Santorum decries charge of bigotry
August 31st, 2011
10:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum decries charge of bigotry

(CNN) – Presidential candidate Rick Santorum defended his position on gay marriage Tuesday while speaking to students at Pennsylvania State University, and slammed CNN's Piers Morgan for questioning him as a "bigot" in a pre-taped interview that aired Wednesday night.

"I had Piers Morgan call me a bigot, because I believe what the Catholic Church teaches with respect to homosexuality," Santorum said, heatedly. "So now I'm a bigot because I believe what the Bible teaches."
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Filed under: 2012 • Gay rights • Rick Santorum • TV-Piers Morgan
Obama accepts GOP request to push back speech to Congress
August 31st, 2011
10:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama accepts GOP request to push back speech to Congress

President Barack Obama on Wednesday agreed to move his scheduled special address to a joint session of Congress back one day - from September 7 to September 8 - after consultations with House Speaker John Boehner, the White House said Wednesday night.

"Today, the President asked to address the Congress about the need for urgent action on the economic situation facing the American people as soon as Congress returned from recess," the White House said in a statement Wednesday night.

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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • President Obama
Bachmann accuses president of 'insecurity' over speech date
August 31st, 2011
09:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann accuses president of 'insecurity' over speech date

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann campaigned in Iowa on Wednesday for the first time since her triumphant win at the Ames Straw Poll.

Out of the gate, she lashed into President Barack Obama’s request to Congress to schedule a jobs speech next Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
August 31st, 2011
09:29 PM ET
3 years ago

President Obama agrees to move joint session to Sept.8

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has agreed to move his scheduled special address to a joint session of Congress from September 7 to September 8, after consultations with House Speaker John Boehner, the White House said Wednesday night.


Filed under: Congress • President Obama
Rep. Carson defends controversial tea party slam
August 31st, 2011
08:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Carson defends controversial tea party slam

LOS ANGELES (CNN) - As members of the Congressional Black Caucus converged in Los Angeles for its final national job fair series, one of its ranking members responded to his own previous inflammatory comments in Miami about the tea party, comparing their movement to Jim Crow laws that segregated and marginalized African Americans in society.

A video surfaced Tuesday on TheBlaze.com, a website run by conservative host Glenn Beck, that shows Rep. Andre Carson, D- Indiana, who holds a leadership role in the CBC, at an August 22 event in Florida.
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August 31st, 2011
06:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans face off with Obama on speech date

(CNN) - President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intention to deliver his jobs plan before a Joint Session of Congress on Sept. 7, but Republican House Speaker John Boehner fired back hours later, arguing for a different date.

CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin discussed the political back-and-forth over the president's much-anticipated jobs speech.


Filed under: Congress • Jobs • John Boehner • President Obama • Republicans
Huntsman unveils jobs plan
August 31st, 2011
05:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman unveils jobs plan

Hampton, New Hampshire (CNN) – Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman introduced a plan Wednesday to dramatically scale back the scope of the federal government and simplify the tax code, in part by including eliminating deductions and credits.

The former Utah governor said his plan would encourage small business growth and induce American corporations to expand their work forces in the U.S. instead of overseas. The plan also lays out a path forward on energy independence and free trade.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
After confusion, Palin back on the program for Iowa rally
August 31st, 2011
05:02 PM ET
3 years ago

After confusion, Palin back on the program for Iowa rally

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – She's in again.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to appear at a tea party rally in Iowa Saturday, a source close to Palin told CNN.

And Christine O'Donnell is out (again), the source said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Christine O'Donnell • Iowa • Sarah Palin
Obama's housing scorecard
August 31st, 2011
04:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's housing scorecard

New York (CNNMoney) – In the days ahead, the Obama administration is expected to announce yet another initiative to help rescue the housing market.

Just what the new plan will entail is unknown, but the New York Times and CNBC have speculated that it might unveil a program that would open up refinancing to borrowers who owe more on their loans than their homes are worth, allowing them to take advantage of current low mortgage rates. Such a move would enable many borrowers to keep their homes by making their monthly payments more affordable.

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Filed under: Economy • President Obama
Obama to view hurricane damage Sunday
August 31st, 2011
03:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to view hurricane damage Sunday

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Paterson, New Jersey, on Sunday to view damage from Hurricane Irene, the White House announced Wednesday.


Filed under: President Obama
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