(CNN) - The Republican presidential debate in Iowa was lively. It showed that the eight candidates on the stage can in fact throw punches not only at President Obama but also at each other and even at the debate moderators.
By and large, they ignored Ronald Reagan’s old Eleventh Commandment: “Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”
ATLANTA (CNN) – A federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled key parts of the sweeping health care reform bill passed last year to be unconstitutional.
"The individual mandate exceeds Congress's enumerated commerce power and is unconstitutional," the court ruled. "This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives."
(CNN)- Thursday night in the Fox News GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, was asked by columnist Byron York whether she would be "submissive to her husband" if she were elected president.
Before the congresswoman had a chance to answer, a chorus of boos rang down from the audience.
Washington (CNN) - Tim Pawlenty isn't backing down from his debate-night criticism of Rep. Michele Bachmann, saying Bachmann's gender didn't play into his choice of words.
Asked in a Politico forum whether it was a mistake to go after a female candidate using strong language, Pawlenty said, "It's not about gender, it's about the issues."
Washington (CNN) - It was a quick remark in a long, sometimes-contentious GOP presidential debate. But for the tradition-oriented United States military, referring to an admiral as ‘General’ can be seen as a major misstep.
Luckily for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff isn’t bothered by the mistake in title.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Good Morning from the Iowa State Fair, where you can get 59 types of food on a stick. But presidential politics is also being served up Friday at this famous fair.
The sun is rising here at the fairgrounds, which will be smack dab in the middle of the race for the White House. All the action was about 30 miles north of here in Ames Thursday night, for a very contentious Republican presidential debate.
Washington (CNN) - Three House Republicans are the targets of a new series of political ads purchased by House Majority PAC, a Democratic group focused on regaining control of the House of Representatives.
The group is going after three lawmakers: Republican Reps. Tim Griffin of Arkansas, Scott Tipton of Colorado, and Chip Cravaack of Minnesota. All three are serving their first term in Congress.
(CNN) -– Evangelical pastor Jim Garlow has met Texas Gov. Rick Perry only once, but the politician left quite an impression.
Garlow, who is based in California, where he helped lead the campaign to ban same-sex marriage in the state, was attending a big prayer rally that Perry sponsored last weekend in Houston when he and his wife were invited backstage with the governor.
New York (CNNMoney) – Americans are feeling pretty grim about jobs these days.
Only 29% of respondents to a poll released Friday believe more jobs will be available in their communities a year from now.
On top of that, a mere 44% said they believe that the same number of jobs will be available. And 26% take the even bleaker viewpoint that jobs will decline, according to the CNN/ORC poll.
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