Perry heckled as campaign shifts into new phase
August 18th, 2011
10:58 AM ET
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Perry heckled as campaign shifts into new phase

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rick Perry was greeted by protesters Thursday morning as he met with voters at a Seacoast cafe, a clear sign that the 2012 campaign for the presidency has entered a new phase.

"Hands off our Medicare," about 35 protesters chanted as the Republican presidential candidate shook hands outside Popovers on the Square, a popular local eatery.
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U.S. calls for Syrian leader al-Assad to step down
August 18th, 2011
09:52 AM ET
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U.S. calls for Syrian leader al-Assad to step down

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to step down.

Obama administration officials previously said al-Assad has "lost legitimacy" and that Syria "would be better off" without him. Until now, however, U.S. authorities had resisted calling explicitly for his ouster.

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Waters: Some black lawmakers are hesitant to criticize Obama
August 18th, 2011
07:34 AM ET
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Waters: Some black lawmakers are hesitant to criticize Obama

(CNN) - Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, questioned why President Barack Obama has not visited any black communities during his recent Midwestern bus tour, saying some black lawmakers are hesitant to criticize him.

Waters, explained to a crowd in Detroit this week, that members of the Congressional Black Caucus are hesitant to criticize Obama because they feel they may lose support from the black community.

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O'Donnell walks out of CNN interview
August 18th, 2011
07:30 AM ET
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O'Donnell walks out of CNN interview

(CNN) - Christine O'Donnell, the former Delaware GOP Senate candidate, walked off the set of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Wednesday when asked about her views on sexual abstinence and gay marriage.

"I'm not talking about policies. I'm not running for office," O'Donnell said. "Ask Michele Bachmann what she thinks."
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Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas
August 18th, 2011
05:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - President Michele Bachmann has a promise: $2 gas.

"Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again," Bachmann told a crowd Tuesday in South Carolina. "That will happen."

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Filed under: 2012 • gas prices • Michele Bachmann
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, August 18, 2011
August 18th, 2011
04:20 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, August 18, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Obama to unveil new jobs proposal in September speech
President Barack Obama will unveil a new job growth package in a speech to be delivered in early September, a senior administration official told CNN Wednesday. The president intends to spend much of this fall pushing a sharply divided Congress to pass the plan, the official said.

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