Rick Perry leads in another poll
August 31st, 2011
07:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Rick Perry leads in another poll

(CNN) - Rick Perry led the pack of Republican presidential candidates among Republican and Republican leaning voters in another national survey released Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University poll showed the Texas Gov. and newcomer to the 2012 race with 24 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 18 percent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 11 percent, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with ten percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with nine percent. The remaining candidates received five percent or below.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Ron Paul • Sarah Palin
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
August 31st, 2011
04:19 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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CNNMoney: Fed debated QE3 at August meeting
Federal Reserve policymakers debated the possibility of additional stimulus to jumpstart a stumbling U.S. economy at their most recent meeting on Aug. 9.The Fed said some members argued that such purchases would drive down interest rates further and was the proper response to the growing signs of economic weakness. At least three members argued for immediately pumping more money into the economy.

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Iowa tea party group reverses itself again, reinstates O'Donnell as speaker
August 30th, 2011
10:40 PM ET
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Iowa tea party group reverses itself again, reinstates O'Donnell as speaker

Washington (CNN) - Former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell will speak at a tea party rally Saturday in Iowa after organizers Tuesday night reversed themselves again and re-invited her, CNN has learned.

Earlier Tuesday, citing internal miscommunication problems, organizers rescinded an invitation to her, saying they realized they did not have enough space in the program for her.
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Filed under: Christine O'Donnell • Iowa • Sarah Palin
Palin to New Hampshire (again) in Labor Day schedule shuffle
August 30th, 2011
10:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin to New Hampshire (again) in Labor Day schedule shuffle

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will celebrate Labor Day in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will attend a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester on Monday, the same day former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was due to attend the event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on 2012: I’m biased
August 30th, 2011
08:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on 2012: I’m biased

(CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a soft spot for fellow chief executives – especially those competing to become the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

“As you can imagine, I have a bias towards governors,” he said Tuesday during an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Scott Walker • TV-Piers Morgan
Romney campaign reverses, switches course on two conservative events
August 30th, 2011
07:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign reverses, switches course on two conservative events

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – On Tuesday evening, Mitt Romney’s campaign reversed one scheduling decision, and switched course on another regarding the candidate’s attendance at two major conservative events. The decisions irritated organizers of one of the events.

Just hours after CNN first reported that Romney would appear at a Tea Party Express rally on Monday Sept. 5 - Labor Day – in Manchester, New Hampshire, the campaign changed that decision. Instead, the campaign said the Republican presidential candidate would attend the Express’ tea party rally Sunday evening in Concord, New Hampshire.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tea Party Express
RGA's Medicaid reform report
August 30th, 2011
05:18 PM ET
3 years ago

RGA's Medicaid reform report

Washington (CNN) – On the day that congressional Republicans appointed to the "super committee" meet for the first time, GOP governors are looking for more flexibility in reforming Medicaid.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said a Medicaid reform report produced Tuesday by the Republican Governors Association should be "helpful" for the congressional super committee.
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FEMA funding faces now familiar congressional wrangling
August 30th, 2011
05:11 PM ET
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FEMA funding faces now familiar congressional wrangling

WASHINGTON (CNN) – As rescuers raced Wednesday to free people trapped by floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene, Washington politicians bickered over how to pay for it.

The same budget arguments that nearly brought the first government default in history earlier this month now raise questions about whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency will have enough money to deal with Irene's aftermath.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • FEMA
GOP 'super committee' members meet
August 30th, 2011
04:39 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP 'super committee' members meet

Washington (CNN) – Republican members of the Congressional debt-crisis "super committee" met behind closed doors for the first time on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Congressional leaders from the House and Senate formed the committee earlier this month after raising the nation's debt ceiling and tasked them with finding an additional $1.5 trillion in savings over the next decade. The 12-member bipartisan panel must propose cuts by November 23rd and hold votes on the cuts one month later.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission • GOP
Perry's Labor Day in South Carolina
August 30th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry's Labor Day in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry will face questions from South Carolina voters at a Myrtle Beach town hall Monday morning before taking the stage at Republican Sen. Jim DeMint's highly anticipated Labor Day forum.

Tea party favorite Congressman Tim Scott is hosting the town hall with the Texas governor at 10 a.m. ET in his conservative coastal district, according to Scott's Chief of Staff Nick Muzin. Perry is the third presidential candidate to participate. Earlier this month, Scott featured Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former U.S. Ambassador to China and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman at separate events in Charleston.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Rick Perry
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