Obama approval plummets in NH
September 30th, 2011
05:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama approval plummets in NH

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Sixty-five percent of New Hampshire residents disapprove of President Obama's handling of the economy, according to a new poll.

The American Research Group's September 2011 Quarterly New Hampshire Poll also found the president's approval rating in the first-in-the-nation primary state is pegged at 31%.
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Polls • President Obama
Huckabee for Prez? Think again
September 30th, 2011
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee for Prez? Think again

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee shot down rumors Friday he was reconsidering a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, saying on Fox News Channel that the speculation was "news to him," and that he didn't think he would be able to muster a successful campaign.

"I do not see a path for me, either financially or organizationally," Huckabee said of a potential run.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
CNN, Republican Party of Florida plan January debate
September 30th, 2011
04:43 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN, Republican Party of Florida plan January debate

Washington (CNN) – The Republican Party of Florida and CNN announced Friday plans to hold a debate in late January 2012 that will allow the GOP candidates for president to make a last pitch to Florida voters before the state's primary.

"With the Florida Republican primary now scheduled for Jan. 31, that state's central role in helping Republicans choose a nominee is now secure," said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. "CNN is proud to present voters in Florida an opportunity to hear from the candidates one final time before they head to the polls."
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • Florida
Gingrich offers rare praise of Obama on killing of al Qaeda cleric
September 30th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich offers rare praise of Obama on killing of al Qaeda cleric

Ames, Iowa (CNN) - In a break from his anti-President Obama flame-throwing, Newt Gingrich used a campaign appearance Friday to offer rare public praise for the president on the killing of American-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

"We're going to take out Al Qaeda, the way they just did it in Yemen, where I do give the president credit," Gingrich said at a town hall at Iowa State University on Friday.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • President Obama • Terrorism
Liberal PAC endorses progressive candidates because "Electing Democrats is not enough"
September 30th, 2011
04:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Liberal PAC endorses progressive candidates because "Electing Democrats is not enough"

Washington (CNN) – The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a leading liberal political action group, on Friday endorsed three candidates in campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives.

"We saw over the last couple years that just electing 'Democrats' is not enough," the group said in the endorsement statement e-mailed to supporters on Friday, reaffirming their mission to help elect bold progressive candidates that will fight for liberal causes, most notably a public option clause in health care packages nationwide.
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Filed under: 2012 • House of Representatives
Sen. Reid's wife diagnosed with cancer
September 30th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Reid's wife diagnosed with cancer

Washington (CNN) - Landra Reid, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has been diagnosed with stage II breast cancer, according to a Senate democratic leadership aide.

The aide said Reid was receiving treatment, including chemotherapy, in Washington, DC.
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Romney officially on S.C. primary ballot
September 30th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney officially on S.C. primary ballot

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's White House run in South Carolina is official after his wife submitted the paperwork and the $35,000 required to get his name on the primary ballot.

Ann Romney delivered the papers to the state's GOP chairman in person and told a small group gathered at a Friday morning event in Columbia that her husband is "now going to be actively campaigning and participating" in South Carolina.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • South Carolina
New NH filing date turns up the heat
September 30th, 2011
12:42 PM ET
3 years ago

New NH filing date turns up the heat

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – For candidates still considering a presidential run there is a new, earlier deadline.

Presidential hopefuls wishing to compete in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary must file an intent to compete by Friday, Oct. 28, announced Secretary of State Bill Gardner Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire
Health care, other hot issues promise a landmark high court term
September 30th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Health care, other hot issues promise a landmark high court term

Washington (CNN) - One of the little-known prerogatives of the U.S. Supreme Court is the justices' discretion to refuse any case on the merits presented to them for review. Only one in 10 petitions actually gets accepted. But though the justices usually say no, when epic disputes arrive at the courthouse steps - by tradition and political reality - the nine members know they are powerless to turn away.

Think segregation. Think abortion. And now the latest divisive debate over the role of government: health care reform.

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Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
President Obama: Anwar al-Awlaki death is 'major blow' to al Qaeda
September 30th, 2011
12:06 PM ET
3 years ago

President Obama: Anwar al-Awlaki death is 'major blow' to al Qaeda

(CNN) - The death of Anwar al-Awlaki is a "major blow" to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and marks another milestone in the effort to defeat the terrorist network, President Barack Obama said Friday.

But the president cautioned that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula remains a "dangerous but weakened" threat that calls for continued vigilance on the part of the United States despite the death of Anwar al-Awlaki.


Filed under: President Obama • Terrorism
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