizona immigration law
August 10th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

U.S. Supreme Court asked to review Arizona immigration law

(CNN) - Arizona's governor formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to intervene and allow the state to enforce its controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070.

State officials filed a petition seeking to overturn a federal judge's order preventing parts of the law from going into effect. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the sweeping legislation, which went became official last month.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration
Obama set to raise money in New York
August 10th, 2011
05:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama set to raise money in New York

Washington (CNN) - President Obama is scheduled to attend two fundraisers in New York on Thursday to benefit his re-election effort, two Democratic sources tell CNN. One is a reception for 15 people at a hotel. Following that he’ll attend a dinner for approximately 50 people hosted by film producer Harvey Weinstein and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, according to the sources. The dinner will be held at Weinstein’s apartment, one of the sources said. Tickets for both events are $35,800 with proceeds going to the Obama Victory Fund, whose proceeds are shared by the re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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Filed under: 2012 • New York • President Obama
Romney prediction: Obama won't win Iowa in 2012
August 10th, 2011
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney prediction: Obama won't win Iowa in 2012

Pella, Iowa (CNN) - The Republican presidential candidate who's been missing from political action recently in Iowa returned here on Wednesday with a fresh prediction: President Obama won't win Iowa in 2012.

And Mitt Romney upped the ante, proclaiming he would win the state's seven electoral votes if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
To return or not to return, that is the question for Congress
August 10th, 2011
05:16 PM ET
3 years ago

To return or not to return, that is the question for Congress

Washington (CNN) - Four conservative Democratic members of the House called on Congress Wednesday to address the country's fiscal challenges by returning to Washington, despite House Speaker John Boehner opposing the idea on a conference call with GOP members.

Representatives Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Michael Michaud of Maine and Henry Cuellar of Texas sent a letter to Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to end the August recess.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Economy
Palin bus tour to roll into Iowa
August 10th, 2011
04:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin bus tour to roll into Iowa

(CNN) - After a more than two-month hiatus, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is planning to crash the presidential party once again with a heartland-themed re-launch of her "One Nation" bus tour this week in Iowa, according to a Palin fundraising email obtained by CNN.

Palin is bringing her Constitution-draped bus to the Iowa State Fair, just 30 miles south of where the Republican presidential field will take the stage on Thursday for a presidential debate in Ames.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Sarah Palin
Rubio raises profile with new political organization
August 10th, 2011
04:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Rubio raises profile with new political organization

Washington (CNN) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is launching a political action committee called "Reclaim America," the latest in a series of steps designed to boost his national profile and tap into his growing star power within the Republican Party.

The goal of the organization, according to a fundraising email that will be sent to potential donors around the country, is to elect "true conservatives…Republicans who will stand up to Obama, instead of with him."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Marco Rubio • Republicans
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