Rove's Palin prediction
August 21st, 2011
02:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Rove's Palin prediction

(CNN) – Karl Rove predicted Sunday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is likely to run for president and will make her decision known soon.

Rove, the former top political adviser to President George W. Bush and co-founder of American Crossroads, a conservative political action committee, said Palin's upcoming trip to Iowa and recent web video are evidence she is gearing up for a run.
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
Gibbs questions GOP contenders
August 21st, 2011
02:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Gibbs questions GOP contenders

(CNN) – Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was an equal opportunity critic Sunday, taking swipes at the records of Republican presidential candidates.

Gibbs, who left the White House earlier this year but remains close to President Barack Obama, was most critical of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a relative newcomer to the race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • Rick Perry • Robert Gibbs
Trailing in the polls, Huntsman goes on the attack
August 21st, 2011
01:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Trailing in the polls, Huntsman goes on the attack

Washington (CNN) - He's behind in polling so far, so Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman went after the front-runners Sunday.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is a flip-flopper, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn't sound presidential and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is unrealistic, complained Huntsman, a former Utah governor, on the ABC program "This Week."

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman
Similar July fundraising for House committees
August 21st, 2011
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Similar July fundraising for House committees

(CNN) – The Democratic fundraising arm for the House of Representatives raised more money than its Republican counterpart in July, but the GOP committee holds an advantage in cash on hand, according to their latest reports.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $4.02 million in July, compared to the $3.84 million raised by the National Republican Congressional Committee. The monthly hauls bring their yearly totals to $37.70 million and $37.38 million, respectively.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • NRCC
Axelrod: Right-wing politics preventing economic action
August 21st, 2011
11:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod: Right-wing politics preventing economic action

(CNN) – President Barack Obama’s senior campaign strategist warned Sunday that Republicans catering to tea party politics threatened much-needed progress on job creation.

David Axelrod told CNN’s “State of the Union” that Obama would unveil a reasonable jobs plan in September calling for steps previously endorsed by both parties. However, he said, Republican leaders must put aside the kind of political gamesmanship that “brought us to the brink of default” during the debt ceiling negotiations to act in the best interest of the country.
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Perry defends stance on Fed, immigration
August 21st, 2011
09:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry defends stance on Fed, immigration

Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry wrapped up his first week in the spotlight as a declared presidential candidate by returning to South Carolina to larger crowds and more questions about his record than when he launched his campaign here last weekend.

The Texas governor did not back down from statements about the validity of climate change, his position on immigration, or his claim that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's quantitative easing plans were "treasonous."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • South Carolina
What's President Obama reading this summer?
President Barack Obama reads a book to second graders at Long Branch Elementary School December 17, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia.
August 21st, 2011
09:44 AM ET
3 years ago

What's President Obama reading this summer?

(CNN) - For someone sometimes called "no drama Obama," Barack Obama sure has a lot of it on his summer reading list.

Four of the president's five picks are fiction titles.

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State of the Union Early Bird for August 21, 2011
August 21st, 2011
04:46 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for August 21, 2011

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar this morning: Vice President Biden making assurances in China, 2012 candidates making a splash, and rebels taking a stand in Libya.
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Filed under: TV-State of the Union