Perry to return for votes and money in South Carolina
August 17th, 2011
08:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry to return for votes and money in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be talking to South Carolina voters and asking some to reach into their pockets when he makes his two-day swing through the state this week.

In addition to headlining a fund-raiser for the South Carolina Republican Party in downtown Columbia Friday, the GOP presidential candidate will attend a fund-raiser at a private residence just outside Greenville that same evening.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • South Carolina
'Liberty lovers' flock to Paul event
August 17th, 2011
07:50 PM ET
3 years ago

'Liberty lovers' flock to Paul event

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – While Rick Perry dominated the political dialogue at a speech in Bedford, New Hampshire, 30 miles away a group of several hundred "liberty lovers" lined up to cheer on Ron Paul.

Paul, the Texas congressman whose libertarian views have inspired a legion of full-throated conservatives to unswerving devotion, opened his campaign office in the state capital of Concord Wednesday evening. His supporters turned out in force.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Ron Paul
Poll: New low for Obama in state he won big in '08
August 17th, 2011
03:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: New low for Obama in state he won big in '08

(CNN) - Call it a sign of the times for President Barack Obama.

Only 44 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job the president's doing in the White House, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of Garden State voters. That's the lowest score for Obama in Quinnipiac polling in a state that he won by 15 percentage points over Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Jersey • President Obama
BLITZER’S BLOG: My impressions of President Obama
August 17th, 2011
03:08 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: My impressions of President Obama

(CNN) – I’m just back in Washington from three days in Iowa, including time with President Obama. We had an in-depth, on-camera interview. We also had a chance to chat off-camera. Let me share my impressions.

Like every president before him, President Obama has aged dramatically since taking office. It comes with the territory.

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Filed under: Iowa • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
Obama hits optimistic note at end of Midwest swing
August 17th, 2011
02:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama hits optimistic note at end of Midwest swing

ATKINSON, Illinois (CNN) – President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday that America will ultimately overcome its current economic woes but once again blamed a dysfunctional, excessively partisan political system for hampering recovery efforts.

"Don't bet against America," Obama told a crowd at an agricultural plant in his home state of Illinois. "We have gone through tougher times than this before."

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Filed under: Economy • President Obama
Perry continues Bernanke criticism
August 17th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry continues Bernanke criticism

Bedford, New Hampshire (CNN) – Rick Perry chuckled but did not back down from his controversial charge that printing more U.S. dollars would be "treasonous" when he was asked about the Federal Reserve at a political breakfast Wednesday.

"I got a lecture about that yesterday," he said, causing scattered laughter in the audience at the Politics and Eggs forum in Bedford.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ben Bernanke • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
Secrecy fears over debt super committee
August 17th, 2011
01:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Secrecy fears over debt super committee

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Will it be the super committee, or the super-secret committee?

The 12-person deficit reduction committee hasn't even started work yet and it's already getting an earful from other lawmakers and outside advocates worried the process will play out behind closed doors.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
Christie source: 'The pressure is ratcheting up'
August 17th, 2011
01:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Christie source: 'The pressure is ratcheting up'

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - A Republican close to Chris Christie says the pressure is intensifying on him to join the presidential race but insists that the New Jersey governor's mind has not changed.

"I think that anybody could change their mind, but I don't see any evidence of that," the source told CNN Wednesday. "They continue to be pestering him and urging him to run."
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie
Cain says Obama impeachment would be 'a great thing'
August 17th, 2011
12:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain says Obama impeachment would be 'a great thing'

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said it would be "great" to impeach the president, but that the Democratic controlled Senate would prevent such action.

On a conference call with bloggers Tuesday night, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO called the health care law and the Obama administration's stance over the Defense of Marriage Act impeachable offenses.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • President Obama
Romney tries to keep focus on Obama, not Perry
August 17th, 2011
10:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney tries to keep focus on Obama, not Perry

(CNN) - Listen to Mitt Romney, and it's plain to see that the former Massachusetts governor is running against President Barack Obama rather than any of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

For a third straight day on the campaign trail, Romney, answering reporters questions following a campaign event Wednesday morning in Berlin, New Hampshire, focused his attacks on the president and tried his best to not to discuss the other GOP White House hopefuls, including the newest candidate in the contest, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Rick Perry
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